14 June 2020

Time for some catch up

So it's been a hot minute since I've been here. I haven't posted anything since Feb. 23rd and the world has literally changed since then. The. Entire. World. Let's recap: 

March 5th: Last day of school before spring break. Woo Hoo....

March 13th: The governor issues a stay at home order for the next 2 weeks. 

March 14th: We get word that school will not resume on Monday but that teachers have to report to school. 

March 15th: Governor issues school closure order and we get notified that teachers will not be coming to school. 

March 16th: We are told to create Google classrooms and everything will move online. At this point we are still only looking at 2 weeks. 

March 23rd: Online 'schooling' begins and should only be for one week. 

March 25th: (not positive of this date) governor says that schools will remain closed for the rest of the year. We are given a stay at home order until May 31st. 

Everything closed. Schools, parks, gyms, restaurants, stores, everything. We then spent almost 4 weeks in lockdown. There was no place to go and nothing to do for weeks and weeks. On May 30th things were given the green light to start reopening slowly. Social distancing had to be maintained and wearing masks was highly encouraged. 

So things slowly started to return to normal. You could go out to a restaurant again. Stores were beginning to open. It was great. 

Then some idiot cops in Minneapolis killed a black man. Apparently on purpose by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. People were yelling to help him and the cop stayed there. So apparently he was out to murder this guy. That was like the straw that broke the camel's back and there was rioting and looting all over the country. Many, many cities instituted a curfew. Here in Phoenix the curfew was from 8 pm to 5 am. But the protests continued although now they are peaceful. 

During this rioting/looting/protesting period which I think has been going on for 16 days now (the protesting, the rioting/looting are over), people were not following guidelines to stay safe from the corona virus. There was no social distancing. Little mask wearing. So now we are having a spike in cases. Where I used to see most people wearing masks, now it is very few. 

So yeah, it's been an exciting few months. We are now on summer break. We had a drive through graduation which was actually quite fun and something we need to consider for the future. We have no idea what will happen in the fall, which is only 6 weeks away.  But so much can happen in that time. 

Okay, so that's the reader's digest version of the last 3.5 months. I going to end this here because I felt I needed to create a catch up post before I went into why I'm really here. So there you go. 

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