Under the CoVid19 Lockdown

 

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Though dying is something we don’t often think about, nor do we want to, it is something that happens to us all someday.  “No one gets out alive!”

So now that the majority of us have a lot of time on our hands and are confined to the house we can occupy ourselves with somethings that we should consider while we’re still alive and well.  A book like this is a handy guide, it has 60 pages of things to consider while we still can.  I’ve been going through it and creating more pages of my own in addition to what’s already in there.  The Table of Contents will start you off with; Personal Information,  Contacts (family & friends), Pets.  Don’t forget your pets.  It’s a good time too to begin a trust fund for their care should anything happen to you. Important Documents, Subscriptions On and Offline, Social Accounts, Passwords, Where Things  are and what to do with them.  I added “Secrets I won’t take to the grave.”

This is great scrapbooking material.  Photo collages of people and pets in your life, Memories and mysteries to reveal.  Instead of letting your beneficiaries fight over the antique sideboard and family heirlooms in your possession, now is the time to give it all some deep thought and record your wishes.  I would recommend writing it all down in a notebook or on the computer so that when you make your entries in your book you are satisfied with them and can make a tidy entry. This is also a good way to take stock of what you have and inventory for insurance purposes.

 

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After reading this I probably quit driving the public around before any of my colleagues did.  I decided it was not worth the risk of contracting the virus or spreading it more widely.  I been saving up to replace my car but now I’m dipping into those savings to pay my bills.  Hopefully I won’t have to dip too deep.  Being self-employed is a lifestyle of feasts and famines so you learn to save during the good times because you know the bad times always come again.

I’ve read a lot of David Quammen, he’s one of my favorite Science and Nature writers.  He’s published a lot in National Geographic and his writing is clear and easy to read and understand.  You don’t have to be a genius to get it.  His other book, “Song of the Dodo” is another good read.  Anyway, this book was published in 2012 and this Corona Virus was predicted even before then.  In fact it should be no surprise.  With the population growing to 8 million the human race outnumbers any other animal species on the planet.  Think about that and then think about the “tent caterpillars”  he writes about in the end, or any other pestilence that rises in catastrophic numbers and then collapses.  Yes, we will too.

With that last thought in mind, I still hesitate calling this virus the big one yet, but we’re getting close.

One last word.  Does anyone think there’ll be many yard sales this year?

One more lady word. Remember, you can’t take it with you. (Your stuff that is).

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