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Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 - Good Morning!

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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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Morning Ted. Hopefully that flight can be rescheduled soon.  Probably better  to stay away from Italy at this time

Decent day at work, not too busy.  Ran errands and exercised after work and worked on embroidery.

Rained a lot yesterday.  Next few days will be variable, highs will be between the 30s and the 60s

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Joe - Please share a photo of your embroidery work when it's completed. (Hope J is feeling better soon.) 

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Good morning.

Ted, sorry that you guys are having to deal with this.  Italy is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and I feel bad for their economy which isn't the best in Europe and they are saddled with debt already.   But I'm sure you will enjoy your plan B.

Joe hope you have another decent day at work.

Yesterday like I said, I was a little wiped out and got a haircut, went to the grocery store and got my car.  Took a long nap instead of going to the gym.  Have to forgive myself that because I really was fatigued.

We won only one game last night bowling so our status of being in 18th place out of 20 probably will remain.  

Was weird seeing the toilet paper aisle practically empty with just a few items.  I snagged two packs because I'm running low and running out is not an option.  Ugh.  Crazy times.

Today should be another nice weather day and hope to see the sunset later today.  Got some housework to get done, and going to hot yoga.  

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Hi guys! 

I hope Ted and Amy have a great time in Sedona. And in the fall enjoy Italy.

I already have about 6 weeks of toilet paper so didn't buy any yesterday. If it isn't more available by then we can use the newspaper. 

Soon after we moved to California my trumpet player Daddy got a fever blister infection on his lip. The doctor ordered him not to play his horn.

At that time he was taking a couple classes he needed to be credentialed as a teacher in California. he had been playing Trumpet and could not. Mom saw an ad for a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman and talked him into  applying. She called people one block at a time and made appointments for him to demonstrate the Hoover machine. He didn't have to knock on doors cold. He had to do this for two months. One to heal his lip and one to practice a LOT and, "Get his lip back."

Because our house in Oklahoma had not sold we borrowed the down payment from Grandma's BIL. We tried to spend as little money as possible. Oddly just before that we had bought a freezer and purchases lots of beef from a farm that butchered and delivered it. SO after us girls had eaten the hamburger meat we had to eat steak to avoid paying for ground beef. 😋

We also ran out of TP and used junk mail, newspapers, and such. The same week he went back to playing at Ciro's 6 nights a week the Oklahoma house sold AND he finished the classes for a teaching credential and got a job teaching Jr. High music that he kept 13 years.

We paid the loan from Grandma's "sister's" husband (raised together, but not related or adopted)

 

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Good afternoon. Just returned from a home visit with a patient who has a lot of chronic issues and struggles with equity in getting health care. This makes me feel pretty lucky in that for the most part, I can get what I need without judgement. Its actually pretty sobering. Still no positive Covid-19 cases in our county,although we continue to send specimens to the public health lab. 

I was expecting to have a conference call last night with our state union rep, but she never called. Many of my co-workers have questions about having schedules changed, hours added and working weekends. There are many manager-types walking around doing many meetings and creating lots of plans in the event that we actually get a positive test result. 

I hope everyone is staying healthy and away from nasty viruses!

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To all the travelers - so sorry to hear about all the travails you're having to deal with, but in face of covid 19, your health is a greater concern.

Joe - is embroidery the same as needlepoint? My sister does gorgeous needlepoint. Hasn't done any recently. Her thing was to do Christmas ornaments. She planned to sell them at flea market-y things, but seems she couldn't part with almost all of them.

I can crochet, no knitting. I'd like to learn how to TAT. It's like a delicate needlework. I'd like to make thing like doillies & table scarves, and mantillas. My Mom could tat as a youngster.

Tweety - there is nothing 'to forgive yourself' about. Esp because you're tired. No, no, no. I don't like it when folk drag themselves down like having a negative attitude. No need to demoralize yourself any more than you're already feeling from the orig cause. It's all about just making choices. Like what I call 'don't do stupid stuff dieting'.

'Cheating' and 'being bad' cast negative vibes, like having to 'forgive yourself'. NOT necessary. You'll just 'make BETTER choices' next time. You DO go to a gym

Sorry, folk,  for my harping on the 'better choices' thing. It doesn't always work even for me, but I acknowledge it as 'making DUMB choices'. Sometimes even deliberately. And usually to my detriment.

Does anyone else remember a 'toilet paper shortage' national panic mucho mucho years ago?? I DISTINCLY Y remember my much younger sister becoming hysterically panic-y fearing we'd run out of TP. My Mom had to go out and buy a forest-full worth of TP to assuage my sister's fears. I am darn SERIOUS about this. (She was worried about poopy nasty on her hands.) Anybody else remember?

 

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45 minutes ago, amoLucia said:

To all the travelers - so sorry to hear about all the travails you're having to deal with, but in face of covid 19, your health is a greater concern.

Joe - is embroidery the same as needlepoint? My sister does gorgeous needlepoint. Hasn't done any recently. Her thing was to do Christmas ornaments. She planned to sell them at flea market-y things, but seems she couldn't part with almost all of them.

I can crochet, no knitting. I'd like to learn how to TAT. It's like a delicate needlework. I'd like to make thing like doillies & table scarves, and mantillas. My Mom could tat as a youngster.

Tweety - there is nothing 'to forgive yourself' about. Esp because you're tired. No, no, no. I don't like it when folk drag themselves down like having a negative attitude. No need to demoralize yourself any more than you're already feeling from the orig cause. It's all about just making choices. Like what I call 'don't do stupid stuff dieting'.

'Cheating' and 'being bad' cast negative vibes, like having to 'forgive yourself'. NOT necessary. You'll just 'make BETTER choices' next time. You DO go to a gym

Sorry, folk,  for my harping on the 'better choices' thing. It doesn't always work even for me, but I acknowledge it as 'making DUMB choices'. Sometimes even deliberately. And usually to my detriment.

Does anyone else remember a 'toilet paper shortage' national panic mucho mucho years ago?? I DISTINCLY Y remember my much younger sister becoming hysterically panic-y fearing we'd run out of TP. My Mom had to go out and buy a forest-full worth of TP to assuage my sister's fears. I am darn SERIOUS about this. (She was worried about poopy nasty on her hands.) Anybody else remember?

 

Needlepoint uses a different fabric, it's more like a net.  And it uses thicker thread.  Both methods use several varieties of stitches

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