Viral the new form of March Madness
19 March 2020 | Stuart Frida
Sally | Sunny getting warmer
It seems the sky has fallen since Sunday. Florida's restrictions have caught up with the rest of the country. Restaurants are shuttered or limited to take-out or delivery. Grocery stores have been stormed by the masses and toilet paper is being hoarded. Rumors around the marina are swirling on how it will affect the boaters. There are a number of people who live full time on there boats here and are still working. Non-essential businesses are being asked to close but it's not mandatory, yet. And those who can work from home are being told to do so. I am so thankful we are retired.
We did make a run to the grocery store, where we were greeted with mostly bare shelves, including the paper goods aisle. There was woefully little produce and the little meat to be found was all beef, not that its a problem for Scott, but I enjoy variety..
The new head had been delayed in shipping, but a call today confirmed it was in. Scott went on his own to pick it up, less exposure and social distancing with me on the boat and more room in the dingy.
We bid Good bye to Kevin and Jan on Aria today. They took her to Indiantown to be hauled for season. They're Canadian and very concerned about getting home amongst the craziness. Their first flights have already been canceled and getting them rebooked was a challenge. The phone lines have been backed up with more than hour long waits. It was sad to see them go, we will miss their company.
The picture was taken on shore. The coffee shop next to the Marina remains open for take out business but there isn't nearly the amount of traffic it normally gets.