What a Day

Day 115 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 744 cases and 5 deaths, and for Florida are 206,447 cases and 3,880 deaths. The statistics from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 760 cases and 7 deaths, and for Florida are 216,897 cases and 3,880 deaths.

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The fourth of July weekend was quiet around my house. I packed and loaded my supplies into my car for my class today. I cooked ribs in my Instant Pot. They were not as good as the ones my husband use to smoke, but they were still yummy. My girls and I Zoomed. And mainly I stayed in and away from the crowds.

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This morning I left early for GCSC so I could unload all my tools and supplies and set up the room. Usually I bring them a few days before class starts and store them on campus. But I wasn’t sure if the class would be a go so I didn’t do that this time.

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I basically had two loads, I got the first one loaded onto my cart and headed inside. I got to the elevator and there was a sign on that it was closed due to maintenance. So I went over to the next building, which shares a second floor patio with the building my class is in, and took the elevator up. The doors to the patio had a sign on them that they would lock and I couldn’t get back in if I exited. So I left them ajar and took my cart over to the next building. Of course the doors were locked. So I left my cart and went back down and then went back up to the second floor in the first building and opened those doors to get my cart in. I went to my classroom and it too was locked. I unloaded the cart in the hallway and went back down to get the second load.

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By this time, it was pouring outside and of course my umbrella was in the car. So I made a mad dash to the car and opened up my umbrella. I loaded the cart again and took the elevator up and took my cart across the upstairs patio to the door. Luckily Lara had arrived and was unlocking the patio door when I got to it. By this time my shoes and work shirt were wet and my jeans were soaked upto my knees.

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While I set up my room, Lara and I chatted. We first talked about the virus and and then talked about the Encore program in the Fall and the changes that will be made because of the virus.

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My class is small, which I like. All the students had success in today’s project using rivets. My classes are usually technique oriented, but this series of classes will be project oriented. Next week’s project will be setting their enamel pieces with tabs. Plus I won’t have to get there so early as I store my tools and supplies at the college.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Wear a Mask

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