Spring Break 2020

Spring break 2020 was quite different than we originally planned. We had plans to go to Florida and hang out with Grandma and Grandpa Stubler, but COVID-19 put the brakes on that idea. Instead, we hung out at home and tried to make the best of this crazy lockdown. We joined in all the great neighborhood activities, like putting stuffed animals in the window and drawing positive phrases on the driveway so kids could get out of their houses for scavenger hunts. It definitely helped get Carter and Emery interested in going around to see what all the houses had. Since we didn’t have much else to do, we spent some time prepping for Easter. The kids got all of Easter baskets out and hid them around the house. Hopefully, the Easter Bunny can find them all when he comes in a couple of weeks.

I have been keeping busy with a few house projects. I finished putting up wainscoting and painted all the walls in the office, and put a fresh coat of paint on the ceiling in the dining room. At this rate, the whole house is going to get repainted by the time the lockdown ends.

 

Week 1: Covid lock down

Wow, what a crazy couple of weeks. The disruption to everyone’s lives is just unbelievable. We’re doing our part to flatten the curve, with the recommended social distancing, grocery delivery on the regular, and stockpiling of toilet paper.

Thankfully our schools were somewhat prepared by having an eLearning plan in place.  Although it was meant for snow days, it definitely has helped in this situation. The first week was pretty tough because Julie and I are also trying to work full-time. We made it through and I suspect the following weeks(?) will get better as we get into a rhythm.

Both of the kids have had a crash course in video conferencing. They are doing mostly Zoom calls now and a lot more video calls on Facebook and Facetime.