Saturday, May 2, 2020

A little trip East

Thanks for all of the kind comments on my last post. Rereading it again today it seems a bit too raw for the blog, but hey it is real life for me at the moment.



This week got interesting with work. I went from being a non-essential bump on a log to a quasi-essential worker.  On Monday we were asked if anyone was free to travel to Nova Scotia to provide back up for our colleagues there. I put my name in since I really like seeing how our regional colleagues work and it would be nice to do something useful, even for just a couple of weeks.



We got the call Wednesday and myself along with two colleagues were on our way to the airport the next morning. I was a little hesitant about flying during the lockdown but it wasn’t too bad in the end. We were required to wear masks the entire time and it seemed most people and air crew were being careful about keeping some distance.
En route
My friend that boards at my place was willing to take care of Fred for me as my hubby isn’t up on poulticing and feeding the horses grain. He does hay and water though if I’m away so that is good.
I got an update Thursday from the farrier that the abscess burst through the heel bulb and was draining nicely. He didn’t think it needed any more poultice or wrapping so that is a relief!



I will be here for two weeks and it will be interesting living in another city during a shutdown! We went down to the harbour for a walk the first evening we arrived. There were a few people out walking, but normally this part of the city would be packed with people out for drinks and dinner and just having fun.  My last visit to Halifax was 20+ years ago when I was in the military! I lived here for 4 months doing some training at the military base. 
Flags at half-mast, downtown Halifax
It was a bit hard to leave home at the moment as the weather was just getting nice and I was ready to tackle more home/barn projects. Oh well, it will all be there when I get back and since it seems we’ll be working from home until at least the end of May I should have ample time to stay on top of my to do list when I get home.

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  1. Welcome to NS. We had just 4 new cases today so it’s getting better. If you’re working at Northwood you might encounter some of our staff who volunteered for deployment there.

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  2. Oh wow that was nice of you to offer to fill in - glad you’ve got good horse care to be able to leave for a couple weeks too. I hope all things considered it’s a good trip!

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    1. So far it is ok, just a bit weird with everything closed!

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  3. I haven't ventured downtown in my own city yet but I've seen pictures of it being eerily empty. I can't imagine traveling to a different city and seeing it like that. It was nice of you to volunteer and I am glad the abscess drained.

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    1. It is strange to see a vibrant city all empty!

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  4. Enjoy Halifax! I was going to recommend something but remembered everything is shut. So, have fun walking around?

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    1. Walking is good in a city as pretty as this one. We went to Peggy's Cove and walked Point Pleasant last night!

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  6. Sounds like a fun opportunity!

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  7. So good of you to offer to help! I hope you have a nice time while there and stay safe!

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    1. It is nice to do something useful for work - the last few weeks at home were kind of weird...

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