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Sump

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March 30, 2020. A sump is a hole in a basement to catch water. You use a sump pump to remove that water. When the sump pump fails, you get basement water. When it happens during a pandemic, nobody responds to your calls. This little Canadian Tire replacement burned out after a few hours. https://flic.kr/p/2iKoxMd

Feeding

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March 28, 2020. First thing this morning we took the kittens for their booster shots. Then I cleaned out the bird feeder and stocked it up again. Also, we went into the city for prescriptions. Also, went to the Pet Valu for kitten toys and scratch pads. And we went on a milk run. The rest of the time I spent in my home office working. As I wrote on Mastodon, it felt like a work day today. https://flic.kr/p/2iJUgeC

Whissell Creek

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March 27, 2020. I took a short lunch-hour ride to St.Albert and back; this is Whissell Creek where it crosses Guerin Road just north of St. Albert. Spent some time this morning documenting my Covid-related work for the purpose of obtaining proper time codes; spent the afternoon doing said work. https://flic.kr/p/2iJRsgv

Home Depot

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March 16. 2019. Logged on this morning to a 'president needs this by noon' moment. A few meetings and it's all sorted with a good result. I like that we can deliver on a dime when we need to. Took a quick run into the Home Depot for furnace filters and bird seed. That plus the usual online work was my day. https://flic.kr/p/2iJBEZd

Eagle

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March 25, 2020. I took this mid-afternoon by the Nation River just outside Casselman on lunch-hour bike ride. Until this point I was planning to talk about the tens of thousands of geese I saw along the way. https://flic.kr/p/2iHJxJ8

Bird in a Bush

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March 24, 2020. It just figures that the day I removed the snow tires it snowed all day. This is the day after, with the bird feeder newly popular again. Another day spent working at home (is there any other kind?) - three meetings, and more Covid course review work. https://flic.kr/p/2iHx4gV

The Empty Dealership

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March 23, 2020. I took the car in for servicing and a tire change today (not optional when you live in the country), working from their guest area (better wifi than I have at home). They are practicing social distancing, and sanitizing surfaces, and everything else you need to do. Stopped for gas on the way home; they have a big plastic sheet protecting the clerk (great!) but no way to not touch the nozzle hundreds have touched before. https://flic.kr/p/2iH52mS