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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Week 8 of quarantine - COVID19 update - 5-10-2020

Week 8 of the quarantine was this past week and I'm not sure what to say about it honestly. America is trying to re-open to some degree and get back to some sense of normalcy. I can't figure out what information to believe. Some sources would have you believe that everything is fine and you'd be foolish to stay at home any longer. Other sources report that the virus is spreading rapidly and we are all in big trouble, especially if we loosen restrictions on travel and socialization.

For our part, we're doing our best to limit social interaction with anyone but we're trying to be reasonable and still do some things that are low risk. We have been getting our prescriptions delivered, use pickup service at Target, and we made an Instacart subscription so our Publix orders are all delivered. Some restaurants have re-opened their dining areas and Andrea and I went to Cruisers twice this last week and ate at one of their outside tables, which are setup in the parking lot. We're still not comfortable with eating inside. This past week Andrea and the kids took part in some tennis drill clinics for exercise, but they are careful how they're handling the balls and the clinics have a reduced number of people on the courts.


We've gone for a number of walks on the beach and I've been running a lot to try and manage my stress levels. Paige went with me on her bike this last week, the kids definitely don't enjoy running the full distance with me, but it's an easy bike ride for them. We have seen a lot of snakes out lately and we snapped a pic of Paige near one that was in the road.


Overall cases around the world is over 4 million now and there are over 1.3 million in the USA and deaths in the US are near 80,000. I'm not sure if I'll continue to update the blog with Coronavirus data since it seems like this will be going on a long, long, long time. I don't want the blog to turn in to a Coronavirus blog. That said, it is still a huge factor in our daily life, so I'm not sure.


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