Tag: coronavirus

My Off-Kilter Schedule

One thing that has been thrown out of whack over the past few months has been my sleep schedule. Really, my life schedule in general. It is going to take a bit for me to readjust as we move more toward normal. I’m not sure I will even attempt to adjust until my daughter goes…

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Emerging From Isolation

Friday, March 13 I was at work. My wife was picking our daughter up from school for an extended spring break. My wife was already teleworking. I found out that day that we were closing and everyone would telework for the next two weeks. At the time, it felt like a pause. A pause seemed…

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School Limbo

Update – housing has officially been canceled. Everything sucks. Yesterday was the day we were supposed to hear from my daughter’s college about plans for the fall semester. The day went by and there was no email. Finally, right as I was about to go to bed she gets the email As expected, the plan…

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The New Normal

I hate the phrase “the new normal” I see it everywhere. Everyone talks about the new normal in regards to everything. The new normal when it comes to business openings. The new normal when it comes to travel. The new normal at amusement parks. The new normal in everyday life. I get that right now…

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The Things I Don’t Write

I’ve written a lot about how I’m struggling with some aspects of isolation. I’ve written so much about that I’m surprised people still read what I post. I guess people are really bored. There are some aspects of all of this that I have in my head a lot but never write for a variety…

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The Never-Ending Wall

I wrote earlier that I had hit the wall during the lockdown. I hoped it was a one day blip. It was not. I took the day off that Friday and gave myself a three day weekend. For those three days I was pretty much OK. I did some cleaning and yard work to not feel…

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I Have Not Improved

A surprise bonus second post today. I considered scheduling it for Saturday, but I might have something else I want to write at that point. There has been a lot of talk about using the time in lockdown to learn new things. People are learning other languages. People are learning to bake bread and to…

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I Miss Travel

One year ago today we arrived in Baku. Two years ago today I was looking for someone to take us to the airport for our upcoming trip to London and Paris. There was a possibility of a trip to Bhutan this summer. This year we don’t know what a possible trip to Kentucky to see…

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Mixed Messages

The governor had a press conference today to update our status. He announced we were ready to move into phase one and I was all like but then he said local jurisdictions could make their own decisions and the leaders where I live and where I work were all like where I work has said…

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I’m Tired

I’m still at the wall hitting stage this week. I’m seriously considering asking for the day off on Friday even though I work from home just to not have to think about anything but what I’m going to watch on TV next. I’m tired of working from home when all of the work I’m best…

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