Monday, March 23, 2020

Flattening the Curve, Day 5

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Hello friends, how are you doing today? Yesterday was a good day for our family unit - no one went anywhere so it was a quiet and uncomplicated day.

Today however, day 5 of my mandatory leave from my job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has not been great. There have been some tears and some frustrations for sure. We are currently in a holding pattern on some paperwork that needs to happen so I'm taking a moment to check in here.

I mentioned in an earlier post that our public library has closed and that hand washing stations have been placed on the sidewalks around the building. The photograph I'm sharing today (above) is the now closed library with the washing station so you can see what it looks like.

Like so many of you, our family has been looking on the internet for information about the pandemic and I'd like to share some of what we found.

Our daughter Audrey is a professional cook and although she lost her job when all restaurants were ordered to close she is of course extremely interested in the issue of food safety. COVID-19 is not a food borne or digestive illness but there are still food safety issues to be concerned with so if you are wondering about what is safe to eat and best practices, then check out Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide.

With the stores running short on cleaning supplies my concern was how I can disinfect high use areas like doorknobs, faucets and light switches. We already use household rubbing alcohol to clean certain items around the house and I regularly use it on the vintage tea ware I offer for sale in my Etsy shop Vintage Tea Treasures. But until I read These Common Household Products Can Destroy the Novel Coronavirus by Consumer Reports I did not know that it does actually kill viruses, including corona.

Have you heard about the petition being circulated by My sister Joyce, who lives in the Bay Area and is currently living through a 'Shelter in Place' order, shared the link with me and I've shared it with my family members and now here with you as well. It is a call to action to get Congress to support families with a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for kids immediately for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. is seeking to get 500,000 signatures and as of this writing 464,436 have signed.

And lastly, this video on youtube of the Chino Hills High Chamber Singers reminds us that our human spirit can keep going through critical times.

Be well my family and friends and I will to be back tomorrow.


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