I posted quite late yesterday. My life seems to be somewhat different than what some of you are reporting doing right now, but Florida counts almost 50,000 cases of the virus and the hot spots are the three counties of in the area known as South Florida where I live (my county is in the middle of the three, with no escape, as the Atlantic Ocean is on our east and the steamy Everglades is to the west). Florida has a total of 67 counties and a population of more than 21 million. The total population of just our three “South Florida” counties is over 6 million people (which is probably more than the pop. of the states of Montana, Nevada & Vermont added together). I haven’t been inside a grocery store, or any other store, since March. My scheduled doctor’s visit was by telephone, and everything else on my schedule was cancelled, including a hair cut. Our beaches will be reopening on Tuesday…so we’ll see how things go. I will be watching the stats on the online Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard for a couple weeks after Memorial Day and the Beach openings before I start venturing out and about (if then).
Thanks for welcoming me here as I get through living though a pandemic in hot spot, taking one day at a time. Wasn’t there a book titled, “Love in the Time of Cholera”? For me, this site is “Friends in the time of COVID.”
Speaking of books, has anyone read, “Where the Crawdads Sing”? I read it for a book club discussion back in March…and then the discussion was cancelled. —Florchi in South Florida, USA