Cabin Fever?

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Wanderlost
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:39 pm

Anyone got cabin fever yet?

I do not, but we have over five acres to wander around on, and no full-time neighbors within sight. We can sit on the deck and enjoy the fresh air and spring weather, and the quiet afforded us. Not too many folks "vacationing" here, since the governor highly recommended people not come to their vacation homes, because these little areas do not have the medical infrastructure to deal with them bringing their virus-laden butts out here.

No riding, of course, since finding fuel is a bit of an issue, what with the city folks running up here and trying to hoard that, too. WLToo went over to Ace Hardware and got the last six 2x4s, so he could finish a ramp for Mom. Another guy walked out with the last panel of drywall. Ace employees said there was a run on all kinds of building materials. Maybe for the stay-at-home DIYers?

I wonder what they'll hoard next -- maybe ink cartridges for their printers? Tee shirts? Black pepper? Sheesh.

Y'all be safe out there.
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 pm

5 acres here too - but the neighbours are all home. Today we brought the 4 year old grandson home. They thought he needed to drive us crazy since it was calm and peaceful and quiet over here. It isn't anymore! :? :lol: It's a party now. :dance2:
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 pm

Not much of a change. Work from home even though it's VERY slow. Go out about every day to the store and back, so no "fever" yet....either way.. :wink:
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:17 pm

Doing yard work here in between rains. Go to the store once in a while to check the TP aisle. Spending more time at home since "social distancing" is in effect. Life just slowed down a little. Get out on the bike when I can. :ride:
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:15 pm

Been cleaning and organizing cupboards and closets..Amazing how stuff grows in these places,lol..I had some clothes I haven`t worn in years,hanging onto then just in case they fit again..Ya that isn`t happening anytime soon :roll: :roll: :D :D :D

Ken has been puttering around in the garage..Putting up some shelves and starting the bike every once in awhile.

Can`t :ride: just yet..Still lots of sand and salt on the road ..
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:57 pm

Lizzy, I gave away clothes that were too small. Five years later I could wear them again. But I do not regret cleaning out my closet.

In fact, I'm doing it again. Jeans are way too big, so they're leaving, as soon as the local thrift store starts taking donations again.

Meanwhile, our local community is making masks and bonnets for the medical folks. Can't go anywhere, but "Have fabric, Will Sew" can help them and clean out my fabric stash. We make them, the ladies with UV lights take them and sterilize them, then carry them to the various medical facilities, nursing homes, rehab facilities, etc. that need them.
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:05 am

That is awesome Wanderlost what your community is doing.It is wonderful to see how people are pulling together and helping with this pandemic.
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:48 pm

Bars, restaurants, no gatherings of more than 10 people has been extended to May 1 in MN. Hope all the snowbirds coming back north self quarantine for 14 days...nobody in media, governor has mentioned that yet.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:40 pm

The snowbirds coming back to Canada seem to think that the self isolation does not apply to them..How stupid can people be ...
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:25 pm

I went to Costco in the big city this morning. The seniors got in early. As I went inside, an employee stood by pallets of toilet paper. He didn't offer it so much as just load it on my cart, so I took it, even though it wasn't on my shopping list. If someone near me needs it, we'll share.

The seniors were all polite and kept our distance. But as soon as the "not seniors" came into the store, they were "get outta my way or I'll run you down" aggressive, not keeping a distance, and being pains in the butt. They were outraged to find out certain items had customer limits, and those were programmed into the system so they could not bull their way through. I'm glad I checked out before they had to stand in the six-feet behind each other line that was being supervised...

Sheesh.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:23 pm

Lizzybear wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:40 pm
The snowbirds coming back to Canada seem to think that the self isolation does not apply to them..How stupid can people be ...
Just remember...those same people wonder why dogs are so hard to train, yet can't understand sit/stay themselves.
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Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:28 pm

Had to get an early morning blood test. The lab is inside a Walmart about 15 miles away. So when I finished, I decided to see what I could find. Being so early in the morning, not too many folks were in the store; we could all keep our distance.

I found most of what I wanted. A lot of items were one to a customer, which was fine with me. Found my usual exfoliating facial cloths in a two-pack. As I headed to the grocery side, a guy saw them and excitedly wanted to know where they were. I told him and he rushed away happily. Got the very last bag of all-purpose flour -- all that was left on those shelves were a few self-rising flour bags and some nut flours. No butter, oddly enough.

Finished there and wheeled out to the pickup in a pouring rain. Saw a wallet on the asphalt, so I loaded the truck and took the wallet to Customer Service. Hope the owner finds it all intact.

WLToo sent a text just as I pulled into the village 3.2 miles from us, saying we needed Bisquick. OK, stopped in the grocery there and they had it!!! They also had eggs, milks of various kinds, but still no distilled water. I think Mom's CPAP can use regular water in a pinch. Another place where butter was limited. Hmmm, guess that's the next panic buy...

While there, a guy was wandering around, marveling at how quiet and well-stocked this little store in the country was. He'd not been there before and needed eggs, so I pointed him to the egg display and made him very happy.

Sun's out now and it's steamy outside. I think I got home safely, without being contaminated.
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34 pm

We are off to the City on Tuesday morning..Costco had a seniors only shopping every Tuesday and Thursday..It is from 8-9 a.m. Gives us a chance to find things before the younger people take over..Have a list made and it will be interesting to see what they put limits on...

Then home and stay until we have to go again in a month or so..I don`t think the ban for self isolation will be lifted anytime soon..At least not up here in Canada..

Be safe everyone...
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:06 pm

Between :ride: and yard work, I been busy. Can't imagine being quarantined in an apartment. :m22:
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Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:17 am

No cabin fever here. Old enough to retire, just not smart enough. :lol: I'm in the transportation/food industry deemed essential.
Work, work, work. :shock:
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Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:45 am

Foggy and rainy today. Felt great to just settle into my recliner and read books.
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Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:08 pm

Overcast here and waiting on the rain. I need a break from the yard work.
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:10 pm

We got to the City and did shopping..We went to Costco and I have to say that it was very orderly and the staff were great..Only so many allowed in at a time,but the lines were moving quickly..We found most of what we needed and should be good for a couple of months..

Then off to Wal-Mart..Now that was another story..People walking around with their kids running willy nilly..No organization what so ever..

The longer people don`t social distance and self isolate,the longer this is going to be with us..

I hope that those who post and those who just come to read are all okay.It is a scary time for sure,one I never thought I would see in my lifetime..Be healthy everyone .
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:03 am

Well, I did my social distancing today. I stayed home and did mostly nothing. Now I'm tired.
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:38 am

It was nice and misty this morning. We headed to the big city for our cardiologist appointments. That went fine. Then we came home in pouring buckets of wet. I had my pickup under control; can't say the same about all those fools in a big honking hurry. Managed to avoid them as they hydroplaned around the road, and got home fine.

Forecast is for more of the same the next few days, so we'll just hunker down and avoid the idjits.
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:07 pm

As of 6 PM today, we are to "shelter in place" and the lock down begins. We are supposed to stay home until the evening of the 13th, preferably inside the house. That ain't gonna happen. I have 1 and 3/4 acres, mostly woods that I can ramble around in.
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:40 pm

We are in shut down as well..We can go for groceries,pharmacy and we can get gas..However even tho gas is cheap,we have no place to go :lol: We have a very big yard and on nice days we are outside a lot..We also have a garage with heat in it so we are there sometimes.. We are in ours until further notice ..We just have to make the best of the situation :D
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:54 pm

I think the hardest part of this is not knowing when it will end - weeks, months or longer!
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:01 pm

ShoweminMD wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:54 pm
I think the hardest part of this is not knowing when it will end - weeks, months or longer!
I agree,it is the not knowing and I do think we are in for a long haul of it..I am glad we cancelled the trip to Sturgis..I know they won`t cancel the rally but at my age I prefer to be safe and not sorry.
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:00 pm

It's wet. Seriously wet. As in flash flood watch wet, and flash flood warnings upriver. Just what the county needs, possible flooding to go on top of the virus.

Won't affect us, but all those city folk who bought in the flood prone areas just might find their vacation homes gone...
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:59 am

Beautiful day today. Got in a nice ride this afternoon, and had a hot dog and marsh mellow night out by the fire. Had a couple of adult beverages and am now in our "shelter in place" phase.
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:21 pm

So today`s big adventure will be a stroll around the yard..Possibly a fire in the afternoon..

Weather hasn`t been the greatest but it is on the upswing now,at least I hope so.

I have done more cooking in the last few weeks than I have in a long time..My arse looks like it to :lol: :lol:

Hope you that still post in here are managing to put your time in..

Be safe everyone :D
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:26 pm

All kinds of yard work. Splitting firewood, burning trash wood, raking leaves, weed eating, mowing, planting flowers, getting the garden ready for planting, and other chores. I got plenty to do.
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:21 pm

Now that Mom's living with us, we're doing a lot more laundry, and getting in quite a few more steps, going back and forth between the Fifth Wheel, where she technically lives, and the house, where she spends most of her awake time. At least her walking is getting steadier.

Planted row 3 of our garden, and we might actually have a large enough harvest to can/freeze some of it. Looking forward to some fresh produce hot off the vine/bush/out of the dirt.

Not even slightly bothered by all this social distancing, but I am an introvert. WLToo says I'd be a great hermit...
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:39 pm

I am looking forward to getting our garden started..Of course living in the great white North,will be another month before we can,but it is something to look forward to..

Like you WL,I am not bothered by social distancing..I think all my years of working with the public made me quite content to stay home once I retired.I can always find things to do..
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