Thursday, May 21, 2020

Celebrate the Small Things 22-5-20

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. Head on over there to sign up!

What am I celebrating this week?

We've had another great week here, with no new COVID-19 cases in 4 days.  Almost all the people who have had it are recovered and only one person remains in hospital.  The death toll sits at 21.  It's starting to feel like we've actually managed to get this thing under control.

Things are opening up again, albeit a little differently than before.  Hand sanitizer is everywhere.  You can't go into a store or public building without having to sanitize your hands.  You also have to write down your name and address everywhere you go, to make contact tracing easier.  But basically, things are starting to feel more like normal.

I've been into the office three days this week and taking the bus hasn't been nearly as traumatic as I thought it might be.  Practically no one is using the buses so having them at 40% capacity hasn't been a problem at all.  It seems that a lot of people have decided to just keep working at home, so traffic hasn't been horrible either.

Being back at the office is really nice.  The companionship, for one thing, but even more so, the separation of work and home.  At 5:30 I can just leave and not have my computer sitting on my kitchen bench glaring at me every time I walk by.

What are you celebrating this week?

1 comment:

  1. I've heard that you guys in NZ have done a really good job at handling it, so that opening things up is actually not dangerous for you. What a strange world you live in where the government does its job.