Dispatches from the Distancing – Day 6

We are not alone in our house.

We thought it was just the two grown up, the two kids, and the one cat.  But the hubs found out late last night (or, more accurately, early this morning) that we also have mice.

Fabulous.  Just what we needed.

The story goes that he was up putting the washer back together (yes, it is working again) when he heard something in the garage.  What he found was a hole in a bag of pancake mix and, in that hole, was a mouse enjoying what I’m assuming was its last meal.

Needless to say, the cat has been getting plenty of garage time lately.

This, of course, has nothing to do with the distancing, other than it is just one more thing that we don’t need.  But, honestly, I’m thankful the critter was discovered by my husband and at a time that my husband can deal with it.

On the homeschool front, I think we are starting to get into a groove.  Of course, after Friday we are on what should be Spring Break–that time when I should be in Arizona, but instead will be at home.  I’m going to loosen up on our schedule and let my kids go into educational maintenance with apps and reading.  This will also give me time to formalize our schedule and iron out the wrinkles we’ve so far encountered.

We did take a break after lunch and head out to a local nature park for a walk.  It was a gorgeous day–warm, slightly breezy, and not a cloud in the sky.  Unfortunately, a lot of people had the same idea.  The parking lot was packed and there were more people at the park than I had ever seen.  Fortunately, everyone gave each other enough space so I think we still “social distanced,” but my son felt it necessary to touch every sign, causing us to take more “sanitizing” breaks than I can count.  I’ll have more pictures in tomorrow’s Saturday Snapshot post, but here’s one….

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Finally, I was reading over some past posts (and what I just wrote here) and I will admit that I certainly sound like I am a fount of complaints.  But the truth is that we’re doing better than many.  We’re all healthy, the kids are handling homeschool, the hubs is actually enjoying working from home, and we’re comfortable.  So many people have it far worse than we do and I need to count my blessings, not my discomforts.

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