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May 18, 2020

And after the virus at Pluvigner!

So now its about time I do my minutes on the current or past depending when you read this of the covid19, coronavirus, or wuhan virus your choice.  My town ,Pluvigner, as you have read before in my blog is a small town of about 7K folks inland Morbihan dept 56 of the region of Bretagne on the west of France. We are up the alley between the south and north coasts with beaches closer on the south side.

You probably should have read all the commotion about the virus , well me took it philosophical as had some bad mishaps losing mother and wife and nothing is bigger than that, well almost. We were totally excluded from this hectic period and passed it quietly and easy in our home. We obey the stay at home procedures!

Of course, it all helps that all the wage earners in my home got our pay 100% at home! We were able to go out as we have parks nearby and our house has a 1000 sq meters patio or almost 11K sq feet…It took time to get some maintenance and cleaning on the house. We were able to order food, and either pickup or delivered. We ordered all our needs including books, video games, dvd and food (wines, cheeses sausages etc ) all online and home delivered. So what can i say easy.


keolis atlantique bus line 5 stop move heck almost see my house!

The biggest impact will be once going back to work as I am doing telework now and my oldest son started working on the drive in at his job only still with full pay::) The impact will be on many small businesses as recession is estimated to be in France at -8,2% for this year and an increase in bankruptcies of 20%; this is my job so I know. There are still many businesses not fully open and with lower sales; especially the hotel/restaurant sector, badly hit.

My intended trip to Honfleur, Normandy was cancelled due to the 100 km limit and the gendarmerie did not allow us to go even if for visiting the spots in the ocean of my Mom and Wife. Therefore, we need to wait for maybe after june 2nd or in the summer for the release of distances and then plan again the trip with our jobs.

I had jobs on my missions to do in Eindhoven Holland and  Toulouse that have been postponned until further notice…which probably will be cancelled all together.

As went out today walking in town, I can see things will never be the same again anywhere. I saw bread lines again, with a sad memory of my youth! Road work that needed to be postponned, and several businesses still closed and others partially open. Again, even if out completely soon it will take at least until the end of 2020 to be back to some normalcy. As someone blogger has put 2020 is out get it all for 2021!


bread lines


city hall given out free masks to residents

Wishing all my readers went thru ok and are positive about the future; its the only way out. I took some pictures of Pluvigner today that reflect the mood, hope you enjoy them. Best wishes!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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