- Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Things severely bad down round my ma and das.
Our tale begins Friday a week ago, and may involve familial relationships requiring asterisks. My cousin N runs a restaurant, and his/my aunt M lives about 500 yards from it. So she came down with her husband for dinner. Saturday morning it's full panic as a customer rings to inform them she's tested positive. Place closed, full clean down, and the wait begins.
Aunt M was hit by Monday morning. N's wife, not long after. N himself is fine, but his mum K has dropped too. Now things get a bit silly, as K probably has more visitors than is strictly necessary, as her husband S passed away in March/April time, and her brother also died pretty recently. Most of this is garden based. However, as of Friday past, her sister F is down, and F's husband P is strongly suspected. They live next to mum and dad. It's always been pretty much one household with two roofs. Except that that cult-compound feel* now extends to my two brothers and sister, who have built homes adjoining the family home. And the little brother works for Da. And the older one was helping fix some lights at the house. And mum minds my sister's kid when she's at work.
I'll not lie, lads. I'm pretty worried about it all. Lots of test results in the next few days.
*Not really, there was some land my Dad inherited from a neighbour, mostly yards and outbuildings, that were pretty much redundant given he had sufficient of these already, so he offered it to the family to build houses. They're definitely not whackos. Or Waco. Probably.
(If it all seems a little confusing, F and K are sisters. They are/were married to P and S, who are my dad's brothers. It might read a little Deliverance at first pass, but I assure you it's kosher)
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