To give us all something to do while our movements are limited the families in our apartment complex have come up with some family project. Yesterday’s project was to create a song about the coronavirus. We haven’t listened to them yet but based on what we watched yesterday as our family was recording theirs, they should all be fun. Today’s assignment is to create a haiku. Here’s my attempt.
I do not like wearing masks
Hearing aids at risk
The last time I wore a surgical mask with my hearing aids I flipped them both out into a trash receptacle at Sutter Hospital. A quick call to the hospital and diligent hospital staff did retrieve the hearing aids from a trash bag. That story had a happy ending and it serves as a good reminder every time I take my mask off.
A typical day for us includes Grandma baking with the grandkids and messing up the kitchen. After that Grandpa does the dishes and cleans up the kitchen. The two older grandkids enjoy cooking with Grandma, especially when she is making her famous cinnamon rolls.
We are staying at another apartment in the complex. It gives us all a little more space. After breakfast we head over to our kids’ place. We walked home in the snow last evening and we got up this morning it was still snowing. I’ve haven’t lived in a place where it snowed since I was a very little boy. I’m enjoying it since I don’t have to clear the walks or spend all day out in it. Grandma looked out early this morning and enjoyed the snowflakes been lit up as they fell past the streetlights. I was amazed at the size and number of snowflakes drifting down outside our apartment window.
We must be careful walking between apartments due to the ice under the snow. Several places on the walk there are decorative bands of rock in the paving. I discovered yesterday that these are very slick. So far no one has fallen. The high today will be 26 degrees. It is still snowing, so we’ll be walking on snow and ice for several days. I’m looking forward to warmer days and the ability to go walking in the park again.
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