Last Friday Dave and I entered the world again: I went to Lakeside Laundromat; Dave went to Walmart. Neither was a particularly fun experience, though I’d say I definitely got the better deal.
Dave tells me there were still lots of empty shelves in Walmart, and no napkins to be found. I thought hoarding of paper goods was a thing of the past, but guess not. The store was busy, however, people were respectfully socially distant and wearing masks. Much better than our last visit to Walmart in Jacksonville!
Emma came to visit us Saturday morning and added some beads to my hair.
Saturday afternoon we got to go visit Matt, Laura, and Emma!! Samson had fun running around the backyard and enjoyed the cool shade and soft grass. Dave and I enjoyed visiting with Matt, Laura, and Emma. We had fun playing Gin and Rummy 500 with Laura, and were treated to a delicious steak dinner out on the deck. And as we were leaving, we HUGGED!!! We decided the benefits of hugging outweighed the risks.
Emma spent Sunday night with us and we enjoyed a lot of time in the kitchen on Monday. We made blueberry pancakes for breakfast, then tried a couple of recipes from her cookbook: Sesame noodles and chocolate cupcakes. Both were delicious! And cutting the recipes down in size made for a lesson in fractions. Looking forward to more cooking adventures later this week.
This is probably where the changes to our lives end: Shopping for necessities and adding Matt, Laura, and Emma to our circle of very close contacts (besides just us two.) We can still chat with our friends here at camp (still no visitors allowed, unfortunately) and enjoy campfires together while keeping the socially distant 6’ or more. But we just aren’t comfortable adding more quite yet. Masks will be worn when near others, but we’ll mostly just keep to ourselves.
Unless the world gets turned upside down once again, our plans for fall/winter have been made. Making those travel plans and reservations gave me something to do while in quarantine. We’re trying something new this season and will be spending about 5 months in an RV park near Dave’s sister and brother-in-law in Port Charlotte, FL. We’ll miss all our friends in Osprey Cove, but will be nice to be near family for a while. Just praying it isn’t too hot down there!
Current situation: Watching the guy from Sullivan Tire replace all the tires on the camper.
Once he’s done, I think Dave is going to hang up his “Gone Fishing” sign and head down to the lake. He’s got a new fishing pole to try out.
Be happy, y’all!