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Shelter in Place: Day 29

This is the update for Saturday, April 11, 2020.

It was cold when I got up in the morning; when I checked my weather app it said the temperature was 40°. I decided to take a walk, expecting that there wouldn’t be too many people out. And there weren’t, at first, but as the day warmed up plenty of maskless people who didn’t seem to feel like properly distancing appeared on the neighborhood walking trail. (I passed one couple who were jogging abreast of each other, taking up the whole damn walkway, and they didn’t even bother going single file to pass me. I stepped as far off the path as I could and turned away so I wouldn’t breathe their air through my balaclava; one of them said “Good morning! Thank you!” and I wanted to throw something at them, lol.)

Anyway, I had a good walk, and once I was off that main path I didn’t see too many other people. Afterwards I showered and ordered Shane’s for lunch. Mom had sent me some medical face masks, so I put one on for my trip to pick up the food, and I also stopped into CVS briefly to get some allergy medicine for Sean. At least in there, proper safety precautions were happening. Most of the other customers and all the employees had masks on, and the prescriptions area had marks on the floor so people would wait the right distance away. At Shane’s, I had them drop my food in through the passenger window again, and yet again I shifted it to a plate immediately when I got home, threw out all the packaging, and scoured the countertops and my hands.

While I ate lunch I got some writing done on a story I hadn’t messed with in awhile, and then I watched a few episodes of Kim’s Convenience, and then I decided to sign up for Disney+ and watch Frozen 2. I didn’t watch it completely uninterrupted; Sean and I submitted our tax return about half an hour in, and then I stopped again to order dinner, and again to shuffle all the food into different containers when it arrived. By the time we finished the movie (which I enjoyed quite a bit!), it was time for bed.

All in all, it was a nice day. I continue to be unhappy with other people’s lack of caution about the pandemic, but at least I am able to be cautious myself.