Fourteen weeks and we just had our first in person gathering the other night. Just another family came over and we had snacks and drinks outside on the patio. It was so nice to socialize with people other than those that live in our house. We talked for almost 5 hours! We were all so excited to just see people. My daughter and her friend were able to make crafts and eat pizza. Ah. It all felt so refreshing.
We spent part of the evening talking about what we thought life may be like in the fall. In Michigan this past week the cases hit about 75-200 new cases per day which is VERY good. We are all hoping schools can open in some form – colleges and public schools for our children. We all figure that the Coronavirus will make a return sometime this fall when people go back indoors and start gathering in larger groups for school, work, and fun again but hope that they can get at least 1/2 a semester on campus and have better plans on how to execute online learning. I have heard of colleges planning on dividing the semesters into sections to concentrate on certain classes so that if they must close they have a more concentrated schedule or planning on closing around Thanksgiving and moving online until after Christmas break. It is going to be a wild ride.
My son had his friends over for a D&D game the other day too. It was so nice to hear the laughter coming from the basement. This was his first gathering of friends for him, ever. He has always had trouble making friends but he has finally found his group. It is so nice.
So, no matter what happens we are moving forward. Slowly, but we are moving forward.