Saturday by the numbers

2020 remains the shittiest year ever, with very few exceptions.

The US has registered over 10 million COVID-19 cases so far. Informally, that’s more like 20-30M cases, given our deplorable testing program.

The US 7-day moving average for new COVID cases surpassed 100K for the first time, registering 101K yesterday. There’s really no end in sight right now – Americans have lost the will to control the disease.

It’s been 35 weeks (245 days) since we started taking pandemic precautions in our household. Sure seems longer.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have received 4 million more votes than Trump/Pence. That’s a solid victory in the popular vote.

On this day (Nov 7 in 1972), Richard M. Nixon was re-elected President in a landslide. I’m thankful the story will be different this year.

It rained approximately 0.1 inches in Fallbrook last night, the first rain in 8 months.

We also had the coldest temperature for the year last night, at 51 degrees F. That’s a balmy evening in the Midwest, but around here people will break out their down jackets and ski caps.

According to GoodReads, I’ve read 75 books this year. I’ve slowed down lately – my attention span is pretty short these days.

20 years ago this week I proposed to this wonderful person (below). Definitely one of my better decisions in adult life. Thanks for saying yes.