Idaho has not yet reported a single case of COVID-19 infection to date, but it’s already having an impact on life.
For instance, the beautiful Cymbidium at left is just starting to bloom in my greenhouse. That normally would be great news, as it would be ready to impress the judges at the Treasure Valley Orchid Society Show & Sale mid-April.
Only…there isn't going to be a show.
This week, the TVOS board opted to cancel, in light of the possible spread of the new coronavirus.
The experts who come from across the West to judge the show might not want to fly to Boise; and if there isn’t a crowd, the club can’t recoup the thousands of dollars it costs to rent the venue.
Also in April, my son is getting married – in Florida. At least, that’s the plan. Invitations are sent, flights and lodging are booked, deposits are paid. Now, how to proceed? They may be healthy 30-somethings, but what about their 90-something grandparents, or guests with little kids?
And think about, for lack of a better term, the supply-chain implications – the airlines, hotels, floral wholesaler, caterer and so on – all with a stake in the outcome.
It’s a tough call either way, and I sure hope it doesn’t spoil what should be a wonderful occasion.
I’m OK with whatever Adam and Ashley decide, but it is frustrating being so little help.