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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212755
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I hope ALL of you stay well!!!

Ana, I thought some of your clients were cancelling?

My brother has gone out everyday looking for toilet paper. I suggested that maybe if he asked, they might have some in the back, so he asked at both Jewel and Target today and neither store would confirm or deny if they had any in the back room. ?? He broke down and bought some Kleenex and napkins just in case. We are okay for now but I think he is getting worried that when we really need it, he won't be able to find anything. We go through paper towels really, really fast here for several reasons, and I go through toilet paper faster than the normal person. Sorry if that is TMI blush

Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212758
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Just a quick note Im hardly on here since my hip operation ...but wishing belated birthday wishes to all and we have each other please hang in there because this too shall pass no paper easy use a clen cloth and wash it after each use or use parchment paper ...Tissue paper whatever you feel comfortable Stay strong , we will make it through Hugs hug to all


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212774
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I've had notices from several doc offices that are closed except for emergencies; dentist has cancelled all regular cleaning appts for the next month. I've also gone online to get some items so I don't have to go to any stores. Hardest one for me was finding 'distilled' water which I need for my CPAP machine. Google directed me to one online store where I got as far as to checkout and there was no delivery dates available. Thankfully I've plenty to do so I hope to not go too crazy being home. Games, reading, Netflix and organizing home stuff.

This morning I realized that, at 66, I'm part of the 'vernerable' age group.

Remember how different the world was before 911? This will be another one for the history books for sure. Stay safe and healthy.

Over the last couple of years I've tried to stay positive, figuring the absence of military on city streets was a good thing. If National Guard is sighted, I may have eat my words.

Prayers to all as things change.
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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212775
03/18/20 06:22 PM
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Who knew you could make your own distilled water, butterflybabe!

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Distilled-Water


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212776
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Same here in Sweden, no toilet paper as far as the eye can see.

Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212779
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Things are pretty much normal here in Glennville. Nobody seems to be freaking out. But when I went to visit my neighbor in the nursing home, they took my temperature,and put me in a gown and gloves, and a face mask. For as light as it seemed, that gown was amazingly warm. I hope this is over soon. The shelves at the grocery store are still fully stocked.

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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212780
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Albert,

I thought things were normal here, too, and didn't load up on canned goods last week because the stores were well-stocked. A couple of days later I went shopping and there was almost nothing left in certain departments, notably canned goods and baking supplies, as well as all paper goods like napkins, tissues, toilet paper and paper towels. Make sure you have enough food and supplies on hand for two to three weeks, just in case. It never hurts to be prepared and if nothing happens in your area then there's no harm been done.


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212783
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I hope you are ok, hagatha! Out in the fresh air on the open water is a wonderful place to be! Be well! And yes, I walk all day, every day. Rain, sleet, snow or shine! I love my job!

oldbroad, I lost 90% of my clients right now for regular scheduled walks but I have some that added hour long outings to help me and their housebound pets while they work from home.

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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212786
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That's good Ana!

Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212803
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i will be glad when we can get beef, i forgot what a burger was.

Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212811
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Hey Draclvr,

Funny you should mention it! Was talking to a close friend whose sister had chrones long before they knew what it was. Her Mom found that distilled water helped so she made her own. The process shown on that site is a bit more complicated from what my friend shared. Her Mom simply filled a large pot with water. Let it boil, then cool. All bad stuff sunk to the bottom and the rest was distilled. Just fill containers with it.

thanks for checking on it for me!


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: butterflybabe] #1212825
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Originally Posted by butterflybabe
Hey Draclvr,

Funny you should mention it! Was talking to a close friend whose sister had chrones long before they knew what it was. Her Mom found that distilled water helped so she made her own. The process shown on that site is a bit more complicated from what my friend shared. Her Mom simply filled a large pot with water. Let it boil, then cool. All bad stuff sunk to the bottom and the rest was distilled. Just fill containers with it.

thanks for checking on it for me!



So, by boiling she would have eliminated any potential bacterial contamination, and some scale that's in the solution might precipitate out, but it wouldn't be distilled water.

In order to distill water, you have to boil the water, capture the steam and cool it. Then catch it as it condenses back into a liquid in a different container. That leaves the minerals that were in the water in the original container. The water that's condensed out from the steam is then considered distilled since it doesn't have any minerals left in it.

Drinking fully distilled water is ok, as long as you're getting the minerals you need on a daily basis from other sources.

TM smile


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212836
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Yes, what Trail said. Distilled water is the condensate from the steam. But maybe simply boiling the water killed any potential bacteria and her body did better with it.


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212869
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Life continues in AL, though bread and paper aisles are cleaned out. I'm keeping social distance, but that's pretty much my standard life style so no changes there.

I make our bread, so that's not a problem either.

I'm sad too at seeing folks buy up everything in the store as I'm convinced they are profiteering on it. Had to laugh out loud with the end result of those brothers in Tennessee who bought out all the hand cleaner.

Hubby had bronchitis, but not Covid. Va. son is in "self isolation" since yesterday. He's sick but he also has a brand new baby and 5 kids and no place in his house where he can truly isolate. He's waiting on test results. He does have a slight risk as he has exercise induced asthma. He is generally very healthy though, so we expect him to come through this just fine.

I do say Thank You, God, for the internet on a daily basis, but have been saying that for many years. I'm never bored...too many games, books, movies, etc. Plus the kids are out of school and hubby is working from home.

Yesterday we had to go out to take Lil Soot to the vet. There were sooooooooooo many cars on the road. :wow:


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212876
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I'd be making bread but we can't find any flour in the stores!

We've got enough of everything to last two weeks except for eggs so we're good for a while, though the lack of fruit and vegetables will be an issue. I am venturing out for perishables later today because we found two small bottles of hand sanitizer in our boat so we can keep our hands clean out there.

Loony4labs, I also have lots to do at home, and I tend to be a homebody loner. Since my husband and I are best friends, too, we can just carry on happily.

We had a happy hour party with our immediate neighbours last night, on our respective balconies. Also, everyone in our neighbourhood is out gardening and walking, just keeping a distance.

It's wonderfully quiet here. All I can hear is birdsong and waves. Normally we have float planes flying back and forth delivering people and supplies to logging camps, but I guess the camps are all shut down now. Of course there aren't any commercial flights, either.

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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212879
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Re the 'distilled' water issue. I do not drink it. Rather I use it in the humidifier that is part of the breathing machine (CPAP) I use at night to counteract my sleep apnea. The humidifier prevents my mouth from going dry. Due to my hare-lip and cleft palate (both of which were repaired when I was a child), I do not get enough air thru my nose at night so I have to breath thru my mouth, so I wear a full face mask which covers both nose and mouth. So, for me, the simpler process is probably sufficient. However, if it came down to it, I'd probably check with my doctor. Normally this isn't an issue because the distilled water is easily found in many stores for less than a buck. To be honest, I'd rather spent the money then take time and effort to make my own, no matter the process. If things got bad enough thu, I'd do what I have to do.

I agree about the empty streets. Used to seeing that when school starts and those attending school are off the road. It's nice but also kind of eerie.


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212893
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Illinois is now under a "stay at home" order also.

Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212894
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I just saw that news, oldbroad. California was the first, New York was next, and now Illinois.

How is this going to affect your job, Ana?

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I'm still working Marian. We are considered essential workers so we are still at it!

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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212912
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That's very good to know, Ana - thanks! wave

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It's still a fraction of what I'm used to, but I'm really enjoying relaxed visits with the ones I have and I don't need to watch the clock! smile Thanks for asking, Marian. It's a really strange time for sure.


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212922
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I've been wondering how this would affect you too, Ana. So glad you are still at it!


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212945
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A stay-at-home order has now been issued for New Jersey.

Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212948
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St. Louis County and St. Louis City were issued orders today.

Make your own hand sanitizer. Got this from the WHO website and did all the conversions. This will make a little less than 3 cups.

* 16 ounces of 99% isopropyl alcohol. Most alcohol is 70%... I used what I had, which was 70%.
* 1 Tablespoon 3% hydrogen peroxide (not for hand sanitizing, but for killing any bacteria in the solution itself)
* 1 Teaspoon 98% glycerol (to provide some moisturizer)
* Distilled or boiled cold water

Mix the first 3 ingredients in a glass or plastic container. The glycerol is very thick and viscous, so use a plastic scraper to get it all out of the measuring spoon. Add distilled or cold boiled water to make 2 3/4 cups. Stir with a wooden spoon and let it stand for 72 hours to make sure all bacteria have been neutralized.
I got the glycerol at Amazon. Ordered on Thursday and was delivered on Saturday.


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Re: Toilet paper (Covid 19 aka coronavirus discussion) [Re: mbday630] #1212952
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Drac, Isopropyl Alcohol and hydrogen peroxide has been off the shelves for weeks here. It's impossible to get. frown


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