3/26/2020 Day 11 of Staying inside/ Quarantine
It is such a beautiful day at the beach! It is 80 Degrees Fahrenheit outside and the water temperature is ranging between 76-79 Degrees Fahrenheit, according to SurfLine.com. I wish I could go and enjoy this gorgeous day, but because of the Corona Virus, I am staying inside.
This Corona Virus is insane! As of right now on FOX News stated that the US Corona-Virus Pandemic cases are as follows: Total Confirmed: 69,684 and the Total Deaths are 1,046. The World Cases are as follows: Total Confirmed: 495,086; Total Deaths: 22,294.
*Update at 2:55 p.m.
I have been inside the last 11 days and only left 2 times to go to the store.
When we went to CVS, the store was all out of toilet paper and paper towels; thank goodness I still had some. But with all this panic buying, running out of toilet paper would not be an ideal situation. My brother bought a bidet (a low oval basin used for washing one’s genital and anal area) toilet seat attachment so he doesn’t have to worry about a toilet paper situation.
What is also nice is that Instacart is still delivering as well as delivery from some food places around town. I ordered Instacart the other day for some essentials and frozen food. I would have to say this is a lot easier than when we were in St Thomas during Hurricane Irma and Maria 2017. We have power, air-conditioning, working refrigerator and freezer, we have ICE! (That was a big deal for us in St Thomas- It was HOT! And drinking warm vodka drinks was hard to swallow). I am not getting eaten alive by mosquitos, we have tons of movies to watch, music to listen to, we have internet, our phones work, we have our essential items ( Alcohol, Weed, Nicotine Gum- When we were in St Thomas, Peter couldn’t get any Nicotine gum, so he had to resort to smoking cigarettes, and that smelled horrible, but he is addicted to nicotine, so he did what he had to do). But we made it through 26 days on the island of St Thomas and made it through 2 Category 5 Hurricanes within 2 weeks (there was almost a 3rd Category 4 Hurricane Jose, but as people jokingly said online “ Hurricane Jose had too much Jose Cuervo”, because he was all over the map and very unpredictable.
You can read my book here: 624 HOURS: My Daily Journal during the Worst Hurricane’s in Atlantic History!
That was such an unknown time, just like now, but in a different way. This is a world-wide pandemic that hasn’t stopped growing in deaths. In a time of such uncertainty, I would recommend for myself and others, in the words of my mother and I’m sure parents everywhere, “It’s Better to be Safe, Than Sorry”.
As I have been inside, along with many other people in the world, I have been watching lots of movies. Although, on Saturday 3/21/2020 I started to get a little antsy and sick of being inside. But then I thought of the doctors and their messages: “I STAYED AT WORK FOR YOU. STAY AT HOME FOR US!”
So, what I did this last weekend to help me stay inside was watch Contagion- The Movie and then I followed it up with the T.V. series Containment- T.V. Series . Watching these movies freaked me out because of what is going on, so I guess I got what I was looking for… not wanting to go outside.
Thank you to: HealthCare Professionals, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Sanitary Workers and anyone else I forgot who is helping during this pandemic. You All Are Amazing!
These people are truly pure angels! It takes a lot of courage, bravery, selflessness and a beautiful heart to do what these people are doing. They are risking their lives, the people around them and loved ones, to help very sick people who they don’t even know. I don’t know about you, but that is INCREDIBLE to me! Thank you to all of you helping and saving lives! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Everyone, Please, try to Stay safe, take every precaution you can and try to smile during this time of sadness.
Be Thankful for Your Blessings and Have a Beautiful Day!
In case you want something to watch, check out us parasailing on 3/15/2020, the day before we started our quarantine.