Since my family left on New Year’s Eve, I’ve been alone in this suite. From a practical standpoint, this ordeal is hugely expensive. You don’t want to know what it’s costing me. The hotel gave me a COVID rate for the room that’s less than what it would cost normally, but there’s no food included, the only things I get are bottled water, tea and coffee. I know of another family who was at a hotel and decided to move to a two-bedroom condo to quarantine, and I’d say the absolute smartest move is to stay in a hotel, because you can get room service, water, etc. I needed a prescription, so I called a pharmacy and got a two-week prescription. The hotel manager went and picked it up for me—the hotel has been amazing. Still, it’s very expensive. Now, if I had travel insurance, I could’ve utilized that, so my bad for not having it. I could also Medevac out of here, but that would cost $30,000 to $40,000.
I also can’t get my clothes washed. They’ve said, ‘We will try to do your clothes,’ but they don’t want to mix my clothes with anyone else’s, so it hasn’t happened yet. For some random reason I had two Tide travel packets, so I was able to wash some things, but at this point I’m basically rationing my clothes. (The other day, I wore a bathing suit, so I didn’t have to get any clothes dirty. I just sat around in a bathing suit and a robe that was in the room.)