WE ARE ALL tired of hearing about Covid-19. We are tired of reading about it. We are tired of seeing the startling statistics - yesterday in Adams County we had 117 reported cases and the positivity rate is creeping up to a staggering 20 percent.
We are all tired.
Don't let your guard down. Don't go into the grocery store without a mask just one time. Don't forget to wash your hands after handling money or touching something you don't normally handle. Don't say "Screw it, I'm going to the bar and hanging with my homies " and breathe on people.
Why? Because I'm hear to tell you getting Covid-19 is no fun.
You. Don't. Want. COVID.
I'll spare you the details. Let's just say I think I was a little lax just once. And I very likely got it because of that one lax moment.
That's what is really pissing me off - we've worn masks, washed our hands, tried to stay socially distant, tried to be as careful as possible.
But I still got it. And you don't want to deal with it.
Sheryl didn't get it. She didn't get it because she doesn't let her guard down. She wears her mask. She washes her hands all the time. She won't let anybody in the store without a mask. She walks the walk and doesn't apologize for it.
We've both stopped caring a long time ago about pissing off non-maskers and hoax believers that try to come into the store.
You. Don't. Want. This.
Here's the list again - wear a mask, wash your hands often, stay more than 6 feet away from people, stay home if you are sick and don't let your guard down. It is more than we are used to but enough to keep you healthy.
I'm in quarantine until Saturday. The one thing we don't talk about is the mental toll COVID takes. I haven't had a face to face conversation with a living human being in a week. I've barely slept worrying about possibly infecting others. Fortunately Sheryl is taking care of bidness in the store and getting me groceries. Fortunately none of my guitar students have caught it. Giving lessons 8 feet apart and wearing masks has yet again saved us.
If you are tired of being tired of hearing about COVID, here's one last bit of advice.
Don't get it. You can decide, and your behavior and choices matter.