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Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Part 8

May 17, 2020:

Quarantine Day 61:

Jenni went from no work to all work yesterday! She had her first of many doubles as part of a skeleton crew. The restaurants opening up right now are limited to 25% capacity, must keep tables 6 feet apart, and require patrons to wear masks and have their temperature taken upon entrance. 

Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Part 3

March 29, 2020:

Quarantine Day 12:

Ok, dear journal. Thus far, I’ve been able to update you about some of the more “thrilling” day-to-day goings-on here in the Florida Keys, but I have to admit that I woke up today not even knowing what day it was. Every morning, so many snippets of information come across my Facebook feed, or the various news applications on my phone, and it’s up to me to filter through them and decipher between what is real and what is a rumor. Today was the first time during this whole thing when I opened my eyes, sifted through the plethora of baloney on my newsfeed, and decided that I wasn’t going to make it my life’s effort to Erin Brockovich this situation. I do not know the answers. I am no longer trying to find the answers. It’s too exhausting. Continue reading “Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Part 3”

Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Pt. 2

March 22, 2020:

Quarantine Day 5:

I woke way too late in the day, sunburnt and exhausted from the boat wedding on the sandbar. Today is Sunday, which would normally have me waking up around 7am and serving those 1,000 or so people I’ve told you about. Not today. I still find myself wondering which alarms I should set before I fall asleep every night, before realizing (again) that I don’t have to. I want to try to get back into the circadian rhythms I adhered to after Hurricane Irma, i.e. waking up with the sunrise, doing menial tasks to pass the time, having just enough (sometimes a few more) drinks to get sleepy, passing out and crashing around sunset, and waking up with the sunrise again. Repeat. Repeat Repeat Repeat. Continue reading “Tales from the End of the Road; Living through COVID19 in Key West Pt. 2”