I’m going back to work on Monday. I was off self isolating with shortness of breath & slight cough. Absolutely fine now & they want me back in. They’re making a mint right now with online orders. The better off seem to be stocking up on organic baby clothes rather than bog roll & pasta. My walk to work won’t bring me into much contact with people. I’ll be in a Warehouse with 5 other people. Social distancing & cleaning are a priority there so i’m not fearful of going back/into work per se, although some members of staff are travelling in via public transport. Just a bit nervous of somehow getting the virus & bringing it back to my wife & child (both Asthmatics - 1 very mild / 1 (historically severe / Brittle)
Also my contract is meant to be up at the end of May & i feel a bit irritated that i’m potentially risking my family for a job that probably won’t be extended. But my wife is the bread winner of our family (always has been) Her salary has given us a blessed existence but i think she’s about to lose upto 50% of her salary or even actual redundancy. So i need to be earning something. Oddly though she has a telephone interview today for a major (secret) company.
We’re all in the same boat (albeit not equally) so we’re both trying not to obsess over our own personal situation. In the grand scheme of things we’ll be absolutely fine. And we’re blessed to have each other, our little boy, a Garden etc) So many people having to cope on their own and all cooped up.
We were out at 8pm last night, applauding our NHS. I thought i’d be cringing doing it but it was extremely moving. I really hope this will be an amazing change/wake up call (eventually) for the whole world.