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Calculating The Risk

by Richie

Is it safe to go out yet?


I don’t know how to calculate risk anymore. Everything seems like a gamble. Just leaving the house could be rolling the dice.

I used to be pretty good at sizing up a situation and taking a chance. Like knowing when to go all-in at a poker game. But there’s a wild card in the deck now. Who knows what can happen?



We’ve got a bunch of events coming up and I don’t know how safe any of these will be given the uncertain path of this insidious virus. Some of our plans are voluntary and can be scrapped, while others require mandatory participation.

In the next month or so we’ve got –

  • Parent’s 90th Birthday
  • Trip to Lake Erie
  • Tim’s Band Plays a Bar
  • Funeral Service at the Cabin
  • Visit Relatives in Wisconsin

Every one of these events contains a calculated risk and I don’t know the odds. 


Life has to move forward and we can’t hold the pause button forever. Eventually we have to crawl out from under the covers. But -oooooh- it seems a little risky!

So how safe do you feel these days? What’s your risk calculation?




Karen Moore May 24, 2020 - 10:11 pm

Richie, I have not missed a days work. I go to Paul’s, Kroger, Costco and Target regularly. I have since the very beginning. I wear my mask. Social distance. Wash my hands regularly and use sanitizer. I would be very sad if I missed really important events. I don’t intend too actually. Use common sense and get out there girl. The days are flying by!! ❤️

Richie May 24, 2020 - 10:42 pm

I’m getting ready to bust out, girl!

LINDA Phelan May 23, 2020 - 12:55 pm

my two cents, you can go out and do your thing as long as you’re with people who are respectful as well… in close quarters wear a mask if possible keep your distance, be aware of the things you touch always have hand sanitizer in your pocket, if you’re near people who are not being respectful in the same way you are then leave.
With that being said, enjoy life. Love you guys

Richie May 23, 2020 - 5:09 pm

Good advice, hon. Stay safe out there! ?

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