Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day Twenty

I knew it was going to be a different kind of day today when I went out to pick up the papers and the Merc was squishy, despite being packed in a plastic bag. In normal times, I would have called for a replacement; today, I just found places to spread the paper out and let it dry.

We made our usual run to the Farmer’s Market for fish, but it was raining too much to take a long walk; instead, we drove to Nob Hill and picked up some necessities (wearing masks, of course).

We had hoped to watch City Lights’s production of Coded and I still might, but the audio was too hard to understand on our TV (maybe headphones would help). Instead, we watched the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors (available to Thursday, April 9) – since it was recorded for presentation in movie theaters (excuse me, cinemas), the audio was clear and pellucid, and the humor (excuse me, humour) was broad and welcome. We haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

And the rains paused for a while after dinner, so we managed one decent walk for the day – all told, not a bad day!