I seem to be spending far too much time just staring at my computer, waiting for an email to come in, telling me it was all just a big joke & all the productions are restarting on Monday. hope you enjoyed your week off.
I even tried my agent to see if there was anything still running I could sneak a day or two on… there isn't. The UK film/TV industry is closed. No-one, but no-one, is shooting anything.
At least the supermarket queues have subsided - for two reasons, one, everybody's fridge, freezer & garage is now full to the brim; & two, the stores are completely empty.
…unless you like steak. For some reason they had half a hundredweight of steak, but little else.
I did figure out you could still scrape a meal for the whole family out of the 'damaged or sell-by-date' stock with the big yellow stickers.
By next week, we'll be hunting in the bins out the back ;)
Re: toilet roll, last week we needed some - probably 4 would have been fine, a 12-pack if we're stocking up - unfortunately the main stocks had already gone but they'd got a special pallet just in, so we ended up with a pack of 16. Judging by the amount of loo roll, white rice & pasta everyone else seemed to 'need' they've all now got a lifetime's supply.
So to pass the time & avoid watching daytime TV - which would feel like i'd totally given up & was just waiting for the zombies to break the door down - I've taken to 'faffing'.
This is procrastination with a 'purpose', even if the purpose is just to fill time - I wonder if that software I blagged from so-&-so last year under the pretence of actively beta-testing is really any use to me?
oh… & for the first time in my life I rinsed a beer can before opening it.
Paranoia is contagious too ;)
Right now I'm listening to Boris Johnson's daily report from 10 Downing Street.
All the sound engineers were apparently sent home, his mic is so hot it's glowing… & no-one is backing the level off… we're doomed ;-)
Situation almost still the same. Productions have opened back up but everything else is shut down tight.
One thing I can say is I've never had so many bottle-brushes stuck up my nose as I get these days. Covid testing is at least twice a week… some productions are even daily - they have everybody spread out outdoors & no-one is allowed into base before they get a clean result.
Roll on the vaccine…
One very noticeable difference is that back in March most people only heard of cases in the news… now everybody knows personally half a dozen families who are going through it or come out the other side.