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  1. It seems like a lifetime ago...but also very recent. Two years ago today I drove him to the sheriff office where the federal marshals were waiting (they followed us as our house had been surrounded). It has been a rough road but we are healing. Here is my blog if anyone want to know more....or knows someone in a similar situation. Link above is to my first post. More recent posts can be found a here www.ourstorygoeson.com
    37 points
  2. My conclusion is that the virus is already pretty well established in several communities in the U.S. We just don't realize it yet. The coming days are going to reveal just how well established, and whether we can contain domestic transmission at this point. I am not optimistic.
    13 points
  3. More context: Lake Oswego is super posh. There would have been rioting Karens everywhere chasing school officials down in their Range Rovers if they didn’t close.
    13 points
  4. One thing I have noticed in many public bathrooms is soap dispensers placed behind or above the sinks, out of arm's reach for many children. If I'm in the bathroom with my child and the soap dispenser is too high for them to reach I can help, but if a seven or eight year old child is too short there is a design flaw in the bathroom and I'm confident many children are not able to use the soap.
    10 points
  5. The display is titled Blind Date with a Book. All of the books are wrapped individually with brown paper and tied with ribbon and on each wrapped book is a typed tag with a brief description of the book's contents. The posted rules say that you must check out the book before opening the wrapping. I want to upload a photo, but alas am too technologically challenged.
    9 points
  6. False alarm everyone. As of this morning he officially forgot about printed instructions. That they exist, that they are too be read--the whole 9 yards. Oddly enough, it made me feel better to see that he ignores common-sense advice even from himself.
    9 points
  7. I'm so impressed with the way you have handled things, I can't imagine how hard it has been. In fact, i was thinking of you just recently - I was reading a series of (fictional) books about a woman who comes home to find the police there - her husband turned out to be a serial killer and she'd had no idea. But despite her lack of knowledge a continuing theme of the book is that she and even her children are attacked on social media, and she faced vandalism, threats, etc as people didn't want to believe she hadn't known, and they wanted an outlet for their hatred. I thought of you and rea
    9 points
  8. 26 Uses for Rubbing Alcohol, Plus What You Shouldn’t Use It For https://www.healthline.com/health/rubbing-alcohol-uses I use it for first aid, my husband use it for cleaning stubborn stains, my kids used it for their AP Chemistry labs.
    9 points
  9. I finally got it. After 2 tries and one I refused. The second one came with a dent too but I got $300 off and it is small. My son loves the style....French door with bottom freezer. I was honestly just as happy with my plain Jane old school model.
    8 points
  10. But you wouldn't mind sharing what you look like, post one in this thread! I wouldn't mind sharing one except I can't seem to size it small enough. Here's a selfie. Add yours! I would love to know what you like! #greasyhair #nomakeup #whocares
    7 points
  11. FWIW--A veterinarian on another board I belong to advises being careful around pets if you believe you've contracted Covid 19. Despite the one report of a potential weak positive test of a dog, he says based on what is currently known dogs and cats cannot catch the virus themselves. However, he says that if an infected person sneezes or coughs near a pet and the droplets fall onto the pet, someone else who came along and touched the pet could then become infected.
    7 points
  12. I’ve been doing some researching and thinking about this virus... trying to figure out a way to compare the death rates we are seeing to the death rates of the flu in a meaningful way. If you calculate a death rate for the flu that is the number of people that were sick enough to be hospitalized vs number of actual deaths, you get anywhere from 11-13%. If you do the same thing for the (admittedly small) number of Coronavirus cases they have compiled statistics for, you get 15%. It’s not that much different. This makes me feel better.
    7 points
  13. continue to work on the freezer wanted to go to the compound pharmacy to pick up more of my immunotherapy drug (which I've ordered early so as to make sure that I don't run out) but alas, they are closed on Saturdays. Remind me to go on Monday. grocery store and perhaps if I'm up for it, Costco.
    6 points
  14. That reminded me of when my kids were little. I used to regularly shop at BabyrUs when diapers were on sale; every part of my minivan was packed with diaper boxes on the way home. I had triplets 🙂
    6 points
  15. Also, he has no idea what this virus can and cannot do (as do many researchers and health professionals tackling it). This is a mystery virus which has worked in all the worst ways possible (mutating, spreading when the patient is asymptotic, living on surfaces for more than a day etc etc). When ebola hit, they said that people who recovered would have a lifetime of damages and ill effects to deal with. I am pretty sure that Covid-19 will have a lot of long term implications even for those who recover (including reinfection). Nobody should spread the message around that getting this infection
    6 points
  16. That's an awesome reason to have it! And on a slightly humorous note (and please know I mean no disrespect at all to those who've died or are suffering from this) -- The thought keeps running through my mind that if there was some sort of global index of hand cleanliness and/or overall hygiene we'd probably be setting some sky high records right about now. 😉
    6 points
  17. I haven’t told anyone except my one laughing friend that I’m stocking up. I don't want to appear paranoid, and I have no feelings of fear or anxiety right now. I’m a mostly logic-driven person, and I felt that the logical thing to do was the prepare for the possibility that we might have to stay home for a couple of weeks if the virus comes into my area. I got enough flu type of meds to get us through if all 4 of us got it at the same time (cough syrup, vitamin C drops-stuff like that) but weren’t sick enough for hospital care. I got bleach and H2O2 in case we needed to start cleaning su
    6 points
  18. Again from the New York Times: "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday that it was authorizing American laboratories to develop their own coronavirus tests, which should significantly increase the country’s testing capacity. The effect could be rapid. About 80 labs and private companies have applied for emergency approval for tests they have already created. If they have submitted evidence that the tests work, the labs and companies will be able to use them immediately, rather than wait for the F.D.A. to complete reviews and issue approvals." It's about time. T
    6 points
  19. This is scary. It means there are a ton of people who think they aren't sick infecting everyone around them.
    6 points
  20. I admire your resilience and I’m glad you are putting yourself out there for people who may find themselves in similar situations. It would be easy to hide and let people forget what you and your family have been through. A few years ago I read Sue Klebold’s book, she is the mother of one of the Columbine shooters. It was really eye opening. She lost her son but was also horrified by his actions. Few people offered her support and now she supports other parents who find themselves in similar situations. I haven’t watched it but she has a TED Talk in addition to her book.
    6 points
  21. Today: Tackle 2 boxes in the attic clean kitchen 1.5 hours to sit down and deal with national boards take returns to Kohl's returns to Amazon ship off return to Columbia jacket company (UPS store) List 2 more things for sale on FB marketplace Drop off boxes to Goodwill
    6 points
  22. Today is a better day for us. My youngest DC had her trach operation yesterday and I'm hopeful things will improve health wise for her. After a lot of observation, prayers and tests it became painfully clear she needed it badly to survive at home. Today's list of tasks: Pray Laugh about our new lifestyle Research Manage my expectations Happy Saturday everyone!
    6 points
  23. You are a courageous woman. That took guts and proper orientation and the willingness to bear the cost of doing the right thing. :::ADMIRATION:::
    6 points
  24. Context: huge measles outbreak in the Portland area last year and public places were announced. They are really telling us that they won’t be announcing public places this person has been. Fomites are real.
    6 points
  25. Are you taking someone with you when you pick up the clock? I don't think you should be alone with that creep.
    6 points
  26. Dd just found she was selected for the CLS Russian program this summer! She is about to bust with joy. She is also one of few that actually gets to go to Russia proper.
    5 points
  27. Well this is dh and I at Atlanta Botanical Garden earlier this month.
    5 points
  28. Can someone explain to me why everyone wants hand sanitizer when it is much less effective than old fashioned soap and water?
    5 points
  29. It mystifies me that Clorox wipes are such a hot item. I know bleach is in short supply in some places, but one bottle of bleach will do a LOT of sanitizing. All you need is a little water, a spray bottle and some rags. All things most of us already have. Mix up a fresh (small) batch every day and you're good. I haven't had much of a list of things to buy due to Covid 19, but if I did . . . disinfecting wipes wouldn't be on it.
    5 points
  30. Would y'all mind very much if everyone started putting locations in their reports on things going on locally? Like "I'm on the west coast and there's no toilet paper in any of my stores" kinda thing? I'm in Georgia, and so far, I haven't much of any kind of stocking up buying, much less panic buying. I'm going to check w/ my dd who works at a grocery store to see if she's noticed anything. As for Emergen-C, we like the raspberry flavor, but I strongly prefer and suggest the Immune+ version which has the added vitamin D and zinc. Regular Emergen-C is only vitamin C & B vitamins. A
    5 points
  31. Oh and I don't need to go to Costco. Phew!
    5 points
  32. For some of those people who find the first bout mild, the danger is that the reinfection — the second bout — is bad. This is not a typical virus. It’s doing something wonky with white blood cells. The number one treatment I would use at this point is either direct intravenous ozone or the treatment where they remove some blood, mix in ozone and inject that blood back in. The small amount of ozone creates peroxides that are capable of oxidizing the “fingers” of the virus so it can’t latch onto your cells. The virus is deactivated. This was used on a few people who were developing Eb
    5 points
  33. Coffee! I actually got 8 hours of sleep last night! more laundry more reading more letter writing get the mail try to figure out an Eagle Board in Delta next week. walk.
    5 points
  34. Good morning! It is sunny here, too, and supposed to warm up to 40 by this afternoon. It got down to zero last night and Snorri's arthritis flared up again, so back on the meds he goes. Ds21 is coming down to change his oil and I am going to wrangle him into helping me with some barn chores while he is here. fill grain bins - ds is picking up several bags of feed on his way down think about coronavirus prep (not going overboard on this, but I might get an extra stash of the critically important things, like coffee...and maybe I should order a few extra bags of dog food in case
    5 points
  35. People should not be denied opportunities, just because they have a disability. In order to prepare for life and employment, some people need additional support. I have a daughter with dyslexia. She happens to have been adopted from another country. I think there is a very likely chance that if she had grown up and been educated in that other country, that she would not have been able to learn how to read, because those early years of reading were really difficult, and she needed special kinds of help. She is so bright and has so much potential for future success, and having had the
    5 points
  36. My dd was accepted to University of Florida! She is over the moon -- and still in shock, I think. Not sure if it's true but I read that many more people applied to UF this year, and the acceptance rate went down to 29%! This was the last of the universities she applied to -- I'm very proud of her. She got into all the (6) universities she applied to -- and now for the decision on where to go looms large. Congrats to all the high school seniors and good luck to those still waiting on college decisions!
    5 points
  37. So outside SF, Portland, and now Seattle all have community transmission. There’s no way it’s not everywhere.
    5 points
  38. Good morning! Sunny and warm here today. Despite a more carby dinner than I have been eating, my blood sugar is down today, so I think the new medication is working. No housework today bc we are in the hotel. Today: Work at church ✅ Laundry Dd to/from dance ✅ Check on Ds' merit badge work ✅ Check Geometry Shop for a dress ✅ Ds to cotillion ball. Dinner is Trader Joe's Kung Pao Chx and potstickers for my family. TJ's plain shrimp stir fry with my own seasoning for me. ✅
    5 points
  39. If you can carry around hand sanitizer can't you carry around a usable liquid soap in the same sort of container instead or as well?
    5 points
  40. I'll be picking up elderberry tomorrow, and I have no idea what gelsemium is. We had pizza from Piccolino tonight. I ate between classes.
    5 points
  41. http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productid=107&pid=33&gid=002880 “Possible Interactions If you are being treated with any of the following medications, you should talk to your health care provider before taking elderberry: Diuretics (water pills). Diuretics help the body get rid of excess fluid and increase the amount of urine your body makes. Elderberry may also act as a diuretic, so taking it along with a diuretic could make that drug stronger and raise your risk of dehydration. Diuretics include: Hydrochlorothiazide Bumetanide (Burinex) Furose
    5 points
  42. Measles R0 is 10-12. This is a lot less contagious. Estimates on Covid19 are still being worked out but the absolute highest I’ve seen was 5.5. Most are saying around 2-3. WHO had 1.5-2.4 Swine flu I think was 1.4-1.6 i don’t know the ins and outs of it all but to me I think more contagious than flu and less than measles. Given how well we spread flu still I don’t think it’s good to be complacent.
    5 points
  43. We have picky eaters. Myself included. 😉
    5 points
  44. I am still slowly going through my food inventory/ clean out/ reboot. Refrigerator is done. Freezer started. Picked up elderberry syrup, Throat Coat tea and Echinacea tea in preparation for the plague. Those are things I tend to keep during flu season anyway. I have tired myself out though. If I try to push myself I will flare no matter what Mercury is doing or not doing.
    5 points
  45. We had fajitas one way.
    5 points
  46. I'm glad to hear you are healing. I hope your path gets easier as you go, and that you build a wonderful new life for yourself.
    5 points
  47. I will definitely NOT be going. I am going to try and find a moving company that will just deal with him, or make some other type of arrangements. But, no, I will not be there.
    5 points
  48. Likewise. All.the.time. Okay, not every single minute. But four or five of the next 8 days, which is a not-so-soggy week for us.
    4 points
  49. By the way - HAPPY LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY!!!!!!!!
    4 points
  50. My kids just use typing.com. There's a younger version with games. They really only do it over summer break if we remember. Most of their typing skills start happening when they are in 9th grade and have to type their papers for tutorial classes. I was learning the 2nd cello part to the Vivaldi double cello concerto on my violin, and then was working on "Whiskey Before Breakfast" on mandolin. I am shamefully slow on both of them. However, I was able to play the G chop chord today *almost* right, so there's hope!
    4 points
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