COVID-19 Coronavirus Diary – March 21, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Day 8 of Self-Quarantine

The weather is a lot colder today than yesterday’s 80+degrees. It’s only in the 50s. On the agenda today was lots more yard work. We needed to finish cutting up the tree that was cut down yesterday. When I say “we,” I really mean Kip since he’s the one working the chainsaw. My main job was to clean out the old dog kennel. It has been out of use for many years since the huge tree branch fell on it.

This is the first spring in more than a decade that we haven’t had weekends filled with soccer games and horseback riding lessons. So even before the self-quarantining, we were finally feeling like we had some extra time on our hands.

As we were outside, working our neighbor came over to talk for a few minutes. His kids and grandkids were coming over and they were going to eat some Popeye’s take out in his front porch, picnic-style, all keeping up their social distancing.

He told me that when he goes out to get the mail he sprays cleaner on his mailbox handle and does mine at the same time. #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors Typically, I had been just trying to pull down my jacket and not touch the mailbox handle with my bare hands.

In the evening we had Day 2 of family game night. Kip had to do some work, so it was just me and the kids. We played a bunch of games… for many, many hours!

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