Wow! What can I say? The word I have been hearing multiple times a day for over a week now regarding the coronavirus situation is unprecedented. We are in uncharted waters.
Here in my area, we have 69 confirmed cases, but that is probably a gross underestimate due to the lack of testing, and due to the fact that some people may think they have a cold or flu. Thankfully, most people will recover, but please, if you have shortness of breath and fever, get checked out!
I am not in panic mode yet, but the city is getting that way. The Austin South by Southwest music festival was cancelled. Even the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (and concerts) were closed for the first time in their 88 year history.
Today, all bars and nightclubs in my area have been closed down by order of the county. And schools are closed until, at minimum, April 10, but they will reevaluate that about a week before. Our malls and grocery stores closed early today and will continue to do so unless they close completely. A few restaurants are closed, but that number will probably grow.
My husband, among many others, is working remotely for the foreseeable future. My part-time retail job is still open, but my daughter's company has closed their doors for a while. I feel so awful for her. And to top it off, the wedding planning for November may have to come to a halt. We had five or six appointments set up for later this week, but that may not happen.
Have you seen the news about a guy who stock-piled 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer and trying to resell them on Amazon and eBay? They shut him down for price gouging. Thank goodness! I don't like when people do that. He was whining about being unable to sell them (He got $70 for one bottle). Oh, boo hoo! He finally donated them
But I'm going to be optimistic and say that this time next month, we will be getting back to normal. Please, God, let that be the case.
Feel free to link up with Stacy like I am doing!
Falling asleep as I type.