Last night my son called me to let me know that he had just tested positive for COVID. He is fully vaccinated and boosted, but he still got it. He is not worried about getting sick -- his symptoms are mild -- but since he was planning on traveling with his family to Florida tomorrow, that obviously put a wrecking ball in his plans. Well, it turned out that no one else in his immediate family -- nor me -- tested positive (I took care of testing this morning.) So his wife and sons are going to Florida, and he will join them when his quarantine is done on the 31st. He is currently staying at his dad's house -- which is unoccupied right now -- so everything has turned out about as well as it could.
It was a harrowing morning getting tested -- long line outside in the cold, and the check-in process, all done online on my phone, was challenging. They gave me both the rapid test and the PCR. As soon as I was done and declared negative, I went straight to Midas because my tire light came on this morning. I knew they were watching at least one tire and I expected to have to buy a new one. But it turned out that the problem was only low pressure, so they fixed that for free, and I was on my way.
I made one purchase yesterday -- I was out of CoQ10, which I take in conjunction with my statin, so I went to Walgreens and got the best deal I could, a twin-pack for $43. Variables are at 80%, with a week and two days to go.
My HOA sent a warning that assessment fees will rise by 3.2% in February. I made the adjustment in my budget. It was not as bad as I expected, considering the warning about heating fuel this winter. So far our winter has been very mild and snowless. I hope that lasts.