Oh, yes, friends, I'm in quarantine.
On Tuesday, I took Jester to the vet for an eye check, and to have his nails trimmed.
My vet's office requires everyone to mask, and they are very serious about it, I jokingly say I need to have a standing weekly appointment, because Fritzi and I have been there so much this year.
Jester was lifted up by the associate vet who was seeing him. His eyes were checked, and then I offered to hold him while the vet did his nails. I held Jester closely in an embrace while the vet worked and we visited.
Yesterday, I was in the dentist's office and my phone began to vibrate.
It was the practice owner... the vet who saw
Jester had tested positive for COVID.
Notice I said I was at the dentist's office? I had removed my mask only for a minute, so that he could check something in my mouth on which he was doing a second check. They have literally had to shut down three times for covid exposures.
I had been to the feed store and to a friend's house during the week, I let everyone know.
I am home until November 3rd, now, after talking to the Health Department.
I am not to get tested UNLESS I show symptoms, and I have not shown any... the Health Department spokesperson told me that usually, symptoms are shown within five to seven days after exposure. That would be today through Monday, and so far, so good. My son is taking care of grocery runs, and a friend will pick up feed I need at mid-week, so, except for not going to church, I will be good here at home. I like to be here, too, so everything will be fine barring any crisis with Fritzi. (I'm thinking positively there).
So, let's look at some pictures.
The weather has been bizarre here in the past ten days. We literally went from 85 on Thursday to 40 yesterday, and right now, it is 39, with a feels like of 33. All hoses are unhooked, I am carrying water in buckets, but, thank heavens, I do not have the sheep to worry about. It has been easy keeping the chickens supplied, I have four outside water fortexes, and the two fountains inside.