Last night there was a PBS show on the history of country music, in the days before you had to start your training at the same time you learned how to talk. The thing that got to me was the song writing, besides being about trucks and beer the big hits were from the heart. … Continue reading Day 14: Put my brain in reverse
This was supposed to be until April 7th in the Bay Area, no idea now as it keeps getting worse. With the rain, any attempt to get outside is a no-go too leaving my options to very few at home now. The rain should clear up next week, that part will be temporary at least. … Continue reading Day 13: No end in sight
We lay around, go for walks, eat, lay around. Let's see if I can write something positive today as we crawl to the supposed backside of this shelter in place. The statistics in the U.S. have stayed the same, 2% death rate according to my calculations. Ran the numbers for Italy, it's 10%. Looks like … Continue reading Day 12: It’s a dog’s life
Yesterday was just ugly for me, usually I'm one who goes into action in a crisis and then falls apart when it's all good. With everyone home and good, it was my turn to finally fall apart and lose hope for all of mankind. There have been a few instances where I went into "Heller" … Continue reading Day 11: Are we there yet?
Right before I go to sleep and the second I wake up I hear, "Coronavirus." Over it. Here's the thing about us humans, we thrive on looking forward to something, it's called hope and it's been stripped down to the essentials. Yay we can go outside and make designer masks! Get some exercise by disinfecting … Continue reading Day 10: The end of hope
My hero!! My piano group is all set up on Zoom for today, I'll be tech support this go-around. We finally heard from the woman who was quarantined for testing in Australia, she didn't give us any info in the email if she's even back. Prince Charles was diagnosed today, possibly due to all that … Continue reading Day 9: Elton John’s Birthday!!
If this has taught me anything it's that as unsocial as I can be at times, the internet isn't a good replacement for human interaction. I got our piano group set up on Zoom, just to see if it was a viable replacement for our cancelled meeting. Besides the video freezing up, the sound worked … Continue reading Day 8: Zoom meetings
Maybe that's why I go out of town so much? Well those days are over for awhile. The good news is that my son and his dog made it home safely from New Mexico. Something I saw on the news was that people are fleeing to areas where they will be less likely to get … Continue reading Day 7: Neighborhood persona non grata
They spent 2 nights in the truck away from other people, then I can relax about family since we'll all be together. I'm starting to form an opinion about how this is going to go down, granted I'm nowhere near being a Dr. of anything. We'll all get this, like we've all gotten the flu, … Continue reading Day 6: Family is almost home
Before 9/11, my mom had retired then worked 2 jobs. She was still substitute teaching, then she got a job with American Airlines again in the unaccompanied minors section. She had been a stewardess in the late 50's, early 60's and had to quit when she got married. When she retired from teaching, they hired … Continue reading Day 5: Our lives are changed for awhile