It has been a challenging week or so since my last post. I have spent very little time on anything gaming related apart from catching up on some reading. My heart has not really been in it simply because of some domestic stuff that is ongoing.
My younger brother, his partner and their grown up son all tested positive for Covid 19 and my brother has really been suffering with it. I have been in daily contact with him and he condition has swung first one way and then the other, somewhat alarmingly in fact, but at last he may be at the corner. I am not saying turning it because this virus has a nasty tendency to spring a surprise and start again - at least it has with my brother. We remain hopeful.
His partner had a similar bout although it did not last as long although her experience was also a horrible one. My nephew was a major concern as he has an autoimmune disorder that requires very careful monitoring. He has to take steroids on a daily basis and this might explain why his symptoms thus far have been relatively mild.
My brother Facetimed me from his sick bead and it was deeply disturbing experience. He looked awful and it was a real shock I can tell you.
As a family we have been fortunate so far. I know of some friends that have had the dreaded virus - the husband in one case, fortunately now recovered, is still feeling wrung out by the whole experience, as is the daughter of our Devon based friends - but we are still hale and hearty.
It goes without saying that at the present time we should all take care in our everyday dealings - regular hand washing, social distancing and wearing of masks where needed - and if I needed any prompting in this then the image of my little brother on his sick bed acts as a sobering reminder.
Take care all - it is always darkest before the dawn.