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BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide

keberoxu 04 Jun 20 - 02:21 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 23 May 20 - 09:21 AM
keberoxu 22 May 20 - 06:31 PM
Pete Jennings 20 May 20 - 09:52 PM
rich-joy 19 May 20 - 06:25 PM
keberoxu 19 May 20 - 10:11 AM
keberoxu 18 May 20 - 02:39 PM
HuwG 18 May 20 - 10:39 AM
Maryrrf 17 May 20 - 08:45 PM
Mrrzy 17 May 20 - 01:32 PM
Charmion's brother Andrew 17 May 20 - 12:39 PM
Donuel 17 May 20 - 10:48 AM
Charmion 17 May 20 - 10:02 AM
Mrrzy 17 May 20 - 09:39 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 May 20 - 12:06 PM
Jos 16 May 20 - 10:41 AM
JennieG 16 May 20 - 12:26 AM
Sandra in Sydney 15 May 20 - 09:51 AM
Willie-O 15 May 20 - 09:05 AM
Gurney 13 May 20 - 12:03 AM
Neil D 12 May 20 - 11:20 PM
Mysha 10 May 20 - 09:55 PM
Sandra in Sydney 10 May 20 - 08:23 PM
keberoxu 10 May 20 - 11:06 AM
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Charmion 05 May 20 - 09:31 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Jun 20 - 02:21 PM

Referring back to Jack Campin's
where are these Mudcat members post:

Gibb Sahib has not posted to this thread,
however he contributes posts to other Mudcat threads recently,
such as the "Lyrics Add Trump's Lysol" thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 23 May 20 - 09:21 AM

I haven't been here much for quite some time, but I'm doing well in central Maine. We moved here in February and had just under a month to develop some friendships and get involved in our new community before the stay-at-home began. I now spend even more time on the internet than I did before. But Spring has finally arrived and so outside activities (garden, canoe, bicycle, etc.) are in full swing. Sadly, no gigs, and no contra dancing or harmony singing for the foreseeable future, if ever.

I lost one friend to the virus early on, and then Micca left us, and I haven't seen my about-to-be 94 year old mother since Christmas, so there's some sadness, but I try to remind myself that I have much to be grateful for.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 May 20 - 06:31 PM

For the United States Mudcatters in particular:

How are you observing the long weekend with the
Memorial Day holiday on Monday?

Me, I'm still at the mental health clinic,
and savoring the fact that
I get a day off from psychotherapy on Monday ...
it's usually a morning appointment,
so I get to sleep in ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 20 May 20 - 09:52 PM

Glad to say that me and Judi are okay, thanks, albeit observing the lockdown advice here in the UK, what with both of us being retired. I had double pneumonia back in February and spent six nights in hospital but there was no mention of the virus by the medics, although I'd had all the symptoms before taking taken in. Stay safe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: rich-joy
Date: 19 May 20 - 06:25 PM

Thanks, Keb!
So glad Azizi is still around, sharing her vast knowledge and research.

R-J


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 May 20 - 10:11 AM

I took the liberty of posting an e-mail to Azizi Powell.
You will not hear from her here, directly, as she said
'thanks but no thanks.'

She sounds as ever, still in touch with her own adult daughter,
still posting to her own blog.

"I credit Mudcat ( and often quote Mudcat),
but I've moved on.
Be safe and be well."

That's all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 May 20 - 02:39 PM

As per Jack Campin's question:

Former Mudcat member
Azizi Powell is still posting at her blog
pancocojams.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: HuwG
Date: 18 May 20 - 10:39 AM

Checking in, from Glossop in Derbyshire. Apologies for long absence, most of it nothing to do with COVID-19. Just before Christmas, I went to the doctors' for an annual checkup. When I went back for the results, they used the C-word (and they were not swearing). They rushed matters a bit after that, and I found nyself in hospital for a big operation in the first week in February.

I had a couple of setbacks during recovery, and was kept in the surgical ward for six weeks. While I was in hospital, my little brother arranged for my house to be reconstructed. This was a job I had been preparing and budgeting for for a couple of years, but my brother precipitated events. When I was discharged, the house was still largely a building site, so I stayed with my brother and sister-in-law for a few weeks. I am now back at home, but as a member of several vulnerable groups as defined by the government, I am still effectively in Purdah.

There is another operation to go, but I am well enough otherwise. The only drawback in the DVLC (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre, in Swansea), who are refusing to let me drive until I have had an eyesight test, which cannot be arranged for at least twelve weeks. Quite what part of Health and Safety guidelines equates the loss of several inches of large intestine with potentially defective vision is not clear to me, but I promise to be good and leave the car alone for a bit.

I have lost two friends over the last three months, but to old age rather than any pathogen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Maryrrf
Date: 17 May 20 - 08:45 PM

I haven't been on Mudcat for ages, but I stopped in tonight and it was good to see that so many have checked in and are okay. I now live in Spain and went back to Virginia in early March to check on a family member who was not well (not COVID19). I haven't been able to get back to Spain for 2 1/2 months - flights keep getting canceled. I have a flight booked for Tuesday, so far, so good it looks like it will be a go. I'll then have a two week quarantine in Spain which I'll gladly do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 May 20 - 01:32 PM

Yikes.

Apparently I don't need the gloves:

https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/are-you-wearing-gloves-a-mask-to-the-shops-you-might-be-doing-it-wrong/amp


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 17 May 20 - 12:39 PM

Checking in from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Our province and that of Quebec are demographically unusual in the pandemic in that the virus is killing more women than men. Theories are that it is worst among the those in long-term care, largely women pensioners. Too many guys pop their clogs before they make it into old folks' homes. My 98-year-old mother-in-law is in a facility with an outbreak that has killed eight on her floor alone.

The House of Commons is mostly meeting in committee by using remote means and, when it does meet in the chamber, they keep numbers at a minimum and suspend the orders that would otherwise require them to speak from their assigned seats so that they can maintain a safe distance from one another. They have us minions working from home and "mailing it in."

I am off for a bike ride this afternoon to see if I can get by the sentries that the government of Quebec has posted at their end of the interprovincial bridges.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Donuel
Date: 17 May 20 - 10:48 AM

Where's DECKMAN?

My county has 2,000 reported deaths. Reported numbers are known to be minimized and testing numbers are really skewed at 100,000.
Virginia and DC numbers are lower but those numbers are probably more fraudulent than ours. The degree of secrecy is possibly associated with concerns of social unrest of which I have seen no evidence.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion
Date: 17 May 20 - 10:02 AM

In Stratford, Ontario, the farmers' market reopened yesterday, using only stalls under canvas in the parking lot instead of the lovely big market hall. Food sales only, lots of social distancing with caution tape and dots on the pavement. Everybody obviously thrilled to be out in the sunshine to buy fruit & veg.

Incidentally, the market was the first place we have used cash -- y'know, actual folding and clinking money -- since before Easter; our last cash withdrawal from the bank was on 16 March.

Likewise, the garden centres are open again. We blew lots of dough (plastic, this time) on perennials for the garden, notably a rosebush, several foxgloves and some hellebores.

Still no restaurants, except for carry-out and delivery. And of course no theatre, concerts or cinema.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 May 20 - 09:39 AM

Aw, man, Ebbie, how awful.

It was close to 90°F (about 32°C) on Friday. I took the opportunity to go to several outdoor farmers' markets. Mask, gloves, sweat *pouring* down my arms from under the gloves when I reached for things so I tried not to drip on shelves. I think Imma need those terry cloth wristbands I use for seasickness next time...


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 May 20 - 12:06 PM

Jos, it's good to know you recovered from what might have been the virus.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Jos
Date: 16 May 20 - 10:41 AM

I am fine now but I was ill for about five weeks (cough, horrendous sore throat, very very tired) but as it started on 7 January I just thought "I've never had a cold like THIS before." At the time it didn't occur to me that it could be the virus that was causing problems in China - how could I possibly have caught it?
But on New Year's Eve I had been travelling on trains going to, through, and from Gatwick airport carrying passengers coming from abroad including skiing trips in Italy, Austria and France, and I had spent nearly an hour at Gatwick station amongst these travellers. So now I believe I have had the virus, and I am looking forward to the antibody test being available to see if I am right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 16 May 20 - 12:26 AM

Willie-O, our friends who live in B.C. and who enjoy cruising had previously booked a cruise to see the fall colours along the Maritime coast and New England. They decided to cancel. Better to be safe than sorry; my friend did once succumb to norovirus on a cruise and doesn't want to catch anything else, after that experience.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 May 20 - 09:51 AM

here in Australia cruise ships are taking bookings for August! I can't find the news article I read recently,but did find 2 cruise line websites accepting bookings. weird

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Willie-O
Date: 15 May 20 - 09:05 AM

Been very very long! Me and Molly are holed up in our Ottawa Valley home, made the year’s maple syrup and I am almost fully supplied with next year’s firewood. Tilled the garden.

Normally I’d be in Cape Breton by now—lobster opening day today in fact, but it wouldn’t be the same even if we were down there. No deadheading on my buddy’s fishing boat, certainly no gigs. No pub sessions. The past few years I got back into busking because I discovered the Sydney waterfront is fertile ground for yer stirring shanties when cruise ships are in. Believe it or not they are now planning to start coming again in August, and fall looks as busy as ever, lots of big ships. Don’t know what to make of that. Masked busking or just stay away? Provincial borders are still sorta-closed anyway.

I’ve been too dispirited to play much music. But I’m happy to have lived long enough to be (temporarily, but still) receiving a living wage from the Canadian government to be an unemployed folksinger. So, speaking rhetorically, god bless Canada, and all of you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Gurney
Date: 13 May 20 - 12:03 AM

Easing of restrictions here in New Zealand tomorrow, many businesses back to work. However, not completely freely. No groups of more than 10 allowed, don't sit next to strangers on the 'bus, 1metre spacing from others, phone orders into takeaways, book into restaurants, stuff like that.   
We did get off very lightly so far, though. Not many carriers, prompt government action, most people accepting the restrictions.
Only 21 deaths, two souls in hospital.
Haste the inoculations, because that's what it will take to get rid of Covid 19.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Neil D
Date: 12 May 20 - 11:20 PM

Well, it snowed here yesterday. So far this year we've seen Australia burning, a worldwide plague, murder hornets and now snow in the middle of May. I'm surprised the Holy Joes aren't running around with there hair on fire convinced the end times are here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mysha
Date: 10 May 20 - 09:55 PM

All self-isolated, and a bit scared of the nearby centre for asylum seekers where some 25 people caught 19. But for the moment, staying in should mean staying safe. School might re-open start of June, thus the coming week will be a lot of planning to see if we can social distance but still welcome everyone back in. Possibly it'll be mixed distance learning and classroom.
Just had the invitation for the Workum Liereliet, and I'm wondering whether start of October we will actually be able to gather in the hundreds without getting infected. Even so, I'm not sure what shanty I could do at the open podium, finding something that goes well with a disease running around.
But if the centre for asylum seekers will not spread 19 further, then we should be alright.

Mysha


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 May 20 - 08:23 PM

goodonya, keberoux


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 10 May 20 - 11:06 AM

The mental health clinic, after two months of suspended admissions,
is resuming new admissions this week.
As they are all from out-of-state and
the pandemic restrictions are still on,
the new admits (if they don't say No at admission, which they may)
will be quarantined for two weeks
in the admit wing of the clinic's in-patient residence.

i'm one of the patients who has volunteered to help
to make the newbies feel at home,
a task I have never before undertaken.
We will see what happens.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 May 20 - 10:21 PM

here in the Big Smoke, on the edge of the CBD we also have screens in our supermarkets & pharmacies, & not so many people on the streets, or in buses & trains. Several times I've been the only person on the bus, my very own private chauffeur-driven bus which carries up to 80 passengers!

Tho as I live in backpackerland, I do see groups of young folks not taking the situation seriously.

Another group that does not take things seriously (well, has many members who do not take things seriously) are footballers - young Gods for whom rules to not apply, who post their infringements on social media for their worshippers to see.

sandra (an Olde Pharte who is not on social media)


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 07 May 20 - 07:13 PM

Ebbie, so sorry to hear about your animals. Keep on being Rapunzel in your tall tower.

When all this madness was getting underway in mid-March both Himself and I had a hair trim. He of course didn't have as much off as I did (I have long hair so only need a tidy-up trim every six months or so, but this time had several inches taken off) and is now finding out that his barber has probably retired; he has talked about doing so for the past year or more, and now his shop has closed.

Being in a country town makes it easier than if we were still living in the Big Smoke. We venture out once or twice a week for fresh food, and of course for the drug run when we need medications. Many stores now have put in clear screens as barriers between staff and customers, and you can bet your life they won't ever be removed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 May 20 - 04:44 PM

The rate of infection is still rising in my part of the great state of Texas, so I'm being very careful about going out. Today I picked up dog food and some takeout Chinese for lunch. Last week I got take out Mexican. I want my favorite restaurants to survive.

The garden is growing and I have time to expand it out over the next couple of weeks for some of the hot weather plants. I'm starting some from seed right now.

I did my shopping for meat over the last few weeks and have cut up some beef and pork into single portions and frozen them. I already had a lot of individual portions of chicken and fish. Grains and cereal are fine, and it's usually fresh vegetables and fruit that take me out to the store every couple of weeks. As summer advances it'll just be fruit since I'll be growing my own vegetables.

I fear I won't be making many trips out or resuming my museum volunteer work for several months. If you live in a state that doesn't take this very seriously, you have to do all you can to protect yourself because the governor is more interested in my pocketbook than my health.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion
Date: 05 May 20 - 09:31 AM

Ebbie, I'm so sorry about your animals. This is a terrible time to be suddenly bereft.

In Stratford, Ontario, CET and I are rubbing along, our routine in retirement changed most by the closure of Ontario's provincial court system (CET was doing Legal Aid lawyering). We both work at home anyway, each tapping away at our respective computer. He has a very messy office, I work in the study, which I keep neat because otherwise I could not stand it.

Our garden is waking up and the trees are full of robins, cardinals, blue jays and mourning doves. CET goes out for long hikes on the Avon Trail. My range is shorter, thanks to arthritis in my feet, but I can still do up to eight km (five miles) around town. I like to check out the geese doing flotilla manoeuvres on the river, and the municipal swans preening on the banks. The great blue herons and the cormorants should be back soon from their winter quarters down south.

Some other Canadian provinces are beginning to re-open their economies, but not Ontario yet. I'm not at all sure that I'm prepared to take the risk of letting anyone who is not CET breathe on me, even to get my hair cut. As for restaurants ... Um, no. We can cook, and are not that desperate for the company of others.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 05 May 20 - 05:59 AM

sending hugs


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 May 20 - 04:43 AM

I am in my 11th week of self isolation and if was young, had long hair, a curvy body in a long gown and my apartment was in a tall tower I'd spend even more time at the window. But I cope.

I have my windows open as often as I can. Today and yesterday the sun shone and that was nice.

I am now fully alone. I had my cat put to sleep on March 1 and two weeks ago I had to put down my beloved little dog- he had developed pancreatitis and it was time.

I cope..


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 May 20 - 07:12 PM

Jack, the thread that was closed,
about clapping for the NHS workers,
had a recent post from McGrath of Harlow,
for what it's worth.


Come on, let's hear from the rest of you --
I know that many more of you
are not getting out very much ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Apr 20 - 06:23 PM

Haven't seen anything from McGrath of Harlow for a bit. Or Gibb Sahib or John Moulden.

Ex-Mudcatters who might be in touch with current ones - M.Ted, Masato Sakurai, Azizi Powell, Mick Tems, Volgadon?


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Apr 20 - 11:07 AM

Refresh this one --
still a great and timely idea.

oh, about me?
I'm in a mental health clinic.
There are LOTS worse places I could be during this crisis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 14 Apr 20 - 04:34 AM

The weather here in London is gorgeous if a bit nippy. This is a bit of a smack in the face for those trapped at home without gardens but we are seeing more restraint with people not flocking to the parks. Phoebe had a cough last week and chose to self-isolate. Her office asked if she would like to go on furlough (the company can then reclaim 80% of her salary from the government). The cough passed, and hasn't been passed to Liz or me, so Phoebe and Liz went for a big shop yesterday. The supermarkets are restricting the numbers in store so they had to queue for a while but everything on the shopping list was in stock although they had to buy different brands for some items. Phoebe has gone into work today as nothing seems to have happened about the furlough. From conversations with her manager it seems they may operate a rota so that there are 2 or 3 people on site each day.

We live not far from the local hospital and I occasionally pass by when exercising. There are a lot more patient transport ambulances (as opposed to emergency vehicles) outside the hospital than usual. In less than a week they built a facility for cleaning vehicles and now the ambulances are waiting in 2 lines, one awaiting cleansing and one ready for use. There are far fewer people outside of the hospital, even to take a smoking break. The majority of out-patient clinics are suspended and visitors are being discouraged.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: CupOfTea
Date: 13 Apr 20 - 02:21 PM

I've been in solo seclusion since leaving work on March 19, and until yesterday, I had not ventured farther from my house than the curb. I had stocked up on my way home from work, and supplemented groceries with one delivery.

Toilet paper was unavailable, as was flour: it seems everyone has taken up baking! A younger friend comes around weekly to have me cosign checks for church, and she'd offered to shop for anything I really needed. I thanked her but declined. Then the deluge came, and I had a sudden infestation of big ants- more than I'd ever seen in a house! Aresols are out with my asthma, so I called her and told her I'd reconsidered; would she get me some Borax, please? If she found TP and flour, that would be nice, but not as essential. She arrived with all three, only the TP was a pack of 30 rolls! I laughed till I was out of breath, "well, they'd only let me get one package!" She said.

Until yesterday, my close up interaction was limited to my boss bringing me a Mac so I could work remotely. I tried to get my prescription delivered, but was told I'd have to present my brand new medicare card in person to get my essential inhaler, so I masked up and ventured out. The car was creaky from being unmoved. I had been thinking to get some Easter candy & other things since I was out, but was limited by the behavior of other shoppers.

Been spending way too much time on Facebook, though the delight of facebook concerts by performers I love has been incredible! Anne Lister, Deb Cowan, Gina Forsyth, Sally Rogers doing a song-a-day, and all the other online ways with PayPal "tip jars" to support musicians. Zoom church participation, ballad and sing-around sessions, online interaction has moved more completely to our heart of hearts in many places.

I live in Cleveland, Ohio & watching our governor set the standard for a medical science-informed approach has been pleasantly astonishing. (He's a republican) The first cases in Cleveland were in my zipcode, but so far the only cases have been at several degrees of remove. I consider myslef very lucky, indeed.

Joanne in springtime Siberia on the Lake


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: bbc
Date: 13 Apr 20 - 12:47 AM

Hi, Skarpi,

Thanks for asking! bbc, checking in from Troy, New York. Although things are not as bad (at least, yet) here as they are in & around NYC, as of a couple of days ago, we had nearly 80 confirmed cases & 5 deaths in my county. I have been sheltering alone in my apartment since March 13 & am doing well. I have a good stock of food & supplies & am just trying to stay out of the way. Contact by phone & Internet is invaluable! I’ve been able to get deliveries of food & my 2 sons are willing to help out if I need them. Both of them are able to work from home—David from his computer company & Jay from NYS Taxation, taking tax questions by phone & helping maintain the 24-hour COVID-19 hotline. Surprisingly, my days seem quite full & I am in a good frame of mind, although I’d like to be out, photographing the Spring wildflowers. I find myself living more mindfully, aware of & thankful for each thing in my life. As time passes in this new normal, I’m feeling that good can come from our current situation if we are willing to let it! Be at peace, my friends! Stay safe & well!

Love,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Donuel
Date: 12 Apr 20 - 10:10 AM

In Silver Spring the universal Horror movie plot of this Cofefe 19 thing is that its so damn invisible. It would be great if this monster was as big as a rabid raccoon on a 6 foot leash.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 12 Apr 20 - 07:11 AM

Hello Skarpi! A good idea of yours. We are fine here in Suffolk England. We are close to some lovely country walks and the larks are singing (melodious) in the skies, the leaves are bursting and there is evidence that wildlife is flourishing without so many humans around! The garage has never been so tidy and the office is a work in progress! Gardening helps as well. Stay safe everyone.

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 11 Apr 20 - 05:45 AM

The last time we met up with anyone was 13th March for local clogging group (Anne dances despite the need for a hip operation, I play).

Since then we have done a click and collect at Asda once a few days after that, and then I have driven to the post box to send books to the grandchildren and to post off model kits to purchasers 3 times.

Luckily we had plenty of stores in before the crisis started.

We live in a remote location, in a ten acre field with the one of the local farmer's sheep for company, one acre fenced off as garden. So the nice weather has meant that I have been out catching up on the garden jobs which have got a long way behind because of the very wet winter.

We have a public footpath and a permitted footpath running through our land. We have closed the permitted footpath as there were so many new walkers coming through with dogs not on leads.

They say "Oh our dog is well trained, it won't chase the sheep".
My reply is "How do the sheep know that?".

We have a couple of lambs there now and more to come.

At least we have some Zoom sessions to keep us on our toes doing a bit of practice!

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 11 Apr 20 - 05:13 AM

How nice to hear from Liz.the Squeak and family. By the way, I still have the sheep !


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Apr 20 - 05:42 AM

good results & advice, Skarpi,


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ernest
Date: 10 Apr 20 - 05:21 AM

Hey Skarpi,
good to hear that you are well!
I am still healthy as well, since I was working from homeoffice anyway there is one change less for me. Trying to learn new tunes for the time when we can have sessions again, using phone and email to keep in touch with friends.

Greetings from Life-at-Standby, Co. Everywhere, Planet Earth
Ernest


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 09 Apr 20 - 01:13 PM

Halló all , today I got a result from the test we got the other day, and it´s negative, but still we have to go careful, this is not over yet, today they have tested 32.623 people only in Faroyjar Island have tested more in the world, people who got better are now more than who are getting covid 19, that means that the covid virus is going down slowly here in Iceland, we have only YET 6 death´s, and god help us if it´s come back, stay save and do not beileve the false news around the world, about treatment´s and drugs and all kinds of shit´s that goes around, please stay home, please help the nurses and doctors and the EMT ´s the more we stay home, the better change we have and we can help the health care get fewer cases and help those who are in need, these are strange time´s, strange Easter, and it´s strange to see the world in lock down. Again stay save, all the best from an Island in the N-Atlantic ocean, that may or may not go to lock down, we don´t know yet, let´s hope not , best regards to all from us in Iceland Skarpi .


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Apr 20 - 09:14 PM

Still around and more or less healthy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Neil D
Date: 06 Apr 20 - 05:46 PM

I'm hunkered down here in a small town south of Akron, Ohio. I only go out to take the dogs and my son brings up groceries. My wife on the other hand is a registered nurse at a senior care facility. So far they have managed to keep it out of the facility by allowing no visitors and checking the temperature of all employees and visiting Drs before they can enter. They did have a scare 10 days ago when a nurse from a temp agency had no temperature upon entering but had one of 102 5 hours later. My wife, of course, sent her straight home and contacted the agency to find out that nurse had been in a different facility a few days earlier where there were 3 cases of Covid. It was, as I said a scare, but 10 days have passed with no residents or staff showing symptoms. My wife moved into a spare room on site for a week, mostly for my protection, but is back home now.
I am grateful to You-tube, Netflix and Prime for keeping me occupied. Speaking of which, Skarpi, I watched a very good mini-series that was set and filmed in Iceland called "The Valhalla Murders". What a land of stark beauty you live in. I would love to visit some day, but gods know when anybody will be visiting other countries for pleasure again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Jack Campin
Date: 04 Apr 20 - 08:21 PM

Isolated with wife and two cats in our row cottage in a former mining village outside Edinburgh. A couple of minutes walk from open countryside, so not at all claustrophobic. Not used to ordering groceries etc for delivery but it's not working out too badly. Two friends have had the bug - one with multiple serious health issues recovered very quickly, another who seemed marathon-ready has been struigling for breath for three weeks. Connection to the outside world is a bit flaky - no house landline or internet, one recent and one very old phone on congested 3G. Been digging the garden more thoroughly than it's been done for years and doing lots of tidying. Then hopefully do lots of musical instrument practice.

The most visible thing that's gone wrong is litter. Bags of dogshit everywhere and car drivers being typically disgusting about flinging stuff out of their windows and flytipping. The council can't possibly deal with it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Apr 20 - 06:46 PM

whatsa 'rhiatus' ?

is it shaped like a rhombus?

type repaired


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Severn
Date: 04 Apr 20 - 06:37 PM

Still here.Staying put. Getting out walking in parkland. On hiatus from participation I'll n my two radio shows,but I hope to be back on air soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: leeneia
Date: 04 Apr 20 - 05:25 PM

My dear husband and I are doing fine in Kansas City. The only cases in our circle are some neighbors of a good friend. She lives on the sixth floor, and there are three people in hospital on the second floor. All are elderly.

Our home is being renovated, and today we are sweeping and vacuuming construction dust. I better get back to it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Raedwulf
Date: 04 Apr 20 - 05:14 PM

Gosh, Skarpi! A long time since I've seen your name. Mind you, that's a product of neither of us being very regular posters these last few years, rather than anything more sinister.

Hurrah for Iceland! I won't say you're an island of calm at the moment, but you do seem to be being a bit more sensible than some. The last figures I saw for your lot suggested a death rate of ~0.25% for Covid, in line with seasonal flu (a little bit more serious). Yet the world is reacting like Covid is Ebola. Ho hum. If you're willing to do a bit of your own looking, you'll find there's lots of reasons to think that Covid is not as bad as is being made out. If you're vulnerable (or in regular contact with someone that is), take care. If you're not... Quit panicking. There are worse things in the world to worry about.

Yes, I'm still going, folks. To the huge disappointment of Mr Shaw, I daresay. ;-) Curiously enough, Steve, my Mum is 90 tomorrow! Family party called off weeks ago, unsurprisingly, but the Grand Old Girl is still going strong & not especially deaf, so I can phone her & will!


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