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29157. Ms. No - 3/27/2020 5:38:32 AM

yeah, if only the virus targeted only the dumb people who won't follow the rules.

29158. wabbit - 3/29/2020 12:31:43 PM

Hey all!

So my whole company was laid off a week ago, though the company is keeping us on health insurance at least through April. This will be my first foray into the world of unemployment.

And I'm now officially out of quarantine. I had my annual physical two weeks ago this past Friday and got a call from the hospital a week later that someone who was there around the same time had tested positive. They've been good about checking in, calling to see if everyone is ok (I asked, so far nobody is symptomatic). I'm fine, will venture to the grocery store on Tuesday, I have a couple neighbors that have trouble getting out, so I'll shop for them as well as myself, but otherwise I'll stay home. I think I'll get out the sewing machine...


29159. Ms. No - 3/30/2020 5:38:35 AM

Glad to hear you're doing well!

I made a grocery store run today for the fam --- my brother is high risk because of his asthma so I was extra careful. Wore gloves to grab groceries and sprayed everything down with rubbing alcohol before bringing it into the house.

29160. arkymalarky - 3/30/2020 7:07:43 PM

So glad to hear you're managing well. We haven't been anywhere except for a country Drive. We went to see Betty's gravesite and drove around in the country. But we put a deck on the back of our house and a screened in porch on the side so that's helped a whole lot. 6 weeks till I get the new puppy, but since she had speculated he wouldn't be born until April 1st that's a lot earlier than it was going to be. How's your little champ Ms no?

I've got to call Judith. I've been meaning to call her since after Christmas, but Betty died then Mazie died then adjusting to this and getting my parents settled in has been insane. I hope they're okay.

My parents are doing very well and I'm so grateful for that and hope it continues. Mose and family are doing well also. Jim's daughter has had covid-19 2 weeks and she's young and healthy and hasn't been hospitalized so hoping that continues but she described it on Facebook and somebody shared it with me and it sounded awful, even if you don't go to the hospital with it. Jim is okay at home but I don't know if he knows so we haven't said anything. we are not interacting with him because we're afraid of exposing him. He's very frail. We've seen a lot of spook, but he's not going anywhere either so I think we're all good. When he's here he keeps a healthy distance but that's pretty much every day.

29161. iiibbb - 4/2/2020 5:27:46 PM

Hello people. I hope you are all well.

29162. arkymalarky - 4/2/2020 5:41:44 PM

So glad you popped in! Are all of you okay? How's the at home school and work going? It was a challenge for my daughter and son-in-law and Grandson at first but they seem to really be in the zone now.

29163. iiibbb - 4/3/2020 12:51:11 AM

Home school is like surfing. P's got a very rigid schedule so it's on me. 1/3rd of the day schoolwork 1/3rd free time 1/3rd directed activity with parent is the goal. It's okay, but my kids pull me off work about ever 15-60 minutes so it's hard to get contiguous thought time in.

We're healthy. Mostly running screen for my MiL who's got 3 comorbidities. We might have had it before everything blew up. MiL and Wife had seperate trips to NY and me and the kids had a mystery illness that had one boy using an inhaler for the first time in 2 years and I was using mine (although I will use mine at the drop of the hat to avoid any bug from getting to my chest). My MiL went to the hospital twice for that and I don't think it ever got an official diagnosis. So I am anxious for the antibody tests to start coming out and see if we've actually had it already.

Biggest stress right now is my funding runs out in June. It was running out anyway, but now the pivot is going to be harder. Why does the economy tank every time I'm between jobs? I had a hot lead, but I'm not sure how warm it will still be when the world starts to open up again.

29164. iiibbb - 4/3/2020 12:53:41 AM

I've still be hanging out with these folks, but we've moved from Discus to reddit ever since Discus eliminated private boards. Nice people, all good faith discussion. I'm "ystavallinen" over there.


I tried posting here a few times, but was blocked for whatever reason.

29165. Ms. No - 4/3/2020 3:50:31 AM

Hi i3b3!!

Good to see you and hear that you and yours are well. Is that forum related to the one Judith started years ago?

I'm with Arky in that I haven't spoken to her in far too long. I hope she and Keoni are alright.

29166. Ms. No - 4/3/2020 3:52:53 AM


Cisco is doing well --- he's grown so much in just the 10 days since I brought him home. He's much more adventurous now and running all over the place. Right now he's bummed (as am I) because my brother and family left today. Cisco keeps running around and then coming back to me as if to say "Where's the boy???"

Currently he's sacked out after chasing baseballs in the backyard. He won't fetch them, but he likes to run after them.

29167. arkymalarky - 4/3/2020 5:56:35 AM

How sweet! I bet they all had a blast. Big draw to Aunt No's house now! So jealous! Six more weeks. Really hard doing this without Mazie.

3i, sounds like y'all have it under control. I'll check out the reddit. It's been nice here but about to set in raining for a week. Good luck on the funding. When Trump is gone it will get better along that line.

29168. iiibbb - 4/3/2020 3:22:58 PM

Ms No--

It's not the one associated with Judith. It's one I stumbled into that was a breakaway from The Atlantic's Disqus forum, but they were frustrated with the trolling.

So they're tolerant of different viewpoints, but there is a good-faith expectation, some rules, and it is moderated.

29169. Ms. No - 4/4/2020 12:54:53 AM

Coolio, I may check it out. Of course, what I really need to do is take advantage of this time at home and work on my yard.

We got the official word today from the District (two days after the governor and state secretary of ed notification) that we will not be returning to campus before summer break.

So today I went to the school and grabbed anything I could think of that I might use for distance ed and curriculum development and packed it in the back of my car to bring home.

Just posted 3rd quarter grades. Most of my seniors are doing fine, but a few are not on track to graduate. It looks like what they're going to do is say that grades are frozen as of March 13th (the last day we were on campus), so anyone who was happy with their grade then isn't obliged to do the distance ed work.

Which is both silly and I suppose not silly. At any rate, I don't know if I'll get any kids doing online work other than the ones who want and need to pull up their grades.

29170. iiibbb - 4/4/2020 4:34:01 AM


29171. thoughtful - 5/14/2020 4:08:12 PM

Wow! You guys are still here???

Just popped in to say hi and hope everyone is well. The thoughtfuls are doing fine and surviving the craziness. Though I'm not sure how well since I just took some food coloring to patches of my hair just for fun. Not a good sign.

My major online haunt these days is houzz.com which runs some forums...formerly gardenweb and I hang a lot at Hot Topics where we "discuss" politics and such.

Just stay safe and stay well everyone! This virus crap will pass...crap always does, no?

29172. Ms. No - 5/16/2020 5:54:07 AM

Lovely to see you, Thoughtful, and glad to hear you're doing well!

29173. arkymalarky - 5/16/2020 6:18:02 AM

Sounds like you're fun and upbeat as ever. Good to know in these times!

No, I came in to see how you're doggy's doing, since I got mine yesterday. He's already right at home and Stan and I are so happy to have a little buddy in the house again. Also I called Judith a few days ago and she and Keoni are doing well.

29174. vonKreedon - 5/30/2020 5:34:40 PM

Hi all, happy to read that no one appears to have been sickened or died from covid. I'm well, my work is exclusively from home anyway, so this has had no impact on my work/financial life.

Cheers, all.

29175. Ms. No - 6/2/2020 10:32:55 PM

Hey Cos,

Good to see you and to hear that you're doing alright.

29176. vonKreedon - 6/4/2020 11:13:56 PM

Hey Cos - Nice to find you all still here.

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