Everyone is on the edge because of this “enhanced community quarantine” which is essentially a euphemism for total lockdown. Now that everyone is expected to remain at home, with all work and public transport suspended, and only medical or humanitarian reasons can one venture out of the home, the more it becomes imperative that some schedule be set up about what to do and expect at home. For one, we sent home our kasambahay with a one month salary to be with her family. Then we gassed up all our cars for any contingency. And dropped off go-bags in each of them. And then I saw our garden and started to clean out everything. It can’t be done in a day or even a week so I have something to do for now. In the event of a wifi breakdown or internet shutdown, I have readied my selection of 1,820 movies and BluRay discs. Food can still be had via deliveries or pickups so thank you Grab Food. So why does it seem there’s still something missing? As for my father, he’s under due care by his doctors and tended well but they advised us not to visit anymore considering we are among the age range of susceptible persons to the coronavirus. So only my sister and her husband are allowed to visit him. It’s better that way than having to worry about him at home and stressing ourselves out over any possible medical issue in the interim. But we’re hanging on. And that’s what I think this long period of time asks of us: to hang on and hope and pray for the better.