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1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 7:10AM #1
newinn
Posts: 34,760
Our area is very much a second home area for New Yorkers and folks from New Jersey. In fact that's how we discovered the area in the mid 80's when we had a second home here. Well, folks are escaping their homes in the city and northern New Jersey and coming to the Poconos and places like Fla.. They have been told to self quarentine for 2 weeks. Of course many are not. They then need to run to the stores to fill up their food pantries. Very scary situation as this area is no where near capable of dealing with an outbreak of major proportions.
1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 7:35AM #2
yankoldfan
Posts: 9,126

Mar 25, 2020 -- 7:10AM, newinn wrote:

Our area is very much a second home area for New Yorkers and folks from New Jersey. In fact that's how we discovered the area in the mid 80's when we had a second home here. Well, folks are escaping their homes in the city and northern New Jersey and coming to the Poconos and places like Fla.. They have been told to self quarentine for 2 weeks. Of course many are not. They then need to run to the stores to fill up their food pantries. Very scary situation as this area is no where near capable of dealing with an outbreak of major proportions.



I think basically every region is that way... Here in South Dakota, we are what most would call a very rural area, out largest city with surrounding towns is close to 250k, I'm a retired farmer/rancher, still have my farm but moved to a small town next to my youngest daughter and her two children, we live 8 miles from a city that has about 25K, will change with the new census... But we had very few cases in our state, but the ones that came in were all caused from people coming from some other place...  The first cases came from one of our SD Air National Guards, they were sent to New Jersey, they brought it back when they came back to SD... As of the other day we now have 30 confirmed cases, I'm not 100% sure on this but I think we've had two deaths so far... Did hear on the news last night another case showed up in the county I live in, again brought in by someone coming from somewhere else...


Until we can get some good testing places, some rubber gloves, some masks to stop at least some of the exposure from happening it's going to keep spreading faster and faster every day... My wife and I have been hunkered down for two weeks, we did go out to get groceries, but took all the precautions, wiped our cart down really well with the sanitary wipes Wallmart has, went through individual checkouts, we carry our own wipes as well, wiped our hands and faces off before we got into my SUV then drove hope and immediately went and washed our hands.. My wife wiped all the groceries off with wipes etc. I don't know how much more we can do, we haven't even been with our daughter or her kids for over two weeks... 


I just don't know what else we can do, but do a little praying and keep out of big crowds and stay home... I know it's tough for everyone to do the things we do, we don't work on any jobs that makes it easier as well... Good luck America, and stay healthy....

1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 8:31AM #3
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 17,817

I pray for you YOF and Newinn. It's crazy flying around PA, NY, MA, ME, VT, NC, etc. The flights are cancelling constantly and we are largely just repositioning. On our 50 seat jets there are only 1-4 passengers when we are typically oversold for every destination. Many of the hotels we are staying in are changing because the hotels are shutting down, often we are the only guests. I am stuck with the difficult dilemma of staying fit and healthy to fight this by using the fitness centers or succumbing to seasonal allergies and allowing my immune system to weaken. Going through many wipes and Purell bottles. Not sure if there will be flights back to Orlando by the end of this trip, the flights to Florida or New York all seem to be cancelling. Back in Orlando they are on 24 hour curfew now and the grocery stores, even price clubs have long lines and people camping out for when they open. If you are not in line with close proximity to the people before and after you at opening time you get no milk, eggs, water, toilet paper, or wipes.

1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 8:35AM #4
Judge
Posts: 1,301

Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:31AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


I pray for you YOF and Newinn. It's crazy flying around PA, NY, MA, ME, VT, NC, etc. The flights are cancelling constantly and we are largely just repositioning. On our 50 seat jets there are only 1-4 passengers when we are typically oversold for every destination. Many of the hotels we are staying in are changing because the hotels are shutting down, often we are the only guests. I am stuck with the difficult dilemma of staying fit and healthy to fight this by using the fitness centers or succumbing to seasonal allergies and allowing my immune system to weaken. Going through many wipes and Purell bottles. Not sure if there will be flights back to Orlando by the end of this trip, the flights to Florida or New York all seem to be cancelling. Back in Orlando they are on 24 hour curfew now and the grocery stores, even price clubs have long lines and people camping out for when they open. If you are not in line with close proximity to the people before and after you at opening time you get no milk, eggs, water, toilet paper, or wipes.




How Dare You keep flying without first meeting Nancy's demands for a lighter carbon footprint from your dirty airplanes!

1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 8:37AM #5
newinn
Posts: 34,760

Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:31AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


I pray for you YOF and Newinn. It's crazy flying around PA, NY, MA, ME, VT, NC, etc. The flights are cancelling constantly and we are largely just repositioning. On our 50 seat jets there are only 1-4 passengers when we are typically oversold for every destination. Many of the hotels we are staying in are changing because the hotels are shutting down, often we are the only guests. I am stuck with the difficult dilemma of staying fit and healthy to fight this by using the fitness centers or succumbing to seasonal allergies and allowing my immune system to weaken. Going through many wipes and Purell bottles. Not sure if there will be flights back to Orlando by the end of this trip, the flights to Florida or New York all seem to be cancelling. Back in Orlando they are on 24 hour curfew now and the grocery stores, even price clubs have long lines and people camping out for when they open. If you are not in line with close proximity to the people before and after you at opening time you get no milk, eggs, water, toilet paper, or wipes.




Thank you LL. I feel horrible for all the people faced with this horrible time. Being retired allows it to be easier to social distance except for those times we need to shop. I hope you and your family come through this healthy. I'll be praying for you also

1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 8:40AM #6
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 17,817

Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:37AM, newinn wrote:


Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:31AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


I pray for you YOF and Newinn. It's crazy flying around PA, NY, MA, ME, VT, NC, etc. The flights are cancelling constantly and we are largely just repositioning. On our 50 seat jets there are only 1-4 passengers when we are typically oversold for every destination. Many of the hotels we are staying in are changing because the hotels are shutting down, often we are the only guests. I am stuck with the difficult dilemma of staying fit and healthy to fight this by using the fitness centers or succumbing to seasonal allergies and allowing my immune system to weaken. Going through many wipes and Purell bottles. Not sure if there will be flights back to Orlando by the end of this trip, the flights to Florida or New York all seem to be cancelling. Back in Orlando they are on 24 hour curfew now and the grocery stores, even price clubs have long lines and people camping out for when they open. If you are not in line with close proximity to the people before and after you at opening time you get no milk, eggs, water, toilet paper, or wipes.




Thank you LL. I feel horrible for all the people faced with this horrible time. Being retired allows it to be easier to social distance except for those times we need to shop. I hope you and your family come through this healthy. I'll be praying for you also




I wonder if Nancy got her Airforce Citation jet back.  John Boehner made a point of returning it.  She demanded one as 3rd in line to the Presidency and the inconvenience of connecting flights from her district to DC.  The Republicans got rid of it and traveled commercial like everyone else in Congress 

1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 8:53AM #7
newinn
Posts: 34,760

Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:40AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:37AM, newinn wrote:


Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:31AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


I pray for you YOF and Newinn. It's crazy flying around PA, NY, MA, ME, VT, NC, etc. The flights are cancelling constantly and we are largely just repositioning. On our 50 seat jets there are only 1-4 passengers when we are typically oversold for every destination. Many of the hotels we are staying in are changing because the hotels are shutting down, often we are the only guests. I am stuck with the difficult dilemma of staying fit and healthy to fight this by using the fitness centers or succumbing to seasonal allergies and allowing my immune system to weaken. Going through many wipes and Purell bottles. Not sure if there will be flights back to Orlando by the end of this trip, the flights to Florida or New York all seem to be cancelling. Back in Orlando they are on 24 hour curfew now and the grocery stores, even price clubs have long lines and people camping out for when they open. If you are not in line with close proximity to the people before and after you at opening time you get no milk, eggs, water, toilet paper, or wipes.




Thank you LL. I feel horrible for all the people faced with this horrible time. Being retired allows it to be easier to social distance except for those times we need to shop. I hope you and your family come through this healthy. I'll be praying for you also




I wonder if Nancy got her Airforce Citation jet back.  John Boehner made a point of returning it.  She demanded one as 3rd in line to the Presidency and the inconvenience of connecting flights from her district to DC.  The Republicans got rid of it and traveled commercial like everyone else in Congress 




sorry, didn't think this thread was about politics

1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 9:05AM #8
SSBob643
Posts: 2,753

Mar 25, 2020 -- 7:10AM, newinn wrote:

Our area is very much a second home area for New Yorkers and folks from New Jersey. In fact that's how we discovered the area in the mid 80's when we had a second home here. Well, folks are escaping their homes in the city and northern New Jersey and coming to the Poconos and places like Fla.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Stay safe New...as best you can. Tough to live in a bubble, even for us retired folks.


I used to have a place in The Adirondacks. Almost immediately after 9/11 people from NY Metro began buying up houses, driving real estate prices up.


I guess they figured they'd escape upstate if another attack or threat.


1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 9:07AM #9
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 17,817

Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:53AM, newinn wrote:


Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:40AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:37AM, newinn wrote:


Mar 25, 2020 -- 8:31AM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


I pray for you YOF and Newinn. It's crazy flying around PA, NY, MA, ME, VT, NC, etc. The flights are cancelling constantly and we are largely just repositioning. On our 50 seat jets there are only 1-4 passengers when we are typically oversold for every destination. Many of the hotels we are staying in are changing because the hotels are shutting down, often we are the only guests. I am stuck with the difficult dilemma of staying fit and healthy to fight this by using the fitness centers or succumbing to seasonal allergies and allowing my immune system to weaken. Going through many wipes and Purell bottles. Not sure if there will be flights back to Orlando by the end of this trip, the flights to Florida or New York all seem to be cancelling. Back in Orlando they are on 24 hour curfew now and the grocery stores, even price clubs have long lines and people camping out for when they open. If you are not in line with close proximity to the people before and after you at opening time you get no milk, eggs, water, toilet paper, or wipes.




Thank you LL. I feel horrible for all the people faced with this horrible time. Being retired allows it to be easier to social distance except for those times we need to shop. I hope you and your family come through this healthy. I'll be praying for you also




I wonder if Nancy got her Airforce Citation jet back.  John Boehner made a point of returning it.  She demanded one as 3rd in line to the Presidency and the inconvenience of connecting flights from her district to DC.  The Republicans got rid of it and traveled commercial like everyone else in Congress 




sorry, didn't think this thread was about politics




Sorry Newinn, I did not see that you responded and thought I was responding to what Judge posted.  That was inappropriate but I didn't catch it until after we landed.

1 week ago  ::  Mar 25, 2020 - 9:12AM #10
newinn
Posts: 34,760

Mar 25, 2020 -- 9:05AM, SSBob643 wrote:


Mar 25, 2020 -- 7:10AM, newinn wrote:

Our area is very much a second home area for New Yorkers and folks from New Jersey. In fact that's how we discovered the area in the mid 80's when we had a second home here. Well, folks are escaping their homes in the city and northern New Jersey and coming to the Poconos and places like Fla.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Stay safe New...as best you can. Tough to live in a bubble, even for us retired folks.


I used to have a place in The Adirondacks. Almost immediately after 9/11 people from NY Metro began buying up houses, driving real estate prices up.


I guess they figured they'd escape upstate if another attack or threat.





you too my friend. Aside from our daily walks we really have worked ay staying away from people. Went to CVS yesterday to pick up prescriptions and will need to do a major shop by the end of the week.


Suprisingly real estate is already booming out here. Monroe county became way overbuilt after 9/11 and I suspect it might happen again when this ends.

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