The complex was spared the latest power shutoff, but I gotta tell you … the constant threats are draining and, with all the pandemic rules and regulations, I've had just about enough.
These outages and planned outages are beginning to read as just more bureaucratic bull manure, rather than necessary fire prevention measures.
At any rate, the wind is here to stay, so I guess the power company will soon be threatening us again.
Speaking of pandemic rules and regulations, we’re already under a curfew but, come Monday, we’ll also be under a Mandatory Stay At Home Order.
The curfew is not a problem for me. I’m always in by 4:00 — because that’s Judge Judy time and, no matter where I am, no matter what I’m doing, it’s imperative that I’m back at the complex in time for Judy.
Though I’m up around 6:30 a.m., I rarely head out for any reason until 11:00, so my days fit easily into curfew hours.
As for this Stay At Home Order — taking effect Monday, to remain in effect until the 21st of December, that may slow my roll because I might not be able to drive out of the area to mall walk.
We already have that mall
by Krispy Kreme closed to walkers and fearing, come Monday, the mall by those
fancy apartments will become closed to walkers, I suited up and drove over to
complete my latest and last 5K of the year.
I’ve wanted to participate in this race for years — because participants dress up like Santa, and you long time readers know how I love cosplay.
What stopped me from registering before was the hassle of driving to San Diego, the luggage, a hotel, figuring out how to feed my sensitive gut. So, this opportunity to participate virtually was right up my alley.
I registered early, received my race package early and was waiting for December, as official race day doesn’t begin until December 1.
But, with this latest Stay at Home Order, I didn’t want to take any chances on not being able to drive out of the area and mall walk, so off I went.
The mall was crazy busy.
So crazy busy that you’d not even know we were in a pandemic.
Restaurants were doing a brisk business, there were lines outside HLM, Lululemon, et al., and there was so much traffic coming into the mall that security began blocking off the main streets and directing traffic.
Crowded sidewalks really slowed me down so, after initially forging my way through the throngs to see if a Christmas tree had been erected in it's usual place this year, I headed away from the crowds, to the farthest parking lots to walk and loop around the outside perimeter of the mall.
Before heading away
from the throngs, I managed a few photos of mall decorations.
Later, at home, I dug into the swag bag and tried on the Santa beard and hat.
More appropriate Santa.