Expert Contribution

The Way We Were

As most of you are aware, the past three months have been an experience of epic proportions. No one could have imagined the beginning of a new decade would have brought on this viral pandemic affecting every living breathing soul on earth. It has shown no boundaries; not race, or country, or economic status. It has affected every walk of life and strained our countries’ resources to the point of breaking, but we have not broken. We will recover, regroup, re-emerge from our cocoons of “Shelter-In -Place.”

And once again wrap our arms around our loved ones, go to the grocery store without fear, attend events such as plays and theater productions and sporting events as we listen to the referee shout, “Play Ball!” And we will be warmed with a glow of happiness by just being ourselves, in the open reaching out to the world! But we will still be vigilant. That is the lesson learned from this horrific viral outbreak. 

Last month I wrote an article regarding emergency preparedness. I spoke of the usual threats of fires and earthquakes, but the same could be said of this health emergency. We should all maintain staples in our pantries. Make certain that our prescriptions and daily medicines can hold us for a minimum of 2 weeks. While I do NOT prescribe to the recent hoarding of toilet paper, paper towels, and hand sanitizers that has been evident with the empty shelves at our local markets, I do believe that a healthy supply should be available at home. That supply should be commensurate with the number of people residing in your home and the size of your home. This is also a good time to make sure your neighbors are safe. See if there is anything they need that you might get for them. As this experience has taught us, there are some people at higher risk that simply should not go out, those are the neighbors you can help.

In closing, I sincerely pray for the health and safety of all my Blackhawk Family. I see some incredible examples of kindness and caring and know that I am blessed to live in this generous community. As things settle back to normal, I look forward to continuing my Real Estate Business by listing and selling homes in Blackhawk. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns regarding the current protocol for showing homes as detailed by Governor Newsom. Until then; Stay Safe, Stay Healthy. LK

By Linda Kralik, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/ Drysdale Properties, Resident since 1984