Fortunately, my post-vaccination sojourn in bed was as short-lived as my research on my RealSam devices had said it would be.
Feeling as rotten as I did for a couple of days afterwards, I was really glad that all the information I needed was just a simple voice command away. And with both Pocket and my RealSam Google Home speaker by my bed, that I had a wealth of radio stations, newspapers, magazines, books and podcasts to keep me entertained while I recuperated. I couldn’t help thinking that if this was a mild dose of Covid-19, then I was glad to be protecting myself against its full force.
But as I began to feel better, it was also good to have some time to reflect. A year ago, had I been laid up in bed for a couple of days, I would have had the radio for company. However, because it sits on a chest of drawers on the other side of the room and doesn’t have a remote control, I would have been stuck with a single station, unless I felt up to getting out of bed to change channel, or switch it off.