STIR CRAZY… Corona Shutdown
Rambling On… 4th April 2020.
Sorry there was no newsletter last week, but I couldn’t think of anything to write about and my man didn’t have the time to do all his IT magic.
So, I’m sure you’re all struggling with being isolated where you are just like the rest of us. My poor son while still employed with the club he’s been working for, has had his employment suspended due to the corona virus. All clubs, pubs and other social venues have been closed due to the pandemic. He’s feeling a bit down because he isn’t earning any money. His and his fiancées house is currently being built which is causing a bit of a financial dilemma. While he’s applied for monetary help from the government, the process is taking a while since so many other people are in the same boat.
My hubby and I have, of course, offered to help, but so far, they want to do things on their own. I am proud of them for standing on their own two feet and my son’s girl has been lucky enough to pick up some casual work from the company she was previously employed with. She’s set up a desk in the spare bedroom after moving the bed toward the wall, so she has a quiet place to work from home.
My man is one of the lucky ones as his job is considered an essential service within the building industry. Of course, he is very vigilant and adhering to the keeping your distance of at least 1.5 metres away from someone else. He’s disinfecting his hands with sanitiser before entering the house and then he washes his hands thoroughly too.
Since things have slowed down, he is now unable to keep my nephew on to help him, unfortunately, but if and when things pick up, he’ll bring him back on board again.
I woke up feeling under the weather this morning. No, I don’t have any coronavirus symptoms. I woke up with a migraine and though my man was wonderful enough to bring me some water and one of my prescription pills, I was in too much pain to lie still and go back to sleep. I got up at 6:30 a.m. this morning, and while the headache has receded, it isn’t completely gone, and I’ve been feeling seedy all day.
No this wasn’t self-induced by drinking too much alcohol. I just get migraines from time to time, usually because of arthritis in my jaw or because I’ve slept crooked and put the vertebrae in my neck out.
Since I’m mostly always at home working, sometimes I get a little stir crazy and need to get out of the house. Because of the social restrictions in the attempt to try and circumvent too many people from getting the virus, socialisation is out and if the temporary new rules brought in to slow the epidemic are breached an individual can be fined as can a business. I didn’t break the provisional law, but I did go out with my hubby last weekend when he had to do a couple of fence quotes. I remained in the car and read my Kindle, but I have to say it was a nice reprieve from being at home for weeks on end other than a quick necessary trip to the shop to get a few things.
The latest statistics in Australia are showing that the spread of the virus is slowing, and I hope it remains that way.
I understand people being stressed over this pandemic, me included, but I wish everyone would stop clearing the supermarket shelves so that everyone has a chance to get what they need.
Stay safe, healthy, sane if you can, and happy.
Love Becca Van xxoo.
What Have I Been Writing?
I’ve finished writing and have submitted the second book in my Beautifully Imperfect series titled ‘Worth the Risk’ to Siren BookStrand and they’ve agreed to publish my story.
Thanks, so much Siren. I’ve already signed the contract and the form for the book cover.