Exactly why I declared I would not travel during Covid! It’s nearly 3 p.m. and I have spent the day so far on hold. First with Aeroplan, because I haven’t received a boarding pass email from Air Canada. Waited an hour, tried another number, gave up, I’ll get it at the airport.
Then with the province of Ontario, trying to download an electronic version of my vax certificate. I have a printout but not the electronic version on my phone, and the website will not let me in. Hates me. Have tried 3 different government sites to get help. One wanted me to download Chrome which ended up being even more complicated. One told me to call border services, where I ended up somehow getting information on the legalization of marijuana.
Surely the printout should be enough. But I don’t want to be caught out in case.
My friend Patrick to the rescue. He’s coming over to see if we can download through his computer rather than mine.
Took another Covid test awhile ago, again negative. Have a sore throat, feeling fragile. Maybe I’m just stressed because this is the first international travel since spring 2019! And I don’t want to leave my chair. I love my chair. Why am I doing this to myself? Plus getting to the airport many hours early because of chaos there. Plus, as my son kindly has pointed out, I’m flying back from New York on Sept. 11.
ADVENTURE. Get away. See something else. Rip up these roots, even just for a few days.
But right now, I’m regretting that decision.
However, the great thing is – this trip is not urgent. If something happens and I can’t go, no biggie. So relax, you idiot!
Relax? What means this word?
PS It’s 3.40 and my shoulders are finally moving down from my ears. Patrick guided me through the ArriveCan app, which is convoluted and ridiculous, and we simply scanned my printout so it’s on my phone. Problem solved. The minute he left, out of the blue, I got an email from Health Ontario offering a download of my vax certificate, and it let me in instantly, after refusing for two days. I didn’t ask them to email me. The world works in mysterious ways. I now have more vax certificates than I know what to do with.
It’s a beautiful day. I’ve been on the phone all day. Time for a walk in the sun.
PPS. I know. First world problems.