2021

Good Morning All! How are you? Can you believe that it is August 22nd, 2021? Where has the time gone? Who would have thought almost two years later we would still be living within a pandemic? There have certainly been ups and downs. The incredible range of highs and lows is unimaginable. Some families lost one or more members due to the virus and others lost jobs, homes, reduced hours of work and children not being to physically attend school and for the front lines workers living and working through these times, there are no words but thank you.


On the other end there have been some great things happen as well. People have started new businesses, some direct sales businesses started going online (lives), businesses mainly sales and office type moved their staff to work from home. For some people working from home presented issues as they were doing double duty home schooling their children and perhaps both parents working from home or one not working. So many variables.

For me, the pandemic has been made it possible for me to work remotely at home. I was home when my dog Alvin had a bout of diarrhea a year ago in May 3020. I was home when he had surgery in February 2021 for stones in his bladder and home when he tore the ligament in his right hind knee in July and three weeks later surgery to repair. I don’t know what I would have done had I been working at the office. I know that work from home has been great and the best thing to happen to me and for us. I hope that I can continue to work from home until I retire. Not only am I able to more than adequately perform and complete my job duties, I no longer have 2 1/2 hours or so, commuting to and from work, I’m not paying to get to and from work, and more. I know that utilities are more but overall I have more money which has helped me with the expenses of surgeries and media for Alvin. I think for a lot of us older workers this has been great. I am grateful to be able to work from home.

Remember in the 70’s and 80’s when it was first thought about working from home and in some cases reduced work week.

Maybe the pandemic has taught us some valuable lessons and made us think about what is important.

I am glad that Alvin and I had a walk earlier as it is raining now.

We had a productive Saturday as I decided last minute to clean the garage and make piles of things to go to the garbage/recycle and to be sold. I cleaned out some flower pots and made room in my back floor bed for the sunflower plant that my friend Pauline gave us. Watered flowers. We had fun being outside. Of course some laundry snd walks.

Okay, time to go snd drink my coffee while it is still warm and have some toast. I have a few things on my to do list for today along with some relaxing.

Be safe and kind to yourself and others. Have a wonderful Sunday.

I hope that the fires everywhere are extinguished.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, understanding, love and gratitude.

Always, from a grateful Carol&Alvin.

Happy to report that Alvin is recovering well. Tomorrow is his third laser therapy session appointment.

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