Life on Lockdown–The Corona Virus Chronicles

by Renee on March 23, 2020

Ohio COVID-19 responseWell, we are now living in interesting times, as Ohio and much of the country is on Stay at Home orders while COVID-19 runs through our communities. St. Patrick’s Day came and went without the usual celebrations as people were ordered not to gather, but to practice social distancing instead. This is a tough time for someone as social as I am, but of course the health of myself, my family and friends is my first priority. While I wanted to visit Missing Mountain Brewing for their Irish beer release and menu, I ordered a gift card online instead, and I look forward to using it in the near-ish future. Breweries, bars, and restaurants around the country are offering delivery and carry-out, so Happy hourI’m trying to do my part to keep these businesses afloat, and I’m ordering out at least once a week while we go through this.

Living by myself is a bit lonely, but thanks to FaceTime, I’ve kept up with folks from near and far. A few friends and I recently did a virtual happy hour, which was a lot of fun. I gave Jack a call recently, and he’s hanging in there. He’s got a great caretaker, and seems chipper when I speak with him. I’m spending time on the porch with Porter when the weather allows for a bit of time outdoors, Porch timeand we are still taking our daily walks.

A housekeeping note: I recently changed website hosting for this site, and I lost a couple of posts in the transfer. There isn’t a lot that is missing–just a few notes about the Ohio Craft Brewers Conference in Dayton, and a short trip to Florida in February–I’m glad I got to do both of those things before this virus came along and shut everything down.

Here’s hoping that you and yours are staying safe. Feel free to share a photo of a toast from home on social media, let’s all keep each other company online until we can gather again in person to raise a glass. Sláinte!

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