We hope you got your shopping done and you’re off the roads today because some panic buying, coupled with the first real rain in some time, have made for a wet and wild day in the 24/680.
Parents preparing to work from home braced themselves for doing so with the kids on hand as more local schools announced closures and parents scrambled to find things to keep everyone entertained.
Readers submitted photos of bare store shelves, long lines, notes from physicians or hospitals curtailing – or ceasing outright – ongoing treatment schedules, and window-fogged snapshots of inummerable spin-outs and crashes as slick roads took their toll.
A grim humor also began to emerge as residents, weary of the latest headline, circulated videos of clandestine street corner rendezvous, with suburban Dads exchanging bundles of cash for toilet paper and Purell from leather-jacketed street dealers.
It’s a strange New Normal, with entire sports schedules wiped out, play-offs canceled, and politicians and celebrities self-quarantining in increasing number.
Residents seem to be settling into a grim “We’ll have to wait and see” lifestyle, figuring things out as new developments emerge.