This is an “on this day” memory from 2017. Bob and I had a three-hour play date with our granddaughters. The girls helped Grandpa build a log cabin with Lincoln Logs. Harper filled the interior of the cabin with Red Rose figurines. Juniper dressed dolly in a new outfit. Both girls played games on their Kindle Fire tablets and played with the Fisher Price house and Little People Klip Klop castle. I read a few books to the girls, at their request. The girls ate lunch here enjoying ham sandwiches, cheese cubes, and clementines. We had an enjoyable 3-hour play date with the girls.
I am missing our granddaughters, We last spent time with the girls in November. It has been about 2 months since we last saw them. COVID-19 continues to rage in my community in Northwestern Pennsylvania. I saw a case comparison today. Between Nov 7 and Dec 7 there were 415 cases. Between Dec 7 and today’s date there have been 1,779 cases. More than 4 percent of the county’s population in which I live have been infected. One month ago the Pennsylvania Department of Health listed two deaths for my county. The number of deaths showing today are 46.
I am not seeing anyone, except Bob, as COVID-19 continues to rage. This self-imposed isolation is my decision, as I have underlying health issues. Given my health issues, I don’t feel that I would do well if I contracted COVID.
I do want to see my granddaughters badly. I miss the girls so much. I plan to receive the COVID vaccine as soon as it is available to me. Meanwhile I will keep an eye on COVID case numbers. Hopefully the numbers will decrease significantly, and I will feel safe again to be with my granddaughters (even before receiving the vaccine).