Nick’s lockdown diary: Community spirit
I have kept up with the regular walking and this morning, after some very heavy rain yesterday, a tree had fallen down the old railway line embankment blocking the path for walkers, cyclists and joggers.
However, one jogger had alerted her husband to the problem and he had arrived with a saw and cutters to clear the debris away.
I tell you this because this, in my experience, is typical of the community in which I live. So many people volunteer or step up to do things like this for the benefit of others.
My second reason for telling you this is that the gentleman in question happens to be a client of Informed Choice (all our clients are lovely people!) So well done John Green.
The picture is of him having finished the work.
My job this morning was to take two Special Delivery envelopes to the Post Office. I am very good at doing these low skill tasks as my colleagues will tell you.
There were a dozen or so people in the queue ahead of me and only two people are allowed into the building at the same time. Each of us stood the required two metres apart respecting the social distancing rules.
An hour later I had finished my chore and then completed my walk home!
As well as dealing with the work assigned to me, I also did some of the domestics.
I sorted out the shelves lined with my classical music CDs and put them into alphabetical order by composer surname. There is something therapeutic about this kind of activity but it also raises the question as to why I have so many CDs with the same pieces on them!
This is something I clearly need to pay attention to in the future because multiple Thomas Tallis, Edward Elgar and Jean Sibelius CDs actually make little sense in practice!!
Two weeds had grown in the perfectly cleared driveway so they had to be dealt with. We have almost reached the point where Andy and I compete over who is going to take the weed out!!
Tomorrow we move onto quiz night.
After applauding the NHS and key workers, we sign into Zoom and compete with three other couples.
This week I am question master and the rounds consist of Acronyms, Food, Name the Scientist, Music, General Knowledge, Art Literature & Poetry and a Quick Quiz session of 5 questions to each couple.
Some questions are easy and some are a bit tougher but its great fun.