So, another week of the corona virus goes by. We are still only doing mail order. Everyone is still drawing full salary, whether they are coming to work or not. All the venders are being paid in a timely fashion. We have not received our bridge loan from the government yet but have cautious optimism that we will get it. When I go to the grocery store it is like being in a Socialist country. No toilet paper or paper towels. No canned soup. How depressing. I miss my friends and my weekly poker game. Can you imagine four guys playing poker with me? I show them a few card tricks to loosen them up before the game
Now for this week’s “good” news. That’s sarcasm, by the way. We have been getting a lot of rain, and my back building over the office sprang a leak! $1400 later we are dry again. It is a good thing I have a friend in the roofing business! Our building was built 1n 1928 and is a local historic building. Many of the buildings in Downtown Daytona Beach are historic. Our city is putting 4 million dollars into two blocks of street and riverfront park, across from our store. We are right on the river in a beautiful area.
In the last few weeks, I have seen every movie I ever saw before. I watched “The French Connection.” Wow! Gene Hackman is great in that movie. Two weeks ago, I became a grandpa (a little girl). If I did not go to work six days a week, I think I would go nuts. I guess that the news about the virus is a bit better this week. The news says that the virus curve has flattened. I live in a county that only has 440 cases of the virus as of this writing. My county has 538,000 people. If you do the math there is less than one tenth of one percent chance of getting the virus here. Still, that is too much for me. Personally, I don’t think we will be safe until we get a vaccine, but I have hope that it’ll be here in the not too distant future.
Well, I did not mean to depress you. If you check out my Facebook page you will see happier stuff. I hope you are all staying safe. I pray that this will end sooner rather than later, and that my next post will be a happier one.