Below are the highlights of 2020. To see highlights of prior years, use the MONTHLIES menu above.
Due to COVID-19, there's not been much going on this summer. We haven't seen Rachel since Valentine's Day other than via Skype. Andrew got laid off and has been searching for work for a long time. Bruce and Eileen continue working, Eileen entirely from home, Bruce almost entirely at the office. We get out some weekends we feel adventurous, but maybe only once a month. We seem to be drinking more wine now. And eating takeout instead of eating at restaurants. But then, isn't everybody?
And now states, including Virginia, are forcing businesses to close or severely limit customer density. Food and grocery deliveries are still allowed. People are losing their jobs, can't pay rent, things are getting bad. We're buying or making masks, buying cleansers and disinfectants, etc. if we can even find them. Eileen continues working from home while Bruce has to continue going into the office. St. Mary's Home now disallows all visitors and implements strict staff checks every shift. Rachel is doing fine, but we miss her.
Later in the month some states decide to let businesses reopen under pressure from protestors. The Fed is giving in as well. Probably looking at a second wave of cases.
Another NG building closure and deep cleannig due to a COVID-19 case.
Have you noticed there haven't been any photos uploaded here yet this year?
Looks like the coronavirus is here now. Uh oh. Eileen starts working from home mainly to avoid having to take the train into D.C. Probably a wise move. Later in the month, her office closes and requires everyone to telework. St. Mary's Home limits visitations to families only.
Bruce continues going into work, but they close the cafeteria and gyms, including the showers, due to a report from someone who came in contact with someone else who was infected, so he can no longer ride his bicycle to work. Later in the month Bruce's building is closed for a day to get deep-cleaned after management learns of another individual who was either sick or in contact with someone sick.
Coronavirus worries everywhere but in the U.S. Really? I've got a feeling I know how this is going to play out.