COVID-19 Layoff: Day One

Did you know there’s a virus going around? The whole world is going crazy for toilet paper! I really don’t know why people did that but to each their own. I’m pretty much writing this because well, were apart of history now and I’m bored. So lets dig in.

As of today (March 19th, 2020) was my first “day off” from my work closing due to COVID-19. I wish I could work just so I could get paid but that wouldn’t be safe so I understand why everyone is closing, just dealing with applying for EI is insane!

Let me put this into perspective, I started my application at 1:15pm, it is now 5:20pm and I just finished the application. I gathered all the information I needed before to try to make this as painless as possible but that didn’t help really, no matter what I did this whole process was going to be a pain in the ass no matter what. So you start off the application process all scared and nervous because well shit you’re going on EI but by 4 hours later you’ve got this and you want it over with. Each page loads incredible slow because more than half the world is attemping to apply, at one point the page didn’t load so I refreshed (gasps) and it came back.

At around the two and half hour mark the site completely crashes and I can’t even get on it anymore. I took this as a sign to walk my dog and get some fresh air before I throw my laptop. I came back and tried again and thankfully was able to complete the process!

Other than going to Walmart to buy a puzzle, and walking my dog, this took up my whole day. Day one is officially a write-off. Now to make dinner and watch tv or read a book about how not to be broke (pfft).

Tune in for more exciting adventures.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Wet N Wild Toronto

Even though this summer had terrible weather I did get a chance to go to Wet N Wild Toronto water park. For those of you who don’t know Wet N Wild took over the old Wild Water Kingdom, they kept some of the old slides and cleaned them up but they’ve added more.

We started out small with the lazy river, then decided to go to the old slides which we thought would be slow but they were fast and fun. Then we decided to go on the new rides which were amazing!

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New slides at Wet N Wild

We started with the one on the left, it was fast but so fun so we said we would try the one on the right, but we were nervous about it (chicken shits I know). By the time we got to this slide it was getting busy so the wait was a little longer but it was alright to warm up and chat. Once we got in tube we were like freaking out but it was actually so cool, you end up going pretty high on that coloured part but it was amazing.

They have other slides but they were crazy and we weren’t about that. The only downfall to this park is that I found is way smaller than Wild Water Kingdom was, you can tell they took some of the slides away and I hope they plan on building them as the years go by.

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Park Map

I would 100% say go to it and enjoy because I totally had fun and I’m an adult! Just remember safety first!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg