Wednesday, 18 March 2020

At the moment....

We feel lucky.

Lucky to be retired. Lucky to have a pension. Lucky to have no mortgage to pay. Most of all though, lucky to be well at this moment in time.

We potentially had our last joint walk with a friend. The cafe we had thought about eating in was small so we weren’t sure what to do, try eat out or go home.  It had already closed so that solved the problem.

On the way home, planning on heating and eating a pizza from the freezer, we drove past a huge and empty restaurant. It normally serves 100 and again we wondered if we should risk it. In the hour we were there, eating a beautiful soup, just 4 more people came in. We all chose to sit at least 15’ away from each other.

If we are going to be shut in soon, we took the risk, copiously washing and cleaning our hands. We have to shop tomorrow so again, will have to venture out and be careful.

DB had a letter from the doctor today informing him he will no longer be allowed to pick prescriptions up from the surgery. He nominated me to do so otherwise they would have to do it. Also, all online appointments have been removed. We now have to phone up. Hopefully we won’t require any.

The times they are a changing.

12 comments:

  1. I hope not too Glad you enjoyed the soup and I'm glad people there are being sensible. They are not where I live.

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    1. I am glad not to be living in a city, seems worse there.

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  2. Yes, Alan needing to phone the surgery from now on too. Everything seems very weird in so many ways. Times are most definitely a changing.

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    1. I am sure we will all adapt eventually.

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  3. There's definitely a new normal now, isn't there. It needs getting used to.
    xx

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    1. Certainly does and may get worse yet.

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  4. I have never been more glad to live in a small village and to be a pensioner. Whoever would have thought that? I feel so sorry for those whose livelihoods are under threat, small businesses, restaurants, those on benefits, those who have to feed families, those who work in GP surgeries, hospitals, dental surgeries.....the list goes on. I will not moan because I cannot go to choir, or the WI or see friends. I will keep positive and try and support others with phone calls and online too. It cannot last forever and will pass one day. It is a different world and we must be as strong as we can be.

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    1. Same here. We are gradually self isolating, almost prepared now.

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  5. Sounds like a very sensible and safe day. I was wondering about our monthly prescriptions and was waiting for instructions from the surgery. Do it online and then just pick up from dispensary which (unfortunately) is inside surgery!

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    1. Inside pharmacy is closed. We now have to go to a window.

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