The kids returned to school today. The house was so quiet.
Nothing really new in the COVID front. What symptoms may have been are waning in everyone. The worst coughs are getting better, the runny noses (and throats) are clearing. There haven't been any fevers since that first day that got us testing. And today is the last of my anti-viral pills, with the last dose happening around bedtime later.
The school has been fully masked, and the kids both said it was fine, and that they had theirs on all day, except at lunch. They both had masks on when I picked them up, wearing them all the way to the car, which didn't always happen before masks became optional.
The after-school program was helpful during this last day of isolation, too.
Well, by some counts today is my last day...ambiguous symptoms aren't helpful here. Today, or tomorrow, depending on how you consider the symptoms or test or treatment as the timeline...and which symptoms you attribute to the virus versus allergies...it's a mess. So I'm going with the guidance around the pills, and how I should be good to stop isolating with the end of the treatment, if I don't have other symptoms. I do still have a little congestion, and related coughs sometimes, but nothing I wouldn't expect in any other April.
Regardless, I reached out to the program, noting my isolation probably means I shouldn't come in to check the kids out. They said "gotcha covered," and sent the kids out when I texted I was outside. I also sent a message to the big little, as she got a (controlled and limited) smart watch for her birthday, which tickled her greatly. They came out a few minutes later, and we drove off without me interacting with any other people.
The wife has another day or two on her count, based on when she finally tested positive, so she should be free from restrictions by Thursday or Friday. She's not stir crazy yet, but has felt the confinement, even though there really isn't anything we're missing out on. She does take the kids out to the bus corner in the morning, but stays away from others. The only time I leave is to pick them up at the end of the day, which is driving across town and back, but just to the school.
More frustrating to me is that it's cold and raining, but that also is just what happens in spring. It snows still, just a little bit, but at least it isn't sticking.
I'm glad it's getting over. I'm super glad that the symptoms were so mild and practically unnoticeable. I can see that if this is the norm, this as an endemic won't be so bad.
Everyone's almost healthy again.