Pandemic Journal, Day 458

Another hot day – not as hot as yesterday, but it didn’t get as cool overnight as it did Wednesday night, so we had to use the air conditioning earlier in the day. And, even though we raised the thermostat setting to 78 from 4-9pm, the A/C turned on several times during that period. It’s supposed to be a little cooler tomorrow; I hope so!

One of the projects that Toastmasters offers these days is “Create a Podcast”. You have to create at least an hour of content – each episode has to be at least 10 minutes long. I haven’t tackled that project yet, but one of my fellow club members, Priya, interviewed me for the first episode of her podcast. She took me to lunch today to thank me – it was the first time we’d met in person! She’s continuing to create episodes of the podcast even after finishing the project, so I think it was a success for her.

Despite the weather, Diane and I took our usual walks today – early in the morning and just before sundown. We took a little bit of a detour this morning to walk the length of Jacaranda Way (two blocks) and find out if there were any jacarandas there. There were two – here’s a photo of the nicer one.

Shabbat Shalom!