FOTD Mar 16, 2020

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For Cee’s FOTD

9 thoughts on “FOTD Mar 16, 2020

      1. slmret

        Today is day #1 — and it was rainy most of the day. I didn’t get out except to walk 100 feet to the mailbox and back! I hope to be able to get to the beach or the harbor with the car and camera, but not going indoors anywhere — don’t know if that will be allowed! Restaurants in CA may sell for takeout only — they’ve moved/removed all the tables and chairs to discourage dine-in (even at Starbucks!). I’m not a drinker, so haven’t paid much attention to bars — I think they also have time restrictions at least (and in NY they are also restricted to takeout only!). Grocery stores and pharmacies are about all that’s open for the next 2 weeks. I think I have enough food for 2 weeks, but will try out Von’s delivery service if I need to go shopping — and I have a neighbor who actually checked up on me — and brought me some Clorox wipes! It’s almost like a ghost town — not something I ever expected to see!!

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Just can’t hit “Like” on this, Janet. WP needs to give us other alternatives. Do you have other friends there to see or are you completely isolated? I guess we were preparing ourselves for this when we started blogging? I have to go back into town tomorrow to get my books from a coffee shop that is closing. They were for sale in their book shop. I always wondered what the end of the world would be like. Do you think we are going to see it? xo

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          1. slmret

            I’m pretty much completely isolated. Being over 60, I am being encouraged to be in almost complete isolation — the word quarantine has not been used for the high-risk group except those who have been exposed, but those in the high risk groups (elderly, chronic illness, treated for cancer, etc.) are being encouraged to stay at home, go out only if necessary (eg. for urgent doctor appointments), and stay away from other people. I have had a number of calls today from people expressing concern for my well-being, and a couple to cancel appointments — lots of offers to help, too, though it’s too early to need help until I start to run out of food, etc., and I expect the help will be on the order of bringing a bag of groceries to the front door. I’m trying to be positive and get done some of the picking up and cleaning out that I need to do, and to do some reading that I don’t normally do (it’s helped that today was a gray day, and it looks like it will rain tomorrow! I don’t think this will be the end of the world, but I expect it will last for several months, and won’t be exactly pleasant!. And if Trump is ousted in the election, it may be the catalyst for considerable and speedy recovery!

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              I agree. Nature has its way of taking care of things..and perhaps people who do not heed its warnings. Just a shame that he has to take so many people with him.

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          2. slmret

            I’d like to think some of the fear is simply hype, but I think the confusion provided by the Pres has created far more fear than was needed — had he paid attention to the warnings as early as early November, everybody could have been much more prepared for what is to come. “Social distancing” is the new by-word — staying 6 feet away from the next person! That might help, but it makes social interaction a bit difficult! As an aside, I expect the market to be downward and volatile until the incidence of coronavirus starts downward — they to cliimb back, but more slowly than it fell.

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