A wonderful friend made me a mask (two really, one to wash and one to wear). I took apart an HVAC allergen filter, cut it to fit, and placed two layers of the filter in the sewn-in pocket. According to the Washington Post that makes this homemade mask in the range of an N95 in terms of protection, not forgetting to wash hands and maintain social distance. Pretty boss, yes?
So, I donned a pair of gardening gloves, perched my spectacles on my nose (somewhat precariously, I admit) and headed to the market. There I followed my list for seven meals, tucked my basket in a quiet corner, walked down the aisles clocking where everyone was in my vicinity. Soon I spotted an empty aisle and seeing my objective I bent to retrieve a jar of hoisin sauce from a very low shelf… As I leaned forward off flew my glasses. They skittered across the floor. Not at all hygienic. I thought for a moment about the chain of transmission, fresh virus laden droplets coming into contact with a mucous membrane. Unless I licked my glasses and someone very short had sneezed directly onto the floor within the last few moments exactly where my glassed dropped I was going to be fine.
And in case you’re wondering I cleaned them with germicidal wipes as soon as I was able and when I got home it was right into sudsy hot water.
Be careful out there, be well, be connected.
Sending you Sunday cyber-hugs.