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Hello again, & ! 🤓

C'est moi! The evelynyap* that was on mastodon.cloud, who then moved to megadon.net, and then moved to mastodon.sandwich.net.

I now have my very own masto.evelynyap.com. 😊🙏

Thanks to the wonders of @mastohost, non techies like me can have an instance... sans the headache and nose bleed. ☝️😁

Getting vaccinated 

In a previous episode...

I was able to get registered* for but scheduling* was unavailable.

Now I get an email saying there are slots available... on Thursday. 😶 I can't do weekdays. I got weekday issues.

Will have to wait and hope that they announce a weekend or Monday morning schedule. 🙏

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Saw this posted at a bike group. It's a new place Biker's Bite. They put a long table outdoors where can stay on their and have a quick bite. With foot rests to give your legs a break and a holder under the table to help keep your bike upright. 😀

Good to see that it's not just Dunkin' doing bike-throughs and outdoor tables/seating designed with cyclists in mind. 👍

Unfortunately this one is several cities away. Nope. Not going there.

Out & about. A little brunch. 

I've been good so far.

Had some lettuce ✔️
and onions ✔️
3 slices of ham 🐖
2 slices of cheese 🧀
on a honey oat bun 🥖 ✔️
And... Coke. 😁

Okay, I lose points for the soda. 🤷 But at least I had some* !

Monday morning. The end of my* weekend.

Gloomy weather. ⛈️ No riding today. Will see about next weekend. Still hopeful, even though the report says scattered thunderstorms for the next 10 days. 🙄

We have a saying: "Libre ang mangarap." It's free (i.e. doesn't cost anything) to dream or hope.

Nothing urgent or important, but I'm stepping out. 🚶🏻‍♀️ Just for the sake of getting out. I'll get some chips and treat myself to some (takeout for eating later at tonight). 😋🍰☕

Weather matters 

I don't have a lot of faith in reports. I know... Weather is unpredictable as weather.

Today, morning* hours were expected to just be cloudy -- according to yesterday's AND this morning's reports. It's raining now.

For last week, reports said there'd be rain/thunderstorms all day, every day, the whole week. But Monday and Tuesday mornings were actually partly sunny. I could've planned for Monday differently.

Partly sunny vs thunderstorms.
BIG difference. 🤷‍♀️

@SolusSpider @JonYoder
Don't know about Thelio stuff, but I want that wiiiiiiide screen! 😲🖥️🖥️🖥️

(Nah, I don't have the desk space.)

7AM.

Well, perhaps me feeling chicken at 4AM and changing my mind about riding 8AM this morning was just to keep me out of the rain. Yup. It's raining now, even though today's weather report showed just overcast in the morning hours and rain in the afternoon.

Hopefully this means the afternoon will be better weather. 🙏 One can hope, right?

Beware: bike theft 

Yesterday I read a thread on local ' experiences. Many who posted were robbed of accessories like headlight, water bottle & holder, etc while they left their bike parked. Many places had no cctv. There was security staff nearby but they "saw nothing".

Today I read about an battery being stolen.

Then i remember my bike's vendor telling me how to remove the battery so I can take it with me, that it costs USD180. 😳

Now thinking of precautions... 🤔

(Tomorrow...) Today. 

It's 4AM-ish and I'm chickening out of my original plan to go out and in the morning. 😐

Now thinking I'll go in the afternoon instead. Hope the weather will be good and I actually go through with it. 😣

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Excellent graphic in De Volkskrant today. Who infects who? The top labels are Source, with unvaccinated on the left and vaccinated on the right, the side labels are Recipient, with vaccinated on top and unvaccinated on bottom.

Tomorrow... 

I hope the will be good enough tomorrow morning...
I hope I find a safe place where I won't be shooed away...
And I hope I'll be brave enough...
To go practice* riding my .
😶
🙏

And I end the week with an hour of (unpaid) overtime because one of the bosses decided to do a 2-hour call with me an hour before my work supposedly ends. Pretty sure I've mentioned in more than one occasion that my hours are 9-5. I even put it in my email signature!

The unpaid was not the worst part. It's itching to get off work and being stuck on a waaaaay too extended call, not knowing when it'll end. 😖

Getting vaccinated 

At the end of my very long weekend, Tuesday noon, I consulted with 1 of my doctors. I asked if I can get my while [the government] is still only catering to people under Group A. Doc says I belong to A3* and wrote me a medical certificate for it. 👍

Got myself registered* at the city vax website. But scheduling* is unavailable at the moment. 🤷‍♀️

Info says I'll be informed via .

At least I made some progress. I hope I get or some other .

I'm curious. I've seen two fairly new stores this weekend and they don't have the word in the store name anymore. Is Dunkin' no longer just Donuttin? 🤔

Out & about. Shoes. 

Was going to buy rubber . Ended up buying these woolies. Machine washable, it claims. Actually, I think any* sneakers can be washed. 🤔 Just put them in a net bag and throw them in the washing machine. 🤷‍♀️

Couldn't find a pair that I liked -- crazy colors, either too sporty or too pretty, or not in my size. Ended up buying these. I found it amusing that they're shoes as washable.

Wore them the last 2 hours of my errand day.

Sooooo soft and comfy!! 😊❤️

Long jitsi meet in the wee hours.
Some chores.
A little personal admin stuff.
Laundry.
Video editing.
Tired.
💤

Change of plans. Medical stuff. 

and I aren't meeting today. The rain is actually just a drizzle now. But we already decided to postpone.

A good thing actually, because in my hospital visit last week I forgot that I was also supposed to get an . 😬 So I'm doing that today and hopefully the results will be ready by Tuesday when I see the again.

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