I made it here Sunday afternoon and it has been non-stop! Today, Wednesday there is finally SUNSHINE! It is so refreshing to see the sun amidst the absolute chaos and sadness.
I have been blessed to have met a fellow Prime Nurse and daily we take the train, eat together, walk, and just try to be normal outside the walls of Beth Israel.
The staff is so very appreciative of our help; although nobody here understands “Minnesota Nice.” I’ve been asked a few times, “why the hell do you smile and say hello to everyone?” I also learned the hard way….do NOT make eye contact with anyone on the train, if you smell something funky on the train find another car….there is a reason you’re the only one on there with the other individual! Now, that being said, if you ever feel unsafe, you go to the stinky car because nobody gonna bother you!
The ship arrived yesterday and it is simply amazing….I’ve never seen anything like it. The military are all around. There are thousands of tents set up in Central Park, Javits Center, and other places I do not know the names of.
On that note…I did an interview with the Associated Press last night and now I have to be photographed. My apologies for rambling. I have so much in my journal that I will get posted as soon as I have a day off.
Please, continue to stay at home. Wash your hands, and most importantly, leave shoes outside! Sounds silly, this virus lives on shoes for up to 5 days….. e careful!