In reply to dibnlib:
Many years ago, I had a rowing machine. It gave me the best exercise of any regimen I tried, and it didn't hurt my joints. It would be gentle, rather like swimming. Also, you wouldn't have to travel to use it (especially if there's another lockdown).
They come in all price ranges. Here's a couple of fairly inexpensive ones. HERE and HERE. This is on U.S. Amazon, but you can probably order about the same machines on U.K. Amazon. One of these is magnetic and one is hydraulic. I prefer the hydraulic kind, because there's less that can break down with them.
Anyway, just thought I'd try to help, because I felt bad that you lost your swimming option.
In reply to Diane in Indiana:
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Brrr. Temp down to -0.3 C this morn, frost on the lawn, probably the car too. I’m not venturing out until after 9 am, the excuse being that the traffic to shops will be less. Some restrictions imposed again in SA due to 2 new cases each day for a week. Only 10 people allowed in house for visits. Certain businesses named as having been used by new cases recently. OH says he feels uncomfortable lunching out. He has a pocket-sized sanitizer when he touches anything (bus).
OG – I thought I read that virus nos were rising UpOver, so dining out, courtesy of Boris, does not sound sensible for you. Congrats on coping with new ‘puter.
DIBNLIB – So many businesses will unfortunately not survive the lockdown & downturn. Always the ones our favourites.
LYNETTE – Good that you got your bank problem sorted. I dislike phone & internet payments – I don’t feel in control.
Just a thought
The more things change, the more they stay the same: the skylark's song, fresh roses after rain, have something more, an added dimension, by which we know their first, unchanged, intention. (Karen Rene)
Food shopping completed. I panic-buy-ed a number of items I would normally have left until next week. More dire news from VIC. A week ago their daily new cases were over 700, then dropped to around 400, alas today 725 and 15 more deaths, mostly those in aged care but one man in 30s. I am fed up with people who claim their “sovereign right” to break restrictions, to not wear a mask, to not give name, etc to police (police have had to smash car windows to arrest them), and worst of all cough, sneeze or bash police & paramedics. Sorry, rant over.
OH is out to lunch – again. Oh well, I need to provide smaller evening meal.
Lynette: Sorry to hear that your DiL is having covid-related issues still. We're hearing more about these long-term effects some people are having. I hope it doesn't linger too long. Glad you got that charge on your account credited.
AQ: I think we're all with you on those who insist on their 'rights.' Stay warm.
Have a good Wednesday everyone.
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