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Mail boxes on a rural road

By Day 18 of Quarantine, Getting Mail is Exciting

What does it say about our time in quarantine that getting mail is now the highlight of our day?
Road-side sign encouraging people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by LOGAN WEAVER on Unsplash.

COVID-19 Growth Steady

The COVID-19 death rate in the United States pushed past the 3,000 mark, reaching 3,073 as of this morning. That’s an increase of 24 percent or 587, the largest one-day death toll for the U.S.
No groceries on the shelf

Day 17 – Adventures in Online Grocery Shopping

It’s been 11 days since we last got groceries and we’re completely out of fresh vegetables, so I went back to the online store...
Cuomo Press Conference

COVID-19 Growth Rate Slows in U.S.

It’s Monday morning, which means back to work for those lucky enough to still have jobs and back to our screens for the rest of us as we rush to see this morning’s harvest of coronavirus news, more shutdowns and the unending assault of bickering politicians. But for anyone looking into the details there is some good news.
Rice Pilaf

16 Days in Quarantine: Life Goes On

It’s Day 16 and we’ve totally adapted to being locked in. I guess whomever it was that said it takes two weeks to make something a habit was right. I mean, I know there’s a real world out there, but I no longer miss it. I’m just grateful for my iPhone tells is or I would have no idea what day of the week it is.
COVID-19 Global cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

COVID-19 Growth may be Slowing in U.S.

America has now suffered 2,133 deaths from the coronavirus, more than a third of them in New York State. That’s an increase of 487, or 30 percent, since yesterday. In another sad milestone, Italy surpassed 10,000 deaths, a point the U.S. could reach in a week if we continue to progress at our current rate.

Day 15: Saving Money During Quarantine

I start out every day with at least $40 of cash in my pocket. Thanks to the Coronavirus, I’ve unloaded the same $40 from my pocket every night for several weeks. I guess you could say it’s being quarantined.
High Density Housing in Queens

U.S. Tops 100,000 Coronavirus Cases

The United States surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID 19 yesterday, adding 17,255 cases in the past 24 hours to reach a total of 102,636. That reflects an increase case load of 20 percent. The death toll is now 1,646, an increase of 375 or 30 percent.
Homemade Bread

Quarantine Day 14, Sunshine and Phone Time

We had French toast for breakfast, made with our homemade bread, and it wasn’t bad. As you can see in the photo, I let the load bake a bit too long and the crust was thicker and harder than I like. This bread would make great croutons, stuffing, or bread crumbs. But it is filling; two slices will hold you for many hours.

U.S. Sets COVID-19 Milestones

The U.S. broke a couple records yesterday, and none of them were good. First, we surpassed Italy and China in terms of the most reported cases. Second, we zoomed past the 1,000 deaths threshold. Third, New York experienced more than 100 deaths due to the coronavirus.