Every Sunday evening or Monday morning, I e-mail my daughter to let her know my schedule for the week, and she e-mails me hers. (This started after my husband died four years ago. He talked to her almost every day, and since her library schedule changes every week, he was the one who knew when she was working and what day she was off. I’m not a talk-on-the-phone-every-day person, so e-mails became our touchstone.)
This week, my schedule is blank. I have my usual free-lance work, but I do that at home normally, so no change there. But since last Friday, 12 events from then through the next three weeks have been postponed (TBD) or canceled. Some of these we may be able to reconstruct online. And some other events still in my datebook will probably also disappear. We’ll see.
On the upside, I’m using the phone more. When e-mail arrived, it replaced my hour-long chats with friends, and texts have often replaced e-mail. When this is all over, we may have an orgy of F2F celebrations.
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