If you have friends that formerly used to come and go out with you, they don't, and it's not because of them, but they're afraid of the quarantine.

[Interviewer]

What did you take for granted before COVID that you appreciate more now?

[Kim (staff)]

What did you take for granted before COVID that you appreciate now?

[Laura]

Oh, yes. The library, for one thing because we used to... the young man came, we went and brought our books down and got new ones. Now we don't have that young man.

[Kim (staff)]

Can you think of anything else? Is there anything else?

[Laura]

That's the one thing that stands out in my mind.

[Kim (staff)]

Okay. Okay. We're ready for the next question.

[Interviewer]

How do you think the pandemic will change society once it's over?

[Kim (staff)]

How do you feel the pandemic will change society once it's all over? Oh.

[Laura]

I just quickly made a couple of notes.

[Kim (staff)]

Okay. Yep. Go ahead.

[Laura]

I think because of this, there's going to be a lot of unemployment when it's over. Businesses closing, people changing, and it will make a great deal of difference that way. I think maybe people will have a different attitude to what a quarantine is. A lot of them have probably never had one. I haven't, but a lot of people might. I think that's going to make a difference. I think they're going to be much more aware of health and environment things. Those are the main things that came to my mind.

[Kim (staff)]

Those are good. Those are good. Do you have more or are we ready-

[Laura]

No, that was all I had of those.

[Kim (staff)]

Okay. And then the next question.

[Interviewer]

How did isolation affect you and how has this affected your relationships with family and friends?

[Kim (staff)]

Hang on just a second. What did I do? Oh.. Here, I've got it here. How did isolation affect you and how has this impacted your relationships with family and friends?

[Laura]

I've been fortunate because I don't have a large family and they've been able to come visit with me and that's fine. The only thing I know to think, if you have friends that formerly used to come and go out with you, they don't, and it's not because of them, but they're afraid of the quarantine they they won't pass it. If you know what I mean.

[Kim (staff)]

The screening. The visitor screening, you mean?

[Laura]

Yes, yes.

[Kim (staff)]

Okay. Okay.

[Laura]

I don't... but actually, I'm very happy with the way it goes... with my family.

[Kim (staff)]

Okay. Yep. Okay, we're ready for the next question.

[Interviewer]

What memories keep you hopeful and what future hopes keep you going?

[Kim (staff)]

What memory keeps you hopeful and what possible future keeps you going?

[Laura]

That one I had a little difficulty. Never having been in a situation like this where you're in quarantine and that, and prior to this, everybody did what they wanted to do. Now you don't do it, and I think it's going to reflect on people after it's over. They'll think twice about health problems, about the environment. That's basically what I'm thinking. Mind you it's very hard to say, but that would be my thoughts.

[Kim (staff)]

Okay.