Monday, March 23, 2020

Super Skinny Corona

I've left the house only two times in the last nine days. When they closed our church I decided to just stay in and try to limit my interaction with others. Well, on Saturday we decided to go on a mini road trip. There is a scenic road called Chuckanut Drive that goes up into Northern WA and overlooks the San Juan Islands. The weather was stunning this weekend so we decided to take a short drive. It was gorgeous!

We found an empty viewpoint so we jumped out to take a few pictures. It felt so good to be outside and looking at something besides our yard.

Beth took this of me and my super skinny husband!

(This picture was taken in April 2017)

 We decided to stop at a local burger sho and the food was really good! It was a walk up so we drove to an empty parking lot and ate in our car. Then it was onto the freeway for the drive home.

After a few minutes we heard something that sounded like a low-flying plane. Then Chuck noticed the 'low tire pressure' light on the dashboard and sure enough we had a flat! We couldn't remember the last time we'd had a flat tire! And we were in an area where the speed limit was 70 so of course people were going closer to 80, they were flying by us! Chuck jacked up the car and took off the lug nuts but still the tire wouldn't come off! It took our roadside assistance about an hour to get there and the young kid (they get younger every year!) had it done and we were on our way in about 5 minutes after he got there! What an adventure!

Diana went out hiking last weekend. She and P didn't see too many people out where they were in Pennsylvania!

Sharaya has had a nasty cough so she called her doctor. She had a drive through appointment and they came to her car in full gear.  She doesn't have Covid-19, thank goodness. However she does have bronchitis so now she's on antibiotics. Thankfully it's nothing too serious.

Washington State is an epicenter for this coronavirus and our hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. We recently set up two giant medical tents at a ball field just a couple of miles from our house. Just helping to reduce the amount of people coming and going from our hospitals. They built a second one next to this.

Thanks Google

There was an older gentleman at our church who got the virus and we found out he passed away on Friday. I heard his wife didn't get to say good bye. It absolutely breaks my heart! 

All of our schools and restaurants are closed. Tonight our Governor put out a 'stay at home' order requesting everyone in Washington State do just that: stay home!

This is such a serious virus you guys. We definitely won't be leaving the house again for a while. I went grocery shopping today and got enough food for a couple of weeks so we're good.

What measures has your state taken?
Is everyone in your family healthy?
I hope and pray you're all doing well!


ellen b. said...

I love Chuckanut Drive. Glad you could get out of the house for awhile. Love your super skinny husband's hat. Missing my Sounders right now. What a sad story about the member of your church who died and who's dear wife could not be at his side. That has got to be the hardest thing. Brings tears to my eyes. So glad we know the One who holds our future in His hands.

Jeanie said...

This IS a serious virus. I'm so sorry your church member has passed. It's so sad he couldn't be with his wife. I think we all live in terror of that way of passing.

Michigan has closed down till April 13, which means no Easter with the Toddlers and probably beyond for me (I am considered very high risk and will probably stay in longer, even if they lift things then). But they are doing the right thing and all we can hope is that it stays that way. I've been in for 10 days now and laying low before. I don't mind it at all but I hate it being for this reason.

I love your road trip idea. I am going to suggest that for Rick and me this weekend if the weather is nice. Take a short drive somewhere nice and maybe a picnic. The getting out would be good.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Hi Cindy!! What a wonderful idea to take a car ride. I'm going to suggest that to my Mister this weekend. I go out about once a week. The Mister is still going to work but doesn't come in contact with a lot of people. It is so scary. Your hubby looks great. Stay healthy!!

Rebecca Jo said...

We;re all healthy so far- but it makes me a nervous wreck... such scary times.I dont get people that dont take it seriously.
I think I need a drive myself - I havent been out of my house in nearly a week.
Look at your hubby!!!!

16 blessings'mom said...

We are here in rural NY state, we can still take nice longs walks down the road to look at the cows. We're planning to go for a ride tomorrow, and stop at the Dunkin Donuts drive through, which used to be just a blip in our day, but now will be a focus! We'll look for an empty park, and get out and walk a little. We might stop at Walmart and have one person run in, gloved and masked, to get some supplies. It's a strange world right now, but I'm super thankful we live where we do, and glad to be quarantined with six of the kids and the husband, not all alone. I do pray for people who are alone during this, and for those who can't be with loved ones, especially like the man from your church. That is extremely sad. Your husband looks so happy and healthy, btw!!! Good for him!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm glad you got out for a road trip. Your husband is looking great. So sorry about the tire. Thankful Sharaya is okay. Wishing her well. So sorry to hear about the man from church. We are staying in. Haven't been out in 15 days. Will need some groceries at some point. Missing my time with my grandson. Take care and stay well.