Day 17: It’s a Good Day to Shelter in Place


The Wellness Park during my morning walk.

I’m in a great mood today! I finally sent off the last of four magazine stories that were on deadline. It fills like a great weight has flown off my shoulders. WooHoo! Now what?

I feel like I can do all the things I’ve been wanting to do, but didn’t have any time, like cleaning out the laundry room, my closet, do the taxes and make tamales with my daughter. We’re also going to try DIY pedicures later today.

The stories I’ve been working on were for trade magazines and I found them interesting, but challenging. I had to call to interview various business during “Shelter in Place” for most of the nation. I made a ton of calls to get a very few live people on the phone. Mostly businesses have a message that they are closed due to COVID-19. But, I eeked out enough and talked with some very interesting people. I learned how they are coping with these strange and uncertain times in places around the country very different from where I live. It was educational to say the least.

Now that I’m done, I’m proud to report that our Shelter in Place is going well. We are all getting along. That’s remarkable, since we have three adults working under one roof.


Too much raw pork makes pup’s tummy ache.

The only problem we encountered was Waffles, who ate last night’s dinner of pork chops while it was defrosting. I had the package out on the counter. My husband moved it into the sun on a bench in the back yard. Waffles jumped up and ate a pound of raw pork and plastic wrap while nobody was watching! He’s finally getting back to normal a day later.


My new scarf-mask look when I leave the house.

What’s going on in your part of the country with Coronavirus? Are you sheltering in place and working from home?Ā 


3 thoughts on “Day 17: It’s a Good Day to Shelter in Place

  1. It’s good to hear that it’s going well. šŸ™‚

    Around here, most businesses are closed too. Not being able to go anywhere has been pretty good for our budget! šŸ˜…

    Thankfully, we’re still stable employment-wise.
    Some people we know were not as lucky. Those in non-essential jobs that can’t be done from home have been laid off. Those in essential jobs, such as health care, are putting their health at risk every day.

    • Thanks for your comment. I have friends who are laid off from businesses who had to close. They also have the type of jobs that can’t be done remotely. We feel fortunate to be able to work from home! I worry about the people working in the medical field! What a scary time for them.

  2. Only essential workers right now. I am a nurse and I also care for my aging mom.Life is on stuck here curbside or drive thru open. Driving to work, my hometown reminds me of a ghost town. Everyone is doing thier part to help keep our home town safe.

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