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Wednesday August 5 2020

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Morning 

Was a fairly steady and productive day at work

Completed an online survey from our church regarding what we should look for in a new minister.  Also signed up for a mentoring program with ANA that starts in October.   Did my usual crafting and exercise

Today have grocery shopping after work

Cool weather continues today and tomorrow, will be in the mid 70s.  Though it will get warmer as the week goes on

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Good Morning -

Hi Joe. It's interesting to read that your church is looking for a new minister. Our church is doing the same thing, too. Actually, our larger "8-Church" (or is it 9 churches??) Parish is looking for our 2nd full-time Pastor. Of course, we've been having church services On-Line, so no one in any of our 8 (or is it 9??) congregations has met the current candidate for this position, yet. L O L! Honestly! What a surreal time we live in! L O L! My understanding that this one candidate seems to be a very nice person. I'll support who ever is chosen. By the way, good for you for signing up for the mentoring program with ANA! I'm sure you'll make a fine mentor.

Well. . . today is day #2 off from work. It looks to be a nice, sunny day out today. Yesterday?!? It was a day of rest after my work schedule, last week.  I did three extra shifts over the past 8 days. It's something that I rarely do! I was exhausted, yesterday, and was very grateful not to have to go to work yesterday. I return to work this Friday for the weekend. (Next Monday will start the FOUR nights off from work! Yippee!!!) Weather-wise, it was an ugly day, yesterday, too. We felt a good portion of the wrath of that tropical storm that passed us by. A couple of trees in our backyard were blown down! Lucky for us, they weren't the bigger ones. There are old, large trees that would do great damage should they ever fall on our home. Apparently, some homes weren't so lucky, unfortunately. But today?!? It's sunny outside with little to no wind.

After I'm done typing here, I'm going to take my happy drone outside and fly the little beast. Gosh, I really enjoy flying this drone. I'm getting pretty good at flying it!

Later this afternoon, I'm meeting with a woman who is the owner of a dance studio. Later this month, she's holding a dance recital for her students. I'm hired to video-record this event. Honestly?!? I'm surprised that she is able to continue on with this year's dance recital!! (We're still not out of the woods, with regards to this dreadful virus!) For sure, I'll be keeping my distance, and will be wearing my mask(s). She probably shouldn't be going on with this dance recital. But, I'm looking forward to video-recording it. I'm sure the dance students are looking forward to show-casing their dance routines. I will be asking this woman what plans she has to keep everyone practicing "safe distancing" (including the dancers, and audience). 

Nothing much else going on. I hope all is well here, and keep well! Peace, folks! 🙂

Ted

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Good afternoon. 

That's cool that you're willing to be a mentor Joe.

Glad you were spared major troubles from the tropical storm.

Covid cases here remain at below 8,000 but over 200 deaths and a record number of hospitalizations yesterday.

In non-covid land we are plenty busy as patients are displaced by Covid patients taking up so many beds and filling up my floor.

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16 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Good afternoon. 

That's cool that you're willing to be a mentor Joe.

Glad you were spared major troubles from the tropical storm.

Covid cases here remain at below 8,000 but over 200 deaths and a record number of hospitalizations yesterday.

In non-covid land we are plenty busy as patients are displaced by Covid patients taking up so many beds and filling up my floor.

Actually I'm planning to get a mentor, since I haven't been in the field that long

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Hello all!

Apple Fire has consumed 27,000 acres and is now 30% contained.  It sounds like they are optimistic to continue getting a handle on it.  Apparently it was started by some malfunction (sparks, or some incindiery material) from a diesel vehicle.

Nothing else new here.

Have a good day!

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Good afternoon-

We survived the storm yesterday with only a brief power outage at my house, although most of my town is still without electricity.  We did have one large tree fall in the backyard, but it didn't hit anything.  Fiance was happy to get to use his chainsaw today to chop it up.  I was happy to get some much needed rain.  Today returns to bright sunshine and temps in the low 90s.  It will be the same for the rest of the week and weekend.  Rhode Island, where I work, is shutting down restaurants and reducing the size of permitted gatherings as they have had a >5% increase in Covid cases in the last week.  The numbers overall aren't bad, but I think the governor is smart to jump on it early.  Massachusetts, where I live, has been seeing slight increases and our governor has said he will close things down if the numbers continue to increase.  

Anyhoo, I hope all are doing ok.  Please stay safe.

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In 1974 my grandmother gave us a pine tree in the 2 inch pot and decorated with three small glass ornaments. On New Years day husband planted it next to the fence. Now it is a big tall beautiful tree. It knocked down the three foot fence. Thankfully that fence was 39 feet from our property line so we put up a wooden fence the entire side of the front and back yards. Husband used to cut branches that were over the roof. Recently we paid a friend to do that and , because he is a professional the tree is pruned properly now. BUT I get to rake the pine needles and put them in a green bin. They would be a fire hazard if I stopped doing it every few weeks.

We are anticipating not being together Thanksgiving. All family members will likely be with those we live with. We will wear masks and visit with family. 

Thanksgiving will be AFTER the election!

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I had a nice visit with the pacemaker nurse today to make finely tuned adjustments so I can run faster and with better endurance. I am starting to train for a 10 K. Now,  I am back to work, just finished report from the crazy one who seems more scattered than usual, if that is possible. The weather is cooler and windy, with some rain showers predicted for tonight. It felt good to run in this morning, though. I happened to see my sister at the park. She volunteers with the Master Gardeners in the demo garden and was there to harvest veggies for the food bank. She looks good. She spoke to our older sister who is depressed about not working, but refuses to apply for unemployment because "she's not going to play their games." Heck, she is 67, I should think she is on Medicare, but is prickly about discussing such things. 

Dianah, I am glad to read that the fire is coming under control. 

Yes, Herring, thanksgiving after the election!

BC, I read about storm damage, glad you are relatively unscathed. Our governor shut down the bars last week and some people are incensed. 🤦‍♀️.

Oof, Ted, that schedule sounds brutal. Glad you endured okay and are having fun with your drone. 

Joe, good for you for participating in a professional association. I hope the mentoring is useful. 

Tweety, you appear to have plenty of job security with mainly non-covid patients. I hope the hospitalizations go down quickly. 

Ta

 

 

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Good Late Afternoon.

Busy day w/phone calls. Lots of stuff about Nannie and the nursing home and DSS and, etc, etc. along those lines. Apparently she has too much $$ in her investments to be accepted for Medicaid right now. We have set up a ZOOM appt w/ Eldercare Lawyer (the same one I suggested we call quite a number of months ago but hubby declined due to a $300 Consultation fee) We hope we are going to be able to use some of the $$ Nannie has to 'spend down' for her to remain at her nsg home, so she doesn't have to come home-here-home between when her Medicare days are up, until she gets onMedicaid. Have an appt to talk w/ her investment-guy, also. 

I spent the AM buzzing through files for certain papers we'll need. It was more important than cleaning out my closet! Gave me a good excuse to just go through all my file-folders and ditch the things that are no longer applicable, something I've wanted to get into for months now. I see a LOT of paper- shredding-time in my future. I did get files and folders updated and new ones started, so that was a big job and one I'm glad to be done with.

Not too panicked about Nannie's biznezz regarding the Medicare to Medicaid changes. We do actually have options, ones that will not put us in a bind or make us homeless. It'll soon be all ready to go into and down the pipeline for the PROFESSIONALS to take care of. Gads what an ordeal the government makes all this (and everything else) to be. 

-----all for now----

 

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Evening, folks.  At the height of the wind storm the other day, I opened my front door just in time to see a small blue kiddie pool fly across the lawn and then land in front of my door! Funny thing is there are no small kids nearby the nearest neighbors past the trees/bushes next-door-ish. So I wonder where it came from and where it wound up.

Rec'd this month's issue of 'Tea Time'. Just love that magazine!!!!!!! ! Like hostess-ing to the max with gorgeous table settings, fancy linens & flowers, delicate entertaining recipes. Travel venues and entrepreneurial endeavors. NO typical ADVERTISEMENTS!!! And then there's the teas! I'm not a big tea person, but I like my tea in my own finicky way. So this is such a relaxing magazine experience for me.

 

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amoLucia, that Tea Time magazine sounds lovely!  Scary about the winds and storm, wow!

I made Tuscan Butter Mushrooms tonight (though we had leftovers; this will keep till tomorrow. 🙂 ).  They turned out good, and were easy.

Saw this tonight on FB, thought I would share it:

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Have a good evening!

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