Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Reminding Myself what Life under COVID - Day 202

 My days are a little off from Brent, who gave me the idea for this series. I'm starting with Mar 11, which was the last normal day for me. Mar 12 changed everything.


We have a data site for Colorado. Most things are trending down, which is good to see. Many things are reopening for me, but we still have a mask order. As I move around town, most people, I'd say 90%, are complying in businesses. 

I watch the list of outbreaks from CO, in a Google sheet, which is funny. Overall, it's not too many, and few near me. I do try to check if I'm traveling around town, to be sure there aren't active outbreaks.

The gym has most people complying, but I think it's closer to 80%. I'm about to complain about a few people, mostly because I don't want the gym shut down. Can't quite decide there. I've been outside for yoga and swimming, but this week was the first class inside at night. Hard to breathe at times, but overall, I'd rather wear a mask and have yoga than none.


Life is opening up a bit. We had our first tournament with our team, albeit without one girl that had exposure and needed a COVID test. We won, which was cool. For the most part, the day felt normal when we were playing. Coaching girls, working on skills, building excitement and fixing mistakes.

The weird part is it was a small facility, with a number limit. This  was from the landlord, and I'm not sure if this was COVID related. In any case, no parents, and really no kids between matches. We ended up with just adults running a game as refs, no book. 



Most clients are still remote only and not in the office. All events are still cancelled, and we aren't sure what to do. In fact, Redgate has said we're working remote until Jul 2021 as a default. A trial starts in Oct for 20 people in the Cambridge office, but the other offices are closed and not sure how we will move forward.

Most everything is virtual, though ConFoo is saying hybrid. I'm tempted to submit, on the off chance that I can go to Canada in Feb.

On the local side, I'm scheduled for the Nov meeting, and I just tried to reserve library space for 10. I'm thinking to do a small meeting live and broadcast for others.

At least work is busy. There are no shortage of things for me to do, and lots of clients to work with. We're doing more hand holding, and we're actually doing well. I'd have never expected that.


I have a trip booked. Again. In a couple weeks I'm supposed to go to DC to see my mother and brother. We cancelled this over the summer, but I think this one will go.

We've stayed in a few hotels for volleyball, and we've used our condo again in September. It seems slightly normalish, other than the lack of people and masks. I wonder what flying is like, but I'm not concerned. This week a study came out that they couldn't trace any infections to a plane. Not a completely positive note, but at least nothing negative.

We are thinking to go to Kenya in Jan. It's a quiet time, and it's one of the few places that takes Americans. We are a little concerned there won't be enough stuff to do for tourists, so we haven't booked it yet, but I think the next few weeks will help us to decide if it's worth a risk.


Wearing masks is becoming more comfortable, but no less strange. We're doing more, but it's still limited, which is surprisingly distressing to me. It's not depressing, but it's a low level of discomfort with the state of the world.

Politics don't help, nor do the comments from people that still seem to dismiss the horrific state of the world.

At this point, I can't really complain, life is good for us, we're healthy, we get to do some things, and we also have security. I find myself actually really busy catching up on things around the ranch.

But I'm still unsettled, and the prospect of 6+ more months of this is daunting.

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