Wednesday, March 25, 2020

"Try Not To Go Too Often."

This may soon be the order for sailors on the US aircraft carriers USS Gerald R. Ford and USS George H. W. Bush.  Reports are that the toilet systems on them need expensive maintenance to prevent clogging.  It's the kind of thing that leaves you scratching your head.  The Ford class are the US Navy's newest carrier design, so you'd expect problems.  But toilets?  You'd think shipboard toilet design would be a pretty well understood field.  The Ford cost 12.8 billion dollars to build

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Bit Unexpected.

I actually got a Willy hit today.  I was expecting that it might be a good while before my next one, since a lot of people will be spending less money due to staying at home more and trying to spend less.  There has also been talk that some people are avoiding bills because of the possibility of catching something off them, and that some businesses are asking people to use credit and debit cards if possible for the same reason.  I'm not sure how much difference that might make, since at many businesses you'll still need to touch the equipment in some way while using your card.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Gas In Saskatoon On Hiatus.

Because of the ongoing COVID 19 crisis I'll be suspending these posts for a while.  I'll probably be limiting my outings to the work I do and grocery shopping, so I won't be able to keep track of prices.  Earlier in the week it was 78.9 cents a litre, a price I never expected to see again.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Gas In Saskatoon, March 13, 2020.

Gas has long been flirting with the one dollar litre mark here.  Then COVID 19 and the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia smashed the barrier.  Gas is currently 93.9 cents a litre at most stations, a price we haven't seen in a very long time.    I wouldn't be surprised to see it go below 90 cents soon, but probably not much lower.  But I've been wrong before.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

COVID 19 Arrives.

Unfortunately COVID 19 has arrived in Saskatchewan, and Saskatoon.  A man in his 60s, who had visited Egypt, began to exhibit symptoms.  He is now considered a presumptive case, and is self isolating at home.  Hopefully that is all he will need to do.  It was really only a matter of time.  If we're lucky the number of cases here will be low.

Meanwhile Saskatoon Fire Station Number 4 is under a precautionary quarantine after firefighters were called to help a person who had been tested for COVID 19.  A pair of paramedics, and several people involved in dentistry, are also under precautionary quarantine.

The 49th annual Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Grammies, were supposed to be held in Saskatoon on Sunday.  They've now been cancelled.

And nationally Prime Minster Trudeau, and his wife Sophie, are now self isolating. She began to exhibit possible symptoms late last night, so they will stay isolated until she's been tested.

Friday, March 06, 2020

Gas In Saskatoon, March 6, 2020.

I doubt it's much of a surprise that the price is down again.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 101.9 cents a litre at most stations.