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  • Plenty of limes but no tequila!

    Let me start off this thread with a disclaimer... I AM NOT AN ALCOHOLIC, not even close! In fact I can go months without an alcoholic drink but on hot summer days such as we have been having in Mexico recently I do like a long cool drink of tequila mixed with limejuice, soda water and ice and I have a large lime bush in my garden which is laden with fruit screaming out 'pick me, pick me!'

    Since the COVID-19 panic and lockdown set in here in Mexican almost 3 months back the local government in our state, in keeping with most of the country, banned the sale of alcoholic beverages under the pretext that drinking at home whilst under lockdown could promote domestic violence.

    Now I'm definitely not in favour of domestic violence but I have to question the sanity of this decision as to my way of thinking the absence of access to alcohol for folks who drink reasonably heavily is likely to promote domestic violence rather than stop it!

    In our city we are entering something approaching the US Prohibition era with clandestine outlets selling 'prohibited' alcohol at ridiculously high prices. I haven't been tempted to arrange to purchase tequila from these outlets. Who knows what could be in the bottles of liquor they are selling! In the past drinks like tequila have been found to be adulterated and spiked with methanol and the like to give then a kick which if nothing else is downright dangerous to your health.

    For the moment I am content to take advantage of the limes at my disposal and drink copius quantities of lime squash in the hope that at some point in the future this pandemic will abate and our local Walmart will open up their alcohol reserves to the public..... but I confess that I do miss the occasional tequila and lime mix

    So a request to our forum members. Name one thing that this lockdown situation is causing you to miss? Light hearted answers preferred

    Cheers!

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    Last edited by jim_mex; 06-29-2020, 09:18 PM. Reason: Typos - again!
    Jim in Mexico

    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    - Albert Einstein

  • #2
    Just know that in Maryland they kept the liquor stores open for that exact reason. 🍷🍸
    Betty

    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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    • #3
      I miss having adults in charge.
      Got Moose?

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      • #4
        Fortunately, for Sally & I very little. Probably the wearing a mask, not because we are refusing to wear them, but because for nearly 70+ years of mask free living, we tend to easily forget them. Of course Senior moments also aid in this picture.
        cwmagee
        aka Fibber
        Producer of fancy firewood​

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        • #5
          Haircuts! I moved from curls to very short hair more than 10 years ago, and if I forgot to brush it, you couldn’t really tell. Having to gel my hair and actually take time to push it into shape annoys me a lot!

          Yes, my local barber is open, but until I’m convinced he’s observing the mandatory safety procedures, I’ll just pretend I’m going out dancing or something.

          Other than that, except for missing the contact and banter at local shops, and having only masked, outdoor visits with my kids, life is pretty much the same. Did a Costco run yesterday and brought home 16 bottles of wine. That should do for a bit! Sorry, Jim.

          Looking good Carole! Enjoy the wine
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          Carole

          Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            Being retired not much has changed except for the social aspect. I miss being harassed by my wood working friends, the family gatherings as several family members have compromised immune systems.
            my wife worked part time in our churches thrift shop, and we also miss our church community, zoom does not cut it.
            My wife had her own hair salon eons ago and has maintained her license. So I still get my regular cuts.
            Rolf
            RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
            Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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            • #7
              Like Rolf, I miss church friends most. Many our my age and going through health problems and we didn't hear.
              Denny
              ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rolf View Post
                Being retired not much has changed except for the social aspect. I miss being harassed by my wood working friends, the family gatherings as several family members have compromised immune systems.
                my wife worked part time in our churches thrift shop, and we also miss our church community, zoom does not cut it.
                My wife had her own hair salon eons ago and has maintained her license. So I still get my regular cuts.
                If you want harassment from woodworkers, this is the place!

                Even though most of Indiana is open at some percentage, there are still a couple of places I miss going in and visiting with the lunch bunch.

                Church is open, but attendance is a mere shadow of January numbers.

                Also, I miss jumping in car and taking off for a weekend adventure without all the research needed these days.
                Last edited by Jim McDonald; 06-30-2020, 01:22 PM. Reason: Brain and fingers not playing together today.
                Jim
                When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
                Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the replies folks.

                  I feel a little bit embarassed now when so many of you are talking about missing social gatherings and I focussed on tequila!

                  I do have an excuse though. As I have rarely been at home during the past years I don't have too many social contacts and friends here in my home town apart from my wife'sfamily and if anything, thanks to a combination of the stay at home policy this virus has imposed coupled with my recent retirement, I'm spending more time virtually socialising with friends and aquaintances around the world, which is good.

                  Carole - I had to smile at your reply. Hairtcuts is something I also have missed. I was long overdue for a cut when the stay at home recommendation went out at the end of March and I stuck it for one month more before biting the bullet and begged Norma to give me a trim. Norma's prior hairdressing experience has been limited to trimming Fito, our small Frenchie, and the results have been variable! Nevertheless, with some trepidation, at the end of April I went under the scissors and the result was acceptable. Last week Norma gave me a second cut and this time the result was very good so she might end up having a permanent job here!

                  Jim Mc - Now that I have my new bike and it is now street legal and insured I plan to take off into the wild outdoors with my camera and practice my version of social distancing. Although vehicular traffice is being restricted here, meaning that dependent on whether the last letter of the license plate is odd or even a vehicle can only circulate 50% of the days in the week, motorbikes are exempt from this ruling which means that I can hit the road on any day of the week, weather permitting. This has pleased me no end!




                  Jim in Mexico

                  Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                  - Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    I miss inconsequential doctors appointments! Back when this all started, I grabbed something heavy and pulled hard; my middle finger snapped both at the base joint and middle of the finger joint. Kinda of like a loud popping of the knuckles. Some swelling but not huge like a break. (I had that once). It hurt. But all the directives were: Don't go to the doctor except for a dire emergency. It has been 3 months and it still hurts and a bit of minor swelling. We are just now seeing doctors opening for lesser than life threatening things.

                    I am not a "run to the doctor" at the drop of a hat but I was worried that it was broken. I know that I should have put a splint on it but that draws too much attention.

                    I also miss the local travel - 500 mile radius to visit family.

                    I REALLY miss my favorite local restaurants, and don't like the "take-out" nearly as much.
                    Last edited by leehljp; 06-30-2020, 03:18 PM.
                    Hank Lee
                    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted.

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                    • #11
                      I miss the doctors and had to wait months to get a tooth extracted. Even worse, I suffer from Spinal stenosis and needed a procedure to alleviate the pain. Finally, after several months, I had the outpatient procedure and it helps.

                      More than anything, I miss having lunch with one of my friends.

                      BUT, I have not had the covid virus and am happy.

                      ​​​​​​I have maybe one or two drinks a year and it is an ice cold long neck bottle of my favorite brew on a hot day.

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                      • #12
                        I have missed springtime fishing. Stay at home started about the same time that I may have started fishing and that has kept me from fishing with friends and spending a week at my favorite lake and the people that have run a resort we stay at for 30 years.
                        Turns out I wouldn't have got much fishing done as the kneecap on my leg that had a replacement knee started dislocating. The doctor was dubious of my report until it went out in the exam room while he was playing with my leg. Immediate surgery and 8 weeks in a brace that went from my crotch to my ankle. Got the ok yesterday to take the brace off and started physical therapy today. First time in 8 weeks I went somewhere other than the hospital or doctor's office. Just a great feeling to be able to ride in the front seat and see a little of what is going on in the world.
                        Hope things will improve quickly.
                        "Time to Give Back"

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                        • #13
                          Yes life is far from normal. What was that old line "You don't know what you missed until it is gone." How true. Missing church (ZOOM and YouTube does not cut it), friends, family, travel, being able to go shop, etc. We have my 7 year old grandson living with us because his parents are both grocery store manages and they could not keep working and caring for him without day care. Hair cuts....my wife has cut mine for the last 10 years so that is not an issue. She has even allowed me to cut hers twice since lockdown and she just mentioned she needs another.

                          It is my understanding that liquor sales where allowed in the US more because of the concern is alcoholics would go through withdraw and take up hospital beds needed for virus patience. I am glad because I do enjoy my single dirty vodka martini before dinner.
                          Scott
                          Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                          • #14
                            And an occasional therapeutic snifter of Grand Marnier .
                            Rolf
                            RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                            Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                            Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                            And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                            • #15
                              I've always cut Bruce's hair. It is getting less and less to cut. Last time he went to a barber was when Sarah got married 15 years ago!!. He cuts mine and a ponytail hides any mistakes! LOL We usually go to the chiropractor every month, but haven't been since March. My hip slips out and she works miracles. I haven't really been anywhere with my eyes just making sure I don't get anything. We mostly see Bruce's 2 brothers and families. We need to be careful with the one who had cancer and has other problems as he was told if he gets it he will die. Puts a different perspective on things when it is worded that way. Hope the kids get back in school in September. Stay safe everyone!!
                              Betty

                              "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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