If you like my Facebook page, you might have seen my post yesterday saying “due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be a new post this week.” Well, I decided I would sit down and write anyway. I mean, being stuck in our apartment for the next 10-14 days gives me plenty of time to write, so I might as well take advantage of it.
From the title, I’m sure you can gather why we’ll be hanging out at home for a while. Earlier last week, Colt tested positive for COVID-19. He’d been sick for a couple days and we both assumed after a while that it was just the flu. I wasn’t showing any symptoms and I had just gotten the flu shot a few weeks prior so it added up. But we encouraged him to get a COVID test just in case, because in the back of my mind something seemed off. For a while, I kept telling him it seemed like he had COVID, but it was one of those “that can’t happen to us” things where we just brushed it off. Note to self: don’t do that.
His first test, he tested negative. I wanted to stick with that result for peace of mind, but I knew that was wrong. He was told to come back in a few days and get tested again just in case he had it and it was too early to detect. So that’s what he did. His second test, unlike his first, was a lab test. So after a couple days of waiting, we got the results we were really hoping not to hear- positive.
Not much changed after that, other than being locked in the apartment. For me, that’s pretty much the regular routine- Colt goes to work and I stay home every day- but having Colt by my side 24/7 is a bit of an adjustment. While it’s given us plenty of time to work on wedding planning, it’s also given us time to get on each others’ nerves. It’s a good thing Colt’s learned to laugh at me whenever I’m angry because that cools my hot head down quite a bit!
At the end of the day, Colt and I are both very lucky to be able to be home while this blows over. I’m glad he’s such a good sport about everything, but his “if I die” jokes are getting stale. Both of us have amazing parents who have already done so much to help us while we’re cooped up, and we can’t thank them enough.
Like I said, Colt and I are lucky that this isn’t worse. We’re lucky that we can manage everything from home. But there are so many others who can’t say the same. Just because our story isn’t “hospitals and ventilators” doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be yours. Continue to stay safe and follow CDC guidelines.
Love you all!