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#1 OFFLINE   Tom59

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 10:39 AM

I have just started a 12 week period of self isolation. The Tiggy is going to end up cleaner than a clean thing!


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:27 AM

All the best over your 12-week self isolation Tom. Short-term pain for long-term gain! ;)

Unprecedented times indeed.

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:16 PM

I think that life and how we live it will change for the better in the future. This is definitely a leveller!


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:16 PM

I wondered how long it would take for this topic to get posted. We ask that everyone be respectful (like we always are here) to one another in these very trying times. Any posts that criticize, mock, or downplay the severity of the pandemic will be swiftly deleted and the poster banned. While we all have our opinions of how to live our lives, we don’t want this to become a circus like what we see in the media. Some positive thoughts and stories of kindness always help.

Off to have breakfast and then I will post something about how we are doing here in Canada

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:52 PM

Here is one tracking site covering Covid-19 around the world with live updates.

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:22 PM

Normally, we look after grandchildren two days a week, but this pandemic has prompted us to reassess the situation. Until it is safe to do so, we are keeping away from family. It is totally heartbreaking, but we all have to be responsible.



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:46 PM

our shop, for the time being remains open. It's only my sons and I and our respective immediate families are all taking the proper precautions to social distance and sanitize. We keep all touch points with customers to a minimum and sanitize all surfaces a customer touches once they leave. No friendly visits or waiting allowed. All deliveries are handled the same. Cars being the dirty cesspools they are get wiped down with Cavicide wipes. Look them up if you are curious. These are DNA  altering medical grade wipes that are to only be used with gloves. And on that note, nitirile glove are getting hard to come by. My son in-law and daughter own a tattoo shop on the west coast and they have shut the doors for now. Needless to say having your income cut off is stressful, but they are doing fine for now. 

 

All the restaurants in Ontario have been ordered to shut, with the exception of takeout/delivery, so in the interest of looking out for my fellow small business owners, we are trying to do takeout from these smaller places as much as we can afford. 

 

Ottawa and surrounding, with the exception of the grocery stores looks like a ghost town in the midst of a zombie apocalypse and that's fine by me. The number of new cases is still climbing, but the curve is linear, not exponential which is amazing. 

 

Stay safe, stay well,

 

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 08:26 PM

A quick NZ report. Measures have ramped up hugely here in the past week with borders largely closed to non-Kiwis etc. Case numbers are increasing and it appears we finally have our first without direct links to overseas travel. Life in our little town of about 5,000 people hadn’t really been effected much so far with the only noticeable thing being some minor shortages at the (only) supermarket. We are retired and I am asthmatic so being as careful as we reasonably can. Fortunately it’s early autumn here so walks in our beautiful countryside are still “on” to keep us sane. We’ve stocked up on library books as we suspect that may close in future and will be getting this winters Flu jab soon, really little we can do but keep ourselves as safe as possible. Let’s all hope this is dealt with sooner rather than later and the damage limited. Have to say my hopes are the same as Tom59 that the world may come out of this a better place in some ways.

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 10:55 PM

My wife and I in mid to late 60's are both fit and well, and living in a small rural community. Which is a benefit as our entire county has only 8 cases, unlike major centres like London Birmingham or even Cardiff. Trying to keep sane amid everything closing down around us. 

 

We were however taking a trip late April to Canada, riding on the Rockies train and driving back to Vancouver. It been getting more and more unlikely it would go ahead, initially a 30 day suspension of flights, but now with the train suspending all April bookings its a certainty. Just waiting for the travel agent to catch up and sort refund/credits. We're disappointed but relieved the tour operators didn't try to insist we still flew out, as was a possibility just a week ago. Looks like it'll be next year now.


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:36 PM

Hi tricky, after NZTIGUAN's visit with us back in June 2016, they went out west and took a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Prior to them heading west we went to the Old Quebec area in Quebec City and Niagara Falls, Ontario.

It was a great time with our Kiwi friends. :)

NZ will be able to provide some personal experiences on the train excursion.

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 12:22 AM

Sorry to hear you’re missing that trip Tricky. We had a fabulous trip over there doing the bus trip up through the glacier area and then the train through to Vancouver before spending time there and on
Vancouver Island. Flew direct back to Auckland from Vancouver on a 15 hour flight. We found the bus trip was the highlight (unexpected really, we expected the train to be) but the whole experience was a once in a lifetime trip. Now trying to persuade OD to come here so we can show him the delights of NZ. If you’d like to hear any more re bus v train etc feel free to pm me and I’ll be happy to help. Hopefully it won’t be too long before you’re off on your trip.
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Posted 22 March 2020 - 04:55 AM

<We’ve stocked up on library books as>

 

Apologies if it seems paranoid, Derek, but as avid library readers, we were reminded by a friend how and where people read their borrowed books. So, 60 seconds in the microwave at full power brought ours up to sterilisation temp.

 

As 70 yr olds, we are adopting 'better safe than sorry' on as many aspects as possible - luckily we are pretty isolated anyway, and have maintained the good store cupboard we had while sailing, so it may be a Winter on hogget and spuds with rice pudding as dessert! Highly recommend a large bag of onions - they keep forever, and are full of vitamin C apart from their culinary uses.

 

It is not going to be easy to change most of our habits but good luck to everyone.


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:00 AM

Thanks Mike appreciate the tip !!
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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:01 AM

No danger of catching anything from kindle books  :razz:


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:10 AM

True tricky but I honestly can’t stand them, nothing like having a real book in your hand. I’ve had a kindle for years but I probably only ever read one or two books on it before giving up !! Still, if the library closes I might have to drag it out again.
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Posted 22 March 2020 - 01:55 PM

Well looks like me and SWMBO have come down with the dreaded virus, the Mrs has had it a bit longer than me 5 and 8 days. Got to be honest it’s probably the worst illness I’ve ever had without being hospitalized and hopefully it won’t come to that. Over hear you don’t get tested unless your admitted to hospital so we is just hunkered down waiting for it to pass over. By the way I’m texting this message wearing my face mask rubber gloves and full hazmat suit don’t want to be accused of not practicing safe text.

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 02:42 PM

We all hope for a speedy recovery to you and the Mrs.

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 03:23 PM

Sorry to hear this Mick about you and SWMBO. We wish you both a speedy recovery.

Happy to hear you are practicing safe sex...oops meant text. :blush:

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 04:55 PM

Sorry to hear that Mick, hope both of you get better soon.

 

Something to make you smile, I hear its now acceptable to go into a bank with gloves and a mask on.... 


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