Covid’s Second Christmas

We are now finished up the second Christmas season overshadowed by Covid (and hopefully the last!).

On one hand, it provides a nice excuse to stay home and have a quiet holiday. But it’s also been almost two years since we’ve been able to visit some extended family due to border closures. We ended up in the middle: we had some extended family travel this way, and other family gatherings happened, although with several absences due to people in Covid quarantine.

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Covid Personal Update — 11 Months In

So it’s almost exactly 11 months since the first Covid restrictions were implemented…. It’s getting long enough that “last year” will soon stop referring to “normal” times.

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Negative Covid Test Results

So my Honey and the kids got their Covid test back: negative. But, odd to me at least, they’ve been asked to continue to isolate for the rest of the original two week isolation period.

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Covid — 6 1/2 Months In

So normal went out the window pretty fast. After two and a half weeks of school (i.e. “normality”) my Honey and some of the kids are at home, being asked to isolate for the next two weeks. It turns out one of the other kids at the daycare tested positive for Covid.

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Covid — 6 Months In

Life feels like it’s returning to normal. But I wonder if that’s mostly because the kids are back at school and my Honey is once again working outside the house (so I have the house to myself during the day again).

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Economics of Land Redevelopment

I’ve been house hunting for a while, seeing if I can mind a bigger place at an affordable price. As part of that, I’ve been thinking a little about urban renewal and redevelopment and their effect on house pricing. The long and the short of it is that I don’t see how they can bring down house prices (directly).

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Covid and Bankruptcy

So we are about two months in to the local COVID crisis. I work from home and am healthy, so not a tonne has changed in my day to day (although there are more people running around the house). But my company almost went bankrupt.

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Covid Personal Update — One Month In

So we’re maybe a month into the semi-quarantine imposed by COVID going around. As of yet, I don’t know anyone that’s come down with it, and I’m okay if it stays that way.

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