Things are not going well. I had a bad day on Thursday, aching in all my joints. Eventually I had to give in and give myself a good dose of painkillers before bed. Yes, including ibuprofen. It worked. I had a good night’s sleep, a complete run of five and a half hours without waking, and when I did wake I was pain free and felt years younger. Meanwhile my co-worker said he also felt undefinably ill that day. I put it down to something in the air. Then on Friday we found the boss, who had been doing paperwork and having a day off, on Thursday, had also felt ill on Thursday. On Friday he was still ill, and developed a harrowing dry cough, one of the classic covid symptoms. His wife made him take a lateral flow test on Thursday night and he was clear, but it was still a worry. I took a test on Friday night and was OK. The boss’s wife made him do a proper test (I forget the name) on Friday night and they sent it off.
As a result, with my co-worker away on Saturday and the boss being made to self-isolate by his mask-wearing wife, there was just me in today.
I had the door locked and did the eBay parcels. There were six of them, an advance on previous days. Then a customer arrived and I let him in. While he was in a family (grandparents and grandson) arrived. That took some time, but the lad is just starting out and needed some advice. I see advice for young collectors as an important thing so took my time over that.
By the time I had the shop to myself again more items had sold on eBay and several auctions had finished. I’d been told I could go at 1.00, but ended up going just after 3.00. It was still an early finish, but it’s surprising how a day’s work can expand, particularly now that all the foreign parcels need customs labels – thanks to leaving the EU. It’s one of the hidden costs. We spend a couple of hours a week doing them, I suppose. Not a huge figure, but 2 hours a wee is 100 hours, which is two weeks. Somebody has to pay fro that two weeks. I don’t remember seeing that written on the side of a bus…
It was also hot and stuffy as we have no air-conditioning and can’t hav ethe doors open when there is just one of us in the shop.
Hopefully, all the covid stuff is just a groundless worry, but watch this space.
Hope you are ok now. Pain is a bad four letter word. I know it too🙄
I’m feeling much better now thanks. 🙂 It comes and goes.
Take care and remember, positivity and Bengay helps me. LOL!
I’m not sure we’re allowed Lidocaine over the counter in UK. I will have to look. It worked quite well when they used it for a biopsy once. I have brufen gel prescribed and I might as well use butter. It’s useless.
Glad to hear the test came back negative. Nonetheless, it’s not great when you’re off colour, no matter what the cause.
I can’t remember whether you work on Mondays but if you’ve been in, I hope it was less stuffy today.
Yes, I’m working Mondays again – it was a better ventilated day. 🙂
That’s good 😊
I had a touch of hypochondria last night too but I am better now so I hope that you pull through as well.
I tested negative again so have no excuse for malingering now. I hope yours has cleared up too – not something yuo want hanging round when you have all those hayfeverish summer allergies to catch…
I am easily cured of hypochondria by the application of the astringent Mrs Tootlepedal.
Yes, I have seen that sort of thing work on both me and my father…
Simon, I do hope everyone is well. Hugs to you.
I’m feeling decidedly healthy so I hope it’s just a case of Summer hypochondria. The boss, however, did have a definite touch of the crypt about his cough, so we need to check.
So glad you are still feeling well!
🙂 Me too! I’m sure it’s a touch of pollen, but these days it’s necessary to over-react for the sake of customers and co-workers.
Hoping all are well
We are so far thanks. I feel fine so any symptoms are more likely to be hypochondria than covid. 🙂
I come from a family of hypochondriacs – it’s what we do best. 🙂
It’s good to excel at something
When I eventually die I will have visualised it several times – I only hope all the practice will pay off…
“but 2 hours a wee” must be some sort of a record
That might seem to be a typo at first glance, but with my prostate I assure you, anything is possible! 🙂
OMG you two! Hilarious.
🙂 I am merely a foil for Derrick’s wit. 🙂
You two are hilarious!
Thank goodness we don’t have so much to worry about although our PM has dropped the bundle on getting everyone vaccinated. But more importantly, I filled in some vacant spots with nasturtiums.
It’s a good plan – you can trust nasturtiums. If your politicians are anything like ours I don’t ned to say more… 🙂
I’m feeling healthy so it’s probably either hysteria or hypochondria. 🙂
I am hoping you are able to stay safe, Quercus, and Julia too. Good luck, thoughts and prayers with you all.
I’m feeling healthy so it should all be OK. As one of the customers said, every cough and splutter is a worry now. Two years ago we wouldn’t have worried. 🙂
The virus variants out there are definitely a concern.
Certainly are! Fortunately the vaccine seems to be up to the challenge. 🙂
Oh, gosh! I will definitely watch this space. Good luck.
🙂 I will be testing tonight. .Not sure if I want to be healthy or have a week of self-isolation. 🙂
As I’m still feling well I suspect I’m not ill…
Keep us posted!
I’m clear. The boss is clear. it looks like he may have pneumonia, which is not good for him, but better for the rest of us. Julia was also clear on her regular test. 😉
Oh, good! Yes, too bad for your boss, but it certainly is better for the rest of you. Yay for Julia, too.