Gosh I'm so sorry to hear about your graduation, I hadn't thought about that!!! How are they doing it? That's such a big moment for you to miss.
Get your degree framed and hang it on the wall, it's hard earned!
I'm glad you are getting to the beach. Doing nice things outdoors in these times is essential for our sanity. I actually declined a move back to coastal town after two days of indecision and a very long talk with a much missed friend there, who said the humidity and heat are now so extreme, and she is older than me and our other friends have moved to other areas, and she said to return with most friends gone and no air conditioning in the public housing (and it can't be installed in the units there), to think hard about it, but the heat/humdity was a deciding factor.... the dog park has friendly folk in it here so maybe as the pandemic eases a bit things will slowly improve, and I'll try to transfer to a better home in the area. At least facilities are good and all nearby.
I don't know how things are going pandemic wise in your area, I hope you are managing OK with all the strange new things that are so tiresome that you have to get accustomed to now... you will be fine and get incredibly used to it...
I hope Stormy and the other furs are keeping well there with you and being good company for you.
Big hug, and I'm so sorry about the disappointment of missing the grad. ceremony, but at least you'll have the degree!!!!