Friday, March 27, 2020

Covid 19

Well, like everyone else on the planet, we've been overrun by this pandemic.  All is well, but uncertain at this point. Instead of leaving the marina in Weesp as we had planned on April 1st, heading to Paris, we've paid for a dock for the 2020 summer season.  We've just completed what may prove to be the longest sail of 2020!  We moved about 100 meters to a new dock!!!

Hopefully we'll be able to manage a little more than that, but I am doubtful.  I am also doubtful we'll be able to travel to Canada this summer, and doubtful that I'll have work with TMI this summer.  Ho hum.

If that doesn't pan out, I will have to think of a big project I'd like to complete while we wait in Weesp for a year. I have to confess there is a degree of shudder when I write that. If it comes to that, maybe we leave the boat in the fall and go to Catalunya.  But that of course assumes that we can and that the pandemic there has receded.  Both two big ifs.

Eldest is self-isolating in Ggow, and will be into the future.  Also is hoping to go to Canada this summer, and will likely start a masters at Edinburgh Universityin History in the fall.  In the meantime, they're hanging out in their apartment, morbidly tracking deaths (as am I to a degree) and crafting.  They may get a computer from work and will be able to work from home, which would honestly be a good thing, a little focus and structure to the day as well as money money money. 

Youngest is locked in her apt in Catalunya and is pointedly not looking at the news, figuring it doesn't change anything and is depressing and frightening.  A good point.  She says she spends most of her time sitting on the balcony drinking coffee watching not much at all happening.  She made an (illegal) escape yesterday with Spit and went up to climb a local peak all by herself.  Much needed sanity break for youngest and exercise for Spit and Youngest.

My folks are locked down into their house, possibly for a year.  Thank god they've got the garden and a terrace, and a nice big house.  And that my Dad's still working, again, it brings focus and activity to the day to day.

My sister has it and is recovering very very slowly.  Hopefully her husband won't get it as he's asthmatic.  

Our big accomplishments today were moving the boat to the new summer slip, without dinging anything in a very unfavourable wind for backing into a slip!  And I paid our Canadian taxes.  Online!


Like everyone, its a waiting game.  I'm starting to think about what I would like to do if we're here at the dock for another year.  Jeez.  A whole year of our lives, waiting in Weesp.  I thought three weeks to cross the gulf stream was a lot.  I'll have to figure out what I want to do with this time.

Anyway, there we all are at this moment. 


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