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Tried this company and Bev was very good
and even took my temperature as part of the Covid proceedings.
As at end of February 2022 seems like
we're over the worst of COVID as pretty well all restrictions have been
relaxed. I understand that over 90% of Canadians have had the 2
vaccine shots although only some 50% have had the third booster shot.
I've personally had all three plus the flu shot. The latest information
from Chatham show that 88% have had one shot, 85% have had 2 shots and
some 58% have had the booster shot. I believe this is a little
lower than the overall Ontario figures.
At end of February 2022 Russia attacked
Ukraine and as there are some 1.5 million people of Ukrainian descent in
Canada we have taken this quite seriously and have sent financial
support and weapons to them. Certainly all Western nations such as
the USA, Canada, the EU and Britain have all now imposed quite severe
sanctions on Russia.
Russia seems to have done quite badly in
the first week of their invasion of Ukraine which has now meant that
Putin in Russia is now threatening nuclear strikes. This has now
meant that people are talking about this as the start of WW3.
I think it's now safe to say that the
world is probably now a more dangerous place since WW2. China has been
threatening Taiwan and also threatening nuclear attacks on Australia.
Inflation is now up to around 5% which is
the highest it's been for many years. In particular food and energy are
the two largest cost increases for Canadians. That said it's
pretty certain that Canada will increase interest rates shortly and that
will mean that many homeowners will need to find more money to pay their
mortgages and that added to increases in fuel and food is likely to hit
some household pretty hard.
Canada is actually in a very good position
regarding energy and food but needs to do a lot more to encourage use of
our own resources.
On domestic matters I've now paid off my
mortgage so now own my own home and am debt free so that's good. On the
downside I had to pay out some $650 to replace a part in my furnace as
when I woke up on Sunday morning it was quite cold and my smart meter
told me it had failed to communicate with my furnace. I phoned
Handy Brothers here in Chatham and they had a technician out inside 2
hours and luckily they had the spare part in stock so he came back in
another hour and I was back up and operational.
The Truckers in Canada took over Ottawa to
protest at the various COVID restrictions and our Prime Minister put in
place emergency powers to deal with the situation. I believe this
was the first time this was enacted since WW2.
Weather over Winter has been reasonable
and we likely only have one more day of snow to come this month.
Chatham is in a good place as we're not affected by what they call "Lake
effect snow" so while London, an hour to the east, can be dumped on we
do not have the same issues.
Health wise... I can still see well with
my remaining good eye and my last visit to the eye clinic in February
saw me being told my vision was the best it's been for a while so the
monthly injections in my good eye seem to be doing well for me.
I am struggling a bit with my blood sugar
although overall I've managed to keep a decent average of around 6.5.
I'm doing many more blood glucose readings and am experiencing more lows
and highs and that has affected my weight somewhat. I've been
steady at 200 lbs but recently found I'd added 10 lbs but have currently
come back 5 lbs. The problem as I see it that due to getting more
lows has meant I've had to eat something to correct this.
I do read a lot and almost only purchase
kindle books. However both my Kindles developed faults in the
power supply connection and I had to purchase a new Fire HD.
Amazon support are actually very poor and can't seem to be able to fix
issues. For example I found with my latest Kindle that I could not
transfer books or pictures. I eventually found out from a third
party source how to fix that and I just had to go to settings and click
on a link to tell it to use the power cable as a USB cable and
everything worked fine.
One of the other problems was how to
return a book to page 1 so I could read it again. There used to be a
drop down menu where you tell it to go to any location but that's now
gone and the support people couldn't help. But by messing around
with it i eventually found out how to fix that issue. I also found
when reading an audible book I couldn't get it to go back to the start
of a book but ended up asking it to go back 5 chapters where for example
it would go back to chapter 17 and then I could tell it to go back x
number of chapters until I got back to chapter 1. So all in
all I've not been impressed with their tech support.
So this is my report for the past 5