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Morning

Glad this is a 4 day week for me

Quieter day yesterday.  Church by Zoom and cooking.  Went on a long bike ride in the afternoon.  Watched The Crown and worked on embroidery

Should be a fairly quiet day today too, have some errands to run and exercise 

Going to be stormy today, will be quite warm.  Will be warm the rest of the week but less chance of rain the rest of the week 

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Good Morning!

Enjoy the short week Joe.

BC, so happy things are working out with the kitty.  Humidity is a fact of life here.  Lately it's been adding up to 10 or more degrees here.  Not much rain either.

Stars, hope you're feeling okay.

Herring,  hope you had a good time with family and food.

Dianah, hope you can ease back into work after such a relaxing vacation.

Was nice to sleep in today.  I thought I might be asked to work today but a coworker stepped up and is going in to help with post-ops.  I really didn't want to go in.

Have annual air conditioning maintenance today sometimes between 1pm and 7pm.  Hope they hone in on a better time.  Going to just hang out and do some housework and perhaps come up with some meal for dinner.  Just a routine day.

Another 8,500 covid cases Saturday.  Deaths remain low as it's hitting younger people now.  A coworker that's 22 that just graduated and still lives with her parents says both her parents have it as does her sister.  She's awaiting her test results.  She showed me a picture of a crowded boat with her friends partying that she declined to accept and invite to.  The governor has said "you can't control what young people are doing", meaning he isn't going to come up with more lockdown measures.  Older people have flattened the curve somewhat because of the strict measures in LTC's but I'm afraid that younger people will start to re-infect older and so it goes.  This is Trump country and lock down measures aren't an option.   The county I live in remains at risk and cases are growing, but we aren't necessarily a hot spot, but the county next door to the north where Tampa is, is a hot spot.  Tampa Bay (which includes where I live) added 1700 new cases Saturday.  My zip code and the zip code just to my east are the two most infected zip codes in the county.

Sorry, the trivia nerd in me pays attention to such stuff, but I'm not really stressing.  I'm just disappointed that I was so wrong in people's ability to care about being safe.  

Have a great day.

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Morning-

We had big thunderstorms last night, with flash flooding in areas.  A local hospital is closed and had to evacuate patients as they had flooding, plus a water main broke nearby.  I worked there in the lab while I was in NP school, and the basement (where the lab was) was always damp and drippy.   It's cool and humid today, with more showers expected this afternoon.   My patient load is light today, so I'll probably be on the couch a lot.  I'm getting used to telemedicine, and now I don't want to go back to the office full time.  We'll see how long insurance companies will continue to pay for these visits.

Last night I watched a couple of episodes of Somebody Feed Phil.  He traveled to Mexico City and Bangkok.  I love seeing the scenery and learning about the food.  It's on Netflix.  I've also become very interested in tracking great white shark sightings in my state.  There's an app called Sharktivity I use.  Some of the sharks are tagged and the radio signals are picked up by receivers along the coast.  Others are visual sightings.  The tagged sharks are named, and it's interesting to follow their patterns.  One started out in Florida in March and you can track his progress up the East Coast to Cape Cod.  The nerd in me loves this stuff.

Joe-How are you liking The Crown?  I enjoyed it.  Hope you don't get severe storms today.

Tweety-Yes, it's been very disappointing how people don't care about themselves, let alone others.  I guess that's the world we live in now.

And on that happy note, I hope all have a good day.

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18 minutes ago, BCgradnurse said:

Morning-

We had big thunderstorms last night, with flash flooding in areas.  A local hospital is closed and had to evacuate patients as they had flooding, plus a water main broke nearby.  I worked there in the lab while I was in NP school, and the basement (where the lab was) was always damp and drippy.   It's cool and humid today, with more showers expected this afternoon.   My patient load is light today, so I'll probably be on the couch a lot.  I'm getting used to telemedicine, and now I don't want to go back to the office full time.  We'll see how long insurance companies will continue to pay for these visits.

Last night I watched a couple of episodes of Somebody Feed Phil.  He traveled to Mexico City and Bangkok.  I love seeing the scenery and learning about the food.  It's on Netflix.  I've also become very interested in tracking great white shark sightings in my state.  There's an app called Sharktivity I use.  Some of the sharks are tagged and the radio signals are picked up by receivers along the coast.  Others are visual sightings.  The tagged sharks are named, and it's interesting to follow their patterns.  One started out in Florida in March and you can track his progress up the East Coast to Cape Cod.  The nerd in me loves this stuff.

Joe-How are you liking The Crown?  I enjoyed it.  Hope you don't get severe storms today.

Tweety-Yes, it's been very disappointing how people don't care about themselves, let alone others.  I guess that's the world we live in now.

And on that happy note, I hope all have a good day.

I've finished season 3 and am liking it, especially the later episodes

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Hello Joe, Tweety, BCgradnurse, and No Stars, amoLucia, Dianah, nursej22, and whoever visits later!

I finished cooking and left the house about 2:30 pm. Went to Lancaster to bring the pork chops & gravy, mustard greens, and rice to SIL and her son, the paramedic. Two of her sons take turns staying with her. They each have their own bedroom. They took the food inside and then we sat in the shade and talked. It was HOT in the high desert.

Then we did the same at my sister's house. She had friends over too. 

Then to Inglewood to other sister-in-law. Her daughter and best friend were there. We all wore our masks in the back yard while we visited. Her daughter and best friend don' mask in the house. 

Despite needing three frying pans, and lot of dish washing it was a nice day. Husband and I were glad to go somewhere. 

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Hi all.

I am trying not to be angry with the COVID skeptics, but it's a struggle. I heard about 2 health care workers who worked while symptomatic, 1 in the hospital and 1 in LTC. And the pastor from a church with 100 positives is not returning phone calls, so the health officer is planning on making an in-person visit. There are 3 people hospitalized in ICU. I have been asked again to work extra to help with contact follow-up, but the system is still a mess. I may work more if and when they get the systems to interface. 

The weather here is quite pleasant, supposed to get up to 75, with humidity around 70% which is tolerable with a light breeze. 

Herring, I am glad you and your dh enjoyed your day. 

Speaking of tracking things, I am going to participate in trying to trap a murder hornet! There are specific directions on how to make and bait a trap, and then to check it weekly and mail in the contents if one traps any bees, hornets or wasps. And if a person traps a live murder hornet there is an 800 number to call right away. DD and ds's fiance are all doing it, but I live closest to the site where a queen was found this spring. 

I really enjoyed all 3 seasons of The Crown. I thought the acting and costumes were wonderful. 

I hope everyone's day is better than expected. 

 

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Yo.

Trying to figure out, between hubby's appt's and mine, this week and next, when I can make appts for the car's first servicing, and when/if I can get Ozzie to the groomer. We need a secretary.

Hubby and my opinions of when my 1st ablation was done and when I had the colonoscopy and endoscopy are at odds. I think HE has the two appt's mixed up and he thinks I do. I am trying to get on my health records on line, but I can't do it via my google account because it WON'T SEARCH! I'm going to try via my yahoo acct, and if that doesn't work, I'll have to just call the Dr's offices and have them look through my records. I usually write things on my wall calendar, but can't seem to find on either of them what I THOUGHT I'd recorded there. What a mess. Phoooooey!

Still have the bank making AND the insurance companies taking out the same monthly payments. The woman at the bank says I set it up that way, for the bank to send in the auto payments, but I didn't, because the ins. co's do their own auto w/d's. I know SHE set it up for me and ONE of us misunderstood, when she asked me what days they came out. I was in her office the day she was on the computer when I switched my accts from the Credit Unions to the Bank, and that's when it happened. But she says I'm the one who is supposed to change it so the bank isn't sending it out at the same time the ins co is taking it out. She said that I am either calling in the payment or writing/sending them a check, but neither is the case. CONFUSING! Aggravating!

Speaking of confused...guess who keeps thinking she has to get up and go upstairs and "get to work"! I have told her four times in 15 minutes that she does NOT have to do any of the housework.

This past weekend, hubby was soooo disgusted with Nannie acting up, he told his dgt on the phone last night that he is getting ready to get her placed somewhere. But... he is still going by info of what other people have told him they did w/ their parent, instead of getting professional assistance from, say, a social worker or attorney. He said he was going to start trying to set it up today, but I don't see that happening yet, with all the other stuff we are trying to figure out right now. ("Too much manure in our wheelbarrow")

The other day at his own PCP appt, the doctor told him there wasn't anything more he could do for Nannie, medicinally. The doc didn't say, but essentially implied, it would pretty much be a case of if and/or when something happens that would require hospitalization (like breaking her hip or something) and then subsequently require placement...Ah me, oh well. She has such a round, well-padded bottom that she bounces and rolls when she falls, so I don't see a hip breaking anytime soon!

Here's something interesting...yesterday we sat on the front porch and watched a skink on the brick steps and wooden railings, rub himself along to shed his skin...and he ATE what he shed, except for the skin from his back legs and where his tail attached to his body. I said maybe the hind parts had a bad taste and that's why he left his shedded behind, behind.

Well, I was going to do stuff, but Nannie does not know how to stop talking and I can't concentrate until hubby gets back and occupies her time and mind....

 

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First day back at work and it will be a four-day work week at that, for the Fourth of July holiday.  We have no plans for the holiday, will probably stay buttoned up at home.

Work was OK.  Although I was assigned to the Stress Lab, I helped do some Case Mgmt as well.

Dh is participating in an online jam.  He got new glasses today, texted me "I can SEE!!!!"  His distance vision has changed, so the new prescription is better for him.  It actually improved, so they had to change the Rx.  Good for him!

Wow, that sounds so weird, No Stars, watching the skink shed skin then EAT it!  Wonders never cease!  Hope you can figure out what is happening with the payments, very strange that!

It was partly cloudy this morning but there are only a few clouds left this afternoon, and the temp is 88. 

Thanks for the reviews of The Crown.  I think we only watched the first season, will have to nudge dh to dial it in soon!

herring, yes, Lancaster is HOT!  Good you had a nice outing there, though.  I'm sure the family enjoyed the visit (as well as you and dh!).

nurseJ22: Murder Hornet Trapping Extraordinaire!!!  Be careful!  (were you successful??)

Hi BC, what a cool app, to track sharks!  When our kids were younger I would dial into the Nessie-cam, to see if we could spot Nessie in Loch Ness!  Your new kitten is, as someone said, "stinkin' CUTE!!" 🙂  Good the two are getting along.  Some cats are more social than others, perhaps these two are the more social ones and appreciate the company.  Always someone warm to cuddle up to. 🙂

Quoting Tweety: " I'm not really stressing.  I'm just disappointed that I was so wrong in people's ability to care about being safe. "  This is how I feel too.  I don't care if ppl call me sheepish or whatever for wearing a mask.   I do NOT want to get sick!  But also I want to spare my fellow healthcare workers the horrendous and arduous and long-term task of caring for me if I exposed myself -- and others!!!  -- to a serious case of Covid-19.   Such a mess.

Have a good evening.

 

 

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