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It's difficult to tell in Wales, because we have two season: Sog and Freeze.
Strangely, the sky has gone an odd shade of blue, and there is a big warm Yellow thing in it that I don't recognise. I'm assuming it's a Solar Coronavirus and am staying out of it's way ...
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Yes, we have had this blue sky with big warm yellow thing in the air since half march or so.
Being from Belgium it is very unusual since the two months preceding that simply offered the typical relentless eternal rain causing the usual widespread flooding of all low lying areas.
At the end of that wet period all of a sudden there were happy news flashes: yippee, ground water levels are back to normal again !!!.
Roughly 6 weeks of this blue sky with warm yellow ball thing later they are screaming blue murder again that water supplies will be extremely low this summer.
OK, so we have had two or three really dry summers in a row and maybe a third or fourth coming up. That only causes posing one question: why haven't all the blithering experts/politicians/leaders done anything in the mean time? Too busy maintaining their private swimming pools?
I am sure it could not all have been sorted in that sort of short time frame but at least something could have been started/initiated/suggested to alleviate some of the potential problems but no: simply maintaining business as usual is far easier. The usual total radio silence has happened, it just makes you wonder why on earth we have elected any of them.
A while ago, I was surprised to discover that my salt was way beyond the "Best Before" date - actually, by a couple of years! Hey, NaCl is NaCl - that won't change over years, will it??
Sure, old NaCl might be clumping. If you put it into liquids, that is no problem. Or you might give the clump a knock or two, then it is fine.
Right now, my salt is again beyond the "Best before" date, and the box is still half full. And I bought a new box. But that one is for being dried thoroughly, and then vacuum sealed to be stored in my basement for emergency purposes. Call it "prepping" if you like; I think keeping a sealed kilogram of salt in you basement is within reasonable limits. Next time I need to buy NaCl, I will get the pack from the basement and buy a new one to seal an put down there.
Working from home, I wall barefoot. When I have to leave the house for some reason, I would have to know which weekday it is. Maybe just so I can put on the right socks.
Honestly: If I put on new socks just to walk out to empty the mailbox, or even for a 15 minute ride to the grocery store, and take the socks off as soon as I am back in the house, I do not throw them into the wash after two minutes, or fifteen minutes, of use since they were washed the last time. I know that this might come as a shock in some cultures; nevertheless: There is no need to wash a piece of cloth only because it has been used for a brief period of time. Even if the wearer has been sweating: A brief rinse in plain water, and then hanging up the cloth to dry, is enough. Even hanging the cloth to dry in an airy place, without rinsing, is a zillion times better than throwing into the dirty clothes hamper for the bacteria to develop!
Walk barefoot when possible! Otherwise: Wear sandals, without socks, where possible. Otherwise: Wear sandals where possible. Otherwise: Kick off your shoes where possible.
It's my first day back to my part-time (2 Saturdays a month) job since the first week of March. It's a little quieter than usual, but still a lot of cars on the road. I think people are starting to lighten up and getting out. (maybe enjoying the cheap gas!)
As for myself, it's really the first day I've left the house (besides store trips) in a month and a half...it's nice to get away from the wife for a bit! Normally, she is only home 3-4 nights a week. Since this mess started, she is also working from home. Basically, I'm eating better than usual and have seen every episode of every show on HGTV. I'm also getting less work done after hours as she keeps adding to my honey-do list!