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    Marcelyn Jandreau
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  1. Anyone know why banks now allow only $200 to $250 withdraws but still charge a $5.25 per transaction fee. True of all banks or which ones in Boquete? Allow only one withdrawal per day?
  2. At 11:00am this morning (May 6th) I put on my face mask and gloves, and headed to the public health clinic across from Bomberos to get my flu shot. Of course, lack of parking was my first problem. Located a space about 300 feet down the street from the clinic and trotted back to join the waiting line. After a couple of minutes a young man wearing a face mask motioned me to step to front of the line and asked my medical need. Told him I wanted a flu shot. He instructed me to walk around the metal barriers separating two lines and join the other area. I approached the table (outside clinic door) where one lady checked my cedula, logged my name plus address into her book. Looked confused when I requested she make flu entry into my international “yellow book” of inoculations. The second lady realized what I wanted, agreed to the entry before she gave me the flu shot. Only a few minutes. No pain involved. I thanked the young man wearing the face mask before I trotted back to my vehicle to complete grocery shopping before the rain started. No appointment was made, and none needed. Total time less than 10 minutes, including the walking time.
  3. With fewer vehicles on the road because of lockdown, these “cowboy” drivers are speeding, so probably more deaths will occur in these crashes. Be extra careful !! Stay safe !!
  4. Alison.....Today (May 1st) is a holiday. All government offices are closed, so clinic may or may not be open for flu shot.
  5. Last Tuesday (day for males to be out of residence) was a “almost gotcha” when Bud arrived back home at 12:57pm. Waiting in long lines at grocery stores plus delay caused by two police check points caused the problem. Thinking someone needs to figure out that only the people following the lock-down rules are being punished.
  6. Sounds like Friday (May 1st) women are allowed out of their residence for shopping, but stores may or may not be open because of the holiday. All government offices will be closed on this Friday. Complete quarantine for everyone on Saturday & Sunday (May 2 & 3).
  7. At first lots of hair from our rescue Siberian Husky from Magaly & Javier. Good diet and vet care is solving the problem. I agree with John 13....our vet said females shed more hair with change of season. Just keep brushing your Weasel. ❤️❤️❤️ To you for your new dog.
  8. Anyone remember the public meeting at Boquete Library with John Feeley? Considering Varela’s economic agreements with China, could there be good reason for Erik Bethel with years of banking/finance experience plus speaks Mandarin to be named as US Ambassador for Panama?
  9. Our electrical service has been interrupted daily (sometimes lasting several hours), Netflix reception poor (maybe because of heavy usage by stay-at-home folks), long waiting lines at grocery outlets, more & more empty shelves in stores, restrictive hours allowed for necessary errands like medical consults, “cowboy” drivers on almost empty roads, etc., with no end in sight to the quarantine. Feel like we are “camping out” in our home. The next scary situation is I may have to start braiding Bud’s long hair because no haircut !! The good news is that we have our water supply back today. Also used FaceTime teleconferencing to contact our US doctor for medical problem. Question: is Panama losing its attraction for many gringos? If foreigners avoid this area, plus continued low water problems for the canal, how can Panama sustain itself economically? Wondering what’s next.
  10. Garbage service in the El Santuario area of Boquete is now limited to one day per week every other week during quarantine.
  11. I’m seeing empty grocery shelves. Wondering if food delivery to Boquete is becoming a problem, or maybe limited number of stocking employees.
  12. Last Tuesday (April 21st) Bud arrived at GAGO approximately 11:15 am to buy groceries. Couldn’t get into store parking area because three rows of vehicles completely filled the lot. He could not even get off the roadway to wait for space. Since seniors of 60 plus years have one time slot of 11AM to 1PM, what are they supposed to do? What is wrong with this scheduling picture? Wait, I know.....all these customers had a “permit” !! So my question is: How do I get my permit to do what I want to do? Ideas requested.
  13. Pretty obvious that present attempts for quarantine is not working !!!!
  14. Silly me !! I donned my mask and gloves to go shopping today (Monday, April 20) because I thought this was the assigned day for females to be away from their residence. Reckon not! I observed more males (in stores shopping, driving taxi, selling produce from back of their pick-up, walking along the street with shopping bag, numerous male vehicle drivers, etc.) than females during my quick trip downtown to buy groceries. Seems fines, taking away drivers license and car for 90 days, etc., is not a deterrent toward stopping people from doing what they want to do. Paying $100,000 penalty for holding a catered wedding or scheduling a birthday party during quarantine is 0.K.? I observed people walking their dog during last weekend shutdown days. Perhaps stiffer penalties are needed. Maybe these vehicles held for 90 days could then be sold at public auction or place offenders in stocks in the park. What’s the answer?
  15. After grocery shopping on Monday (April 13) I was stopped by Police on Ave Central (not far from Mail Boxes). The officer checked that I was wearing mask and gloves then looked into the back seat to make certain no one else was in my vehicle. I was wearing a baggy tee shirt. My face was mostly hidden by the mask plus sun glasses, so the officer looked at my hair before waving me to continue. A polite inspection to verify that I was legally out of my residence on “Ladies Day”.
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