The CDC has recommended that we wear face masks in public, and I notice that a number of people are taking that advice. For most of us, not medically employed or immune compromised, a home made mask is good enough, and preserves the medical grade ones for those that really need them.
I had to go to a doctor’s appointment today and decided it would be a good idea to wear a mask. Naturally I went to Facebook for advice. One video said you can use a bra to make a mask.
I thought the result was so attractive (pronounced “ah-trah-ctive”), I posted a picture on Facebook. A friend commented that I could also make a mask from men’s underwear. My husband Steven was happy to loan me a pair (YES they were clean!).
OK, I was just being silly. When I was done with nonsense (for the moment), I followed the directions from a video I found on the Covid-19 Information Center, using an old t-shirt.
On the advice of another friend, I pulled it further up my nose and put my glasses on top of it to keep them from fogging. A nurse at the doctor’s office complimented me on my homemade mask, so that made me happy.
After returning home, I put my mask in the laundry, as advised by the CDC. I shall fashion another one if I have to go out tomorrow. Luckily I have a number of old t-shirts.
Stay safe, everyone!