Corona virus, Indiana, and our take

Sher and I returned from Texas to our home in central Indiana the last week of February. The corona virus issue was heating up.  We wanted to ride it out in an area we know. The news kept getting worse and worse. Indiana finally got its first confirmed case, and as of this writing there are now twelve confirmed in the Hoosier state.

Our situation

Yes, we’re both a little scared and a lot upset. I am the poster child for the high risk individual with underlying health issues. I have a Trifecta: 69 years old with COPD and heart issues. I can’t take any chances so we are staying in, hunkered down with our TV, internet and talking with our kids and grand kids via texting and video calling. Are you avoiding crowds? Paying attention to “social distancing”?  (That’s a new term, huh? My how the world has changed in a few short months.)

Stocking up

Some experts say two weeks worth of food and supplies. I think a month is a safer bet, and we pretty much have that covered. What is your take on stocking up? Can you make it for two, three or more weeks without a trip to the grocery? Got enough medicines? A couple of our sons ran into  shelves empty of toilet paper yesterday.

A Meijer in Ohio

A Walmart in Indiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A massive shutdown

Things are going from bad to worse. Schools and universities are closing everywhere. No gatherings of any large size are being allowed. Sports events? Well, forget them for at least a month or two. Concerts, plays, festivals? Nope. (Here in Indiana the Governor has designated 250 as the magic number for the size of gatherings that will be allowed)

What’s your feeling? 

We can’t understand why testing numbers are so low here in the U.S. The President says one thing, his top adviser Dr. Fauci says the opposite. Seriously? Hard to be optimistic about our government’s ability to handle the corona virus pandemic. What do you think?

To our blogging friends

Please please be safe! It’s bad, and we’re afraid it is going to get worse. We can communicate through our blogs and other e-methods which is helpful if, like us, you are wary of any public interaction. Let’s keep in touch.

Oh, wash your hands, wash your hands and wash your hands.

 

10 thoughts on “Corona virus, Indiana, and our take

  1. Sorry to hear you had to cut your travels short. Sounds like you’ve the right choice to stay safe. Hopefully, the worse any of us experience is cabin fever. Now where did I stash that jig saw puzzle.

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  2. Goodness you have to be careful. Especially with your respiratory condition. I am in a similar way, but i am okay til I get sick, then I go downhill very fast. The Doctors have been a little bit slow to respond here but things are ramping up now. I feel like the country may shut down in one to two weeks, but the irony is our Aussie minister has been diagnosed with it after visiting your country and meeting with members of Trump’s family……..

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    • Thanks for your concern and kind comment. Sher and I are planning on being very careful, including no contact with outsiders at all. It is ironic that your minister probably caught the virus meeting with Trump. You take care too and BE SAFE! Thanks again for the visit to our humble blog.

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