Tom Week – Squirrels and Errands

5/7/20 – Running Errands

According to spellcheck, it’s errands, not errants. Rode my bike to the post office, Walgreens and WalMart. Such a sense of accomplishment.

5/8/20 – Rainy Day

Finished my animation class today. Looking for a new, more advanced one. I still haven’t finished everything I want to do with the first program, but I’m going to have to learn a production-grade program eventually. So why wait.

The baby geese are getting huge.

5/9/20 – Writing Day

I spent most of the day working on the script and storyboard for my next animation. It’s the most complicated thing I’ve done so far. It’s hard work, but I’m loving it.

The park goes further downhill. The more people that arrive, the less attractive this park becomes.

5/10/20 – Sonic Mother’s Day

Picked up our favorite junk food within riding range for Mother’s Day supper. Pat loves Sonic’s tater tots. We are a family of simple tastes.

While in line I got stared at by the family in front of me. I was wearing a mask. They weren’t. Finally Dad says to me, “You don’t have to wear that mask anymore.” I said, “I’m going to wear it till people stop dying.” He then informed me that nobody has died of coronavirus in Mississippi. The woman behind the counter laughed out loud and read him the latest numbers off her smart phone. He did not believe either of us.

5/11/20 – Monday is Shopping Day

Another week, another trip to Kroger. They had bleach today! We don’t need bleach, but it’s good to see that they have it.

Thanks for the quarters Ann and Jenn.

I spent 4 hours today working on 1 minute of animation. It was worth it. Though that was just scene 1 of 6. Hard work and I’m loving it. This is what I was made to do.

5/12/20 – Flat Tire

The tires I use on my bike are almost indestructible, almost. As they age and wear the sidewalls get softer and can suffer cuts from thin sharp objects. That happened today. Of course, the tire has nearly two thousand miles on it, which is pretty good.

Of course, I had a spare tube, and some duct tape to block the tear from the inside. Got me home but it can’t be trusted. Ah well.

5/13/20 – Laundry Day

It’s been a while. Nice to have clean clothes again.


Author: Tom
Writer, cyclist, RVer, etc.