What I Did on my Summer Vacation
I attended at least three meetings a week on ZOOM.
I stood in line (masked, but not distanced)
I rode in a bus (masked, but not distanced)
I rode in a train (masked and distanced – not many riders).
I flew in a plane (masked, and with a vacant middle seat)
I ate inside at a restaurant (not masked, but distanced)
I served myself food in a cafeteria (with a disposable glove, masked)
I ate meals in a dining hall with people who were supposed to be vaccinated, but no proof was required. (not masked, not distanced, lots of open windows)
I went to an outdoor live music performance (not masked, distanced)
I went to an indoor theatrical performance (singing from the stage, not masked, not distanced, no windows) that lasted two hours.
I attended several lectures, and emceed a variety skit night (not masked, not distanced, lot of open windows, everyone had provided proof of vaccination) each lasting at least an hour.
I attended several exercise classes. (not masked, not distanced, lots of open windows)
I hosted a meeting of eighteen people on one of those 100-degree days, so we moved inside.
I had a COVID-19 test.
Negative! – I got away with all of it.
My #2 son and his family (fully vaxxed and boosted) caught COVID-19 while traveling. It took a couple of weeks for them to return to normal.
My #1 son and his family (fully vaxxed and boosted) came down with COVID-19 together the weekend after the son started school with live classes.
I’m getting another booster shot this afternoon.
Some weeks later:
I’m scheduled for a minor precautionary medical procedure. Three days in advance, I’ll need another COVID-19 test, the kind where you send the results to a real laboratory and wait for clearance.
We’re not out of the woods yet. Cross fingers.