My afternoon reading session with Norah on FaceTime, Camille looking over her shoulder.
This morning, Frisco was awake at 6:15 and I scrambled to get dressed and get him outdoors. By the time we got back, I was wide awake so my idea of going back to bed wasn’t going to happen. I got myself ready and headed to Hy-Vee for some groceries. They have made accommodations for seniors to do their shopping between 7 and 8 am so they don’t have to be in a crowded store and they have good access to the items that are stocked overnight. There were plenty of people shopping but there was room to distance yourself, cart wipes were available, and I was able to get everything on my list, including toilet tissue. The paper product and cleaning product aisles have been empty this last week - people are hoarding.
The coronavirus cases keep on climbing but I believe there would be so many more if people weren’t staying at home. It also may have not gotten this far if our government had acted sooner. Now, it turns out that they knew weeks before we were notified and many used the information to sell off and reduce their losses on the stock market. New York has the most cases and they are locking down the city and bringing in National Guard troops to build additional hospitals. It has been declared a national emergency and it is pretty darned scary. With so many public offices and businesses (all that are unnecessary) are closed, the stock market is at an all-time low and they are now saying that we are in a recession. Many of the older folks are saying that the times remind them of what it was like during World War II.