We started hearing about Covid 19 around the time of my brother's wedding. By the time my kids left Arizona (and Kathy's sister arrived for a visit the same day) I was convinced schools would close and we would be quarantining. People thought I was being dramatic or overreacting. I had that gut feeling it would be like nothing we had ever seen and so far that seems to be so.
We never went back after Spring Break but instead taught online. I had cleaned my room out during Spring Break in anticipation of this. When the announcement came they would not let us back in the school without appointments, so I am glad I did this ahead of time. I did go back one last time to empty out papers and remove the last things from the wall, etc.
Working from home has been nuts. Lots of work to teach a visual language online. I am glad it is almost over. I was still napping in the late afternoon half the days! Of course, also did packing...usually in the morning a box or two. It is coming together and there is not much left. Truck comes in two days and we hired someone to drive our truck (Kathy has a torn rotator cuff) and tow one of the cars. We will caravan with my mom and stepdad across the country. They have two dogs and we have three dogs and two cats...should be adventurous!
So Bonnie hooked up with Gudrun for the Quarantine Quiltalong of Elvira so I made two of these quilts. Why did I make two? Well I was following along on the video and did not catch her saying that half the blocks had to be cut the opposite way. You can actually put the fabric right side together and make that magic happen but she did not tell us this. Several people made this mistake. ACK!