San Joaquin has been allowed to enter Stage Two, which means restaurants can re-open for limited inside service. For us, that's huge as it's something we look forward to on a weekly basis. Yesterday, we went to Toot Sweets, a bakery by our house and had breakfast outside. The fountain was running and we were the only ones there except for another person, who was a former SCT employee. It was nice to catch up with Greg. He had previously survived throat cancer and I was worried about him. He said things couldn't be better. I'm glad.
There seems to be less franticness here now that stores have been allowed to open for curbside service. The malls are still closed, but, honestly, they were ghost towns before any of this happened. Perhaps this will draw more people in once they get to all-clear to open again. I'm honestly good with the slow pace that California is following. We have only had three new cases and one death since Friday in San Joaquin. I would like to keep it that way.
Of course, the theatre is still shut (it's in Stage Three), but Dennis is working on a fundraiser for when we get the chance to open up. Needless to say, ticket sales are way down. I'm sort of glad that I'm leaving in August because I think this is going to be a very rough year ahead. Of course, not just for us, but for many theatres.
I hope that all of you will have a good day and if you are US-based, that you have a good Memorial Day. Rock on and stay safe out there!