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mk  ·  198 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yearly Hubski Check In.

I am still here, of course.

I have been working from home. Tonight I have a web presentation to 100 doctors. We drove to Florida last week and spent it with my mom, her husband, and my brother's family. My wife and I have our second vaccination this week, the other adults had both. We didn't go out, except masked to grocery shop. Florida is ridiculous. About 70% of the people don't wear masks indoors.

I am working on a painting for a cousin who made me a frame. He wants a fantasy landscape. This is where I am at:

Things are really pretty good. But, I feel that life is fragile. A friend of mine died last week in an accident. He was young, and left a wife and three children.

I like that we have a president that doesn't complain all the time. It feels good to focus less on politics. I want to move to the countryside, but my wife likes the small city life we have.

I painted/added a funny driver figure to the rc car I built.

Still working on Hubski image hosting.

b_b  ·  198 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Where were you? I'm in Miami right now, and I am surprised by how compliant the place is, especially considering the horrorshow that is Miami Beach, according to the news. We went to dinner and went out drinking, and everything was outdoors, spaced out, and well-masked. I was pleasantly surprised.

Painting is incredible, by the way. You always do good work, but that has to be one of my favorites you've shared here.

mk  ·  198 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Panama City. That might be the reason. Good to hear that the entire state isn't like that. As a matter of fact, probably 2/3 of the people I saw weren't locals.

    Painting is incredible, by the way. You always do good work, but that has to be one of my favorites you've shared here.

Thanks. That surprises me. I have been very non-commital in my process with this one. Maybe I should try to preserve that.

My brother just bought me a talking Bob Ross bobblehead that I put next to my easel. Last night I listened to a couple of Ross affirmations before getting to it. I think Bob completed the cycle and ascended to Nirvana.

goldbludgeon  ·  198 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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b_b  ·  198 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm at the airport now and there are a lot of chin diapers on display.

thenewgreen  ·  197 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The painting looks great! I have been rocked by his death too. There have been moments when I thought to myself, "I'd like to ask him a question," and I forget he is dead. His poor kids. He was a really good father. He genuinely loved spending time with them. Couldn't agree more re the President too. It's nice to not be bombarded by constant bombast and negativity. Funny re the countryside. I too have thought that this would be nice. This quarantine has shown me how much I enjoy being at home. The older I get, the less I need a city. Certainly not to live in. I would love a few acres and a lake.