Hi, @Happyfatchick! Good to see you back. @sixlets I am so sorry for your sh*tty day of pain and I hope today is better for you.
I also feel like I'm losing my mind sometimes. What's saving it for now is that I've been working a temp assignment since February, mostly at home at first and 100% at home since mid-March. Keeps me occupied during regular biz hours M-F at the computer, and the extra money is much appreciated.
This weekend, Saturday *and* Sunday, I hopped in the minivan and drove to a state park about 45 minutes from here. I'd never been to it and there was a history-related event there. Outdoors under a picnic shelter, everybody masked and it wasn't crowded. The park has great trails and scenery but by the time I got there Saturday it was too hot for me to explore much of the trails, since I wasn't dressed for hiking in the heat. So, yesterday (Sunday) I got up early and got to the park early before the heat, and did a total of 2.5 miles on one of the trails. I'd judged it pretty well but the last bit of it, I wished I'd worn crop pants instead of long pants, as the day had warmed up. TBH some of the terrain proved a bit of a challenge to my old overweight bod, especially the increase in elevation during the final part. But I took it easy and felt very accomplished that I did it. In a few minutes I'll get dressed and go walk at least a mile in a nice city park nearby. I've been doing that several mornings for the last couple of weeks, and I feel better during the day when I've had my walk. There are people around but it's not mobbed or anything, and plenty of masks in evidence including mine.
Where I have to keep my mind from going all "Catastrophe ahead!!" on me, is thinking about winter. I freaking hate cold weather, snow, and ice. I have a circulatory condition (Raynaud's), fortunately rather mild, but still it means that no matter how well I bundle up, my hands and feet become painful after a few minutes outdoors when it's cold. And I'm subject to frostbite in relatively mild conditions. No nice outdoor walks for me here in the winter.
However, I have August and September, and most of October, in which to enjoy my outdoor walks. And, I'm hatching plans to get out of here and go somewhere warm for at least January and February. It has to do with the old minivan I bought. My first two-night camping trip in it (to a state park 4 hours from here) is coming up in a couple of weeks. I hope that I like the experience, and hope to do more little trips like that in the next few months. Both as a nice break from sitting at home, and as practice to fine-tune my setup and learn from experience. Because I'd love to figure out an itinerary, probably AZ and NM, for camping in the van on extended road trips in January and February.
I'd assumed that the second row seats in the minivan would be too heavy for me to remove unassisted. Well, hallelujah! I managed to do that myself; got them out and stored away. May need help to replace them if I ever want to do that. I'm planning to pay a mechanic to do the tricky job of removing the third row seats. They are permanently installed but I want them gone. They fold flat but if they aren't there, there's a nice sized storage area I can make use of.
So between messing with my old minivan and poking my nose outdoors more often, and working, and talking to people on the phone, I'm hanging onto my so-called sanity. But damn, I have relatives in Houston who've had COVID, and cancer, and I can't go see them. I have good friends here who are in bad health and have basically (and prudently) self-quarantined, and I haven't seen them for months now. All of that hurts my heart.