Here in NY, we've been stuck indoors for a few weeks now. It's a good thing and even though my house is going to suffer greatly (this is going to sink my wife's business), I think it's the right thing. However, my grandparents are in that high risk category and so they're taking heed and staying in. I've been doing their grocery shopping, leaving the groceries on the porch, etc., but I worry about cabin fever.
I'm talking to them daily on the phone, and they seem in good spirits and they have each other which is all good, but I was wondering if we all might want to share ideas here.
My grandpa is the one who got us all into tractors. He doesn't read novels or anything like that, and really only likes RFD on the TV. He can't really go work on projects in the shop on his own, so I did this. He doesn't have a subscription to Red Power, so I took all of my old issues (I've only been subscribing for a few years now) which I keep in the bookcase to send down to him. I also threw in my Red 4WD Tractors book, and some old vintage handbooks and manuals I have collected. Like I said, he won't read novels or anything like that, but he'll soak up technical handbooks and magazines.
I cleaned out a cooler real well, and put them in the cooler for a few days here, even though they were only sitting on my shelf, and then I let them sit on their porch for another day, to ensure any potential virus on them has died. Grandpa should be able to open his care package today.
What are some other things you're doing for the self-quarantines? Any ideas I could borrow?