I imagine that this week is off to an unusual start for pretty much everyone. What are we doing? Day dreaming. Art projects. Cooking. Cleaning. Making phone calls. Waiting. Working on the Sprinter.
I think I mistook the past 20+ years of trying hiding out and escaping the fast pace of society for social distancing. Imagine if that were actually social distancing by current standards. There would be endless beautiful views, amazing food, and bottomless cocktails shared among small groups of friends. Those were the days!
Social distancing by current standards looks a bit different. I find myself surrounded by laundry baskets, dirty dishes, and restless kids. I am still working some, so CD could actually speak more to the extent of these things. In any case, our main sunset view is that of neighbor’s houses and yards that are off limits for now.
The empty street and yard view may be a bit rough for the kids. Grace started the day by writing a letter to a neighbor. The first line read: “I will never forget you”. I guess 3 days is equal to 3 years in kids time.
At least our Sprinter project is likely to benefit from this social slow down. CD made a run to the hardware store late last week. He is drilling holes and getting ready to put up paneling. I am not typically one to pushes for aesthetics ahead of function but the transition from the grey Sprinter ceiling to light wood paneling has been high on my list. I look forward to the transition from passenger van to tiny home. I also look forward to my old style of social distancing.
Here are a few examples.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We usually have a big St. Patrick’s day party. We cancelled this year’s just after buying a few cases of Guinness. CD has a plan to walk to friends houses tomorrow and leave Guinness on porches. Stay home. Drink Guinness – its good for you.