Day 163 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida.Today’s statistics from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 5,321 cases and 81 deaths, and for Florida are 648,043 cases and 10,872 deaths. There are 69 people in local hospitals due to the virus. Today the CDC said that people who had been exposed to the virus but have no symptoms need not be tested. I am sorry but that is absolutely crazy. How are we to prevent the spread of the virus with this recommendation?
I did make it to the workshop a little bit yesterday, just to clean up a little and get back into the habit. But today I spent some time there and got one sample for my upcoming Education Encore class done. Plus I did some research on using mica powder with enamel, but there is not much information out there. So now I need to order some and experiment. I did find there was a difference in mica powders, and decided I need to find some that will fire at around 1400 degrees Fahrenheit.
I am feeling for Louisiana as Hurricane Laura approaches that state. The weather people are saying the state will experience surges that one cannot survive. Our community experienced a Category 5 hurricane almost two years ago, and it is something I would not want to experience again.
My screened-in porch still has not completely dried out since it was flooded by Tropical Storm Marco just two days ago, even though it has been hot and sunny. Once it is dry I can finish cleaning it.
I read this quote from the poet Mary Oliver on this blog “Creative work needs solitude. It needs concentration, without interruptions…” And I realized that explains why I could not seem to do anything creative last week, as my mind was on prepping for the new windows and there was no room for creativity.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask