And So Is Kris…
I was actually vaccinated back in January and early February. I stood in line for four hours for the first shot, and five hours for the second. But there was no sign on the horizon that Kris was going to be vaccinated anytime soon at that point, so nothing changed at all for me. I didn’t even give it a thought about changing anything.
Basically, for the entire 14 months, there were entire days I would never leave the condo, or if I did it was to go down to our office on the ground floor of this same building. On really exciting days I went grocery shopping. Sometimes I got us take-out lunch or dinner. In essence I did pretty much nothing like any smart person did. The goal was to stay alive and not sick at all for the entire year.
But after I got vaccinated, there was still no certainty that I couldn’t bring it home to Kris, so just as I had done all year, I did triple masking and a ton of sanitizer on everything I touched. Our poor new Cadillac from the grocery runs has so much hand sanitizer on the shift, steering wheel, and handles I think it is coated an inch thick.
Again Kris and I acted no differently than any sane person who didn’t want to die from this disease. And all year long we watched friends get sick and some of them die and that just made it even more frightening.
We tried to stay focused on writing and on helping others, but each day just went into the next. Again we were no different.
Then Kris got her first shot and we both started to feel a possible coming future.
And then she got her second shot.
We were both vaccinated and protected by the invisible shield.
And still nothing has really changed YET! But we are now starting to believe and now are starting to talk about future stuff and a next year again. Wow!
Kris did a blog she will be putting up about this feeling.
And for the first time in 14 months, we are going to see some friends and have dinner with them in a real live restaurant. The friends are all past their vaccination dates as we are. All shielded.
So for me and Kris, it will be our first steps back into the real world. Still masked, of course, still using hand sanitizer, still staying our distance from anyone we don’t know.
But we have lived through this. We might die from something else, but we will not die from Covid. And that is taking some time to wrap my head around. Wow.
And if you haven’t gotten your shots yet, my simple question is why not? It’s free and safe. And might save your life.