It’s a whole new world out there, as most of you we are self isolating, going out to stores only when essentially needed, staying 6 feet away from everyone, washing the crap out of hands and trying our best to not touch our faces and also trying not to go insane.
How we come out on the other side of this Corona Virus pandemic remains to be seen, but I am sure we will each be a little different. Maybe we realize that things we thought were essential aren’t really all that important anymore. I know personally it has made me think of what is important in life but it also has made me miss certain portions of it that I took for granted, I miss our local breweries, local restaurants and I hope they survive this. When all is said and done and things start opening up, I will be one of the first customers at my favorite brewery (oh how I miss you 3 Daughters), keeping my safe distance and enjoying a nice cold brew.
Anyway we have been spending the this strange time differently. We wonder what we can and cannot do to help us stay sane. Week 13 took us on a bike date, a normal bike date would have had us at some breweries by early afternoon, but nothing was open, except for Wawa, so we got breakfast by bicycle and headed into Clam Bayou, where we had a lovely picnic of our breakfast Sizzlies, and then rode around, took the new extension trail into Gulfport. We rode around there and saw all the new restaurants we want to go to after this is all over. I had my camera so I took some great photos. The trail was fairly crowded but we kept our distance. People seemed kinder, we all have this look of, mmmm, not sure what to call it, not necessarily fear but maybe uncertainty, whatever it is, it is a weird feeling.
Weekend 14 was a camping trip in our backyard. Let me start this by stating that every month since we had the tiny camper, we had camping reservations somewhere. Living in Florida, these reservations were made months ahead of time, sometimes close to a year in advance, but for whatever reason, I did not make any reservations for April or May this year. As we were not socializing with anyone we decided to camp in the backyard. I set up the “campground” just as I would if were were in a real campground. The nice thing about it was the pet policy was very lenient, I was even able to give Eris, the lowrider camping hound, a bath in the bathhouse. Nick and Randy came over and had breakfast and lunch, all while keeping our safe distance of course. Mike worked on adding all the extras to the camper. He redid the one wall with leftover flooring that our neighbor gave us, added a tv and a fireplace. We didn’t go anywhere that weekend, and while I miss seeing someplace new and sightseeing it was really very peaceful and fun.
Weekend 15 found us at the cabin. Mike is finishing up the bathroom. It looks great. While we have had heat at home, and when we first got here, the first night got down to 45 degrees (that was in the morning when I got up). Nothing else much to do except go on a wild flower walk.
That’s about all for the last three weekends. While I still have to get out my blog on Savannah’s vacation, right now I just want to concentrate on what we can do and what we are doing during this crazy time. I miss my family, my friends and just want to around them and get hugs so Savannah’s happy trip will wait until the time when we can all travel again.
So until next week, stay healthy, safe and wash your hands…oh and don’t touch your face.