It's Day -1 til lock down. I was working from home. Well, that will get boring quick. I work from home now. My friend H's brother is a builder and had to lay off 30 of his staff, some of them parents with young kids. We had a meeting with the kids and Joe's mum and Joe's brother. We sat a way apart in her amazing garden which is in the late summer flush, deep pinks and greens. Joe's brother works as a DoC ranger in mountain huts where a lot of tourists come through. We talked about risks and shopping and waving to each other and how she might stay in her car and talk to us up the driveway. We talked about we would try and get DVDs to her so she's not spending four weeks watching reruns. Joe's studio is in a shed behind her house, but he won't come into the house any more. They'll keep apart. We'll do her shopping. The kids will ring her.
Alex begged until we said yes to her watching Stranger Things. She's on the edge of it being okay age wise. So the rest of us are rewatching it, we ration it, two episodes a week, Tuesday and Thursday after dinner. In tonight's episode Will is hanging out with his friend Mike describing the terror of a shadow monster occupying his brain, but all I can think is, you're in peril, you're standing too close, you're not meant to be in each other's houses, this is a lock down. Maggie said she was reading a book which had two characters shaking hands and she was like What? This is wrong. What are you doing?
The village is very quiet but the village is always quiet and now I can't tell if it's different. 40 new infections, 4 cases of community transmission, and when I came home from my walk one rabbit on the road directly in front of my house.
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