Margaret’s job is scaling down and it, and the attendant paychecks, may soon go on hiatus. My company appears to be in a surprisingly good financial position, so I’m not overly worried about my job for the next several months. We live below our means so we should be okay on one paycheck.
Our seven children, all adults, are doing well enough. The three who lost jobs thanks to the pandemic happen to live with us, so at least they have a roof and food. One is in college and he made the surprising decision to stay in his otherwise deserted dorm, which the school is allowing. The other three are all still working. Two work from home. The third is in pharmaceutical manufacturing, which you have to do at the plant, so he reports for his shifts.
At home, our daughter has been recovering from a surprisingly stubborn bug while one of our sons has been taking some college courses online and working out. The second anniversary of his wife’s unexpected death was yesterday, and we got through it all right.
Our other son who lives with us is considering going into music production. He’s got good skills doing that as a volunteer at a megachurch. He’s spent a lot of time in his room researching that career direction and practicing his guitar. I thought you might like to hear a bit of his work. Warning: he likes death metal.
He and I have tickets to see Megadeth in July. I sure hope we get to go.
More pandemic reports from Christopher May, John Scalzi, Ted Smith, and Om Malik.