Shopping done, lawns mowed, swing raised, eggs (3 from the morning shift), child’s lunch made.

Time for a rest.

May as well start re-watching Battlestar Galactica.

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Yeah! Check out this app that you can use to stream all the sport that isn’t on.

To be completely honest, I forget there even is an opposition in NSW a lot of the time.

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I had completely forgotten Jodi McKay is the opposition leader in NSW.

Stand Down Diary: Day One

Slept in. That was nice. Playing with child. Also nice.

Nanna (still under isolation orders) is “putting together a shopping list” that will basically use up my allocation of groceries next time I go out. That’s less nice.

She’s been sitting over there playing with the peg basket for, like, 15 minutes.

I don’t know, I find of feel if you’re the sort of person that’s doing a million Skype-based interviews for TV shows, you could improve things dramatically by getting a half-decent microphone so you don’t sound like you’re broadcasting live from the bog.

Due to stand down, I’m not back until Monday. So good times.

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If I end up catching this and contaminating the farm because I had to make an extra shopping trip because I need to buy three litres of milk instead of two or whatever, you had better believe I am absolutely going to come for the people responsible - middle class, white boomers.

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I argued for a week with my dayjob so I could work from home. I want to reduce as much as I can the risk of Erin’s Dad contracting this thing because if he gets it things are going to be real rough for him, even in the best of circumstances.

I don’t want the guilt of being the reason he gets it on my conscience. But I also understand I’m the person most equipped to roll the dice on this.

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It’s not even that bad, really.

I mean, even in isolation, the in-laws could order the “most vulnerable prioritised home delivery” or whatever.

But there are people more in need that could use those slots. And I don’t mind going out.

But it’s another thing to think about, not that the selfish hoards care, about how forcing restrictions just to enable anything remotely resembling equitable transactions can end up hurting people.

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Here’s a tidbit that only just dawned on me:

Erin’s parents are serving out their 14-day quarantine post-international travel. They can’t go to the shops.

Erin can get really bad asthma, so she’s obviously not going to the shops.

Bub is three. She can’t take herself to the shops.

I’m the only person currently that can do grocery shopping.

Shopping for two families with the restrictions in place, while simultaneously trying to minimise my risk by doing it as little as possible is....hard.

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