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Thursday 3/26

Thursday, March 26, 2020

How is everyone doing with this pandemic? I am so ready for things to get back to normal, as I am sure you are too. I find it difficult to exercise without disturbing my neighbor underneath me.. If I walk the apartment or even step in place, she complains that I am making too much noise. If I use my stepper or cardio glide, too much noise. It sounds like I am coming through her ceiling she says. On nice days I go for a walk to the bank, around the neighborhood or just sit outside in the sun. This week has been weird. One day it hit 71 degrees, sunny, beautiful. The next day or maybe day after we had 3" inches of snow and temps never made it past 35. Now it will be in the 40's and rain for the weekend. Can't win. What are you doing to keep up your exercise.? What are you doing to stay sane and not get bored out of your mind? I have no books to read as the library is closed and I need large print. I am doing a jigsaw puzzle and getting my baseball cards together to sell. I have someone interested in my collection but he wants to know what I have. It is a lot of work. The collection is worth right now, book value over $25,000. Of course, you don't get BV maybe about 3% if you are selling to someone who wants to collect. You don't even get 1% if you are selling to someone who is going to resell. I was offered $200.00 for the entire collection and told him to stick it. I would rather burn them in a bonfire then sell them for practically nothing. I asked for $1,000 but know I won't get that. If Mark McGwire didn't get caught taking steroids. I would be rich. I have placques, coins his rookie Olympic card. I use to sell that card for $250.00 a piece, and sell alot. Dealers at the flea market would buy from me and then resell. I rather sell to dealers, even though you get less, but you have steady customers. Now you go to ebay and the card is $.99 and that is if it even sells. The gold coins I have retained their value because they are gold.---Anyway, once this crap is out of my house, i will have more room. It took up to full closets and some stuff are in bins in the living room. Not much room to walk, a little path. I would be too ashamed to post a picture, not that I have a camera.

When I get sick of counting and sorting baseball cards, I spark, do a jigsaw puzzle, which I think is missing pieces, and play computer games on AARP and 24/7

So now that I thrilled you with my exciting life emoticon I will get dressed and go to the store for fruit with my homemaker. I am stopping at my Mom's to drop off some of those Mom's meals I get, but just leaving them on the porch We aren't taking any chances with my Mom. She doesn't go any further than sitting on the porch, and no one is allowed to go over. Sometimes when I drop stuff off, she will look out the window, wave and blow a kiss. I do miss her. now I have no one to hug me. emoticon emoticon

Well, my homemaker is done in the kitchen so I better get dressed and ready to go. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe.
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    I read your blog...it was my birthday on 26th..
    Glad mom is well...I too help my mom..she is 98..
    Imagine being at home 9 months..since August..mom has been home..she will not go out..
    I been busy..treadmill..video..pray.. emoticon

    Take care. emoticon emoticon
    359 days ago
    Bonnie, I'm glad you're being cautious with your Mom. Randy's mother is 91 now and we're trying to keep her at home, too. Unfortunately she has one relative that lives with her and his Mom, Dad and other brother go over there sometimes, so she probably does get outside germs. I hope your Mom stays safe and sound throughout all this - and you, too!!

    I'm supposed to be doing some exercise, some cooking, some cleaning, some laundry and reading good books (downloaded from public library to my Kindle Paperwhite) and watching uplifting movies, but I'm often glued to the news most of the day and evening. It's not doing me much good. My heart breaks for the health care workers and they deserve better help than what they're getting. It's kind of driving me crazy. I took a whole tranquilizer tonight because I was so upset.

    Anyway, I haven't done a jigsaw since I had my cataract surgery. I should dig one out of the closet and see how it goes. Hope you can get a good price for your baseball cards.

    Hang in there. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 3/27/2020 10:53:12 PM
    I've been thinking about you and yours. Hope all of you stay safe.
    407 days ago
    When I think of what happened in Italy and listen to their warnings to us, I realize how important it is to follow the "Stay-at-home to be Safe, rule." If we would all do this, we could cut way down on the passing of this virus. When this is all over, and we go back to the way things were, I hope that we carry over the caring things we did for others and don't forget how important we are to each other.

    Stay safe, Bonnie and Good Luck with the selling of your cards. I am accomplishing chores around our house that I may not have done otherwise...………….staying home has resulted in the finishing of many projects.

    408 days ago
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  • BEEJAY49
    People always want something for nothing. :( You are staying very busy but I would think your neighbor would understand the noise for just a bit since gyms are closed. Maybe you could make a deal with her? :) We're doing fine here. For us it's not much different than it usually is. We don't really go much of anywhere these days because of my breathing problems and with the way people are we were be too afraid to anyway.

    408 days ago
    stay safe, good luck with the cards!!
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    408 days ago
    I think everyone is ready to get back to normal! I know I sure am, too.

    One walk/day outdoors w/Miss Lilly (early in the a.m.)

    It is a totally different experience for everyone, but I think especially for those your Mom's age. They really are affected so much by social distancing.

    Hope you have good luck selling your baseball cards.

    Stay well, stay safe.

    408 days ago
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