Day 109 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s Department of Health’s (DOH) statistics for COVID-19 for Bay County are 374 cases and 4 deaths, and for Florida are 152,434 cases and 3,604 deaths. The statistics from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 400 cases and 6 deaths, and for Florida are 162,884 cases and 3,604 deaths. DOH is now reporting non-residents’ death, but not at the county level. Today Bay County had reported 37 new cases and Florida reported a total of 6,093 new cases. While some beaches are closed in Florida, the Panhandle beaches are open including ours and the tourist are here in mass.
I wonder where the time goes. I wake up early and go to bed early. I know I spend a lot of time, listening and reading the news, and playing my games in the morning. Then I work in my workshop and before I know it’s lunch time. After lunch I spend more time in the workshop and then its time for my favorite newscaster’s, Nicole Wallace show. Next I write my blog and try to do a little work around the house and make dinner. In the evening, I watch a little TV, then read for an hour or more. Then it’s time for bed.
Today after lunch I went to pick up my prescription for my inhaler. Normally I would wait until I was out and about, but because of the Saharan Dust Cloud, I had used it more than usual and only had fumes left in the inhaler. When I got the text that it was ready, I dropped what I was doing and got in the car and headed to Publix to pick it up, forgetting that it was a holiday week. I live a few blocks from the beach and the only way to get anywhere is to use Thomas Drive. Well, they are repaving it and the portion that I needed to use was down to two lanes and it was bumper to bumper traffic. I saw no opening for a left turn so I turned right. What a mistake, as it was two lanes all the way to Joan Avenue. When I got there, I took a right turn and and headed North to the next street and took N, Lagoon Dr. east to get to Publix. I ran into another traffic jam as it was down to one lane because they were working on the power lines. Luckily the trip home was easier.
My time in the workshop was productive as I got the second sample I was working on done. I came into the house early and typed out Week I’s supply list and emailed it to the participants. I am trying to think about how to make sharing tools safe in class. To start I am encouraging them to bring their own tools.
Lunch was yummy as I made Salmon tacos. I have some pork spareribs in the freezer that I have been saving for the fourth of July weekend. I plan to make potato salad and corn and tomato salad to go with them.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy