Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day Eighty-Four

When I started writing this blog twenty years ago, I didn’t know how long I was going to do it. There have been years when I’ve blogged most days, and years when I’ve only created two or three entries all year – it depends on what else is going on in my life.

Today marks a record – the eighty-fourth consecutive day that I’ve created an entry. It’s also the eighty-fourth day of our shelter-in-place order; that’s not exactly a coincidence. It helps me process what’s going on – sometimes I don’t publish everything I think about (for which I suspect my readers are grateful).

Back in February, we took our first (and probably only) overseas trip for the year, spending a couple of weeks in Costa Rica and Panama, including a trip through the Panama Canal. Early in the trip, we visited Doka Coffee Estate and I enjoyed their coffee a lot; in fact, I bought a bag and schlepped it with me through the whole trip. But I only brought a half-kilo, and it didn’t last very long. I’ve been trying to find Costa Rican coffee locally with limited success (the best I’ve found is a blend of Costa Rica and other beans from Intelligensia), so last week I gave up and ordered 3 kilos from Doka. I was afraid it would take a long time to arrive (I’m still waiting for the webcam I ordered on April 12), but it showed up earlier this evening, less than a week after they roasted it. It’ll be a few days before I open it (I want to finish what I have in hand), but I’m looking forward to it.

And I have a sneaking suspicion that I may still be blogging daily when I finish the coffee.