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#1 BadCat

Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:25 PM

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Edited by BadCat, 11 May 2020 - 09:17 PM.


#2 kimasa

Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:46 PM

I've been WFH doing phone tech help and one of our other youth librarians has been filming Storytime sessions for Facebook, which I have been "liking".

I've had two regular storytime parents reach out to me via messenger checking in that I'm okay because I'm not "on camera" and they were worried it could be for illness-related reasons.

#3 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:50 PM

Not so much a wonderful people post like the ones above. I did however think it was kinda cute, watching the two policemen sitting on the park bench eating their lunch while staying 1.5mt apart.

#4 Popper

Posted 28 March 2020 - 04:53 PM

I will shout out thanks to DH. He is beyond calm and thoughtful.

Yesterday I was feeling overwhelmed homeschooling the kids and he stepped out of his study inbetween a meeting and a skype tv interview to take DD outside to complete a science module. He only had a 5 minute break but it was a second pair of hands and a positive attitude right when I needed it.

He is also sharing the homeschooling commitments so I can WFH.

He is encouraging myself and the kids as we navigate this new pandemic lifestyle with such tenderness. Pretty lucky to have him!

#5 Gumbette

Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:03 PM

I went to pay for 2 dozen eggs at the check out at Harris Farm.  Apparently their limit is 1 dozen.  The cashier apologised, I told her it wasn’t her fault - I obviously missed a sign somewhere.  Young guy behind me asked her if it was ok if he paid as part of his shop to pass onto me.  I was so grateful (we go through approx 4-5 eggs a day, more if I’m baking), he then absolutely refused to let me pay for it.  Even after I took the $5 out and left thanking him, I heard him telling the cashier that he was too embarrassed to accept it and enquired if there were any charity collection tins around.

Work colleague has run out of toilet paper - she’s been paying $3 per roll at her local convenience store.  I tried to buy some from Coles for her, and was told I need to be there at 7 am to have any luck, but unless you’re eligible for community hour you can’t actually come in then.  I thanked him and walked away..only for him to find me with a pack he had put away for emergencies.  He said it was because he had inadvertently seen my work i.d. Makes it even sweeter as work colleague’s DH actually has ample access to TP as his charity is having to give it  to the homeless and disadvantaged at the moment, but she refuses to ask him to bring any home from his supply.

#6 Freddie'sMum

Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:19 PM

DH went out this morning and hunted and gathered TP, chocolate and banana bread (DD#2 favourite).

The last time I went grocery shopping I tried Woolies, Coles, Aldi and the Reject Shop - no TP to be seen.   He is also great with the kids esp during the school days - even when he is WFH.  

DD#1 is explaining school stuff to DD#2 in a much calmer manner than I could ever do.  More than 90% of the time they fight like cats and dogs - but just occasionally they actually help each other out and don't fight - that's sweet.

#7 CCABW

Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:28 PM

A few neighbours have offered to help out because we are in quarantine.

#8 livvie7586

Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:47 PM

View PostBadCat, on 28 March 2020 - 02:25 PM, said:

Do you want to give a shout out to someone who has showed you kindness and compassion in these stressed and difficult times?

Could be a friend, family member, EB member, random person out there somewhere - anyone who has done something lovely for you, lifted your spirits, helped you whether practically or emotionally.

Let's recognise the wonderful people out there.

I'll start.

Livvie7586, 71Cath, StoneFoxArrow - all of whom offered to collect meds for me, bless your hearts.  Add to that anyone who offered to buy groceries for me.  There have been a few of you and I don't remember who you all were, but thank you for your thoughtfulness.

BBC - a fairly quiet EB member and real life friend who brought me groceries today.  You are a legend and I appreciate this gesture more than I can say.  BBC even offered me some of her own toilet paper.  What better friend could one have. :lol:

The leadership team at work - every one of them has been supportive of me taking urgent leave when the pandemic got too much for me.  They have been brilliant in trying to get me working from home, making sure I got into the trial. I thank them all for their generosity.

And inevitably, since you're all going to say it anyway, this wonderful community.  People come and go, some people I haven't seen around for a while are back, but there is always support here.  You guys rock!

Oh lovely, i was happy to help.  And always happy to.  All you need to do is shout.

My main shout out goes to a local store (crafty frog, for any canberrans).  I ordered a biggish item just over a week ago, and they got it here from NZ before all the lock downs, plus the hand delivered it to make sure it got to me.  I know that's what a business does, but in the current climate that extra touch when i know they are stressed meant a lot.

Plus shout outs to the local community.  The amount of teddy bears that are out and people who are willing to help is lovely to see.

#9 PocketIcikleflakes

Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:59 PM

I've had friends offer and give help with food.

One has to be out and about for work, the other gets home delivery due to being immunocompromised. They've either brought fresh supplies to me or offered to add to their order so I don't have to take me and the kids to the shops.

I can't get delivery as it's priority only in my area but because DP is FIFO from NSW I'm choosing to self isolate. We all have good immune systems. Given confirmed influenza A presented like a not completely horrible two day cold I'm not taking the risk that we don't have it just because we don't have symptoms. I'd get stuck quickly for a few items that I can't store if it weren't for them.

Thanks to my parents who left stuff in the granny flat when they flew home. I've never been so happy to see a tin of tomatoes.

Thanks to the Ebers who gave me ideas for cleaning sprays so I don't have to keep using the one I was reacting to.

#10 cardamom

Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:14 PM

Lots to choose from, but a favourite:

My neighbours. We live in the same block of units and their little ones (8mo and 3yo) are just delightful. We normally spend a lot of time with the kids but their parents have been trying to keep them away from us this week as I'm immune-suppressed.

Anyway, their mum knows that time with the kids is genuinely like therapy for me and how much I'm missing them, so we've figured out a low-contact way for me to walk the baby: we exchange texts to work out what time I'll go, she wheels him over in the pram, anti-bac wipes the pram handles, etc. and leaves him outside my door. I take him for a walk, he smiles and gurgles and chirps away; we get back, I Aquim my hands with the sanitiser she has left in the pram for me, park the pram at their door and ring the bell so they know he's home. It's great!

#11 Kaz83

Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:16 PM

View Postcardamom, on 28 March 2020 - 08:14 PM, said:

Lots to choose from, but a favourite:

My neighbours. We live in the same block of units and their little ones (8mo and 3yo) are just delightful. We normally spend a lot of time with the kids but their parents have been trying to keep them away from us this week as I'm immune-suppressed.

Anyway, their mum knows that time with the kids is genuinely like therapy for me and how much I'm missing them, so we've figured out a low-contact way for me to walk the baby: we exchange texts to work out what time I'll go, she wheels him over in the pram, anti-bac wipes the pram handles, etc. and leaves him outside my door. I take him for a walk, he smiles and gurgles and chirps away; we get back, I Aquim my hands with the sanitiser she has left in the pram for me, park the pram at their door and ring the bell so they know he's home. It's great!

OMG I think thats the BEST thing Ive heard!!

#12 Noodlez

Posted 28 March 2020 - 09:50 PM

I had a click and collect order that came into Katie’s on the afternoon before they closed. The girl at the shop called me and offered to take the clothes home and gave me her address for me to pick up directly from her. A tiny thing in the grand scheme of things but much appreciated.

#13 Jingleflea

Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:00 PM

I teared up reading your post cardamom.

That's just lovely.

#14 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:02 PM

View Postcardamom, on 28 March 2020 - 08:14 PM, said:

Anyway, their mum knows that time with the kids is genuinely like therapy for me and how much I'm missing them, so we've figured out a low-contact way for me to walk the baby: we exchange texts to work out what time I'll go, she wheels him over in the pram, anti-bac wipes the pram handles, etc. and leaves him outside my door. I take him for a walk, he smiles and gurgles and chirps away; we get back, I Aquim my hands with the sanitiser she has left in the pram for me, park the pram at their door and ring the bell so they know he's home. It's great!

That is adorable! I am waiting for a post from someone who is super appreciative of their neighbour who takes the baby for a walk so she gets a mini break while being stuck inside with the kids! <3

#15 lozoodle

Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:04 PM

Shout out to all my amazing neighbours helping each other stay sane while we socialise by yelling across the street :)

#16 cardamom

Posted 28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM

View PostKaz83, on 28 March 2020 - 08:16 PM, said:

OMG I think thats the BEST thing Ive heard!!

View PostJingleflea, on 28 March 2020 - 10:00 PM, said:

I teared up reading your post cardamom.

That's just lovely.

:wub:

View PostFeralRebelWClaws, on 28 March 2020 - 10:02 PM, said:

That is adorable! I am waiting for a post from someone who is super appreciative of their neighbour who takes the baby for a walk so she gets a mini break while being stuck inside with the kids! <3

Heh, if anything it would likely be a fluffy vent: "my neighbour keeps offering to babysit my kids while I go for a massage, how do I get her to leave us alone?" I'm quite sure the arrangement works mostly in my favour, they're the most adorable kids.

I did hear the 3yo wailing in the driveway today: "but I want to go to cardamom's house, pleeeeease mummy." And when I walked past their place to go to the bin: "LOOK dad, I just saw cardamom! Look, look, I can see her, she's outside!" I felt like a celebrity :laugh:

#17 Safety Queen

Posted 28 March 2020 - 11:27 PM

Shout out to my local Kmart . I did a massive order of stuff for several families who needed to isolate quickly only thing i forgot were some specific batteries you know those little ones )got to the service counter with to collect the order but batteries are now only near the tills once you line up.

He went and got them for me and put them through the service desk so i didn’t have to wait in the really big line ( like bigger than christmas) .

It made my day .



#18 Chchgirl

Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:15 AM

That's excellent BadCat!  ❤

I was going to say all of EB, people here keep me sane at the best of times, now you're all keeping me sane in these insane times!

A big shout out to a friend here on the Central coast who I've only known a couple of years who has offered for me to stay with her and my daughter as well as long as I need until things settle down and can go back to Nz, I can finish my course faster than planned but it helps. I pay her a certain amount a week, house is big , plenty of space and acreage so can enjoy outdoors.

Haven't seen dd18 yet as she's on self isolation one more week and dd21 went in yesterday for 14 days. All will work out.

Two fifty something women with a home bar. What could go wrong 😂

#19 *Spikey*

Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:04 AM

A big shout out to the teachers who inhabit my life, online and occasionally in person - generous with their ideas and information.

Also DH who has field marshalled our preparation for any lockdown, and been supportive the whole way.

And our principal - who looked at what needed to happen, and made it so.

#20 NikiOne

Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:14 AM

Our egg donor, well of course she's wonderful because she gave us the opportunity to be parents, but she also went yesterday and donated plasma. To her and all the wonderful people who donate blood products thank you so much, if you can keep up the good work.

#21 Evra

Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:37 AM

My four-year-old DD has actually been great (apart from her career limiting appearance on Zoom, which gave us all a laugh at least). She understands that we have to stay at home “because of the germ that’s going around the world” and she has adapted really well. No complaints about not having her usual outings. It’s been quite eye opening to see how content she is staying home, and all she wants is someone to play with her now and then.
I feel very fortunate about the timing, if this had to happen. I don’t know how I’d cope with home schooling plus work from home. Much respect and shout outs to everyone doing that! We’d already decided she won’t start school til 2022, so this year has pretty much been a repeat of last year at childcare, and I’m not panicking about her school readiness being interrupted.
ETA: I don’t mean to sound smug. There has been a LOT of screen time.

Edited by Evra, 29 March 2020 - 10:33 AM.





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