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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

#ClapBecauseWeCare Session 26 ETC


For my 176th segment of Tuesday's Truths which is falling on the twenty-first of April, I'd like to begin by saying that one month ago today on March 21st, which was a Saturday, headlines were being made that NYC would be in a two week lockdown starting on Sunday night (the 22nd of March).

On the morning of that day I went to the Greenmarket as well as to Trader Joes to get some things that I knew I'd need for those two weeks. Later that day someone I know from Long Island was in our ‘hood and had been concerned about how I would carry my laundry downstairs having just come out of sling (due to my tuberosity injury) so she offered to drop it off for me, thinking the lockdown would only be 2 wks and she’d be able to get it back for me once the then called 2 WK shut down was lifted.

But as you know that hadn’t happened the shutdown continued.

The laundromat never answered their phone for several days after that time so even though my doctor mandated I shelter in place, I walked over there as I had been told there was a sign on the door as to how to get one’s laundry.

After that I was able to reach a woman in the building west of me whom I know very well. She is a resident medical student (whom I've written about here on Blogger) and her husband is an attorney. Both of them insisted I follow my doctor’s orders.

Now my laundry has piled up again but I found a service who picks up and delivers it back.

Supposedly they will come today.

The other day I received news that a friend’s husband died from COVID-19.

He was in the hospital for 20 days. It’s so sad. She is a lovely person and very devoted to Our Blessed Mother. I’m at a loss for words when it comes to giving any comfort.

Re physical therapy for my tuberosity injury, I can’t do tele-med because they needed to evaluate the injury in order to suggest therapy and my first visit had been scheduled after the first time lockdown was mandated.

Moreover, as many of you know, it’s been difficult for me to get any paying work.

I’m no longer writing articles for iLovetheUpperWestSide, but the publisher sent me my earnings so I can make an application for freelance unemployment benefits which I hope to do this week.

It's been a rough month but I'm hgardly alone . Everyone in thevworld on some level is suffering from this oandemiv and many are suffering much more thsn I am.

But in NYC (and I'm sure in other places too), our first responders, front liners and essential workers are doing things way beyond the call of duty and risking their own lives in the process.

I'm so grateful to be able to participate in  #ClapBecauseWeCare sessions and the 26th one ended a couple of hours ago. A few photo-ops of the event are included in the next series of pictures and as you will see one of the participants included a doggie in the window!

(He has taken a video of a session from his window.)
#ClapBecauseWeCare Participants


A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant
A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant
A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant
A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant
A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant
A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant
A #ClapBecauseWeCare Participant

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