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Looking to chat with like minded, self-isolating friends!

Hi. I'm Adrianne from Oregon, USA. I live outside Portland.

I am self isolating and really miss contact so hopefully I can make a friend here. Are Americans allowed??

I'm almost 67 and a retired RN. My kids are grown and live on the east coast. I miss them terribly but they're doing well so I can't ask for more. I recently got divorced (like last month) but my ex and I get along better than ever, probably because we're the only ones we see. He got an apartment a few miles away and is still cleaning out the garage. He is a bit of a collector. But... No change in plans.

I own my home and love to work in the garden. I am an avid traveler but those plans are curtailed for now. I recently cancelled a 3 week trip to Vietnam and South Korea. Hopefully another time. Adrianne

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14th Apr 2020 00:01:46
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Hi Adrianne welcome from across the pond
I’m Kate just turned 68 (twoweeks ago) , retired social worker.I have 6 kids , 2 gifted to me when I met my now husband.
We have had a holiday home in Florida for the past 8years and enjoy visiting whenever we can .not this year ! We love to travel especially in the U S .
I hope you are settling into your new lifestyle.

If you would like to contact me for a chat feel free to do so if not stay safe
Becky Armand
9th Apr 2020 09:57:32 (Last activity: 9th Apr 2020 10:41:32)
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Hi adrianne
I don’t see why Americans aren’t allowed my name is Becky and I live in sunny Devon in England and am also a RN but sadly I am off work for 12 weeks due to previously medical concerns so I fall into the ‘at risk’ category. I am not only finding the isolation hard but also the fact that I cannot do my job and care for the Ill as they pour into the hospital. I also have three grown up children, one still lives at home, one has moved back temporarily and is working form home and the other lives a mile away so am lucky.
I have a horse called Robin and a dog and 3 cats and we are allowed to exercise once a day. There are some idiots who flout the laws and will probably cause the lockdown to be extended. How are things for you in Oregon? Are you on lockdown ? I have a twin sister who lives in Boise Idaho .... is that near you ?
Anyway I had better get my backside up and find things to do
Take care and be safe
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 9th Apr 2020 10:41:32
Hi Becky Armand,

Welcome to our forum! If you're finding yourself lost, why not start by looking at our current topics. We look forward to getting to know you better.
5th Apr 2020 04:53:24 (Last activity: 5th Apr 2020 08:37:18)
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Hi Adrianne et al,
My name is Amy and I just signed in for the first time. I am from the USA as well. Was just poking around looking for new ways to connect and increase my circle of friends. This is such an odd time we are living through.
I am 57, still working, married and have two adult children who have not managed to launch as of yet.
I had hoped to add some excitement to my life this year with a big trip to Italy in June but clearly that plan has been squashed.
Not sure what to make of this whole experience but willing to give it a try. Good time for all to have increased supports and connections!
Be well,
Response from Wilf made on 5th Apr 2020 08:37:18
Hi Adrianne, welcome to Silversurfers. We are in the UK and under lockdown what is it like from your area of the USA?
21st Mar 2020 11:01:16
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Hi Adrianne. Welcome to the UK group. How are things in Oregon? I am in self isolation as I have had mild symptoms of CV. Like you I am gardener so I am sure my garden will receive more attention than ever this year! I also like to travel and have had to cancel a river cruise in April. It was to visit the Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands with a garden expert on board. Such is life! Fingers crossed now for the next booking in September. I also live on my own and it will be quite a challenge to cope with what is to come. Thank goodness for Netflix and Amazon.
Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
21st Mar 2020 08:10:15
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Welcome to Silversurfers Summerfiled2!

You are most wlcome to join us from the USA ... we may be based in the UK but we are globally connected and even more so with the virus!

A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest.

We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you.

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Sally 🙂

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