Curse you COVID!

Posted on: Fri, 2020/03/13 - 12:53 By: kevin.klop

As of yesterday, Canada is requiring all travelers entering Canada from a foreign country to self-quarantine for 14 days. Even if you just pop over the border to the U.S. to pick up a jug of milk, you are supposed to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to Canada.

I was due to go to England at the beginning of April for three weeks, two of those to train with Clipper on their Clipper 68s, returning in early May. This new travel restriction is playing hell with my schedule. I can't afford the additional 2 weeks no work. As such, I've had to cancel my training trip with Clipper and will need to sit back and wait until all this COVID panic dies down.

In addition, the stockmarket precipitous drop (the TSX had a record-setting drop) in my financial picture may mean I'll have to cancel my participation in the Clipper race completely, which would be a huge disappointment.  I know that the markets will recover eventually, but it makes each dollar I pull out of my savings (which are in the stock market), that much more expensive in the long run.

Don't you hate it when finances get in the way?

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