Taking shelter

Well, that was a weird weekend...
I was going to try and ignore Covid-19 a bit more on my blog, but that's not really possible. It's all that's on my mind right now.
On Saturday we had 9 infections (there are only 160.000 people living on this island) and they announced an evening curfew. It's not allowed to be out on the street between 9 PM and 6 AM.
On Sunday morning, during the 11.30 AM press conference, there were 10 infections, one of them confirmed to be local. They announced another press conference later that day.
We were out during that first press conference. T. was going cabin crazy, after being home for a full two weeks, so I proposed to get in the car and drive around a bit. We stopped at a beach promenade and had some fries at a take-out and drove a bit more until we were glad to go home. It was just what he needed to feel a bit less restless.
I must have felt it coming...
At 6 PM they announced there is an 11th infection and we're in full lockdown since this early morning (but since the curfew was already in place, actually since 9 PM last night). We're only allowed to go out for essentials. Grocery shopping, getting gas or going to a botika (pharmacy) is allowed, but only one person at a time. No walks, no swims, we have to stay home. They compared it to taking shelter for a hurricane. I have to say that didn't make me feel any better. If they compare the expected outbreak here to a hurricane, they probably already know that things will get bad.

Oh well, at least we had those few hours on Sunday to look back at and a good house to take shelter in.  And there will still be beautiful sunsets to admire...



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  1. So sorry to hear that. I am not sure why getting out and walking around is forbidden, people need that outlet and as long as you are not touching things or getting too close to people, what's the harm in just walking around? But I understand the limit of health care on an island must be considered. Stay safe and sane! maybe writing that book might be a good outlet?

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    1. If people would just walk around it would be alright, but people here like to gather and be close.
      I'd like to write, but i have a hard time concentrating right now. I need to adjust to all this first, I guess.

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  2. stay safe! We are asked to stay at home except for groceries or pharmacy. Of course we can go out and walk but keep 6 feet apart from others not in our household. It seems to be the norm now.

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    1. It's weird to think that this will all feel "normal" if we have to keep doing it for a while...

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  3. I am so sorry - please stay safe! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you. How good that you got to take that drive! Are you at least allowed to go on the terrasse?

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    1. Yes, within our own fences we're allowed to go outside. I'm so happy we opted for this old house with the very big garden instead of the ones we looked at that had hardly any garden at all...

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  4. what a strange time we are living in.
    i find it odd that you are not allowed to go walking and to the beach - as long as people keep a bit of distance.
    i guess you can do a lot of yardwork!
    stay sane, stay healthy.
    much love to you!

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    1. If I was feeling up to it, I could do a lot of yard work... But truth to be told, I'm feeling sick. I think it's just stress, so it will get better soon.
      People gather in big groups here, allowing them to go outside and to the beach, makes it very hard to maintain the social distancing rules.

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