On Monday I had to drive Mr. G. to his Whist, it's not anymore in the Tennis Club which is closed due to the lockdown, but they play at 4 together and meet at one of their friends who has a very spacious living room. Unfortunately it is only once a week, because Mr. G. starts to suffer lockdown symptoms and has to go now to a kinesitherapeut to learn walking again and strengthens his muscles. That happens to stubborn people who don't listen to their doctors !
I dropped him off and went shopping ! That's a real show ! From far I saw already people lined up with masks on their faces waiting for a caddie. Only one person is allowed to shop and no couples !
Anyway that doesn't bother me I prefer to shop alone anyway. Then I had to desinfect my hands and got an desinfected caddie. I pushed the thing around and got my stuff and then I had to line up at the cashier. On the floor were yellow stripes where each person had to stand ! I wanted to put my purchases on the carpet as soon as there was space, but I was told that I had to wait until the person in front of me had finished and paid!
It will soon take a whole day to buy a button because the procedure is the same! I was exhausted when I got home! Usually Mr. G. does the shopping! He doesn't even think about it and buys what's on the shopping list. I spent the rest of the day on the computer and on TV, as always.
Fortunately the next day we played Scrabble ! It was the first time since the lockdown end October !! We just had decided that it was enough, anyway we all have spacious living rooms and don't sit one on the other and then we were only 5 and washed our hands before we started to celebrate "La chandeleur" which I didn't know before moving to Belgium. On the second of February is this celebration and the use is to make or buy pancakes ! In fact it is a pancake day. Everybody makes pancakes or tries to do so and it can happen that when you turn them over they glue on the ceiling.
We ate 14 (!) with jam, honey or only brown sugar. Usually you drink cider with the pancakes, but we had coffee. It was such a nice afternoon, that we nearly forgot the lockdown !
Nothing special happened the other days, only this morning, Mr. G. had decided to walk now every day. Of course instead of walking a little distance for a start, he thought he was Superman and walked to the next store which is at least 3 or 4 km far. When he returned, he suddenly had to stop and couldn't walk anymore. I didn't know all that, I was busy when the door bell rang and two young man stood there holding Mr. G under the arms .. and put him in the living room in the armchair.
Besides his legs he was in a good mood and proud that he had made such a long walk. Both men told him to start slowly and each day a little more (that's what I had said a thousand times). The one was working on the opposite side of our street and had seen him struggeling, and the other one was a young man who just came out from the doctor who lives in the next building !
I thanked them and we chatted a bit and then they went away. I thought that not all people are bad, there are probably more which are good !