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Seems like times like these brings out the best and worst of people. The media loves to show the guy with 50 rolls of TP in his cart and even here things have gotten a little tense from time to time, I am a guilty party to that myself. So I will start with something positive from the Covid-19 pandemic. I usually play in the late afternoons at my course and I rarely say two words to anyone because everyone there at that time is in a rush to get in their game before dark. Now though it seems people stop and talk, from a distance of course, and I have met several people and wound up playing with them. You have to walk when I get there so you eventually you are going to run into someone and strike up a conversations. Also, in the neighborhood people are talking and being outside which is way out of the norm for my little corner of the Island. In that way it's a good thing to come from this. What have you seen or done that is a positive from all of this?

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Positive?  Hell yes.  Today, after searching for 4 days for a simple 4-pack of toilet paper I found it! I'm good for a few months.  I really want to know what people were thinking when they made their stupid run on TP.  

 

29 minutes ago, snapfade said:

Also, in the neighborhood people are talking and being outside which is way out of the norm for my little corner of the Island. 

The outdoor walking population in my neighborhood has increased about 400%.  I'm seeing people I've never seen before.  Maybe they're busing in... it's a good 'hood to stroll in... sidewalks, scenic views...

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I'm walking a lot more than I used to.  Just walked almost 4.5 miles today, recreationally.  I know that's a lot like when I play golf, but maybe I'll build up some cardio energy that I don't really have (although it's nowhere near as bad as high school, when I could barely walk half a mile without getting winded). 

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In Germany where my wife is staying at 9pm, everyone in the apartments goes out on their balconys and starts clapping and cheering. They are doing it for the health care workes as a show of support. Kind of cool.

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I’m glad to report that the younger population here has done a better job of not coming to the clinic for minor, self resolving issues. Much better than 2-3 weeks ago.

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41 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

I’m glad to report that the younger population here has done a better job of not coming to the clinic for minor, self resolving issues. Much better than 2-3 weeks ago.

One of our daughters lives in Long Beach, Ca and she is a medical translator, Spanish to English, anyways, she was at an LA doctors office last week and the waiting area was packed, no separation between patients whatsoever, she went and waited in the car and had them call her when they were ready.  

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1 minute ago, snapfade said:

One of our daughters lives in Long Beach, Ca and she is a medical translator, Spanish to English, anyways, she was at an LA doctors office last week and the waiting area was packed, no separation between patients whatsoever, she went and waited in the car and had them call her when they were ready.  

Yeah that’s a shame. But...this is a thread on positive things.😉

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My family seems to be doing a way better job of not wasting food. Not to say we were hugely wasteful to begin with, but we've been very careful over the last several weeks to only make or take what we need. We've also done a way better job of using our leftovers. That's certainly a good thing. 

Oh, and the Federal Tax deadline has been extended to July 15th. I guess that's a positive.

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14 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Yeah that’s a shame. But...this is a thread on positive things.😉

HeHe yeah and I'm the one who started it. It's easy to get carried away. 

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One of the more positive things I have going is I am able to spend more time with my Granddaughters,

Since they are out of school till next fall, we have lots of time to spend together working on different aspects of their sports game interests. 

The eye clinic called me last week, letting me know my appointment has been postponed, so now we have even more time have fun. 

Of course there is our youngest Granddaughter and her softball interests. She want to be a pitcher, so we work on that. That, and protecting herself from line drives hit back at her. 

Our next oldest Granddaughter is the golfer. She has progressed quite well over the past 8 months. We spend alot of time working on our short games together. Her long game pro is not working right now due to the virus. 

With the local weather finally getting better, it's about time to put the boat in the water, and all of us to catch up on our fishing tactics. 

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16 minutes ago, jmanbooyaa said:

I finally am getting around to spackle and paint my bedroom. Not sure it is a positive because spackling sucks. Ha ha. 

Around here Home Depot is open.   When people got the initial order that business were closed, many, many people headed to Home Depot to buy paint.   My friend's daughter mixed about 4 days worth of usual paint sales in 8 hours.    The Michigan governor had to demand people not run to the stores unless it was essential.    

 

On a positive note, I "heard" that Ohio has opened up their golf courses.   ya/nay?

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