Lunch Hour with COVID
La Mesa, California
From 1660 to 1669 Samuel Pepys kept a diary during a time of great turmoil in England. That period covered The Great Plague of London which lasted for two years and Pepys' diary is one of the best resources for day-to-day life during that period.
In an effort to get outside and still keep our social distance Katherine and I took a seven mile walk around La Mesa and I was thinking of Sam's diary each time I came upon a scene like the one above. Many shops had small, sometimes handwritten notices on their doors apologizing for the closure and hoping we'd understand.
Just two blocks from home (and getting pretty hungry) we came upon our favorite local restaurant. We were sad to see they were closed and cleaning up their spaces just before shutting down for that unknown length of time necessary to get beyond the pandemic.
Stay well all.