March 29, 2020-
I began serious application of Coronavirus Disease 19 response planning, on Leap Day, February 29. In the past thirty days, these have happened:
Work stopped, on March 6, at 3 p.m. Part of that was Spring Break, but my employer stopped assigning people on March 11. I got some pay, this past Friday.
I said “see you soon” to friends who have since closed their businesses, moved away from college dorms, stopped playing gigs in local clubs and are generally sequestered.
Learned a lot about navigating Zoom and opened an account with that medium. Hosted my first meeting on it, today.
Have been catching up with reading, journaling and, yes, Netflix.
Have made plans for “journeys in place”-studying various topics.
Kept in touch with people across the planet, to see how things are going.
Have done take-out orders, just so some support is going their way. Same with food boxes from the Farmers Market and groceries for a pop-up food bank at the Toyota dealership.
It’s standard stuff, and part of being a member of society. Would do it all over again, no questions asked.
Brighter days are ahead.