|Chicken soup for me then|
No soup for you!
I love you Ron, I love the fact that your administration skill has kept this place open all these many years.
I love the smell of your posts when they are warm from your mind.
I haven't always liked you and we both know that.
But I love you.
I know this virus is not a thing you want or need to talk about and we will all be going "out" whether we like it or not. My last living older brother lives nearby, he is on AISH and has no resources whatsoever. He is really having trouble isolating but I will go and bring him food because I know he will need my help.
This is good.
Many people will still be taking advantage of services currently available but I anticipate that might change as it has elsewhere. We are on the cusp of the battle here, like that opening scene in Saving Private Ryan. You are probably also surrounded by people feeling like that. Many people are tense and feel the gravity and it tends to weigh down the thoughts.
So what didn't I do today? I didn't go out and get a Large Steeped Tea double double, I didn't do that because I am eliminating contact that isn't necessary from my daily routine. I didn't worry about making sure the dining room table was free of recent tax papers, I didn't do that, the table won't be used this Sunday because no one is invited for dinner. I didn't go to the store to get anything, not today, I know I will have to, but not unless I must.
As an essential worker I did my best today to get my customers connected and in service without endangering them or their families. I did my best today to make sure the infrastructure I touched was sanitized after I touched it so my co-workers and I can continue to work through the crisis. I did my best today to make sure that I did not become a burden on the system that I am depending on to protect and care for the people that I love. I did my best today to help protect my children, one of whom is an essential worker and has to see other people every day. I know that one day my best efforts will not be enough and like most people I will be infected by this "novel" virus. I am hoping that my efforts to delay my own infection will help my wife's mother, trapped in a old folks home in lockdown. I am hoping my efforts protect my wife, who still has to work in an office where there are visitors every day.I did do all this and will continue to do all this every day.