Coronavirus – Southeast Texas

Well, I hope everyone reading this is safe and well during these troubling times. I know it can be frustrating having to stay at home, especially when the bills are coming due, and most of us live from paycheck to paycheck. Not to mention many of you may be experiencing cabin fever, I know I am. However, we have to continue staying home a while longer so we can ensure the safety of our love ones and our friends.

I don’t know about your area, but in mine, here in Southeast Texas, if we get caught being away from our home, and we are not going to the grocery store, it is a $5,000 fine or six months in jail. Now, I don’t know about you, but that is one bill I don’t want to have to pay, nor does jail sounding appealing to me.

One way to look at this scenario is a type of vacation. You get to sleep in, spending time doing those projects that you haven’t had the time to do. Do crafts, read a book, sew, work with wood to build something. Call that friend you haven’t spoken to in months. Bake all those delicious snacks that your family loves.

Unfortunately, the numbers in our area continue to grow daily. We, as a nation, no how-to, come together in a time of crisis. That is what this is a pandemic crisis. Remember to help each other during these times. We will get through this like we do so many other disasters, one day at a time.

It’s not just our nation that has been affected, but the entire world. As of this morning, per John Hopkins University & Medicine, a total of confirmed cases worldwide 1,362,936 and the total number of deaths 76,373 being in 184 countries/regions. This virus has gone far and wide; it no’s no boundaries.

My family now has the time from our busy schedules to sit down and play a game of cards. I have even got to color with the grandchild. We as a whole family have watched more television together than we have in a long time. We have been able to sit around talking with one another about how things have been. Plus, what our plans in the future are.

Be safe; stay home, and remain healthy!

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