"Stay The Blazes Home"
Monday, April 06, 2020
These were the direct words of advice from our provincial premier on Friday and since then the message has gone viral; songs written, memes created, shower curtains, mugs and T-shirts have been produced. It was a nice weekend here for April and unfortunately some didn't follow that suggestion but it appears that Nova Scotia is not alone on that count.
Across the Atlantic on the Shetland Islands off the NE corner of Scotland a very civic minded and innovative project has taken wing, please share this with all the people who sew in your lives. I so wish that during my nursing days I might have had access to scrubs like these.
It's a new week, not without sad and frightening news but also better weather and instances of people stepping up to share ideas, helping each other and showing resolve to forge ahead. A big thank you and shout out to those who are considered essential right now; one group that is often missed in these thanks is the many long haul truckers who continue to pick up and deliver the items we need. They have been forgotten in many instances and find themselves without rest stops, access to bathrooms and then the need to self isolate when they return to home base. One Quebec driver has been on the road for a month, back and forth between Montreal and Cleveland, Ohio. He has not seen his family and has to carry all his own food, water and a bucket for bathroom breaks. Thank you to him and his mates.