Valerie and I often hit the couch after dinner to ‘watch TV’ together.
Tonight I watched TV by myself for 2hrs and when I returned I found…
Well I guess the movie ‘Unbroken’ is not for the Girls.
Meanwhile we have been put into a higher degree of lock-down for COVID-19. Maggie seems to be ‘ok’ with this but Molly needs that extroverted social interaction so she is adapting. Thank fully they have not closed the high school.
Mavis is growing up and needs more exercise than just 5 minutes in the back yard. So I have moved from 1 walk per day to 2. I have also increased the length of the walks. I am pretty happy to do this as there is little driving the Girls about these days.
We are really seeing a difference in Mavis. Maxie and Maisy had instincts of a working dog (following scent trails, chasing squirrels up trees, and retrieving) while Mavis is showing some instincts of being a ‘show dog’ (likes to leap and is super cuddly). Early days; we will see how she is when she gets older – and I am sure we will love whatever it is.
It is getting colder so I now split my coding time between the office nook at home and Merva. I made room at home by moving the server into the ‘mechanical room’.
I spent some time with testing out the idea of leaning on Qt’s graphics items more (group and layouts) but came back to my own ‘home brew’ versionsso I can more easily extend classes with inheritance.
Charlie came by and took the canvas off of Merva. He expects to have a new version done in the next week or so. I have had this quoted by others and the price was much higher so happy to get Charlie to do the job. The new canvas is mostly the same but in black (not green) and will have a 6″ panel hanging down (no full enclosure).
This panel will have a ribbon going around the perimeter and the ribbon will have some embroidery.
I have also been in conversation with someone who can do embroidery on the ribbon. She seems to only want to get compensated for materials as she is happy to have her work on Merva. I hope to do better than that.
But for now it looks like…