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Quarantine Week Two. . .We SURVIVED!!

October 12, 2020

Well, most of us survived. One of my kids didn’t make it to the end of the quarantine. We all tested negative. That child is fine. In fact, we are all fine.

Two weeks and a day ago we were camping up Provo canyon with my lovely wife, several of my children, my son-in-law, and three grandkids. Fall has come to Utah. the nights are getting colder. The leaves are starting to turn And we decided to take one more family camping trip before the cold weather set in.

It was an enjoyable, laid back, kind of trip. On Sunday, my college attending daughter headed back early. She called us later that night to tell us her roommate had tested positive.

Then, she tested positive and we backdated our quarantine to Sunday. During the first week, my lovely wife wasn’t feeling well. She went to get tested with my son. The rest of us waited to be tested until Sunday. Apparently that’s the best time to test; seven days after your possible exposure.

We entered the second week waiting for our test results. My lovely wife got her results back first. She and my son were negative. The rest of us waited for our results. In the meantime we tried to not trip over each other.

Kids did online school. . .sort of. My college aged daughter was doing her won quarantine at her apartment. I have another college student at home. He kept studying and I logged in from home, just like normal.

We got our results on Tuesday. Everyone tested negative. It was a relief. My daughter was pretty sick. She ended up in the ER twice. Fortunately she’s doing better now and on the road to recovery.

At home when we got our test results, one of the kids decided they were going off the reservation.

I’m done with Quarantine.

And he was. He headed off to visit friends. I can’t say I blamed him. But, it was frustrating knowing that him visit friends was more important to him than finishing out the 14 days.

We all missed things. We missed another daughter’s wedding because we were in quarantine. We nearly missed a son-in-law’s baptism. Fortunately, it was right at the end of of the quarantine. We have three daughters who are expecting babies in the coming weeks. One in fact, is being born today. We worried we would miss it.

So, here we are on the backside of our lockdown. Everyone is healthy and happy. We got to know each other a little better. And we gained a greater appreciation for the millions of families who are suffering through the pandemic.

Stay safe

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.

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