Today I got to the 2000 word mark (10%) in my new book contract and have started another book on my own. Breakfast was doughnuts, lunch was turkey sandwiches on a croissant and dinner was one of the tenderest steaks I’ve ever cooked. Today was littered with more school work. Seven is breezing through expressions and equations. Tomorrow we will introduce more complex problems and applications. We played tennis again. The sunshine keeps us all in good spirits, especially me. I am trying to adapt to being told what to do and where to be by my government, but I cannot help but think it is a bit dangerous to just succumb. I wonder how long it will last.
In the financial world, I am averaging my stocks down by buying a little every day. I am gobbling up cruise line and airline stocks. Carnival is down almost 90% from all-time highs that were achieved just a few months ago. Most stocks are on a super sale right now, the only problem is is that my income isn’t what it used to be. I am still buying everything on sale. One day, I hope, the world will emerge from the Covid 19 era. And if it doesn’t, then money won’t matter anyway.
After playing Wizard for the last two nights, we watched a movie instead. Today was another good day. My dad has surgery on Friday, April 3 for his back. I am glad that he found a very small private hospital that will fix him during this trying time. Every day the virus spreads, or so it is advertised. I am sad for all the people out of work, for all the small business owners and the waiters and bartenders and teachers and travel industry workers. I am sad for the victims of this disease and their families, and I am sad for the outlook of the world. The one huge positive that I keep bringing from this is that the earth is better. The environment is better. I hope, if this ends, that governments will see how much we are destroying our precious earth. After just three weeks of the world being shut down, the water is cleaner, the air is cleaner, and wildlife happier. Can’t we build a three-week shutdown into the new normal once this is over? Can we, please?