Too Much Stuff

Day 43 of Sheltering-in -Place here in Panama City Beach, FL. This morning’s statistics for COVID-19 for Bay County are 60 conformed cases and 2 deaths, and for Florida, 30,174 cases and 1,012 deaths. No changes for Bay County, and I hope it stays that way. I guess things are getting to me as I teared up at the end of Nicole Wallace’s show, when she honors some of those that have died of the virus. One was the little four month old baby of the NY firefighter, another was a man who had left a message on his phone for his wife, professing his love for her.

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Today’s big task was to tackle all of my craft supplies, photos and genealogy materials. With the photos and the genealogy materials I just wanted to shift their location in the room, from a free standing storage shelves to my built in book shelves. I did open each box to see whether it was mine or my mother-in-laws and then I got hung up on two boxes of photos that brought back so many memories. Part of me wanted to stop and get picture frames and photo books and get them all organized, but the practical me said move on. I really want to get my house back in order. Ever since I had to finally empty the big shed in May to get it ready to have it wired and the insides finished, I feel like I have been living in a warehouse. So back to work and this part of the task went pretty smoothly.

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But the afternoon was another story. I think I just got overwhelmed and made very little progress. And in retrospect, I should have done something fun and save this task for tomorrow morning when I am fresh. So I took a break and then decided to start clearing off my bed, as this is where I put everything so I can organize.

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As I am on my last roll of toilet paper, my daughter, Mary, brought me a roll today. At the beginning of all this, I figured I had enough toilet paper to last six weeks and the stores would be in stock when I was ready to buy again. Well I was wrong. And to boot, I ran out of Kleenex a few days ago. The Kleenex I ordered will be here tomorrow, not sure when the toilet paper will be here as there was a delay and as the days have run together I have lost track of when the expected delivery date is. Life during a pandemic.

When my daughter brings thing over, we talk outside, keeping our social distance. today we talked about making our supply of meat last. Another conversation we never would have had prior to this pandemic.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.

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