Friday, February 18, 2022

Signs In The Neighborhood

We're still going out walking everyday, trying to get in at least two miles a day. Sometimes the weather has been very windy and sometimes nice and sunny and warm. Out on one of most recent walks we noticed these two signs. 



We thought they captured the ambiance of our neighborhood so well. 

We went shopping at the local food co-op on Thursday, the day after the new California mask mandate went into effect. The mandate states among other things that only un-vaccinated people need to wear masks while in public indoor spaces. We went in wearing our masks even though we are fully vaccinated and boosted. Nearly every shopper and employee in the store was masked as well. It made us feel so good and safe. We loved that sign of our neighborhood as well. We really are all in this together. 

That's our quiet life here on the north coast. 

30 comments:

  1. First Covid now we have the worry of war looming over us, when will people learn to get on. Weather is stormy here ATM with over 70mph winds expected. A bit blowie as you might expect

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    1. Billy-- It's a truly scary time on earth these days. Covid, War, and Climate Change weather. Stay safe there.

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  2. It seems to be the pre-occupation of governments and others who are in power to pass all kinds of legislation and mandates which they have no intention or means to enforce. I'm happy that, like you, I live in an area where most people know how to behave.

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    1. John-- Interesting, I hadn't considered that the passage of legislation doesn't mean enforcement. Very true these days. It's a comfort living in an area where people know how to behave.

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  3. It would make me so happy to see a sign out in the world that said "Everything will be OK." In fact, it did. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Colette-- Yes! It's why I clicked the photo. We all need that sign.

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  4. What great signs. And good to hear about your shopping with masked people. It gives me hope that this pandemic might really be almost over.

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    1. Barbara-- I'm glad you liked the signs and the masking. It gave us hope too.

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  5. The unvaccinated are not going to wear masks, that is just silly. Anyway , glad that you are taking care! Nice that you can get out for walks every day- it is still miserable for the most part up north. No walks. I am jealous of your good weather!

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    1. Linda-- You see it exactly the way I do. As if the un-vaccinated would wear masks. They're the ones who balked at that from the very beginning. We're expecting a wet March here. I'll keep you posted.

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  6. Keep on walking. and keep on wearing masks. It looks like the majority in your neighborhood wear masks. Good sign.

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    1. Red-- Walking and wearing masks, our two favorite things these days!

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  7. It varies here how many people are still wearing masks. About half or less at the grocery story or Walmart. I wear mine no matter what store with one or two exceptions.

    I do hope it will all be OK.

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    1. ellen-- We're planning on wearing masks for the foreseeable future. It makes us feel safe in these crazy times. Safe feels good. I do hope it will be OK as well.

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  8. Your quiet life sounds wonderful. I wear a mask when out and about, but it's becoming clear that fewer people are.

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    1. Ally-- We like our little quiet life. It certainly suits my nature to not socialize. Life is an unfolding science project these days.

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  9. Love the signs. Isn't it wonderful how simple words can lift our positivity and make us feel we just might make it after all. Thanks.

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    1. Patti-- Yes, it truly is wonderful how simple words can lift our spirits and hearts.

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  10. March 21 is when the indoor mask mandate ends in Washington State. Given that I haven't had any colds at all for the last two years, I'll be among those vaccinated and boostered who continue to wear masks indoors in public places. Will be interesting to see how this all plays out in Bellingham.

    Lately I've seen more people wearing masks outdoors when I take my walks in the woods. I don't wear a mask when I'm walking in the woods, although I always have one in my pocket wherever I go.

    There are good hearts everywhere!

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    1. am-- I think it's good that Washington is waiting until March. I'm waiting now to see what happens to the case numbers here. I'll continue to mask up until I feel like it's safe.
      We haven't worn our masks outdoors for quite a while. We do cross the street when we see pedestrians heading our way. But we mostly feel safe out there these days.
      Yes, there are good hearts everywhere these days. I am so grateful for that.

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  11. Robin Andrea, you are lucky to live in a caring neighborhood! You and Roger are good examples for others to follow! :)

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    1. EllenD-- Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we really do live in a neighborhood where people are kind and neighborly.

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  12. Ironically, that law will probably mean that unvaccinated people will go unmasked, and all the vaccinated ones will continue wearing their masks!

    You do seem to live in a place with good vibes.

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    1. Steve-- Yes! Exactly right. As if unvaccinated people would put on masks now and behave like people with actual brains.
      I thought of you when I posted these photos. I think I may do blog posts called Good Vibes when I gather more photos of what we see here when we're out and about. You inspired me!

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  13. Though it messes with the narrative, I'm here to report that I know unvaccinated people who wear masks. I admit I was always sorry to hear they weren't vaccinated but what I see is that we try to be less judgey here, for it's a small community and these are our neighbors, friends, relatives, etc. Kim in PA

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    1. KimS-- I appreciate that you know unvaccinated people who wear masks. I don't know anyone unvaccinated, but I'd like to think if I did that their resistance would be health-related but not political.

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  14. Very few people in our part of the country wear masks and only 46 percent of the residents of the county reportedly are vaccinated. Needless to say, we wear masks.

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    1. Catalyst-- Yikes! Yes, absolutely keep wearing your masks there.

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  15. Thank you for sharing this gentle and loving corner of our world. May the care of your community ripple out to us all.

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    1. 37paddington-- We do live in a nice little corner of the world. It ain't perfect, but for now it feels good and safe.

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