I’ve had a pretty decent week. There were some challenges but overall, it’s been okay. In fact, there were some very positive moments that helped me get through the not so positive moments.
The kids are doing well but the pandemic is really beginning to wear them down.
We’ve been trying to get out into nature at least a few times a week. I felt that we were pretty safe until recently. As COVID-19 is worsening in Ohio and it’s crystal clear that most people simply refuse to wear a mask. With more and more people venturing out, it’s becoming harder and harder to avoid contact.
Our last trip to Quail Hollow was very concerning and as much as I hate to do this, we’re going to have to limit our outside time. Even our neighborhood is making it harder to spend time in the yard.
The kids aren’t happy about that but I don’t know what else to do. Safety has to be a priority.
Anyway, we have zero plans for this weekend and I’m okay with that. I had groceries delivered today so we’re good for at least a few days.
I’m going to spend some time getting next Friday’s episode ready this weekend and hopefully get ahead of the upcoming week. Stay safe and please be sure to check out my new podcast page. listen.theautismdad.com
Maybe you can let Gavin chat on IRC or Discord during this pandemic. I know it’s not the ideal thing but they’re are a lot of autism servers and channels on IRC and Discord. It will really help him chat ans make friends online during this pandemic where it’s not that safe to socialize outside.
I’m actually working on something similar. Great idea. Thank you. 🙂
I guess I didn’t realize your houses were that close. From the pictures it looks like you have lots of rooms between your houses where it would be a safe social distance for you to do things in your own yard. Sucks people are trespassing on your property.
Just to clarify. No one is really trespassing or at least I don’t consider it that. They just don’t take the pandemic seriously and try to walk over and talk to us. I don’t think it’s malicious in most cases but it is dangerous and I can’t allow that to happen.
We have a larger lot but it doesn’t feel safe when someone has 60 or 70 people over for a party and they’re all over the place. I don’t take any chances. We can get into the yard, it’s just getting harder to keep it a safe experience.
I’ve only ever really shown one angle, mostly because I not trying to provide an easy method for which people can find my address.. 🙂
I don’t understand why you can’t be in your yard? Are people coming into your yard while you’re out there?
Yes, they have. Also, there are large gatherings of people all around us. Over the 4th the peoe across the street had a huge party. The people behind me are having parties or gatherings pretty frequently as well. My immediate neighbors to the north have a constant stream of people coming in an out.
So yes, it’s got to a point where we have to be very careful.
I know you don’t have a lot of money, but I wonder if there is any type of home owner program that could help you find a better place? I imagine if someone is selling a house right now they really need to sell it, and prices might be better.
So my current plan is to use this time to build the best possible situation for when it’s safe to emerge.
Well, at least we are supposed to all be wearing masks starting today at 6 pm. I wonder how many people will ignore this, or how many sheriffs will proclaim that they won’t enforce it?
This time everyone wearing masks compulsory
I thought your county had a mandatory rule to wear masks. Of course, if no one enforces that it would suck more.