Late yesterday our isolation was disrupted by two guys delivering fourteen sacks of wood for our wood burner. As the days are still chilly we are having a fire every evening. Apart from the warmth it is cheery to have the flickering flames of a real fire.
This morning we had a few visits – a volunteer dropped off Liz’s asthma prescription, a council worker dropped off a new bin and the postman delivered a few parcels.
This afternoon we are expecting a delivery of food. That is good because we are out of milk and tea without milk is crap.
You see – even in isolation one is never alone! We exchange words at a distance and human contact is made.
It was bubble and squeak with a fried egg for lunch.
My writing has been interrupted today. Liz wants to decorate the house. Today was the back bedroom. She wanted me to move furniture, fill holes and sort out all the decorating material. So I lugged, mixed and filled.
She is doing all the fiddly bits around the lights and doors and skirting. Tomorrow I shall be donning my old clothes and painting ceilings and walls.
It keeps us both busy and gives us a purpose, I suppose. I’d rather be writing.
Yesterday I finished the third rewrite of Farm 703. Today I am starting the final read through and corrections.
It will be finished in a few days time!
Schizoid is out there and has received attention. Unfortunately I think the Amazon ordering is on a slow. My copy won’t arrive until halfway through May. So I presume that other people purchasing it are having the same problem. Very frustrating. This virus has a lot to answer for.
Today’s music is Bob Dylan. I’m having to play it more softly than I would have liked because I’m listening out for the food delivery – and the promise of a cup of tea!!
After the delivery I’m off for a walk. I will do my customary 10,000 steps. Trying to keep my fitness levels up!!
We’re talking to friends and rellies on the phone and face to face – but it’s not the same!
Outside there is still not enough testing and following up. The pandemic is building with increased deaths and cases. The full impact of social isolation is a way off yet! We’re expecting the peak at the end of May/beginning of June.
That seems a long way off. We have another three to six months of this!
Keep safe everyone! Thanks for buying my books, for the likes, responses and reviews! Keep ’em coming!