Pretty normal Tuesday. Did get out and mow the lawn, so that’s done.
Work, school, a little play. The new usual.
One of our iPads is down. Won’t take a charge. Mine had been acting up, with strobing and bar code lines across the display, but leaving it powered off over night seemed to clear that. The other iPad isn’t taking a charge, at all. Won’t turn on no matter which cable or charger is used. It’s been having difficulties for a while, and the lightning port is clearly generously moving anything plugged into it. Just got the kid some STEM software she liked, too...
As the end of the third grade school year draws nigh, we’ve been discussing what to do with the summer. With some of the recent openings nearby and in our state, there are other options. My office is still very supportive of working from home, and the kids are in routines with the new normal, so we think we’re going to wait out a cure or herd immunity or some kind of comfort with treatment ease and reduction of fatality.
We have been talking to other close friends who are also shut-in, about careful play dates, for the kids and adults.We struggle with the same pauses, also realizing that we’d hate to be the ones to get our friends sick if we unwittingly carried something to them, or the opposite.
It really seems that nothing has changed with the virus. We’ve all done good at flattening the curve and slowing the spread, but nothing has been announced with the usual scientific or medical redundancy, or without a counter claim of some kind. No better or clearer understanding of detection has been announced. No certainty of the virus’ longevity in the air or on surfaces. Some, but not concrete or undisputed.
We have much of that covered for influenza. We even understand a lot of that about rhinovirus.
We’ll get there, sure. Not there yet. So until we are, we’re flying low and solo.
I do hope that those with less generous circumstances, or who feel the need to return to work and play, can do so carefully. I would like to learn that we’re all being ridiculous, but that isn’t yet, either. I want everyone to be able to do the things they need to do, but not make it so I can’t do the things I need to do. Party animal stranger standing at gas pump across from me gives me coronavirus, and I’ll be pissed.
Won’t do anything about it, but you know that’s how it’s going to happen. I’m wearing my mask, and avoiding groups, and washing my hands like a maniac. It’ll be a random waft of infectious air that gets me.
These things run through my head.
The kids aren’t asleep yet. Sigh.