How Are You?

A check-in post to see how everyone is doing on day one of the new normal.

I’m trying to stay up to date on the news without obsessively watching the news.

I’m trying to limit my social media to reading mostly positive posts, though I couldn’t resist reading and posting the news that Idris Elba had tested positive. I might have to hide a few people to get away from the constant political rants.

I’m trying to not be sad about all of the stuff that is gone. Being stuck at home is bad enough without sports to watch.

I’m trying not to be sad that my kids’ lives been disrupted. My son is mostly working from home and my daughter had to move home from college and away from her friends.

I’m trying to focus on the positive. If you know me you know this is hard.

It’s going to be a long few weeks.

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dad, librarian, UK fan, Ravens fan, future hermit

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  1. I am ok. I had my first “work from home” day today. It was a challenge to get up and running and there are certain things I can’t do from home so I will have to be in the office a couple of days a week moving forward. But, on the whole, I was very productive. This entire thing feels surreal. I am concerned, but not worried (yet) and just have to shake my head at the things I see on social media. I am just grateful that me and mine are all ok right now.

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      • I am extremely lucky to have both kids, their spouses and the grandkids all within shouting distance or closer. I would probably not be as ok as I am if they weren’t. Yup, I am trying not to dwell on what “could” happen and just focus on what we can do in the here-and-now to be ok and help other people stay good as well. Take care of you!!

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  2. Thanks for asking.

    I was home today, as I was Friday — I had put in for vacation a month ago, and this was the weekend. The weather was beautiful but there was nothing to do except walk around the neighborhood. I did drive to a blood center — I’d signed up last week, and they’re desperate — and stopped by my local supermarket, which looked like the proverbial bomb went off.

    Like most of the world, I’m anxious. A co-worker just called me and said my office is going to an A/B Team setup — half the people will come in MWF, the other half TTh, and then it switches each week. Fortunately, I don’t have any pressing deadlines. I think my business is going to be like most in the coming weeks, which is less about “work” and more about How do we support everyone and still stay solvent? I have money in the bank so I’ll be OK for awhile, but I feel terrible for service workers, people with children … pretty much the majority of society. We’re really going to have to pull together.

    I hope the disease isn’t as bad as feared, though given reports from China and Italy, it’s going to be bad.

    Thinking of you. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

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    • I’m also hoping it isn’t as bad as feared or that is seasonal and we will see it diminish as it gets warmer. We are also going to be OK with the money stuff. I do have family who will struggle if they lose wages.
      Thank care of yourself. Maybe when this is all over we should have a barn reunion somewhere.

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  3. I’m just hunky-dory, hanging around my condo, reading, doing needlework, jogging around indoors (not that warm today) to keep active, and thinking about what I’m going to eat next. My daughter has restricted all activities for me; she lives in Brooklyn. She noted that if she lived closer, she wouldn’t be able to come see me for fear of being a carrier or having COVID-19 but no symptoms. I fall into the vulnerable over-60 with an underlying health condition group. I’m not even going in to work at my two-days-a-week job. Much as I chafe against this, I know it’s the right thing to do. The only times I’m going out are to keep doctor appointments and maybe take a walk on the W&OD Trail to get some fresh air. Minou is delighted that I’m here all the time. At least I think she is. It’s hard to tell for sure. This week’s excitement will be having my condo cleaned if my cleaner is not sick.

    It’s only going to get worse at this point. I don’t think we’ll see the peak till sometime in April or May. It’s really rather frightening, so I try not to think about it.

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