March 22, 2020

Our First Week in CoronaVirus Quarantine

Our First Week in CoronaVirus Quarantine
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for March 22, 2020

It has been a week since I've been in the company of a human being outside of my immediate family.  My days aren't really that much different since I work from home normally, but not being able to go out with friends for dinner and such certainly has been an adjustment.  We usually do a lot of socializing.  It's been nice having the boys home because we always have a good time together.  We even had a 3 hour game of Monopoly the other night which actually ended without anyone flipping the board over on the rest of the table.  That's a big step for us.

Our daily 2 mile dog walks have been more enjoyable than usual although temperatures in the thirties and forties have probably been contributing to that.  It's nice to be able to see some of our neighbors while we are out and about with everyone counting the number of feet between us to be sure we are following the best social distancing practices.  Weird times.

We even talked the boys into joining us today which must mean boredom is really starting to take hold.  Blue is ecstatic with all the attention he's been receiving lately.  He's starting to think Corona Virus must be just like Christmas.

We were excited to see at least one of our albino squirrels made it through winter and was excited to be bouncing on our bungee corn.  It's funny how they seem to show up every time we start feeling down about things.  We like when our Guardian Angels come around to signal everything is going to be just fine.

It actually has felt quite a bit like Spring with all the birds showing up.  It probably also has something to do with us filling the feeders again.  That seems to help get them to stop by our yard.

We caught this guy hoarding seeds and shamed him into realizing he should save some for the next bird.

We were impressed to see that there are big areas of open water growing on the lake.  It also appears the ducks are getting ready for some Spring mating, but we were kind of surprised to see it looked a bit like a Mallard Sausage party.  The poor lady ducks are probably getting harassed quite a bit.

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