Wow, that escalated fast. In the space of just a few weeks:

  • The MVP Summit trip to Seattle and Redmond was cancelled (and replaced with a virtual conference).
  • My daughter’s school long anticipated school trip to Spain has been cancelled/deferred.
  • Massive government interventions.
  • People are dying.
  • Many people (particularly those in service industries) are (or soon will be) doing it really tough.
  • Our family is increasing our social distance as much as possible.
  • I’m planning to run the next few months of ADNUG as online virtual meetings.
  • I’m now working from home for the forseeable future. I appreciate that my job allows me to do that - not everyone has that option.

To avoid being cooped up in the house the entire day, the last couple of mornings before starting work I’ve gone for a short walk around the neighbourhood with my other daughter. It emulates my walk to the bus stop. Hopefully we can make it a regular thing.

Two pairs of legs, with concrete path and grass with leaves

Apparently my legs are a bit longer than hers, so a short break on a seat in the park along the way is required :-)

This is going to be a very disruptive time. Things aren’t too bad (yet) where I live, but the stories from overseas are quite scary. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.