It’s amazing how much things have changed so dramatically in only the past few weeks.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the story of 2020, efforts to contain the spread have been stepped up so much that nothing is as it was less than a month ago. I’ve been working from home for the past three weeks now and am still trying to make the adjustment. Not having to make the daily Delhi-to-Simcoe commute has allowed me to sleep in an extra half hour each morning and not have to fill my gas tank as often, but I miss the face-to-face camaraderie with my co-workers.
My wife’s occupation is deemed essential, so I’m home alone all day with only the radio to keep me company. It’s not the same. I’ve made it a point to step out for a 10-minute walk around the neighbourhood at noon each day, not only for the exercise but to remind myself that another world exists beyond my back door. For those 10 minutes, things seem normal again.