Out, secret, out

On our recent trip to Seattle, we managed to see the younger nephew graduate from HS…before we tested positive for Covid. All this time being so careful since it arrived on our shores, and this highly transmissible variant got us when we were far from home.

We had mild congestion and snottiness, took the antiviral pills, got better, and finally tested negative. This was our basement quarantine room, and we had generous hosts who let us stay although we were infectious. We were very lucky, and very glad we finally recovered and could return home.

And, today we received a large shipment of N-95 masks, the best quality available (unless you have complex breathing equipment)…because anything else is a joke to this variant. Remember: N-95’s are only 95% effective, and that’s if they are properly sealed to your face.


  1. Ruthette Mills says:

    So very sorry to hear this news, but glad you had a pleasant place to stay as you recovered.

  2. jay says:

    As I read this, I am on the light rail, with my N95 plastered to my face

  3. kayak woman says:

    I was not shy about “coming out” about our covid January. When I mentioned it at the next work “stand-up” meeting, one of my Indian-American colleagues ‘fessed up that his recent illness had been covid. I got the distinct impression that my admission gave him courage.