Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day Twenty-Eight

Has it been four weeks already? Time flies when you’re not going anywhere!

We had lots of calls today, starting with our son bright and early at 8:30am (his lunchtime) and ending with a Toastmasters meeting on Zoom ending at 8:45pm. And we managed to walk, too.

My computer migration continues – I’ve made a backup on USB disk and it seems to work; I tried using an old backup disk (Firewire/USB 2.0) but I couldn’t make the new laptop see it at all – now I’m running it through a 7-pass erasure so I can throw it away safely.

And this evening, I’m having severe Internet problems – it comes and it goes, and even when it’s here, it’s not very fast (except when it is). During my Toastmasters meeting, Zoom did a great job of preserving the audio, but I was lucky if I got a frame of video every other second. I’ve rebooted my router, cable modem, and switches with no joy; I’m going to let it sit overnight before trying to contact Xfinity.

It’s always something!