I am trying to keep things on a happier note here at the Weather Center even though stuff seems frightening around the world. The Lions aren’t helping matters with their recent trades which are bent on failure for another season. We had the National Guard pull into town yesterday setting up a tent at the hospital in Plainwell which is another prediction of things to come.
All in all, we as Americans have been holding up well with good attitudes during this crisis. I went to Walmart and Meijer’s this week and people there seemed friendly and willing to talk and smile at each other, which is a good sign of how we stand together during bad times.
Now I am told to stay home (by my wife) as I am one of those who have underlying medical conditions and in my 60s. I have plenty of things to do here while trapped on my property. I am lucky to live in the country and have a double lot surrounded by woods. I started raking the yard and flower beds getting ready for the grass to grow. I have my hobbies and a lot of books to read, plus Amazon Prime and Netflicks so I am good to go.
When we had the kids at home we had board games and stuff to do outside. I stayed out of the paintball gunfights they had outside and in the woods. One important thing is to continue their education which can be provided online or books that can be purchased online.
We have many resources here on this site especially under the MIReady menu for the family to read. With the Skywarn classes canceled we have the info here plus other info on the weather and how it works.
Before computers and the internet, I used to play a lot of chess, used to be pretty good at it too. All in all, there are a lot of things to do at home to keep everyone entertained. If the kids get bored tell them you will start them on spring cleaning which will help them along to find something to do.
I used to tell my kids all we had to play with were sticks and rocks and our imaginations would cause them to be whatever we wanted them to be.
So, this whole crisis we are going through will cause families and neighbors to become closer and our faith stronger as it did during 911. We shall overcome these things just as our grandparents did during WW2 and the hardship that brought, we became a stronger nation and a stronger more resilient people.