Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Post About Nothing

I don't have a lot to write about - but when did that ever stop me?  However, I can see by my stats that I have a ton more visitors reading here and I know how boring it is to not be able to do your normal activities, so for now I'm going to keep blogging away for your entertainment - aren't you the lucky ducks?  LOL.

So, Jeff is officially working from home now.  His workplace closed yesterday at end of day, which meant he spent all day there helping with getting everything set up for that.  Which also means that our social distancing has been extended - two weeks for him and if he gets sick, another two weeks from that point for me.  Ugh.  He also set up his work office on one end of our dining table...why???  He has a home office but he says he "needs the space" ::whispers:: what the actual hell does that mean? 

I'm also home from work, but not working.  The physical therapy clinic is open (for now) but with patients canceling right and left, it's not feasible for Amanda to pay me to help out from home.  I can log into the system from here but there's not much to do at this point anyway. 

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in our town was announced yesterday - it was only a matter of time and available test kits before that happened.  I wouldn't be surprised if more official cases were announced; plus you know there are people who have it who haven't been tested, so it's best to stay home.

Also, why did COVID-19 become Coronavirus?  Do we always need a catchy name for things?  Side note:  we checked the beer case when we were at the grocery store last week and there was plenty of Corona beer in it.  I joked that Jeff should buy a six-pack but holy hell, it was $10 - is that normal??  I don't drink and he rarely does so buying alcohol is not something that happens very often around here.  Needless to say the Corona beer stayed at the store.

Side note #2:  I regret going to the store last Thursday night.  Us and eleventy-billion other people in close contact can't be good.  No more of that - it'll be curbside delivery when we run out of milk and ice cream. 

As for being home, Jeff and I have decided to work on cleaning one room a day - doing a deeper clean than usual.  By the end of this, our house should be Molly Maid clean...for free!  We also have plans to go for a walk in the late afternoon, possibly at the scary statue park if there's not too many other people out there as well.  It's a hugely popular place for Pokemon so who knows, that may be where everyone is hanging out.  One way or another, we'll be getting some exercise and fresh air.

Hope you all are well!

14 comments:

  1. I feel like it's important to keep writing now too. For our own documentation and entertainment, and for anyone else who wants to read :)

    I am really side-eyeing Jeff for setting up his office on the dining room table. What's that about?! LOL! I am glad he's at home now though.

    That's scary you have your first case in town! :( I thought it was called coronavirus first and then COVID-19 to be more specific about it? Eh, what do I know. I use both names interchangeably even though that is probably wrong.

    Enjoy your walk (and cleaning!).

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    1. I hope I'm entertaining the masses with this, but over the years my blog has become my personal diary, which is good because my CRS has only gotten worse over the years. I've used the search bar at the top to figure out certain thing, mostly when something happened or when I bought new running shoes, LOL.

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  2. Well, I was going to go to Costco today, but maybe you're right! Maybe I'll just stay home.

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    1. Yeah, don't go out and mingle with the crowds - it's not worth the risk.

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  3. Here are my thoughts: they gave Coronavirus that name to make it unique. There are a lot of coronoviruses and this one is different. Actually, I just looked it up on the CDC website and yep, that's why. LOL

    Corona is crap. Don't buy it. There are a lot more tasier beers out there. Heck, you have Shiner beer in Texas!

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    1. Interesting fact on the name - the more you know...

      Shiner is Jeff's beer of choice when he has one; it is the best you can get here, for sure.

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  4. Thanks for posting. Columbia, Mo had our first case yesterday as well. Our local sports guy is broadcasting from home and is now including home sports videos, ha. Stay safe and don’t kill each other with all the togetherness, ha.

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    1. Your sports guy sounds fun! I read that ESPN was scrambling for content now that all major sports have been canceled - they should take a page from your guy's book.

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  5. I am still coming in to my (almost deserted) office daily, with a rotation set up so no more than 2 of us are here at any time. I am also in charge of the Lysol wipes, so very busy wiping, wiping, wiping. Being at ground zero in the US (Seattle) it is all around us for sure. Aren't your folks in Oregon? How are they doing with everything?

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    1. I didn't know you lived in Seattle, yikes. Glad you have the means to sanitize everything around you! Yes, my parents live in Oregon. They're fine and finally stopped volunteering at their local museum. I hated knowing that they were there, exposed to so many people.

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    2. Glad to hear they're safe! I saw a meme on Facebook that said something about it's our turn to yell at our parents for sneaking out of the house LOL

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  6. Columbus had its first case over the weekend and one more this week. The second case was "community spread," meaning the person who got it didn't travel themselves and didn't even come into contact with anyone who had been traveling internationally so they caught it from it being spread around the community. Soooo that's pretty scary, especially since I was still out and about until Monday.

    Deep cleaning is a good call! I've been packing up a moving box each day with downtime. I'm focusing on all non-essential kitchen items, such as holiday dishes and serveware, and that is not a quick task!

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    1. Yes, very scary indeed. I think we are all hoping we began staying home in time...and time will tell.

      Packing is a great idea; that should make it less overwhelming when it comes time to move.

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  7. NY is just getting positive cases right and left all over the state. Now that we are actually testing, who is really surprised? John and I are lucky that our daily routine isn't really changed at all since we already work from home, so it's mostly the same other than business being down about 50% right now. Our grocery stores are wrecked, though. I went to pick up some stuff for my parents and the shelves were picked cleaner than when we did our weekly shopping on Sunday. I don't think they had any deliveries since then!

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