We are home, and very happy to be here. And if you are locked up with only one other person, it is very good if that is someone you really like a lot.
Ellen had her chemotherapy Thursday. It is of course making her quite tired. But she has had enough energy to go out for a serious walk every morning. The early Spring is beautiful and the cranes wheel high in the clouds croaking their penetrating cries.
Gunnison County, where we live, has a large land area, but only something like 16,931 inhabitants. And we have 86 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection. This is one per every 200 inhabitants, a per capita rate that is very high, even in comparison to some of the large urban areas that have been suffering from clusters of infection.
So our County has shown leadership in putting strict but sensible restrictions in place. And one of the public health orders seems to say that anyone who has left Gunnison County for any reason is automatically subject to quarantine. Well, that is us.
This community really seems to be sticking together and showing great social solidarity. We, who have benefited so much from the support and friendship of people here, see that very clearly.
So we want to follow the rules, even though that might interfere with our tradition of walking to the hospital every Thursday for chemotherapy. We will check into whether that is possible. We hope that at least the two of us can do that.
In the meantime we are having some lovely early morning walks.
In the distance, in the next photo, you can see San Luis Peak, 14,022 feet, highest peak in the La Garita range.
So we are very happy to be able to do this in the midst of the current turmoil.
And while we are hearing from so many of you that you are tired of watching Netflix and having to invent things to do, we are never at a loss for things to do. Here is today’s pile of health insurance, hospital and health care provider correspondence. It even includes a post card from the President telling us about the current epidemic. And if we get it all answered, there will be more Monday.
We love you, and hope we can all stay in touch.