The last few days in this isolated state, now nearly 2 weeks of it, have gone pretty well, we’ve got the boy being educated still, and between that, I got my Netflix account going again. I wanted to start collecting the Arrow series on dvd, but have now discovered the whole lot is on Netflix, so have been doing a bit of binge watching.
It’s been raining a bit, so outdoors hasn’t been a great option, and also with dad floating around and we being cautious over whether he has it or not because of his stupid recklessness (what is it about men in that age bracket??), we’ve been more or less housebound. It has, even for this introvert, been a bit much. I might be an introvert, but I love the outdoors, preferably where nobody else is.
I have had to make a couple of outings. First was a real head mess, we have local government elections this weekend, however you can early vote, but that was a bit of a mission. We thought we’d go early, but the first day we went, there were all those annoying booth workers handing out how to vote cards, I mean, strangling the entry to a polling booth when there is supposed to be social distancing?? Anyhow, during the week the government sorted out that and banned them. Then, by chance, I discovered they were opening pre-poll booths longer on Wednesday and Thursday night, until 9pm, so I said to mum, why don’t we got around 8pm. I guessed that not many people would have read they were open later, so we went, and lo and behold, we were the only ones there, except for the 3 staff. I was nearly prepared for the $133 fine for not voting, because if we couldn’t vote without mobs of people, we weren’t going to.
Then yesterday, I had a doctors appointment, and visited the tobacconist on the way (yes, I am one of those dirty smokers, I am nearly stopped now though) and luckily nobody was at the tobacconist, so that was a nice dodge again, and I hadn’t been in there for ages, so it was nice to see the awesome Chinese guy there again, who is the same age as me and has a little girl. We had a chat for a little bit, and then off to the doctors, the bit I was actually dreading, because, where else are you likely to come into contact with sick people than a doctors surgery ?
It went well, they had the patients moving through quickly, and were not letting anyone with any symptoms of COVID-19, even if it wasn’t it, into the clinic.
My doctor will be calling me for the time being for our appointments, unless there is a reason to be there physically, and my surgery on my back has been postponed for a month, as the doctor who will be doing the procedure is in the high risk age group, so for the time being he is avoiding seeing patients unless vitally necessary, and my surgery isn’t that important yet. I did however walk out with a great big blister on the side of my face near the temple, a stubborn sunspot (which was biopsied and tested last year and found not to be dangerous but has the potential) was given a deep freeze with nitrogen. Twice. I have a large 1 inch in diameter blister (that bloody popped today oozing crap all down the side of my face) on my right temple, and it was aching like hell last night, not so bad today, but it was like having a brain freeze just on the temple last night.
Tonight, I also decided, for the first time in about 3 years, to go zero with the hair clippers on my head. I won’t need a haircut for a while !! The stubble feels like velvet when you run your hand over it !! It was partly so I could stick a massive band-aid (because the smaller ones weren’t big enough) over the blister on my temple, and if I hadn’t cut the hair, the band-aid wouldn’t have stuck properly, and ripped out a patch of hair anyhow. The other side was when I cut my hair like this, I look a bit badass, so people generally give me a wider berth, and it’s all about social distancing, isn’t it?
Anyhow, tomorrow will be another outing, for some vegetables and fruit, and to pick up my sons last remaining equipment from the school, as the schools are finally going into a semi shutdown, and will only be open for children of essential workers from Monday. Hopefully, after that, we might go for a drive out in the countryside, not stopping anywhere where people are, just to see something different and regain a little sanity. It might not last long, as I think that we are going pretty close to a complete shutdown this weekend, we will have to see, but if the government is serious about stopping COVID-19, it is the only option.