If you were having coffee with me, I would greet you with Hello March… A new day, a new month, a new folder and I am feeling great….
Its early morning, the day has just begun and you can hear the sounds of the city waking up, the chirping of birds slowly being drowned out by the roar of traffic. The sound is not as loud as it ordinarily would be, but its increased somewhat from since this phase of lockdown. The president is supposed to make an address about lockdown as the two-week extension ends today.
I am guessing there is going to be a reduction in the lockdown restrictions even the COVID reports seem to be talking more about the reduced cases and deaths from COVID or maybe that would justify a continued lockdown…
If you were coffee with me I would tell you its morning and silent for this time of day, lockdown I suppose, whats conspicuolulsy absent from the morning traffic is the sound of horns as commuter taxis try to attract passengers occasionally bellowing out “Town Town Mbare Mbare Copa Cabana, Joina…” and other destinations. Getting into town is a mission, well if you don’t have the documentation to prove you have business travelling during lockdown.
I had occasion to get into into town this past week and I was hoping I could flash some old documentation and bluff my way through a COVID Police Checkpoint… Obviously I was nervous wondering if I had the bravado to pull it off fortunately I was saved by the rain as the police abandoned their roadblock and I got into town without incident.
If you were having coffee with me I would ask you to listen, “Do you hear that?” “Hear what?” you would ask and I would look at you like this… till you exclaimed “I hear nothing” and I would exclaim “Exactly” There’s a certain silence about a house when there is no electricity… the absence of the static hum of electrical appliances, you don’t notice it until the machine stops…
Electricity supply has been intermittent with frequent power outages, while they haven’t said its loadshedding as before, they say its faults caused by the rains, its been raining a lot, trees falling on power lines and recently the was a fire at a power station which took out power generation so they said. A friend shared on Twitter how their electricity cables were stolen in the middle of the night….
Apparently vandals tripped the power and pulled down the electricty cables.
I aslo had a visit from nefarious intentioned people who used the cover of darkness with the electricity blackouts to nicodemously help themselves to some of my things. Nothing major but lets just say I hope no one invites me to any formal meetings, I don’t have single shirt to wear *sigh* well at least if lockdown continues I can dress as I please, am in my PJs right now, can you tell?.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that it was my birthday about a week ago today… incase you missed wishing me a happy birthday you can do it again haha. It was heartwarming reading some of the messages, I almost felt like a bit of a celebrity check out some that saved from Twitter.
Oh and I also created an interesting post which you must absolutely read or even listen to as you read in my previous post A Bloggers Creed inspired by the Gunslinger’s Creed.
And speaking of a Bloggers; this past weekend we hosted the second of our Virtual Blogger meetups for Afrobloggers wooo hoo
…and the Afrobloggers Blogger Of The Year Shathiso The Gaborone Runner shared her guiding pillars
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that the vaccination campaign using Sinopharm is continuing and so far the numbers seem low but haven’t heard of any incidences of adverse reactions, and other countries seem to be taking it up, shall I allow myself to hope we are on our way to a normal world. Whats a normal world though? One where you can never trust anything I suppose.
One of our Vice Presidents still underfire from allegations of sexual misconduct and he issued a statement disatncing himslef from immoral unions which reads like I must say seems the VP doth protest too much, he is a victim of political machinations, right to privacy violations, hacking and voice cloning….
If you are having coffee with me I would tell you it’s a silent morning and I am wondering when the noise will find me.
Anyway whats going on in your neck of the world?