I hate playing the waiting game
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired and exhausted talking about COVID-19, and it’s only been one month since Gov. Evers shut down schools and large scale gatherings. Doesn’t it feel like it’s been much longer than that?
I suppose the constant cacophony one hears on the news can wear one down. If you’re one of the unfortunates who has to self-isolate, or you’ve lost your job, this empty time hangs on the shoulders like a weighted chain or a heavy stone.
It’s in the waiting, I think, that has everyone on edge. People like to keep a schedule, they like to know when something starts, when it ends and when to prepare for something.
With a virus like this, the timetable is up in the air. Every week it seems we hear that the period of self-isolation and shelter at place orders have been extended. I’ve even seen that some are advocating social distancing until 2022.
I’m sorry, but I can’t see that happening. People are already chomping at the bit to get out, and it’s been barely a month since COVID-19 shut everything down. I can’t imagine what two years would look like. To be quite honest, I don’t think I even want to.
I know for many they just want to get on with their lives, and I am keeping the hope that by this summer we’ll at least have some viable treatment to prevent the spread, or at least help those afflicted with the coronavirus.
And here and there, life goes on, albeit in a different manner. Meetings are being conducted on Zoom, and thank goodness for FaceTime, since I’ve gotten multiple interviews done on that platform.
Sports has slowed down to a trickle, but the NFL Draft is moving forward, just not in a mass setting. I’m disappointed I won’t get to hear the crowd rain a torrent of boos down on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The draft will be conducted virtually, with each team in their own separate corner of the country. I’m glad it’s still taking place - it gives people something to take their minds off the current situation, something to enjoy and that gives them a small sense of normalcy.
I’m not sure what will happen with the NFL, let alone the NCAA or WIAA. I know there’s plenty of work behind the scenes to have football and sports this year. There’s even been talk about having NCAA football in the spring.
I can’t imagine what that would be like, going to a football game in Camp Randall in Madison in May, for a late season game. It would be weird, but kind of neat to have football games in nice weather in Wisconsin.
Of course, nobody knows what that would mean for the Abbotsford Falcons or Colby Hornets and their 2019 seasons. Will it be postponed? Will it even happen? I don’t have the answers to that. Nobody does. We just have to wait, see and hope. Sometimes that’s all we get. M USINGS AND G RUMBLINGS
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