March Update, Continued

A break from the usual Ask Lunas for a second real-world update!

So as you may or may not know, depending which country you’re reading this in, the UK is currently in lockdown, with most businesses closed and social distancing measures in place.  The government’s banned all public gatherings and asked everyone to leave their house as infrequently as possible.  It doesn’t affect my work directly but it does make various family-related things more difficult.  

Aside from the inconvenience, everything’s fine in our household so far.  Let me know how things are going for you guys!

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11 Responses to March Update, Continued

  1. James says:

    Irish fan here, pretty much the same social distancing etc etc only leaving home for work. It’s boring and weird and sort of depressing but it does help so we will keep doing it. Hope the writing is going well !

  2. Can says:

    Turkish fan living in Germany for uni here. Everything’s moving on with the same situations and I get to facetime my parents here and there. Not much has changed in daily life considering the university is still closed. Hope everyone’s safe.

  3. Alicia says:

    In the US here. I was sick a couple of weeks ago. The Dr. didn’t think it was Corona. If it were, it was a very mild case. I wasn’t sick enough to get tested, so I may never know if I had it. I work in IT and had some very long days earlier this week prepping laptops for other employees so they can work from home. I was happy I could do my part to help other people work safely from home. After doing that, I am working from home myself and am safely hunkered down in my home office with my own work laptop, my personal laptop & 2 external monitors trying to save the world one computer problem at a time.

    I hope everyone else is doing ok! Stay safe, everyone.

  4. Singrhoma says:

    Spanish fan here (in fact, in Madrid). We’ve almost been 2 weeks in lockdown and we’ve still have 2 more left (at least).
    Hope you and your family are ok. Ta-da

  5. Kelley says:

    Im a fan from the US, in NYC. Trying to self quarantine as much as possible , but I’m am an OB/Gyn so there’s that (babies don’t know there’s a pandemic). The streets are a ghost town, the hospitals are scary, but we’re hanging in there. Everybody be safe.

  6. Doing ok here. Indiana is in lockdown, but we are making the best of it. Everyone stay safe and I hope you all are well.

  7. Alex says:

    I am an “essential worker” who has a hermitage of a social life normally. Literally nothing has changed for me, except my normal is now the socially praised. The apocalypse has been really good for me, and I’m only being slightly sarcastic.

  8. Anneliese says:

    Hi Benedict,

    An American fan here living abroad in China. Me and my family are well and safe. Everyone is working remotely and having essentials delivered.

    Stay safe and keep writing. We love Alex Verus and the gang.

    Anneliese

  9. Kevin says:

    I am in the United States working at an Amazon Warehouse and I am deemed essential so I still have a job for the time being. I work nights and I usually stay home so nothing really has changed for me, and aside from being stir crazy my family is safe and sound. We aren’t in shutdown yet but most businesses are shut down voluntarily and people are keeping their distance so hopefully this won’t affect us that badly.

  10. Kurt Von Bosse says:

    I’ve just gotten over a nasty virus that hit my lungs the first day I was sick, but not bad enough to be hospitalized. I can’t say it was covid-19 because I couldn’t get tested, because I hadn’t traveled recently and couldn’t prove I had been in contact with anyone else who was known to have the virus. This was despite the fact I had been in business meetings with people from Europe and Asia in the two weeks before I became ill. Yea, the incompetence of doing nothing until the pandemic was upon us is maddening. (I’m in the U.S.) I’m much better now though my lungs aren’t 100% clear, probably 98% clear. It’s been a little over 3 1/2 weeks since I first felt the symptoms.

    Every day I was sick I re-listened to an Alex Verus novel, from Fated to Fallen. I had some bizarre fever dreams when I would fall asleep while listening, but it was good to concentrate on something else besides feeling miserable. I actually came up with an Ask Luna question from some odd bits and pieces of information I put together from Fated, Chosen and Fallen, but I will write that up and send it in later.

    Stay as safe as you can. It’s funny; not really, but I was planning to see a movie the day before I got sick and drive to Las Vegas the same weekend, and when I got better everything was shut down. It feels like we’re living in the opening of every zombie apocalypse movie ever.

  11. Sabine says:

    Hello from southern Germany!

    The lockdown here is not complete but almost so. You can still go to the supermarket or the apothecary or to the doctor, but you should not meet with people outside your own household, and if you do, keep your distance. You are allowed to do sports outside, if you do it alone or with family.
    Most of the smaller shops or industries are closed.

    Stay safe, all you people out there!

    And of course:
    Looking forward to the new Verus!