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    Marcelyn Jandreau
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  1. Yesterday (June 2) was our first trip to David in two months. Arrived at PriceSmart at 8:50am. Only three people entering the store. Staff person sprayed each customer’s cart handle with sanitizer while another staff member checked individual forehead temperature reading. Some items on my grocery list were not available, but shelves were being stocked. Checkers were separated from customer by a clear plastic sheet hanging from ceiling area. When leaving the PriceSmart parking lot at approximately 10:00am, there were about 20 people in the queue to enter the building. Each business we visited allowed limited number of customers inside at a time. The larger stores also tested forehead temperature of customer before entrance. Face masks were used by everyone outside of buildings. Many businesses closed. One McDonalds was open. All vehicles entering Boquete were stopped at Caldera check-point. Staff sprayed car tires and a medically clad person registered each occupant’s forehead temperature. Took 10 minutes per vehicle during morning time frame. Not many vehicles on roadway. Almost like past years of no traffic problems. Overall it was a successful trip, and the first time both of us could be in the car together since the lockdown began.
  2. Purchased two face masks from Magaly for DogCamp Boquete support. These masks are two layers of microfiber with cloth in the center which works as a filter. Washable. Come in a variety of colors. Maybe the best feature is eye glasses don’t fog when wearing this mask. $10 each. Available at La Granja pet store (near GAGO in Alto Boquete).
  3. Boquete Market and the only community theater both gone. How sad.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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 !!
  7. Alison.....Today (May 1st) is a holiday. All government offices are closed, so clinic may or may not be open for flu shot.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. Garbage service in the El Santuario area of Boquete is now limited to one day per week every other week during quarantine.
  14. I’m seeing empty grocery shelves. Wondering if food delivery to Boquete is becoming a problem, or maybe limited number of stocking employees.
  15. 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.
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