Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Desert Trail Column - August 26, 2020

Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at Highway 62, holds a drive-in style church service every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. All attending are asked to wear face coverings and to remain in their vehicles at all times. Contact Pastor Max Rossi at or call 831-234-6848, or Brother Wally Currie at 760-449-8683 for information.
Karen’s Commentary: I have written down some cleaning solutions that kill the coronavirus. I can’t tell you which publication or website they were listed in, but they are definitely from RELIABLE sources. When I have seen the same thing recommended a second time from a different reliable source, I put a checkmark beside it, so these are the ones that have been mentioned in at least two reliable publications or websites. I personally would not hesitate to use any one of these – in fact, I am using two of them in my home right now. 
1. Isopropyl alcohol, at least a 70% solution. WARNING: This solution can discolor some plastics. 
2. Bleach, ½ cup per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons per quart of water. WARNING: Will degrade plastic containers within a few days, will corrode metal over time and is too harsh for most countertops. 
3. CleanSmart, a commercial product that is safe for use around people, pets and food. Read any warnings on the label. 
4. Clorox Multi-surface Cleaner + Bleach,a commercial product. Read any warnings on the label. 
5. Lysol Max Cover Disinfectant Mist, a commercial product. Read any warnings on the label. 
6. Hydrogen peroxide, full strength. Can be used in a spray bottle. Leave on surface for at least one minute. Can also be sprayed or poured on and left to dry. WARNING: Can discolor fabric.
The last we’ve heard, the Morongo Basin Healthcare District’s Lift Transportation is operating. They will pick you up at your home and transport you to medical appointments in the Morongo Basin, then return you to your home. This is a free service. Call 760-820-9229 or 760-366-5438 for information and scheduling. 
Handy Hint: Did you know that hairpins are thought to be one of the earliest human artifacts? You can use a modern-day bobby pin to fix a broken zipper – insert it through the eye of the slider and pull; reset electronics – access those teeny-tiny buttons; waste less toothpaste – slide one over the end of a tube, squeeze it together, and pull it toward the nozzle; hang delicates to dry – use as mini clothespins; and mark a tape roll – clip one over the loose end of duct or packing tape. Or you can actually use them in your hair!
Until next time... remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us!