Corona Confinement – The Big Q: #14

The Big Quarantine: Monday, March 30, 2020


The Day in 30 More Days: Welp, fine.

The Day in Take Out: I have plenty of food in my apartment, but some of my neighbors are restaurants and during Covid Confinement, we are supposed to help our neighbors when we can. Today I got my favorite meal from LuciusQ: A cup of chili, a small order of cheesy grits, and collard greens. (This isn’t a “real” meal offering. It’s the one I created based on how I like to eat.)

The brave new world of pickup means I selected a pick-up time, the earliest being about an hour out from when I placed the order. No problem. By the time I got there though, there appeared to be a mis-cue with door dash taking my order not once, but twice. No worries. The good folks packing orders got me fixed up right quick. I hope someone else is impressed with my LuciusQ ordering skills. Plus, I was so happy to be in proximity of my humans (people who have served me food before and will do so again) that I would have hung out for however long it took.

In fact, maybe the way I was eyeing the bar stools where I usually take my LusciusQ feeding was a little creepy. But really, what is creepy anymore?

Side note: To prepare for this momentous human interaction, I took off my every-day home jeans and put on jeans that look reasonable. To complete my look, I put some actual shoes, not house shoes on my feet. Still stylin’!!

The Day In “Wow I’m Really Invested in Jigsaw Puzzles”: Sorry. But one of my biggest time fillers right now is the 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Four more weeks being inside by myself means I’m probably going to need more Jigsaw. I’m not the only one. Jigsaw puzzles are in high demand, higher than Christmas. That is one unexpected spark in our faltering economy.

I saw a friend of mine while I was walking today. She said puzzle are her ‘winter-thing’ and she is puzzled out. That is some sad, sad timing.

The Day in Prepping My Mom for Tomorrow: I’m trying to do a porch drop off of fresh supplies for my Mom once a week. Tomorrow is the day. This should be simple. I just call my Mom, ask her what she wants, she tells me, and tomorrow I show up with her stuff.

Well, I called her today, pen in hand, and before I could get started she said, “you are not going to believe what happened.” I can tell you, if I was making a list of phrases I don’t want my Mom to utter for the next four weeks, that is one of them. But, of course, I took a breath and played along.

Turns out one of her hearing aids broke. The left side still works, but she is greatly diminished without both of them operating. Her hearing aid store is open but only by appointment and under very specific restrictions that their 3 minute voice mail message will tell you. (Also, glad they are in the hearing aid business, not the voice-over business.)

Getting this, or any information into my Mom’s head has now become quite challenging. She can mostly but not quite hear what I’m saying and, of course, face-to-face conversation is out. A single hearing aid mishap is not a disaster given all that is happening around us (my Mom said this first), but it is something we have to work on. We are just waiting for the hearing aid folks to return my call to figure out what we do next.

In the meantime, I kept asking my Mom what she needed from the grocery. She was quite distracted and every answer was a variation of, “They always break, but of all times. I should have a back up hearing aid.” This went on for a bit. All I know is she wants tuna, lunch meat, and, I hope you’re all sitting down…wine. This where I kick my super adult skills into high gear and make some decisions. More tomorrow.

The Day in Miniatures: The next couple weeks communicating with my Mom are going to be fun!

Hello? Hello?



Peace to you! Be safe! Do good things!

Covid 19 Info

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This organization needs funds and donations to keep feeding furloughed restaurant workers for the Restaurant Workers Relief Program. All donations go right back to the restaurants in your city that are feeding people in need.⁣

We need supplies: diapers, baby food, tampons, toilet paper, canned food, and shelf stable food.⁣

We can only buy in limited amounts so we need you to help us⁣
Please order online at @amazon @target @walmart @instacart @meijerstores or any delivery service, buy supplies through your account and ship it to the local restaurant that is giving in your city.⁣

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CDC – Cases in the United States


Updated March 30, 2020

These numbers are updated regularly at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.

COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*
  • Total cases: 140,904 (March 27 = 85,356)
  • Total deaths: 2,405 (March 27 = 1,246)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)

* Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date.


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