I would have to guess yesterday was my first day in a true coronavirus lifestyle. It will take a little getting used to.
My day involved banking, shirt laundry stop, Publix, receiving 5 boxes from Comcast, keeping groceries and Comcast delivery, exhausted, took a 3 hour much needed nap, missed TV sports, TV otherwise sucked last night.
I worried about everything I touched. Pruell delivery had not arrived yet.
Publix a disaster.
No carts. Had to wait a few minutes for one. Used Publix’s Pruell to wipe the hand portion down.
It could have been a few days before thanksgiving or Christmas. Publix packed. Aisles crowded. Jammed. Took forever to go up and down. I even ran into a woman pushing her cart. Her ankle. My apologies humbling. She thought the whole thing funny.
More shelves empty. Toilet paper not replenished. Clorox still gone. Tissues scarce. Bottled water less than half the usual supply.
I bought for tomorrow. Spent over $150. Never spend even $100. My freezer is filling up.
When I arrived home, 5 boxes from Walmart waiting on porch.
Unloading the car and bringing in the boxes an effort in itself. I’m too old for all that lifting.
Unpacked and kept everything.
My first Pruell arrived. I Pruelled everything. It came in an 8 inch tall and 5 inch wide container. One for the house and one for the car. Terrific! I smell antiseptic constantly!
I was exhausted. The shopping and keeping things too much. Hit the bed. Slept for 3 hours.
Normally, I do not mind being home evenings. Always some good sports. No more, however. Everything cancelled for the season.
I can live with movies. Especially the old ones. Not one last night any good.
Not the best of evenings! A drink or 2 would have helped.
I e-mailed Sloan yesterday to stop over. I need Sloan to set up the computer for my next Irma and Me. This one to be titled Coronavirus and Me.
Sloan always worries about me. She e-mailed this morning. Not coming. For fear of coronavirus. Not to affect her. Me.
Sloan is manager of the big sport clothing and equipment store that is part of the Margaritaville complex. She wrote she did not want to endanger me in the event she had picked up the virus.
She is going to set it up through her computer. She has access to mine. Then she will walk me through what to do.
Key West lost a giant tuesday. One of international fame.
Seward Johnson died. Eighty nine years old. At his winter home in Key West. Johnson’s home is near the Southernmost Point on South Street.
Johnson’s forte was sculpturing.
Marilyn Monroe in front of the Topic. Johnson’s. Two of the tall sculptures in front of the Custom House in years gone by, also. A couple ballroom dancing in full formal attire. The work based on Renoir’s A Dance at Bougival. Recall Unadulterated Surrender. A bronze version of the famous D-Day newspaper photo of a kiss between a sailor and a nurse.
His works will long be remembered.
May he rest in peace.
Typical Key West weather the next week. In the low 80’s each day.
Simonton Street is finally under repair. From Truman to Front. About time. Long overdue. Sidewalks to be repaired also.
Work started last week or this week. Began at Truman and will work its way toward Front.
The City responsible for the work. Selected the contractors.
I recall when the State repaired North Roosevelt Boulevard. Took forever! The reason being the construction crews did not work every day.
I sense the same thing occurring already with the Simonton Street repairs.
Saw no one working yesterday.
Everyone getting ready for coronavirus in one fashion or another. The question arises as to whether wisdom will prevail in each instance.
It was announced thursday the Lower Keys Medical Center was ready and waiting. Seven rooms had been made ready to serve as isolation rooms.
A problem from my perspective. Enough rooms? Seven a mere pittance. If isolation rooms are needed, it will without doubt be more than 7. Then what do we do?
Key West and the State’s Monroe County Director for Health have not thought the problem out sufficiently. They must think outside the box.
California’s Governor Newscom issued an Executive Order thursday. The State is authorized to take over hotels and motels to use as hospitals if so required during the crisis. Already one motel has been appropriated. The San Carlos. It is being used to care for and isolate passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship.
One thing Key West has a lot of are hotels and motels. It would not be a bad idea to plan for their usage if necessary.
Insanity! Insanity! Insanity! Man is frequently crazy!
Pedophilia in the Catholic Church bad. No question about it.
How about a government encouraging pedophilia. It happened. In Germany from 1969-2003. The sickening and bizarre sexual experiment about to be described reflects shades of Dr. Mengele.
Lawsuits have been initiated on behalf of the children now adults who were legally placed in pedophile situations.
Specifically involved is the Berlin Senate.
The activity is described as the Kentler Experiment. Helmut Kentler convinced the Berlin Senate that pedophilia could have “positive” consequences on children who were unruly or “feeble minded.” They would benefit from “adult sexual education.”
He convinced the powers to be that children would be “head over heels in love” with their new father figures.
It cannot be ascertained whether the Berlin Senate formally agreed to the situation or approved it behind closed doors.
Whatever, the Berlin Senate has acknowledged its responsibility in these cases. All that remains is for settlements to be negotiated.
An amazing story!
I discussed yesterday the Federal Reserve Repo of $1.5 trillion. The money directed to Wall Street to insure certain banks and other financial institutions would not go under.
Appreciate that $1.5 trillion is an amount equal to the total amount of the student debt, more than twice as much as the original TARP bailout during the 2008 financial crisis, and nearly 30 times the net worth of Michael Bloomberg.
Where does the money come from? The $1.5 trillion? Simple: From thin air. The Fed simply adds some numbers onto a balance sheet and the money is created.
The stock market went up 1,980 points yesterday. Based on Trump declaring a national emergency and $50 billion in funding.
It will go down again next week.
No matter what is done, we are heading for a world wide recession.
Many schools have been closed through out the country. New York City has declared an emergency situation. However, its schools remain open.
Mayor de Blasio has an additional problem if he closes the schools. One hundred thousand children are homeless. The only meal most get each day is the one the school system provides free. How do these kids get fed if the school system closes down?
De Blasio smart. He’ll work it out.
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus and are in isolation in Australia. Hanks appears to want to keep people advised as to how he and his wife are handling the problem. I sense to make people aware as to what will confront them if they are similarly diagnosed.
Hanks and wife issued separate statements yesterday. Hanks’ second in the past few days.
Hanks reported, “There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one day at a time. There are things we all can do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no?”
Hanks also wrote, “Not much more to it than a one day at a time approach.”
Hanks’s wife Rita exposed her sense of humor: “From here on out, the only Corona I want is from Mexico and you drink it!”
Enjoy your day!