Even in retirement, going from 80 km/h to almost zero has been hard: not seeing our grandchildren every morning before school, watching skating lessons or playing sports; missing our Sunday night family suppers; various volunteer activities; visiting Nanny at the Parrott Centre; not being able to properly honour family or friends who have passed away; and just the freedom to go wherever and see whoever; and physical distancing (very hard for a hugger) ... our lives are being impacted by COVID-19.

Making the best of it included front yard/tree visits; chalking our walk with positive messages; and doing the same at the Parrott Centre along with leaving rocks painted with words of encouragement; helping to organize church bell ringing at noon on Easter Sunday to show support for all healthcare and essential frontline heroes; virtual Easter Dinner with our family; putting stuffies in the window for kids to count as they go by; flying the Canadian flag and having a light in the window; and checking on friends and family.

And staying home ... flattening the curve ... like it was our job!


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