[Obligatory fun-spoiler pointing out that the pandemic isn’t actually over-- I personally know more people who have gotten covid in the last two weeks-- on three different continents-- than any time before this, ugh. Plus the sixteen gazillion head-colds running around now that most people aren’t masking.]
But that said, TN is probably within my driving radius, so I’ll keep an eye on the discussion and might come down if my life is sufficiently un-crazy the weekend you pick.
A lot of those head-colds are probably COVID, too! Has anyone you know gotten seriously ill/hospitalized for COVID recently?
I had heard that the variants that are infecting people now tend to produce less-severe infections. At least in people who are fully vaxxed. So I have been starting to slack off on precautions, I’ll admit.
This meet-up sounds fun! Hoping I can squeeze it in between volunteer/work responsibilities and moving plans. We’ll see!
I can’t do this year as we are back to work on 1sept, and don’t get a break until Christmas. I can do the first two weeks in April (Easter holidays) or from 20 June onwards. But don’t make any plans around my availability- if the euro keeps plummeting against the dollar I won’t be able to afford to go anywhere!
-Prior to October 1st is out, because that’s the earliest I can get Ada vaccinated.
-November through Christmas are out due to crafting for holidays and the holidays themselves.
-January through March are out, because of possible hazardous conditions for drivers.
So that leaves the following windows…
-The first two weeks of October, 2022
-April 7-9 (Easter Weekend), 2023 - I am not religious and have no problem with this, but others might
-the following weekends in April (14-16, 21-23, or 28-30)
My preference would be May 2023. That would cover the vaccine for Ava, the holidays, weather, and then give a buffer for the Easter weekend. I am not sure about everyone else, but I don’t think my boss would like me taking more time off right after a holiday when I have had time off and work has piled up some. Also, I would want to spend Easter with my family and this would give people who are traveling farther time to save some money and plan in advance.
Ok, so I’m taking October of 2022 off the table because there doesn’t seem to be much interest there. And I’m taking July & August off because it’s so miserably hot here then, and September off because so many families will have back to school stuff happening then. So that leaves the latter half of April, May, or June of 2023. I’ve updated the first post and title to show that.