Day 37 of Sheltering in Place here in Panama City Beach, FL. This morning’s statistics for COVID-19 in Bay County are 45 confirmed cases and 2 deaths and in Florida 25,269 cases and 740 deaths. Deaths from the virus have overtaken heart attacks as the leading cause of death in the United States. Trending on Twitter is #FloridaMorons because of all the people on the beach in Jacksonville, FL as the mayor lifted some of the restrictions.
I have been noticing I have not been watching as much television as I used to. I turn on the TV and cannot find anything to hold my interest. That is, except for news, which I try to limit because a person can only take so much. And then, yesterday, Nicole Wallace, stated she doesn’t chill out to Netflix, etc., as so many do, because she can only take so much drama, and with the virus and the uncertainties in our life that is enough drama. She has music playing in every room. And that kind of hit home. In fact I have started listening to audible books more and also music. Yesterday on Spotify I listened to John Prine all day.
Yesterday I finally sawed the six shelves I need for the cabinet I painted. My first attempts at using a jig saw were not perfect but they worked. I am using them to store my enameling supplies. I also started organizing some of my sewing supplies in the soon to be sewing room.
Today I conducted a Zoom meeting for the Bay County Genealogical Society Board Members. We are trying to figure out how to serve our members and the community during this time when we cannot meet. And because our membership demographics are those that are most vulnerable, it will probably be while before we do meet. And then later, I conducted a Zoom meeting for the membership trying to get their ideas. In between I composed a letter saying if you and your children are getting bored, this would be a good time to learn your family history and gave them some ideas and links to get started. I posted it on Facebook.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy