Trying to Get Back in the Groove

Day 224 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 6,667 cases and 138 deaths, and for Florida are 854,256 cases and 16,652 deaths. Today there was 4 reported cases in local schools for a total of 96, and 494 people are in quarantine. One of the local deaths was my friend, Sam Lopez. She started out as one of my students many years ago and soon became a friend. She will be sorely missed.

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I am working on getting back to my routines prior to the flooding of my house during Hurricane Sally. I have been at my new location for a month and am still settling in. I am hoping to move my table that my friend Craig Bush made me to my new location, so I will be able to get my printers off the floor. I did find a bookcase last week at a Habitat Restore, though most of my books are in the Pod. To me a bookcase is an essential for a house. I still need to buy a comfy chair and two end tables.

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Having to begin teaching two days after I moved in left me even more disorganized than usual. I am so lucky to have such wonderful students, who keep coming back for more, in spite of it all. Friday is the last day of classes. This term seemed to have flown by.

Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash

My flood insurance did not include temporary housing. But because Bay County was declared a disaster area, FEMA does offer housing assistance. While I got some initial help, I needed to apply for continued assistance. So yesterday, I spent the afternoon filling out the form and gathering documentation, which all added up to a small book. Then I had to scan everything and upload it to their site. I could have mailed it, but I thought this would get there sooner. Paying my mortgage and paying rent have strained my pocketbook, so I am hoping to be approved.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask

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