We have been disappointed with Netflix for some time now. Most of the new programming is too violent, full of intrique, or melodramatic for us. They do have some good programming, but we haven’t been able to find anything we like for months now. AND now that so many people are self-isolating, we couldn’t get it to work at all.

Today I closed our Netflix account. We shall see if we miss it. I doubt we will. It feels good to begin cutting our expenses, because our financial future doesn’t look good. We aren’t young enough to have time to recover, to start again, so eliminating an expense makes me feel better.

Since Attila is using his vacation time this week, we are enjoying our iso-cation time to the fullest. Attila is working slowly on the wiring. He can only do a small amount of it in a day, because he has to work overhead, and it hurts his neck. It is more complicated now because the quarantined groceries are in the way, and won’t be moved into the kitchen until next week. There are significant challenges when living in a space this small, and they become more pronounced when living in interesting times.

My project today has been to move furniture around in the living room. The dining table is now in the living room, and some storage cupboards from the living room are now in the kitchen. We will see how this arrangement suits us. One bonus to this arrangement is that we can watch videos in the living room, while sitting at the table with our snacks!

Over the winter I had some Lavender Oil on the go. I decided to strain the oil today, and now there is a quarter of a cup of heavenly scented oil, in a small jar, ready for use.

About three weeks ago Attila wasn’t feeling well. He was off work for one day, sleeping the whole day. He had a bad cough. At that time I had a sore throat. Attila recovered enough to go to work the next day. My sore throat hung on until just the last few days, but has been replaced by rather intense nasal congestion.

When Attila fell ill, as many, many people where he works did at that time, one of his coworkers was hospitalized with what they thought was Influenza A. I now wonder if it might have been the coronavirus, they were not testing here in Canada at that time. Studies in Iceland have indicated that up to 50% of people who have the virus have no symptoms. People with families from all over the world work with Attila, so it is entirely possible that one of the workers contracted the virus without knowing it, and it spread through the plant. There was no testing being done on out-of-country travelers at that time, unless they had been to China. None of his coworkers died, that we know of, so maybe not. It would be good news to find out we have had it, and recovered without incident! It would be bad news to find out it spread through a workplace, and no one was aware of it.

This morning Attila made Apple Pancakes for breakfast. What a treat. He likes his with a drizzle of Maple Syrup, and I like mine with large dollops of Apple Sauce, and very light drizzle of Maple Syrup. Maple Syrup does wonderful things to apples!

Here is a video about bringing your groceries in safely. Sandy mentioned the microwave, wondering if it would kill the virus, this Doctor says yes in his video Safe Grocery Shopping.



Date: 3:00 PM EDT Wednesday 25 March 2020
Condition: Cloudy
Pressure: 101.7 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: 3.9°C
Dew point: 0.2°C
Humidity: 77%
Wind: SE 14 km/h
Visibility: 24 km


“The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives.”
John Green

I know!!! This always amazes me, the inner warmth of buildings, that no one sees from the outside.