Went for a eye-opener walk since the restraints have shut down again for take out only indefinitely. Where I live is a suburb of San Francisco that has grown from semi-small town when I first moved here almost 30 years ago to high end shopping. When my kids were school age I'd drive through downtown … Continue reading Downtown Walnut Creek
How incredibly inefficient!! Monday I would have sat it out 14 days for the woman and her daughters who tested positive and the one I took sailing. Here's the deal with that, I quarantined immediately after she left and have seen no one. That's me, anyone else would have just gone about their lives with … Continue reading No results still…8 days later
Went in to get tested, it was pretty easy actually. I signed up on-line a week before when the girl who works at Trader Joe's didn't back down from visiting and staying with me. What I didn't expect is that other family txt'ing me saying they're all positive! Doing the math, out of possibly 10 … Continue reading And now, I wait
The freeways here are still blocked off for the on/off ramps to Walnut Creek after the past few nights here, I've stayed home after staying at my son's house. I spent most of yesterday on the phone, which is good & bad. It was nice to chat with people, at the same time it put … Continue reading Vote
Trying to power through this whole thing by studying for my IFR, it might be the slow road since I'm older and the practical is on ILS/DME runways with the last thing being GPS approaches. I have decent hand/eye, not just for my age. We've been on the SIM, yesterday we headed out in the … Continue reading Really 2020?? It gets worse??
The Bay Area is opening up, we've been in it the longest. A lot is still closed, gyms & salons are still closed. Supposedly retail opens up for curbside only, which will be interesting. Walnut Creek is kind of shopping central, we have a lot of high end shops here including a Neiman Marcus with … Continue reading Day 65: So ends my COVID chapter blog
Empty Cannery Row pics & the fly by as profile pic Besides the crazy hotel night where my neighbors were continually knocking on my door, starting at 10p and scaring the crap out of me, this has been a nice mini-trip. Would I say it's safe to travel? I don't know about commercial airline travel … Continue reading Day 60: Putting my big toe in the water
My mom is fine, we got out a little just to get her out of the house she's been locked into for the past 2 mos. with this squirrel as her BFF. The grocery stores have calmed down, the beaches are still all closed. It was Cinco de Mayo when I flew down there, was … Continue reading Day 54: Mom’s OK
Perfect flying day, it was now or never to fly down to L.A. solo. I kept checking the forecast for Friday and it kept switching up on me from sunny to cloudy. This beach fog is impossible to time, it'll be a few sunny days and then fog forevermore. It's easier to visually time it … Continue reading Day 50: In L.A., @ my mom’s
One more week, some tough decisions to make. Gearing up to fly myself down in a small plane to L.A. on Friday for Mother's Day weekend with my 83 year old mom who I haven't seen since this all started, she's been in isolation this whole time. She's already survived her 1st cousins on her … Continue reading Day 48: Do I see my mom for Mother’s Day?