462 cases in Umbria. Up 17%. 10 deaths now.
53,578 cases total in Italy. Growth of 14%. Worst news is there were 793 deaths report yesterday, Saturday, in 24 hours, here in Italy. Seven hundred and ninety three.
Well they finally did it. They proclaimed that running or walking outside will be against the law outside your own yard. You can still walk your dog 200 meters from your house. So, of course I will comply. Too many people were misusing this loophole to congregate. I understand, it is for the best. But it did ruin it for me. I’m not sure how I can keep my knee progressing in this small apartment. Sigh. Walking was the best exercise.
Today is Sunday. We now pick up our pre-made dinners from Ely (of Calagrana – our favorite restaurant) every Sunday. We pre-order by Wednesday. Today we decided to walk separately over to the parking lot where she comes so as to not attract attention…soooo, I guess one of us will take the car next Sunday! The Carabinieri stopped and told us to wait at home. Boy did they NOT want us to approach their car!! Technically, Ely is supposed to deliver to our homes we think. Also Ely got stopped by them, and another lady there said she’d been stopped. They are OUT there today. They are definitely tightening up.
I’m watching the news everyday. Only in the evening. I watch the news conference with an ever-changing cast of characters…but always the same Emcee. (?) hmmmm.
I’m pleased to see five states have initiated a lock-down. But I’m sorry that ONLY five states have initiated a lock-down. California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois, and not mandatory. I’m not sure how they can make it mandatory like they can here. But they must. The US is sadly following in the footsteps of Italy.
I’m reasonably sure nothing else is going to happen today in Casa LUNA…LUther NAncy…so, since I don’t have a picture of any interest, here is one my friend Tom said I could use. From his beautiful house on the mountain nearby…
Stay safe…stay well…stay home! Wash your hands…
Hi Janelle, I remember we met Jody and Tom in Panicale for lunch. She mentioned you and that was why we met there. Sweet little town. I need to write Lynn. She’s quite the walker so this will bother her some I think.
The situation in the US is scary. So many were so curious when Italy did the lockdown. I kept warning but people just didn’t think it could happen there. I read the newspapers daily and people still are not getting it. Sad.
Anyway, you are very lucky to be in a beautiful place for your confinement, as are we. I’m glad to hear you are self quarantining. It will give you peace of mind. My sister is doing so too, in Virginia. The lockdown wasn’t hard for a couple of weeks and the enforced quiet was nice. But when it looms ahead for months, probably, it is less inviting!
Anyway, thanks for writing. My email is on the Contact page for future chats should you want to!
Stay safe! Nancy
I am the friend of your cousin Jody … that spends lots of time in Panicale…you also know Lynn Boles, I think. Anyway, as a Californian living on the Monterey Peninsula…I hate to say it, but this so called ‘lock-down’ seems like a vacation to most people. We are super aware of what is going on in Italy, so we are staying at home, and not socializing at all. Our business in Carmel is closed for the foreseeable future, and we are just keeping our fingers crossed that this will end well…but I’m afraid we have just begun. Thanks for the updates from Umbria. It gives us a very real look at what is happening…unlike what we are getting here at home. Stay safe.
Thank you Nancy. Where is info coming from?