social distance

A new study uploaded to the research site SSRN over the weekend finds that 90 percent of the coronavirus transmissions so far have occurred within a specific temperature (37 to 63 degrees) and absolute humidity range. For areas outside this zone, the virus is still spreading, but more slowly, according to the study by two scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.–WaPo

Something good about hot and humid.

roofers

these roofers started at 0650hrs removing corrugated metal from former fishery building
I have some roof repairs to accomplish today. I am not looking forward to the work. Roofing is dangerous, 4th most dangerous occupation in the US.

Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 51.5
Total fatal injuries: 96
Most common fatal accidents: falls, slips, and trips
Total non-fatal injuries: 2,060
Median annual wage: $39,970
Number of workers: 160,600

ducks in a row

“to have one’s ducks in a row” is an idiom meaning to have all one’s preparations done or arranged before beginning an activity or project, and the phrase is thought to have arisen by allusion to a mother duck leading her ducklings in an orderly single file. In my original column I noted that the phrase was first attested in print in 1979, but it has since been found in a Washington Post article from 1932.–Word Detective
One of my sister’s favorite phrases.