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Social Distancing with Dad

Social Distancing with Dad

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I helped my dad today. He called me last night and asked if I would help him put in some windows at a house he was working on. He’s replaced all the windows in this house over the years and was on the last two. We did uphold social distancing as the window was 7 feet wide and we each had to hold onto one end. Then when the window was in we were separated by the glass, plus our masks.

It was good to see my dad outside of a zoom window. Our family has been having zoom sessions once a week and while they are great and nice to see everyone I’d much rather be able to see everyone in person.

I don’t know when it will be safe to gather once more. I don’t put that much faith in early loosening of restrictions. We’ve got masks though and do the hand washing so at least there is that and that is more than so many other people are doing. Earlier this week I went to the supermarket to get groceries. I only do this once a week, alone and masked. I see so many people who do not have masks or are wearing them wrong. It is disheartening.

At least there is Some Good News. No, no good news on the virus abating but rather the Some Good News NEtwork that John Krasinski has started and it is really sweet. We watched three of the episodes last night with the kids and they loved it. Eva especially loved the second episode. If you haven’t see in before check out the very first episode.

There are five of them so far. We look forward to more Good News!

Homebound Lockdown with this Crew

This band of nuts

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Who do you have on your pandemic survival crew? At my house we have a couple of great kids who have been working very hard to keep active with their studies and learn new things. They are distance learning from my sister, Tara. She has Science projects for them to each learn. Allison has been working with the kids on their studies from school. She’s also keeping us fed and making sure that a schedule is followed but not too strictly. There is room for adjustments.

Each morning we watch the school principal start off the day with announcements and prayer. We also catch the livestreams that our priest are doing for our parish. They have been doing daily Mass and also the rosary. We also get some behind the scenes pictures of how they set up for the livestream.

The kids have been connecting with their friend online. We’ll try and connect with the cousins soon, too.

I try to keep up the entertainment portion of being home. I’ve gotten a number of games, toys and movie for review and we are going to check them all out. Lots of learning ones in there, too. Any way we can keep conversation going around learning is good.

What is your family doing during this time?