Americans are stupid — we think we can work through the virus. Even when my state was in quarantine, my work (bookkeeper) was considered essential. I worked as much if not more than before the quarantine and nothing has slowed since.

Fortunately, I am at an age when I can retire. Not quite ready to go 100% in retirement but am definitely planning a semi-retirement to start this fall.

Although Florida is the epicenter of the virus right now, our governor won’t think of closures. In fact, our schools are opening up this month.

Would you lose your job permanently or just temporarily if Melbourne quarantines?

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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