Right we're seeing lots of the big, fluffy flakes that we often see during sugaring time. The good news is that it isn't terribly cold, hanging out at around 35-37 degrees so far today. This morning there was a little wind out of the northwest, and that made it feel a little colder, but that didn't last. At least it isn't sticking to the roads much at all - just making them wet. The top picture is our back lawn, bottom is our driveway. It's a blah sort of day - good day to stay inside!!
How is everyone coping with being so isolated these days? We heard yesterday from one of Fred's cousins who has been in Florida and who intended to return home this week. He and his wife have struck a deal with their condo owner to stay as long as they need to, so they're "sheltering in place" for the time being and will see what the future indicates. We are concerned about workers in essential services such as grocery stores and the big chain stores where people are often inadequately protected. As time goes on, we're worried so many of those people may get sick the supply of goods will be further compromised and lots of us will be without basic needs. We're hoping workers will get whatever is needed, gloves, masks, sanitizers, etc., to keep them healthy and able to be on the job. They are truly essential, and should have similar protection as health-care workers. Trouble is, even the health-care workers in many places are not getting what they need. It's unthinkable that our nation was so unprepared for something like this. Here in rural Vermont that's commonly know as being "caught with your pants down."