Today was the first day of "safer at home". I think there are still a handful of states who have not joined the party. As a family, we've been almost exclusively at home for the last 21 days. It is now finally official though, which still feels different somehow. They will be closing the office at school and taping our doors shut. The list of "essential" services is alarmingly long, but that's how we roll. The beach at least is noticeably more empty than yesterday. Given that the waves were beautiful for surfing, that was kind of amazing. Surfing as it turns out is essential. Who knew?
There are now 21 houses on the wall. 21 days at home and at least a few more to go. Online learning is starting to settle in. I've had two online "office hour" classes, lots of follow up messages, emails and reminders, virtual meetings and lots of good grace and humor. It will get better as we adjust. We all learned a lot this week though, and it will be easier next week.