Covid-19 #Our current status
Sunday 11 April 2021 7.47 AM Adelaide, South Australia
Just another American (living in Australia) in his seventies who got his first covid shot (astrazeneca vaccine) – Tuesday morning the 30th of March. No side effects - a bit of a sore spot on my arm where the needle went in - that went away soon after, but no other stuff. Joining the many millions of Yanks and the few Australians to get this process started so we can visit you soon. Narda must wait awhile – too young.
NOTE: "The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine uses an adenovirus, in this case a monkey virus that the human immune system doesn't recognize." Since getting the shot I have been eating more bananas - how about you?
life @ our home in Adelaide Australia
Our current covid-19 status (Narda and me) @ - we arrived in Adelaide after 10 weeks in the Netherlands [March 2020 - now last year] on flights back via Amsterdam and Singapore. We have been given amazing help with a home in Swan Reach along the Murray River where we did our quarantine of two weeks in Adelaide until the 8th of April 2020.
As of 11 April 2021 2021, we feel good, but we can not visit you yet. Cheers.
Yesterday we went to the movies - saw 'Nomadland' Really a top flick - We consider ourselves grey-nomads travelling about Australia in our caravan - though we have a nice home to come back to and each other so not the same as the movie but still the thought of living the rest of our life on the road is thinkable.
Sitting at my desk and watching the magpies in the backyard visiting (click to enlarge):
Always good to have my son, Sacha, come over from Melbourne to visit for a few days. What a life we have lived..."Leaving Australia, 'Again’: Book 2 ‘After’"
Book 2 tells the journey of being a male single parent in a foreign country. I tell the path that took one son all the way to being a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers to his death and the path of my other son from a difficult adolescence to a well-integrated human. My own path took me from being a high school drop out to a PhD and teaching at universities and seven years as a tofu manufacturer amongst many other attempts at finding a place in life.
We are currently home in Adelaide after three weeks in Darwin. We are acting out our ususal 'living like a local' meaning we go to aqua fitness classes - see how we see the world today Planning for our next trip which will be taking the caravan over to Queensland and touring the Outback May - October. Yesterday we saw the movie 'Blackbird' with Kate Winslet. We do aqua zumba and aqua fittness three times a week and lots of weights, keeping fit.
I am suuposed to get my COVID thingy next Monday - I will let you know. We are heading back out in Junefor a five-month caravan trip across Australia.
We recently took a five-week drive to the New South Wales coast, camping in our caravan - see our blog uploaded just the other day @ https://neuage.me/.
Last year (2020) I unpacked a box of ties that I used to collect from thrift shops around the world while teaching in: New York, China, Australia between 2002 and 2018. With being stuck at home I decided to wear a different tie everyday. 183 of them. 183 days non-stop. Travels with my ties became ties in isolation.
We do have a short covid story / A cautionary tale from when my son Sacha came to Adelaide from Melbourne recently.
video - (ties in isolation)
NEW BLOG 21 December 2020
HOOM video (1969 - 1978 photos)
A few of my social sites that I post to... being a private person I have only listed a few of ones I am willing to share - what about you?
- Wordpress (blog)
- Daily Motion
- Hacker News,
- Live Journal
- WT Social
- Amazon by Terrell