If you’re struggling with being “essential” and you love teamwork and you’ve suddenly got a lot of time on your hands…join me for some lively discussion on how we can help each other through this difficult time of quarantine.
Meetings using ZOOM. Latest software client upgrade is being used. Security measures in place.
Together, we can talk about our situations. Separation is hard but we can still connect…thank God…and we can still make a difference. One good thing about this “quarantine” is that no matter how far away you are…you’re as close to me as my next door neighbor.
Like most people who are transplants from other parts of the country, I make a big deal about this climate. The people who live here all year round are oblivious to awesome this daily experience.
A couple of days ago, it rained. Over my life in New Jersey, particularly in the last 10 years, rain affected my days in negative ways. I had a love affair with bicycling to work everyday. Rain was my enemy. I now have the freedom to bike everyday, or so I thought.
Just one day of rain is unusual here in the desert. Recently, it rained two days in a row. The slow, consistent rain accumulated to about 1/2 inch overall. It also allowed for much more in the nearby mountains. That rain fell as snow.
While I hate the idea that I had to suspend my biking to work for the last several days, I am thrilled that I was able to ride this morning for enjoyment. I was wearing shorts at 9:30 AM and delighting in the fact that I can see the snow covered mountains, but I don’t have to deal with the snow that affected my commute in New Jersey.
Like most people who are transplants from other parts of the country, I make a big deal about this climate. The people who live here all year round are oblivious to awesome this daily experience. I hope that I never lose my appreciation for where I am living and how lucky I am to live right here, right now.