Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 4

Because so many homes were affected by the Northern Colorado fires, rebuilding resources are spread thin. We are fortunate that some of our neighbors are contractors, so they have connections to which we wouldn’t otherwise have access. That doesn’t mean that our project is moving along with any speed, though.

We still have to get the debris out of what’s left of the foundation, verify that the septic system and leech field weren’t damaged, and repair all of the electrical lines that make our home function. I’m about to get schooled in building a home—from scratch. Here is life, handing me yet one more learning experience.

And 2020 isn’t finished having its way with us; last week, I tested positive for covid despite taking the usual precautions against the illness. I estimate I am at about Day 4 or so since I contracted the virus. I was tested 3 days ago and got my results yesterday. I have been isolating in my room for the last several days because I really don’t want to spread this to those I care the most about.

My symptoms are mild; it feels more like my allergies kicked into high gear. I have a headache, but not as bad as a migraine: No fever, no hacking cough, no sinus congestion. Mostly, I’m tired and sleep a lot. That’s how I feel at the moment. With luck, nothing will change by the time these cooties run their course. I am treating it like I would any other sinus infection because that’s almost how it feels to me. So far, it’s working.

This has been one helluva year, but I’m determined not to let it get the best of me.

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