Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The First Ten Days into our Quarantine in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

We arrived back in the USA 2 1/2 years ahead of plans.  We are sad and disappointed...our dream od traveling the whole world is being interrupted by an international catastrophe and we have nothing truly to complain about...we are healthy and alive,  It has been an amazing 3 1/2 years so far and we will pick it up again when our world is healed.  Here is our world map and stats as of today...

We quickly settled into sister Andrea's home to begin our 14-day self-controlled quarantine.   it was a bit eerie at first, settling in for a long stay...we haven't been in one place for more than two weeks in a long, long time...not since our one-month stay in Oska, Japan two years ago.  Out of the last 2 1/2 years, sister Andrea has joined up for 14 months...she pops in for a few weeks, hangs out with us and then goes home.  Then a few months later she returns.  She has become our mule for supplies we can't get overseas.  

It didn't take long to settle in, find our separate corners, and learn the rules of the house.  We visited the store for supplies a couple of times, bought enough food to last a while...not toilet paper or course, and settled into watching the news, ad nauseum, and coming up with things to keep us occupied.  Bobbie started doing home repairs and completed reorganized the basement, Andi started at new puzzle, and I began making daily video messages.  Ten days into our recluse, we started making medical/surgical masks to donate to first responders.  It took a few days to get up to speed and or first box os 35 makes went out to a doctor friend and her clinic in Colorado.  Her need was intense and we really felt a lot of joy in our little jester.

We've taken our temps far so good...and have probably put on a few extra pounds.  We are healthy, still like each other, and are daily more hopeful that our world will heal.

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