Saw a couple folks posted yesterday which confirmed this place is still functioning! With world events unfolding as they are, be great to hear from anyone that still comes by the forum from time-to-time. Just a quick update to say how you are doing.
Don't just read, hit that reply button and say "hey!"
I guess as windows and pc hardware get better, and with helpful videos, there are fewer questions that send us here. But when I DO have a question I am still sure someone more knowledgeable than I will respond. Its not just about the online friendships but about the years of experience here. I know the queries and responses are fewer, but can anyone tell me about the number of reads? Also, doesn't Jason live in NYC? Still doing well in quarantine. Fran and Randy. Fran, who couldn't live without you folks!
#11. "RE: I Am Surviving 2020 So Far - Check-in Thread" In response to Ttech (Reply # 7)
Yup. I live in. upstate NY. We're not getting slammed like the NYC area is, but our cases are still on the rise. We've been locked in our house for two weeks now. I only venture out to get groceries (as little as possible). When I get home, my clothes immediately go into the wash and I scrub my hands.
Beth will also occasionally venture out if her mother needs her, but that's rare. (Her mother was in the hospital for 60+ days this past summer so we don't want to expose her to anything.) The kids have been home from school for two weeks and likely will stay out for at least another month.
I'm working from home and basically living a hermit life. It's hard not being able to leave the house, but we're managing. Doing all we can to flatten the curve since the New York health care system isn't going to be able to withstand the influx of patients otherwise.
I actually checked in to see if anyone had done a check-in thread. I get scared going out for food. Going grocery shopping is like riding a bike, drunk, in Hong Kong traffic. Just to many ways to get nailed with some of the dummies around here.
Hi from Oz. Still leading my humdrum life, now doubled in spades! The whole of Oz is pretty much in lockdown now and we have no family in visiting distance anyway. Seems Ttech always beats me to the spam posts.
Been a LONG, LONG time since I've been around here. Health issues out the wazoo, and now my wife is also battling cancer. We have been acting as caregivers to each other now for the last few years. People at the Cancer Center in Philly know us well, with both of us being patients now.
I am SO sorry to read about Shelly and to see that Grogan has gone. I have spent many an interesting hour in this forum, once upon a time. Back about nine years ago, I had the opportunity to participate again for a little while after about a seven year hiatus, and then things went downhhill again. Now, I'm on an uphill swing, and trying to make the best of it.
Jason -- look for a substantial donation in the next few days. I certainly want to give a little bit back here now that ai can again...
Just checking in here. My family is still healthy so far. Some of my VA appointments were canceled due to this virus. We are having some work done on the inside of our house, basic remodel from floor up. We have a neighbor down the street bring a box of food down to us every week. WE did not ask her to do it, she just decided to do it herself. To repy her I am making her a NCW wallet and a Vivian Traveler bag.The wallet is worth about 60.00, and the travel bag is worth about 100.00. That includes my labor onit. I recently had to buy a new sewing machine.Something in the bobbin housing are broke and the bobbin would not stay in. Would not sew.That machine was over 20 years old. The new one is computerized and had a learning curve to it. Daylilydayzed Daylilies are the Lord's smiles, new one every day.
We've done quite well after a couple of speed bumps due to a competent Minister of Health and Provincial Health Officer who does what's right and doesn't require a pat on the back for doing the job. I work part time and is part of essential service of car repair so I haven't lost any time. Glad to see everyone doing ok in these crazy times.
I managed to survive the year and so did my loved ones. Was a rather interesting year for sure... thankfully I did not get affected much since I kept my job but I feel bad for those who did get affected, or got sick, or had loved ones die etc. We got around 130 cases so far in our region total since it started, but places down south are getting more than that per day, pretty crazy.
Hopefully with the vaccine things take a turn for the better. Still a long way to go before most people can get it though. They figure Fall for us.
A day shy of a year. Huh. Got the J&J one and done shot. Could have waited a week for the Moderna, but I actually wanted the J&J. Turned 65 during the interim, so was able to get me and my 92 year old mother in on the same day. They do it in a church (small town) and it looked pretty funny to see basically all the old people in the county show up in a parking lot (they did 1400 that day, got a big load of the J&J.)
I'm treating the shot as a backup to the mask and distancing and what amounts to sheltering in place. Got some N95 masks. They're probably too small, but that makes them fit nice and tight. There are plenty available if you want to pay for them.