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Some nice things that have happened due to COVID-19
March 15, 2020
9:30 pm
Loonie
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We can maybe lift our spirits by looking on the bright side.

Here's my list so far:

Two families on our street have contacted us to offer to get us groceries if needed because we're old.
We had an entire restaurant all to ourselves for dinner tonight, enabling much banter with the owners.
Gas is very cheap, apparently related to decreased demand in China (I really appreciated this as a close relative is in hospital out of town and we've had to make frequent trips).
A kindly hospital employee at a large hospital volunteered to walk us around to get to the only entrance that was open when we were confused.
Driving the DVP/404 was almost pleasurable today due to much reduced traffic.
Pedestrians preoccupied with their cell phones no longer bump into me.
Due to a lack of tourists, it was reported that the canals in Venice have clear water and you can see the fish in them.
We are likely consuming less fossil fuels.

Please share your happy experiences.

March 16, 2020
8:57 am
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A nice thing happened to me, Bell sent me an email saying they're waiving all internet extra usage charges this and next month. Thank you, Bell!

March 16, 2020
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I've never been a hugger, and live in a small town where everyone knows each other and hugs continually.
Now no one is hugging and I am enjoying every minute of it.

March 16, 2020
9:22 am
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Although the jury is still out, Global Warming is now poised to have a positive side; Apparently, just like other viruses, Corona dies off when temperatures rise.sf-wink

March 16, 2020
12:34 pm
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There is a group of volunteers (it looks like now covering all GTA, just heard on CBC radio) providing service delivering food/medicine to elderly or whoever is in need for it.
Anybody in Richmond Hill in need of such service, let me know.

March 16, 2020
1:40 pm
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Kudos to pooreva for volunteering.sf-smile

A group of nursing and medical students from the University of Toronto are offering personal assistance with errands, shopping, babysitting etc to health care workers who need help.

Loblaws is eliminating pick-up fees and reducing prices for home-delivered items.

In Kitimat, a No Frills store opened one hour early this morning in order for seniors to shop in a less crowded environment. The store was to have been specially cleaned in advance.

Shoppers Drug Mart is offering free prescription delivery.

March 16, 2020
1:51 pm
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yeah sky above China and Europe are noticeably clearer as less pollution due to reduced acitivties and factories being shut down.
Definitely a plus to combat global warming and give the ozone layer a chance to build up again.

March 16, 2020
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toto said
I've never been a hugger, and live in a small town where everyone knows each other and hugs continually.
Now no one is hugging and I am enjoying every minute of it.  

I hear you.

1. ShawGo is giving everyone free access to their wifi network. Not that I need it but many will appreciate it.
2. Inoreader is supplying instant covid updates via text messages. I will now know the vicinity of grim reaper.
3. Bitcoin, like the stock market, has experienced a flash crash with more to come(hopefully). I want to make some money before # 2.

March 17, 2020
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Healthy Planet, a health food and nutrition chain in the GTA, has declared Seniors Day (20% off) to be every day in order to support seniors.

March 29, 2020
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I noticed I have not had telemarketing phone calls for a while.

March 29, 2020
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Justin Trudeau didn't get it 🙁 ... Just his wife.. This made me sad not happy lol

March 29, 2020
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Alexandre said
I noticed I have not had telemarketing phone calls for a while.  

Not really. I am getting bunch of chinese speaking calls. And if I reject call from unknown to me number, it goes to voice mail wasting my minutes to access mailbox.

March 29, 2020
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the wife had a toothache and since her dentist has gone into hiding, i pulled the tooth with a pair of channel locks.  i figure i saved me 300 bucks.

just waiting for the boy to break an arm or something... i have an old rusty SAW i hardly use.

yesterday i couldn't spell "health care professional" today i are one.

March 29, 2020
12:46 pm
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Alexandre said
I noticed I have not had telemarketing phone calls for a while.  

Right!
Nobody wants to clean my ducts or inspect my water heater any more! Even the lawn care companies are staying away.
I think the term "cootie", long abandonned since childhood, is about to come back into my life.

Thanks for the laugh, Kidd. We need some.

March 29, 2020
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Loonie said
Kudos to pooreva for volunteering.sf-smile

A group of nursing and medical students from the University of Toronto are offering personal assistance with errands, shopping, babysitting etc to health care workers who need help.

Loblaws is eliminating pick-up fees and reducing prices for home-delivered items.

In Kitimat, a No Frills store opened one hour early this morning in order for seniors to shop in a less crowded environment. The store was to have been specially cleaned in advance.

Shoppers Drug Mart is offering free prescription delivery.  

Don't forget plastic bags are free now at Loblaws and its subsidiaries (No Frills, Fortinos etc.).

March 30, 2020
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Being over 70, we're now expected to self-isolate.
It's the perfect time to dig into all those delayed household tasks, like decluttering.
It's not a fun task.
However, we just found $500 in gift cards that had been lost in a file drawer since 2001 - and the company is still in business, online, and we still shop there! We phoned to make sure the cards are stil valid, which they are.
sf-smilesf-coolsf-smile

May 10, 2021
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Loonie said
we're now expected to self-isolate.
It's the perfect time to dig into all those delayed household tasks, like decluttering.
sf-smilesf-coolsf-smile  

Loon predicted the reno boom

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