Every day is like a “snow day” or a long weekend as we sit at home looking at each other and the dog. Most of the time we can’t remember the day of the week and the passing of the blue trash truck is an event.
Mrs. GUARDIAN proffered up a nice salad last night. She served it as I lounged in bed watching the latest news about CORVID-19. I told her I wasn’t sick. I was just watching TV to become informed and kill time. Her response was that she didn’t want me interrupting her own TV watching in the living room.
Until today four of my “coffee mates” would scatter around the patio at the local Moxie on Vista reading the paper and drinking coffee from the drive-thru. Now Gov. Little says we would be criminals to do that.
That’s about as exciting as it gets here at the GUARDIAN world headquarters. In a two day period I had more than half a dozen phone calls from friends who ALL asked in a grave tone: “How are you doing? I just wanted to call and check on you.” I finally realized they were all responding to Facebook or other advice-givers to “check on your elderly friends and loved ones.” Thanks.
Pretty hard to come to grips with the realization that folks think of me as “elderly.” It wasn’t that long ago I came to Boise as the new police reporter at the Statesman in 1968. I would be happy to regale you with exciting yarns from those days. They would be about as timely as the old sports highlights on KBOI radio or the outdated video of the legislature on KTVB-7.
As the numbers begin to stack up it was nice to see Idaho wasn’t the worst place in the country outside of Mississippi. We all owe a special thanks of California Gov. Gavin Newsome who ordered residents to stay home. Perhaps we can get him to make that a permanent order. Must admit it is nice to drive to the grocery store with no traffic.
Finally, where is all the money coming from? Some folks will make considerably more on unemployment than while working. Do we really need to give $25,000,000 to the Kennedy Center?
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