I might be getting the hang of this early-rising thing. I woke up not too long after sunrise today, partly because I was hot. I think it’s time to remove the comforter and replace it with a couple of blankets that can be peeled off in layers, as necessary.
The day started with a medical appointment, so it mostly got better from there. I’ve been catching up on deferred maintenance, and with luck this will be the last appointment for awhile. Deferred not only because of the pandemic, but because during it first my primary-care doctor changed practices and then retired, and after going through the hassle of transferring records once, I wasn’t eager to do it again. But usually I’m reasonably conscientious about doing the medical things you’re supposed to do, and I have (am supposed to have) good insurance*, so I finally got around to all this.
*Am supposed to have: when eventually I got around to finding a new doc near the new house, I duly phoned and talked to someone at the insurance company who dated my coverage with the new doc and location to 1 March. Then I made and attended appointments in March. I started getting bills from the new doc. I called the insurance and found that my new coverage, though yes, supposed to start 1 March, wasn’t processed till 6 April. I foresee more phone calls in the near future, convincing the medical practice to put the insurance charges back through instead of dunning me.
After that I got to go to a committee meeting about teaching evaluations, which was fairly contentious. (The stakes are so low . . . )
Class went well, meeting with a graduate student went well, and I had a pleasant evening walk around the more attractive side of my campus.