Saturday, March 28, 2020
As we enter week 3 of the pandemic/stay at home orders, I was wondering how my friends on SP are fairing. I can tell you that cabin fever is hitting me. Margaret's job has greatly altered. She manages a Doctor's office and they have cut all appointments that are not of urgent means. This last week she worked Monday morning and then Wednesday but off the rest of the week. This coming week she works Monday only and off the rest of the week. Believe you me that Spring cleaning is not going to missed this week. But she had to do everything quietly as I am working. Due to the pandemic, my company has sent everyone (over 5000 people) home to work. Since I work the helpdesk specializing in Remote Access, I have been swamped. I have worked everyday, even the weekends! I only do 4 hours per day on the weekend. I am doing more cooking since Margaret is home, and Chris is really working his tail off at the restaurant trying to do enough to-go orders to be feasible to stay open. They are afraid if they close now, they might not reopen. I sent about 400 emails Thursday night telling folks at Church that Chris was having a fish-n-chips dinner since our church's fish fries are closed down. And that is probably my biggest thing to deal with not being able to go to church. I can't believe that this had to happen during Lent. The Archbishop has already called off all Holy Week services. I can't imagine celebrating Easter without church. Brad is still waiting to hear if the Doctor at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis can take him as a patient so he doesn't gave to go to New York. Hopefully he hears something soon. We are vary paranoid for him to go to New York. Today is our day to deliver 10 meals to shutins from our parish. This is our second week. A group of us decided since our local organization that did it stopped during the virus. So we leave the meals at their door if that's what they want, or in two couple's case, they have mobility issues and they leave their door open for us to come in and set it up for them. I have fresh bread in my breadmaker, and apple tarts in the oven, to go with their chicken-n-dumplings. One couple is so sweet they are in their 80's and want to talk and talk so we wear masks there and sit 6 feet from them. I feel so great after we do that. It will be my first time out of the house in two weeks. Looking forward to it!