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My daughter tested positive to COVID19

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My teenage daughter tested positive over Easter weekend and my wife and I don't feel great either, but all three of us have mild symptoms so far. Also, it's allergy season for me, so it's hard to tell what "difficulty breathing" really means.

I did get scared over the weekend when breathing became difficult, and took a couple of hours to write out my "Final Instructions" for my wife and daughter, including computer passwords, how to make money from things that are works in progress, etc. I also wrote out my final goodbyes, made apologies for my failings--those that negatively affected my family, told my wife and daughter how wonderful they are, told them how much I loved them, told them to go forward and lead full lives.

It was tough to write, but I am glad that it is done, sitting there at the back of my desk, just in case I go down fast.

And of course, I am not alone. Goodbyes and the inability to say goodbyes are happening everywhere.

 

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It did reach someone, and I hope things are fine for you and your family.

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