Life In Lockdown

I hope everyone is in their safe place to ride out the pandemic. It feels like the world just stopped this past week and everything seems weirdly quiet. Fortunately, we were still in our house when everything closed down. We’ve put our plans on hold until the situation improves, but that does not mean we’ve stopped moving forward. We continue to work on our house so that we can be in a position to move quickly again when all the restrictions are lifted.

I had a pair of gigs scheduled for the beginning of April that are all cancelled and my office closed down leaving those that have the ability working from home. Carolyn was already working remotely so she is now having to adjust to having another office mate, one that does more than meow. This experience is a good test for a future of living together in a small space and, so far, it’s been an easy adjustment which bodes well for the future. It’s not really a surprise to us, but it’s nice to have confirmation.

We are also using the time at home to complete the projects around the house and in the RV. Who knows whether we’ll even be able to sell our house after this is over, but we consulted our real estate agent and she cited the very low interest rate as a reason to be hopeful. So, I want to be ready. It keeps hope alive in the face of cancelled plans and scary headlines. Plus, having the time pressure removed means I can be more methodical in getting things done.

So, does this fundamentally change our plans? No, but, we’ve closely followed the news of state parks and other camping facilities closing and potentially leaving full-timers with nowhere to go and it’s brought awareness that we need to plan for a safe haven in the event of an emergency. What form that will take remains to be seen. For, now we hunker down, wash our hands until our skin begins to scream and keeping working toward our goal.

Stay safe and stay well.

Author: lee@runawayrowes.com

Born the same day Gemini 7 launched. I love to travel and photograph new places.

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