Social Distancing – Days 73 & 74 – A Diary

Wednesday and Thursday – Hot and sunny!

It never ceases to amaze me that in Maine, we go from late winter to summer.  SOMETIMES there is an in between season called “mud”, but otherwise – BAM! It’s summer!

Our pool is open and our inner circle is opening.  This past weekend we dined with and gave hugs to grandparents.  Char and her BFF Lizzy have started hanging out again and Kelton can now see his girlfriend with regularity!  We are trying to take is slow – we helped our church offices in a big move Thursday night and everyone wore masks and it was strange to see people in such spaced out groups, but these are the times we are living in!

Char has her She Shed mostly cleaned out and the mattresses from Wal-Mart arrived.  She opened them and they are airing out waiting for a cover and sheets!  The ONLY issue we see so far is a potential electrical one (always) – one of the circuits isn’t working so Kelly has to check that out.  Final pictures to come when it is done!

Char’s garden is growing!  Slowly but surely and even now that it is before June our yard is in good shape for enjoying this opportunity to slow down and contemplate life’s purpose.  I’d be lying if I said we haven’t had struggles.  My travel business is in the tank right now.  I know it will come back but it is hard to see the forest for the trees, as they say!  The whole world looks different and I am asked all the time what will be happening in different parts of the world for fall and winter and I don’t even know if I will be able to go to the beach three towns over next week.

Another blogger called this time a “Golden Captivity” (If I can find the post, I will edit this and add a link) and those words have stuck with me lately.  If I had to make a list of the positives and negatives of the last 3 months it would be a mixture for sure.  I think those two words really sum up so many of my feelings at this time.  I can’t quantify the loss or gain at this point but I feel like the after effects will be staggering.  I like the old normal.

Days 73 & 74 and counting….

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