Isolation Lockdown Day 9

Well here we are in Day 9, the snow stopped falling today and the weather says better weather for the next week, so it will be shovelling for a few days and try to get the outside of the house looking mess like it in the Arctic.

Welcome to the Arctic aka Grande Prairie Alberta

Hopeful Numbers

Looking at the numbers on various websites it would seem that there could be some progress being made in the number of new cases. For sure these changes are slight and we all have to push through the next few weeks so we can can through this, although life is not going to be the same for a long time.

Each day, well most days, there will be a family post from each of us on how we see the pandemic from our perspective, although you are seeing mine daily, I will be focusing mine on the impact to me as a retired guy. Some will be a short blurb and some will be just a point from list, as in the first post from the teenager. So here we go…

The Pandemic Though The Eyes Of…

…a teenager

-I AM FEELING GOOD TODAY

-I HAVE BEEN DOING THE SCHEDULE 

-THE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY ARE FAMILY, BASKETBALL, VIDEO GAMES, WALKING WITH MY DOG AND DAD IN THE DUNES. AND OTHERS THINGS.

-SO FAR I HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED WITH A WORK 

-CORONAVIRUS IS EFFECTING THE WAY I GET BORED

…a retired guy

When I retired back in September the first couple of months where a but all over the place. I was going to the UK for 6 weeks at Christmas and felt no need to start to get into a routine.

Since the New Year I had been working hard to try and build a routine and was just starting to get there, then bang, all over the place again. I am now a EA all over again as well as the housekeeper.

We shall how things progress over the next weeks and if I can rebuild a routine with my new role!

…a AHW (At Home Worker)

I’ve been lucky enough to have been working from home for 8 years now, so all this work from home business hasn’t gotten me down. I feel grateful to have normalcy in that part of my life because I know a lot of people out there aren’t so lucky.

I’m also grateful to Derek to be able to take the time to help Owen with the school work he’s been assigned. In talking to some colleagues, they’re feeling pretty overwhelmed trying to work but also help their kids get their school work done at the same time.

What has gotten me down is the weather. It’s been snowing non-stop for 3 days. People who aren’t used to this climate don’t understand. I don’t really know how to explain what 5 months of winter feels like. It’s depressing.

It also doesn’t help that I came down with a cold. About 12 days ago I started coughing and had fatigue. The fatigue lasted about 3 days and the coughing and slight shortness of breath had persisted. Today I finally felt like I could try running, but because of the amount of snow we have (and not supposed to go out if still showing symptoms), I hit the treadmill. I managed 3.5k before I decided that was good enough.


So there we have another day, tomorrow the weather is supposed to be a littler better, I guess the only good to come out of the snow is people where less likely to go out, but as we possibly head into real spring weather people may start to get real cabin fever and venture out to places that they should not and mingle with people they should not.

Covid-19 Life

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