Speaking of covid 19 (see the above title to this Post), over on blogspot we just published a Post showing where we are getting our weekly covid 19 virus checks.
Now back to the business-at-hand.
Patti and I HAD a booked and paid for airline flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Seattle, Washington, and then on to Las Vegas, Nevada, on this upcoming Saturday, December 5th. We then planned to continue on to Phoenix, Arizona, for medical appointments at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix scheduled and commencing in mid-December.
We have cancelled the above reservations (airline and hotel etc). We are NOT flying anywhere this Saturday. With covid 19 cases perhaps spiking 4 to 6 days after Thanksgiving Day, we fear getting to the Mayo Clinic (with the risks associated having to pass through 3 airports and enduring 2 flights etc) and then being unable to access medical care IF they are overloaded with covid 19 cases.
Now, we are planning to re-schedule our appointments into mid-January or early February of 2021. First we have the risk of a covid 19 spike in cases due to the Thanksgiving Holiday and then the same (very real in our opinions) risk of a further spike in covid 19 cases due to Christmas.
What a mess IF we were to fly to Phoenix and then be unable to gain entrance into the Mayo Clinic because they are overloaded with covid 19 patients.
I told Patti the following :
IF we were to get the covid 19 virus, I would rather be here, at home, in our familiar circumstances around our friends here and close to our own medical team here in Anchorage than in the Southwest part of the United States (far away from home and our Alaska friends) and NOT on-the-road in Motels.
Very interesting and challenging and even difficult times WE ALL ARE EXPERIENCING.
Cap and Patti
Our morning newspapers (ours and a neighbor’s).
A nice day and view from our living room.
In these times of unrest, home is where our hearts are and that is up here in Anchorage, Alaska.