The Husband has been coming home for lunch most days since I have been working from home (his office is literally about six minutes from our house). Apparently, he feels that I need company or something. Who knows how his brain works. 🤷
(Ok, Blogger; I'll give you that - the emoji option is kind of fun!)
Today was no exception. He came home, we made small talk while he ate and he left. Not fifteen minutes later he called. He was being sent home because one of the employees at one of the branches (he works for a bank and visits each branch at least twice a week; sometimes more) had tested positive for COVID-19.
Needless to say, he came home and tried to hide how nervous he was - but opening doors and turning on light switches using his shirt was my first clue.
The Husband - he's a worrywart, that one. But, in this instance, I don't blame him...I was worried too.
Also, honestly? I was dreading the thought of working from home while he was here. I know, I know...I'm awful.
A few hours later, one of the "powers that be" called him and asked a few pointed questions. While they couldn't tell him WHO tested positive; he could tell by the line of questioning they didn't think he'd been exposed to this person. For now, unless they say otherwise, he should be able to return to work on Monday.
You know, since the beginning, I've been waiting for this to touch us somehow. Last week Man-Child mentioned on the phone that one of his co-workers had tested positive (luckily, they haven't actually gone back to work - school - yet. But they ARE planning to go back with A/B days - which, I can't EVEN deal with - or think about - right now. That county, until recently, has had very low numbers - our county, on the other hand, is returning online only for the first nine weeks). I had, very naively, hoped THAT would be the closest connection we've had with this awful virus.
Is the thought that it IS possible he was exposed still lurking in the back of my brain? Yes. Yes, it is.
*UPDATED* to add, for the time being, I will respond to comments here, as for some reason - with moderation on - I am not receiving all comments/email.