This seems like such a “first world problem” so I’m having trouble talking to people about it in real life. Several of my friends are pregnant and facing the possibility they’ll deliver alone, my sister is an ICU nurse and my parents are totally isolated and scared away from their kids. I’m fully aware that these problems are so not issues in the grand scheme of things, I’m just looking for some opinions. We are taking this very seriously. We haven’t seen anyone in weeks and my husband is the only one who goes to the store. I don’t want to suddenly throw all caution to the wind because of inconveniences.

We are set to close on our first house in a few weeks. The offer was made before all of this went down, it’s our ideal location and the owner who we rent from currently is selling so we still need a place to live. It’s only 2miles from our current place.

- How are we supposed to actually move? We won’t hire movers and we have a 2 year old and 6 month old and 1 sedan. We’re going to have to rent a U-Haul or something and also buy boxes. That would involve being around some people at least. How will we move with 2 kids and no help? My mom is insistent that they will come to watch the kids but I worry that’s not a safe idea. Neither of them are high-risk, but it still wouldn’t really follow the guidelines.
- The roof is in terrible shape and there is a small leak in the attic. The current owners agreed to pay for the roof into an escrow account and we had to add 50% ourselves in case of incidentals. In order to get those thousands back, we have to have the roof done. Is it liveable? Yes. But I also don’t want to worry about water damage/mold and we have thousands of cash tied up until that gets done. I also don’t want to make neighbors uncomfortable by having work done and the judgment from not following social distancing.
- It’s a one story house with no window treatments. The bedroom windows are mere feet from the houses next to us. Our plan was to have blinds installed the day after we close before we move stuff. Now I don’t know how to go about this. Is it unsafe for us to to let them inside to install (and we just don’t stay)? I’m sure there would be some in-person interaction (we’d keep a distance and wear masks) so we couldn’t be completely isolated. I also just don’t want neighbors to judge us or worry for their own safety.

Any advice on how to handle this? I have such guilt trying to determine what’s “necessary” or not.