Saturday morning

Our kids are not sleeping. I am not sure how much it has to do with the lockdown and the abstract fear and worry swirling around our home vs how much is just that they've never been very good sleepers. Either way, they kept us (particularly my wife) up most of the night, which has become our 'normal' by now. It makes everything much harder. I wish there was a way to get them to sleep in their own beds, but so far we've been striking out.

I started the day trying to get an instacart delivery slot, which didn't work - the soonest window is Thursday, and that's from stores that don't have what I need. Now Instacart's whole site seems to be broken, probably because people like me keep hammering it looking for a delivery window... Thankfully it looks like my wife will be able to head out to the store later (I can't because of the crutches.)

In the meantime my daughter had a virtual dance class via Zoom this morning, which was pretty fun to watch. Her dance studio has shifted entirely online and is doing their best to stay in business by offering these online classes. It's definitely not as good as the real thing, but we enjoyed it and they are letting us join as many classes per week as we want, so hopefully we can try again later in the week.

In the world outside, a major disaster was declared for Massachusetts, which is probably good news since it acknowledges the state of affairs here. Though with the federal government withholding aid from states with governors who won't cowtow to 45, it is hard to know if this will mean any actual assistance for our people in need.