I'm back at work, but barely working today. My motivation has tanked.
I spent 3 hours pressure washing my deck yesterday (we have a 2-tier deck and there is a LOT to clean). It looks great, but my arms are still tired. Points to me for wearing enough sunscreen not to burn, though!
My sister got married on Saturday. It looked lovely - from the livestream I attended. There are some definite hurt feelings about none of the siblings attending, but I have no regrets. I really hope my parents don't get sick. My aunt drove to attend the wedding (from OK to MO), even though her daughter and triplet granddaughters HAVE COVID. And of course I could see my aunt and uncle hugging people on the livestream camera. I'm not saying my aunt is sick, but damn, she had no fear about potentially bringing a virus or containing any spread. You'd think that having immediate family sick would make you far more cautious.
Even though we did nothing exciting this weekend, it really drove home how badly we both need a vacation. We've now missed 3 scheduled trips in April and May, and I'm really craving a getaway, but I can't come up with anything we'd want to do that is remote enough that we wouldn't have to be around people. M is sunshine-adverse, so we typically either do city sightseeing or go scuba diving, and no way in hell do I want to hang out on a boat with a bunch of divers and put our masks in a communal soaking bucket. Any vacation rentals in driving distance are going to be crowded weekend getaways. Boo.
Last Friday H & I were asked to come in to to donate more blood for research. We learned that we have super high antibodies in our blood for the virus and they used all our blood in studies and needed more to study our blood for vaccines.They also asked if we'd want to donate plasma to help people who are sick. I said of course, just let me know. I figure if I was sick with Covid-19, I'll do anything I can to help people that are suffering. Let my sickness do something positive.
The Dr while having my blood drawn again told us that not everyone has high antibodies. She herself has antibodies but not high ones. I am super fascinated by the whole thing. She also mentioned that they are going back to September '19 to review blood samples to see if the virus was here earlier than they thought.
neonpink how cool that you can donate blood and plasma to help with studies and treatment!
I am now trying to find some sort of rental on a small lake or river so we could do some floating and not be too peopley. We have popular lakes around us, but I'm assuming popular = crowded, so screw that.
Wow that’s crazy neonpink. I wonder what makes people have stronger antibodies than others. You both were real sick right? I would have a hard pass on the wedding too chalupa. A’s sister was traveling last week with friends, they had a previously scheduled vacation to VA wineries and didn’t want to cancel even though the wineries weren’t open. They all traveled and hung out in a hotel? She was supposed to visit us after and head home, even though we are 6 hours out of the way. A and I had a little fight over it because I wasn’t okay with it, maybe if she had driven right to our house, but who knows with traveling with friends. He agreed after I explained how I felt.
I miss leaving the house too, but I feel like it’s a small sacrifice we can make right now. We did plan and tentatively book our mountains trip for October. We decided we’ll go for a week since we’ll do no other traveling this year. I hope that works out.
doglove, They still aren't sure what makes people have better antibodies then others. The study I am helping out with is looking for 50 people with antibodies like ours. They currently have 15 that meet the criteria. My H was sicker than I, He had viral pneumonia and was in the hospital twice for breathing. I was better, had all the same symptoms except for the pneumonia. I am happy we both weren't as sick as some people I've seen on the news, but it was still the worse sickness I've had. For me it felt like a combination of flu, respiratory infection and a sinus infection all in one. I hope I don't have to go through something like that for a while.
I'm a little nervous about the flying, being around people, etc. I'm going to do my best. I always worry about being the one who will end up being the vector because of my work and being in and out of hospitals. I'll keep taking my temp and using my pulse oximeter and be as safe as I can be.