Day 130 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics for COVID-19 from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 2,378 cases and 17 deaths, and for Florida are 406,578 cases and 5,632 deaths. Since I wrote on Tuesday, there have been three additional deaths in my community: a 58 year old woman, a 50 year old man and a 58 year old man. To me these are young people and I am saddened.
Yesterday I taught at the LH Bead Gallery. I limited the number of students to two and they had to wear a mask, as it is impossible for me to practice social distancing while teaching. I was happy to see one of my favorite people as one of my students, Leesha, who retired from nursing in April and now has time to take classes. It was fun to catch up with her.
I had woke up at 3 am and by the time I headed for home at 4pm, I had run out of energy. I ended up actually watching TV last night, watching the first two episodes of season two of In the Dark on Netflix.
This morning I did a little weed eating early. As usual I had technical difficulties. The casing for two of the screws on the shield had cracked. So I took the shield off. I am not sure of the consequences of not having a shield. But I sure don’t want to buy a new weed eater, so I used it as is. At least now the front yard doesn’t look like a weed patch.
I ended up having to buy two new ceiling fans, one for my bedroom and one for the back room. Chico, who is working on my house recommended I get new ones as my old ones are hazards. I haven’t been able to use either one for quite a while and especially miss the one in my bedroom.
I did make a run to Publix to get a few things to tide me over until I do major grocery shopping. While they have a policy of requiring customers to wear face masks, the local store is not enforcing it. While shopping in the produce section two men didn’t have them on. When I checked out, I found these same two men were in front of me checking out. I commented to the cashier that the store does not appear to be enforcing the requirement, she mumbled something about people with health issue and I commented those men, obviously in construction, did not appear to have health issue and left it at that. But in reality I was a little upset. With all customers having on masks, I thought I could actually shop instead if running in and out as fast as possible. So today I just grabbed the items on my list and checked out. Anyway my rant for the day.
Stay Safe, Stay Health and Wear a Mask