|Not amoosed is putting it lightly.
FREAKING THE FUCK OUT is a little more on point.
1st thing to freak out about: my children and my husband have been exposed to this virus that we don't know much about. Snuggling my sweet baby daughter last night, I felt scared for the first time. Yes, most people recover just fine. We will most likely be just fine. But if you're a mom, holding your kids who have COVID and you aren't a little scared for them.. well good on ya. That's not me though. We thought for a second that one of our kids had a fever today and I almost puked from stress.. turns out it was a false read, had 10 normal reads after that and confirmation from a second thermometer.. my point is.. as a mom, this is scary. It is NOT like a cold, that we know our kids will be fine from.. It's COVID.. it's new and it's the juiciest topic in generations, something that has felt so far away from me in my little safe haven of small town Alaska, that is suddenly inside my home.. No longer a thrilling rumor but a stark reality that has stunk up my home and business.
2nd thing to freak out about: Casey and I went to work for 1.5 days between the exposure and knowing we were exposed.. SHIT! Salt Co. staff, the orders. The sales. The Salt. Payroll. OMG. Staff health and safety are number 1 prio always, obviously, but a big part of how we decide to move forward HAS to include how to protect the jobs of our staff. We cannot simply shut down, then continue to pay our staff - it's not that simple, we are a TINY company and we don't have hefty reserves of money for a rainy day.. We are building a business from the ground up...
There are SO many things to consider here. We are shut down at the moment, but our gears are turning for the safest way to resume operations. Currently waiting for staff test results..
3rd thing to freak out about: Our customers. Obviously, if you have an order in with us right now, it's gonna be a minute. and I am sincerely sorry. We were already backed up from the Tiktok burst.. but after this kick in the balls from COVID it's going to take us a minute to get up on our feet.