Rulebreaker! Not Really!


Well, that got your attention. Not exactly a rulebreaker… As most of you know, I fall under the vulnerable list. So it is vital I keep my distance from everybody else. And by default, all those who live with me must have no contact with others.

Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondilytis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, the unholy trinity of Autoimmunity diseases. Just the luck of the draw I guess. I’m just like Pacman running away from the ghosts with just one life left.

So yeah, I decided that after exactly four weeks of total isolation at home, I simply had to breathe in the fresh air. Come to think of it, not so fresh after all, with this outbreak of Covid19.

In the morning I had called my mum, and she was really low with a bad sciatica. Her age is catching up sadly, she must be… oh, I don’t know … 290 now?

It was an easy commute even in these troubled times. Just pop down to the Garage, hop in the car, called mum from the car and not for one moment did we leave our vehicle. It was good to see her again, even if it was only for a few minutes. We keep in touch twice daily, of course, but still.

Anyway, it was then that the madness took over. I simply had to head over to my workplace. You know, just looking at the building. Memories.

The next step was the drive down to B’Bugia, and the roads were very eerie at that time. Barely seven in the evening but so empty. We finally parked between B’Bugia and Marsaxlokk, just down from Torri San Lucjan. Nobody in sight.

For the next ninety minutes or so, my wife and I talked the little things that married couples talk about. Away from children, even if the children are adults.

And I feel that this has done a world of good to us. Just the two of us. Complete privacy. Of course we hide nothing from our kids, but sometimes, you JUST HAVE to be alone with your loved one.

If you can find the time, take the opportunity to find some privacy. We need to remember that for housewives accustomed to doing their own thing while we are at work, this is also a disruption in their daily routine. That HAS got to hurt.

There is no need to mention that this is even more important for families with smaller houses. The most important thing is that if you are going out, keep the windows rolled up, and the doors locked.

Live Long and Prosper.

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