|Food Lion this morning|
Bill and I are still self quarantined here at our home. This morning I went to our grocery store again. This is our only outing. Bill stays in the car while I go into the grocery store. Bill wants to go to Ace Hardware and I want to go to my favorite local nursery. I don't even know if they're open but if they are, we'll hold off for now. I'm trying to minimize our contact with the outside world but I'm not going to totally isolate ourselves here at home. No home delivery for us, yet anyway.
Each time I'm at the store they have upped their safety measures. This morning the cashier wiped down the conveyor belt after each customer's order is checked. Takes a little longer but worth it to help control the spread of this horrible disease.
The store shelves are slowing being filled up but there is still many empty shelves, including my favorite Progresso soup. I was able to get more beef stew meat and artisan bread which I will have today. Today's slow cooker beef stew I am making with red wine. I love cooking with wine. White wine for chicken and red wine for beef. Delicious!
After I finish this blog posting I'm gong out to the Back Forty and rake more grass. I couldn't do that yesterday because of the rain. Today is cloudy and foggy and the temperature is a perfect grass raking fifty-six degrees.
While laying in bed I contemplated the next few months of life around here at Casa Tipton-Kelly. I'm going to miss going into work at the hotel. For thirteen years I've been working at least two days a week, sometimes more at the hotel. I'm used to that routine, a discipline in my life that I prefer. When we moved here from Pennsylvania in November 2007 I didn't have a job. After we got settled down here at our new home, I felt at loose ends. By the following April I ventured out of our new Delaware home and applied at every hotel I could find nearby here at this seaside resort. I got a job the first week. And I've been working every week except for a three month recuperation period when I fell on the ice in 2015 and tore my left leg quadricep muscle. While working after their retirement isn't for everyone, it works for me.
It looks like I won't be working for at least three months. I'll tell you right now I'm having some trouble adapting. But I will adapt. Hopefully we'll all get through this latest Threat to Mankind and life will get back to normal. But I doubt life will ever be normal again after this science fiction come to true life movie we're living in real time now. But we will adapt just as I will adapt to finally being retired, temporarily at least. I look forward to the call to return to work. I'll be ready.