122,000 Americans are now dead from this virus. The forecast is that 180,000 could be dead by October. On Tuesday California reported 7,000 new cases. States across the country are seeing an upswing in the people with this virus particularly the states with #republican governors: Missouri, Arizona, Florida, Texas. One doctor reported yesterday that we are not in the second wave but only in the first wave...and that this country has not effectively dealt with the deadliness nor seriousness of this virus. His prediction is that it is going to be a wildfire of death.
Now onto lighter fare. Let me tell you about my adventure yesterday. Sooo...let me call my story “While on my Way to the Barber”:
First of all, I go to the St. Croix Barbers in St. Croix Falls. My barber/hair stylist is named Bruce. Yes, imagine that. Except what stretches the imagination is that Bruce is straight. So I have a hair stylist named Bruce that is straight. Next, the co-owner of the shop is Debra Swanson. Her maiden name is Lysdahl. Honest to God...it is the only place where I call in to make an appointment and they do not ask me to spell my name!!!
So, anyhow, back to yesterday...I was driving down Hwy. 87 on the way to get my hair cut...listening to good tunes, the a/c is on, the car is quiet and I am mellow. Then in an area in which Hwy. 87 threads though a hilly and heavily forested area filled with sunlight and shadows, I noticed that the car approaching me was swerving to the shoulder and coming to a stop. I too slowed slightly...but not that much...when suddenly a doe and a fawn leap out of the shadows right in front of my car!!! I literally stood on my brake pedal trying to stop the trusty Honda!
I missed the rear legs and butt of the fawn by three feet (or less). Dear God...I would have never forgiven myself if I had hit her/him! They both then disappeared into the woods. I slowly exhaled, wiped the sweat off my brow, cleaned up the car seat and proceeded.
Methinks, therefore, that I needed a Door County! And it was just what I needed.