I did not make this post to plan a party for tomorrow. I did make this post to see who my fellow TN people who own Glowforge are, where they are located, and how many of them there might be. I did not make this post to say that I disregard any precautions when it comes to COVID 19, because I do take caution. In every way possible. I did make this post to see who would be interested in getting together, to get an idea of if it would even be worth putting more thought into. I did not make this post to start a political war, and I am not saying that it did so. I did make this post to give myself something to hold onto., something to look forward to.
My daughters school was supposed to start in August. They planned for school to start all the way up until a week before the day it was to start. Then it was held off for an additional week. That next week came, and again it was held off an additional week. Then it was opened for the ones who felt comfortable enough to send their children to school, as well as the ones who had to have their children in school.
My daughters birthday is in December. I am not going to cancel her birthday now. I am going to plan accordingly to what the situation looks like at that time. And make changes needed as it gets closer. Things change. And crap happens. AnDo I think Covid 19 is going to just go away? Absolutely NOT. Do I pray that it goes away or slows down or a vaccine is offered/ or just disappears? ABSO-frikkin-lutely. Do I hope it is going to? ABSOLUTELY. Do I wish it would? ABSOLUTELY ( and I am sure I am not the only one). Do I take precautions on a daily basis? ABSOLUTELY. Is my family practicing “stay home, stay safe”? ABSOLUTELY. Has my family lost someone? Sadly. Do I have underlying conditions? Yes I do along with other family members.
I did not make this post to assume that COVID was going to just disappear. Nor to set any plans in stone.
I follow along with the stats of COVID 19 on a daily. I am well aware the facts and the dangers. And I do not intend on adding to the severity. And I plan to continue to make educated choices asI have done this whole entire time.
With ALL OF THAT being said, I have been wanting to make a plan for a GF day for some time. I would rather start a plan and make choices according to the situation at that time, even if it means pushing out setting a date, if need be. But if a plan can be made and is able to happen, I don’t see a problem in talking, discussing, getting ideas, and making headway towards its happening. Especially since everything up until the actual date of the meet up is virtual. I don’t see the hurt in any of that. I was not looking to set a date. Only an aim/target. It will be quite some time from now before a date can be set in stone.
Whether it is 2 days, 7 months, or 5 years away… I am excited. And I enjoy discussing it. It honestly would be a dream come true!
I don’t care if you are left, right, purple, green, 5 yrs old, or 129 yrs old! If you have a Glowforge…YOU ARE COOL AS 12 fans on EXTRA high. And I wanna have a playdate. And up until then I wanna dream about it.