Negative in My Life

  • Oct. 23, 2020, 1:18 p.m.
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I got my results and I tested negative.

So that is good news. Thanks for all the well wishes.

I’ve said before that I would just as soon contract the virus and be done with it even though that might not be the end of it.

I’ve seen at least a half dozen patients who have contracted COVID-19 and recuperated without consequence.

I’ve also had a couple people who know people who have died.

I don’t want to die but I am more than prepared for it.

I am in a strange spot though.

I’m old enough to realize that the road ahead is shorter than the road behind.

We had a wind storm that blew over a tree near our koi pond. It was about 9-10 inches in diameter. I should be well enough versed to know what species it was, but I don’t. it definitely shed many more seeds and debris in the area than what we would like. (Cleaning the pond of organic waste can be an issue.) But there is no such thing as a perfect tree. The pond needs shade to minimize algae growth. (First world problems.)

Anyway, buying and planting a 4” lilac tree is a $1,000.00. (This is a consideration as I’m having $1,500 worth of tree trimming and clean-up done today.) Life is a study in contradictions. The bid is from a fellow who does a number of other things for me. Honest bid.

I had to reply (this was after the first debate) that if Trump won we would be selling our house and that such an investment, at this time, wouldn’t be prudent. (The tree trimmer liked our political signs when he came to make his bid.)

This is the first time we have ever put signs in our yard.

So, I am in a holding pattern. I literally have only the election to look forward to in order to determine what the future, our future, holds. We remain hopeful that a trip to Playa del Carmin continues to be an opportunity but one son-in-law hasn’t committed to making hotel reservations even though we’ve bought the flight tickets for everyone. It is just another part of how COVID-19 has wrecked havoc on any kind of planning.

I had breakfast with my two daughters yesterday.  We've tried to start a 'routine' of once-a-month get togethers.  Since one is a NICU nurse, it can be difficult.  We did August but missed September.  I reached out because it probably means more to me than it does to them.  I was happy when Molly made a point of scheduling our November breakfast before we left.

My kingdom for an excuse…

The fact that it is 37 degrees right now is excuse enough.

I’m hibernating. I worked out in the garage yesterday but I am being a slug today. I need to go out and disconnect the remaining hoses from the spigots. It’s supposed to get down to 25 degrees F tonight.

Just Some Girl October 23, 2020

The problem with this one is that there isn't necessarily a "recover without consequences" option. There is growing evidence it can cause diabetes, for example. There are more and more stories of people ending up with organ diseases and disorders after having COVID. And some people are taking months to recover just normal lung function. It's a mess... I hope you continue to feel well! :)

Kristi1971 October 23, 2020

Phew! I feel like you dodged a bullet. Maybe even a silver bullet.

gattaca October 24, 2020

It is finally starting to cool off here in Tucson - a high of only 92 today! :-D
Good news about the COVID test.
I try to do most of the yard/garden prep for Winter, but this year I'm hiring help.

girl in recession October 24, 2020

I'm glad youre healthy.

I wish I could see my parents once a year, nevermind once a month! That would mean the world to me. That has been the toughest thing about the pandemic

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