Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 151

It was a good day to stay inside and do things.

No matter whether you chose to believe Amazon, Apple, Ecobee, or Ambient Weather, the high temperature here today was somewhere around 105F. It’s 9:30pm and it’s still about 85F outside; the California ISO has declared a Stage 3 Power Emergency (rolling blackouts). We’re not helping much – our A/C has been running since about 10am (we did turn it off for a while very early this morning and brought in as much “cool” air as we could with our whole-house fan and I hope to do the same thing tomorrow).

Dinner tonight was another experiment. We made Sheet Pan Cilantro Chicken and Kale from the Mercury News in our small broiler/oven. I’d say it was in the spirit of power conservation for today, but it’s what we’d’ve used anyway. It was tasty and easy to make (the hardest part was remembering to marinate the chicken in advance). We’d run out of cilantro, but Italian parsley worked; next time, I’ll try to have cilantro and see if we can tell the difference.

I finally got back to working on photo culling and editing, starting with the 2005 RPI Reunion (boy, I took a lot of pictures of buildings with no people in the frame), and ending with the first day of a three-week trip to the UK. Let’s see if I can maintain the momentum.

Shabbat Shalom!