An Ordinary Life

Day 142 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 4,023 cases and 50 deaths, and for Florida are 525,361 cases and 7,751 deaths. Unfortunately there were 8 new deaths reported locally, and there are 80 individuals in the hospital with COVID-19.

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It is hard to switch writing about the virus and the toil it has exacted on our society, and then begin writing about my ordinary life. But that is what this blog is about during this pandemic, how I am living my ordinary life during these extraordinary times.

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Yesterday, I was surprised to receive a check from my mortgage company for a portion of my insurance claim proceeds, basically reimbursing me for the money I spent on the new roof. Of course the money will go to more repairs, but I was happy to get it. Usually I use mobile deposit, but this check was over the limit for that. With virus running rampant in my community, instead of going inside the bank like I usually like to do, I decided to use the drive thru.

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I am beginning to work through the projects in Lyn Belisle’s interactive ebook Postcard to Myself. So for most of the rest of the morning I gathered digital images from and made a couple of composite sheets. She provided us with six sheets, but I wanted some that maybe were more personal to me.

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I also spent time in my workshop finishing putting my tools and supplies away and cleaning. I am almost done. And then I can begin playing again with liquid enamel.

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I had to interrupt what I was doing for a Zoom meeting. One of the tasks of being on the Advisory Committee for the Education Encore program at GCSC is to interview new instructors. There were four of us conducting the interview and it went well.

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I have already begun making my grocery shopping list for next week. It will be my big shopping event, where I try to stock up on the staples I use though the month. I have really noticed that the cost of groceries has gone up. That fact makes planning even more important than in the past.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask

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