Life in Lockdown

Sucks, doesn’t it?

Being stuck in the house all day, every day. Can’t go out to dinner, can’t go to a movie, can’t go to a ballgame, can’t go anywhere, basically.

Can’t go to work, cause I’m a driver with nobody to drive. Got laid off, as a result, so I’m another one of the many newly unemployed folks in our country. Thank goodness my wife still has her job and can work from home, as everyone is encouraged to do who can.

Just stay home and order out and get caught up on TV shows. My wife and I got started on Manifest; interesting show.

I don’t like it, friends, but this is our reality. This is what COVID-19 has wrought.

And honestly, if this is as bad as it gets for me, I’ll be very thankful.

This illness is touching a lot of lives, and I’m so scared it will touch someone in my family, or among my friends.

And it scares me that they will die alone and be buried alone, just because of its potential for spreading. That’s just heartbreaking.

My heart goes out to the people on the front lines of this war, doctors and nurses and health care workers, some giving their lives in the fight to save others. I cannot thank you enough for your compassion and courage. Bless every one of you.

Same for all the people working in the grocery stores, doing their best to keep the shelves stocked, in spite of all the greedy folks who have to hoard stuff so other people have no shot at getting any. Shame on you. A little less selfishness would go a long way, here.

And anyone else out there doing whatever they can to help us get through this, thank you so very much.

I don’t know when we’ll turn the corner on this thing; it could be a long while, yet. And while that’s discouraging, even depressing, we must all do what we’re asked to keep it from getting worse. Please.

This is unlike anything our generation has ever faced before. It’s time for us to prove what we’re really made of.

Do your part. Stay home. I recommend Manifest.

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Life in Lockdown

  1. I went to the grocery store today for the first time in 2 weeks. I didn’t find any bathroom tissue, but I scored 2 half-size boxes of Kleenex and a pack of 1-ply napkins for my reserve. Desperate times; desperate measures. 😲 I’m not sure which generation is yours, but this is unlike anything faced by the boomers, Gen X, the Millennials (aka Gen Y … “Googled it”), or Gen Z has faced.

    My hope is that this will be an eye-opener to a lot of us (us = almost 7,774, 700,000 people at the time I write this). Perhaps we needed a pandemic to realize that “we’re all in this together”. 🥰 What I hope it’s NOT is Gaia’s antibody to eliminate an dangerous infection … us. 😨 😲 😰 🤢

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