My morale stays pretty good. My dad died at the age of 91 early last Saturday morning. He had an intestinal blockage. His corona virus test came back negative. So, my dad did not go before his time (boy I'll say), and his passing wasn't too bad on him or us. HIs passing might sink in the coming days and weeks and hit me harder than it has. A lot of things to sort out these days. Am I right?
I want to refrain from going apeshit with Amazon and other retail mail outlets. I bought a Bear Family box set that collected the complete recordings from the Bristol Tennessee sessions in a five CD set. The set came with a hardcover book that told of these sessions many call, "The Big Bang of Country Music." Jimmy Rodgers and the Carter Family both show up in these sessions, along with many others. Bear Family does their box sets up right, and they fetch a pretty dear price. I will try to limit my purchases of such things to once a month for the foreseeable future. I recently bought a Merle Haggard box set, and a really expensive out-of-print Lefty Frizzell box set that Bear Family put out in the early '90's.
For entertainment I have a Larry Sanders Show box set that I bought years ago. I've seen most of the episodes only once, and that goes back to the '90's. I try not to pay attention to the news after a certain time of day, and instead just entertain myself with my own music, my music library, DVD's, comic books, or books. I try to average two completed pages a day, every day, on my own book, and so far so good on that. I've been keeping up with housework, fortunately, and I have no trouble getting food that I want to eat at the grocery store. Those trips will just get more anxiety-producing in the coming days and weeks, I fear, but there's only so much one can do.