Monday April 13th
Today is our 20,311th day in business.
30th day of Covid:19 Shutdown
Our Typical Quarantine Day
So our family day at home started out with screaming children running around and acting like a bunch of nuts. Adults on edge and the house seemingly to want to fall apart. The kids went upstairs and started jumping off the couch, boom boom boom over our heads, we all were ignoring them pretty well for a while.
The dogs began barking in the backyard, and the sprinklers been going off causing them to bark and go crazy, so we found out when we all put our phones down to see what was the matter. Time to yell at the kids, run and turn off the sprinklers, yell at the dogs and try to get back to some peace and quiet and get back to Candy Crush and YouTube videos.
Finally, things began to quiet down, and it was time for some coffee and TikTok time; lets see how other people ambitious people are spending their time in Quarantine. We all have things to do, but TikTok is the best way to start off the day, and it's good for a break in the middle of the day and perfect way to help you get to sleep by 3AM; especially watching people do the TikTok dance over and over.
It was now finally quiet and easier to relax and enjoy the house and the day. It didn't last long because the jumping upstairs began again, followed by the chandelier in the dining room coming to a crash on the table downstairs, followed by people screaming and children fighting again upstairs. Then came the adults yelling at the kids and everyone in disbelief that the light came down on the table.
The rest of the afternoon was quiet, kids in time out, adults retreating to their own areas, and the dogs finally quieting down again for the evening. Dinner was in the oven, and all of the groceries that were delivered were put away. Our quarantine masks all cleaned and hung by the stove ready for what the day brings tomorrow.
Dinner was at 8PM when it finally came out of the oven, and everyone grabbed their styrofoam plates and plastic silverware and formed a line to grab some grub. Each of us then had the big decision to see where to sit, and who to sit by. Adults had to sit between kids to prevent wars from breaking out, and everyone held their breath that the chandelier was going to stay up after a quick fix was executed and it was rehung.
Dinner was fairly uneventful with just some food ending up on the floor, the wall and in some peoples hair and down their shirts. There was less fork banging and whining was at a minimum. Desert was hung over children's head with pleading adults telling kids to finish their food; all in all a fairly uneventful dinner.
It was time for bed, and TV and more Tick Tok to see what crazy inventive things people came up with. Of course tomorrow we were all going to create our own Tick Toks, but that is the plan every day with absolutely no action to do so, so far. That is when the drama began before a long quarantine nap.
Now Palmetto bugs are pretty common to Florida, but not usually walking up the curtains when you are trying to settle down for the evening. That bug had no life expectancy thank goodness, but the other ones we found in the garage and in the driveway of all places were very unsettling. This was followed by taking everything out of the garage and using the leaf blower to blow all of them out of the garage. However, out of the garage doesn't mean they wont run back up the driveway and try to regain the areas they find the most desirable; and that is what they did. That leaf blower was quite handy in getting bugs blown over to the neighbors house across the street.
The drama ended with us taking out the garbage bins that were attracting the little creatures in the garage and putting them on the street. We also piled everything in the front yard for the night to make sure there no bugs left anywhere near the house. Note: the light on the iPhone is quite useful when you are tearing your bed apart, shaking curtains and moving furniture around looking for critters that may snuggle up to you when you are asleep. After a few nervous breaks throughout the day and some drama, the day finally came to an end at 4AM when the Benadryl kicked in and sleep finally came.
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