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3/28/20

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!
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  • PICKIE98
    God will keep us safe if we are smart and selfless.
    56 days ago
  • KATHYJO56
    We are doing the same as you. Just sticking my head out the door brings relief to me. I pray that Brad will get to change hospitals so that he doesn't have to go to New York. I can understand your fears. We all need to join together at this time. emoticon
    56 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    These days are challenging. I'm still at my late brother's house and since I don't drive I have to depend on my bffs to take me to the store. I'm doing okay. I secured a lawyer yesterday and signed papers.
    56 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    What a time this has been. So many trying to fight this virus, people's lives have changed dramatically, everything in a whirlwind. I pray and pray and pray that the Good Lord hears our prayers and helps us to overcome this thing. I have 2 people in our immediate family and friends who have been infected with this nasty virus. One is a healthcare worker and one is not. I'm praying that everything turns out ok for them.

    We have our church services online now. It's so weird, but it is what it is.

    Sending prayers to all of your family. Keep safe and healthy all of you!
    56 days ago
  • ICECUB
    I AM PRAYING FOR BRAD. AT WORK ONLY 2 PEOPLE CAN GET ON AN ELEVATOR AT A TIME AND WE HAVE THE 6 FEET POLICY TOO. ALSO NO ONE CAN COME IN EXCEPT THE EMPLOYEES. I STILL CAN'T BELEIVE THIS HAPPENING. WORLDWIDE. A FIRST. PRAYER TO YOUR FAMILY.. THIS A GOOD TIME FOR A LOT OF SPRING CLEANING.
    56 days ago
  • REGILIEH
    I am believing with you that Brad will get into the St. Louis Hospital! In Jesus's name I claim it! Thank you Jesus!!!
    56 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    I am a shooting star with you, just trying to meet some members of the team. Thank you for your blog. I will miss Easter as well. Are you from St Louis. My mother in law lives there. We live in North Texas. Life has certainly changed for awhile. God bless you. emoticon Ravyna
    57 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    Last Sunday we did not have church but this Sunday our pastor will preach at the church’s door and we can sit in our car or use a lawn chair to listen to the sermon with everyone maintaining 6-ft distance. I am not sure if I am going or not as my children are asking me to stay home. I will decide in the morning just what I am going to do. I do know that I sure am missing church.

    Praying for Brad and that Chris can keep his restaurant open. Take care and I know the folks that y’al took the meals to really appreciated them and enjoyed your talking to them.
    57 days ago
  • COOP9002
    i am still able to go to my church office each day, which is next door to my house. our worship services are live-streamed to our community.

    our food pantry was opened for the first time in a while today and we were able to help 13 families by taking sacks of food out to their cars.

    Blessings
    57 days ago
  • BIKE4HEALTH
    We have experienced the same. We have created our own Sunday service and will have our own special Easter service to commemorate that beautiful day.
    57 days ago
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