I have not been writing much for several reasons. We are living in extremely trying times. I hesitated to write about them. Then I remembered this is for my children and their children. It needs to be recorded along with my feelings about it.
COVID-19 has been devastating all over the world. It is a virus that even experts in the field of virology and infectious diseases aren't sure of the correct ways to handle it.
As of the latest information available on September, 2020, deaths worldwide are more than 890,000. In the United States 192,000 have died. It is devastating.
I live in a remote little town in Iowa. Right now the county I live in has dropped from the highest percentage of new cases in the state to second. The only businesses in town are a bar and a gas station. Both are closed because employees have contracted the virus.
I am considered high risk because of my age (73). The son I live with is diabetic and extremely high risk. We stay home except to pick up groceries which we have delivered directly to our car and to pick up medications which are also brought to the car.
We do occasionally take a drive through the country to keep the cabin fever away. It helps immensely and we don't come into contact with other people.
The rest of my children are in another state. We are in contact by phone.
My son who had the car accident is also high risk because his immune system is still compromised. The same is true for his son. They are both fine and still recovering now.
My other son and his wife are both working again. Their state is still having problems with the virus so they take precautions. Both their children are married with children. So far so good.
My daughter and her husband also have two children. All four are working. My grandchildren will probably take their college courses online.
I hope that the children will all be schooling online. I know that if my children were still of that age they would not be attending a school. Their well-being is too precious to me.
So far we have endured this corona virus for 3/4 of the year. I have hope that next year will be better.