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Update Day #9

We’re going outside! We’re going outside!

We’re going … okay, you get it. After being cooped up inside the apartment for the last nine days, I’m going a little stir crazy. And despite trying to keep to a routine, the weather has changed to mild and sunny, and I want out. I need to get out. I need to be outside, in the sunshine, even if it is only for several minutes.

My partner has being going to work all this time, they had no choice, considered essential at where they work—the health Ministry—but yesterday, stayed home on work-from-home for the foreseeable future, and though at home, we couldn’t go out. They had several conferences calls, and a ton of work still to get through …

But today? Today is the weekend, today is a sunny, blustery spring day, and my partner promised us a walk out. Even if it is only around the small park at the back of our apartment complex, or at the very least, a couple of rounds around the block and back.

Which makes me stop and think, even now. That even though I am desperate to get out there, I am fully aware of the dangers, like most people paying attention right now, that we have to be sensible and keep our distance from others out walking, especially with pets. Gone are the days of meet and greet, and patting the dog.

Will we always have to be this mindful? I’m thinking of a woman arrested yesterday after being tested positive for COVID-19 who then wilfully decided it was okay to go out and put other at risk. Someone called the police, putting them, and others at risk. Why?

Please people, don’t be selfish, don’t be foolish, be cautious and think of others, as we all step out into the sunshine, and get a breath of fresh air and normalcy.

Stay safe out there, people.

2 comments on “Update Day #9

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    I know what you mean about just getting outside. I’m glad I have dogs for just that reason. It gets me outside, however briefly. Stay safe!

    • Alex

      Yeah, I think we’re all taking the self isolation a little too harshly, I keep forgetting I can go to the park, but just keep my distance. And I bet having the dogs has been a god-send for not only company, but yes, getting out regularly, Margot.

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