|My hometown beach – if you look real hard you can see the surfers|
Since my sons were out backpacking, and Sara was home alone and I was bored and feeling down (on Saturday) I invited her over. FIRST TIME I\’ve seen anyone in the family in the flesh. We had an impromptu dinner and a lively 2 and a half-hour visit. Even the cat and the dog were excited to have the company! It really lifted my spirits.
She is a nurse and told us that they have cut her hours down drastically. She doesn\’t mind since at first, they were expecting a deluge of COVID-19 patients and only received 1, and that one person did not die. She was working hard during the first couple of weeks, in preparation. Since then, they are only attending to those \”emergencies\” that come in for non-related covid19 – Most surgeries have been postponed. She would love some time off.
Navy will be taking a mandatory 10% pay cut – which is too bad since he was an \”essential worker\” and this is how he is rewarded. Oh well. I\’d really be mad if the Governor wasn\’t also taking a pay cut as well, as it should be. My friend\’s son is taking a position within the California State Public Health. He is moving from Hawaii and should be on the job, just in time for his 10% pay cut. I\’m happy my husband retired from the state when he did. I have a cousin who works for CalPers in Sacramento. I know too many friends and family who are employed by the State of California.
Gavin is allowing the counties to open up – He basically has given up. He knows he can\’t force people into staying at home plus he knows California has to get back to work. We cannot afford to stay home indefinitely. I do wish my county would open up hair salons – The one I go to, said in a Facebook post, as a business, she can\’t stay closed too much longer before going out of business. Now that is sad. She is a single mom and has this really nice posh-type salon. It is one of the better ones in my town. I can\’t imagine then, how hard it is to remain closed, for the smaller ones. We will be losing many small businesses, that I used to patronize regularly and they will be missed. So California will be seeing some hard times ahead.
Sunday I invited my adult kids over for a BBQ. The rain has left and sunny days are on the horizon.
I\’m still staying home though for the most part. If I go out, it is for essential items – I\’m not going out just to go out per se; although I am TEMPTED. The afternoons, around 2-4pm are hard for me. I need something I do, in that time frame and only in that time frame. I haven\’t decided what that will be yet. Ho Hum.
I hope all is well – healthy and wealthy and just stay safe and do what is right for you, while also, looking out for others. Both can be done responsibly.