There are three what appear to be yearling trumpeter swans cruising the open water on our lake.
I don’t remember ever seeing trumpeters before.
Also one Canada goose.
Have seen way too many of those over the years.
Far too early for the loons.
Loons typically arrive the day after the ice is gone.
Apparently loons send a scout ahead to confirm their reservations on our lake.
I was premature when I said last Saturday that I was recovered from the upper respiratory thing I had.
Spent a good share of the past week in bed.
Perhaps just lazy, but more likely taking longer to recover than previously thought.
Definitely not covid-19, though.
One case reported in Wisconsin, but it was in or near Madison, a four-plus-hour drive away.
Elder Son, the family practice doc with a master’s degree in epidemiology, told us last week that we should plan to hunker down at home for a month or so if the coronavirus appears to have spread to our area.
He was pre-echoing what the news media said later in the week.
We are now the proud possessors of a six-week supply of toilet paper.
Still need to acquire a few more bottles of generic Robussin.
And cough lozenges.
We have gone through quite of bit of those last two items in the past couple weeks.
Hoping we can rely on Chewie.com for cat and dog food and litter.
Smokey already has six (6!) bags of dog treats.
Also hoping we can rely on Amazon Prime for any other necessities that we forgot to stockpile.
What exactly are “pre-existing health conditions”?
When one reaches our age, one is most certainly going to have “pre-existing health conditions”.
Does high blood pressure count?
How about high cholesterol?
Type 2 diabetes? Stage 4 kidney disease? Eczema?
No pulmonary problems, though.
I think we are good for another month or two.
Younger Son decided a few weeks ago to spend a long weekend in New York City just for fun.