Blog #15 2020: Hotel Quarantine DAY TEN

Well today was the BIG DAY – Covid-19 Testing Day!

All we were told was that we would be tested some time between 9 and 5. So after an early morning fresh air break from 8.30 to 9.OO we returned to our room and waited.

While we were there, we passed the time by, well … waiting.

The testers finally arrived in full protective gear at around 1.30pm and set up a chair outside our door for the procedure – which was one swab of the back of the mouth and then a cotton bud up each nostril for a count of five seconds.

Because I’m a gentleman (and just in case there was any chance of danger) I let Ard go first. We both survived. The whole thing was quick and a bit uncomfortable and unnerving but not too bad.

My main worry was that with my nose they might lose a cotton bud up there or perhaps dislodge some wayward piece of Lego lost from my childhood.

There was one negative consequence of having our Covid-19 test today.

No that’s not a convertible bra. That’s our face masks drying out after being washed.

And the reason they’re being washed is because we won’t need them again till we leave. And the reason for that is because after testing we now can’t leave the room at all even for a fresh air break.

That’s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in TOTAL LOCKDOWN for us.

On the whole I think we’ll cope pretty well although Ard has started watching Shawshank Redemption on repeat and has just ordered a poster of Raquel Welsh and a rock hammer on eBay.

OK REGULAR FEATURES time!

First the QLD SPORTING TEAM CITYCAT OF THE DAY is …

THE MIGHTY BRISBANE HEAT – Twenty20 Cricket

And everybody’s favourite, the ROOM FEATURE OF THE DAY for Monday Oct 26th is …

THE APPRORIATELY ELEVATED BATHROOM TAP!

This fabulous faucet is today’s winner because as you can see by the above photos YOU CAN FIT A KETTLE EASILY UNDER IT for filling without the use of a crowbar or a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In other words it hasn’t been designed by some sadist.

And to finish off – I give you a MEAL with a VIEW.

Last fresh air break for us.

Cheers
Michael (and Adriana)

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