2009/06/25

Say whaaaat???

Hi there!

I was very excited because Gunnar offered us an awesome wedding present: A pelagic this Saturday...

But, as this is not a perfect world... A girl from my area, working in the same floor as me (5 or 6 metres or so from my desk) has been confirmed with the AH1N1. Thank God she's fine, and so are her kids (all got the virus) and she'll come back to work next week. However, we've been advised to take precautions such as to wash hands often, sneeze on handkerchiefs and to avoid public places (both to prevent getting infected or to infect others in case we have the virus).

I travel to and from work in public transportation, each trip takes me over an hour, in which I could get in contact with hundreds of people. I have to go shopping for food eventually and do other stuff that involves human contact. And I will continue to do so.

BUT, I won't go to the pelagic. I know there is a scarce risk of being infected and passing it on, but I certainly don't want to be the one to start the outbreak among birders!!

Anyway, I'll keep you posted, hopefully nothing serious will happen and my hubby and I will be able to enjoy a great wedding present later on.

11 comments:

Mike and Lizette said...

Thanks for keeping us updated, glad to hear that the two of you are doing well and that your coworker and family is doing well with the virus.

Patrick Belardo said...

Oh that stinks. Hope you stay healthy for sure. What a nice gift.

John said...

I hope that you stay healthy and get another opportunity for a pelagic.

Amy said...

Better safe than sorry Mel. That's a great gift from Gunnar. You'll enjoy it more when you don't have to worry about spreading anything to others, anyway. Stay healthy and keep enjoying your newlywed status! ;)

dAwN said...

Oh what a nice gift from Gunnar! Hope you get to enjoy this very soon.
Stay well!

RuthieJ said...

Oh what a disappointment, but hopefully you and Tommy will stay healthy and the pelagic trip will still be something to look forward to.

S.C.E. said...

Bad luck. Still, something to look forward to later on............I'm already looking forward to some more boobies so to speak.......

Meggie said...

Take care, Mel, and stay well.

Aluajala said...

Dear Mel, I hope you and Tommy are ok and will enjoy pelagic as soon as you have an opportunity.
Good luck!

Aluajala said...

Dear Mel, I hope you and Tommy are ok and will enjoy pelagic as soon as you have an opportunity.
Good luck!

Mel said...

Hola a todos,

Tommy and I are fine, no flu so far...
Thank you for all your kind words and good wishes. I have to go out birding soon!!