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Tuesday March 24 2020

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Morning 

A generally quiet day at work.  The work from the people who were laid off hasn't yet been redistributed 

Went out for a walk, just so I could get outside.  Also did my usual exercise and embroidery 

Today should be fairly quiet too

Temps will be in the 40s, later rising to the 50s and 60s.  Rain is expected later in the week

Still have not decided if I will cancel my trip to Madison next month, but probably will. Will still take the time off.  J is still deciding whether or not to go to CA next month

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Good morning Joe!

Ho-ho! Look how early I am up! Does this mean I am a member of the 'tripod' today?... uh .. Uh, the triad, I mean!

I thought it was Wednesday and I could go to the Credit Union and get money from my SS check. Well, check that, cause it's only Tuesday. Rats!

I am so sleepy I could close my eyes and snooze for a few more hours, but I keep thinking about that truck that's supposed to be delivering TP to the Dollar General Store.....don't want to miss out on that!

I have walked the dog, who took care of his biznesz. I should go down to the kitchen and make myself a cup of coffee so I can be a little more alert. 

Be back later!

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Good morning!

Joe, as you know people with co-morbidities of a certain age are the one's getting the sickest and from your posts it sounds like J isn't the healthiest of people, so I would reconsider.

Stars, you mean "The Trinity".  Good luck in getting toilet paper.

I read there is a cruise ship with over 1200 people on it heading to Florida.  They are ordered to stay in their rooms until the 30th when they arrive in Florida because of 45 people with flu like symptoms on board.   Definitely would not be taking a cruise right now, I'm shocked there were 1200 people willing to not social distance.

Beans are going to be my "toilet paper" as I'm dismayed to find beans in short supply, including tofu.  I snagged the last two packs of tempeh which actually were on sale if you bought two.  

Going to do some housework and then maybe go over to best friend's to watch a movie.  We're still socializing indoors just us two,  but if/when I take care of a Covid patient I'll stay away from him.  Already not socializing otherwise.  

Finished First Coffee and need to do some housework.  Have a great day.

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Oh, yeah, Trinity...thanks!

The sign on the door at the store said they would not be opening until after 12 PM. That sounds like they aren't expecting the truck in until this afternoon, but they aren't exactly sure WHEN "after 12 PM" it will be there. It's not there now, anyway,

I went to the grocery store and this man and I stood gazing down the empty paper products aisle. Later I saw him with a box of cheese crackers, and asked him, "Do you think that's going to work?" He bumped my elbow and laughed, saying he sure as heck hoped so! OUCH!

Shhh, don't tell Donald, but hubby has a secret hair-cut scheduled at 2 PM with the woman who has a small barbershop in the back of her house. She's not actually open for business, but she likes hubby a lot, so is willing to sneak him in to get beautified. I probably will end up having to somehow wash Nannie's hair at home, at some point. ICK. But all that hairspray she gunks on to her hair several times a day is making her scalp itch. Big surprise there!  

Tweety, I hope you can find some beans. Yesterday I got the very last package of dry beans on the shelf: big lima beans! Don't worry, Ted, you won't be invited when we crock-pot them; I know you HATE lima beans!

Did you read the story about ? Patrick somebody or somebody Patrick, he's , what, a governor or a senator? Anyway, he said he thinks that senior citizens should be willing to go out in public and shop, and be exposed to the virus, to help save the economy for our children. He's 70 years old. Maybe he should be first in line. This almost seems like "Soylent Green"-type plot, doesn't it?

Guess that's all for the moment!

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Doing OK. We have new next door neighbors at the Air B&B. They are a young couple who drove cross country from Virginia in a Range Rover. They arrived last Friday. The owners hired them to do yard work. They say according to their contract they pay one months rent and stay half of March and all of April. 

I haven't seen the man wearing a shirt. He is very outgoing. She is not so talkative. We've talked with them from the two front yards.

Thank you No Stars. Here is an article about that man:

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spurns shelter in place, urges return to work, says grandparents should sacrifice

“My message is that let’s get back to work,” Patrick said on Fox News. “And those of us who are 70 plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country.”

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/03/24/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick-spurns-shelter-in-place-urges-return-to-work-says-grandparents-should-sacrifice/

 

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Nannie just said that last night in the news "they" said that there was a product everyone was buying ... it would "soften wood" so we can then eat it, if there is nothing else to eat!

Have NO CLUE which news report SHE was watching! Probably the one in her head!

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I have to be honest here, and if it gets everyone mad at me, so be it.

It really upsets me to read that people here are still going to friend's houses, sneaking out to get a haircut, and thinking about travel.  We have no idea who is a carrier or if even we are.  We could unknowingly infect someone, or get infected ourselves by these little cheats.  Meanwhile hospital staff are working their tails off and putting themselves at risk all day, every day.  Can we please not make it harder for them by not strictly adhering to social distancing?  I get it.  I miss my kids like crazy but I'm not going to see them right now.  

I love you all,  and don't want to see you or any of your loved ones getting sick.  I'm sorry if I've offended anyone.  My response here comes from a place of love and concern.

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Good day, almost noon, so I can't really say morning or afternoon. This is my last full day of work this week and it feels like its been a month, not 3 days. I helped with more swabbing this morning, but it was chilly and started to rain, and people were late for their appointments. My fingers were cold and numb by the time we were done. I think there may be more this afternoon. We are trying to group them to conserve PPE. I really appreciated my positive airflow helmet this morning because 2 people coughed/sneezed in my face as I was swabbing. 

Our state is now in stay at home mode, except for essential services, which of course, the health department is one. So is dh's business, as they sell farm supplies and fuel ( wood products for stoves, propane,  and gasoline).  He is working mainly from home because he thinks I am being exposed to COVID-19 even though I am in full PPE. He is more exposed on his daily trips to the grocery store, which he keeps doing despite my stern warnings. 

Weather is sun/rain/sun with temps close to 40. Hopefully it is a bit warmer at 5 when I plan to go for a run. 

Take care all!

 

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Hey, I'm not offended, BCg; in fact I agree with you. I did offer to cut hubby's hair, as I am perfectly capable, and good at it, too. I cut a lot of students hair when I was in college, and no one ever complained. But, like I've said, even when I am adamant, I don't have final say or control over him. Abe Lincoln said: "if you are holding an elephant by it's hind leg, and it is trying to run away, it's best to let it run." My husband is sometimes like that elephant. Even with his lung having collapsed last month, hubby has not given up smoking completely. He does what he does, stupid and ill-advised as it may be, but what can I do after I've said my piece?

I zipped back over to the Dollar General Store....where there were only 3 pkgs of TP left on the shelf after their truck delivery and subsequent crowd of TP purchasers came and went. The difference between Dollar General and WalMart (which you would EXPECT to stay stocked, but for the greedy hoarders) is that Dollar General has signs all over the shelves of things people are hoarding: ONLY ONE PACKAGE PER CUSTOMER!!!

The GOOD news is: SCORE!!!! A 12-pack of Cottonelle! ... w00t!

 

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just a bit of silly humor:

Hubby was wanting to know the difference between a respirator and a ventilator. I was looking at TV, and he said, "Did you hear me?" and I replied, "Yes, you want me to look up the difference between a respirator and a vibrator."  😮 

*half a second pause* 

🤣   We howled with laughter. Freudian? Well, may be, but on my  behalf I would like to say that on the TV was a woman talking about her husband who had died from coronavirus, and was saying "he was a very vibrant man..." and at that moment her word and my word got crossed up in my sentence...

Felt good to have a hearty laugh.

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Second day at work with the restrictions in place.  I averted a hug from a grateful patient, we both knew it was best just to wave. 🙂  I worked Stress Lab in the morning and was pulled by our Chief to do Case Management in the afternoon.  Got off on time.

Stopped to get a few groceries.  No TP.  However, when I got home, dh had a funny look on his face and pointed to the kitchen table, where all the day's package arrivals were displayed.  A couple books I ordered.  Two rubber "brushes," for getting cat hair off clothes.  And.  And.   What was that??  Felt funny, -- cylindrical. and then I opened it.  It was the toilet paper I ordered two weeks ago.  When all the other, more familiar brands were "not in stock."  This one was.  I ordered six.  Took them two weeks to get here.  And now?? 

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I think they might last one day.   Maybe two.  The bag of six rolls is next to ONE of the rolls we have in our cupboard today. 

Of course, dh says we have many computer books for outdated applications, that we *could* use ...  (and he is SERIOUS!!)

So that was OUR chuckle for the day! 

Youngest ds and his wife called, they are doing well.  Then oldest called, he is doing well.  Needs to start looking for a job, though he has some funds to fall back on in this interim.  Of course, we will help as needed.

Have a good evening!

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Point well taken BC. 

I will most likely if and when I take care of a rule out patient tell BF I won't come over.  Our unit is a "clean" one, but things will change.

When I was picking up a prescription I saw the CVS had a good supply of TP.  I didn't need any so left it for others.  Went to the grocery store there and they had a few packs of beans and I am now well stocked and probably won't have to go to the store for a while.

Stopped by the beach where a public area right up to the beach was open and there were just a couple of people there maintaining distance and we sat and talked a while.  Was nice to get some fresh air and stare at the beach.   I did a six mile walk.

Did a yoga session that was on Amazon Prime.  Not very long but was nice to stretch some with some instruction.  I liked the instructor and bought a series of five classes that are a bit more intense than the free one I watched.  I hope to keep it up until I can go back to the live classes.

Edited by Tweety

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