It was a gorgeous day in the Ozarks yesterday. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the tail winds way up high were advantageous. The drive to the airport went well, her flights were all early, and the drive back was fine. We made it home forty-five minutes early than expected.
The roads were not as empty as I would've thought - plenty of people still out and about. The traffic in Republic (a suburb of Springfield) was surprisingly heavy for 1:30pm on a Wednesday during the plague. The airport, on the other hand, was creepy. No hustle, no bustle. Ghost town quiet. All the little stores on the outside of the security checkpoint were closed. The restaurant was closed. Totally weird. One airport worker I spoke with said he's been there ten years and has never seen it that quiet. Lucky for me, I'm self-entertaining. Also lucky that I didn't have to wait too awfully long. Bored bored bored. And the bench seating was too uncomfortable to sit and read. I saw two people wearing masks. Otherwise, the few people who I did see and/or talk to were social distancing.
The only issue I had was that once I left home, there were no places to stop for a potty break until I got to the airport. Fast food is drive-thru only and some places aren't letting customers use their bathrooms anymore. Okay, I could've swung into the Wallyworld, but gah, who wants to go into one of those right now if you don't have to?
Purell is my friend. (Actually, off-brand hand sanitizer is my friend, but Purell is a shorter word.)
Coffee is also my friend.
With all the rain we've gotten the river and the lake are swollen. Not super-bad floody but definitely will make fishing interesting when I finally get to go.
In general, spirits are okay out there in the world. I spent some time thanking people for doing their jobs amidst this crap. The parking lot attendant was confused when I thanked him. He sits in a box all day only interacting with people when they come out of the lot, but hey, he's doing his job.
I hope your spirits are okay out there. I'm doing a little better now that the Kid is safe here.
Got any this n that for me today?