Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Blather-- Extreme Social Distancing Day 2

Well, I managed to get into the building to leave a cart of books at the entry way. Students are going to be allowed in tomorrow between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and then from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m. to pick up personal belongings and paper assignments. When we left on Friday, we thought there would be another day of school. There was not. 

The elections have been postponed until June. I normally don't vote absentee, but this seems like a good time to do that. 

Got a lot of work done; read Mosier's Summer and July, Lenz's The Step-Mom Shake-upArmendariz's Julieta and the Diamond Enigma and Dilloway's Five Things About Ava Andrews. I will put all of those on my list to purchase. Chee's We Are Not Free was a bit too young adult for my readers, although I always find stories about the Japanese Internment interesting.

Netgalley and Edelweiss Plus are saving the day in a BIG way for me!

In addition to checking on the elderly and the people in your life with young children who may be scrambling for child care, make sure that the young, single people you know have a back up system should they become ill. My girls are fine; Picky Reader's classes at the University of Cincinnati are all on line, and her job is transitioning to working from home. Claire, in the most amazingly prescient move I have ever seen, moved into a tiny house off the grid near Athens, but has friends in the area.

Of course, Sylvie thinks this is the best thing ever. If only there were more food in her dish. All the time. But she is enjoying her walks!

Ms. Yingling

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