The fourth week at home just began. Preparing breakfast around lunchtime. Coffee, toast, scrambled eggs, cheese and the news on television. Sounds fine so far, doesn’t it? Despite the news, that was great as usual.
Nothing has been officially declared by our government yet. Mutti Merkel will meet her governors in order to discussing further Corona measures on Wednesday. The day after she will present the outcome to the public.
If you look at the developements over the last couple of weeks, it is very likely that the current measures will be extended. Some might even be tightened. From my perspective both is very reasonable. The goal remains that no one has to be alone at Christmas. This is what Angela Merkel has been trying to achieve ever since the Corona situation got worse at the end of summer. A very honourable move. Especially because you can truly believe that this certain wish is spoken from her heart.
My opinion. My feelings!
As a result I will have a lot more free time on my hands again. Could be the best time in the world. On other days it feels dark. Very dark. Dangerously dark.
At least Valentin and I are still getting some money. Even if we are not allowed to work, as restaurants are closed. With the help of the government our employers keep being able to pay us.
This is called short-time allowance. Every employer can apply for this kind of financial support if certain conditions are given. All employees get 60 % of their average wage at first. After four months the percentage raises to 70 % and after seven months to 80 %. If you have a child it is: 67 %, 77 % and 87 %.
I won’t talk about the lost amount of tips given by guests at this point.
I can say, whether the government decides to stick to their politics (or even to tighten specific rules), or not: I trust them and I feel safe. Even if tough times lie ahead of me. Financially and, even more so, mentally. As long as nobody is forced to spend the holidays in loneliness because of Corona I am ready to face winter.
How do you feel? And how do you feel about your government dealing with this historic time? Please tell us and share your experiences. If you like. 🙂
See you next Monday.
Stay home. Stay safe. Take care.