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March 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm #109964
Who’s Staying In and Who’s Still Going Out -Are You
March 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm #109978
Only been out for shopping the past week or so but the lack of stock in supermarkets means you have to go out more than what’s necessary with likes of going shopping last week and getting all that we need except milk so now with that commodity running low have to go out again this week.
Then there’s the queues in supermarket checkouts with folks rabbiting constancy about the end of the World while spitting Christ knows what out of there mouths when they speak.
Used Scan and Go last week for the first time so at least avoided most of the queues.March 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm #109982
As DH has been working from home for years and we’ve been getting our groceries delivered for years, ‘self-isolating’ is pretty much our default setting. Other than when I went out and fuelled up the car a couple of weeks ago I haven’t been further than the top of the drive for a month anyway. DH went out as far as the letter box to post 2 x Mothers Day cards last week, but other than that we’ve only been in the house and garden.
Meanwhile I can hear my neighbour playing with her grand-daughter in the garden even as I write. Sounds like son has brought her over for a visit because the schools are shut and they’re already bored . . .March 23, 2020 at 3:33 pm #109984
I am sure with our, or partner’s etc, disabilities most of us are use to self isolation and find therefore find it easier than most.March 23, 2020 at 3:36 pm #109985
Staying in having things delivered, have good local shops who will deliver necessities and chemist delivers too, we’re both in the vulnerable group and it’s not worth the risk, take care people.March 23, 2020 at 3:56 pm #109987
Still going out if I have to, but wearing the blue nitrile gloves & face mask in supermarket, & gloves whilst fueling the car (I always do this as diesel is nasty).
I’ll probably need to go shopping again in a few weeks, but not anytime soon, I have enough flour to make fresh bread for about 3 weeks & it’s been a few months since I last bought flour. Eventually I guess I’ll need some fresh yeast too, oh, and a car as I’ll be due to order in April…March 23, 2020 at 4:17 pm #109993
Those face masks are only any use if you have the virus.March 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm #109995
I went chemist my medical supplies had not come in she said people are stock piling them ! Yes it’s true
BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.March 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm #110003
Got my Text message that I am 1 of the 1.5 million who are at high risk and must stay in for minimum of 12 weeks.
Daughter is in her cell up stairs self isolating and working from home. So is working as normal warehousing for Asda. Mrs Joss is in charge. Got to go for warfarin blood test in the morning. So Hospital appointments and weekly blood test will be the only time I will have to go out.
To be honest we have all ready been practising this anyway.
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"It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."March 23, 2020 at 7:21 pm #110024
I’ve been getting up at 6:30am to walk/work my guide dog to avoid as many people as possible. This comes natrually to me not much of a people person.
I don’t want his health, and all the training we’ve been through compromising, as he’s my life whilst kids are at school and wife is at work, usually through the week.
Current car VW Touran 1.4tsi SEL in Caribbean blue with storm grey interior.March 23, 2020 at 11:19 pm #110044
Stay as safe as you can all.
Joss, you mentioned on a closed post talking about the Kent Ambulance attacks that there was already a post. Where is it? I can’t see it.
It truly is beggars belief that a living, breathing ‘human being’ can be so galacticaly stupid. 🤷🏻♂️
🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎March 24, 2020 at 2:38 am #110051
I got a text message from the NHS saying I need to stay in for 12 weeks minimum so has my Mrs P, so the next few months will be interesting.
We are signed up to the at risk register so it’s a case of waiting to see what help is on offer over the coming days.
We have enough food and meds until the end of this week.March 24, 2020 at 8:16 am #110058
- This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by joss.
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"It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."March 24, 2020 at 8:21 am #110060
in some ways its no change for me, its very difficult for me to shop in a supermarket as i can hardly walk round the store as you can guarentee the stuff i want is at opposite ends of the store and every few weeks they do a random shuffle just to confuse you and make you go even further hoping you will buy something you didnt know was there. also i live alone so its a pain buying for one as everything is either bogoffs or mutipacks for familys. i usually order online once a month with morrissons as i would struggle to hit the minimum spend limit and once a month with wiltshire for ready meals as they are far better than supermarket ones.
now though i cant get a morrisons delivery slot even though i wont need one until mid april as they are only putting up a day at a time and theyre filling so fast and i am not sitting on their website waiting for one to appear. fortunateley wiltshire let me put in an order for mid april so i wont starve.
but i think my only option will be to load up on painkillers at some point and visit morrisons in person as i will probably only need 30 quids worth of stuff to last another month although one thing i will need is bog roll,lol.
so in a way these changes are going to force me to go out.March 24, 2020 at 9:22 am #110068
Wife was to go to work with her guide dog, but thats stopped as apparently I am vulnerable. So she is home working till mid August. I am working from home till at least end April. She is on the keyboard in her study and I am on mine in mine…we’ll meet for coffee around 10am.
The dogs seem to prefer her company; well, actually, her study has a big window looking out over the street, so they like to sit and look out for other dogs to bark at. My study is upstairs, so the windows are too high for them to see the street.
So far this week we took the dogs to the forest behind the town (never saw another soul, but that’s normal – its why we take the dogs there for our walks & their free run). I’ll be going to the supermarket on Thursday. Should only need to go once a week if I get what I need in one trip.
Spoke to my family in NZ, its much the same as here, supermarkets empty, sister lost her job. They only have 100 odd cases & no deaths, but the country has gone into full lockdown already. Thankfully my dad built a house on her land last year, so now lives next door, so she can keep an eye on him.
In life, it's not who you know that's important, it's how your wife found out.March 24, 2020 at 9:40 am #110071
well the joys of being self employed, my income from work has just halved, one of my clients has decided to redeploy one of his shop managers to do the work i do as she’s on paye and he can claim the 80% of her salary from the govt and i am screwed. and he doesnt even have to pay me anything win win for him.March 24, 2020 at 10:20 am #110077
Thanks for posting Joss but I can’t see anything about the attack on ambulances. No bother though. I was just curious of the stupidity of some.
🏎 I will be remembered for nothing but had great fun doing it 🏎March 24, 2020 at 10:51 am #110083
Both Thargs trying desperately to self-isolate (over 70, asthma, COPD). Had to make one outing for emergency dental treatment (saw about same number of cars on road as “normal”). However, fewer folks at shops, most or which are now closed). Hoping that local shops can fulfill promise to deliver otherwise will have to risk raid on supermarket – none of them will offer delivery, at all, ever…March 25, 2020 at 10:38 am #110192
Not much of a change for myself and my adult Autistic son. He lives in his room 99% of the time and has only been out of the house on his own once in the last 8 years. I usually only do a couple of trips to the local shops and into Durham to run a club (now closed).
There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂March 25, 2020 at 11:14 am #110196
havent moved for 10 days since fetching prescription looks like i will have to go and get some bread or bread mix as i am out shortly and have no yeast so unless i make some soda bread i will have to do without.
but that means no bacon butties.
ive set up an order with wiltshire for mid month but i am struggling to get a normal shop online so last resort a trip to morrisons in the next few days.March 25, 2020 at 11:59 am #110198
What I’m finding with these restricting shopping hours I had to go shopping today because we ran out of milk and had they had milk last week we wouldn’t need to go out this week.
So shopping this morning and while out and saving going out again we called in to our local Boots to get a prescription to find they’ve cut there hours so have to go out again later when there open.
I’m getting out more now then what I normally do.😁March 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm #110199
I had a phone all from my specialist unit on Monday morning telling me I had to go into total lockdown because of my condition. Unfortunately 48 hours earlier I suffered a major heart attack and am currently in critical care unit of my local hospital. Not a happy place as on total lockdown with no visitors allowed at all.March 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm #110202
@mossfinn hope you get well soonMarch 25, 2020 at 1:25 pm #110205
Mossfin hope you get better soon how are things in the hospital?
Are you getting looked after by the staff?
My cousin is a retired nurse who has offered her services, she has had only two shifts offered to her she fully expected to be in every day.March 25, 2020 at 1:57 pm #110213
Mossfinn, I’m sorry to hear your bad news. As a person who’s had two heart attacks and open heart surgery I understand what you’re going through right now. The absence of visitors for you is an added stress.
Try and stay positive because it is amazing how quickly the experts looking after you can turn your situation around. My thoughts are with you, Best wishes from POPS.March 25, 2020 at 1:58 pm #110214
good luck mossfinn