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What will the pause change? , Bow Valley Freedom

What will the pause change?

We’ve been isolating ourselves since March 5th. Many local governments are releasing cautious plans to reopen. What will we learn from this Pause? We ponder that question in this blog.

First off, it’s been along time since I posted on this site. Well, I have been writing. One of my volunteer positions is with the local museum. I’ve spent the month of April producing a blog every day. Our organization is always looking for supporters. I figured its a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage people on social media. The first half of the plan has been out-of-this world successful with reaching over 50k people during the month. Once the world returns to closer to normal and the Museum opens and people return to jobs, kids go to school, I’ll introduce phase II where we ask people for support. We could really use some fresh ideas and energy and we’ll always take donations. If you’d care to know more Cochrane Historical Museum

What do I think/hope will change?:

  1. I’m semi retired now but I once was an office clone in I.T. I was always a proponent of working from home 3 days a week. I’ve heard that 30% of people can work from home. Why wouldn’t they want to continue at least a few days a week. Effects on the environment would be reduced, traffic drastically reduced, more family time. Whats not to love. If you are a supervisor, you wont loose control by implementing work from home. You’ll have happier, healthier people.
  2. Nutrition. Since fast food was implemented in the 50-60’s obesity and disease has blossomed and not in a good way. I’m hoping that since we cook more at home now, this becomes a habit again.
  3.  Gardening. We need to have more control of our source of food. We live in Canada so we have an indoor Aeroponic garden for year round produce. Most summers were in the RV and we have a second Aeroponic garden for the RV.
  4. We need to have more control of the products we use. Should the second round of Covid-19 happen we need to have products produced locally rather than overseas.
  5. My sister-in-law is a hair stylist and gives the best haircut I’ve ever had. I’m lucky my wife has been watching her over the years and can now give me the second best haircut ever. I’m also kind of lucky that I don’t have a lot of hair to cut.
  6. Della and I both don’t feel the stress of being isolated. I know everyone doesn’t feel that way. If you are having difficulty with the isolation, please, please, please reach out for help.
  7. I’ve had so much opportunity to learn new things. Everyday, I watch a webinar or zoom and learn something new. I want this to become a habit.
  8. Circumstances has forced us to communicate in different ways. We now use video conferencing to communicate with family. By a stroke of luck I implemented GSUITE for the Museum earlier this year. The Museum Executive now meets online. 
  9. We’ve had to find things to do that we never had time for before. I have a great uncle buried in the local cemetery. He died in 1931. His marker is now hard to read. My wife suggested we take the time to clean it. Its a wonderful idea and we now have the permission and plan to clean it up and show his memory some respect.

What do you think will change? Comment to this blog or send me an email.

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