Thursday, July 2, 2020

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We are taking a small step backwards.  Yesterday, Michigan's governor decided to close bars in the state due to rising Covid cases found there.  Something about they can go outside if there if is an area but not inside the bar.   In one Lansing Bar there were 105 cases in one night. Kind of scary.  Not that it bothers me (we don't go to bars) but yet it does.  Taking a little or big step back is so disheartening but then again I know it's necessary.  We just can't go back to where we were people.  I think it's a sound decision and a dire warning to be careful.

As you can tell I watched the news.  It was too hot to go to the garden.  

How it's going in your state?

What is happening in your neck of the woods today?

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Kathy said...

I'm sorry that your state is taking a step back, but I think your governor is wise.
VA entered phase 3 yesterday since our new cases have been decreasing. But I'm still going to be cautious. It was my son's 21st birthday, and his girlfriend came over for a cookout. Hopefully that wasn't a mistake...

Lana said...

South Carolina lives and breathes by college football. It is huge here. Our governor told us yesterday that if we don't start behaving and get the numbers down that there will be no college or high school football this fall. That is a dire threat here so I hope it works! Bars have not reopened here nor any place with spectators or movie theaters or concert venues. People are wanting law enforcement to enforce face masks and he said that they will not. They have enough to do and people are smart enough to do what they need to do with out law enforcement. Based on what I am seeing on social media for all the events taking place this weekend and even bars that plan to be open outside, numbers will only continue to go up. This is crazy!

Our baby birds had flown the nest this morning. It is always sad.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

We are in phase 4 we might have to go back to phase 3 the governor said. Seems like with phase 4 people started to think it was over. That's where are trouble brgan. Be safe Kathy.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Good for your governor! Hit them where it hurts. Just where a mask and social distance. Easy and frugal haha.
Our county fair just cancelled finally. What gets me is that they could have even thought it would be safe! We need to wise up fast.

Jenny said... state never did a mandatory shut down but they did follow the advice of the governor & the cdc. Our numbers are rising though as restaurants opened back up ...I cannot understand why people want to to go anywhere inside in a group.

We're having high numbers in the Hispanic & Asian communities in our area. And I saw an article just this morning showing churches that have had cases....two in the town where my church is but thankfully none at my church.

My church has been meeting but masks are required for everyone 10 yrs old & older(We are not going) They also have blocked off seats. You can only sit with your own family. They have bathroom attendants who open doors & clean after each person. So much work. I think about 50 have been going but our church holds almost 500 people though we have fewer than 200 members.

I'm rambling...I am tired. As I'm sure everyone is of this whole mess.

Melissa Henderson said...

Hot and humid here in SC. We have had a few storms in the evenings. Right now, the sky is sunny in one section and dark clouds in another. Happy July 4th weekend!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Isn't that wild how that field will get rain and the other may not. Happy 4th to you too!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

We are all getting tired of it I think Jenny. I couldn't imagine this kind of scenario happening and just getting worse instead of better.
I'm glad you made the decision not to go to church. A hard decision to make I know. Socializing is something we need. Hopefully it will be sooner than later.

Margie from Toronto said...

My province is all into stage 2 now - we have had two major outbreaks - one from 2 nail salons and one in a rural county amongst migrant farm workers. All people have been traced and are being tested re: the nail salons. I just spoke with a friend who lives in that town and 4 people she knows are now infected. BIG fines coming for the owners as the number of clients very clearly shows that they were not following the rules!
The govt. has moved in to test the migrant workers and to improve living conditions etc. Those that come in directly to farms seem to be doing better as they were tested when they arrived but the issue seems to be with ones who come in via some shady agencies. A major push is on to get this under control and that particular area will not be opening up until it is!
Here in Toronto masks became mandatory on public transit this morning and will be mandatory in public indoor spaces as of next Tuesday. Really, so many places now require them that most people just wear one all the time - it's just simpler.
The Health Dept. announced today that the province is now under 1% infection rate - despite the two outbreaks so that is really good news. However, we won't move to stage 3 for another couple of weeks as they want to see what the results are after the latest loosening of restrictions.
Not to be rude but - no one wants to go the way of the US - and that has now become the way to deal with people who aren't as good as following the rules as they should be - it's usually enough to shame them. Here it is not a political issue - more people simply not wanting to wear one when its so hot - but it is framed as "doing your bit" for everyone's sake! I rode the subway back and forth to the office today and I only saw 1 person not wearing one.
My church can open - with restrictions - but we have decided to continue with Youtube services until Sept. and everyone seems to be fine with that decision. We'd love to get together but the consensus is that it is just safer to wait.
I hope that you and all your readers stay well.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

Kind of the same here. Mandatory masks again in public starting July 9. Don't know why they are waiting - but that is what they said.
I did go out this morning and weed the garden - man is it hot. 90's for the next many days - at least this morning the humidity wasn't too bad.
Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hot and sticky here in MN.
We have had increases in cases associated with bars popular with college age people in college towns.
I'm trying to be super careful and not let my guard down due to fatigue.

Nancy said...

Hi-So hot and humid here in Northern Wisconsin. I spent 2+ hours early this morning watering garden by hand, then we had an unpredicted thunderstorm in late afternoon leaving an inch of rain. Oh well.
Husband and I have been very cautious since March. And always wear masks and try to social distance if we ever go anywhere. Not many people do that here. I don't understand.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I know we have to be the talk of the town so to speak. Seems like some governors now are getting on board and I'm very glad. I hope it's not too late. We all need to do our bit. So proud of Canada!
So are the crops being picked by somebody? I hope so.
I'm so glad we have the internet now it softens the blow of this situation quite a bit.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Good for you on not letting your guard down. The minute we do..It's not gonna be good.
I'm done with this heat now too.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Oh man be careful Cheryl. That's kind of weird they are waiting till then.
There is no letting upon on the heat here for quite awhile. We just need some rain. Have a great weekend too!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I'm very jealous of your rain. I watered the garden but nothing like that happened here. That good rain will send your garden over the top.
Stay safe as best you can. I frankly don't understand a lot of people.

Anonymous said...

My daughter has college friends who live around East Lansing. She keeps telling them - don't be stupid. Though knowing her, she probably isn't quite that polite about it. Ann

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Ann, it sounds like your daughter has a good head on her shoulders. I hope she keeps sounding the alarm.
Have a great day!

Margie from Toronto said...

The crop situation is tricky - one farm has been shut down entirely! They are trying to get other people in to pick the crops - i.e.. local people - but it is a real concern. If they don't get a handle on it quickly they will lose a lot of produce and that will certainly effect prices!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I've heard a bit of this from other sources so I was wondering if it was true. If you can stock up just in case there is crop loss or no crop because of this. I can just imagine a big shortage.