Since my last post when our island had just lifted lockdown restrictions, five new cases were discovered three days later.
We are not to suffer any further lockdowns now though so we must all take whatever precautions we feel comfortable with in order to protect ourselves.
On the day the new cases were announced, P and I had travelled by bus into Douglas to meet our Advocate regarding the house move. (click here for information about IOM advocates). We also visited the Costa Coffee shop at the Sea Terminal while we waited for our bus home. Nobody, including us, was wearing a mask and we didn't find out about the new, unexpected cases until we reached home.
There are now plans afoot to allow visitors back to the island at the end of June so that will see an influx of new cases then.
I shall feel more confident being out and about once I have had my second jab but until then because of my asthma and breathing problems I shall remain cautious.
This week I made a start on clearing out stuff accumulated over the past thirty years.
Now I am running out of steam.
30 years! When I contemplate what we can collect in less than 1/3 of that I don't envy you. Try the Mediterranean Diet for a day that might but some fuel in the tank....ReplyDelete
Does chocolate count?Delete
Hopefully you'll find a bucket of coal.ReplyDelete
Ah, you know my problem though. Piston broke.Delete
I'd like a bit more steam, these day's its' one job at a time and I can't begin to know what it feels like to move home.ReplyDelete
I don't want to have to do it again Briony. I thought it would be easier before I was too old to cope but I misjudged my timing!Delete
Did you find any tartan paint, a long stand or any sky hooks?ReplyDelete
No but I did find a left handed screwdriver and a skirting board ladder.Delete
LOL. You two!Delete
Anyone who has moved house as they got older knows only too well that feeling of running out of steam. Gently does it - lots of breaks and a stiff drink if all else fails.ReplyDelete
That sounds like a plan.Delete
I've had my jabs but I still wear a mask when I am around others. We can still get it and spread it is what I have been told so I am careful.ReplyDelete
Cleaning out a home is an awful job - I would need a huge dumpster outside my home to get rid of all of the crap I could find!
Good luck but take it slow!
I can do slow!Delete
I feel your pain (and lack of energy). After 28 years here, about to have two bathrooms remodeled and all new doors replaced (interior and exterior, including all the closets/wardrobes). I just need to find the energy to move all the stuff around while the work is being done. I should just chuck a lot of it out now. It's not like I'm getting any younger--or ever want to do this again. :) Good luck!ReplyDelete
Such a lot of stuff that hasn't seen the light of day for decades is all now going to the recycling centre.Delete
Why on earth did I keep my old wedding photos from my failed first marriage back in 1976?
I've got one more move ahead of me. I'm dreading it already.ReplyDelete
But you have loads of energy Debby. I am a lazy so-and-so.Delete
Sorry about the new cases. We are completely locked down here in Ontario. I would suggest carrying your masks with you and wearing them on public transport until we are truly rid of this nastiness. Hugs.ReplyDelete
We shall certainly revert back to mask wearing again now.Delete
We are moving house next Tuesday.Only got the final decision today.How we can have so much “stuff” I do not know.We have had a big clear out but still have lots.I suspect there will be many boxes that never get opened in the new place.There are so many people you have to inform of a new address.ReplyDelete
Roll on Tuesday evening.We are having tea at our daughter’s who with her OH and our two granddaughters will only be a ten minute walk away which is why we are going.
Good luck with your move.Barbarax
You are going to have a very busy weekend!Delete
Hope the move goes well. Time to relax afterwards I should think.
I read somewhere that IOM is pretty high on the list of places with a high percentage of vaccinations, so you should be OK.ReplyDelete
Just being cautious for now.Delete
I trust that the Advocate welcomed you with beakers of Advocaat. Trouble is that this show of hospitality will surely be added to your final bill.ReplyDelete
It was a load of old Bols, YP.Delete
This joke is far too subtle for my understanding.Delete
I think we are all running out of steam and don't want to play this game any more. We shall have to learn to live with Covid for good it seems. There's no way it's going away any time soon.ReplyDelete
A different life ahead in more ways than one.Delete