Our county has moved into the yellow phase of reopening. What does that mean?
Well, we can now leave our house…but there is no place I want or need to go.
Churches are reopened…but I need to call to reserve a seat for Mass.
Dining in restaurants is allowed…but outside dining only.
Stores are open using CDC guidelines…but I don’t need anything.
For the last two plus months the only reason I had for leaving the house was for a weekly trip to the grocery store or to Wal Mart for a prescription refill. Throw in a doctor’s appointment and that was the extent of my traveling.
What was the result? I saved money. I don’t think I filled my car’s gas tank more than three times during these weeks. Since I didn’t go shopping I have no new credit card bills.
What else happened? I got outside and did some yard work. I enjoy it. Cutting the grass…weeding and cleaning up after the winter…planting seeds and bulbs…gives me a sense of accomplishment.
I also had time to start and finish some projects around the house. Always a good feeling.
And let’s not forget the most important thing…there was more time to read.