Day 40 of Sheltering in Place here in Panama sCity Beach, FL. This morning’s statistics for COVID-19 for Bay County are 58 confirmed cases and 2 deaths and for Florida 27,495 cases and 839 deaths. Troubling news in Bay County in that two nursing homes have reported a case each, either an employee or a patient. I hope it does not escalate. Also cases are showing up in Wisconsin that are related to so many people having to stand in line for hours to vote earlier this month. Another bit of Bay County news, the Commissioners voted to open the beaches under their authority starting Friday for limited hours: 6am to 9am and 5pm too 8pm. And Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee are lifting restrictions for the kind of . I think that they are asking for trouble. I hope our governor has more sense, but you never know.
Day 40 of Sheltering-in-Place here in Panama City Beach, FL. This morning’s statistics for the COVID-19 virus in Bay County are 58 confirmed cases and 2 deaths, and for Florida, 27,869 cases and 839 deaths. Some troubling news in Bay County, two nursing homes have reported one case each either an employee or a patient. I hope it doesn’t escalate. Another bit of news the County Commisioners opened the beaches under their control for limited hours: 6-9 am and 5-8pm starting this Friday. I wonder if the city of Panama City Beach will do the same. I am in the county.
This morning I moved more jewelry supplies to the shed. The Harbor Freight workbench is way too heavy for me to move there; I tried to take the four drawers out, but they wouldn’t come out. I have not emptied them yet, maybe that will help. I hate to hire some one for a ten minute job, but I don’t want to wait till social distancing is over, which is not going to happen for me for awhile.
The weather was so nice today, I figured I better weed eat the front yard. The ditch is county property, but of course they do not maintain it. Luckily there was not any water in it so I could trim it up pretty good. I did run into some technical issues. First I hadn’t charged the battery so it died when I was about a third way finished with the ditch. I charged the battery for about an half hour or so and went to put the battery in and noticed that the protective shield was loose. I looked and there were two screws missing. Digging through my container of screws, I found a few that might do. One was perfect and screwed right in, but I had to try about four different screws before I found one that worked.
Last night I started reading Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge; it’s a psychological thriller and I couldn’t put it down. Lately that genre has been my preferred reading. It has replaced my preference for dystopian literature. Of course now we are living in dystopian times, so maybe psychological thrillers are my way of coping, a way to control the fear.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy