The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4040073
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-Mar-20 - 11:56 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I have added a way to stream a few of the cable channels without the local cable company running an extra set of equipment to the house. Sling TV (Blue) for $30 a month gives me several I will watch, once I figure out how to get it set up on each device. The smart TVs will be easy enough, I thought it would go through my Sony BluRay player, but apparently not. It goes through many other devices, though. And with so much time being spent at home, now is the time to add it.

I'm not hoarding toilet paper, but I bought ahead on the dog food today, since I was in that part of town after PT. Wednesday is the 1 month anniversary after surgery; I have PT for two more weeks. The time has crept in six-hour increments (it was 4-hour increments when I was on the oxycodone). Now I'm mostly on extra-strength Tylenol and I can do a lot of "normal" stuff, albeit carefully. I guess I've had an extra quarantine period because of the surgery.

I've checked on neighbors, and will run errands for the couple across the street since it's hard for them to get out (three adults and one car).

Bizarre times. Desperate times. So many of the actions being taken are by established businesses and people with jobs or places to live. As all of this shuts down it will reveal all of the people who bin-dive for food or other needs; it will lock them out of the public spaces where they sought shelter and were able to wash and change clothes. So many marginal jobs will vanish and there is no recourse for those students and working poor.

I keep some $5 bills in a stash in the SUV; every so often I've passed by panhandlers at traffic intersections or in store parking lots, and I've tried to take a more kind-hearted view of their lives. I hand out bottles of water in hot weather, and lately have handed over a $5. Usually it seems that is enough to do something with; invariably I'll see them turn and head over to the store they're outside of to get the gas they need or the sandwich they wanted. It's satisfying that they don't have to keep waiting to collect change and small bills to add up to enough to eat.