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Every booking, bar one (for this Sat night only), between now and the first week of April has cancelled over the past few days.
On the basis that I can’t be arsed accepting bookings that are likely to just cancel I’ve blocked us off until our next bookings in April. This means we can carry out a whole load of work, not only on the apartments, but on our apartment upstairs.
Tiling, painting, hard wiring internet, fixing the roof, painting the roof, re-plastering the dodgy plasterwork from the original restoration, the list is endless!
It’s going to be difficult to keep up my Oloroso based prophylaxis regime with all this work about to start, I mean I’m going to be actually busy!
And that dear folks is why I wish I was a fisherman. I’d just hang up the sign and relax for three weeks.
We were planning a trip to Portugal post Easter, but “Aunty” Pam, aged 87, will no longer be going. She can still drink both of us under the table, but is much more fragile than a couple of decades ago.
Then there was the long w/e to Ireland/Cork/Waterford. Not now/yet.
Mr Joan wants to take time off in April, so I tentatively suggested we block time off and could do some decorating/shower sorting (ours…), garage/summer house sorting, fix the horrid decking etc etc., if the weather has improved. Even better, fix the polytunnel roof, blown off x2 in storms x2, x1 year ago.
If looks could kill!!!
Fortunately, I have no cancellations as I rarely have any bookings before Easter, and I’m a last minute w/e Spring & Summer destination, mainly out of London now. I do have a full house for the Open Golf in Sandwich in July, all European, so I’m not holding my breath for those.
I will win him over though. The dreaded WFH is likely to start from Monday, and he will get bored . If only the weather improves…
And yes, we’ve been in the pub tonight, supporting our village community hub before it’s told to close in aid of social distancing.
We left Spain for our regular trip to Cape Town on Wednesday - which turned out to be the day that the number of cases spiralled. Feel partly relieved and partly strangely guilty … rats deserting sinking ship and all that.
Since we’re away for three weeks this is a real worry for us, though our kids are telling us to stay away!
We definitely can’t afford to lose our Summer bookings, so I’m hoping the peak will be over and everyone will be so fed up with being at home that they’ll be desperate to come on holiday!
I got clobbered by the Canadian government tonight. They shut down cruise ship ports until July 1. All the flag-of-convenience cruise ships have to call on at least one foreign port if the are going between US ports. There goes 40% of my summer tour season!
At least I’m starting to get some Air bookings but we’ll have to see about May and June. I’m sure July and August will be better.
All of Alaska’s schools are closed until the end of the month. Alaska Folk Festival, 2 basketball tournaments, local symphony concert, and other events cancelled.
The State Capitol is now restricted to Gov, legislators, and staff and accredited media. Meetings are being livestreamed with teleconference testimony. Our city has been livestreaming some meetings also.
I’m hoping that if we’re careful locally by July the peak will have passed.
I’m sure glad I decided to work for the Census to pick up some extra cash.
Safe is relative, right? It’s not something I’d do at this time because pay is low for the risk. People getting into the car that have just been out in public and exposed to who knows what and then needing or wanting to clean between each ride. Also can’t really do social distancing when cooped up in a car with people.
What do you do if the passenger has a coughing fit while in your car?
OTOH I figure there’s a 90% chance that no passenger will be shedding an active virus.