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Thursday, April 2

Economic Quarantine, a Diary: Day 17 (Tuesday, March 31st)

I slept really well last night and didn't wake up until 6am this morning... success!  When I did, I brewed a pot of coffee and opened up the Wall Street Journal.  No car in the garage means there's no reason to look for an Amazon route or schedule Doordash.

Around lunchtime our Airbnb guest asked if he could cancel the rest of his stay.  He said he wasn't going to be able to continue working due to the virus.  That sucks, but I'm grateful for the two nights we will be paid.  Guess we'll be going to clean tomorrow.

Right before 6pm the mechanic called to let me know the car was ready.  They offered to drop off the car at my house, and a few minute later I was back in business.  I quickly found an evening Amazon block ($36 to make one delivery) and also did two Doordash deliveries.  In total I earned $54 for about an hour or work.

Also today I looked into other assistance programs such as an SBA loan.  While cash isn't tight yet, I want to be prepared.  It's possible the economy doesn't quickly bounce back after the virus is contained, and I want to be ready.  My personal opinion is that we have a long journey ahead of us.  Things are going to be tight for the foreseeable future.

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