Today one of my great friends came by my house with a tasty treat for my family. My husband answered the door in a face mask and she said, “So when are you guys going to be done with this whole quarantine thing?”
And then I realized I didn’t have an answer. I haven’t even stopped to think about it.
I work from home and so does my husband, our daughter is out of school for the summer, and we have no need really to leave the house, but we are bored out of our minds, and my daughter is a teenager, so she wants to hang out with her friends.
At some point we have to leave this house again, at some point we will have to join up with others. Go out to eat, to the movies… something, anything that doesn’t involve sitting in our house all day.
But the plan for that? I don’t really know. I don’t really know when we will feel comfortable leaving, and that’s because I have no idea when it’s safe to leave.
I live in Texas. We’ve been opened up for business a few months, and we’ve seen a spike in Covid cases as a result. Nobody really wears a mask, so you feel super dorky when you do, but we still wear them in the drive thru at Starbucks or whatever.
I guess the real question is, what ARE we waiting for. A vaccine? School to start in the fall? It’s not like some bell is going to sound and the whole world is just going to be Corona free, right?
What about you? Are you still social distancing? How has your life changed? Are you ready to get out in the world?