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Happily married, no children. Been a nurse for a long time. Been a composer/musician for even longer. Life is good!


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  1. Ted

    Monday April 6 2020

    Good Morning - Joe - I think it's normal to feel nervous about work, and in general, because of the pandemic. Very cool that you finished your mask. (What you shared on Facebook looks very nice.) It's also very cool that your church is able to share its services via Zoom. Interestingly, my aging computer can edit audio and video. It maybe 10+ years old, but it remains a mean audio/video editing machine! But it doesn't have a camera on it. So, it seems that I'm unable to effectively utilize programs like Zoom. (Also, I'm concerned that such program might interfere with my editing programs.) Happily, I was On-Call for work Saturday night. Did NOT get called in. For this week, this extended my nights off to four in a row (including this past Saturday night). My next scheduled night to work is Wednesday. Spent the past couple of days (including Saturday night) working on a new composition. Early yesterday morning, I pretty much finished it, including the sequencing (recording) process. I'm going to put it aside for a while, and return to it with fresh "ears". It's what I need to do in order to "objectively" tweak the arrangement and mix-down. Below, you'll find a link to the new composition. It's titled, "Midnight Fatigue". But, the title of this piece might change too. L O L! It's supposed to be a warm and sunny day today. Later, Amy and I plan on doing some light hiking (practicing "social distancing", of course). I might take my camera and take some pictures, which could be used for future home-made video-making. I hope all are well. Without a doubt, these are uniquely weird times. So far, my extended family and friends seem to be coping well. I do miss the freedom to travel anywhere I want, whenever I want. However, it's important to stay safe. Hopefully, all of this "social distancing" will help lesson the spread of this virus. Hope all keep safe and sound. . . Ted Here's the link to the new composition.
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    President Trump National Scandal

    The bottom line is this: Trump has lost all credibility. His words mean nothing. However, one can almost sense that someone, from within his administration, is holding a firm grasp of his testicles, and SQUEEZING them, in order for Trump to FINALLY warn the United States citizenry. . . (especially his all-too-loyal "base") of the dreaded and lethal effects of this virus. Still, for the sake of the heart-pumping, red-blooded citizens of the United States, Trump must go. The sooner, the better. Damn Trump!! He has blood on his hands. . .
  3. Ted

    Monday March 30 2020

    NSIME - Keeping your hubby and you in prayer. . . (((Hugs)))
  4. Ted

    Monday March 30 2020

    You're welcome, Joe!
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    Monday March 30 2020

    Good Morning! Joe - Your embroidery work looks lovely! I hope you don't mind, but I saved the photo that you shared on FB so that I can share it here. It's beautiful work. dianah - Hope you feel better. For your sake, it's good that you called in sick. You're not alone in feeling spooked. This is a surreal time, for sure! Tweety - Sad to read about your friend. Hope he feels better soon so that he can go back to his loved ones. Also, I hope you enjoy these next couple of days off from work and feel well-rested and re-charged. (Although, it is hard to relax with all that is happening.) I have four more nights left of my vacation/stay-cation until I return to work Friday night. I was supposed to return to work in the middle of next week from this vacation. But I rescinded two of the vacation nights so that I can help out as our hospital begins to provide care to more and more people with the Covid-19 virus. (In retrospect, I wish I didn't rescind those two nights off from work.) It was sunny and somewhat warm earlier this morning. So, Amy and I did our 2-mile power-walk around in the area. The fresh air and sunshine was invigorating. Glad we took the time to walk when we did. It's now raining outside! Yesterday, I did a lot of fartin' around on the internet. (Interestingly, I see that I forgot to post to yesterday's Daily Diary thread, here! L O L!) Besides here, and besides Facebook, I visit a couple of other web-sites. Those web-site are focused on either photography, videography and/or music making. The web-surfing can be a nice and informative way to pass the time away. Today, I'm going to work on some music in preparation for another video project that Amy and I plan on doing over the next couple of days. We decided to do some video humor to the song, "The Candy Man" (which Sammy Davis Jr. made popular during the 1960s). Amy has All Kinds of Ideas for funny bits to do during this song. Well. . . Here's the photo of Joe's embroidery work. It is quite lovely. In the meantime, please Be Safe! And, Peace. . . Ted
  6. Good Morning! And. . . Hello, Sixty! L O L! Recently woke up. Already had First Coffee. Plan on enjoying the day with my beautiful Amy. Gonna do some video-recording stuff together. Here's something that I hope to brighten your day. This is a lovey song produced by music students who cleverly performed and sung this song with each of them from their own home, practicing Social Distancing. Apparently these are students of my alma mater, Berklee College of Music!! I'm so very proud of them!! Enjoy the video. . . and I hope you all have a pleasant day. Peace and Blessings to you all! Ted
  7. Ted

    Friday March 27, 2020

    (((NSIME & Hubby)))
  8. Ted

    Friday March 27, 2020

    Good Morning - Recently woke. Currently on Second Coffee. Oddly enough, it tastes better than First Coffee. I wonder why???? I think I'm going to ponder this for awhile. It'll pass the time away. . . . L O L! Yesterday, the sun was out and the temperature was warm. It was a beautiful day outside, yesterday. Amy and I went for walk on one of our local nature trails. It was good exercise, and provided nice opportunities for photo and video taking. We weren't alone on the trail. We certainly were not the only ones needing to enjoy the pleasant day. This particular trail is through a wide-open field that is hundreds of acres in size. (It provides beautiful views of ponds and the surrounding Berkshire Mountains.) Interesting to note was the wide berth everyone gave each one another while passing each other on the trail. People were thoughtfully practicing "Social Distancing". Well, I need to clarify that. The small groups of people were giving other small groups of people wide berth. The groups themselves?? Not so much. Families stuck together. Groups of friends seemed to stick together, well within the 6' distance that is recommended. Oh well. It was nice to get out. Social Distancing was practiced by Amy and me. And a beautiful day was enjoyed and appreciated. I am Very Grateful to be living in the area where I live. I can not imagine living in a place like New York City with millions of other people are concentrated in a relatively small area, especially during serious and dangerous times like these. I am grateful. . . (A long time ago, I used to sell home-made baked goods down in NYC, out on the open farmer's market. I met a whole lot of very nice people. However, NYC is crowded. On those beautiful days when the sun was out and the temperature was warm, the open farmers market places were wonderfully crowded with people enjoying the day, and buying the farm goods and home-made baked goods that the market had to sell.) Today??? It looks like another sunny day outside. Amy and I might go for another hike on another local nature trail. (There are several of them to be found near where we live.) But now that our video studio is up and ready to go, we plan on doing some fun and creative video recording. As mentioned yesterday, we plan on video-recording one of the old routines by our Too Live Nurse troupe. Below is a link that I made of our portable video studio. It's only 2 minutes long. At the very least, it'll occupy 2 minutes of your time as we all stay in our homes and practice Social Distancing. L O L! In the meanwhile. . . Peace! And, Be Safe! Ted
  9. Ted

    Thursday March 26, 2020

    Good Morning - Tweety - I can't imagine being alone & single and being issued a stay-at-home order. This might sound corny, but how about long phone conversations with your best friends, and family? There is, of course, the internet and the whole "social media" thing. But these are no substitute for human to human contact. Feel free to "Facebook Message" me and others anytime if being alone at home becomes too much. We're still practicing Social Distancing, verses being issued a Stay-at-Home order. Luckily for us, living in a rural, well-wooded area, it's easy for us to go outside for walks. Yesterday, Amy and I did just that. We did our usual power-walk thing, which is exactly 2 miles long (which includes a steep hill that's about 3/10ths of a mile long, including our 1/10 mile long driveway). The walk makes for a good work-out, especially as we trudge up the hill on our way back to the house. Of course, I balanced the whole work-out thing with spending a good amount of time on my fat butt in front of my computer. Yep. I probably spent about a total of 3 to 4 hours farting around on the internet doing that "social media" thing (punning around on Facebook, sharing photos and music, debating politics, etc.) (Speaking of puns, I do consider myself a great Master Debater, especially to when it comes to politics! L O L! ) (Sorry for the off-colored humor. All of this "social distancing" is making me a little wacky. ) As I mentioned yesterday, with all of this extra time that I have being on vacation and "social distancing", I set a goal to do creative things like write music, take photos, and do videography stuff. So, over the next few days, Amy and I decided to video-record one Too Live Nurse bit. We decided to do "Foley Catheter Insertion: Male", which is one of the bits on our humor album, "Ineffective Individual Coping". So, last night, we turned our dining room into a video-recording studio, complete with a green screen. This "creative project" might end up looking terrible. But, at the very least, it'll be a fun project to do together. I might take pictures of our green-screened video studio and share them. It took a few hours to transform our room, and it looks pretty cool! I received an email from my Pastor that "regular" church services will not resume until May. This means no "regular" church service for the first Sunday of Easter. However, the church services will be broadcasted via the internet using the ZOOM program/App. I'm still reluctant to download the program onto my aging computer (which has sensitive audio/video editing programs loaded in it). However, I'm going to see if a ZOOM app exists for my iPhone, and load it onto the smartphone is possible. Plans for today will include more farting around on the internet, a walk outside with Amy (possible on a nice near-by nature trail if the weather is nice), and possibly compose a new rock-jazz instrumental, and even possibly start video-recording something fun and funny with Amy (as mentioned above). Take care, folks! Ted
  10. Ted

    Wednesday March 25 2020

    Good Morning! It's a cold, wet, cloudy day outside, this morning. It snowed yesterday. Got about 3" of the yucky white stuff. Although it's cold outside, the temperature is above freezing which is melting the snow on the ground. I'm happy to have the snow melt, but id does make things muddy and messy for walks. I spent most of the day, yesterday sequencing (recording) a composition that I wrote earlier this year. I was having problems composing a new composition. Instead, I decided to re-orchestra/re-arrange an already existing composition. For this particular version, I explored "fusing" together the sound of a light orchestra with the sound of a larger-sized jazz-band ensemble. The titled of this piece is, "Cautious Determination - Version 2". L O L! Today?? Amy and I plan on going for a power walk. Where we go will be determined by how wet things are with all of the melting snow. Overall, we're coping well with the whole "Social Distancing" thing. Amy, especially, is enjoying it! (She's more of a loner than I am. L O L! ) Like everyone else, we're concerned for the world. We were supposed to be in Italy now. Amy has been in communication with the travel-agency people in Italy. They're doing the best that they can, given the situation their country is facing. (They're located more in the southern part of Italy, which, apparently, is experiencing less deaths than the northern part of Italy is experiencing.) It's just so sad. . . Anyway. . . Amy and I plan on doing one creative project together during our time sequestered in our home. If/when we finish this project, I'll happily share here for your entertainment. In the meanwhile, below is a link to the 2nd version of "Cautious Determination". Just click on the link for a listen. . . Peace, folks! Be safe . . . Ted
  11. Ted

    President Trump National Scandal

    Trump should shut the hell up!! He should just stop talking. Better yet, he should resign as President and allow someone with the know-how, and who actually gives a damn, to be President. (Although, I don't put much trust in Pence, either, given some of the policies he put in place in his own state.) Although I'm not a real fan of our state's governor, as President, New York State Governor Cuomo would ensure that all appropriate measures would take place in dealing with this whole Covid-19 thing. Both my wife and I were impressed by his recent speeches. It is nice to have a politician speak candidly and intelligently (unlike Trump).
  12. Ted

    President Trump National Scandal

    Trump needs to go. . . resign. . . whatever. . . for the good of our country.
  13. Ted

    Art and Music

    Another Randy Rainbow political satire. . . via song. Enjoy!
  14. Ted

    Monday March 23 2020

    Good Morning - It's nice to read that ZOOM is working out for most people. Joe, our church is doing the same thing with ZOOM, too. I have an aging computer with no camera connected to it. Also, I am very cautious to install a program onto it that might mess up my somewhat well-functioning audio and video programs. (These program can be finicky sometimes, which ain't cool.) I'm going to research and see if ZOOM can be safely loaded onto my iPhone. Maybe, then I can participate with our on-line Sunday Church Service, and other on-line activities. Had a nice and relaxing day, yesterday. Amy and I went for one of our walks. It was chilly outside. But the sun and fresh air was refreshing. Currently, it is cold outside, overcast, and it is beginning to snow. We're supposed to get 3 to 5 inches of the nasty white stuff. I wish Spring would just come and stay with us, and not allow the snow to take place. (Whine!!) Last night, we watched BlackKkKlansman. Wow! It was a really well-written and directed movie! It was also very disturbing. It was the first time I watched this movie. I held off on watching it because I knew it would be disturbing. I highly recommend watching it, though, if you haven't already done so. I was up early this morning scoring music to another one of those educational videos. It came out nice, I must say. We're going on Day 3 of our vacation/stay-cation. I'm going to enjoy this time while it lasts. In about 11 days from now, I anticipate returning to work to a mini-hell as the pandemic presents itself in this area of the world. (We already had our first few cases of patients that were presumptive positive with this virus.) Hope all stay safe. . . Peace. . . Ted
  15. Good Morning - It's a quiet 5:38 AM (EST) in this part of the world. Sunrise hasn't happened yet. It was chilly outside, yesterday. But it was also sunny. Around 2:00 PM, yesterday, the temperature reached the mid-40s. So Amy and I went for one of our usual 2+ mile walks in our area (practicing social distancing, of course). The fresh air and sunshine was refreshing and invigorating. I'm looking forward to the season of Spring to fully present itself: mature leaves on the trees, flowers beginning to blossom in Amy's gardens, fresh green grass on our lawn, and the sound of birds chirping their spring songs. We watched our New York State governor give a speech, yesterday. To be honest, it was the first time I ever heard one of his speeches. To say the least, our governor is a bit "controversial", especially for those who oppose strict gun-ownership laws. But his speech, yesterday, was honest, informative and inspiring. Amy and I were impressed! (I think that our conversation regarding his speech, yesterday, was the first time Amy and I ever talked about our current New York State governor! L O L!) At the very least, we both felt comforted and relieved that current governor is at our state's helm. Not sure what the weather will be like today. Hopefully it'll be sunny and warm. We are supposed to get snow tomorrow, though! (Ugh!) After I'm done typing here, I'm going downstairs, get me First Coffee, and watch the news for the weather forecast. I hope all are doing well during this unique and surreal time in our lives. Peace, folks. . . Ted
  16. Ted

    President Trump National Scandal

    I must say that the New York State governor is demonstrating leadership to this dreadful situation, too. During his speech yesterday, he showed honest statistics, was accountable to what New York State was doing for its citizens, was honest in presenting our state government's short-comings, and reminded the state citizenry the importance of practicing "social distancing". His speech was fact-driven, well articulated, compassionate with a sense of authority. Both Amy and I commented that our governor should replace the incompetent fool who is our current President. Damn. . .
  17. Good Morning and Happy Spring! It's 3:35 AM (EST) in this part of the world. . . . Been up for a couple of hours, now. Just relaxing in my studio, surfin' the internet, editing video, and now typing here. I double-checked and apparently Spring sprung around 11:50 PM, last night (just before mid-night). I like spring. It's one of my favorite seasons. Hope all are doing well with the Social Distancing thing. I know that it's only been a few days since it has been encouraged that we all practice Social Distancing. It seems that we all will be asked to continue on with this for the next few weeks, if not longer. As I've been sharing, these are surreal times for the world. My hope is that we all make the best of it. Yep. I'm going to work tonight. Apparently, there are two patients in our teeny-tiny ICU. So, it is highly doubtful that being On Call will be offered. When Amy got home from work, last night, she shared that her hospital is suspending "elective surgeries". (Amy is an OR Nurse.) Because she works "per diem", it will be unlikely that she'll be needed for the foreseeable future. She's taking 3 weeks off from work, anyhow, because of our (now-rescheduled) travel-vacation plans. So, Amy is fine with this. We have some savings that can help us out, should her hospital continue on with this suspension for several weeks or months. Still, it adds to the "unknown". There's so much "unknown". I'm looking forward to the next 13 nights off from work, which starts Saturday. Amy and I plan on doing some hiking when the weather is nice. I have two work-related video-recording projects already planned next week. Amy and I also plan on doing one "creative project" together during our time off from work. I wish to share another music video from Pat Metheny. This music video is titled, "Letter From Home". It is peaceful music. . . warmly contemplative. This instrumental features both Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays. This video showcases how the two of them, and the rest of the ensemble, intently and intimately listened to each other as they played this song. About a month ago, Lyle Mays passed away. He was a talented pianist. His playing was musically artful and inspiring. Lyle Mays will be sorely missed. This song, "Letter From Home" is a favorite of mine. I've been listening to this beautiful instrumental a lot, lately. It helps calm my mind. I hope it does for you all. . . Peace, folks. Ted
  18. BCgradnurse - Sad to read about your fiancé and your friends. Yesterday was not a happy day. Hope your fiancé finds work soon, and hope your friend recovers quickly. Hope you keep well, too! (((Hugs))) Tweety - Sad to read that the beaches are closing. Those partying students acted thoughtlessly and foolishly. As for your co-workers lessoning the PPE supplies. Shame on them! Our hospital has taken an extraordinary and unique measure of putting Regular isolation masks (not the N-95 ones) in our Omnicells. The N-95 masks are locked up, and handed out individually. It seems like your hospital needs to set extreme guidelines for the use of PPEs to ensure an adequate supply until more arrive. Joe - Glad to read that you're getting together with J.. Finding a dinner-date spot might be a challenge, though. Hope work is kind to you today. Edited to Add: Amy got home from grocery shopping as I was typing out this post. Oh my gosh! You know how some people are hoarding toilet and tissue paper?!?!? Amy's hoarding specific brands of ground coffee, and half & half cream (both organic, of course)!! To be fair, we normally keep a "healthy" supply of each of these items (which is, more than likely, more than the average household). But right now?!? We have about 8 bags of our favorite brand coffee stuffed in our food pantry, and 7 quarts of half & half in our refrigerator (both organic, of course). (By the way, neither of these items are in short supply at the grocery store.) We may very well run out of toilet and tissue paper in a few days. BUT, we'll have enough coffee to last us for MONTHS!! L O L!
  19. Ted

    President Trump National Scandal

    Speaking of scandals. . . Senator Richard Burr Sold a Fortune in Stocks as G.O.P. Played Down Coronavirus Thread Senator Kelly Loeffler Dumped Millions in Stock After Coronavirus Briefing
  20. Good Morning! It's a quiet morning around this part of the world. Amy and I already had our First Coffee this morning. We saw an owl outside our living-room window. It was if the owl was staring at us as we were staring at it. L O L! Living in the woods, we see all kinds of wildlife, looking outside from our windows. We've even seen BEARS, who were on our back porch!! Had a relaxing day, yesterday. I mostly rested from working two nights in the ER. (The ER wasn't necessarily busy. It was more "weird" than anything else.) I'm working tonight and tomorrow night, then I'm off for the next three nights. We still haven't made a final decision with regards to our Sedona vacation, which is coming up in a week's time. We decided to wait until this Friday before making a final decision on whether or not we're traveling to Sedona. Of course, the decision might very well be made for us if travel-bans are made with flying within our country's boarders. As already shared here, there is no church service this morning. There're be no church services for at least the next two Sundays, as well. I just read an email that services will be "broadcasted" via a special Skype-like program. I don't have that particular program on my MacPro computer. I'm going to do some research to determine if this program will cause issues for my aging 2009/2010 MacPro. I hope all here are doing well, especially during this time in our world's current history. Below is a link to a video that I hope you find entertaining. Humor can be a good thing, especially during times like these. Peace, folks! Ted Just click on the link. Enjoy!
  21. Tweety - Just saw a lovely picture of you and your new canine-family-member, Waffles! Congratulations!
  22. Ted

    Saturday March 14, 2020

    Good Afternoon - These are, indeed, very surreal times. . . . Spent the last two nights working in our teeny-tiny hospital's ER. Long story short, ALL full-time ER Night Staff have been furloughed due to exposure to the Coronavirus. Our sister-hospital has furloughed staff as well. Last night, I received an email from our Pastor that church services have been suspended at least for the remainder of March. This is all in addition to the measure that our country is making in attempts to quell the spread of the virus. I feel stunned. . . perplexed. . . vulnerable. . . sad. . . angry. . . amazed. We have "Greeters" at our hospital's front door, from 7AM to 7PM, that screens EVERY Individual who walks in. Although I'm not sure about this, I do believe the screening process includes all employees. I did not know that we were doing this until I walked out our hospital's front door this morning. The hospital where Amy works only has one entrance for EVERYONE, apparently. Her hospital has "Greeters", too. (Amy's hospital is LARGE. My hospital is teeny-tiny.) Amy is on the phone planning our vacation(s). It appears that if/when we go to Sedona, in about 8 days, there are homes to rent at greatly discounted prices. Everyone is cancelling their travel/vacation plans. (At this point, we still plan on going to Sedona. The only way we don't go is if some kind of travel ban goes into effect.) She's been in communication with the individuals in Italy, especially with the person we are (were) renting a villa from. As one can imagine, things are, indeed, surreal for those folk, too. (At this time, we plan on doing our Italy vacation at the end of September into October. Everything is already booked, thanks to Amy's vacation-planning.) Happily, I am off from work tonight. These past two nights working in our ER have been weird. ("Damn it, Jim, I'm an ICU Nurse, not an ER Nurse!") I've been floating to the ER since I've been working at my teeny-tiny hospital, for about nearly 21 years. But I'm STILL not used to dealing with all of the situations that walk through that ER door. It's all of the "weird" stuff like bones and lacerations and little kids. Thankfully, it hasn't bee crazy-busy during these past couple of nights. Still, the more "weird stuff" presented itself. (I had a 2 year-old patient who came in because the parent were worried that she vomited a few times at home. The kid was fine. A little Zofran perked her right up! Once the Zofran took effect, she was drinking water, eating popsicles, and all smiles and giggles. The parents, on the other hand??? Worried, worried, worried. They're not even first-time parents. (Ugh!) Then there are the little lacerations. ("You want WHAT, Doctor??? Where do I get the Dermabond???") Interestingly, I'm getting used to the ER Way of Charting! I'm even more comfortable with that than the ER Nurse who worked with me last night! (He's a GREAT ER Nurse, but he stumbles with the new Meditech Expanse which was recently implemented healthsystem-wide.) Tonight is a night of rest and recovery from me. Because there is not church tomorrow, the rest and recovery will last a little longer. Still, there's a choir that needs rehearsing for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. I gotta figure out how to deal with three Sundays of No Church and No Choir Rehearsals. So, I'm gonna start problem-solving this later today. In the meanwhile. . . Be Safe, folks. Be kind to yourselves as we all go on this wild and surreal ride together. Peace! Ted
  23. Ted

    Wednesday March 11, 2020

    BCgradnurse - Unless additional travel bans are placed, we're going to Sedona, Arizona on March 23rd, and staying for about 10 days. We usually rent whole homes through vacation-home-rentals when we visit the Sedona area . Interestingly, there're seems to be a lot of cancellations taking place around this time period, which is causing some price reductions on the rentals. Amy is working through the details on all of this. Hope work is kind to you today. Joe - Hope you and J can get together for dinner tonight. Hope his internet connection gets fixed. Well. . . I'm off to get fitted for an N-95 mask! L O L! (It's been a couple of years since I've been fitted with one.) This is for when I float down to the ER this Friday night. I believe that the entire staff is being fitted. (It's getting "real".)
  24. Ted

    Wednesday March 11, 2020

    Good Morning! Tweety - Those were nice pictures of the sunset, and you and your friend, that you shared on FB. Enjoy your day off today! I've been up since 4:00 AM (EST), which is not unusual for me. Just chillin', surfin' the 'net. Almost finished with editing the first four educational videos. Still have four more to record. Hopefully I can meet with my co-workers next week to do the video-recording. If not, this particular project will have to be on hold until mid-April, when we get back from Sedona, Arizona. Well. . . the Coronavirus thing is getting real for our teeny-tiny hospital. Two ER nurses are being furloughed for 2 weeks due to exposure to the virus. (Both of them are night-shift nurses.) Apparently, a patient who presented in the ER for "weakness", was found to be "presumptive positive" for the Coronavirus. My ICU Nurse Manager called me yesterday afternoon and asked if I would switch nights (and departments), and work in the ER Friday night. Originally, I was scheduled to work in the ICU tonight. (Our teeny-tiny ICU was over-staffed tonight.) Of course I said, "Yes". My only request is that a seasoned ER Nurse work with me that night. So, I'm off from work tonight and working Friday night in the ER instead. I'm happy to have a third night off in a row. Nothing much else going on. Amy just woke up, so I gonna to join her downstairs and drink First Coffee. Hope all have a nice day. Ted
  25. Good Morning! It's 5:00 AM (EST) in this part of the world. Been up since around 3:00 AM, updating/upgrading computer software programs, and video-editing. Amy is up, too. As mentioned yesterday, Amy is the one who plans our vacations (and does a really good job at it, too). She got a phone call on her cellphone from Delta Airlines (which woke her up). (I guess Delta makes return phone-calls at weeee hours of the morning.) She's working with Delta to try to reschedule flight arrangements to Italy this fall, using the monies that were spent purchasing tickets for our spring vacation there. For the most part, Delta Airlines is honoring this rescheduling with its customers. But in order to finalize the rescheduling, Amy is getting the run-around between Delta and Bank of America, which is the credit card she used to pay for the airline tickets. (Without a doubt, Amy is not alone in dealing with all of this as I am certain that many people are experiencing the same situation, too.) What is both interesting and frustrating to witness is how disorganized Delta Airlines and the credit card company is in dealing with each other and their customers. But at least both Delta and Bank of America are making attempts to make things right. (No one should have to pay for flights that have been cancelled due to this pandemic.) In the meanwhile. . . people are getting sick. Lives are being uprooted as those who are possibly exposed to the Coronavirus are faced with being quarantined. I just hope people keep a level head and not go into Panic Mode. (Although the world's stock markets suggest otherwise.) At least we have enough toilet paper!! L O L! Well. . . I'm going to go back to video-editing. It's a nice, quiet thing to do at this early hour of the morning. Peace. . . Ted

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