May 15th, 2020

And the answer is:

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19   NOT DETECTED
This sample was analyzed using the Hologic Panther System
platform using nucleic acid amplification technology.
.
A negative test does not exclude an active SARS-CoV-2
infection, particularly in patients with moderate to
high clinical suspicion of disease. Documentation of
infection may be possible by retesting or testing of
other specimen sources.
.
This test was performed using qualified reagents and
protocol under an Emergency Use Authorization by the
FDA. Test performance was verified by the performing
laboratory prior to use. Results should be interpreted
in the context of other clinical and laboratory data.

Well, that was fun.  

So I had food poisoning with half the symptoms?  Or actually a touch of the good old H1N1 flu (ah, the good old days)?

I think I'm just going to write this week off as a life anomaly and move on.  In reality it would not make any difference other than a point of interest.  Since there is no evidence that Covid antibodies confer immunity my day to day would be the same.   

I'm deeply appreciative of my medical system, Baylor, Scott and White, and their really professional handling of the testing and rapid results.  

Moving on.  With gratitude.

A win in the world of scams

Fairly early on I saw that masks were going to be in my future and thought that getting a decent one that was washable would be good.  So, of course, not having a sewing machine I went on Etsy.  Spent $40ish on six masks of a type I like.  Pockets for filter and soft cloth that can be washed.  

Turned out the vendor was a scam.  There were reviews that I didn't see until too late that said the vendor didn't deliver.  It was entirely my fault that I didn't see the reviews.  The picture of the vendor was so nice.  And, surely that was true, right?

I did a bunch of vendor poking to get the product delivered but it was never going to happen.  Bad news.

The good news was I used PayPal to pay for it and damn if they didn't come through!  The vendor is no longer on Etsy so I just knew I was out the money but got a note today from PayPal that the refund was on the way.  Color me amazed.

Meanwhile I got about the same thing for the same price from another vendor and have been using them and thrilled with them so all is well.

A small victory in the worlds chaos.  I'll take it.

Sweet Toby

Waiting for Dana to return.  From behind and looking in from the door:

Looking at the door.  He will stay in place until she comes home.
Looking at the door. He will stay in place until she comes home.