Dodged A Bullet

21 May

Right before I left for California to see my daughter and her family, the US lifted the requirement for wearing masks on airplanes. I wore one anyway, as did most people.

We walked into this show four minutes before the curtain went up. It was amazing,

As a matter of fact, I wore a mask at all indoor events, shopping, museum visits, theater and a K.T. Tunstall concert. The only place I didn’t wear one was at home with family.

Fun at the Blue Note in Napa CA

The vacation was a lot of fun. Last Monday when I landed in Mexico City on my way home, I received a message from my daughter that my son-in-law had tested positive for Covid. Shit. He had driven me to the airport and hugged me goodbye.

This week I have tested negative twice after wearing a mask at home as a precaution. I’m getting back into routine and recovering from the change in time zones. You wouldn’t think two hours could make such a difference. Getting old sucks.

A big shout out to blog follower RudeinNewYork who sent me a box of Covid antigen rapid home tests. They are not available in Bacalar and frankly it never occurred to me to bring some back.

One of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me.

My doctor advised that if I tested positive to start antivirals. I found an agency that would deliver the medication to our door in four hours for a mere $950 us. We decided to pass. It seems I dodged a bullet. Please be careful out there.


So grateful.

10 Responses to “Dodged A Bullet”

  1. Emilie May 22, 2022 at 8:11 am #

    Thank goodness!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 May 22, 2022 at 8:50 am #

      I know! I admit I’ve been nervous. My SIL is doing fine. With my asthma and age I haven’t wanted to find out how my body would react. I’d like to think I’m pretty strong, but that’s probably a fantasy 😂. Have a good week.

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      • Emilie May 22, 2022 at 8:57 am #

        I’ve been exposed three times since I was vaccinated. The last time, I was in a car with the a friend for about 45 minutes when I dropped him off for an appointment, and then 45 minutes back home. The vaccine seems to be working well for me, thank goodness.
        Keep staying safe!

        Liked by 1 person

      • afish25 May 22, 2022 at 9:00 am #

        I will continue to wear a mask even though in Mexico it is no longer required indoors, in stores, etc. we are three women with less than stellar health. 🥺😷

        Liked by 1 person

      • Emilie May 22, 2022 at 10:35 am #

        I always wear one also.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. RudeinNewYork May 22, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

    Well now we know the postal system sort of works..!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jack Scott May 23, 2022 at 5:31 am #

    Well done. Seems like we’re all living in Dodge City 😀🤞

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 May 23, 2022 at 7:55 am #

      Living a dodgy life that’s for sure. Enjoy your vacation.


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