The USPS had a plan to send 5 reusable facemarks to every household in early April. Even had a press release ready.
The White House blocked the plan.
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) September 17, 2020
In Covidland, riding public transit has been an experience. At first it was a hot mess, but the T sensed up and realized they had to start to control crowds. One of the buses I ride is a very busy route (well all of the buses through my town are high ridership regardless), and the crowds in non-covid times are just insane. Lots of pushing N shoving. Its annoying.
But since the T is trying to limit crowding, they’ve been far more flexible with adding buses to avoid crowds. Unfortunately, it causes lines like this:
Talk about targeted ads….. I got this email from the Boston Globe today. I feel attacked
I mean really Boston Globe?
Lately I feel like Paranoid Patty. Yet everyone else is not.
I’m starting to crush mentally because of it. Here I sit at home. Working from home. Limiting my going out. wearing masks when I do from the time I leave my unit until I return. (more…)
Full Article (warning paywall):
Interesting article but most I knew already from talking to local friends. They are petrified of what is to come. And there’s little they can do to stop it. I fear for many of my friends in Ptown now. (more…)
My life is better now. The McDonald’s in square is now open. No more expensive UberEats trips. (more…)
In Keeping with the Covid “19” them from yesterday… today I decided to finally try out the donut recipe from the cookbook my mom used to use.
The book is “The Country Fair Cookbook: Every Recipe is a Blue Ribbon Winner” Edited by Elise W Manning, Farm Journal Food Editor . (Amazon purchase link). Its one of those many mass produced “book club” magazine cookbooks that were everywhere at that time. But damn it has some good (fattening) recipes in it.
No, I am not talking about the virus itself. The COVID “19”.. as in the 19lbs I’ve gained (or nearly gained) during this.
I weighed myself right before I went on vacation which was about a week before everyone was told to stay home and I was 192. Still up from my lowest last July, but still.
When did grocery shopping become a chore?
Currently the town I live in, Chelsea, Massachusetts is the hardest hit city in the town by COVID19. Not only are we the most hit with cases so far (as of 4/22), we’re also a town of service people, so many of my friends and neighbors are out of work. Lots of hard working folks. Sometimes I feel like I’m one of the few on my street that is still employed.
This is picture from my friend Matt Frank who took a photo of the line to get food.
And the link yesterday (4/21/2020) to the Chelsea Collaborative (courtesy of WBZ):
We won’t be able to sustain feeding people without outside help. I’ve given some, and plan to give more, but we need more help.
If you can give, please give to the UnitedWay;’s One Chelsea Fund here: