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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    With all the shut downs, I wonder if there will be a mini baby boom in Dec/Jan?
    …..or a huge divorce spike...…! …..just sayin'...…
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    My coworker and good friend was bringing his wife to the hospital this morning here in MA and they would not let him inside. She is scheduled to be induced on Friday. They gave her a lot of scary news at the appointment....they may send the baby and mom home the same day....when you get pulled over on Friday by the police let them know you are on the way to give birth! Not sure if the hospital knows more than the general public at this point or just trying to prepare their patients for a worst case scenario.

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    Our friend’s surgery is back on again for tomorrow due to complications caused by the shunt. He did not provide any more details.

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    Corona Virus effects in your hometown.-screen-shot-2020-03-17-1-38-46-pm-jpg
    Social distancing is being respected at our pool.
    I am amazed that they are being cautious.


    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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    Good afternoon,

    A couple of things from north of the border.

    The Canadian border is effectively closed to all EXCEPT Canadian citizens, permanent residents, diplomatic staff, air crew and U.S. citizens. The Canadian and US economies are so integrated, and the supply chains so locked together that both countries depend on keeping the border open to each other. Both countries need the truck drivers carrying groceries, medicine, paper products and machine parts etc, to be able to cross into both countries. The same with cross-border train crews.


    Here's an interesting twist where bureaucracy and immediate needs can collide. Here, in an attempt to provide relief to overworked healthcare workers, retired doctors and nurses are being asked to return to work. For those nurses who have given up their licence to practice, the process to get their qualifications back is usually lengthy and complicated. They are trying to shorten the process but with what success, who knows? How about where you live? Are you going through a similar thing?

    Lots more to tell, but only a couple of things per post. I think that's about as much serious news as most people can take.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Corona Virus effects in your hometown.-screen-shot-2020-03-17-1-38-46-pm-jpg
    Social distancing is being respected at our pool.
    I am amazed that they are being cautious.

    Not problem here. Nobody there anyway. Pools are still frozen solid!


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    Retail stores are starting to close. Both Nordstrom and Crate and Barrel have announced the temporary closing of their stores.

    We are in a sense self isolating; not because we’re sick but to lower the risk of getting the virus as Tom has so many health issues. We plan to only leave the house for food shopping. There’s not much to do anyway with so many restaurants etc. closing. I’m wondering how many others are staying home as much as possible? In my neighborhood it seems like everyone is home. What are you doing with all this extra time?

    I’ve been doing the treadmill for an hour each morning; spending more time on the forum; watching too many Coronavirus updates and cooking a lot more. I’m thinking about cleaning out the cellar, or taking on a project like freshening up the kitchen, or maybe even doing our taxes (taxes are my last choice).

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    First two cases in our area are two people who work in the local hospital.

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    We are all home...My wifes company wont allow them to work till April 1st at the earliest. We have been trying to make things as normal as possible for our son and us. We sleep in as much as possible...have breakfast, relax a bit before doing some basic school work/reading with my our son. Then my wife typically works from home a bit...I too am working from home but it does not take me more than an hour or so. We try to take our dogs for walks daily.....we have started a monopoly game that my son is destroying us in and trying to avoid all other people. The only one who really ventures out is me to get anything we need....and I will be honest I hate every second of that venture. I am an introvert by nature but this is off the scales for me.....still doing fine just not looking forward to the months ahead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Retail stores are starting to close. Both Nordstrom and Crate and Barrel have announced the temporary closing of their stores.

    We are in a sense self isolating; not because we’re sick but to lower the risk of getting the virus as Tom has so many health issues. We plan to only leave the house for food shopping. There’s not much to do anyway with so many restaurants etc. closing. I’m wondering how many others are staying home as much as possible? In my neighborhood it seems like everyone is home. What are you doing with all this extra time?

    I’ve been doing the treadmill for an hour each morning; spending more time on the forum; watching too many Coronavirus updates and cooking a lot more. I’m thinking about cleaning out the cellar, or taking on a project like freshening up the kitchen, or maybe even doing our taxes (taxes are my last choice).
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    Good evening,

    Amidst the news of closings, Covid-19 cases and deaths, there is some good news of compassion and kindness.

    Here is one from a very unlikely source, Canada Revenue Agency. The deadline for Canadians to file their 2019 income tax return has been pushed back from the customary date of April 30 to June 1, 2020 because of the virus. Who said CRA doesn't have a soul?

    Is the IRS in the US doing similar?



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