We made a command decision this morning in our house: We decided to postpone indefinitely our first RV trip of the season.
There you have it. We watched the news this morning and were inundated once more with the torrent of information and advice about how to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. One bit of advice hit us squarely in the face: Do your part.
So, we heard that advice and decided to do our part by staying off the road, away from gasoline service stations, away from convenience stores, away from fast-food joints. We’re staying home for the foreseeable future. How long that lasts is damn near anyone’s best guess.
We also have decided we can spend this foreseeable future doing household projects, embark on some tasks that need doing. Sort pictures and get ’em put away; we will start slapping some paint on the walls; our garage needs to be straightened out; the yard is emerging from its winter dormancy and it needs our tender loving care.
We also want to wave at our neighbors, wish them well, extend a kindness or three when it presents itself. Heck, we might just volunteer to deliver a random of act of kindness.
Thus, our lives are changing in real time. So are some of our customs.
The question of the day: Will we continue to practice good neighborliness as the coronavirus threat dissipates? I hope we do.
Thus, I truly believe as surely as I’m sitting here that I will continue to do my part.