Tuesday, April 07, 2020
In My World.......
The sun is shining this morning in my lil corner of the world..... and it feels so very good!!
The other day Spankedhortic answered a comment of mine and suggested it would be a good idea for us all to occasionally post an update for our countries...so that we in blog land have a first hand impression of what's going on around the world.
So that's what I am doing today -- April 7 2020 in my world.......
Besides waking to sunshine this morning we awoke to some tentative good news..
British Columbia has seen a 'flattening of the curve' for the last 5 days!! Their infection rate is below their heal rate. It's tentative and the medical people are warning that no one can let their guard down - especially with the holiday weekend looming......... but it's a tiny ray of hope that this social distancing is working.
On the negative side -- we have a large number of grocery stores in Quebec reporting workers who have tested positive... now that's a scary thought -- the people who handle our food - clean the stores and stock the shelves have received a positive test result. Apparently the stores are doing their best to notify clients. In St Lambert -- they have two Metro stores and both of them have had staff test positive..... worrisome in that it is a small town ... and I would guess a large number of folks shop in one of those stores.
The police are cracking down on folks who aren't social distancing...... someone I know of in this area moved last week -- and apparently yesterday had folks over to her new home....... someone called the police who showed up and told her to shut down the house warming.......... they told her she could be fined $1700 ...... I am glad to see the police are staying on top of social distancing......it is our only hope in my opinion.
Most of our stores are closed -- but there are some still open - like Walmart. The stores are only allowing a limited number of people into the stores at any one time... the line ups outside are marked by tape on the ground to try and keep the 2meters distancing. Apparently a fist fight broke out on Friday at our local Walmart... in the line up outside. There was another incident of a customer becoming angry at a security guard outside another Walmart (can't remember where this one was) and the customer got in their car and drove right into the security guard. He is in intensive care at a hospital. All I could think was 'REALLY???!!! What the hell is happening to people!!! '
Another note on the closed stores - what they are doing is allowing you to order online - choose a pick up time and then they have curbside pick up. Brilliant idea because as much as social distancing is necessary so is every day life... like dog food and garden supplies and yeah even purchasing a barbecue -- we always move to the country come May -- and we barbecue every night -- IF we have to stay in the city all summer I am going to miss barbecued dinners...... so we're looking at buying a small portable one for the city.
Another thing Sir Steve and I have noticed is the quietness.......... the birds seem to sing louder.... there are no airplanes in the skies over head ... hardly any cars on the roads/highways.... no ships to speak of going down the St. Lawrence... only freight trains on the rails.
AND - the world is healing........ I have read a number of articles about the ozone level and other changes ongoing -- I found THIS one very interesting.... it kind of ties in to our noticing how quiet the world has become........
And that's it for our world April 7 2020
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