Right before Thanksgiving I tested positive for the ‘Vid, which meant I received the opportunity to isolate in my basement for 5 days. Here’s what I learned.
How it started
It’s the same old story, I got cocky. Back in September the ‘Vid ran through the househould. We were all vaccinated and boosted. I quarantined in the basement, but assumed I was asymptomatic. As such, I felt I was invincible. This also made it easier to procrastinate on getting my bivalent booster shot.
Right before Thanksgiving, my throat started hurting and my resting heart rate shot up from 46 to 65. That’s when I tested myself and it came up positive. I was lucky, my symtpons were mild. Unfortunately, I got to spend Thanksgiving in isolation in my basement. This is what I learned.
The Orville is awesome!
I had started the series back when it launched, but didn’t keep up with the episodes. It was time to take a break from my Deep Space Nine rewatch, so I decided to watch __The Orville __ and am I glad I did.
What sealed it for me was S02E06. To take the time to set up an orchestra, and then give them a good bit of screen time shows to me that Seth MacFarlane truly cares to create an immersive universe. The first season goes overboard with the space anomalies, but I’ll forgive that for the world building.
Since I just started season 3, I can’t give a full blown final rating, but from what I’ve seen so far, I hope we get at least 4 more seasons.
Binge watching a show takes more time than you think
I started with S01E03 of The Orville and I didn’t get to finish all three seasons.
A recliner can get old
Who would ever get tired of sitting in a recliner for 5 days? Well, me for one. The first few days were ok, but after that I needed to switch to different sitting areas to keep my legs from aching.
A Delorean is not needed for Time travel on sick days when you’re old
Back in elementary school, a sick day meant 7-Up, saltines, and Bob Barker. It also meant a day that would drag into what seemed infinity. Maybe it’s because I’m not stuck watching soap operas now, but the days seem to fly by.
All work and no play makes Goz a dull boy
The first few days I didn’t feel like doing much of anything, but as I was recovering I realized I missed out on completing some projects. In the end, I’m glad I rested to get over the ‘Vid faster, but I still feel a little guilty.
I did complete a few tasks:
- Set up my Intel J4125 mini PC on my projector in the basement, allowing me to game.
- Clean up the scripts I use to post to GozGeek.com and over at Mastodon.
- Backup and decommission a couple of virtual private servers that I haven’t been using.
How it’s going
Today is my last day in isolation, I’m going back to work tomorrow. I’m lucky to be able to isolate in my office at work, and my symptoms are gone, so I just have to mask up around people over the next 5 days and be good to go.
And schedule my bivalent booster shot.