Tuesday. The day has started out bright and sunny, though cool. The temps outside are a brisk 28 (F). I find it funny that so many people regard this temperature as frigid, it isn't. Frigid is when we -5 (F). That's cold. We might get those temps once a year, or at least we used to, the last few years we've been trending towards much milder winters. Because this is happening slowly, many view these weather patterns as normal. In the grand scale of things, they indicate that in this part of the country things are warming up. Part of the problem is that people do not have very strong long term memories. These people are fine as long as they can go to a computer and look up last year's weather, but memory wise, when asked, they'll say the weather was warm without remembering any of the specifics. They don't remember if the temperature went below 0 (F). It didn't, at least not in my neck of the woods.
Retail yesterday was slow. I did manage to hit my goal of 2 measures for the week. A retired Registered Nurse is getting measure for both vinyl planks and blinds. She wasn't concerned about the cost. She didn't bat an eye when I told her the cost of one blind was going to be close to a thousand $$$. When she found out I had been in the Navy, she asked how my feet were. She specializes on veterans who suffer from foot neuropathy, mostly soldiers who served in Vietnam while the US was using Agent Orange. One of the multitude of problems that defoliant causes is nerve damage in the feet. I really feel bad for these seniors who served their country and now have problems simply walking.
I watched Leave the World Behind last evening, a new film playing on Netflix with Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali. It's a thriller about things going wrong, about people becoming allies, and a young girl's addiction to the TV show Friends. Some parts were very good, other parts were meant to make you ask questions, sometimes the latter work, and sometimes they don't. Here, I don't think they did, otherwise there wouldn't be people explaining the ending on YouTube.