April 24, 2020
So, I don’t know about you, but my days are pretty simple right now. I work for an essential business which makes ventilators (among other medical devices) and so off to work I go every morning. Well, even my life, though working, has not gone on without some major changes. One is my schedule.
My daughters (and my husband who is fortunate enough to be able to work from home) were not totally comfortable with me going to work amidst the coronavirus pandemic. I work in a 24,000 square foot manufacturing warehouse and I now go in to work at 5:00 AM and am off at 1:30 PM. Most of the employees come in at 8:00 AM and that means that for three hours each day there are three people in this building, (myself, my boss and one co-worker) all at different ends.
The first person I actually see comes in at 8:00 and my day is already half over. So that’s my work day.
Then I come home. I feel like being locked up in my own home is the punishment I get from being able to get out each day. I’m the only one in my family that does.
Since I am kind of a type-A personality, I get real stir-crazy if I am confined for too long. I need to have something on my agenda; someone to go see; something to go do; something to plan on.
I have plenty of things that I should be working on with all this at-home time, but that does not interest me. They are generally things that I procrastinate on doing even in my freer days.
Is anyone finding themselves in a similar situation? Do you find yourself staring blankly out the window? (by the way, it is raining here in California seemingly every single day) My cats won’t even put up with my perpetual petting of them. I think they are sore from being stroked so often!
I would love to hear about any ideas or stories about some things that everyone is doing to stay sane.
I long for the day that I can get my hair done, visit some friends, go out for dinner in a restaurant.
Instead, I have settled for having a drink by myself in utter loneliness and boredom. It was a Chardonnay in case you are interested. Actually, while I am waiting to hear from all of you………I think I’ll have another……..
Written by: Dana