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About Lindaru

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  • Location
    McCall, Idaho
  • Interests
    Comedy, Music, Site Seeing
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Inside Passage, Alaska, Canada

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  1. I also would not want to spend 90% of my waking time in a mask for seven or more days straight, so would simply not cruise if we had to wear masks. That said, I do wear them in public places where social distancing is not guaranteed, but those are short trips of less than two hours and certainly not every day but more like two weeks apart.
  2. My bones, muscles and joints are still recovering from the double memorial service up in the wilds of central Idaho that took several hours to get to at the south fork of the Salmon River where my father-in-law and brother-in-law ashes were placed along with two bouquets of flowers. No paved roads, some gravel, mostly dirt with pot holes and ruts, very narrow, sheer drop off on one side and no railing. Painful to the old body and scary, too! There was a pot luck in open air at the camp ground in Secesh Meadows afterwards. Warren is a town between the place where the memorial was held outside and Secesh Meadows. Here are some pictures of how rustic it all looks in Warren. Will share the others on another post later.
  3. 😨 Hopefully we do not have a militia near us in McCall, Idaho. We may have to think about moving if that happens. It was cold enough here to snow today for a couple of hours. I think Mother Nature has lost all sense of time.
  4. I have not been in Seattle since last year, but I fear when I do get to return, it will not be the same. 😪
  5. I understand they have six blocks of Seattle entirely blocked off to anyone else? What about people that work and/or live in there? They either cannot leave or cannot enter? I thought Antifa was bad in Portland, but Seattle seems to have it much worse. My sympathies. 😔
  6. I follow the Twitter Idaho coronavirus account. Oh, boy. Identified cases at a church in Twin Falls, a restaurant in Pocatello, and then in Boise we have six bars and a YMCA where they identified cases. Contact tracing begins. The numbers will soon be going up. 😬 The Governor had stated in his final phase reopening speech that we just barely made the grade for the phase tomorrow. Too many cases going to ICU from this set of new outbreaks and we could have to phase back into previous restrictions.
  7. Idaho completely opens up with protocols Saturday. Not changing what I do since the original declaration in March. Now been nine days since I have been to the store and probably will be a few more. Thank goodness for Sam's Club and a nice large property to walk around on. 😷😁 I will have to step outside of the isolation comfort zone on Saturday, June 27th. A double memorial up in the mountains for my father-in-law who passed December 1st and my brother-in-law who passed one week ago today (neither one virus related). Their wishes were to have their ashes spread on the south fork of the Salmon River. The pot luck afterwards will be no tables, mats for your lap as you sit in your camp chair; disposable plates, bowls, cups, silverware, so forth; having your food dished up for you from masked and gloved servers; outdoors; and distanced seating. I am bringing my own food and drink anyway, so not a problem for me (cannot eat just anything and everything). I am a bit nervous since many of our relatives come from areas of the Pacific Northwest where people are not free to travel yet and may not be able to make it. If they have non-refundable airplane tickets, not sure how we are going to handle that (may have to chip in and pay them back). I used to live in Multnomah County, Oregon. I feel for those guys as they are not even in their first phase of relaxing restrictions yet.
  8. That is too cute! Do you have a fish tank for that? 😆
  9. While I have been perfectly content to only go to the stores as needed and spend my outside time walking around on our large property, that has been squashed since yesterday thanks to Mother Nature and looks to be for several days at least. You kind of expect in the Spring there to be rain and cool days. Today it snowed and is still snowing. If ever I missed Alaska, all I have to do is look out the window and pretend I am there. ❄️
  10. This has been a year of upheavals. 😬 Got a news letter about cruising this weekend and mentioned in it was mask wearing for passengers as well as crew during any public interaction as a likelihood. That would be a deal breaker for me to not be able to be out on deck or my balcony without having to be masked. I am perfectly fine with washing hands and sanitizing everywhere, but not spending an entire day and evening in a mask when I am outside of my state room. Before this news letter, it had occurred to me about how you social distance during a muster drill? Have three or four of them before sail away? That would extend things quite a bit schedule-wise.
  11. We are about to receive our first out of county family member coming over to visit since the lock down began mid-March. I will try to social distance as much as I can as I have been known to stand in the kitchen door-way and talk to people on the living room couch since where I stand is only inches away from my computer where I spend most of my time anyway. No hugging. Sister-in-law will just have to understand. She lives in Ada County which has the highest case count in the state. 😁
  12. I go into isolation between grocery store visits. I am now two days past my last visit to get essentials and waiting to see if I get symptoms. I do not miss the getting out on a holiday weekend because we never really went anywhere except occasionally to my in-laws remote cabin in the mountains with other family members. Both of my in-laws have since passed away, so I am happy to just stay put.
  13. It sure felt like a normal Friday before Memorial Day in McCall. 12 days since I had last been out to go to town to the store. Traffic was very heavy. Albertsons was crowded. 96% of customers not wearing masks. Thankfully I am really good at dodging those who do not social distance. I also walk around the store with a sanitizing wipe in my hands, rubbing that after everything I touch. Pretty sure I did not catch anything because of my own cautionary measures, but you never know. Now the next 12 days to count down to see if I get any kind of symptoms. I have so far been lucky. Idaho had a 61 case spike reported today from yesterday. We now have two food processing plants in two different locations with infected employees, just not near me. 😷
  14. Happy anniversary! Hope you can have a wonderful time given these times we are in. 🥂
  15. Sorry I have been off topic. My coping mechanism this week of my wedding anniversary (26 years) was relaying the biggest anniversary event day by day in retrospect, but I shall stop. My only place I am safe wandering is our property and it has been raining for days now and will continue to do so for the next week. I know we have to make another trip to the store soon and I think I might send hubby by himself. The things I consume are pretty much stocked up. The Idaho Coronavirus site does not update on Sundays. I am wondering how many new cases there will be tomorrow. 😬 Stay safe, all!
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