Yes, that’s a baggie full of quarters. $5.00 to be exact.
What does it have to do with the pandemic? It represents just one small “change” in our daily responses. Oops, another pun. We have always tipped delivery people. Lots more deliveries this past year. Some like Fedex, UPS, USPS just put the stuff on the porch and leave. Employees of local businesses ring the bell and ask where I want the stuff to go (usually bulky and heavy items).
Stores have gone cashless as much as possible to avoid germy currency.
We don’t have any paper money in the house anyway except for some $50 bills left over from our last trip. But we do have a huge jar of change. The delivery people have been appreciative of our effort to thank them for their service.
The BIG changes of the past year have been well documented.
Have there been any SMALL changes in your life? Maybe some even a change for the better?
Many of us have been cooking and baking at home more.
An “industrial strength” mixer has replaced my little hand held one
A new cutting board & storage container for Joe’s homemade bread.
On a personal level I haven’t had a haircut in over year. Joe says he like it that way
Another benefit? Pulling my ponytail through the back of my cap secures it nicely when outdoors even in windy conditions. Wearing a mask has really cut down on nature’s effect on my allergies. Needing less antihistamine is a plus.
The only down side? I needed a new hair dryer for all this hair.
It has a “diffuser” which speeds things up nicely, but needs a bigger drawer for storage.
One final change solved an annoying “mistake” done by a plumbing contractor 18 years ago
We designed our master bathroom with the commode in the corner. We only visited the lake house on weekends back then and were shocked to find he had put it front and center. Not that big a deal, but didn’t he look at the blueprint?
This current “change” not only is somewhat more pleasing but also divides the space with a dressing area
The view from the “other side?” LOL
A memory of our last pre pandemic trip
The annual native festival on Easter Island, Chile.
Future changes? Safe travel? I sure hope so.