Day 134 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics for COVID-19 from Florida’s Community Dashboard for Bay County are 3,146 cases and 22 deaths, and for Florida are 463,628 cases and 6,240 deaths. Locally there were three new reported deaths: an 80-year-old woman, an 82-year-old man and an 85-year-old man, and there are 79 people in our local hospitals that are fighting the virus.
This morning was spent working on my class outline for the Fall Education Encore term at GCSC. I plan to teach six classes on liquid enamel. Usually I have one or two weeks classes to it. So I had to think of what other techniques I could teach using that medium. I think I have it figured out, now I have to make samples to make sure what I think I can teach I actually can. In the afternoon, I prepared some metal shapes that I will work on tomorrow.
While in my workshop I have been listening to a new series for me by David Baldacci called The Camel Club. While I miss Will and Jessica from the Will Robie series, I am beginning to get invested in the characters in this series. I am on Book 1, which was released in 2005, and a lot that was true then about politics and the world are true now.
I am reading my book club selection which is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Set in the 1520’s it’s about Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell. It is beautifully written, but I am struggling reading it. The subject matter is something I studied in depth as a history major in college, as my interest was in the Reformation and the Renaissance. Plus I have seen the TV series on PBS and read multiple historical fictions on the subject. But I enjoying the flow of the words.
Lunch today was salmon tacos. As part of my Butcher Box order, I include wild salmon in each delivery. There is enough in the order that I can have salmon once or twice a week, which I am happy about.
I subscribe to the digital edition of the NY Times, and in today’s edition there was an article entitled, My House Has Not Kept Up With the Pandemic. This article gave me joy. I have read articles about people deep cleaning their homes during this time, but this was the first one that reflected how others have not been keeping their houses as tidy as they did before. I am glad I am not the only one.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask