I was away, out of the country and kind of just taking it day by day. Then I came home yesterday and now the world I know is sort of upside down. There is a monastery up the street from me. They generally have a big weekend where people come from all over. It has been canceled. I received emails from the local grocery store, museums and even theaters indicating what they are doing in light of the corona outbreak. Numerous colleges in my area are sending their students home and having them take courses remotely.
The travel industry is all but dead and still I must say I felt safer while away than I do now in my small town of under 1000 people. There is a feeling that is growing.......it is helplessness and it is palpable. I don't do well living in fear and that coupled with my portfolio being diminished by roughly 35% is hard to cope with. I am getting my pups back today and we will hunker down and enjoy each other as much as we can.
I won't starve and as long as I have heat and running water all I will be OK. I am starting to think Tanglewood won't happen this year too. I have no confidence in my government and when I could come back from abroad without being screened or talked to, I have to feel like we are each on our own. Be well my friends and be kind to yourself.