Hubby and I ate out TWICE this week. The first venue was a card table on a patio of the restaurant at least ten feet from any other table. The second venue was a picnic table on the lawn of the restaurant also far from other tables and with canvas on the side to prevent those on either side from sending their breath our way. Disposable menus, masked staff, and one-way doors in and out were the rule. I felt reasonably safe. I have reached the time in my life where I feel this venture is a bit necessary or I will accept being a hermit permanently. We used alcohol gel on hands before touching utensils and glasses and then washed when we got home and tried not to touch our faces. I did eat the french fries with a fork and then used my fingers toward the end.
I live in Trump country and most of the people I encounter think this is all too much carefulness (nonsense), which means I have to be even MORE careful. I will NEVER understand how science became the enemy.
My daughter and her family drove down to the Carolinas to spend a week with friends and a week in a rental house on the beach last week. She left the dog for us to watch. Below nice and clean after I gave him a bath in the sink.
When daughter and family return on Sunday to get the dog I will be cautious about making the visit short and not inviting them inside for refreshment. If they are OK in 14 days, I may drive up for a visit....maybe. My daughter said she felt safer in a house that they rented...not sharing an elevator, not sharing a hallway, not needing a restaurant or sharing a swimming pool with anyone but the family they are close to. She was in a much larger box for 10 days that I have encountered...but still a box!
Regarding Isaias., my daughter's vacation was denied only one day due to rain. They were able to pool swim and beach walk and it has certainly been a wonderful trip for them. Here in our area, we also had no trees down and missed the three tornadoes that were just miles away! No flooding, but one leak in the roof above the upstairs bathroom! Now not sure if that was wind-driven and not a problem or if we need to inspect the roof.
As an update from my last post, my friend from Scotland who IM's me weekly through FB revealed that he is indeed a "trans." I thought our messages had been somewhat odd and while I playfully teased him about wearing red spangles, I am so glad I did not mess up and embarrass him or me by saying something stupid! I asked a mutual friend and she told me he came out a little over a year ago. I am sure he is terrified of his decision...especially in conservative Glasgow! I then immediately Googled information on this, because I have not a clue how not to say something unknowingly mean or non-constructive. I feel painfully for him as he is in his 40s and alone. So hoping he lives a good and full life.
Planning on staying in the "home" box in the coming week, although I may go out food shopping. I can order it in, but sometimes my list misses stuff as I start to cook---like my cornmeal. Where in the heck did that go?
Hope all of my readers are finding their boxes well-cushioned and full of views of green grass and views of summer and a tiny window in the cardboard to see the future.