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Covid-19 Preps: What Are YOU Doing To Get Through This National Crisis?

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Grocery stores are over run with people panic buying and hoarding things like toilet paper. State by state, governments are shutting down places people tend to gather such as bars, casinos, restaurants, libraries, etc. Schools are closing across the nation. 

How are you handling this? What, if any, preparations are you making to get through this unprecedented time?

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Linda Roorda    75

Simply washing hands with soap and water, often. As a behind-the-scenes necessary medical transcriptionist, not a straight typist anymore, cannot work from home, expected on site unless sick, of course. Am exempt from manning tables at main hospital entrances to screen/question employees and visitors because of my lung issues and husband's higher susceptibility with lung/heart issues. Have always kept a small surplus of TP and tissues, so added a pkg of each before the hoarding began, but cannot find hand sanitizer locally; will try to find ingredients to make it. Am staying home from big events, like last Saturday's historical society talk I really wanted to hear. Church this past Sunday had smaller amount of parishioners; pastor considering closing regular church for next few weeks; if church remains open, I will not be there to help lead the singing; pastor also considering putting his sermon on FB or email. Will go out to medical appts for both of us, and have to get some supplies at WalMart tomorrow, but otherwise will only shop in Spencer, and stay home. Hoping prescriptions can be filled at beginning of April. Don't normally eat out so that's not an issue. And have had a serious conversation that if he gets COVID-19, I may lose him. Our kids are aware. We are not going to panic, will take all precautions possible, but face reality knowing whatever happens, we are in God's hands.

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Ann    365

Hubby and I also don’t eat out much so not a problem.  Will stick close to home and only necessary trips like to pharmacy will be made.  Luckily half our prescriptions are filled three months at a time so only a couple require monthly refills.  Lots of soap and hand washing.  My youngest grandson now sings the birthday song while washing his hands lol.

I am dealing with a cough, headache and very minor sore throat that comes and goes, not sure if it’s anything so no hugs just in case.   Hubby and I have had “that talk” in the past but we need to talk again.  I have always taken care of Hubby’s medications so the other day wrote down his morning and evening medication routine for him.

Praying and working on my new hobby helps keep me centered.

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Chelsea    12

I work in a grocery store, so that puts me right in the thick of all the panic buying and hoarding. We had to call the cops on Friday to protect our truck driver as people were attempting to steal toilet paper right off of it. I'm not high-risk of getting it or having serious problems if I do get it, so I shouldn't worry about it too much. I've definitely been practicing lots of extra handwashing and other proper preventative measures, of course. I do my schooling online, so I don't have to worry about that at least. When we do eat out, it's pretty much always to-go, so we'll just stick with that or eating at home of course. We've got our prescriptions good for now, and Mom and Dad should be just fine too. We also have a stocked pantry, freezer, and fridge, and I can always pick up little things at work when we have them. Just going to take it day by day and wait for things to blow over.

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Chris    1,310

We've always kept an extra amount of necessary things on hand in case of severe weather, long term power loss, etc. so really we didn't do too much different other than maybe bulk up on a few things. And even that was just to avoid the madness that's going on in the local stores. We'd be fine for a few weeks needs be. 

Like Chelsea said, it's one of those things you take day by day for now. It's kinda hard to plan long term because we're not really at that complete long term, SHTF tipping point that has one wondering how many meals the family cat would make. But any given hour the government could come on TV and say, "Okay folks, you HAVE to stay home."

I should probably get a couple more bottles of wine or beer in case that happens. :D

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Chris    1,310

My car hasn’t left the driveway since Thursday morning. Normally I’d have taken at least one road trip by now. I’m curious to see how long we can go without a trip to the store, but there are some perishable things that we’ll need before too long. Well, “need” isn’t exactly true, but things like yogurt are nice to have around.

Of course as soon as everything shuts down the weather turned back to crap. I’ve been chipping away at one little item to do each day rather than kill myself trying to get everything done at once. I’ve also taken some strolls in the woods to get some fresh air and relax.

The social isolation is kinda strange, even if the only place I ever go is the local Moose lodge.

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Ann    365

Our car hasn’t moved since last Monday.  I will admit  I can’t stop wondering “do we need this or that” but so far I’m staying at home.  For my peace of mind I am limiting how much news I watch.  I know this is serious but the news feeds leave me feeling overwhelmed at times.  That doesn’t work well with anxiety lol.

Yesterday I scrubbed the tub and shower walls with my handy dandy battery operated long handle scrubber with brush attachments.  Today it will be flip the mattress, read a little bit, work on my new hobby doing Pysanky (Russian Easter eggs) and just general putting around the house.

Hubby had a Dr.’s apt. tomorrow but the office called to reschedule, they are not seeing patients due to the Covid  virus.  Would do a telephone conference if Hubby wanted.  Still thinking about that one.

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Hal    252

Me , I’m outside getting things ready for Spring ! Today is plant the ‘mater seeds I got from Gratefulseedsaver , getting them in a bit late but started nonetheless less . Lots of wood to be stacked , getting bee equipment ready for the soon to come nectar run , learning some new banjo tunes and guitars , just small things but not panic things . Looking optimistic about the next few months things ! Truth is , I’m one of those “ compromised “ people but my take is this , screw it , right now i’m alive and my family ( although I worry for them ) are healthy ( as long as one of them doesn’t fight with tree’s again ) so things are all good ! 

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Chris    1,310
1 hour ago, Hal said:

 Today is plant the ‘mater seeds I got from Gratefulseedsaver ...

Argh! I knew I was forgetting something!

I have some other seeds to give you, mainly eggplant, as well. 

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Hal    252

Tomato seeds all planted ( thank you gratefulseedsaver ) All Heritage variety . Eggplant seeds in as well , now I need to make more flats to hold more peat pots . Just need to have a talk with the R&D manager about some slight changes in the next few box's ... oh yeah , that’s me 🤔!  I am getting the bee’s ready for their ramp up as well so keeping busy isn’t a problem and I need a couple things from Lowe’s to work on the greenhouse but am resisting the urge ! 

PS , the Rhubarb is leafing up and I found a patch of Ramps ( spring onions ) that I transplanted a few years ago and man the are smelling good , think Shallots , only fresh and the greens are great with eggs etc . Yeah Spring is here ! 

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