** Things to do in Quarantine Times **
Thank heavens we live in the Internet Age!
March 2020: COVID MASK-UP!
Mobilizing our local San Diegan community to wear cotton face masks and practice social distancing, to better protect each other from Covid-19, to save the N95s and hospital grade gear for our brave healthcare professionals; and supporting our local organizations like the Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) by donating towards the production of homemade tailored cotton face masks, Made in San Diego by micro entrepreneurs and small business owners.
DIY videos to make your own homemade cotton face masks. Here are 2 different styles presented by 2 different hospitals. Get creative and personalize them:
1) The Olson mask with pocket for insert from St Luke's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnVk12sFRkY
2) The surgical style mask: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask
Discover the genius and pleasures of Live Cams. Check out these cool links, and go explore the vast online universe for more.
(copy and paste the links below onto a new browser if clicking on the link is not immediately sending you there)
San Diego Zoo Safari Park – elephant cam
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Live Jelly Cam
Edinburgh Zoo live cams
Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo
African Animals – several cams in different locations in Africa
Explore.org - amazing live cam website, eagles' nests, watering holes, etc., so much out there
Mountain Gorillas (video) – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Special Thanks to Country Living magazine for this list
Earthcam – amazing live cams in various cities around the world
Planet Earth cam – our only home, Spaceship Earth is still here, if we can keep it.
And, some nutrition for our minds...
5 must read books while sheltering in place
My top pick:
“Guns, Germs, and Steel”: Long an established classic, this multi-disciplinary epic by Jared Diamond attempts to explain why some societies develop and grow wealthy while others do not, combining geography, history, biology and many other branches of knowledge in a grand global survey. The second word in the title is of the greatest interest at present; in the book, Diamond examines how epidemics came to shape society as well as looking at their biological causes. And he makes clear how Europeans came to supplant the native populations of North America so completely: “That might not have happened without Europe’s sinister gift to other continents — the germs evolving from Eurasians’ long intimacy with domestic animals.” I recently embarked on re-reading it, and I am already discovering that the events of the last few months make it read very differently. This is the time to read or re-read.
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Pauline and Bjorn
The Golden Rule Agents
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** Our Planet : Our Business **
The Golden Rule Agents
Dorchester Drive, San Diego, CA. 92123
Offered between $849,000 - $900,000
Enjoy the quintessential San Diego indoor/outdoor lifestyle in this wonderful home in Serra Mesa, a convenient central San Diego neighborhood, just minutes to freeways, beaches, tech centers, universities and the mountains.
Fabulous rarely available canyon lot, delightful garden, charming upgrades.
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Your Real Estate Professionals in San Diego, California
RE The 2018 Sabbatical.
Yes, in the grand scheme of the universe, it was priceless!
Got the sci-fi tall tale out of my system,
caught up with lots of reading and writing,
added memories to the travel blog,
and returned with a noticeable shift in mindset.
"In 40 years of working with carefully chosen real estate representatives, we have never before had the pleasure of working with someone of your consummate professionalism," Judy and Billy A
"…appreciated Pauline’s attention to detail, familiarity with San Diego," Eema and Thomas H
“…brought us around different areas to understand the properties,” Zhen and I-Ving L
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We have been blessed to have the opportunity to help and advise many wonderful honorable clients. The highest compliment they have given us is the referrals of their family, friends and business associates. We are truly grateful for their support and we strive to earn their continued trust everyday!
Pauline and Bjorn
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