Day #47: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Construction is my new alarm clock

May 3, 2020

Well, I’m back again, and not much has changed. I still wake up, do schoolwork, and play video games all day. There is one thing that has changed though: Riverside started doing construction on my street. 

At first, this didn’t sound that bad, especially because my street has been in need of repair for a really long time. However, as every day passes, I realize how much I hate it. 

Every morning, I have to wake up to loud trucks and weird construction machines outside of my house. My bedroom is facing the street, so it’s louder for me than it is for anyone else in my family. Not only that but when they start working on my side of the street, we aren’t going to have access to our driveways. They’re making us park on a totally different block if we want to access our cars. 

I know what you’re thinking, there are bigger problems in the world right now, and I totally agree. It doesn’t make it any less painful waking up to the beautiful sound of CAT trucks outside though.

E-learning has been pretty painless for me surprisingly. Tons of people have been complaining about how it’s stressful and how there’s too much work, but I honestly don’t mind. Although challenging, I still haven’t had to spend tons of time on my work, and I haven’t had much stress. 

I’ve been doing zoom calls every Tuesday for my SAT prep, and although I thought it would be dumb at first, I actually kind of like it. It’s as close to face to face communication I get with someone that isn’t my family. Even if it is an SAT tutor, it’s nice to be able to talk to other people during this quarantine.

 

The weather is finally getting nice, and the trees are starting to blossom again, and I have never been happier about that. I’m able to go on rides in the car and get outside without having to wear a jacket or long sleeves. Even if the quarantine is supposed to go throughout May, I won’t complain as long as the weather stays nice. 

Overall, my quarantine has been filled with Xbox talks with my friends, construction every morning, and absolute boredom throughout at least half of every day. I’m super grateful for what I have though, and I’m just hoping this quarantine is over soon and everything can go back to normal.

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