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Sancho II



   The above is Sancho, caught one day last August during the day sleeping on an upper beam in my garage.

   After catching him that day he stopped sleeping in the garage during the day, and I've only caught fleeting glances of him in the yard at night and/or heard him gallumphing on the roof. I know he's been in hte habit of visiting the garage at night though, he has a habit of overturning things and I dare not leave any honey in there unless its in a very secure container. It was a slight mystery how he was getting in as, while there's many gaps in teh construction of the garage, none looked as big as him.


   Yesterday I noticed the fly screen I'd put against the slat windows had come down so I stapled it back up.

   Last night I was just finishing a lot of honey bottling on filtering, so I was sitting quietly waiting for the lat bit of honey to drain from one container into and through a filter into another. Suddenly I heard some commotion on the wall and I looked up just in time to see Sancho emerge through the missing slat and appear very confused to find the fly screen blocking his entrance. He tried pressed his little hands against it and snuffing at first the right side and then the left and then the bottom edge, and then finally he saw me and froze.

   We were locked in a staring contest for several minutes before I finally said "Hi Sancho" and he quickly made he egress back out the missing slat.




   In other news, Cristina's hospital has their first coronavirus patient. I don't really trust the stats releasted by the Venezuelan governmentA, but they do show relatively few cases until mid-May when cases just take off.

   In Australia the number of new coronavirus cases per day, which had dropped down to as low as 2 and I think we may have had a day with no new cases, has crept back up to around 20 per day. The number of active cases hit it's lowest number since this began on June 14th at 380, but has been rising every day since then. Currently at 429.

   And of course in the United States new cases per day hd never gone down but had sort of plateaued, and are now on a steep climb again. People are blaming a vague "people" for thinking it had gone away but I definitely noticed specifically the one American paper I had been checking daily for it's coronavirus reports, the New York Times, had pretty much discontinued its daily graphs and stat postnig a month ago. So I feel like the media is at least to blame as anything for allownig people to become complacent and mistakenly think it was over. US currently has 367 deaths per million, now 7th-worst of major countries, down from 14th where it had been for the longest time. Belgium is still among the highest and I still hardly ever hear anything about Belgium.

   Those in the know keep saying this is "not the second wave, but still the first wave" but I wonder if maybe it IS the second wave just on top of the first wave because the first wave never ended, or is that not how waves work?



   My friend Casey made the above (using this for the actually happening data) and then it went viral and as of most recently I checked has 40,000 shares. He was a bit floored by it and remarked that even though he works as a college lecturer, this one graph he randomly made has reached more people than he has in all his years of teaching.

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