First CoronaMelder notification

I just received my very first alert from the corona app detecting whether I was in the vicinity of a contagious person for longer than 15 minutes. As I haven’t been in any other place for that long other than my own home, I’m 100% certain the app is telling me I have someone carrying COVID-19 in my home. The app is correct. That person is called the Man on this digital log. He’s been trying to infect me for a week now (supported by Daughter) and still unsuccessful. And indeed he was marked as Covid-19 positive by the GGD after a PCR test.

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Door |2021-11-24T15:43:28+02:0024 november 2021|deze dag|2 Reacties

Taking it slow

I took a slow walk this afternoon, just to enjoy regained freedom after staying indoors since Wednesday. Daughter’s back in school. The Man on his way to recovery. I still healthy and negative. As in PCR negative. Breathing in the chilly Autumn air. Aaaahhhh!

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Door |2021-11-23T17:41:22+02:0023 november 2021|deze dag|0 Reacties

Schoenzetten (2)

Ik dacht, ik probeer het gewoon nog een keer deze week. Vooral nadat ik tijdens de persconferentie van de Hoofdpiet hoorde dat oudere mensen eerst hun schoencadeau zouden krijgen. En ja! Dit keer kreeg ik ook een schoencadeau!

Bij uitpakken bleek dat Piet me had gefopt. Er zat nóg een pakpapier omheen met Dochter’s naam erop. Het waren chocolademunten voor haar. Dochter is er van overtuigd dat het bedoeld is om te delen. Daar zeg ik dan maar geen nee tegen.

Dochter kreeg, ondanks gedoe met de gesloten deur van het pakjesruim, zelf ook iets in de schoen. Gelukkig maar.

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Door |2021-11-21T11:01:00+02:0021 november 2021|deze dag|0 Reacties

Positive

After two days of Daughter feeling discomfort (raised temperature but no fever, headache, belly ache) she woke up with a fever this morning.
Corona alarm bells were ringing since covid-19 is all around us, especially at elementary schools (housing the one age group completely unvaccinated without constraints).
As Daughter was already a bit under the weather we helped Daughter to take a nose swap (self-control is key to get her tested at all) on Monday morning, which came out negative. This morning we did another test and the line at T turned red almost immediately when the liquid spread through the test surface. Covid-19 is here.

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As corona cases are through the roof in this country, it took me quite a while to get in touch with the GGD to make appointments for PCR tests for the whole family. During the morning both I and the Man tried calling the line especially for kids, but it was so busy we were not even accepted to wait in line.

After lunch I tried a different number, the one for those who have been in touch with someone testing positive. This time I got in the waiting room immediately and after some minutes I got connected to an employee.

As Daughter’s last PCR test was rather stressful, I discussed with the employee whether Daughter really needed to take an official test. She agreed with me that it was not necessary and that it was possible to have her case registered by hand for the team that deals with contact tracing. I did make an appointment for myself and the Man for next Monday, five days after first known contact with our positive house mate.

Of course I already contacted those who have been in contact with Daughter the past few days.

I’m curious to see whether I or the Man will fall ill as well. We’re both fully vaccinated, so I don’t worry about serious consequences.

Until next Monday we will stay at home. And perhaps longer when either the Man or I test positive by then. I guess it’s time to use that treadmill a bit more the coming days.

Door |2021-11-17T19:40:29+02:0017 november 2021|deze dag|0 Reacties

(G)een schoencadeau voor mij

Dochter vond een kleurboek bij haar laars vanochtend. Mijn laars was, zoals verwacht, leeg. Dat vond Dochter niet terecht, dus maakte ze voor het ontbijt nog snel even een kleurboek voor mij, pakte het netjes in en gaf het aan mij. Voor mij natuurlijk veel leuker dan een cadeau van Sint.

Dochter was wel heel blij met haar glitter eenhoorn kleur- en stickerboek. “Sinterklaas kent met echt wel goed,” zei ze. “Ik houd heel erg van kleuren en van glitters.” Die voorkeuren heeft ze niet van mij.

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Door |2021-11-14T11:23:04+02:0014 november 2021|deze dag|0 Reacties

Schoen zetten (1)

Piet is geweest. Dochters tekeningen heeft ‘ie omgeruild voor iets dat zelfs niet in de laars past en zo te zien is mijn plannetje om ook iets te krijgen (nog) niet gelukt.

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Door |2021-11-13T23:44:55+02:0013 november 2021|deze dag|0 Reacties
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