2020 Life Logs, Day 85: Breakthrough Day . . . Finally
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Weather: Overcast; High 42 degrees, Low 36 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I had a productive day. It felt like I broke through the fog and was productive for the first day in quite a while. I didn’t finish the photo editing/organizing project I have been working on for months, but I will finish it tomorrow. Hurray! Hurray! And as is happening more and more as each day of face-to-face isolation continues, I spent a bit of time on the phone with family and friends. I talked with my niece in Charlotte, with friend Jane Woodin who returned yesterday from Florida, with friend Midge Frieswyk about home schooling issues, and then tonight Justin and I talked for over an hour. Justin, Jo, Ziggy, and Coco have been self-isolating and working and schooling from home. They are feeling healthy, the kids have three hours of on-line instruction each day which helps to facilitate the working at home with kids at home, and last night their horse Hopi had a male foal that Ziggy named Barnaby. Business is slow, not yet at a complete standstill, but slow enough that Justin has had to cut back on staff. He is still paying off the business loan from Hurricane Maria and is having to anticipate another one to get through these times. But the really interesting part of the conversation was about Ziggy’s productiveness on various fronts. Ziggy has a game called Farm House Fortress that is available to download on Apple tablets and computers. Justin thinks he used Hyper Pad that he learned about at a science camp last summer to create the game. In addition, Ziggy is creating comic books and stop motion animated shorts under the name of Zitron Productions. And he is producing Zitron music sets. Justin said he really can’t keep up with all of Ziggy’s various projects. He is certainly a busy little guy these days. He will turn eleven in two weeks, so I am trying to figure out what to give him to support his creative ventures. What he wants is a quail, but I’m not sure I get that to him. You can order 100 quails to be shipped, but not just one. Justin also talked about the frustration of completing the paperwork for Jo’s US citizenship. Certain documents are due on April 8, but all of the government business offices are now closed due to Covid-19 and they can’t get the documents needed. Heather and Jed are running into the same issue with their house closing. That was supposed to happen tomorrow but when I talked to Heather about it yesterday, she wasn’t sure they were going to be able to go forward with the Governor’s new order that keeps all non-essential workers at home. What unprecedented times we are living through.