Day 127 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics for COVID-19 from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Florida are 371,941 cases and 5,182 deaths. This site is being reconfigured and did not have data for each county available The Florida Department of Health statistics for Bay County are 2,050 cases and 9 deaths. In addition I know there are 4 visitor deaths so there is a total of 13 deaths. Most of the major retailers in our area have begun requiring masks. I am thankful for that. My hope is that we do not have incidents of disrespectful shoppers.
It’s another Monday and that meant I taught my Metalsmithing class at GCSC Community Ed. I am really enjoying the class. The enrollment is small and the students are enthusiastic and talented. I meant to take pictures of their work and totally forgot to do it today. I hope I remember next Monday. I usually take a group shot on the first day of classes, but because of social distancing I was not able to do it.
Another quiet weekend. I did get my prep work done for today’s class, and managed a little yard work. Friday was a couch potato day, as I had woke up at 1:30 am with a sinus headache and could not get back to sleep. The weather systems this summer have really messed with my head. It makes me want to move to New Mexico.
I really haven’t found anything good on TV that holds my interest. So I have been reading more. Right now I am reading In The Dark by Loreth Anne White. It’s a mystery thriller, a little reminiscent of Agatha Christie. When I read the description, I didn’t think I would like it, but I am enjoying it and cannot wait to get back to it tonight.
On Thursday I went on line and applied for an absentee ballot for the upcoming primary. I was surprised at how quickly it came, as it was in my mailbox on Saturday. I have always voted in person, but I got the mail-in one for just in case. And I cannot believe that some states don’t allow it.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask.