Between about 5 pm yesterday and 7 this morning, I received notice of six more students having to isolate due to covid exposure or positive testing
I figure by next week I'll be teaching to empty classrooms and 100% over zoom.
Is this the real life? Is the rest of my life going to be "several weeks of major disruption and discomfort, followed by a few weeks that COULD be normal, were it not for Great Resignation and supply-chain messes, until the next variant hits?" I do not approve of this new reality.
I do have an appointment tomorrow afternoon to get the new faucet installed so AT LEAST I will have a fully functional kitchen sink again. And the friend-of-a-friend at church can come some time next month to start the repairs. So that's progressing (though he warned me: it will be hard for me to give you a GOOD estimate, given volatility in prices of lumber and other materials and I completely understand that).
So tired of playing life on "hard mode." I'm hoping there's some reward for enduring all of this but I doubt there will be, it will just be a more-restricted future: no new friends (everyone bubbled up with everyone else and I"m on the outside), more expensive life, worrying about "is it safe to go out" and just in general, less joy. I probably need to re-start counseling but I don't have time until I get all the crap out of my house so the work can progress and so exterminators can inspect in case the rodent issue wasn't JUST having a hoarder house near me.