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On the Way   The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan
COVID accounting

16 weeks since the diocesan “shut down”

108 days at home

2 trips to Williamsport

1 trip to Hawk Run

2 Saturday afternoon drives to get out of the house

10 loaves of sourdough bread

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320 miles of running in our neighborhood

132 miles of walking in our town

72.38 miles on the AT

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15% higher grocery store bills

12 rolls of toilet paper stocked on a shelf in the garage that have never been there before

6 rolls of paper towels next to the toilet paper

1 night of camping in the backyard in a tent 

16 trips to the grocery store

3 trips to the post office

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O trips to restaurants for take-out

336 home cooked meals

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1 major diocesan initiative re-tooled and re-booted

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16 weekly videos for the diocese.  

45 different takes to achieve those weekly videos including 6 cat-interruptions

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960 hours of computer time including approximately 400 hours of zoom meetings

7 zoom sermons, none of which were great

42 different worship services attended via the internet

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23 videos and/or Facetime with my children and grandsons

9 nights in which I lay in bed seriously debating whether I could drive cross country to visit our girls 

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2 Netflix series watched

6 books started and finished 

10 books in medias re

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5 green tomatoes on the vine

1 burgeoning kale crop

6 pots of cheery annuals

1 woodland garden and 3 major weeding weekends

2 cases of poison ivy

1 bee sting

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2 COVID self-haircuts

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1 pair of pants bought on Amazon

1 pair of sandals bought on Amazon

1 gold chain bought on Amazon

1 package of miniature oil lamp wicks bought on Amazon

14 books bought on Amazon

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2 graduation gifts sent to niece and nephew whose graduation ceremonies were cancelled

1 nephew’s birthday missed

1 grandson’s First Birthday missed

1 vacation home rental forfeited

2 trips to the gas station in 16 weeks

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80 weekdays of Morning Prayer in my brown leather armchair

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2 days of ‘cello practice in which I was reminded why this needs to be a daily practice and  then stopped

20 days of playing the steel tongue drum that I bought on Amazon as a meditation practice

6 rainy mornings of Yoga with Adriane on YouTube in the basement

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0 days of applying makeup

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2 cranky days at staff meeting

35 episodes of frightening, existential despair

30,000 moments of deep gratitude and awareness of my exceptional privilege

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1 unfinished jigsaw puzzle.

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 How’s it adding up for you?

1 thought on “COVID accounting”

  1. John Bracher says:

    Bishop Audrey – You have not lost your sense of humor! So – how about sharing some of your drawings too?

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