125 Search Results for:

Update Day #10

So here we are, on Day 10 of staying at home, and self isolating (eh, with my partner — who is now working from home for the foreseeable future), and we’ve done all the following:

  • Cleaned the entire apartment
  • Washed and dried five (5) loads of laundry
  • Cleaned out 3 draws of old clothes for charity
  • Inventoried the larder
  • Stripped and changed the bedding
  • Partner cleaned the stove
  • Watered all the plants

No wonder I feel exhausted already, I’ve done nearly 5k steps and it’s only 2:30. But hey, my homemade latte tastes great. Thanks Nespresso, I love our machine and our milk foamer. Who needs Tim Hortons or Starbucks, we have our own coffee corner. But will have to maybe ration our pods for a while, as we heard on the Midday Bulletin from the provincial government that all Malls are close as of midnight, tonight. As some people were not respecting the stay at home unless necessary.

Supermarkets and pharmacies are still open for business, but they’re starting to set hours for different age groups, so that the elderly and those most vulnerable can get food!

That said, most people, a good 90% are following what’s been asked of us, and because of that, our numbers, in province, are still low, at this stage, compared to else where across the planet. However, the government is warning that we could see a spike in numbers now most people from abroad are coming home. I say give it 7 to 14 days from the last person getting back, and we’ll see certain spikes.

I just hope we’re all doing enough, in the meantime, to help flatten that curve and keep our emergency workers, doctors and nurses, all safe as well.

We can hope that the good weather that’s arrived doesn’t make people restless or worse, stupid.

Stay safe out there, people. And please, stay home where at all possible.

Update Day #9

We’re going outside! We’re going outside!

We’re going … okay, you get it. After being cooped up inside the apartment for the last nine days, I’m going a little stir crazy. And despite trying to keep to a routine, the weather has changed to mild and sunny, and I want out. I need to get out. I need to be outside, in the sunshine, even if it is only for several minutes.

My partner has being going to work all this time, they had no choice, considered essential at where they work—the health Ministry—but yesterday, stayed home on work-from-home for the foreseeable future, and though at home, we couldn’t go out. They had several conferences calls, and a ton of work still to get through …

But today? Today is the weekend, today is a sunny, blustery spring day, and my partner promised us a walk out. Even if it is only around the small park at the back of our apartment complex, or at the very least, a couple of rounds around the block and back.

Which makes me stop and think, even now. That even though I am desperate to get out there, I am fully aware of the dangers, like most people paying attention right now, that we have to be sensible and keep our distance from others out walking, especially with pets. Gone are the days of meet and greet, and patting the dog.

Will we always have to be this mindful? I’m thinking of a woman arrested yesterday after being tested positive for COVID-19 who then wilfully decided it was okay to go out and put other at risk. Someone called the police, putting them, and others at risk. Why?

Please people, don’t be selfish, don’t be foolish, be cautious and think of others, as we all step out into the sunshine, and get a breath of fresh air and normalcy.

Stay safe out there, people.

Update #5

By the Numbers:

  • 42,000 tested
  • 8 deaths
  • 598 confirmed cases
  • US/Canadian Border closed
  • Money available: $93 billion

The PM is live on TV at the moment, and has announced several new measures, most of them aimed at helping people who will suddenly find themselves out of work. They are going to use infrastructure that’s already in place, as in Employment Insurance payouts, and Child Care benefits. Also, self employed will get help. They’ve earmarked $55 billion in a safety net, plus $25 billion to be used straight away.

All I can say is thank god we have a Liberal Government, and Trudeau leading the country during this crisis.

On a more personal note, my partner is in the thick of it at work, heading a Task Force strategising a health response and policy (respecting law) in helping all Quebeckers. There will be a lot of new measures coming into effect both today, and this week.

So happy at the thoughtful responses from both the local and federal governments. And the continued support of my partner, during this trying time.

Stay safe out there!