SL 803

I’ve had back-to-back phone and zoom calls for the past couple of days. I’m just coming up for air before I have to deal with dinner (potato-leek soup) and with an Anderson window salesman at 7:30.

Most of the phone calls today were with teachers and education advocates as part of a research project for an education website. I got fairly surprising answers to my questions about silver linings for virtual education. I just need to figure out how I’m going to mold all this information.

The rest of the phone calls revolved around setting up Ian with a full set of tests with the Yale Child Study Team next month. Will our insurance company cover the $6,000 price tag? Probably not, but we’re still going to fill out the damn paperwork.

So, here are some links to random stuff:

Ian’s video game of the week? Fallout 4.

Now that he no longer has a daily three-hour commute, Steve’s finding a new life. He’s running again (necessitating a new Fitbit) and volunteering with the local historical society.

We continue to move furniture around our office to make it work for both of us. We still have a guest daybed in there, but its days are numbered. I think it’s time for me to invest in some better video conference lighting.

I am not handling the news about Eddie Van Halen very well.

Don’t forget to watch the debate tonight. I would say that there’s a 50/50 chance that Harris will end up as president in the next couple of years.

I’ve been stumbling across loads of pre-1800 books lately. This weekend, I bought about 80 antique books for $100. I think I can turn them around for about $5,000-$10,000. I have so many very old books that I need to buy more bookcases and set up special dehumidifiers for the basement. Do you guys want to know more about this hobby? More show and tell?