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This is yesterday’s Quarantine Diary report:

It took about one hour per side to stain these fence panels and it's what I did all day yesterday. When I was finally done, I thanked my painting clothes for their service.

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You might consider hiring yourself out — that is if your periwinkle muscle can handle it.

MB and Len: What will happen if your Gov has to reopen and people are afraid to go to work? What a mess this piecemealing it is! Saw the President briefly at a press conference yesterday, a brief press conference, and, in my Nana’s words, “My dear, he didn’t look at ALL well.” I hope it’s just stress and exhaustion. Quarantinedly, Sedgwick
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This deserves more of an answer than I have. None of us know what will happen. Remember the poster from our youth; "What if they had a war and no one came?" What if they have an economy and no one will attend it? The bar rats were out - they literally packed popular bars within ONE-HALF HOUR of the supreme court ruling. The Wisconsin Bar Association sent out an email. Funny how they had that together in under an hour but we couldn't inform people about Covid for months - and we still are doing a piss poor job of it. If a person doesn't seek out good info - then the info they get is not complete nor even always correct. I am curious how long nurses and doctors will "heroically" save the lives of Covid patients who obtain the disease by going to bars and parties and "protests." I'd not be serene about risking everything I am and my family, too, for humans who put themselves in harms way for no essential reason.

You accomplished a whole lot more than I did yesterday which consisted of a short bike ride and a couple garden things... Thought of cleaning the house but who's going to see it... Thanks Covid "Mañana"

Great job! Can't wait to see them:)

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Advent Light Post 12-4-2020

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I received this (above) lovely photo from Susan W of an old-fashioned city lamp seen through trees at night.

It made me recall the pix Karen P sent of her son and daughter-in-law at their wedding a few years ago. They lit and sailed paper lanterns propelled by small candles which (hopefully) flickered out when they flew high enough.

Which of course, reminded me of the paper lanterns at my kids’ wedding.

I don’t walk around noticing spheres and globes, but the image is just unusual enough to bring similar images to mind.

Advent Light Post 12/3/2020

The photo is Karen P's mom, Joan, who has been in quarantine in an assisted living residence since March. Her birthday party was a few months before all this began. Light for hope. Hope for light.

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Yesterday I wrote “I liked figuring out the best way to position my stance in order to frame whatever it was I wanted to focus on.”

Point of View. 

Advent Light Post 12/2/2020

Len has been taking photos since he was a college newspaper reporter/photographer; (University of Chicago and University of Calgary). He has photos that he took from Willis (it was Sears then) Tower while it was under construction. Len had a journalist pass so he called to see if he could “do a story” and they didn’t ask if he was 20 yet, so he got the gig. When (if) he finds those photos, I will put some here.

As long as I have known him, Len has owned a camera. I think we are now on #3. He brought to our marriage the tripod that he still uses.

Advent Light Post 12/1/2020

(The photo is of headlights making a dotted line on the cemetery fence.) 

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Oh that morning! Len drove us like crazy across Chicago to the hospital where we would birth our first child.  It was a very clear, very cold December morning, kind of like what’s outside my window right now. 

That same evening I was wheelchaired back out of that hospital. When the lobby doors slid open, the world had become night and the driveway vapor lights lit a blizzard of whirling snow.

It was a completely different world. Yes it was.

Advent Light Post 11/30/2020

Today is Len’s birthday and to celebrate being born on the last day of November in the upper Midwest, he is out on his bike right now. It’s spitting snow, there are 20-30mph winds, and the real-feel temp is 20. He has on both pairs of his bicycling pants. He also has a slice of pumpkin raisin Bundt cake (hmmm, I wonder who baked that) in his bike’s little trunk. 

Happy Birthday to the kind of guy who, when a girl invites him to attend the Sunday school class she teaches - comes to that Sunday school class. A rare man, indeed. 

Advent Light 11/28/2020

Tomorrow, Sunday, is the first Sunday of Advent. 

So first of all, like I said before, I’m preaching. I think you can listen to the whole service starting at 9:30AM, if you go to https://www.uniteduuc.org/ .  There is usually a link there that you have to click, when you click it, it says something about YouTube, so click that link, too. Otherwise, by Monday (maybe earlier, I don’t know who does this or when) it will show up on YouTube at United Unitarian Universalist, Waukesha, and my name.

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