I pray that this COVID-19 outbreak will be resolved in the near future. We are doing our best to social distance. Today we walked the dog as usual, and waved from a distance at all of the new walkers that we hadn’t seen previously. Hello neighbours!
We visited my mother who is 91 and lives on her own. We stayed outside of her house and yelled at her through the window and let the dog play in her yard. She was perplexed but appreciated the visit.
Our son who works at the grocery store heard that plexiglass barriers were being added, that distancing measures were being implemented, that Price Checking was halted, and that he would receive a $2 per hour raise – Not exactly danger pay and not perfect, but a little better. Baby steps – a kind effort. He doesn’t really need to work now as he uses the money to pay for his travel to school and entertainment, but he feels that he would be letting his fellow workers down, and would be letting people who need food and supplies down, if he didn’t go to work. Many customers thanked him for working yesterday and complimented him, but there were still people taking too many items in the express line, arguing about pricing, handing him their reusable bags (now not allowed), trying to overbuy limited supply items (milk, cleaning supplies etc.) and refusing to leave the store after early closing. Oh, and there was no toilet paper at his giant sized store.
Three of our adult children had seen friends before social-distancing started who became very ill. All three of these friends of our children have tested negative for Coronavirus! Yeah! They have now isolated in their own University houses for a week and we may see them soon then! Their leases will be up, Universities are closed and their places of employment have closed.
We have been cooking a lot – preserving, baking, starting to plan dinner as soon as we wake up! I can’t share my baking with anyone as we are isolating! Check out our Sauerkraut recipes here. I will be gaining weight!
We have never been a fan of video games. We have found one of the kids’ old ones and are playing Techno-Bowl NFL. We have sore thumbs and may get repetitive strain injury. Don’t tell our kids what we have been up to……
I have been obsessing over my seed starting projects – there is dirt everywhere. Instead of the house being cleaner, it is dirtier!
We are glad to have had our haircut before this whole thing happened, but my coloured hair is turning orange. Will we all have bad hair days soon?
I was a little too proud of my husband for bringing home a package of toilet paper while his now weekly shopping run. Will we resemble Gollum soon?
Almost forgot – we have dishpan hands from the MOST handwashing and EVER!
We are very lucky to be able to stay at home and fret about the world. Bless you and your families and good luck with your social isolation! Take care.