Well it finally happened. Covid has struck on the home front. Apparently the funeral for Heather's grandfather Carl was a super spreader event. Everyone there seemed healthy, but by Tuesday, several people started feeling ill, followed by others the following days. My guess is that someone was asymptomatic at the time of the funeral and had no idea they were sick.
Jaysn, Rachel and Jeff all tested positive. Steven's test was not considered accurate since they could not get a good sample from him. I have not tested, as have others that were there, but some of them have symptoms also and are just assuming they have it. I'm not feeling all that great today, but I do not know if I am getting it or if it is just my fibro flaring up yet again. Some of the people who have it have been vaccinated, and some have not. The three in our family that I know for sure have it all have been vaccinated. We know though that the newer variants in this area are not respecting the vaccine. 😖
Jeff had already taken today, Friday, off for a vacation day, but had to take yesterday off also. So much for a vacation right? He does not have "sick time" at his work, so he has to use his paid time off that he has accrued to cover this. I am hoping that by Tuesday he will be over this and test negative so he can go back to work. This leads me to why we all need to be prepared to the best of our ability for just about anything life throws our way.
Because we have been diligent in trying to have our bills paid ahead of time, if at all possible, we are not in panic mode about that. We are waiting for the credit card bill to come in, but luckily, that is being paid down quickly also. I need to remind Jeff that since it is through our credit union, that I can just pay it straight out of our checking account online. Our property taxes were also just paid off for the year and our expenses are not high right at the moment.
We have a fully stocked medicine cabinet with all the things you need to combat covid at home. We also have all the medications that I need for daily use here and have built up a bit of a surplus of them too over the past 2 years. That is a huge blessing!
Food wise, we are just fine. Our pantry is well stocked, as are the freezers. The garden is producing strawberries, herbs, spinach and lettuce at the moment, so we are good there too. I make our bread, and have everything on hand to continue to do that for months on end. I'm going to make a casserole or something today that we can eat on for a few days in case I get sick too.
Entertainment is not a problem with all the movies, books and streaming services (all free) that we have here. My friend Ami had also lent me a book that I wanted to read, so this is the perfect time to do that. I think the harder part is keeping Jeff from going stir crazy since he is looking outside at the grass that needs to be mowed and really wants to be out there doing it right this moment. We are expecting rain in a few days so he is feeling the pressure. I wish he would just relax a bit more, but he is a stubborn man. 😉 I do love him with all my heart though.
I am praying that none of you end up with this new round of covid. I just wish it would go away. Be blessed all, stay healthy, cool, look for the silver linings in life.