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Staying Safe

As this year draws to a close, I’m looking back at those things we did during the Covid pandemic to keep ourselves entertained and yet stay safe.

Thanks to the widespread availability of the remarkable vaccines, often using face masks, adhering to social distancing and staying outdoors in the fresh air we were able to enjoy many of our favorite activities.

During the cold winter, we built an ice rink the the backyard to enjoy the crisp outdoors.

We used igloos at several restaurants to keep our distance from others. And skiing was another way to enjoy the winter.

When the warmer weather arrived the pool became the center of our attention.

One way to practice social distancing was to step into pristine Lake McDonald in Glacier NP.

A long telephoto lens let us drop into the Delicate Arch in Arches NP.

Hiking Fairy Falls Trail let us avoid the crowds at Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone NP

I think most of us are hoping that 2022 lets us enjoy even more of those activities that we miss from the pre-Covid days.

We wish all of you a very Happy and Safe New Year.

Before and After

Photo Souvenirs

This past year, we’ve had to halt a lot of our regular activities because of the Covid pandemic.

Among these is visiting salons to keep our hair under control.

With the availability of vaccines and by maintaining the recommended safety precautions, some of our family has been able to trim our long, difficult hair.

We decided that it would be fun to record our “looks” from 2020 and 2021. Below you can see the results.

For some of us, we resorted to cutting hair in the yard.

Maybe you’d like to keep souvenir photos like these for your posterity. Snap, snap, snap.

Staying Clean

Keeping Safe during the Covid Pandemic

Many businesses that have been allowed to open during the Covid pandemic have had to follow strict guidelines to keep their employees and customers safe. This has been proven to be an especially challenging task.

For the past year we’ve all been using some combination of face masks, shields, gloves, disinfectants, bleach, gowns, paper towels and hand sanitizer among other things all with the goal of keeping the virus away from our bodies.

Like other establishments we were spending a considerable amount of time cleaning our facilities. We use spray bottles of sanitizer to clean tables, chairs and other surfaces and then wipe them dry. To save time and supplies, we purchased an electrostatic sprayer. They are different from conventional sprayers in that an electrostatic charge is applied to the disinfectant as it leaves the cone making miniscule droplets that are evenly dispersed. That the droplets are so small allows them to dry quickly.

This employee is using a large electrostatic sprayer to clean a dining table.

The cone on the end of the wand evenly distributes the disinfectant. The disinfectant dries in a few seconds and is safe to the touch.

In this slow motion video the employee is using the wand to apply the disinfectant.

This 3 gallon capacity sprayer has a rechargeable battery and can be worn as a backpack.

This is a smaller sprayer comes with two rechargeable batteries. The unit weighs less than the orange one above. Instead of a wand, the nozzle is used to adjust the spray pattern of the disinfectant.

The one gallon capacity tank for this sprayer has backpack straps for easier use. Two ounces of the concentrate are mixed with water to make a gallon of sanitizer. This brand of concentrate is confirmed to kill Covid germs.

So far we’ve had good success with these sprayers. If you’re looking for a way to keep your facility clean you’ll want to consider an electrostatic sprayer.