Day 768 – Sunday

Got more groceries.

I had wanted to go to Trader Joe’s to look for interesting cheese but they had a line to get in. The line is a good thing. It meant they were limiting the number of people in the store. And the line wasn’t closely packed.

So we drove over to a nearby Aldi’s and shopped there. No line and we know how the store works. We are trying to reduce the number of variables in our lives. It is unfortunate that going to the grocery store counts as an exciting outing. But I don’t want to end up in the hospital.

We also drove over to the airport. I’ve been planning a visit back to Sacramento and Chris suggested it might be instructive to visit the parking ramp there. At the terminal with Southwest there was only one floor of the parking structure open and it was only maybe 1/3 full. And really only part of that one floor was open. So basically no cars.

Then on a whim we drove over to the departures area, I parked and Chris waited in the car and I went in. 4 people with masks walking to the security area. One bored employee sitting by the door I came in. A few Southwest employees with masks waiting at the ticket counters. Maybe two customers over there. And the whole place was really quiet. It was a little unsettling.

We conclude that there are really no people taking plane flights right now. So when I fly to Sacramento, the plane will mostly be empty. So I bought my ticket.

The pork shoulder I braised last week isn’t as moist as I would like it. So I minced some pork, made some fresh pico de guilo (mince one onion, one tomato, one jalapeƱo, mince cilantro, add some lime juice), chopped avocado, and sour cream. It makes a really good salad.