Jess Baxter knows hardship. But nothing could prepare her for this.
In the eastern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, Jess, 36, and her husband Dan Baxter, 39, were waking up on the Friday morning of May 1.
They were preparing to go to her mum’s place for the weekend, leaving their own four walls for the first time in a month thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I really don't want to go; I don't feel well," Jess remembers Dan telling her.
"I just thought he didn’t want to go," Jess laughs, speaking to Mamamia.
Dan "begrudgingly" got out of bed and told his wife he would prepare her poached eggs whilst she had a shower to get ready to leave.