Staying In – Siege Day 4

Jacob was right all along – a good wash or shower will wash away all your problems. The WHO says so. Remember that incident between our ex pres and the daughter of a friend. Old showerhead has had the last laugh. That military doctor of his and Shabir is a bit of a miracle worker. Just look how long the Shaik has survived past his best before date and how sick our friend Jacob was just the other day and how good he is feeling now. That doctor should be put in control of our national coronavirus efforts. We will all live to a ripe old age.
Speaking of which.
This enforced practice for retirement is showing me just how difficult it is being old. My dad, bless his soul, always said being old is not for sissies. You were so right dad. I am so glad you could enjoy the garden right up to a few months before the end.
We began our day, Lovey and I, at the Café Sombrero sitting partially in the sun and enjoying the garden, the mealiepap (with honey, cinnamon, butter and milk) and the coffee and Kani Bran rusks. Excellent way to start the day. We topped it with a little stroll through the garden, picking some lemons along the way. Not a bad start to a Monday morning.
I have not checked the latest Covid-19 news and stats yet (never mind the Rand). That is all too real. The enormity of the situation only hit home last night. A bit of a slow learner you might say. Its just that although you know the theory – it is different in life. So, slightly sober this morning. We so love to look at the negative we often miss the bright side. It seems 90% + have light symptoms and recover fully. Our chances are actually quite good to make it through this. The glass is nine tenths full. Just don’t spill it or knock it over. And do not kick it.
I am loving the sounds of the children on their bikes and Mr D our trustee in charge of the watering busy with the sprinklers and struggling with a recalcitrant pump. I think that was a Spanish word or two I heard. The pleasant sounds of life.
Not hearing the cars and trucks going past is blissful.
Enjoy the peace while it lasts.
Viva Café Sombrero!

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