June 18, 2020 at 1:22 p.m.
In the not-earth-shattering news category, I have noticed something. Is it just me, or has the wind really picked up this year? It seems like it never stops. I am a boat person who loves to fish on the lake. It’s my one hobby I have.
The boat this year has pretty much been grounded because it seems like every time I drive by the lakes there are white caps as far as the eye can see. I know poor, poor Matt.
At least the fish are safe...wait...what am I saying? They are safer when I am out there fishing.
This would normally be the week when I write about the senior party and how much fun the group of grads had, but as we all know this year is bizzaro-world and nothing is as it should be. After speaking with people who attended and people in the 2020 grad parade, I truly hope this is something that will stick even when times are back to the way they were. The kids sure seemed to really enjoy the brief spotlight as people lined the streets to wave and congratulate them.
I know I wrote it last week, but I will continue to bang the drum for local businesses until my last days. We as a community need to make more than a concerted effort, we need to bond together and try to save our community businesses. These poor women and men who have poured all they have into these great “small” businesses are gasping for air and we can help.
Take a little time as you drive through town (any of them) make a point to stop at a store or two you wouldn’t normally visit. You may be surprised at what incredible stuff our businesses have to offer. We can do this. But it will take all of us.
As of right now, the state numbers of COVID have been rapidly improving. Everyday I scour the web for positive news about the virus in the form of new treatments or a vaccine. The news has been pretty quiet lately.
Today I read something positive. I read where the doctors are now fighting the virus with an existing steroid that is easily accessible in the medical world.
No I do not think this is a cure, but in high volume studies, the steroid has reduced mortality rates by 35 percent. That is an incredible number.
Each day we get closer and closer to the end of this pain-in-the-a$^% virus that has altered our daily life and will for a very long time to come. But we have to take the wins when we can.