No Good Deed

Last night, we hosted our first group social event at our home in 3 years. We invited 6 of our friends over for a potluck cookout. We spent the evening on the patio having cocktails, eating, talking, and laughing. It was wonderful to be among a group of gay male friends again, catching up and just enjoying each other’s company, and I believe everyone had a good time.

This morning, one of our guests texted me that they tested positive for COVID today. I let the other guests know right away. Hopefully, no one else caught anything and the friend who is sick will have only minor cold like symptoms (which is what he has so far.) We are all vaccinated, and Jeffrey and I are boosted (I think the others are, too) so if any of us DO get COVID as well, hopefully it won’t be too bad. Of course I’m nervous about getting it, given my existing health issues, but it is the world we live in that any socialization comes with risk of exposure, no matter how careful everyone is. My friend feels bad about unknowingly exposing us, but he certainly didn’t intend to and we’ve all assured him none of us blame him for something he couldn’t have known about.

I have an email into my HR office, as I believe I am required to stay home on cautionary quarantine for 5 days, but I won’t hear back from them until tomorrow, after my work day starts, so I will work from home tomorrow out of an abundance of caution.

Que Sera Sera.

19 thoughts on “No Good Deed

  1. You are right, SassyBear—this is the world we are living in today. About a month ago, Robert and I went to a family birthday party. The next day, ex-wife Donna tested positive for Covid. My younger daughter and her fellow also tested positive after a couple of days. Thank goodness, Robert and I stayed well. R had a horrible Covid experience back in January.

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  2. I sure hope you won’t get it, or otherwise should you, that it is indeed very mild. I hav yet get it, but I know while being social and out and about it may be just a matter of time, even though I’m vaccinated and double boosted. Friend of mine that have caught it, said while mild, it as drains them of energy and appetite, even a month later or longer. If you can, try to drink liquids and conserve energy now if you can.

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  3. Oh dear. I really hope you and Jeffrey avoid the rona. (And your other guests too.)

    I guess the moral of this story is that I should keep to myself and never socialize with anybody ever, or alternatively I should get over my COVID paranoia and let things rip. I have attended a few events this year, but people definitely look at me funny for masking up outdoors.

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  4. I’m sorry to hear this happened. I suspect I got it in early July but those blasted home tests never showed I was positive. I hope not only that you avoid ‘Rona, but if you do get it you don’t get the Long COVID part of it that I dread the most.

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  5. Oh crap! I hope everyone else remains free and clear. In April, I spent a day with my cousins. Six of us in the car, in restaurants, shopping, hugging, sharing food. That evening, one tested positive for Covid. The rest of us were fine.

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