15 Days… Stop the Spread: Life has Changed… Day 9
Today’s quote… Put your politics behind you (Democrats & Republicans) and pass the darn bill!
I laughed when I found this photo as it reminded me of my father whenever I talked about money issues… and who didn’t have money issues in raising small children. The first thing Daddy would say is… “better tighten that belt.” I don’t think I’ll ever forget that lesson he taught me… and I think I’ve told my children those same very words over the years! Our country needs now to do the very same thing as we all pull together to get through this crisis… and we will get through… and then we can loosen that belt… a little!
As of this posting, the numbers are…
- World wide Coronavirus cases – 417,698
- World wide deaths – 18,614
- U. S. Coronavirus cases – 53,268
- U. S. deaths – 696
When will these numbers start to level off!
I’m hearing that this stimulus package in Congress is a $2 Trillion plus… a 1,400 page stimulus bill. I can’t even wrap my head around writing such a thing in such a short period. I hope they plan to read this one… as the last time we had such a large bill… I remember hearing it said, “Oh, we must get it passed and then there will be plenty of time to read it.” When you go to a lawyer, you have always been told… always read the fine print. We didn’t on that one… and I think that was a big mistake! I don’t think that’s the way to run our country!
At this time, many people have transformed from working in a cubicle at work… to working from home… at least the lucky ones. While many aren’t afforded that option because of the type of job they have… it is great that companies were able to give their employees that option… and make it happen in such a quick time.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around how the annual flu causes a death total of around 37,000 annually… with the Coronavirus showing a death count of only 696 deaths as of today. I still think about… do they know something we don’t?
Well it’s official… no 2020 Summer Olympics this year… 2021 will be the year! What nation would even send their citizens to Japan for this event, at this time.
President Trump had a virtual “town hall” discussion in the White House Rose Garden today with a few of the committee members that have often stood side by side in the press room. I like seeing it held outside under sunny skies… and they were sitting apart here. He, along with Vice President Pence, answered questions by phone… I hope they continue these outside briefings.
President Trump is very strong and determined to save our country!
The Dow rallied today… almost 21,000 points… the 4th highest rally in history… boy that made my stomach feel good! It’s said to have come after President Trump’s strong talk in getting the country back working and hoping to have everything back open by Easter Sunday… April 12th if things look promising! We need hope… and he’s an optimistic person… which is needed. I don’t want to hear doom and gloom every day… I want to hear “Hope.”
As I sat on my couch writing today, I enjoyed watching my neighbors out with their children… one neighbor was playing basketball with his young son, while another threw the football with his. It was nice to see humans interacting with their children… making it look like a normal day. The sun was out bright today… much different from the light snow we had yesterday… that is long gone, but it was pretty coming down.
In the past 9 days have you been cooking more… or grabbing take out? I think I’ve been cooking more… and munching more… yikes… and now summer’s coming… and pants are going to be too tight… especially as it’s often a pj day!
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