What Would You Do Differently (If Anything?)

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What Would You Do Differently (If Anything?)

Recently one of the talking-head shows "threw out" a question that I thought was interesting...what would you do differently if a pandemic similar to CoVid 19 were to occur again?   (knock wood)

I gave it some thought and decided that I would do the same thing that I did in 2020.

I read and listened to information and made my own decisions.  


 

 That said what was reinforced was something we all have known since childhood...wash your hands, stay at home if you’re sick, wash your produce, cough into your elbow, and keep your distance from people who are sick.

With the many real or otherwise shortages around, though, a positive thing for me was that I found a way to use far fewer paper towels than I did before, probably ¼ as many. 

 

What about you? If another pandemic were to occur, what if anything would you do differently? 

 

Comments (39)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes being grateful for what we have is always a good thing. 

Sham Reddy CRS I agree. What we have is limited so I enjoy seeing how I can conserve our resources. 

Jul 16, 2021 01:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England that was the problem...too many agendas involved. It would be nice if we could trust what is told to us. 

Wayne Martin I wouldn't change anything either. And fortunately because we live in a pretty "free" state, I never felt like a prisoner. 

Jul 16, 2021 01:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker I felt the same way. After listing to the wee doctor and others it occurred to me that no one had the definitive answer. I listened and made my own decisions. 

Ed Silva and that holds true for when you're around anyone who is sick. 

Jul 16, 2021 01:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I'm on the same page!!!  Larry and I did what we felt was right for us and are comfortable with it. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I think most of us would do what we did. 


Jul 16, 2021 01:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider I did curbside service at our local grocery store a few times but decided I'd rather pick out my groceries myself. 

Kat Palmiotti I'm not sure I want to know about cowboy toilet paper however since I'm in Texas, we must have something like it here. 

Jul 16, 2021 02:01 PM
Kat Palmiotti

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Jul 16, 2021 03:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

@Bob "RealMan" Timm way to go!!!!

Roy Kelley that was an issue. Many were scared into not going outside to walk or exercise and canceled their needed medical appointments. 

Jul 16, 2021 02:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rocky Dickerson Hey, I was in Chinatown in Houston celebrating Chinese New Year's in early 2020. But that said, I wouldn't change a thing. 

Will Hamm you will if you live in LA. 

Jul 16, 2021 02:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty we baked a lot but gave it away to family and friends. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty those in Hollywood are some of the biggest hypocrites around. 

Jul 16, 2021 02:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker I have no desire to set foot in CA...ever. We saw our family and were out walking every day. 

Myrl Jeffcoat I think Covid will be around and unfortunately, certain factions would prefer to keep us all divided.  Divide and conquer is their mantra. 

 

George Souto ditto-we're on the same track. 

Jul 16, 2021 02:14 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib I will not do much differently, I will be more careful. Great post!

Jul 16, 2021 03:01 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Unfortunately I think the question is when instead of if we're going to have another pandemic. It really shows how unprepared our country is for this type of emergency. But what's  a poor realtor from Washington state supposed to do Kathy Streib 

Jul 16, 2021 07:32 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I didn't read any other comments, but for me, not one darn thing.  We went on short road trips at least three times a week.

Jul 17, 2021 12:10 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm sure we would do things about the same. In all fairness, it was a big learning curve for everybody, including the scientists and the politicians. I guess the most important thing we can do is pay attention, and instead of blaming, learn. I keep hoping people will retain the lessons we learned in 2020. What's really important in your life? For us, the people we love. 

Jul 17, 2021 06:53 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I don't think I would change anything about what we did. We took it very seriously right from the beginning and were extremely careful. Still are and will continue to be.

Jul 17, 2021 07:25 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I suspect we would do much the same as before, but perhaps with some more planning. Our whole family took it seriously and I don't see that changing.

Jeff

Jul 17, 2021 12:22 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I would move my mother out of assisted living and keep her with me where I could see her and she wouldn't be quarantined from those who were wiling to visit.

Jul 17, 2021 01:15 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
I don't know that I'd do anything differently.  I did learn to utilize services that I'd never used before (like InstaCart and take-out delivery) so I like that. I am fortunate to have lots of storage in my house and I don't really like to shop so I've always been one to stock up on supplies. I love to get out and about but I'm pretty content at home when I need to be so that's a good thing.

Jul 18, 2021 06:28 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - while I certainly made adjustments with this most recent pandemic, there was not as much change as I might have expected because of certain life changes that I experienced prior to the announcement.  

Jul 18, 2021 06:45 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

There are some things that I would do differently..More Education..for one!

Aug 01, 2021 07:18 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Hi Kathy, Not much.  I probably would do the same.

Aug 01, 2021 11:01 AM