Mar 22, 2020

Anxious to get back home

Sleeping was my priority and I slept for eleven hours, I was rather worn out and now feel somewhat better.  But I am more than ready to be in my home.  I spent Saturday doing laundry and odds and ends while Colin did some inside and outside things on his to do list.

Once the laundry was in the washer I went for my walk. Interesting set up.

This unit is in the storage area and they are from Alberta.

A huge vehicle towing a huge trailer.  I’m sure they enjoy their RV but not our thing at all. I think that both the first photo and these are racing fans.

A very special set up for their three pups, both the upper patio and the ground one as well.

Colin was working very hard to get the duct tape off the paint.  This goes back to our first day on the road back in October when he had to tape the fender in place because of the huge winds we encountered. We repaired it in Mazatlan but the tape still needed to come off and today was the the day.  WD-40 worked the best.

It’s not a hibiscus but is is still beautiful.

On my walk I noticed that there were only two RV’s here from Alberta, one from Saskatchewan and us from BC.  I guess all the Canadians heeded the request to head back home.  We see them coming in at night and leaving again the next morning.  I heard that the Walmart at Omak which is a popular overnight spot before using the border crossing that we do at Osoyoos was filled with RV’s the other day.  Many others from the Isla have returned to the US in the past two days.  We talked to Erik today and he said that he is very surprised at how all of the RV’s in Mazatlan have cleared out so quickly.

This is the first that I have heard about closing the internal borders within Canada.

We are so very very happy that we left Mexico early.  Posted on Facebook March 21st.  What a zoo.

 Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made clear today, March 22nd, that while everyone is encouraged to get outdoors for fresh air — if people don’t start following her voluntary directives, she’ll have no choice but to impose orders.  Here is the link to the the DO’s and the DON’Ts about your responsibilities to stay home.

This is a link to explain the difference between self- monitoring, self – isolation and isolation for Covid-19. My understanding is that we are able to take a daily walk as long as we stay away from everyone. Truly a different world that we are now living in and it is up to each one of us to do our part.  We just opened our last bottle of Italian wine 😐  The world truly needs Italian wines.  Do your part and stay away from others.



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10 Responses to “Anxious to get back home”

  1. Kay says:

    Husband said “Tell them to carry a can of brake cleaner, it will clean anything including spots on carpet and take the duct tape off not sweating”.

    And, I have to say – that brake cleaner he uses to clean anything and everything, he uses it like I use Clorox cleanup.

    Safe travels home and across the line, hopefully all this mess will clear out and you’ll all be headed back south in the fall.

    • contessa says:

      Good info re the brake cleaner. It is on the to get list. Thank you for the safe travel wishes. We really need all we can get.

  2. Gene Siesky says:

    The RV sure looks shiney and clean.

  3. Maxx Trails says:

    This is some really good information Contessa! I especially love the “Conornavirus Explained Easily” picture.

    I am a little confused, and hopefully you are right, with your thought that you can go out for a walk when you are under your fourteen day self isolation … or maybe I misunderstood your statement about taking a daily walk. The way I read the link you provided we have to stay indoors for the first fourteen days after returning from out of Canada, then if we have no symptoms we can go about our day but must avoid crowded places and increase our personal space from others. To me this means we can not go out for a walk until the fourteen day self isolation period is over.

    We are fortunate that we are in a closed park and have lots of area to walk around but we still see occasional people walking around so we are staying inside … I would love to be able to go outside for a walk.

    • contessa says:

      I think that the ‘rules’ have changed and that now you are not to go out for a walk until after the 14 days and then you can go out for a social distancing walk. However my concern is that I really need to walk daily as part of my knee recovery exercises. I will be sure to check this thoroughly before I walk.

  4. Gail from Buckeye AZ says:

    Glad you both got home safe and sound! Rest up and stay home!

  5. I think Maxx Trails is right about the first 14 days you are home. At least you can sit in your own yard by the lake though – and such a lovely view you have there it will definitely be a sanctuary when you are finally home. I had to go to 2 pharmacies today to find what Mom needed (distilled water to clean her cpap machine). It was super weird. The second, Pharmasave had all sections taped off for their clothing/gift/chocolate section. Shoppers Drug Mart had a few shelves that were bare but I was able to get everything I needed there except the distilled water (found at Pharmasave). I am doing online shopping and will pick up my groceries but found that you can’t get a lot of pharmacy items that way.

    • contessa says:

      It really is a problem to have to go from store to store to get what you need. So glad you got what you needed. I am pretty sure that we have enough food for 14 days. I can always ask a neighbour to pick up something for us if needed. So glad you got what you node for your Mom. I hope that I can walk as it is a major part of my rehab.

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