Summer’s Coming – Get The Docks In!
It is hard to believe summer is just around the corner. We have spent the last month in Connecticut under social distancing – the kids now distance learn from home and I now work from home. Their karate lessons, games with friends etc – all online. It really seems like our lives and priorities have been turned upside down. We went from arguing with the kids to get off the technology and get outside – to having one child on technology for school four hours a day and another child for seven hours. With all of that I am expected to still meet all the needs of my full time job and keep them on task. Any thought I ever had about working from home – GONE!
With all the negative stuff though is a great deal of positive. We were always running somewhere – literally running to be someplace for someone. Between the horses, karate, family needs, chores etc… we were never home. Well guess what – we are now home and we are all home! That would never happen before. We are back to playing in the backyard, going for walks, playing games and talking! We don’t even have to run around to go grocery shopping non-stop. Any trips to the store must be really really necessary and very planful rather than just dropping in on the way home everyday and spending way more than I ever intend to. And don’t forget those haircuts – everyone now is cutting their own hair! And no one has toilet paper – we have just as many people as before but all of a sudden toilet paper is like gold!
It looks like this social distancing is going to last for a great deal longer. Many states have canceled the rest of the school year; some states have their borders closed and guarded; and hotels and campgrounds are being closed or taken over for medical facilities. It is hard to fathom all that has changed in just one month – things that we could never ever have imagined. People are getting creative about how they can still pursue their livelihoods and socially distance at the same time. My cousin has a major photography studio in our area, Charleen’s Portrait Studio. She adapted quickly and took her business out of the studio and into the field. She started offering photo shoots while socially distancing. Check out the photos she did for us with our animals – she markets it as at least 50 yards away!
So what will we do this summer? Looks like we still may be socially distancing. Well we are not starting to build a dock for time on the lake. At this time of year we are usually thinking about putting the dock in. But the current one is more than 20 years old and really needs some work. This is the first time in our entire married life where time is something we actually have! We are going to invest in materials that will last as long as possible from Decks & Docks Lumber Company. The dock needs to support fun, family, gatherings and more so it has to be totally awesome! So excited to be embarking on this project we have been putting off.
What projects are you working on while socially distancing?