Day four and we consider ourselves lucky in that we have al the necessities we need for now. No curfews yet…. yet. We are hearing that other states are implementing stronger guidelines for people. There is a abundance of information on the internet but yet some still think they are immune.
There are conspiracy theories are flying around as well. There are so many people that are working via an hourly wage, in restaurants, bars or even travel business. They are all suffering economically and we all need to be aware. Not everyone has a savings account to draw from. Before this virus even entered our lives people were living paycheck to paycheck.
It was another lay low day here at the Harrigan House. Kids are still doing their schoolwork via google classroom. I am thankful they are able to continue with some supplemental learning. However, there are kids out there that may not have internet access or unable to complete assignments without assistance. How are we ensuring they continue on their educational path?
These are all questions that we are all navigating over the next few weeks.
Day three and the teenagers are starting to get edgy. Social avoidance is already taking a tole on them. More cooking and reading on the agenda for us and the start of the schoolwork for the boys. Teachers have given them work to do over the next two weeks to keep their mind sharp and in tip top shape. This is a challenging time for everyone involved. Whether you are a teacher, student, administrator or staff worker it has been a difficult time. I think those that own restaurants, bars, movie theaters, or work an hourly wage will have the most difficult time. Even Rich’s job stated he was to stay home for two days. I am assuming they are reassessing the situation and will let us know.
I recently read about two brothers who hoarded hand sanitizers among other things to sell. They went state to state and purchased all they could in hopes of making a profit. Karma at it’s best…. the state came and took it and distributed it to hospitals and other places that need the items. As many of horrible hoarding people out there I do hear a few good samaritan stories as well.
Stay safe my friends and practice social avoidance. It’s the only way to get rid of this virus.
Day two still felt a little like just another weekend without activities. Still seeing people quite not understanding the whole concept of social distancing. For us it means more family time and more cooking.