In the middle of March we fled New York City, where we’d spent the winter while the kitchen in our Hudson Valley house was being remodeled. I figured we’d be away for a few weeks until the hubbub died down. It’s mid-July and we haven’t yet returned.
Here in the rural Hudson Valley, we have zero active cases of Coronavirus, but we have not forgotten the horrors of springtime here. I still haven’t gotten a haircut, even though I can (the husband is getting one on Friday, so we’re getting there). When I’m out on my walks, locals have no problem wearing masks or keeping their distance.
Our lives have changed far less than many of our our loved ones. We both worked at home and are fairly introverted. My husband still has his job. And yet, we are anxious, as most are. We worry about friends and family in Texas and Florida, where cases are spiking. We worry about those who are hungry or fear being so.
Anyway, I wanted to say hello to any of you who happen to read this blog. I am thinking of you and hoping you are all well and safe. I have other posts to make for the future about Jane, the Factory Girl, but it seemed most important to me, as I return to the blog and other social media, to just tell you I care. We will get through this somehow, but it’s easier when we get through this together.
Sending hugs to all.
Hi Nadine, Like your life, my life hasn’t changed much. I had my left hip replaced Jan. 27th and it took me four weeks to recover. About the time I started back to the museum and walking, the virus hit. I was getting nervous being around the people I saw at the Poulsbo waterfront so I walked the hills here in Kingston. I didn’t have to wear a mask as there were no people around, but the hills became too steep for my back, so my doctor sent me back to Poulsbo. I wear my mask if people are around… Read more »
I’m glad your hip is on the mend. Like you, we live in a more rural area, so we are able to go without masks if people aren’t around. I hope your heart heals soon! Yikes. Hugs back at ya.
It is wonderful to hear from you. I am glad you are healthy. We have been quite busy. We closed on a house, in Coupeville, on New Years Eve. It has kept my partner, Dina, busy as she self-isolated. She has returned to her two day a week office job, with an abundance of ppe. She says she looks like she is ready for surgery, she is a book keeper. Since I work at a hospital, I have not been able to stay at home. It has been a stress-filled time, but we do what we must. I sent my… Read more »
Hi, Laura! So wonderful to hear from you! Congrats on the house!
When your poetry book is ready, let me know. I’ll be the first in line for a copy!