So we’re not homicidal yet and I suppose that’s good

I hope you’re all doing well. It’s been a longer day than usual and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Longer days seem to slow life down a bit and I’m okay with that.

We’re still hanging in there and so far, none of us are overtly homicidal yet. That’s always a good thing, right? Of course it is.

Anyway, first some housekeeping things. The podcast episode for this week will air Friday afternoon-ish. The audio is mixed and uploaded, I’m just needing to finish the artwork and show notes. I’m too tired to get that all done tonight.

I’ll give you a quick rundown of the this week’s episode. I speak with Aaron Shute from Brain Power. They are using Google Glass and augmented reality to help kids and adults with Autism, better navigate the world. It’s pretty amazing. It’s very expensive but they have mostly worked with school systems. Since COVID19, they’re making some changes to their business model that will allow them to work directly with parents.

You’ll learn more about this when the show airs.

The boys and I spent some time working in the yard today. Gavin’s very hesitant to leave the house and I don’t blame him. The latest info about COVID19 suggests that it’s far more contagious and easily spread than previously thought. Assuming this is correct, we may have to adjust our lives even more in response.

The boys entertained themselves by digging for things in the back of our yard.

That’s said, he did join us outside for a little while today. We all needed some sun and it’s safe to spend some time out in the yard, as long as we aren’t approached by anyone, which can sometimes happen.

We worked on the yard and made some decent progress. It’s been neglected and it’s going to take some effort to get things back in order.

One of the things I’m thinking about doing is looking at one of those portable fire pits. They’re made of metal and sometimes sit above the ground. The idea is that you have have a fire in a safe, controlled way. Locally, we have to register any type of outdoor fire, unless it’s contain in one of these fire pit things.

The boys love summer bonfires and I thought this might be a nice way of being able to do this on impulse, without having to schedule with the city and seek a permit.

It’s not a huge priority at the moment but it’s on my radar. I want to find things we can do outside, in a safe, controlled, socially isolated way.

As for right now, I’m exhausted and about ready to pass out. I need a good night’s sleep because I’m a bit disheveled anymore.

I wish you all the best. Please stay safe.

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