Opening Back Up

May 6. 2020-

I asked my friend, who owns a small natural foods cafe, how she was going to go about re-opening her dine-in area, after the go-ahead bell is rung, next Monday.  She will go with patio service only, for the time-being-as the ambiance of the establishment is “tarry awhile” and indoor tarrying would bother her sensibilities.

There will be several “return to normal” efforts, over the next few weeks.  I am likely to get a haircut, next Monday.  My monthly check-up at the chiropractor went on today, as scheduled.  Turning right, into his parking lot, off the main artery between Prescott and Prescott Valley earned me a tirade from the guy behind me, who doesn’t like the idea that there are turn-offs, along his route home.  Some things aren’t going to change, COVID or not.  In a couple of weeks, I will head down to Phoenix, for my four-month dental check-up and cleaning.

Several Zoom calls will last the rest of the month. June will bring a different set of expectations, but we’ll cross that bridge, when we get there.  The gradual lifting of the curtain will be enough and may feel like a century has passed, by the time Memorial Day weekend arrives.  I want to see people remain healthy, to the extent possible.  God knows, we’ve already lost enough people, these past three months.

I have felt closer to the night sky, during this period of upside-down, whilst still getting up at 6 a.m., as the joy of morning is still very much in place.  That short mid-day cat nap makes all the difference.

6 thoughts on “Opening Back Up

  1. Please be very careful, Gary. The general attitude here is that we are not nearly ready to open up, and when we do, things will be very different than what we have known! We probably won’t be able to walk into a restaurant in California for many months, though takeout is possible most places. Our governor has allowed curbside delivery at clothing stores, sporting goods stores, florists, and restaurants starting Friday — but even the stores are holding back on this.

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    • The mask will still be on my face, and as far as eating in-just as in California, most restaurateurs will hold back. We haven’t even peaked yet. Yes, things will be eerily different, even when the virus is spent.

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