May 6, 2020 – Today is a monumental day for us. Our VFW Post used to have Food Night every Wednesday. We’ve been going for several years. They have not been open since just before St. Patrick’s Day. This is due to Coronavirus, and has been a good decision. The Governor of the State of Nebraska has reduced restrictions and okayed openings with caveats. As a bar serving food, they have decided to open and test the waters. We’ll see if folks are willing to venture out tonight or not. We’re not expecting a huge crowd, and think it will be manageable.
Yes, people are concerned. Nationally, the gambit runs between panic at going out and mob protests about “rights being violated by being quarantined.” People, please! Your rights do not supercede mine to stay well. Think further than yourselves! Don’t be selfish. We need to look at the greater good here.
Yes, most of our people are retired. That doesn’t make us less important to the world than those who are younger. Those of us who are venturing out do so cautiously. We feel safe since we know the premises will be cleaned and sanitized. The rules are being followed. We know our close friends have been careful because folks our age need to be. We all want to be able to see our grandkids when this is all over. We didn’t reach this age by being stupid! Will I go to a restaurant for dine-in? Unless it was where my son works, no. I know how clean his employer keeps the place. I’m not ready to get into the mainstream general public yet.
I do believe there will be many more cases of COVID-19 diagnosed. The Babe and I are on the list the Governor requested we register on. We had no symptoms all through this ordeal. We receive check-backs from the state asking if we’re still ok. If we are not, we will be monitored and only if they think we need testing will we receive testing. That’s how it should be. If you are well, there is no need to test you. I think there may be misinformation about testing. Just because I want a test doesn’t mean I will be tested. I can only be tested if I develop symptoms. I don’t think some people understand this concept and this is where the public needs to be educated by facts and information, not led by emotion and rumors. Please. Let’s be sensible as we venture out.
While we are looking forward to seeing our friends again, I’m going to say there was a frantic moment yesterday while I was using Pro Writing Aid to edit my book. The software highlights errors like spelling, tense, offers more interesting word substitutions and the like. Well, as I got to the end, I became aware an entire chapter disappeared. Panic set in. Luckily, I had a copy in Google Docs so I copied the chapter and inserted it where it was supposed to be. I’ll run it through Pro Writing Aid one more time, then set to work to see if anything isle disappeared. Pray a rosary for me today, ok?
Since it’s a little weird today, I’m just going to pin a quilt or two before settling in to read for a little while. It will all be ok, for sure. I have faith in the universe and God that it will be ok. Not going to get too excited about anything. Except for seeing our friends again. That is worth venturing out. Thanks for reading today. I appreciate your support very much. Hope to see you tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it was to be out in a very controlled with environment with our friends. See you then! Be well!