Helpful Neighbor

Day 97 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s Florida Department of Health’a (DOH) statistics for COVID-19 for Bay County are 161 cases and 4 deaths, and for Florida are 82,719 cases and 3,018 deaths. The statistics from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 174 cases and 5 deaths, and for Florida are 90,776 cases and 3,110 deaths. Florida along with Texas and Arizona were all over my news feed thus morning about the increased cases in these states. Especially of note for Florida is that the positivity rate, a key measure of whether cases are rising independent of increased testing, surged to its highest level since April.

Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash

As I was working in my backyard this morning removing bamboo and vines, my new neighbor (he and his wife have been next door now for a little over a year) came over and asked if he could stain my side of the fence. He thought that would help protect it better to do both sides. I said yes. But to do that he would have to weed eat along the fence and clear out more bamboo and vines, which he volunteered to do. So I finished up what I was doing and put away my tools, so he could go to work. It saved me a lot of work.

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

I actually worked a little on my genealogy today. I had sat down at the computer to proof my Power Point (PP) presentation on, but first I wanted to check on something. It was like going down a rabbit hole and I couldn’t stop. Eventually I did proof, or should I say start to proof the PP. I corrected some pages and left a little to work on tomorrow.

Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash

Lately I have been watching Season 1 of No Passport Required. In it Chef Marcus Samuelsson visits cities across the US exploring immigrant food and traditions. One of the things I miss about living in a big metropolitan area is the diversity that exits there. I do love traveling with my daughters as they are foodies and they research places to eat like the places the Chef visits on this show. It has gotten a little better as far as ethnic food is concerned here in Bay County from when I first moved here, but nothing compared to a big city.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy

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