Isolation, day 14

πŸ’© I will not sugarcoat it, this sucks

You don’t value what you have until you lose it. In this case the freedom to roam the streets, go to the office, to the school, take the bicycle to work and simply walk back home.

Even though I shave, put on some “work” clothes, and try to have a routine that allows me to trick my brain that I’ve “unplugged” after I’m done working, it sort of feels like Robin Williams in the original Jumanji:

😁 How is it going?

When reading Twitter of people beginning they confinement when I’ve already spent more than 2 weeks…

I’m still disappointed on how our culture and government have made things worse πŸ˜” Remember I had a trip to South Korea πŸ‡°πŸ‡· scheduled in April which I ended up canceling and losing 300€? πŸ’Έ Well, it turns out I would’ve been safer there than in Barcelona πŸ‘Ž All because our government has made poorly timed decisions and the Spanish culture of breaking the rules have caused us so much loss and death πŸ˜’ People fled the cities taking with them the virus and spreading it to previously clean zones πŸš— All triggered when the government announced they would force a lockdown in β€œa few days”. Are you nuts? You can’t say that πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ That triggered the travel, thus the spread πŸ˜‘

No point in being angry anymore, won’t take me anywhere πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

πŸ₯‹ School

I’ve decided to resume the classes, virtually. It won’t be the same but we’ll try to make do. Since it seems this horrific chaos is going to take longer than initially anticipated I want to bring everybody together and give the opportunity to do some training, to those who’ll join.

Plus I’ve sent them some quizzes to do in their free time. I’m very much looking forward to training again at the school. Working out at home is not as easy. Even if you have enough space to do squats, pushups, situps… training alone is twice as hard. You have to be really motivated to pull it off. At the school, with everybody, it is rather easy. We all pull each other, we partner up in certain exercises and that makes it much easier. Even if the intensity is higher. Hopefully, with the video classes, it will get easier from now on.

πŸ›  🏚 Minimal apartment work

Since my new aparment is actually in the building next door, we’ve taken the small risk to go there from time to time. On doing that we have not crossed anybody. Nevertheless we’ve taken the precautions necessary when arriving and coming back from it.

We’ve started taking some things apart, even if we’re weeks or months away from the actual renovation. We’ve taken mesurements and started thinking about possible layouts. Interior design is tough!

πŸ’ͺ Let’s do this

Alright then. No other way but forward. We’ll get through this nightmare 😷

Ricard Torres

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About Ricard

Senior Front-end Software Engineer from Barcelona, Haidong Gumdo Instructor (korean martial art of the sword), street photographer, travel lover, TV addict, Boston Red Sox fan, and privacy advocate.

2 Replies to “Isolation, day 14”

  1. There are still people who do not take it seriously πŸ˜“

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    1. Indeed.

      Plus, governments are lying about the numbers. And if they’re not lying they can’t possibly test everybody so the numbers are low anyway.

      This is becoming a real pain in the butt.

      Let us see how long it takes us to go back to normal 🀞

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