Colorado has shut down all the restaurants and bars (except for take-out orders), gyms, theaters and casinos.… all public schools are either on “extended Spring break” or are holding classes only on the internet. All the ski resorts have closed. We have received notices from almost all our health care providers telling us their plans. Bob’s dermatologist “strongly suggested” that elderly people (yes, we fit that description!) reschedule any upcoming appointments and were happy to have Bob call about his upcoming Mohs procedure. They will rebook when this crisis passes.
Bob went for groceries just after noon yesterday and was shocked at the crowds and empty shelves in the store. There were no eggs. None. A very few loaves of bread. None of our favorite peanut butter, but he found a real small jar of another brand. No frozen dinners. He didn’t say how the beer supply was holding up.
Only 29 new cases of Corvid-19 in the state reported yesterday. Down one from the day before… Crossing fingers that a downward trend is coming… But afraid it’s a long way off.
We plan to remain very close to home. I try to walk up and down our very long hallway two or three times a day. Go down to the mail room or trash room sometimes. Rarely see anyone. I am waiting for a few more spring-like days before I go out on the deck and clean it up so we can sit out there. All the snow and wind over winter left a icky dried muddy glaze that will have to be dealt with. But we are supposed to have more snow later in the week, just in time to mark the equinox.
I’m thinking of all my friends and family, wondering how everybody is coping. Please, please take precautions. And be considerate of your neighbors. It’s the only way we’re going to get through this thing.