Thanks to COVID I have been scared to do stuff the way I normally do.
I used to make a big day of running errands.
I would go to the store, drop off bank deposits, get gas and stop at the local produce stand. Now I can’t do any of that stuff due to restrictions and social distancing. Thankfully most services are now online based. I can get my groceries delivered for a small fee. I moved to online banking, don’t need gas anymore and I have even found a way to mail packages safely. For a while it looked like I wouldn’t have to come in contact with anyone. Recently my air conditioner decided to act up. It began making loud noises and threatening to quit on me. I never thought about bringing people into the house until my air conditioner was dying. I was extremely nervous to have a HVAC technician come in. What if I get COVID? What if I need the HVAC professional to come back multiple times and it is a different guy each time? The HVAC business I found did virtual consultations. I took a video of my cooling equipment and sent it to the guy. For no charge he deduced the air conditioner repair. I made the choice to take a risk to have the guy perform the service. Since he knew what was wrong, he had the replacement part ready. The guy was also in a full on suit covering all his skin and I watched him sanitize his tools. The whole repair didn’t even take an hour and he cleaned everywhere he was afterwards. I was so relieved!