Thursday, April 2, 2020

Quarantine - April 1, 2020

Due to Covid-19, we're under orders to stay at home.

As is most of the rest of the country.

Other than a couple of states with idiots for governors.

We went into town Wednesday to pick up groceries, curbside.  We had placed the order last Thursday.  

The wait was not an issue for us, and we have to be thankful for our grocery workers who are working so hard.

It's odd to see Boone closed up.

The toll all this is going to take on working Americans is going to be devastating to many.

After taking care of necessary business, we headed back home.

Comforted somewhat by what, in our life, remains the same.

Along with breakfast for supper

And deciding which puzzle to do . . . 

Stay safe and healthy, everyone.

Stay home if you're able.

Copying and Pasting from a Facebook friend because while I’m sure not likely to forget this, I like the idea of not taking things for granted:

Just so I NEVER forget..... April 2, 2020
Watauga County, NC

Gas price a mile from home was $1.58
School cancelled - yes cancelled.
Self-distancing measures on the rise.
Tape on the floors at grocery stores and others to help distance shoppers (6ft) from each other.
Limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors.
Many states issue a stay at home order, including Va.
Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed.
Parks, trails, entire cities locked up.
Entire sports seasons cancelled.
Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events - cancelled.
Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings - cancelled.
No masses, churches are closed.
No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, now 10 or more.
Don't socialize with anyone outside of your home.
Children's outdoor play parks are closed.
We are to distance from each other.
Shortage of masks, gowns, gloves for our front-line workers.
Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill.
Panic buying sets in and we have no toilet paper, no disinfecting supplies, no paper towel no laundry soap, no hand sanitizer.
Shelves are bare.
Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitizer and PPE.
Government closes the border to all non-essential travel.
Fines are established for breaking the rules.
Stadiums and recreation facilities open up for the overflow of Covid-19 patients.
Campaign rallies thinly disguised as press conferences daily from the idiot who wants to be king. 

Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths.
Government incentives to stay home.
Barely anyone on the roads.
People wearing masks and gloves outside.
Essential service workers are terrified to go to work.
Medical field workers are afraid to go home to their families.

This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, declared March 11th, 2020.

Why, you ask, do I write this status?

One day it will show up in my memory feed, and it will be a yearly reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted.

Be thankful for what we have. Be grateful.

Help in any way you can those who are less fortunate.
Be kind to each other - support others.

We are all one! ❤️


Mason Canyon said...

Well said and a bit scary where life is right now. Stay well and safe.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

You too, Mason!

Lesa said...

I could quibble with the statement that the President holds a daily press conference. The governors hold daily press conferences. The President holds daily rants. But, that's just a quibble. Kaye, that's a thoughtful, well-composed list of memories. Sad that you had to put that together.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Ah, but I didn't, Lesa! "Pasting from a Facebook friend because while I’m sure not likely to forget this, I like the idea of not taking things for granted:"

I changed some things that were there, I should change that too! I think I will because I definitely agree!!!!!!!!!!!!