March 30, 2020
Hello blog, I am on day who knows what of lockdown, shelter in place and getting a little stir crazy. Taken the dog to the dog park and used doggy poo bags, empty, to open gates. I gave the handful of doggy mums and dads a wide berth.
Basically I have been inside now for a month. I am retired so not needing to concern myself with things I have no control over anyway! I have spent my time reading books - on Audible. CB Strike novels by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling - highly recommend!! Doing so meet ups on Zoom. Cleaning. But other than that am stuck in the house. I do online grocery shopping which I pick up at the allotted time slot. However, the time slots are now sometimes a four day wait so I alternate two stores. I was able to get most of what I need this way. However, this week just about everything is unavailable for pick up or is out of stock. This is starting to get dire. Trump, I know because I saw his lips move and say the words, promised us the supply chain would not dry up. But supplies without employees to move them are redundant. My family laughed at me when I said we need a vegetable garden planting.
I just miss that spur of the moment feeling of ‘I will pop out to the store.’
Strange how ‘unskilled’ workers are now our best hope to keep the basic infrastructure going. Karma Donald - now we need those people double quick!
It’s also dire when our leaders of governments become sick and have to isolate. Royalty too. The mind boggles how things could change in a heartbeat.
So on the one hand many places shut down and the roads are almost empty compared to normal. But, there again, the garden nursery across the road seems to be going great guns with cars rolling up. Not sure that is an ‘essential service’ but hey ho! Rules don’t seem to mean much. The road workers widening the road or putting in drainage are working hard. Must be a joy for them to be working and not have cars everywhere!
The grands have begun their online virtual school work this week. My husband is working from home and said he got tons of business this week so far. Weird. Maybe this is a sign of things to come with remote school work and remote home office. So much for companies who seemed to think it couldn’t be done. Where there is a will there is a way - my mother always said.