COVID-19 IN MERRITT BC
HOW TO SELF ISOLATE IN STYLE
Fun Things To Do in Merritt To Break the Boredom
The COVID-19 in Merritt BC has citizens embracing the directives from our health authorities. For my wife and myself this means self isolating ourselves. We are not quarantined, so we are able to go out for essential services such as groceries once a week or so.
GETTING THINGS DONE
One of the nice things about self isolating during COVID-19 is that you now have time to tackle some jobs that you have been putting off because other things take you away from these tasks. For example, I have wanted to convert my CD’s to digital and store them online. Ditto goes with my photos as well.
However, my procrastination has caused me some grief because technology has moved on and my computer does not have a CD drive. To solve this problem I resurrected my old computer that did have the necessary drive to carry out this task. This machine was extremely slow and was several releases of Windows 10 behind the times. Despite these problems I persevered and the task was completed.
2. Resurrecting the craft room
We have a room downstairs that was originally going to be our craft room but overtime it became a storage room. We had luggage, Christmas decorations, boxes of memorabilia and all kinds of other stuff which left no space to actually do any crafts. This project is massive and is therefore still on going.
3. Spring Cleaning in Merritt
What better time is there for tackling those cleaning exercises than when you can’t go anywhere.
4. Yard Work
The early Spring is a great time to get a jump on your gardening chores. Things such as clearing out the winter die off, pruning, weeding and de-thatching. The rewards will show within weeks.
Not all self isolation activities during COVID-19 is work!
This is one activity that is lots of fun and has great rewards when finished. I myself am not a great baker but I can whip up a great plate of Rice Krispy squares. This time I added some crushed candy cane to add a little tasty addition to the recipe.
“I love food”-Shirley
My wife is a much better cook than I am. She whipped up some of our favourite dishes, hamburger soup and Chili.
Reading is one of my favourite things to do any time. However with the COVID-19 in Merritt BC we have more time for reading. I see one problem looming in the near future and that is the library is closed and so are the thrift stores that I get my reading supply from. I guess I will have to step into the new age and get my books online.
Since we are not quarantined we can go out for walks. There generally is no one around but if we do meet someone we keep our separation of 2 metres. It’s a great time for walking as Spring is beginning to show up everywhere. We could use many of the trails around our house but it is tic season and so we are keeping away from these areas for now.
Games are a big part of our life so it is fitting that we spend time doing this. We play card games and board games but not computer games. The only downside is that we love to play games with our friends and that just doesn’t work during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This is serious
The Covid-19 in Merritt, BC is a serious matter. There are things to remember such as the pandemic will end, especially if we follow the advise of our National, Provincial and Community Governments. There are many ways to keep in touch using such things as FACETIME and other equivalent programs or, even try, the old fashion way by using the phone.