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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    ....Can you tell I'm bored?
    Noooooo, surely not, & so soon....

    Stay safe folks.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    I'm in an "Essential Industry" so I lack any excess of free time.

    We're doing "Split Teams" but even our "Out" segment we're working
    Concert: Lanikai LU-21C (Southcoast MU)
    Soprano: Kala KA-PWS (Southcoast Machete)
    Baritone "Rennaissance Guitar": Kala KA-SBG (C-Linear with Worth BL-LGs currently.)
    Tenor: Kala ATP-CTG (Southcoast LMU-NW
    Tenor "Low G': Kala KA-FMTG (Southcoast LML-NW
    Tenor: Kala SRT-CTG-E (Southcoast LMU-NW
    Baritone "Nui": Pono NS-10 (Worth B-B)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdkrugjr View Post
    I'm in an "Essential Industry" so I lack any excess of free time.

    We're doing "Split Teams" but even our "Out" segment we're working
    Same here. I've been working 15+ hours a day, but today's my day off. I dropped by my local wine shoppe and was pleased to see that they are essential as well. I picked up a dozen local beers and went to the store to get the basics: some dandelion greens, some chopped and smoked green chiles. Now I am going to while away the hours with some ale and some mixolydian practice.

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    I want to thank those of you who are "essential" workers for all that you're doing to help the rest of us out. Whether you're in the medical field, work in a grocery store, or any other essential field, thank you.

    Please stay safe and stay well.

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    I had another voice lesson today with my bestie. We aren't maintaining any 6 feet rule, but still we are both very cautious. I asked for a rain check for a picnic with another friend whom I don't know too well, she's a social butterfly, so I thought better not to hang out just now, she's real big on hugging.

    I have also begun to wipe down all the controls in my car after each trip out! The 1st time, they were pretty yucky.

    I'm finally getting our nasty looking backyard cleaned up, even found a poor recently deceased squirrel there this AM. His remains got a very decent burial. And a blessing for animals. I wore gloves. You never know.

    I'm finding the internet to be slower than normal...
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    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    COVID, COVID, COVID...I run an assisted living. I can't escape it and the never-ending agency protocol changes. May actually be done for the day. Might play uke. After my nap

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    COVID, COVID, COVID...I run an assisted living. I can't escape it and the never-ending agency protocol changes. May actually be done for the day. Might play uke. After my nap
    OMG, I really feel for ya. I'm so happy to be retired from hospice right now! I loved hospice work, but enough is enough. I worked in an ALF once, as a PRN nurse, I really hated it, it was just barely better than a nursing home, accu-checks, G tubes, falls, geezus!
    We sure do have fun playing in ALFs, there are about 5 of them that hire us regularly, the residents are so sweet.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    I've been reacquainting myself with some old songs and introducing some new ones into my repertoire. Trying to keep up my skills on some instruments that I've been neglecting, but spending most of my time on guitar, ukulele and mouth harp. I've been walking a few kilometres down the waterfront trail (North shore of Lake Ontario) each day. It's easy to maintain social distancing, since I rarely see anyone else down there these days. I take my phone and snap a few photos each day.
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    A pair of mute swans who raise a family every year in the marsh north of the trail>
    The mouth of Gage's Creek which changes every time I go down there.

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    Been retired over ten years, so 'filling in my time' has developed into a regular routine,that suits me and doesn't frighten the horses! Shopping for food is fairly tricky at this time obviously, but hey, a chap has to eat,right? New laws come in to force,that any reason for being out of your home can be questioned and even fined, by the Police! Okay, we all have to act responsibly during this crisis, but I repeat, I have to have food, it is something I have grown accustomed to over the past seventy odd years!
    But all that aside, I spend my time reading, doing things on my PC (like this!) playing my modest collection of instruments, listening to music,and watching television. Aside from the everyday drudgery of cleaning,cooking etc to keep the old stately pile from collapsing.And remember, no matter how bad it may get, 'this too shall pass'......
    All power and respect to you Concert,Tenor and Baritone players, but Soprano is what does it for me every time! (And my beautiful Sopranino!)

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    This too shall pass... Wise words!

    Determined to come out of this in better shape! Most of January and February I was ill. I was pretty much off my feet for 5 weeks then trying to recover for three weeks afterwards! I'm still trying to get back to 'normal' and tire easily. Lot's of walking, fresh air and bike rides for as long as they are allowed. And of course I'll be learning to play my lovely new ukulele. Husband and I think this is good practice for our retirement in a few years. So far so good, let's see what kind of song I'm singing in a few weeks.

    Thanks to all of you still having to work for our benefit!

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