I think that our babble community needs a place to talk about what is happening in their personal lives. So I'll start.
As my handle implies I am 69 years old. My wife and I are "couple isolating." We did not have our family dinner this week because the wife of a workmate of my brother-in-law was being tested for the virus, she came back positive after we cancelled. He lives with my mother-in-law who is going to be 90 this summer, if she lives. It is starting to fell real and close to home for us.
The area I live in, of about 100,000 people, has seen a major upheaval. It has many really creative artistic people who rely on the tourist trade to feed their families. All of our public events have been cancelled and our restaurants and bars are empty. The local ski mountain is closed at the time of the year when it provides a large part of the economic activity in the Valley. The workers at the mountain have lost their jobs and the hotels are starting to gear down their staff, including my granddaughter. My wife's part time job has disappeared for the near term. She provides history based programs for children, seniors groups and tourists.
So now we walk in the woods more often, which is a good thing, however we only talk to our kids and grand kids on the phone.
So how has COVID changed your lives?