Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 140 of Level 1, 17 February 2022



Thursday 17 February 2022, Day 140 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a mainly organized day; for it being warm at 31C without wind, after last night’s hefty storm; for preparing for my client meeting this afternoon; for our garage door getting the day wrong, refusing to close today, usually playing up on Saturdays; for ‘fortunately’ forgetting my cellphone at home, having to return from Gardens to fetch it, to find out that Henry was unable to get the garage door to close, so Ms Organizer Chris jumped onto my phone, found the garage door guy recommended by Nicholas Fjord via Gary Peterson, giving us amazing service to get the garage door closed 💙; for a good Status meeting this afternoon; for collecting my meager post at the Vlaeberg post office in town, Manager Jacques giving his Waterfront clients special service; for finding a new pair of Adidas walking shoes at Sportsman’s Warehouse in the Waterfront, a pair similar to the one I’ve worn but now 50% more expensive 😱; for the Discovery discount of 15% being deducted in-store, a saving of about R250, with lovely service from Melanie 👏; for a shop at Chocolate at Tomes, and Woolworths; for discovering the joint Harbour View at the Waterfront next to Exclusive Books; for a lovely late afternoon treat of music by George Sax and friends Dom Begnignio and Charlie Summerfield at Gibson’s, a regular Thursday gig, and served delicious lamb chops, a special offered daily; and for being healthy, happy, and free. 🙏💙

Today’s Blogpost was about the planned amendments to the Western Cape Liquor Act, designed to deal with alcohol abuse.

Western Cape to introduce new alcohol regulations!

Harbour View at the Waterfront consists of small stands for Seattle Coffee Company, Royale Eatery, RootBar, and The Creamery, sharing a lovely outside terrace with a ….. harbour view. Fantastic kind service by Marvellous at The Creamery. I’d not seen it before.

Brent Jacobs was amazing at identifying that our garage door beams are shot and need replacing. He removed the broken beams, got the door to close and will return to install new beams tomorrow. Fantastic service. 👏

If you are in the Waterfront on a Thursday late afternoon, pop in at Gibson’s and enjoy their Happy Hour from 16h00 – 18h00, and George Sax and friends playing from 17h00. 🍹🎷🎷🍹🎷🍹🎷

SA Corona Status: 3,652,024 cases 97955 deaths  30,858,874 vaccinations 

FitBit 5000 steps 4 km 👣

LovemylifeandloveGaryslife 💙❤️

The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 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, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July,  returned to Level 3 on 26 July, returned to Level 2 on 13 September, returned to Level 1 on 1 October,  and the Curfew Curfew lifted on 30 December 2021 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.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein, My Cape Town Guide/Mein Kapstadt Guide Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide


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