Saturday, March 21, 2020

Tips for COVID-19 virus

How to Wash your hands
How to Wash your Hands - La La La 🎵🎵🎵

Beverly and I are slowly adjusting to the COVID-19 outbreak. I'm listening to more Podcasts* and helping Beverly with home projects that we need to catch up on.

I would like to pass along some things I have found on the Internet:



Of course we can make phone calls and text family and friends, but what are some easy ways to call Multiple people? Here's three easy methods to Connect to more than one person at a time.

  • Skype:
    Using mobile apps for Android or iOS, desktop apps on Windows or Mac, or via Skype’s web app, the service lets you connect with your friends for easy video calls. Screen sharing is supported as well.
    A maximum of 25 people can join a group voice chat, while video calls are limited to 10 people.
  • Google Duo:
    Simple, high quality video calls for smartphones, tablets, computers, and Smart Displays like the Google Nest Hub Max.
  • Facetime - only works between Apple devices, how to make a Facetime call, Apple How-to


I will keep this post short. So, that's all for now 😄
Please feel free to Contact me (Doug Tatom) with any suggestions..

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*if you have any questions please give me a call  😄

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus senior shopping: Stores introduce 'senior-only' time

This is a partial list of Local stores shopping hours, and who is offering "Senior only Shopping" hours

Aldi: Store Hours:  9 AM - 7 PM. No mention of Senior Shopping Hours.
Dollar GeneralThe Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based discount chain announced it is dedicating the first hour in its more than 16,000 stores in 44 states to help senior shoppers "avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods." The retailer said in a tweet that it wasn't "qualifying a specific age" for the set-aside time. Store Hours: 8 AM to 9 PM
  • Senior Store Hours: On March 17, we began senior store hours, which are designed to allow some of our most vulnerable neighbors the ability to shop during the first hour that our stores are open to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods. For customers who can wait an hour, we strongly encourage you to plan your shopping accordingly to help support our at-risk customers.
  • Earlier Closing Times: Although stores will open at normal hours, we will continue closing an hour early for the time being to allow employees to clean stores, restock shelves and care for their own well-being.
  • Product Limitations: In an effort to ensure all customers have the products they need, we are suggesting a limit on paper products, hand sanitizer and wipes to three per customer.
  • Fresh MarketThe grocer, which has 159 stores in 22 states, is reserving the first hour stores open, from 8 to 9 a.m., for "seniors and those most at risk" Monday through Friday. Store Hours: 9 AM to 7 PM
Kroger: Kroger’s Atlanta division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina, announced it is shifting store hours across the region to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. No Mention of Senior Shopping hours
Publix Super Markets : adjusted company-wide store and pharmacy hours company-wide to close at 8 p.m. nightly until further notice.
Target: Starting Wednesday, the retailer will "reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests," Target said, adding it is "encouraging other guests to plan their shopping trips around this time frame."  Store Hours: 8 AM to 9 PM
Walmart U.S. stores will adjust operating hours to 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours. This will further help associates restock the shelves for customers while continuing to clean and sanitize the store. While the store hours change for customers, associates will continue to have access to their regular scheduled shifts and full hours.

Walmart is offering special shopping hours for seniors. From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.

Whole Foods Market: Starting Wednesday, all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public. Store Hours:
Suggestion: To limit time in Stores check to see if they have a Pick-up option. You could shop online and pick-it-up without going into the store. They usually charge a $5.00 fee for this service. Some also have a delivery service, with a delivery fee of $10

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Podcasts - what are they?

Podcasts are like recorded Radio shows that may easily be listened to at your convenience.

There are many types of podcasts, these are some of the top genres:
(Notice Religion made the list)

Top listened-to Podcasts in 2019
  1. The Daily - the New York Times
  2. This American Life - this American Life/Serial
  3. Stuff you Should Know - iHeartRadio
  4. Up First - News NPR
  5. The Ben Shapiro Show - Daily Wire
Not a inspiring list is it?

I recommend using Google Search, and just search for your particular interests, and add - "Podcasts" to your search.  for example: 57 chevy podcasts Vroom!

Listening to your Podcast

You've found some podcasts to listen to, now you need a convenient way to listen to them. There are many apps for iPhones,iPads and android phones and tablets. These are a few of them:

Apple iPhones, iPads and Apple watches just use the - 
  1. Apple podcast app
Android phones and tablets:
  1. Pocket Casts - one of the best, and free
  2. Google Podcasts - with built in google search
  3. Spotify - podcasts and music
  4. Castbox - podcasts, FM Radio, and audiobooks

Podcasts offer thousands of entertaining and informative shows; So, Happy hunting and find some that match your interests!