Hey folks. Hope you’re all keeping safe and healthy. I haven’t been here in a little while. It’s been a bit of a crap show the past few weeks. For one thing, the city where I live made the dubious distinction of becoming a location with the highest rate of infection on the north American continent – not a label one would want to celebrate. We had a scare when both our daughter and our son were exposed to people who tested positive for covid. I was on pins and needles for a bit until they both got tested and had negative results (the one time I celebrate the negative). My daughter works with the public and my son in the oil field where there have been many outbreaks.
On a positive note, both hubby and I have had out first vaccination. Our son will receive his later today and our daughter later in the week. This third wave has been pounding our city with a ferociousness and brutality the first waves did not. The variants have featured heavily in that. I am grateful that the age for immunization has been lowered in our province. I am hopeful that will make a big difference. The median age in this city is 32 so as soon as the bulk of the population are vaccinated, the better.
I know I am far from alone in feeling overwhelmed by the ongoing pandemic. I hope that the situation is improving wherever you may live. I am praying for India, especially, as I write this, but for our whole world in general. Stay well, my friends, stay safe and may you have the support you need until this beast is beaten back and hopefully decimated permanently.