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Considering the merits of simply staying put.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Happy first day of August! I miss July. I miss June...heck I miss all the other months this year! This has been one crazy ride so far and we are still being encouraged to keep our lap belts on and hands inside the vehicle.
One continuous loop.

I feel sorry for all the folks who had grand and not-so-grand plans for the year. We've a wedding that's been postponed to next June. There's another I know of that's going through with restrictions. My kids are still going to the beach house for a week with their bubble of friends, in state, and they aren't partiers. Not with all the kids in the group. Once they go they will be off my list of people to visit.

I keep telling everyone we'll have grand parties when we are all protected. Fireworks, glitter and things we shouldn't eat to make up for all we missed. But have I really missed those things?

Our vacationing sibling-partners are inquiring if we'd like to get away to a 'cabin in the woods' in the fall just for a change of scenery as we had no trips this year. I really don't know. I've developed an apathy or enjoyment of "caving" as OKM might call it. I'm safe in my house. Not afraid, but safe if you know what I mean.

In late January I presented our travelers with two extensive road trips to 'Americana'. Factory tours, oddities and some natural vistas. BIL didn't want to fly as there was a hint in the news. Something didn't feel right and I waited to book things. Three weeks later we knew we were going nowhere.
Vacationus interruptus.

I don't feel so bad about it. I think I'm focusing more on the plights of others right now. I donated my stimulus money to charities. I'm not an activist. I don't feel healthy enough to go out and be one.

But I sure as he!! am going to exercise my right to vote in November!
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    I'm in the "cave camp" as well. Am at a place in my life that I am able to choose, and be content, with riding out the pandemic here in my safe zone. As far as voting - absolutely will be exercising that right by dragging myself in protective gear to the polling place or by mail!
    1 day ago
    I had 2 trips I really wanted to do cancelled....1 is rebooked for next spring & the other I have to rebook myself when I feel it's time & involves part of my family so some might not be able to come in the future. It's a bummer but we're all safe & doing ok....there is tomorrow. Just recently a couple family members have walked in my house so if I ever had to be checked, it would be a quick task. I'm starting to hear more about getting out & about among people to avoid mental problems but I'm not feeling issues & will continue to limit socializing. And this too shall pass but unfortunately not as quickly as we hoped....
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    1 day ago
    We don't ever have any plans but dodging the Corona Bullet would not be anything we aspired to do. We will continue to wear masks, wash our hands, and social distance, like most "repulsive" people here do, as we are not now nor ever will be the flavor of the day in our redneck community - wrong religion, wrong political party, wrong IQ range. We can read, we have all of our teeth. I'm voting too. Come heck or high water.
    2 days ago
  • GABY1948
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    2 days ago
    just think; we are not finished yet!
    2 days ago
    My husband has wanted to go to Nova Scotia ever since 'this' started. However, we cannot go across the borders between the provinces. Just recently, they opened the borders between the maritime provinces but they don't encourage people from away (like us) to visit. Of course at the beginning there were no motels or restaurants or even restrooms along the route. I am content to stay where I am. My daughter and I had planned to fly to Halifax the beginning of May to spend a week with my sister and brother. The airline canceled our flights. At first we were skeptical that they would refund our money but eventually they did.

    I don't particularly want to travel even in Ontario until things are more settled. I could handle a week at a cottage by a lake but Himself likes more action. Like you, I know I am safe where I am.

    2 days ago
    Yep! For sure with the voting! I'm in about the same place as far as activism... donated my stimulus money and if they give me more, will do so again. There are others in far graver need than I. And going to "marches" is more a young people thing.

    As for caving... the beauty of "staying home" is that my house is my "safe zone", my "known zone". I know who has been in it, and for how long. I may not know all of their other contacts (Shasta has a family, has other clients, etc. so we both mask when she comes to clean). And in one list I saw, having someone come to clean your house is only a "3" level of risk, compared to a "6" of going to get your hair cut!

    Plus, should anything not so great befall, it makes for easier contact tracing!

    Choosing one's risks. Being grateful, not grudging about those choices. Glad that I *have* choices!

    Hang in there! emoticon emoticon

    2 days ago
    We missed out on trips to see our out-of-state kids. Bummer.

    We had planned to drive as much of Route 66 coming back home from St Louis. Oh, well. It will still be there next year.
    2 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    I’m just excited to have made it through this work week.
    More people on site next week.
    Here we go. Whee.
    2 days ago
    OH I"m in your camp for sure. Taht virus is not worth the price to pay right now. Well, ever! But just sayin'. I'm missing people, but . . . . that will come.
    2 days ago
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