Dispatches from the Pandemic – Day 7

What a roller coaster day. I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday so it’s going to be back to back today. I think the social isolation finally hit me yesterday and I started off pretty out of sorts. Then I got a sad call that a former colleague had passed away from cancer and it hit me pretty hard. He was my age. An amazing person who did a lot of good in the world. He will be missed.

Then about midday the cleaners came. I went back and forth on whether to cancel or not but decided that cleaning was the right thing to do. Need to keep things sanitary and they disinfect way better than I could. So to keep distancing, R and I went out driving around. Well, he drove and I did conference calls and answered emails. We stopped at Total Wine and he scored a bottle of 190 proof grain alcohol that we can use to make a disinfectant spray. Remember to dilute it down to 70% … use a Pearson square for the math. Experts say that full strength it doesn’t work as effectively on viruses.

But I had a good Zoom call with my team and decided to schedule an impromptu Virtual Cocktail Hour at 6…well that turned into a Virtual 3.5 hours and was so much fun that we’ll do it again next week. My friends are crazy and fun and I miss them so much. But this helps keep us sane.

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