As I sit here today waiting for direction from the Dept of Regulatory Agencies, Governor Polis, and Boulder County, all I can do is do the best I can. Every day lately has had its ups and downs. I, like you, or people you know, was not cut out to be a homeschool mom and still feel like a good mother/ father/ spouse/ friend/ child. Our daily conveniences have been challenged. This past week was a special challenge for me. I want to get back to work doing what I love, but I want to be safe. One set of information comes from one direction, and different information comes from another source. How do you process it all? I have wanted to reach out to communicate with you sooner; however, once I set my mind to do so, another set of challenges or directions came at me. I’m sure you are all feeling the same way right now. To that I say, just do the best you can right now. Allow yourself some grace (I might need that same reminder in another week). Just take things one day at a time. If you are reading this, we at Blue Skies, likely call you our friend. Let’s be there for each other and not transfer our frustrations out to those who are also trying to do the best they can. After I was up and at it this morning, I started planning my list and just wasn’t feeling it today. I needed to rest. I needed a break today and needed to get outside. I sat on the porch with a beautiful cup of coffee and got distracted in my little garden out front. Perfect day for it. I put on some reggae music and started to soak it all up. Those who know me well know that I spent about 8 years working on private yachts and cruise ships in the Caribbean before moving to Colorado. Listening to some fun reggae brings me back to my younger days before responsibilities took over my daily thoughts. Carefree and fun -- sometimes the kids and I will even dance around the house listening to it to lighten the mood and take the edge off. When I least expected it, the words of Bob Marley came on: “The noblest thing a man can do is do the best he can.” I heard you, Bob. I’m going to do the best I can right now. Truth is, I really don’t know an exact date about when we are going to be allowed to open back up. As soon as we have set date, we will let you know. There are a lot of logistics to work through to ensure all of our safety when we do open our doors back up. We, like many small businesses, are going to have a lot of expenses that come with reopening, after being closed for so long. We are not sure what the new normal will look like, but it will come with a whole new set of challenges. Whatever we do, it will be with our hearts, and our code of ethics in the forefront. We are planning certain protocols that will be different from before, and we ask that when we do all come back, that we each try to be patient with one another as we sort through all the new regulations that will be required of us before we are given the go-ahead. We want to protect everyone so that after a few weeks we don’t have to repeat this whole process. We love and miss you all, and look forward to seeing you again soon. We will keep you posted on when we have a better picture of the coming weeks, but I just wanted to touch base with you to let you know what’s going on over here. How are you? Please reach out; we would love to hear your news. Are you in need of anything we can help with while we are still closed? Until then, just do the best you can, and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.