Hello friends. I miss seeing you all at the parties! On the other hand, by avoiding gatherings we’re doing great as a community in preventing the spread of COVID. We’re not perfect, but in general as far as I can see, masks are worn, distances are maintained and hands are washed. I’m proud of us! Let’s keep it up.
Special request: As many of you have seen after my last mailing, I am super slow with email these days. It’s truly awesome to hear from you, and it would be sweet if instead of (or in addition to) sending an email, you could use the LEAVE A REPLY field below so that all of us can engage and I am less likely to miss it. Choose Notify me of new comments via email if you want. And please don’t take it personally if I’m negligent in my replies.-Hope
I like looking up the stats every so often. You can do so here. The 87508 zip code has a population of about 20k with 54 recorded cases which represents 0.27 % of our entire zip code population. That’s great! On the other hand, we have a good friend about a mile from us that came very close to passing from the virus, so we’re super careful. I trust you are too.
In looking at our zip code, I’m amazed at how spacious it is. Pretty much everything in Santa Fe south of I25 and north of Lamy is in our zip. Who knew?
As we enter into cooler days, I wish you all comfy warm homes, plenty of books and movies, beautiful walks or bike rides, and safe socializing. Thom and I are doing well. Even while we deal with the challenges of aging, we are able to feed our bodies and pay our bills without stress. Not so for SO MANY. I have finally started monthly donations to the Food Depot Covid fund.
If you pray, let’s pray together for all the small businesses, laid off workers, teaching professionals, students, working parents, health care heroes, people who have lost loved ones, homeless, and all those suffering or recovering from the virus. We lost Harry Burney, the beautiful man who sang at our 2003 wedding in Virginia. Sail on, Harry! Thank you for your amazing voice and your passionate soul.