Donald picked up Autie from school today and they stopped by on their way home - spoke with me through the screen door. Schools in this district are closed for now, and I'm so relieved I won't need to walk up to meet her. I wouldn't be so worried being around the kids, but there are a lot of adults who meet their kids after school, and I definitely am in the "at risk category. Now Rocky and I are totally alone, and I can only hope we stay safe and healthy. Poor Rocky doesn't understand - why Donald & Autumn didn't come in the house really puzzled him. I'm completely relieved that the kids won't be in school and possibly pick up something they could take home and infect their parents, siblings, etc.
I will busy myself with what I can, and I certainly won't worry if there is a certain amount of dust on the furniture or dishes in the sink. Actually I rarely have dishes in the sink as they go straight into the dishwasher.
I just made myself a huge pot of chicken vegetable soup, and used a lot of veggies I have on hand. I will continue to order from my grocery (Raley's) as long as I can, although there are several items that have been out of stock lately. I have enough food stored to take care of me for several months, so I won't worry. I've always kept extra food and supplies on hand - just my nature to be prepared.
I have a couple of new 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles and plan to start on one of them soon. I just know Rocky will manage to chew some of the pieces, but I'll have to be on alert for it. I don't think I can move the card table through doorways or I could keep the puzzle out of reach when I'm not working on it.
I'd be interested to hear how you are handling this situation in your area, and whether or not it has gotten to the point of quarantine. There are lots of rumors floating about which I hope are not true - such as the National Guard being called out. I don't mind them being on short notice, but I certainly don't want to see them patrolling my neighborhood, and I don't want them coming near my house. I am going to survive this, I can assure you. I would be despondent without Rocky though.
Have a peaceful and safe weekend.
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