David wrote: We Got The Whole 9 wrote:
To be clear, this isn't with any intent to shame you or anything like that. We're all figuring out what's safe and what isn't and what risks are worth taking and what is too risky and all that.
Do you think the trip to the beach you posted about a couple weeks ago is related at all?
Well its crossed my mind, definitely. The people that I know that have tested positive are mostly co-workers. I work for Trader Joe's in Tampa (transferred from L.A. in November and crew from my former store have tested positive as well) and I've been exposed to thousands of people during this pandemic. We all take extreme measures to remain safe but we are faced with hundreds of opportunities every day to contract the virus. Way too many careless customers and not enough of a leash extended by the company to keep them in check. At times it is impossible to keep a 6 ft forcefield up.
It's impossible to say but it could be. However I'm more concerned with my exposure at work.
Gotcha. It's an understatement for me to say that the thought of working in a grocery store in Florida right now is pretty anxiety inducing, so credit to you. Hope you're negative and everything is all good.
I was a quivering mess back in March/April... had a couple breakdowns and several bouts of paranoia. And I mean, the numbers are still terrifying. I stay up on them. I try to remain vigilant. But I do admit that my level of fear of catching it and croaking has decreased significantly.
On a side note: the first year of my twin babies' lives has been pretty freaking insane.
There was a relatively big earthquake in the L.A. valley where we lived the day after they were born. It shook the hospital like mad. 2 days later, not even an hour after we had brought them home from the hospital, there was a sizable aftershock.
Then a couple weeks later wildfires engulfed like 70% of our surroundings and we were pretty close to evacuation. The smoke was no joke.
So we were like, F this place, we have a friend in FL who is offering a place to stay while we figure things out. A few months after arriving the entire globe got put in check by a novel virus. They've been cooped up inside for months and we had to do a livestream bday party for them this week.
Thank God they won't remember any of this horsefeathers because their first year has been a horsefeathers in some respects.