Saturday, August 1, 2020
40% productivity increase.
Fans whirring away. Our electricity bills going through the roof. Well above 40 again. Thankfully, the cool tiles and thick walls downstairs moderate the hallway heat to a much more manageable 18 degrees. This is where Sophie spends much of her day.
The sun is quite ferocious. The village deserted. Sophie finds some air dried fox poo on the grass by the war memorial. Our morning walk comes to a complete halt while this is savoured.
At the cafe with the good croissants Sophie is greeted by the gentlemen from the council sanitation department. It's a special sort of dog who is known by name by the refuse collectors. How chic is that ! Kardashians, weep !
While waiting for our order Sophie and Angus put the world to rights. The waitress bring a bowl of water with an ice cube. This week we have learnt two new names - Louie Gohmert and Stella Immanuel. Sophie is not massively taken with either.
Yesterday 'The Font' goes to see the doctor to get the results of the scan. The appointment is for two pm. At three pm 'The Font' speaks to the receptionist. The doctor is 'running four hours late' and still seeing the morning patients. A new appointment is rescheduled. A hastily arranged alternative. The scan results are e-mailed to London and within 20 minutes an online consultation arranged with a UK specialist. All is good but head bangs can take a surprisingly long time to heal. The specialist says that he now does 90% of his consultations - both NHS and private - on line . His productivity has increased by 40% as 'no shows' don't exist. This enables his scheduling to be much more flexible. This in turn works to our advantage.
Hot morning music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfvT0xheCsA
Surprising longevity : https://neddonovan.substack.com/p/why-does-monaco-exist
Good news : https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/30/a-huge-experiment-how-the-world-made-so-much-progress-on-a-covid-19-vaccine-so-fast/
Something I didn't know : https://social.mbl.edu/researchers-figure-out-how-to-genetically-alter-squid-shots-health-news-npr