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What Day is it Anyway? Monday, July 6th, 2020


My day today so far–3:15pm: 

I started the day once again with a stroll around the block with Alex. We only went out for about 40 minutes: we were back home by 7am. And here I was thinking the lack of summer camp would mean I could sleep in. HA! It’s great to get the exercise in when we can, though. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 30C (88F) by 8am, so no walk tomorrow.

At 11:00 I went to Best Buy to get Alex’s laptop fixed. The frame around the screen is coming off. It’s under warranty, so no problem with cost. But I had to wait outside in the sun for 30 minutes to get in. The man behind me was yelling at the poor girl at the door because more people were coming out than going in. They were only allowing 10 customers inside at once. The first time he complained that five people had come out but she’d only let one in, she told him thanks for letting her know. After that, she ignored him for the most part. The sixth person who came out–a woman with tattoos who was taking no shit–told him she had waited patiently for her turn when he told her it was okay for her to talk, she’d already been into the store. I felt so sorry for the girl at the door.

When I got to the front of the line and told her I was just there for the Geek Squad, she had to put me into another line, facing the one I’d been in, so facing the man who’d been behind me. He actually apologized to her, saying he understood but it was hot outside. Which was fine, until someone else came out of the store and she didn’t let him in right away. Of course, he started complaining again. I hope she did it on purpose.

I thanked her on the way out of the store. The crap people have to put up with from the entitled will never cease to boggle my mind.

My best friend, John, showed up as I got home to install another air conditioning unit in my upstairs bathroom window. That will make it nicer for sleeping. But to solve my issue of not being able to brain in the heat while trying to work, I emptied out my spare bedroom and cleaned off the desk so I can work downstairs. The room is on the north- and west-facing corner of the house and is surrounded by trees, so it’s nice and cool in here. I’m sitting on a broken office chair, but the seat is fine. I planned to try to keep this space wi-fi free, but I’ve broken that rule already writing this. AFTER this, though, no more wi-fi. I swear.

A week ago, I couldn’t even get into the room. It was (and still is, to an extent) the junk drawer of rooms. The bed is full of bags of my mother’s belongings that I moved out of the retirement home. Which might be just as well. I’m not tempted to lay down for a nap … That crack of dawn walk was a bit much.

Why I’m writing this post:

Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if you’d like to write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Let’s keep in touch!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

12 thoughts on “What Day is it Anyway? Monday, July 6th, 2020

  1. Yay for friends who can help make life easier, cooler!

    Rude people need to be on an island of their own, in the heat. They think theirs the only problem. I want to believe in Karma but that doesn’t explain why nice people have horrid things happen to them.

    I like your new office. It helps to have a designated place to work.

    I need wifi. I like to look up my ‘facts’ to makes sure they are that. But I can’t handle looking at the screen that much so I don’t spend time on the computer. I know people think I’m not friendly but I barely get my blog done and a few emails (35K behind!) But I try not to judge how few socks everyone else makes. ;-D


  2. This extreme heat is really not good for people’s manners. I think it fries the brain especially when you’re having to wear a mask. This time last year, who could have imagined that we’d be where we are? 😷😳


  3. Did you get the laptop sorted? Its the same here, long lines to get in everywhere! Glad the walk helped too!


  4. It’s soul sucking heat here in the high desert and promises to be more intense later in the week. Rearranging the townhouse here for maximum cool in work spaces, and working from the bedroom, something I said I would not do.
    My heart goes out to anyone having to work the front line of this coronovirus. People go surly so quick about being inconvenienced by safety measure responses to the Pandemic, right up until someone they know gets very sick or dies from Covid-19.
    Your post is a thoughtful slice of life piece Linda. Thank you. Stay safe, and stay cool.


  5. The temps are supposed to be in the high 90s today. I played outside with the dog early this morning, but no walk tonight.

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  6. I know the heat can get to us, but I hate seeing people take it out on the poor folks who are just doing their job. I’m sorry you had to deal with that and the heat. I hope you were able to get the laptop repaired.

    I am walking our dog earlier and earlier but it looks like you and Alex have us beat by about 10 minutes.

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  7. Don’t you need wi-fi to work? I’m sorry you had to deal with a rude person, in the heat, and that you had to go to an Apple store-hell in itself!

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    • I don’t need wi-fi to write or edit a book. It’s more of a distraction than anything.
      Thanks for the commiseration, Kim. At least the place wasn’t full of people. 😛 I hate that more than standing outside in the sun.

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      • Our Apple store is not only far away from my location, but it’s a pain in normal times. Speaking of standing in the heat, we were gonna go to the gun show a couple of weeks ago and the were only letting so many in at a time, the line wrapped around the building in the hot Texas sun…we left.


  8. I am with you on nasty people in queues they need a good bashing. Keep Smiling keeping sane 💜💜💜

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