Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Stay at Home, day #1

Well, in case you haven't heard, there's a virus out there. I live in Indiana and up until yesterday, I was still going to my job in the RV Industry. The governor declared us on a Stay at Home order which means we had to shut down.

I'll be honest, I'm looking forward to the time off. I've put in over 50 hours in 4 of the last 5 weeks and a couple of those weeks was just under 60 hours, so yeah, I'm looking forward to some time off.

On the other hand, I don't want to go without the money for that long either. The good news is, I was supposed to have surgery (on my nose to help me breathe) today so along with all those hours, we had been putting a little money aside to help pay for that. So I'll be good if it ends up only being the 2 weeks that they are saying now. It won't help that now I'll have to start saving all over again to when I reschedule the surgery.

Part of me thinks we are over reacting to this virus. That it's a glorified flue, but I also have a wife here that has a weak immune system due to her auto immune diseases and the medication that she takes for it so I'm also all for it. I don't know what I would do if she got that sick. It's very confusing times.

Other than not going to work, my life doesn't really change much. We don't do a ton of stuff outside our home life anyways. We already do a lot of shopping online. We already do our online ordering and picking up of groceries. Our greatest risk of catching the virus is my daughter works in the food industry so she's still working. They have a drive thru but they also accept carry out. I wish they would have chosen to lock the front doors and just use the drive thru but it is what it is.

We didn't overstock on groceries when all this happened, we've just been buying what we normally buy, except for the fact that we can never find basic things now. We had trouble finding more eggs and hamburger, butter and bread, sometimes pasta is hard to find. It's ridiculous. We've been fine on toilet paper because we always buy that in bulk and we bought some just before this hit.

I love seeing all the charity coming out of this but I also think, where is all this all the time? I'm not really one to talk because I don't do much, charity wise. I donate blood occasionally and that's about it. I did sign up to play basketball against the boys and girls club but they cancelled it. It was supposed to be tomorrow so I had already backed out because they scheduled my surgery for today. I do plan on volunteering a few times a year once all this is over but I had decided that before this. Maybe everyone doing all this extra charity will grow and cause people to do it more after all this is done.

Now that I have all this time on my hands, I guess I should probably post here a little more often. I can't use time as an excuse anymore, at least for the next couple of weeks.

No comments:

Post a Comment