Sometimes I can be just caught up in a moment and I panic a little bit. I do, I kind of panic and I think, 'Oh my gosh, is this it?'

[Interviewer]

Awesome. My first question for you is: how has COVID-19 impacted your daily life?

[Mary]

Well, my at-home life wasn't impacted a great deal because we still get the same fine services and the good care that we... otherwise. So, yeah, it wasn't impacted to any great extent.

[Interviewer]

Well that's good. Awesome. Do you have anything to add?

[Mary]

No, that's good.

[Interviewer]

Our next question is: what did you take for granted before COVID that you appreciate more now?

[Mary]

Well, I would suppose the freedoms, the freedoms that we had. We never think about that until it's gone, the freedom to decide what you're going to do each day and you have all this time and resources to go places and do things and meet your friends and that sort of thing.

[Interviewer]

Yeah.

[Mary]

Yeah. That would be the biggest. Does that answer your question?

[Interviewer]

For sure. Yeah.

[Mary]

Okay.

[Interviewer]

I get that. Next question. How do you think the pandemic will change society once it's over?

[Mary]

Well, I hope that when it's all over that we've all learned something from it, that we value things more than ever. And that's my hope.

[Interviewer]

For sure. Yeah. Another question. How has isolation affected you and how has isolation affected your relationships with your friends and family?

[Mary]

Well, I haven't minded this very much at all. I can't go out with my friends, I can't have people over, I can't go to my kids to visit them, and they are limited when they come to visit me, that's all part of that freedom that we've lost.

[Interviewer]

Right.

[Mary]

But sometimes I can be just caught up in a moment and I panic a little bit. I do, I kind of panic and I think, "Oh my gosh, is this it?" you know?

[Interviewer]

Yeah.

[Mary]

But that doesn't last. I just give it away and I trust in God to bring an end to all of this so...

[Interviewer]

Thank you. I have one last question for you. What memories keep you hopeful and what possible future, or ideas of what the future could look like, what keeps you going?

[Mary]

I think just that hope that we're going to have a life again. Like all summer long, this all came in the summertime when all the festivities and the festival should be going on, and none of that happened, and if it did happen, we couldn't be there. So... Yeah. So that's one of the things I hope will return.

[Interviewer]

For sure.

[Mary]

And the things that we cherish will be there again. And... Yeah.

[Interviewer]

Thank you. Thank you so much for sharing.