CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 22 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 6.4.2020
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 8th April 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 22 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Monday 6Th April 2020
The initial weather forecast for today was that it was to be sunny. We thought a perfect day to put our brand-new flat pack patio chairs and table together and into place. Especially, to keep us positive through self-isolation.
We particularly needed it today as we heard from our son in law about the suffering his mum was going through in hospital with Corvid-19. We feel so helpless.
So, we threw ourselves into summer preparation.
The sun shone but the wind blew. We did well to say we were putting together a flat pack with sketchy instructions and we had been in each other’s self-isolated company for three weeks. Yes, we both lived to tell the tale. That will go down as No.1 in the Book of Self-isolation Miracles.
But it was incredible the last screw I tighten up on the table I did under the table sheltering from a cloudburst of rain that came from nowhere.
Some how that seemed to sum up our experience with outdoor patio furniture – rain. Is this a sign of things to come.
Mamma in her self-isolation time has been working hard to create a perfect outdoor living ambiance. She has been working hard to get the lighting right to give us a feel good … erm, feel.
A year last Christmas we bought a beautiful live Christmas tree from Waitrose. For the first time ever in our forty seven years of marriage we kept a lreal Christmas treee alive and used it again Christmas 2019. It was still standing in a pot on our patio when self isolation started.
Mamma has made it the focal point of our outdoor ambiance by putting Christmas Tree lights on it.
There have been bits on the internet about people in self-isolation putting up Christmas lights up to cheer themselves up and others.
Mamma puts me firmly in place when I refer to them as Christmas trees lights. She says they are not Christmas lights. They are blossom lights. And shows me the description on the box.
I’m afraid it is marketting bull shit. They are Christmas Tree Lights.
They do look beautiful. I’ll give her that. They do cheer me up too. But that’s because they make me think it’s Christmas.
I do have to question their value to our outdoor living experience.
They are powered by a mini solar panel and the lights do not come on until the detector on the power panel makes the decision it is dark.
At that point we are getting ready to move indoors. In the stables at the back of us there are bat boxes. And we see bats circling the garden.
Bats have been conected to Coronavirus. I know they are probably not and it could be one of these conspiracy theories or fake news items. But I ain’t prepared to chance testing it out.
As the light fades at dusk and the Christmas tree lights illuminate we dive inside. But they do look beautiful from the kitchen window.—-
On the Coronavirus front Boris remained in hospital. And Mamma had a late night 8.00pm swoop raid on Tescos Supermarket and managed to buy most things we required. She did not have to queue to get in the store and had very few fellow customers to avoid.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you’ll find, you get what you need -The Rolling Stones.
Happiness is…sitting outside in the sunshine singing a little sunshine song
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I love the way the Earth rotates. It literally makes my day.
Love is…the fireworks in your life
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB
DAY2 17 Times – 153 Feet Cumulative Total 297 Feet
TRACKS OF THE ISOLATION DAY
Click on the picture to listen to 50 Dad’s Very Own Jive Puppy Special 22
Coronabobs Isolation ’71 Inspired tracks
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS
Country Confirmed cases Deaths
1 Italy 135,586 17,127
2 Spain 141,942 14,045
3 US 399,929 12,911
4 France 110,064 10,343
5 UK 55,836 6,171
6 Iran 62,589 3,872
7 China 81,804 3,333
8 Netherlands 19,709 2,108
9 Belgium 22,194 2,035
10 Germany 107,663 2,016
Global cases Updated 8 Apr at 10:06 local
Confirmed 1,432,577 +83,949
Deaths 82,195 +7,379
Recovered 301,649 +16,847
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