Do I miss you? Yes, I do! 

April 7, 2020

 Do I miss you? Yes, I do! 

For a while I thought I could keep my home sanitized enough to keep you safe, then I realized I couldn’t. How quickly life changed in Oregon for all of us. I’ve been home alone since March 19… emptying drawers, cleaning out file folders, washing windows, scouring the frig, stove, and kitchen floor. I even completed my health directive… a project started in 2018.

But life does get better. This March my condominium community finished assembling a directory for those who wanted to be more connected. Thirty-three residents and renters gave us their contact information which I printed…just when people began coming home to work or were laid off. 

Residents Tim and Lauren Metzger contacted me almost immediately after the directory went out and volunteered to shop for groceries and also make hot meals three times a week for all of us. Tim was a chef at Nike’s Headquarters before we all came home. So, I volunteered to become the coordinator, emailing menus to those from our newly created directory, taking orders, collecting money, and delivering dinners around 5:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Right here at Windgate! Now I have something worthwhile to do until I can get back to you, dear client.

Do you sew?

My friend Kathi Bulfin, who lives up in Bellevue, Washington, has organized a team that made over 1800 face masks for patients, families and volunteers at a local kidney dialysis Center directed by Dr. Pamila Keetch. Showing off their masks below are Kathi and Anna, age 83, who is Dr. Keetch’s mother and has helped cut the fabric and assemble all the kits for this project. Kathi tells me tests show cotton masks to be 71% to 74% effective in protecting the general public from Corona Virus.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

Here's a video showing us how to make a mask.

What are you doing to stay sane?

Please tell me. I’ll put another newsletter together soon and share your good ideas. Connecting and helping each other in our community is how we’re going to get through this. Thinking of someone? Call or email them right now! That’s just one way to make someone’s day better… from your heart to theirs.

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Nancie Hines, MA

OR LMT 18833

Oregon Reflexology Network
National Certified Reflexologist

(1 of 2 Nationally Certified in Portland)

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