Quarantine – Day One

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Victor Frankl

I haven’t posted for a while and have not let you all know we have moved into senior residential living. More on that later…

but the inevitable has happened…we are in quarantine. Someone in the facility has COVID.

Restrictions: stay in our rooms. Meals delivered.

When we were choosing an apartment we decided on one that had an outside entrance, easy access to the car, and walkways along the creek. I am so grateful now for an outside entrance.

We will cancel all appointments for the next two weeks but in the meantime we can go for walks and drives when we feel caged.

Today I followed through with setting my timer and taking a few short walks. The weather was moderate and conducive to wrapping up being outside. In the afternoon we took a multi-purpose trip: to the old house to pick up a few things; and to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription (masked at the drive-up window). We even treated ourselves to a lovely drive through Ashland’s Lithia Park.

In the meantime we passed our COVID test and were informed that all residents are clear. Employees (3) are infected. Same restrictions apply except residents can now pass through the common areas to the mailboxes and outside.

Not bad for a first day in quarantine!



  1. It is not a bad experience. Since the outbreak of the pandemic I have hardly left my home as I come under the vulnerable category due to my COPD. Despite double vaccination and shortly to take the booster dose, I am still under medical advice to stay at home except for totally unavoidable visits outside. With modern communication readily available for non face to face contacts, it is not so bad.


    • We’ve learned to live differently haven’t we, Ramana. FaceTime feels like personal contact. We have gotten our booster shots and continue to be very cautious and the best of times. I will say, though, that this variant is not the best of times.


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