Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Life In The Age Of CoronaVirus

Life goes on up here in the Frozen North (Canada) where many folks seem to rely on Trump for their medical advice. I went to the store yesterday for a few things but not much luck. The canned vegetable shelves are stripped bare. There were only four cans left on all the shelves. The cheapest canned peas they sold so I bought two of them. LOL. Hand sanitizer of course is a thing of the past but I found a half bottle here at home so I am fine. Toilet paper and ketchup seems to be a thing of the past. I guess if worse came to worst we could eat toilet paper if it had enough ketchup on it. That might explain the demand.

Snowbirds are flocking home early for a couple of reasons. 1) Many travel medical companies are telling people to come home immediately or face having their policy cancelled and 2) Returning snowbirds have to put themselves into a two week seclusion when they get home and being Canadians, we will actually do it.

I am not panicking. I have enough food in the freezer and pantry to last a while (except for ketchup). I am not going out as often but I am going out when I have to / want to. My buddy Brian and I are going out for a seafood lunch at the local seniors centre today. Yes, I know you are jealous! It is never very crowded so we always get a table to ourselves.

I was at the doctor's yesterday for a minor shoulder injury and learned that we now have one CV patient in Campbell River. Plus one of our dental offices is closed after one of their dentists attended a conference where four other attendees tested positive for CV. Otherwise, life is normal except my Rainy Day Fund has dropped a few thousand dollars thanks to the market panic.

But we will survive. Life is Good!



  1. It's wise to stay away from others at the moment but like you said the Chaos in our stores is caused by Trump and he doesn't know what he is talking about.
    As long as you don't cash in your stocks you don't loose money and it will recover.
    Be Safe and Enjoy as best as you can.

    It's about time.

  2. I will trade you ketchup for toilet paper. In Vegas for a few days and went to 7 stores today and got a few essentials but not all we need. We have been told that we need to have all of our food for our 14 day self isolation once we get home as there is barely anything on on the shelves there.

  3. Looks like the Blogger/Goggle comment issue has been resolved. Finally! Yeah !