Remember the Day at the Lake.

Yes, it was way back in 2019, when we went out to the lake, not a care in the world, no masks, no fear of the  COVI-19 infection, just the cool breeze of the outdoor air and the feel of the warm lake sand between my toes. It was magical. The very beautiful women wearing their bathing suite covered in sand. the 2020 bummer summer has taken all that away. Only memories and old photographs left in the archives remind us that those days did exists.  Sigh.

August 2020 is so cold, I say blah, blah, blah…, to the threat of global warming, for 2020 anyway. Now crowds flock to the lake, fearing arrest as the Sun Worshiper humans begs for a normal summer, and the Government slowly takes our freedoms away with COVID -19 protocalls. All we want is a taste of a normal day, that is all, just a day where we can be free if infections. Gone are the walks along the beaches, with the sounds of children playing in the waves of water-gone. 

Under the Radish Tree I sit.

It has been said that due to our greed, arrogance, and stupidity, our weather climate had changed to the point that we are now experiencing one of the coolest summers in living memory. Yesterday, when I got home from my work, there, my radishes were fully submerged in water from the latest weather system covering the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada, My efforts included cutting hold on the bottom of the pots, to prevent water from accumulating, but I never anticipated the volume of water falling from the sky to be like this. Like a mirror, reflecting the sky, and under the surface, were rows of Radishes drowning. This is truly the year of the Bummer Summer.

The above image is my patio, with my tomatoes and radishes, covered in water from the rains.

Well, I’m not going to waste time and effort bashing government and the people’s ideology on capitalism from the perspective of climate change. I fear my blog host would find that ton too welcoming. It is ironic that the further South you go, the hotter and dryer it gets. Sure they get more Sun, but so extreme. At both ends of the scale, I am O Kay with the rain and cool temperatures. I look at the land they call California, USA, and smile, because we are connected by the same oecan, and mountain range, yet so different weather patterns.

All but my poor radishes love the rain like this. Maybe the solution is more holes?

Hart of a Plant

With days left in Spring 2020, I thought I would share this with you. Yes, this my own plant in my own garden, something I wanted for many years now, and only now became obtainable for me. This was one of the first plants I planted in my back yard. I am stoked about this. It is going to look so cool there. AND NO ONE CAN CUT IT DOWN, unless you want to see my lawyer. *super evil grin*

Onto other news, I started the new medication on Thursday. OK, I now pee a lot, dizziness, sore legs, are now part of my day, I hope this makes my life easier. Going to work was a bit of a challenge, as I was amazed I got through the day. I tried to sleep in this morning, but need to pee was greater. The reason why I am torturing myself with this, is, For a year, I have been dealing with huge diarrhea from my last medication, so pleated to get this changed, yes money is part of the story, I was willing to submit if it meant keeping money out of the local economy. Any way, I am happy with this, in a sick and twisted way.

Taxes are up. More money to be kept out of the CVID-19 Economy. I’ve started my money and cost roll-backs for this year, I’m sorry private business owners and restaurants in my local circle, but our leaders need to be paid too for their mismanagement, and careless governing. So you have heard that our previous BC Government lost a Court Challenge for under funding the French Schools, and now had to pay that money back, The CON. party, needs to be sued as well, for their misguided ideology, and cost the tax payers even more. Do you see the symmetry here?

Well I need to start my Saturday. I have chores that need my attention. I wish you all a great and wonderful weekend.

AN ode to the Spelling Nazi

I just love how some people jump at the opportunity to check mistakes and offer criticism on grammar and spelling, yet they themselves most often carry their own bad luggage in their back side. Sure it is easy to criticize, but they never offer criticism to the writing itself, or anyone who is making the effort to write. I just went through a ten email exchange of someone who had the nerve to call me a xenophobe. and yes I admit the mistake of further adding to my friend’s Diatribe, when I said, I have no fear of the xylophone, in fact I played one while in High School. That just started the fire which turned into a full on storm, and I was left the choice of doing one of two things: Either ignore the comments after that, or fight the cause. I chose to stay and fight.

I went through my writings meticulously, saw the error, a type”O, and quietly corrected it. I then thanked the person, taking the moral high ground, which did not stop the barrage of the next eight emails within an hour, from my Nazi critic. On and on it went, it even went down to the choice of words I used in my blog post; grammar; and how I hyphenated a group of words; and the content. The worse part of this, was that it was all based on a old post from 2019. I counted the words the spelling Nazi wrote to tell me all of this: a whopping three thousands words, perfectly spell checked, and formatted: who has that kind of time?

Looking back, I will just ignore all the Nazis if they are anonymous, and continue on writing in my Blog. If I know the person, I will do private exchanges, and leave it at that.

Yes, it had been that kind of weekend. Thank you.

One More Week To Go of Self Isolation

Tick, tick, tick, the clock goes, as I wait from my little corner of the universe to go back to normal. Since getting out of the hospital, I’m feeling about ninety per cent normal, my throat hurts still, but other than that, the rest of me feels back to normal. My orders from the good doctor was fourteen days, of self isolation. It is not like I’m watch the clock, but I am counting the hours going by.

I’m starting to develop some bad habits too. Like sleeping in, something I wanted to avoid.  Keeping the rhythm of the day going is important for me, but my daily routine is broken. My 5:00am Starts are now 8:00am wake-ups. And with one more week to isolate, it maybe a supper challenge to get myself back on track so when I can return back to my job. Funny, a couple of months ago, this would have been a dream come true, to get two weeks off like this, now, it is a drag.

A short Drive to the Lake–The Back Road Way.

With the Pandemic in full swing, the Government has shut everything down: Parks, Trails, any Recreational sites. So we took the Long Way Around, to the lake.

The funny thing was, we were not the only ones with this awesome idea. We met a dozen people at the boat lunch, and countless more playing in the water. Two things were wrong here, First, it is April, and the kids were playing in the lake wearing their bathing suite? Second, I guess social Distancing has been thrown out as the Sun Worshipers, were in full swing, collecting the Rays on their bodies.  Of course we did not do any of that, staying on the shore, but we did enjoy the freakishly warm April weather too–just fully clothed.

Then we drove home, such a summer like day, nice to drive with the windows down. Then as we left the lake, and we went out out Old Remo, my old neighborhood. That was an awesome drive as well, the smell of spring everywhere. I love this time of year. I hope it last for a long time.

So, I guess if you ignore everything around you–it does not exist? Then ignorance is bliss? Stay clean from COVID-19.

The New Normal

It looks like everyone around me are settling in to the new social rules, of social distancing. At my work, anyway, I cannot say much for the people in town, as some feel they are inadvisable to the COVID-19. We will wait and see, as the streets are cleaned.

My artistic rendition of the COVID 19 Version 2.

My work is totally getting more weird, as each day goes by. Our normal operation are at a crawl, as we are still deemed an essential service, so my regular duties have changed. I am slowly adapting to these changes.

My home life has changed too. I’m staying at home, with nothing to do, accept watch TV. Even that gets old. I will manage.

There is that phone, I can reach out to my friends that way. at least the Bills are getting paid and the phone still works. I wanted an hair cut, but of course, all of the hair shops are closed down. So I bought a DTY device that can cut my hair at home by my self. That was hard to find in the store, as many were others were thinking the same thing as me, so the Store Shelves were bare and sold out. But I did get one.

When will this madness end? Anyway stay clean, and healthy.

Still Clean from COVID-19

I’m happy to report that I’m still clean from the COVID-19 Virus, as far as I know. my work,  had been deemed an essential service. So cash flow is not a problem today either. In all Situation Normal, Just Super slow, and I am so grateful to have a good job. Yes, there are so many that I know who are now unemployed, or have had their hours cut back to reflect the Social and economic world we live in today. 

AN Artistic Representation of the Corona virus.

Tomorrow Monday Morning, I go into work, It will be a long day, as I’m by myself, if I’m lucky, I may see five people, of whom I will have contact with. Other than that, I may see the odd Truck Driver, so my risk is fairly low. But my work is a far cry from what it used to be.

So please stay clean from COVID-19.

 

Spring at Last!

We made it!

Spring at last, it a long and brutal winter here in the Pacific North West. It was cold with lots of snow. Glad to see it melting away. I was thinking how much 2019 sucked for me, but 2020 is a close contender, and the year is only three months old. With the plague upon us, what my work colleagues call it, this had been a crappy spring so far.

Also with yesterday, being the spring equinox, this means the days are now longer than the nights. Good news, after the times change, which I hope our government will abolish soon.  because changing time sucks. To celibate  the day, I bought a lawn chair, to help soak up the Sun with. The last few days here have been awesome with the sunshine.

Living up here, practicing the social distancing due to the COVID-19. Unreal how this is affecting our daily routines, now. With a spars population here in the North, it is not hard to keep away from people in general–it is natural to keep away from others.

Glad that I have my job, and I am still able to work through all of this. So I have some income, which for some who are laid-off because of the virus- I feel for you. I have somewhat guaranteed employment through all of this. Less stress, as I hear that people are having troubles with the Government’s promise of Mortgage de-furls, I never rely on Government, as they are lairs and people at the top want to keep the free money-and not hand it down.

Needless to say, the warmer weather is upon us now. Maybe I’ll get a chance to go out with my camera, and shoot landscapes shots of spring. Happy Spring Everyone, and stay healthy.

Another Rant on Time

This Post is for Dan. My rant on the up coming time change, as North America switches the Clocks this coming weekend, and moving  them ahead one hour in the name of day light savings. If you read my blog from years ago, you will no doubt have come across, other passages on how much I hate the changing of time. Wishing I lived where they don’t change their clocks, but that is not possible for me at this time. I am not looking forward to this upcoming change.

This was created for the sole purpose of increasing productivity for workers back over a century ago when the light bubs had not yet been in full use. Well, guess what, we now have lights, electrics ones, where we can work 24 hours per day if we choose to. So why do we still practice this archaic changing of the clocks twice a year?

And why do have some jurisdictions that do not fall for this? While the majority people around the world still do?

The argument of changing the clocks is like talking to members of the Flat Earth Society. 

The Sum of all this changing, is the myth of commerce. There are presidents and Prim Ministers who believe that their poor lie tax payers will suffer if we stop changing the clocks, and if we have one country that is not going to do it, then that would bed for business. Sadly, this is just poor leadership, and misguided leading. There are greater powers than Tax Payers, they are called voters, assuming you live in a fair and democratic country. IF you live in the dictatorship, then you can vote with your money, or try and move.

The world is not perfect, and our days are not even. We still need “leap years” to fix these short coming. But there is nothing to fix regarding our day, and it’s hours. Most people do not know how modern day time keeping came to be, or why the noon time is where it is today. Hint:If you like trains, planes and automobiles then you are getting warm. High Noon or 12:00pm is 10 minutes late where I live when compared to the Sun’s position in the sky.

I do not want to spend a tonne of time on this, so I will leave it here. enjoy the time change. I hope it is the last one for Western Canada.