We hope you all are safe at home and staying home as much as you can. Today is the start of week 4 of self isolation for us. We are hearing rumours this is our life for at least 3 months. If it keeps people safe and healthy, it seems like a small price to pay. (Lady selfishly wants it to go on until September so she gets the summer at the lake. We have a private beach that only the neighbours use so we could easily socially distance).
|Nothing to see here|
Given that every region of the world is doing something a little bit different, we thought we would share what is happening in our 'hood. We are mandated to stay home unless we are out for essentials. Man continues to work from home. Tomorrow, Lady will be able to apply for social assistance as she is technically unemployed (ethically she can't abandon clients so she has some unpaid contact with them weekly).
|I am not killing bunny for something to do|
In our province, Quebec, the boarders are now closed (except for essential travel) and there are checkpoints on all the roads. We were talking to a neighbour, who is essential construction (making cement sand for a new hospital that is being built) and he said they have to travel with papers, to show the police why they are out. What this means for us, is we can't cross the bridge into Ottawa to go and visit any of our friends and family on that side of the river. Lady couldn't go to the centre she works with in Ottawa (they are closed at this time anyway). Given we weren't planning to cross the river, it doesn't effect us at this time. There are big fines for being out for no reason and for not distancing. All the parks and playgrounds are closed because people couldn't follow the rules.
|What, we are watching another Marvel movie?|
They continue to tighten the rules on what is an essential business and more places are closing. Starting yesterday, almost everything is closed on Sundays again (like when Lady was a child) to give those working time off. When Man has to go out for supplies he will take some time off of work and go on a work day. It will be less busy, as many people around here work for the government and are trying to work from home, so it will be safer.
|Wake me when it is over.|
Lady says she is amazed how busy she is in this new life. In fact, she isn't getting everything done she wants to in a day! Maybe if she spent less time napping. . . . . scrap that, we like our afternoon bed nap.
Phod has settled to having the people home all the time. The first 2 weeks he was very stressed, but he has now accepted this new routine. We both like getting 2 walks a day.
|We get a lot of alerts like this on our phone|
Because we live in the country, there is little danger of running into people. Besides the neighbours (who we have spoken to from a very far distance), we have only had to practice social distancing 2 times. Once for a guy getting his mail. We just stood back (more than 10 feet) until he got into his car. Once for a cyclist who was struggling her way up a hill. We walked on the other side of the road.
So all that to say, we are good. The curve doesn't seem to be flattening yet, but we are doing our part. We are doing well and everyone but the Man wonders how we will ever go back to leaving the house again!
We hope all of you are doing your part too and staying safe and healthy.
Lee and Phod