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April 20th, 2020 at 04:32 am

I honestly lost count on how many days we've been in quarantine. I think it's been 33 days with many more to go. As you may already know, New Jersey has been hit hard trailing New York. It seems that everyday, there are over 3,000 people testing positive for COVID-19. The last count for our town is 367 positive and 11 deaths. Our county is the ninth in the state with positive COVID. Our governor said that the curve has been flattening, but the amount of stories of people losing their love one is heartbreaking. The paper featured a story of a family who stayed on the phone with their dying father for 36 hours. They just wanted him to know that they were there even if it was not physically. I cried.

Not all is negative, lots of communities have banned together to collect food and money. Today, my BFF dropped off a bag of potatoes and beer for my husband just because I mentioned it in a conversation. On a personal level, I feel that this has brought me closer to my faith. Going forward, I hope not to take things for granted. Financially speaking, the last 30 days have been the lowest in terms of money spent on life. My cc closed yesterday at a little less than $800. It's usually about $1300-$1500. We charge everything and pay the credit card in full at the end of the month.

Please stay safe and well.

2 Responses to “Update”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    New York and New Jersey have been very much in my thoughts. Here in Chicago we are also hit hard, though so far it seems that hospitals are not quite as overrun. I am puzzled by the protests happening to stop the stay-at-home orders. Do these people think the virus is going to listen to them? I don't get it.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    It is heartening to see the kindness of many in this time. Very nice of your BFF to drop some goodies off for your husband.

    We are in downstate Illinois and right now one of our nursing homes is a hotbed of Corona, while the majority of the county has few cases. I just figure it will rise as workers from the nursing home go out and spread it.

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