We're not forced to stay in our houses here.
My sister and I went to Walmart today and through McDonalds for a coke.
It was a nice sunny day, not cold, not hot. A lot of people were out and I
should say a lot was at Walmart. We concluded that many were out because
they had got their stimulus deposit and/or stimulus check, plus it being a
beautiful Spring day.
I live in a rural town, so I am in town but I do have yard, front, back, each
side. I sit out back on the deck when the weather is nice enough some times,
drink coffee, grill out, or simply watch the deer, squirrels, rabbits, birds. Some
times I sit out front or on my front porch. I wave at people that walk or drive
by. Here, some people drive by in golf carts. Some drive by on their lawn
mowers. Some times I take Bo (my dog) out walking.
There's lots of places to be outside around here, yet not around anyone else.
There is lakes, rivers, streams, hiking trails, etc.
My sister lives out of town, about ten minute drive from me in a very remote
rural area. Her closest neighbor is her step relatives and they have a lot of
open land where the kids ride their four wheelers. She feeds the deer and
So for us, it doesn't feel like we are locked in at all. We still do most of what
we do anyway. The only difference is, we wear masks and gloves in Walmart...
and some places are not open such as hair salons. That doesn't bother me
either because I cut my own hair.
There is so much for me to do, right in here at my house that I have not felt
the least bit locked in. Not at all. I've got some fencing I need to paint. I
mow my yard so that is almost a constant chore this time of year. I trim the
shrubs, plant flowers, hand wash the car, got to caulk some windows, and
plenty to do outside. I am still working on cleaning up my office. I tossed a
huge trash bag full of papers and junk away this week. Still more to go thru.
I have two front doors that are white. I plan to paint those. Not sure what
color to paint them but something other than white. There's always clothes
to wash, floors to mop, movies to watch, computer stuff to do. There's hobbies
too, I do jigsaw puzzles.
I don't think it's too difficult on us country folks. People that live in large populated
cities where they live almost on top of each other and their pass time is going to
the zoo, museums, theaters, opera's, etc.....probably has a rough time for them
to stay inside.