What Day is it Anyway – Coping with Covid-19 -1

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Linking to Linda G Hill’s “What Day is it Anyway?” where we’re bonding over a pandemic. 😉 

From Linda: “Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.”

Coping with COVID-19 — day 1 — March 20, 2020

Things have been getting odder by the day. Schools are closed, churches have suspended services, medical appointments are being rerouted to “tele appointments” the grocery curb-side pickup has been suspended; in general everybody’s laying low. So are we.

Yesterday started out well, we had a scheduled appointment at the endodontist (root canal specialist) to have Superhubs root canal rework finalized. We were the first appointment of the day nobody else there but staff. The next appointment arrived, signaled through the door and then waited in her car until we left. That’s how the isolation level is here right now. As soon as we left, the staff wiped down the counters, chairs, and presumably everything in the back before they let the next patient in the doors. I really appreciate their efforts.

We stopped at our health food coop for a few remaining supplies. More customers than normal but still there were only 6 people and 1 register worker that I saw. Easy enough to maintain six foot personal space. I about had a panic attack at the cost of a few items but we were determined not to make any additional stops. The tension in the air anywhere people gather is nearly palpable right now.

Superhubs and I are both in very high risk groups for COVID-19 (over 60, autoimmune diseases, chronic lung diseases, diabetes, you name it). With concerns running very high right now, we’ve decided to take our medical team’s advice and just stay home. We’re on a 14-day self-quarantine.

Our office here at the Ranch has closed it’s doors. Mail and package pickup is being accomplished by simply leaving packages outside the office doors and picking up. No human contact actually involved. We have several packages being shipped in the next several days so we’ll see how it goes.

How are you coping?

Reach Out — The Four Tops

Til next time ~Peace and blessings ~JPP

7 thoughts on “What Day is it Anyway – Coping with Covid-19 -1

  1. Hey there. I guess we have all had our wanderings curtailed for the foreseeable future. How are we coping up here? Well, we have three 1000 piece puzzles, the first of which has started. I have books and food in the fridge and a dog to look after. His family and I are staying apart physically because we think it prudent, since they have 2 very young children and not a lot of space. So we get the company of the dog and they have one less being to look after as we all hunker down.

    This is a time of reflection and giving back, all in our own way and in good time. Not easy. Not without all kinds of anxiety. But we certainly are not alone and we appreciate the organization of our Canadian government, which is a feature of society here that I used to feel ambivalent about. I remember going to public facilities here, like libraries and community centers and seeing lists of rules for proper conduct in public spaces.

    I was not born here and it seemed a bit over the top. Not any more! And by the way, we are so grateful that your President and our PM were able to reach a deal quickly that ensures the continued free flow of trade between our countries, even while shutting down the flow of non-essential human traffic. Now, only returning citizens and people in exceptional circumstances will pass and, even then, they must agree to self-quarantine. So be it.

    Still, 14 days is a rather long time. So it helps to keep in touch with loved ones and near and distant friends too. Like you! Thanks for asking the question. I remember your writings about visiting New Zealand. I lived there too, though was not born there. Beautiful country is it not? But now I am rambling. I would love to hear from you and maybe you might want to read some of my latest posts. I find writing helps a lot. Sometimes, as in the movie American Beauty, I feel my heart is going to burst with love (though not necessary watching a plastic bag tossed in the wind). Nothing can seem to stop that from happening. Call me crazy. All the best my friend. Keep in touch when you can.

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    1. Like you, we’ve started a puzzle, but only have the one to do. I can make cards though, provided I can work OVER it as I only have the one table! I can bake, or play the piano, blog, write poetry or even letters to elderly friends who are not on the internet, plus we have a dartboard up in the hall (I’m currently 5 games up in a mini tournament). We have a dog and her walks have been lessened, but she still has at least three a day (usually 6 or more). We are avoiding people apart from a cheery wave from a distance, shopping only when we have to for the basics like milk, bread, eggs and fresh produce but avoiding supermarkets anyway. Keep safe.

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