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COVID Close Call

December 22nd, 2021 at 08:20 pm

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.

5 Responses to “COVID Close Call”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    I hope your son is okay, but I'm confused. If he has COVID, why are his wife and kids traveling? They should be quarantining to make sure they don't have it too. Incubation period is 14 days. They could test negative today but positive tomorrow.

  2. Tabs Says:

    Ah, sorry to hear that. Hopefully no one else catches it and nothing serious comes out of it.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    They are all fully vaccinated and his wife is boosted as well (kids are too young), and they are not showing any symptoms. They tested negative two days ago and they are getting tested again today. If their second tests are negative they are going. I think they are going to be much less dangerous than a large proportion of the people who traveling this holiday.

  4. disneysteve Says:

    That sounds good. That repeat test is an important step that a lot of people skip. They depend on the first test alone.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Truly a close call. Sorry your son tested positive, but glad the symptoms are not bad.

    Yes, you are fortunate that your HOA fees didn't go up even more with inflation going wild.

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