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Everything posted by padawanbeck84

  1. 45, 441 - Evening counting. One good thing about being at home all day is that I can stay in my pyjamas all day if I want to Also, can I complain about the fact a "classic rock" radio station didn't play *one* U2 song in the 7 hours I listened to it today? They literally played everything else except U2. And I'm not sure I'd classify Nickelback or Green Day as "classic"
  2. 45, 435 - We are allowed out once a day if we need to do shopping/other essential things, but the main aim is to stop the virus spreading. Our hospitals are struggling to cope as it is, so by staying at home, we keep ourselves and others out of danger. At least there's finally time to get the gardening done The thing that brings home the scale of it all is that some of our major entertainment and sports venues are now being turned into temporary hospitals It's weird to see, but necessary. China and South Korea seem to have their cases under control, so that's a good sign.
  3. My Dad found a big pack of loo roll on the way home - just in time as we're now in lockdown here in the UK. And the guy who runs the local comic shop came to my house to deliver my latest batch of comics and a Funko Pop. I thought that was nice of him to do that for me. (I should stress that he put the bag on the doorstep and stood a safe distance away on the garden path )
  4. 45, 433 - Night-time counting and the UK is now on full-on lockdown. I'm normally deeply disorganised, but am now planning how to make the food and drink we have in the house last as long as we can. It's weird. My Dad is sitting watching TV, not really paying attention to the news and I'm the one trying to be organised to deal with it. I had my regular comics delivered to my house today, so that's some entertainment sorted
  5. 45, 432 - Counting before I go and make myself some lunch. At least being at home is meaning I keep to regular mealtimes. And making me aware of how much I normally snack between meals I'm doing my best to cut down on that so that the supplies will last longer.
  6. 45, 429 - My area had our first death yesterday We've not had a huge amount of confirmed cases locally, but then not everyone is able to get tested. It feels like our government is dithering and indecisive - and a worrying amount of people are not respecting instructions to stay at home.
  7. 45, 427 - Saturday morning and I have finished one book from my library pile. One lady came into the library yesterday and borrowed 29 books before we had to shut. That's one kind of stockpiling I *can* appreciate (Our local authority had doubled the amount people can borrow). It's a nice sunny day here, but trying to get some fresh air in the garden is being hampered by our neighbour stinking the place out with some less-than-legal cigarettes
  8. You know how everyone's posting songs to sing while you wash your hands? Scrolling through Twitter this morning, a friend had retweeted a post where someone they follow has completely rewritten "Smells Like Teen Spirit" into a whole song about the importance of hand-washing (and hygiene in general). Because no-one *really* wants to be contagious. So now I'm trying to memorise "Smells Like Clean Spirit". And sharing the heck out of the original post.
  9. 45, 425 - Our local libraries are closing from Friday, so now I really will be at home full-time. At least I will finally be able to read my current pile of library books... although it's going to be a nightmare when we re-open and have everyone returning them all at the same time
  10. 45, 423 - @peterferris8 Typical Tories for you - many businesses (especially small ones) etc are struggling as it is, but they don't care. On the upside, seeing all the bookshops etc supporting each other on social media is lovely. I've been to the library today, but we don't know how much longer we'll be staying open either. The lack of clarity is annoying - especially when you see the rest of Europe being decisive and acting quickly. At least this gives me an excuse to waive late fines for people I never like having to fine anyone, but having to quarantine for health reasons clearly qualifies as "extenuating circumstances" as to why you might not be able to return books on time.
  11. 45, 419 - Counting and trying to relax after a stressful morning at the library. It was fine until some teens came in from the school next door. They got verbally abusive when all I did was politely ask them to turn their music off. Sweary rap songs are not appropriate in a library
  12. 45, 417 - We can but hope. In my local area, our MP (a Tory) has been spreading what is *known* to be fake information and "guidance" via her social media account Talk about irresponsible! All being well, I'm going book-shopping tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a nice, relaxing respite from all of this. At least if I need to quarantine myself, I have plenty of reading material to keep me occupied
  13. 45, 415 - That is awful I don't suppose he can be made to work in a separate room or something? Or at least see if your boss can have a quiet word with him about not spreading illness. *Especially* when people are going to be worried about those kind of symptoms.
  14. I went shopping and was (eventually) able to find a pack of toilet roll In all seriousness, the panic buying is stupid. And I feel sorry for shop staff, who are probably getting shouted at by people angry they can't find things. The comic shop also finally got my John Wick figurine in. Now I just need to work out where to put him 😍
  15. 45, 412 - We've had 6 deaths so far here in the UK I can understand cancelling things - as annoying as it is for people planning to attend those events, we need to stop the virus spreading. It's the panic buying that's annoying me. Healthy, younger people are buying up things like soap, toilet roll and long-life food and they're not thinking about helping more vulnerable members of the community. I went shopping today and was shocked by how much was out of stock. The staff have never known anything like it - and are having to try and substitute things for online orders.
  16. 45, 410 - I'm just happy that the library wasn't in a mess this morning
  17. I was able to return a missing audiobook disc to another library. It wasn't damaged, so it went back into the set and the audiobook is back in circulation. My good deed for the day Always feels good when we find things like that.
  18. Death finally won the chess match. Rest in Peace Max von Sydow. And thank you for so many memorable characters. Even your brief appearance in The Force Awakens was one that sticks in the memory. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51803195
  19. 45, 408 - Weekend counting and rolling my eyes at all the people panic-buying. At this rate, they're going to have to put some sort of rationing system in place as it's getting stupid. And half of them are probably only buying these things to try and flog them online for extortionate amounts later
  20. 45, 407 - Wednesday and it's raining again On the upside, I'm getting back into writing my novel draft. I also had a very vivid dream last night. Dreams seem to happen most for me when I'm writing, like it's opening up that part of my brain or something.
  21. From yesterday. my good thing was that I got back into working on the novel I started in November. I've been in a bit of a writing slump lately and not done much, but I added over a page (about 700 words) to it last night Hopefully I can keep that going and get the first draft finished.
  22. 45, 404 - The weather has been rubbish here too. We need *good* weather to help the flooded areas dry out!
  23. 45, 402 - Late-night counting. I went to see my best friend today as it's her birthday. We always laugh ourselves silly
  24. 45, 401 - Chilled out afternoon counting. Another nursery school class came into the library today for a story-telling session. And tidied up after themselves Now if we could just get the *big* kids into the same good habits...
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