2020 Life Logs, Day 76: Hunker Down
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Weather: Sunny and Colder; High 38 degrees, Low 31 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
While our federal and state governments are struggling with how to deal with the rise of the coronavirus, I know that each of you, like myself, are trying to figure out just how best to ‘hunker down’ and ride this out. Those of us that are retired are at higher risk, but it is much easier for us to just stay at home. Still, it is a challenge. But for working people with children, it is much more complicated. In talking with Heather this evening, she reported that indeed trying to work from home with three children who think they are on a snow day vacation is challenging. I got the ‘snow day’ mentality from watching the Rachel Maddow Show tonight. She was acknowledging that this is way children are thinking and the Goldpebbles bear that out. I really feel like the schools here need to step up. In talking with Justin this morning, he reported that the Ziggy and Coco’s teachers were in Google Classroom training today and starting tomorrow their students will have three hours of online school each morning that will use Zoom for face to face contact and Google Classroom for making assignments. Heather and Jed have heard of nothing like that happening here. Sam is supposed to keep checking Google Classroom throughout the day as different teachers are posting assignments at different times. Hopefully that will get more organized and hopefully there will be something more for Jonah and Ollie as well. At first it was no school for two weeks, but then yesterday the Governor of Massachusetts made that three weeks for all schools. But each hour it looks like it could be a much longer time. Learning to do school from home looks like what is going to have to happen and we need to figure out how to make that transition quickly.
It finally hit me today that my refrigerator is not ready for this, so I made a trip to the grocery store for some basics. Many shelves were empty and there weren’t even any carrots! Tomorrow I am going to try and place an order for veggies through Misfits. This is a company that delivers organic veggies to your door each week. Heather uses the service, so I am familiar with it. If it is not too late, I’m going to give it a try. It is called Misfits because the vegetables are not good looking enough to be sent to supermarkets. Subscribers get a decent rate for buying perfectly fine, but not so beautiful fruits and vegetables. I’ll let you know how that works out.