Last Updated: January 16, 2023
Hi ladies and gents, and however else you may express yourselves - there's never any judgement on that front here at Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises LLC,
Well, what can I say? My signature starter line. It's because I'm quite speechless myself these days. What really can I say? Here's what I can say - nothing lasts forever in a fixed, unchanging state....dare I even be so bold as to say God Himself? Granted, some things "make it" longer than others - we talk about finding fossils millions or even billions of years old (if that's even true) "frozen in time" - but even rocks go through deep-time cycles of change, or so they say! All those "gurus" out there who talk about finding the "magic system that works for you!" go through changes all the time, too! Yes, this I know, as I am one of those "gurus" myself!
The last time we saw live fire here on the Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises LLC blog was December 8, 2022. After that, the screen kind of did a major "cut to black;" a sudden insurgence of "white noise and static," and all that stuff. There were no more posts until now - 5 and a half weeks later. What happened? Well, The Great Quarantine Wall finally came down here in China, and all of us here on this side of the former "wall" got COVID all at once is what happened.
Of course, we had heard everything from "It's gonna kill you." to "It's nothing more than a bad cold with an unlimited PR budget." to "COV-what? I 'got it' but never had any symptoms! Not even a headache!" Well, for my family and I it hit hard, and we are now firmed up in our knowledge of just what a killer this virus potentially can be!
We all got "hit with the VID," as the cool cats say, between December 19-21 in our household, and the adults were down for the count for the next 10 days or so. The two boys got the "quickie version" everyone talks about...two days of fever, a day of lethargy, a day of semi-lethargy on the fourth day, and then they were fine.
Even now, a full four weeks later, things don't entirely feel quite right for my wife and I, though. Our energy levels just aren't where they use to be. We get winded easily. Our airways seem all "rickety" (mine usually do anyway during a Chinese Winter, though). The Chinese Winter Breathing Problems I always get (which I still refuse to call "allergies" and are always super bad anyway) have been particularly nasty this year. Even my wife, who NEVER has breathing problems because of the air, has been feeling it now after COVID.
And, hey, guess what? As fate would have it, yes, we turned out to be in the minority amongst our friends and colleagues, most of whom only experienced a day or two of fever and then were back up on their feet. Some even experienced nothing more than "a touch of fatigue," or even NOTHING AT ALL beyond a mere positive test, or so they claimed.
Anyway, it's over and done with now. After three years "behind the wall," the whole country got COVID at once. You know what they say - good commies do everything TOGETHER!
There's a lot more I could write - and just may, one day - about the whole COVID timeline and experience, but we'll leave it at this for the immediate moment. I'm back in action for now, on ward and upward with Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises LLC! Stay tuned next week for a guest post from Candace Sigmon of At Home Helper about effective ways to navigate a midlife crisis.
That's all for today, folks!
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