Diary during Covid19

The news continues to be not so good about the virus slowing down. We need to remain careful in the coming weeks. Kate and I are off self-quarantine, but it’s not like our lives have changed all that much. We’re still socially distancing, and Kate is still teaching her kindergarten children via Zoom Monday through Friday.

I have been able to go back to work at an office where less than half the people are now working. The accounting staff is rotating in a day a week, and there are few senior staff here.

We’ve been dealing a lot with rumors and trying to get good information to all of our residents. There was a rumor that someone in Lowell, MA had the Coronavirus and was walking around purposely infecting the population. Also, maybe he lived in one of our apartments. That was false, of course, but it added to the tensions caused – we don’t need mass hysteria on top of an already volatile situation.

We also had a resident in a homeless transitional property who had a scare, but it turned out to be “just” the flu. Still scary, but of another nature. We have a large number of residents who are extremely vulnerable, and we need to make sure they’re doing the right thing, even if some don’t know or seem to care. Let’s get rid of misinformation and bad information so we don’t have an entire apartment complex come down with the virus, which could then spread even wider.

Today’s podcast recognizes the virus and the steps we need to take to combat it, even if it results in being away from each other. Let’s take a listen to Otis Redding, Matthew Sweet, the Cardigans, Fats Domino, Ted Hawkins, Elton John, Marshall Crenshaw, Richard Thompson, John Lennon, Iggy Pop, Medium Medium, Ray Charles, the Bee Gees, Earl King, the Smithereens, and the Motels.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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