Well, how quickly things change. For one thing I’m ill. I started feeling rough yesterday and then it built throughout the day. Whether or not it’s Covid-19 I have no idea. It feels like a bad cold. I’m running a reasonable temperature – not too high ATM – and I’m blowing my nose a LOT. I do have a cough but it’s not a dry hacking cough so I’m not too worried about that. Plus I’ve had a cough for the last two or three weeks following another cold in Feb. So far at least my breathing is fine. So, if it is Covid I’m guessing it’s the mild (non-hospital) version. At least I hope so.
I’ve just watched the PMs speech. It was pretty draconian to say the least. Essentially for the next three weeks we are not to leave our homes except for food, medicine and emergencies. If people are spotted in groups larger than two they’ll be broken up by the police. Yup, it’s that bad, it’s that real. Reading about historical events can often be fascinating. Living through those events on a day to day basis – not so much.
Because I’m ill I’ll be self-isolating until at least the end of the week by which time I hope to be feeling a lot better. I have enough food, medicine and, importantly, toilet roll to last me until then at least. Then it’ll be 20 minutes in my local supermarket once or twice a week for absolute essentials. I don’t really need much. There’s just me so I’ll manage.
The timing though…. My last day at work on Friday 27th – and I’ll be at home, as I will be all this week. I guess I’ll give back my work kit when we’re allowed to move around again. Totally weird. It’s definitely going to be a very strange 2020.
Be safe. Stay safe. I’ll see you on the other side!