Clint, I don't get where a guide feels higher than what the executive order is in place and I know many people throwing out the words " I'm considered exempt ".
It's hard to take money away from people, I get that but its totally irresponsible to think one is above the law in a state of emergency such as this. Its very narrow minded and selfish when lives are at risk. If our country is truly United, it will give relief to those who suffered real economic hardships.
Notes will be taken on whose good and who cares less about others.
I will say, before this hit our country, I was narrow minded and thought ah, it's just another flu. If my concert tour was happening I'm going anyway. Well now things are REAL.
I knew well in advance in early January that PPE such as N95 masks, sanitizer, and nitrile gloves were going to be a shortage. Call our company hoarders but we bought as much of those supplies as possible, spending 10's of thousands to stock up because these are daily necessities for our workers. Since February, NONE have been available from our major distributors.
We are on strict restrictions on their usage as our back stock is about depleted.
Back to topic:
I am required to report to work everyday. I'm in a very high risk as I have personal contact with shippers, vendors, contractors ( from all different states and walks of life ) and also direct interaction with fellow coworkers. We can't fix giant equipment alone, we must work side by side.
My 79 year old mother and very health issues sister live right next door. I can not take the chance of carrying this virus to either one. My mother is the sole constant care provider of my sister, if I gave it to either, the other would likely perish so in that, I have not had contact with my mother or sister in 3 weeks. If they need supplies, I drop them on her porch or in the garage.
Btw, today is my sister's 46th birthday ( above her life expectancy). It will be the first time I have not hugged her and spoke happy birthday in person.
I thought really hard about why should I be held down to do things in the outdoors I normally do in solitude anyway. I don't like going to crowded areas to begin with.
I thought about coming to the Salmon River because my thoughts were it's probably the lowest amount of crowds in a very long time. I'm re thinking those thoughts because it seems a lot of people just don't care.
I have other places to go instead when I need that time of release to make life as I know it as normal as possible right now.
Be safe to all
post edited by hot tuna - 2020/03/24 17:49:58