I filled up my cars petrol and have enough food to last at least 3 weeks. The dates are all until mid April on things that go off. I am now prepared for the new coronavirus bill to come into force over the coming days. I went for a walk trying to keep the social distancing rules as much as possible. Narrow streets are a challenge if crossing the road isn’t possible due to traffic. So many people were walking around too, a few runners were also out. I don’t normally see hardly anyone out on normal occasions when I go for a walk. The atmosphere outside was surprisingly quite relaxed and cheerful. I think we are all just rolling with it at the moment. As an autistic, these new social distancing techniques seem quite familiar to me. I feel less anxious than normal when I’m out. I think that we should incorporate some of this way of life into our lives after the pandemic is finally over. People are actually aware that others exist when they’re out and about doing the whole 2m distancing. I found that a lot of people have been so much more considerate and friendly during the last few days. If we take anything from this crisis which is positive, it should be this attitude towards fellow human beings. We are normally all wrapped up in our own lives too much to even notice that others exist. The panic buying issue is getting more controlled now that we have been told that there is enough stock available. Apart from the toilet paper and sometimes the kitchen rolls in some places, we seem to be doing slightly better. It’s difficult to get food delivery services at the moment because those self isolating are flooding the supermarkets websites and taking up all the delivery slots. I am registered with Ocado… logged onto their website earlier to find nearly 4000 people in their queue system. I wasn’t logging on to buy anything but just wondered how busy it had become at that point. I just checked a minute ago (1.15am U.K. time) and that has risen up over 9000.
It is absolutely crazy. In normal circumstances that service was very reliable. There was always delivery slots available from 6am until midnight. I managed to get my last delivery of supplies like cat litter and 60 pack of cat food from there on Sunday. The craziness kicked off last week when they had to suspend new orders because they were over capacity. I donated to their food bank scheme within that order. I didn’t want to feel guilty for being able to get the things I needed when so many others can’t at the moment. I’m self isolating more so now after seeing the younger generations being struck down by this virus, a 21 year old died that was healthy with no underlying health problems. I don’t want to risk being too close to anyone else after getting cold symptoms. I don’t know if that is a mild case of the virus. I don’t have a cough but many people haven’t developed that part of the symptoms. I always have allergies that make my nose run as if I have a cold.
I don’t feel great at the moment because I am feeling the after effects of using my vibrating toning machine. I’m going to have sore muscles in the morning when I wake up. I haven’t managed to get on the machine for a week because I felt too tired and was trying to get my assignment done. I submitted it a day early and the tutor marked it already. I got it back just after midnight. I got 60%. I passed but I’m really not enjoying this subject any longer. I have one assignment left before finishing the level 1 module. I’m definitely not sticking with this subject after this year.