Apr 202020

Since the Coronavirus crisis began in our state we’ve been preparing for this, but now, the time has come. At 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 20, we will be required to wear masks or some kind of face-covering when in grocery stores, pharmacies, or other tight spaces where social distancing are not necessarily guaranteed. 

I’ve heard many stories about people who’ve gone to stores like Job Lot or Shop Rite and have worn a mask and tried their best to keep the proper distance from other customers, only to have an unmasked individual nearly plow them down as they round the corner or rush down an aisle going the “wrong way” because they don’t take the virus as seriously.

I’ve been locked away in my house for 40 days, and it has been 40 days since I’ve gotten a hug from my granddaughter. A beloved aunt died over the weekend and I can’t get together with the family to mourn her death or celebrate her life. I am in desperate need of money, but that won’t come unless I can get out. Yet, I know that if we open everything up prematurely just because we’re anxious, it would be a huge mistake, and the last 40 days would have been for nothing. and we will most likely just jump into the second phase of this outbreak, which would mean more isolation, businesses being closed even longer, schools being closed indefinitely, and healthcare workers, first responders and others on the front lines continuing to risk their lives.

Thank goodness CT has the super-fast test now, (less than 15 minutes instead of 10 days), and that’s a HUGE step in the right direction.

Make sure your mask fits properly, it shouldn’t slip down below your nose or expose your mouth. If you’re making a mask, use tightly woven fabric with double or triple layers. I put 4 layers AND a filter in my homemade masks, and a wire in the bridge of the nose to keep it snug and in place. Wash your mask after you use it and don’t touch it while you’re wearing it. Wash your hands when you take it off.

Be ridiculously careful, and stay safe. Some day this WILL be over.


Introducing the Orange Ct Tag Sale Site

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Aug 212015

orange tag sale siteFollowing the model of many similar sites in other towns, a resident started the Orange Ct Tag Sale site on Facebook last week to help people sell useful items without having to set up tables and taking time out on a weekend. Although, you may post a tag sale you are having in the local area.

PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ITEMS. Welcome to the Orange Ct Tag Sale site. This is a site to post and sell your gently used items – similar to items you would see at an actual tag sale.

Please DO NOT advertise any services or business you may have. You can post items for sale from your business, but don’t advertise your actual business on here.

DO NOT sell partially used personal items such as lotions, cosmetics, etc.

NO selling of anything illegal (i.e. knock-off purses, mattresses, etc.) If you do so, you will be subject to immediate removal from the site.

When listing, please post a photo, price, and location of where the item is being sold from. (If you are cross-posting, please say that in your post)

There is NO BIDDING allowed.

The first person to comment “interested” should get first dibs. Then you go to the next, etc. If you make contact with that interested person, please allow them sufficient time (12 hrs) to respond back.

If you have multiple items to sell, please create a photo album. Have your photos saved on your computer. Click on “Add Photo / Video,” then click on “Create Photo Album,” and then select your photos to upload. You can put the price and description in the caption for each photo.

Please remove your post immediately after your item has sold and the transaction is complete.

All transactions between parties are to be conducted by private message. If you make an arrangement to pick up an item, please show up to pick up that item! Contact seller immediately if there is an issue with an item pick-up. NO-SHOW BUYERS ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THIS SITE.

Buy At Your Own Risk! This group and its administrator is not responsible for sales that go awry, the condition of items, or recalls of items.

Whether you are buying, selling, or communicating in any way on this site, please be courteous and play nice! If not, you may be removed from this site. This is not the place for rude comments.

-Please remember to be safe. This is a public group, so DO NOT post your address here. Keep that in private messages or emails.