This whole quarantine business is definitely going to drive me to the point of insanity, a concerning thought considering we might be in this for the long haul. I was actually really ill at the start of the week, nearly all of the Corona Virus symptoms ticked off; fever, temperature, shakes, cough, headache, the whole nine yards. Right now I’m left sounding like I smoke 40 a day. So, under the advice of much smarter medical people I’m keeping myself in the house and away from the general public. Whenever I want something, I now have to send desperate (pathetic) requests to friends and family to leave stuff at the front door. It’s like a blood-related Deliveroo and I could definitely get used to it. In the last 48 hours I’ve had a crate of Budweiser (essentials), some bagels, a loaf of bread, some eggs and a lawnmower brought to the house.
I knew at some point the topics whilst in COVID quarantine would become a bit desperate, but I wasn’t expecting it as early as day two. I’ve never woken up on a Saturday and felt less like it’s the weekend, I almost opened the laptop and cracked on working there’s so little difference in my routine at the moment. But today I decided to change that. Every job that I have avoided for the last few months was on my hit list, if it was a wall, it was getting painted, if it was a crack in the wall – it was getting poly-filled, and if it was the grass it just so turns out it was getting cut, thanks to the delivery skills of my mother-in-law. I wasn’t far into my list when I realised “shit, I’ve become my dad”. Spending Saturday’s doing the jobs round the house.
Now, I want to be clear, I’d much rather be roaming free in public and not get scowled at with every cough directed into the crease of my elbow like some snotty vampire (Bat reference unintentional), but if this level of productivity comes from being stuck in the house, then I’m all for it. When all of this blows over, our house might actually be ready to invite people round.
The whole situation at the moment remains really strange and I’m relying on caffeine, beer and music to get me through. Hopefully the next blog brings more excitement.