We're doing well here. Music lessons have started back up online. The little store that Will went to almost daily on his way home from the office put up a sign offering delivery. We were the first to try it, and when the security guard came with our first order he told Will that he was terribly nervous. It's working well, though. Because Will knows exactly what they usually have, it's easy for him to make a list, and then they bring it to us; no fancy online systems or anything.
Living with another family makes quarantine much more bearable. We've settled into a pretty good routine where both families do their schoolwork separately in the mornings, then they five youngest play outside together afterward. If the weather is bad we alternate days with them on our side of the house or the other side, so both sets of adults get times of insanity and times of quiet. Of course, if the virus gets into the Muslim community, we're doomed. Even though they're mostly not in contact with anyone outside of family, they seem to consider that whole community family.
After two full weeks of quarantine we went to the FOREST on Saturday. It was amazing. We arranged with a minivan taxi driver we know to drop us off and pick us up. We walked around, ate our picnic, built a "house," and really enjoyed being together and in nature. A funny/ironic/sad example of social distancing did happen. We walked way out to where there really shouldn't have been any cars. However, when we finished eating, we saw two cars struggling through the sand to park on the other side of some bushes from where we were. They unloaded, made a bunch of noise, let out a dog and a bunch of little kids, and got settled. We grumped some about people invading our space, packed up, and walked on. Then, that evening when we got home, we saw that friends from church were posting on Instagram about how they had decided to go out into the forest, but so had "all of Kherson" so they had to go out into the very depths of the forest...and we realised those two cars we had grumped about were our friends! Kherson is a city of more than 200,000, and we went to the forest way out over the river, and we were still with friends. We just didn't get to actually enjoy being with them.
As I said before, I have a PET CT scan scheduled for April 28 in Kyiv oblast. Right now quarantine (i.e. no trains, planes, or buses) has been officially extended to April 24, and it could go on beyond that, too. Please pray that travel would be possible and safe by the end of April and that we would have wisdom to know what to do. My doctor does want me to have that scan done, and there's nowhere else in Ukraine that does them.