When I went on a rant about the cavalier attitude of so many over the coronavirus a while back, I said I reserved my right to climb back on my soapbox, and here I am again.
The spread of Covid-19 is getting worse by the day, as have the number of casualties. Here in Florida alone we have 7,770 cases and a hundred deaths as of last night.
I don’t know if it’s due to cabin fever or what, but I am seeing more acts of ignorance, too. Yesterday someone I know posted a picture online of her and three friends standing with their arms around each other at a drive-through liquor store with a caption saying they were having a “Corona Party.” This is not an irresponsible kid, but a 60 year old woman who should know better.
Later in the afternoon when I went out to our mailbox I saw four people who looked to be in their 40s walking down the street in front of my house, arms locked together, laughing and singing “We ain’t afraid of no virus!” I wanted to turn the hose on them. Total freaking idiots!
Last week I lost a good friend to the virus, and other friends are in the hospital fighting it. One of them is my cousin Bob Saxton, a decorated Vietnam vet who is in a medically induced coma from it. I am so damn sick of people posting that more people die of the flu or nonsense like that. Others see this and think it’s no big deal and start to ignore social distancing and other protocols we need to be safe. I don’t care to die because of their ignorance. You have a right to your opinion, but I have a right to block any fool who keeps downplaying how serious this is and I have started blocking anyone who posts that crap, whether it be friend or family.
The goods news is that yesterday Florida Governor Ron DeSantis finally issued a 30-day stay-at-home order for the state. The only exceptions are to go to or from work, to get food or medical attention, to care for an elderly or sick family member or friend, or to recreate. Now you just know a lot of fools will interpret “recreate” as getting together to party. Of course, the governor waited until Bike Week and spring break were over and the hundreds of thousands of visitors left. No need to miss out on all those tourist dollars, right?
Sitting home being grumpy isn’t all I’ve been doing. I wrote over 13,000 words in my new John Lee Quarrels book between Monday and Tuesday, and yesterday was spent going over those new chapters and proofreading and correcting errors made in dictation.
On another note, after I posted a picture of Terry’s banana bread the other day, several people asked me for the recipe. If you have her cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen, it’s on page 53. And if you don’t have her cookbook (and why the heck not?) I also posted it on her page here at https://gypsyjournalrv.com/category/miss-terrys-kitchen/
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is a USB drive with all eight years of John and Kathy Huggins’ one hour weekly Living the RV Dream podcasts and live radio broadcasts about the RV lifestyle. That’s over 400 hours of solid RV information, a $100 value, to keep you busy at home while you are social distancing. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – I need to work on controlling the look on my face when I’m talking to stupid people.