My husband seems to find an excuse to run an errand at least once a day. Home confinement drives him crazy as he is a people person. I am not. I like people well enough, but unfortunately, I like them better across the Internet or through an email. I think I fall short in the friendliness skill area. I find I spend a bit more time on Facebook visiting others virtually as they handle the pandemic.
Friko asked if we could go out. Our state is one that shut down early and has been able to maintain a flat line with few upticks. Therefore, our stores are open, our restaurants are open as long as the food is served outside and tables are at half capacity, our doctors and dentists are accepting appointments if you are feeling it necessary. Other retail outlets are also open. We are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces and wear masks when we cannot distance outside. We can now drive more than 100 miles from home and the few states to the north of us will let us in!! I used hand sanitizer on myself and all over the car handles, etc. when I get home.
I still place the mail in a box by the door and then later spray with alcohol before I open it. It may be a useless precaution, but we are dealing with life and death here. I wipe down the wine bottles when I pull them out of the cooler for use and sometimes the boxes of food depending on how I feel.
We do not take trips yet, except that one to the historic city I wrote about earlier. We got out in the canoe and the motor boat...but even those have been delayed due to the horrendous 90 degree days here.
I mentioned Facebook and wanted to write about two friends that seem to be messaging me quite often with rather long talks back and forth. I am not really close to either of these people. I met them at my son's wedding years ago and have not seen them personally since. One is a former CIA person who now works for the emergency services in his state and the other is a young man who works on computer tech stuff near Glasgow, Scotland. They both are in their early 40's and not married. While we only talk about things like gardening or in the case of my Scottish friend, how he wants to dress up when he can finally get out and celebrate at a nearby bar... I do often wonder why they message an old lady like me. They both have parents they are close to because I see the posts on FB. They both have expressed a wish to find that "someone special" so maybe they are thinking I may know some single girls...which I actually do! But cannot imagine how in this time and distance I could work out something.
Anyway, I cannot help but wonder if there was no pandemic, would I be juggling this unusual virtual friendship? Life is funny and odd but, man, if I could hook these very nice men up, I would!!