Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day Thirty-Six

If it’s Tuesday, this must be Belgium shopping day – we made our weekly trip to Lunardi’s mid-afternoon, when it was reasonably uncrowded. More customers were wearing masks than last week, but there were still a few going around with bare faces.

And since it was Tuesday, it was also Xfinity day – this week, I returned the cable modem I’d picked up last Tuesday, still shrink-wrapped. I was hoping to return it via UPS, but couldn’t print a label because Xfinity’s website didn’t show it as a device on my account (maybe because I never activated it); in the event, I think I spent less time interacting with the greeter at Xfinity who took the modem and came back a minute later to hand me a receipt than I would have had to spend at UPS getting them to package up the modem.

And since it was Tuesday, it also was pick-up-a-take-and-bake-pizza day; once more, we got it at Tony & Alba’s, again with nearly no interaction.

And since it was Tuesday, we had our Trivial Zoom session; Khartoum’s quizmaster sends us old trivia scripts each week and we go through them. It’s not quite the same as being there, but the beer is cheaper.