Covid Came Knocking

My self-test on April 24th, 2023

On the evening of April 17, 2023, I started to feel really tired and cold. That evening my body went through periods of chills, and the next morning I woke up with a stiff body and painful joints. It took a lot of energy to check the phone and reschedule my appointments.

By Thursday, the fever is gone and coughing is under control, but the body felt week. Small exertions created a spell of dizziness. There were also random periods of cold sweats during the day. Thursday was also the day when I last took anything for the “flu”.

Others in the family started showing symptoms on Wednesday and Thursday. My wife tested herself for Covid over the weekend and showed positive. I tested myself yesterday (1 week after first sign of symptoms), and also showed positive. My sons did the same self-test with the same positive results.

After three years of avoiding Covid, our family finally caught it, inescapable. I am glad that the symptoms, in my opinion, are certainly more mild than some past flus that I have experienced. Hopefully we will all be back up and running soon.

Subsequent Tests:


Still positive 9 days from first symptoms. However at 11 days (April 28), I tested negative!

Tesla Order Update

It looks like Transport Canada has updated their eligible vehicles for their Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles Program.

From Transport Canada

From above, it is clear that the Model Y Long Range AWD is now eligible! This is great news. I will be able to save $5000 from the purchase price.

When I checked my Tesla account, I can see that my order has been updated.

That is of course excellent news. However there is a downside. The delivery date is now pushed out to be between late July and early September, so fingers crossed that we’ll be getting it sooner rather than later.

Above estimate as of April 25th, 2023

Update May 1, 2023:

Above estimate as of May 1st, 2023

Update May 6, 2023:

Received an email update indicating “Final Payment is now ready”. Went to the Tesla site and into my account and received the bank wire info. We will call the bank on Monday to arrange the transfer.

Above is displayed as of May 6th, 2023

Update May 14, 2023:

I received a text message this morning:

I chose the 20th, and we are temporarily booked for 11:30am for delivery. I have not received a VIN number as of yet. Hope to get this soon, as I will need it for augmenting our auto insurance.