Thursday 17 September 2020, Day 31 of Level 2, Day 175 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for sun, sun, sun, after a misty morning, with a slight chill in the 17C day; for a late sleep in, having written today’s Blogpost last night; for a walk in Camps Bay, making a leg waxing appointment for tomorrow, shopping at Woolies, and collecting discount vouchers from Tindlovu; for learning more about the cost of electricity in our apartment block, after the Power Audit was done; for having the patience in filling in more forms to be registered with CATHSSETA as a Tourist Guide, a challenging career when it comes to all the governmental paperwork prescriptions; for dropping off the forms at the lecturer’s house in Rondebosch, combining it with a number of other stops in the city, including buying my first alcohol in almost six months of Lockdown, having run out of Jameson; for more fantastic service from PnP Clothing in The Point in Sea Point; for a slice of carrot cake and tea and company from the lovely staff member at Bokeh Creative Space, looking forward to dancing there soon Adrian Lazarus; for popping in at Oxalis Eatery to drop off a bottle of ADHARA extra virgin olive oil, with four female owners of the restaurant, which opened in late August; for a half an hour stop at Pilcrow & Cleaver, having a glass of Valley Pinot Noir and a Scallop Ceviche with Orange segments, pine nuts and sultanas, oh wow…; for ending off the day with a first visit to the home of Stuart Bailey, loving my Jameson 🥃; for a Discovery Insure Fuel Cashback; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙
I learnt from the Power Measurement technician that we are on three-phase electricity, paying the City of Cape Town more for electricity as a result. We are zoned residential yet have to pay commercial electricity tariffs. 🥵🥵🥵 The Company wanted to check why one of the apartments has such a low electricity usage, when they are an AirBnB apartment, expecting foul play. It was my apartment, someone having got my and the other apartment numbers mixed up. I pay about R500 per month, and work hard to keep it as low as I can, even having switched off my geyser. My only indulgence is my electrical blanket.
The reasons for having to fill in the CATHSSETA form again is too complicated for me to understand let alone to explain here, so I dutifully followed the instructions and it wasn’t as difficult as it sounded initially. I love how efficiently Google Maps directs one to unknown areas.
I didn’t expect such a long queue at Ultra Liquors, but it being Thursday and the store closing for the next three days created a huge queue. Ultra definitely stocks the cheapest Jameson, from my online research, at R299,99.
The PnP Clothing staff member Clemenshaw Petersen who organized the extra pairs of shorts for me from the Kenilworth Branch went to fetch them there personally on his off day, and brought them to the Sea Point Branch. #thankyou 🙏🙏🙏
At Bokeh the Chocolate Cake definitely wins hands down. What a lovely cosy place.
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FitBit 10000 steps 7 km 👣
The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, and lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.
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