Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, there is news of a virus that has now killed one person in China. It's one that sounds familiar, is called the hantavirus, and is spread by rodents.
It is cool today but the wind has died down some. When I took Rocky for a quick walk I was stunned by the beauty of the sky. It is a gorgeous shade of blue lately, I suppose because there is less air pollution? Right now the clouds are gathering and we will probably get rain. I should go out and pull some more weeds in my garden before it begins - I can only do a little bit at a time which is kind of frustrating. Also, I cannot find the spade/shovel anywhere and I'm having to use a small hand trowel.
I was hoping to get some topsoil delivered but it is almost impossible to do it by ordering over the phone. I can order it, but someone has to stop in to pay for it, and it won't do to give a credit card number over the phone.
Is it me, or have any others of you experienced difficulties at every turn lately? And where is it all going to end.
I'll admit that I'm getting discouraged. I'm missing human contact and personal conversations. I have trouble hearing on a cell phone so I don't really like to use it unless it is absolutely necessary. Maybe when all this passes I should get my hearing tested. I would have done it a couple of years ago if insurance paid even a small cost of a test and hearing aid. Well, this isn't the time to try to do anything about it - maybe when the virus abates and we can get back to normal.
When is poetic justice going to visit the officials who tell us we should get back to work and save the stock market? And of all things, I read this morning that someone (a mayor or a governor in the Southwest) has urged seniors to get out and fill the necessary jobs in the country, because they are going to die anyway. (I'm paraphrasing, but I think this is just about what he said.)
I hope you are all doing better at keeping a positive attitude than I am at this point. I might just turn off all the news & noise, and clean my house!
21 hours ago