Many workplaces are eager to reopen but many others will still hunker down and follow the advice of health experts. What happens to those still staying home when many others are now going to work? I worry that this class-based society will only deepen and those fortunate enough to make enough money working a job …
Almost four years ago I spun a PokéStop as frequently as I could, ducking outside maybe once every couple of hours to vape and catch as many Pokémon as I could while outside the hospital for brief breaks throughout the day. Sarah was in bed, often resting, as our newborn son lived the first days … Continue reading Pokémon GO… ahead and stay home
Let me start by saying that I’m not crazy. Many people are going full freak out and are washing produce with soap, using disinfecting sprays or wipes on groceries, and not using anything for days after it’s brought in from “the outside.” I’m not doing all of that, but I am taking precautions that I … Continue reading Decontamination.
Safeway pickup was less than smooth. Arrived at around 4pm after the 3pm pickup window opened and found a complete lack of social distancing happening at the pickup spots. Safeway says you just drive up, pop the trunk, call a posted number, and wait for someone to come load your groceries in the back. No … Continue reading Venturing out.
Today marks the end of what I’ll call what I assume will be “easy quarantine.” My mother is going back to work and so it’ll just be Sarah and me with the kids all day every day, while also trying to work full time. I’m not sure what we’re in for next week but I … Continue reading Now it gets real. Childcare, full-time job, and full-time worry.
“Social distancing” is the thing right now. Governments all over the world are telling everyone to stay away from each other – at least 6 feet. We’re going outside once a day for walks around the neighborhood and are keeping a wide berth from other people walking around too. It’s becoming increasingly stressful to spend … Continue reading Social Distancing
After about 13 or 14 years of a pretty great life, we had to put Charlie down today. His health had been deteriorating slowly over the past year after a bout of nosebleeds that started last July and never really stopped. I opted not to have definitive diagnostic testing done and just accepted the medical … Continue reading Goodbye, Charlie
Okay so this is going to be much harder than I thought. My mom has been coming over daily to help with the kids while Sarah and I work but this is problematic for two reasons: She stops on Friday to return to work herself This virus is spreading faster and more easily than we … Continue reading Quarantine: The real beginning
So, we’re quarantined. Maybe home isolation is a better term. Maybe “engaging in self preservation with the onset of anxiety coupled with the stress of 24/7 childcare” is an even better description of what this might be. Either way, whatever this is starts today. Coronavirus is beginning to spread in the United States after originating … Continue reading Quarantine: The Beginning
This piece by Elizabeth Lopatto, writing for The Verge (thanks for the featured image, BTW.), is crazy interesting. I am a huge Apple Watch fan and, despite considering it to be the biggest piece of the platform lock-in puzzle for me, believe it is the most personal device that I own. It has changed my … Continue reading The Apple handCuff.