Archive for January 30th, 2021

I’m Free

January 30, 2021

Of Covid that is, and not me, but Carl. This is one of those times when being Negative is a positive.

I will find out if I have been negative late in this week. They are providing antibody tests when you donate blood. They call it a perk, but they are really trolling for potential donors of blood with antibodies to treat those who are sick. I would love to help, but don’t want to pay the price.

The next item on our medical agenda is to get the shingles vaccine. We need to get it at least 3 weeks before any other vaccine, like the Covid vaccine. I think we are safely a few months away. Unless there continue to be freezer failures or snowstorms that suddenly provide vaccines that must be used or lost. We obviously were not in the line of cars stranded by a storm with 6 doses. Car to car to dispense. But the few hundred doses at the UW medical center was close enough to consider getting in line, if we had been aware.

We got our 10,000 steps in this morning. Moving slightly south of our more frequent route we happened on a street that is “closed”, except for local traffic. I don’t know how it works on weekdays, but it was very quiet on this weekend morning. We were ambling along when I was startled by a critter. A chicken to be exact. Not sure which house she was associated with, but she seemed quite content.

Why did that chicken cross the sidewalk? Because she was practicing social distancing.

Even before the fowl encounter, we had noticed quite a bit of bird song and activity. Maybe the light rain, following a wet night, set the table, so to speak.

We’re now in recovery mode. A little lunch, and maybe some work or bills or taxes. So many choices.