Are the Steps Taken Enough?

Last Update: March 27, 2020

As I write this post I am sitting at Hazel's desk in Riebeek Kasteel and, I can't help wondering #arethestepstakenenough to stop this epidemic from spreading.

The home in which my husband is being cared for, in their frail care, is in total shutdown. No-one knows if they have done the right thing, it will be a matter of time to see if it works.

So here I am.

Well, I was in Riebeek Kasteel and then in Langebaan but.....

Our President has declared a state of complete lock down. This started last night at 12.


Back home again.

Now the entire country is in lock down mode, and as I experienced the worst angina attack so far, while in Riebeek Kasteel, my family wanted me back home.

The retirement village I live in has nursing care if need be and I shall also be closer to my wonderful doctor.


It is absolutely amazing to hear the birds chirping outside. No noise from trucks or any traffic whatsoever.

Usually I hear the noise of vehicles during the night from the freeway.

All I heard last night was my neighbors pool pump come on, it sounded like the ocean, so was very peaceful.

The washing machine is humming, which is a comfort too as soon all the clothing will be clean again.

When one travels, it isn't always easy to keep up with the washing.


Where-ever you are in the world, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

This time will change our lives completely.

Who would have thought that a virus could do this to us in this day and age?

With all the various medications and antibiotics, one would have thought this could never happen.


  • It will take this epidemic to make us appreciate each other more.
  • Be more tolerant of each others' belief system.
  • Open our hearts to the poor and needy.
  • See the world in a different light.
  • Appreciate all we have.
  • Take nothing for granted.
  • Enjoy the beautiful world.
  • Outdoor pursuits.
  • How sorry I feel for anyone who doesn't have any home hobbies they enjoy.
  • For the sportsmen and women who can't partake in their chosen sport. Not even take a walk or run.


To be able to work from home, and loving it.

So many people will be out of work after this is all over.

Thank you to Kyle and Carson, and all at Wealthy Affiliate to make this a possibility for us.

Hopefully more people will learn of this great opportunity to work from home.

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Babou3 Premium
I hope everything will be fine for you and your husband. You are living in a stressful period and I hope for you and for all of South Africa that tomorrow the sun will finally rise on happier days.

JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Ingrid,
Thank you so much for your kind words. This is a stressful period for the entire world at present and my heart goes out to all who suffer from loss or illness.
Best wishes,
Mick18 Premium
I feel so blessed to be able to work from home. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.
Stay safe,
JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Mikey,
Thank you so much. Please keep safe too.
Best wishes,
Mick-D Premium
I have no idea where those places are. Those birds look like ones we have in Australia. Bee eaters.
This virus will end, but so much will forever be different.
All the best to you.
JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Michael,
I live in Cape Town and these are small outlying villages, one inland, and one on the coast of the Western Cape. South Africa.
We are so fortunate to have Bee-eaters here too.
Thank you so much for reading my post.
Yes, I also believe things will change but perhaps for the better.
We can only hope and trust that they do.
Wishing you all the very best,
EHozubin Premium
Good Post Jill.
JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Edward,
Thank you so much. It is so good to be able to work from home, especially at this time.
Stay safe and happy,
lesabre Premium
Hi Jill, this virus sure has changed the world. I hope your husband is doing well. Happy to hear you are doing well.

Stay safe and healthy.
Best wishes,
JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Michael,
We are so blessed to be able to stay connected in this time of trouble. Thank you so much for reading my post. Also for the good wishes.
I pray that you and your family stay well and happy,
Kind regards,
lesabre Premium
Hi Jill,

I would have a hard time if I did not have a connection via my computer.

Thank you for your wishes.

All the best,