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  1. I'm sorry to hear you are so sleepless. My mum was born in 1924. Her parents were overseas and she was sent to boarding school in Exeter, southern England. Exeter was bombed during the so-called Baedeker raids because it was a culturally-significant location. She remembers, aged 18, sitting in the air-raid shelter as the sky lit up, and later the girls from another boarding house that had been hit running through the raid to join them in their shelter. She doesn't remember it with terror - more like astonishment and wonder. She went on to work in wartime airplane factories in Bristol, testing the electrics on bombers. After the war, having turned down a place at Oxford, she studied at RADA and became an actress. I'll add a photo if I can find one. She's alive, aged almost 97. Still opinionated and astonished at the catastrophes of the world.
    18 points
  2. Once upon a time, Oldest Child was young and foolish. He and a friend were somewhere out in the woods, or so I thought, when I heard a knock, knock, knock at the door. Hello, dear friend and neighbor, said I and she told me YOUR BELOVED AND TERRIBLY WELL BEHAVED SON is out there throwing apples at cars. Oh my, said I, and thanked her most deeply for this troubling and actionable information. She departed into the dusk and I began to yell. "OLDEST CHILD, OLDEST CHILD!" No answer. "OLDEST CHILD, OLDEST CHILD!" No answer. "OLDEST CHILD, OLDEST CHILD, WHERE ARE YOU?" And finally, faintly, carried on the wind: "WE'RE RUNNING AWAY! YOU'RE GOING TO KILL US..."
    17 points
  3. People aren’t working because their priorities have changed. In the US, retail and food service jobs are low paying, don’t attract the best managers and customers are allowed to be rude and sometimes downright abusive to workers. I think the pandemic has helped many people realize that they value family and overall well being over working for amazingly low wages and being yelled at by their bosses and customers. They are adjusting by seeking better jobs with better pay or by adjusting their lifestyle to do without that income stream. The amount of assistance that is being provided is temporary and isn’t enough for anyone to live off of.
    16 points
  4. We’re empty nesters except our youngest (son) lives at home. Youngest daughter lives 1000 miles away and we have a standing phone call on Tuesday evenings. So on Tuesday we’re chatting and suddenly we can’t hear her, though the call doesn’t seem to have disconnected. We’re doing typical 60 year old person thing like repeatedly saying ‘are you there’ when ds bursts through the front door like Kramer from Seinfeld. Wild look on his face. He sees we’re ‘on the phone’ and asks if we’re talking to his sister. Then proceeds to tell us as he pulled into the driveway, it started to rain big fat drops and he hears a voice IN HIS CAR asking “Is it raining? Is that hail?” And since it was exactly what HE was wondering and it sounded like MY voice, it freaked him out to think that suddenly his inner voice was his mother. My phone somehow connected to his car’s Bluetooth when he came into the driveway, so that’s how she heard the rain that sounded super loud. He had to go back out and park his car- in his panic he kind of Tokyo Drifted it halfway into the grass.
    14 points
  5. It's not. There are a lot of reasons why workers aren't going back. Lack of childcare is one; businesses are open but school isn't. Summer camps aren't fully open here, so there's no where for the kids to go. Restaurant workers aren't interested in going back to low-wage jobs that feature verbal abuse from customers. Why put up with that when you can take a better paying job at the grocery store or Amazon warehouse? Some 2-salary families realized they could get by on one paycheck just fine, and feel that the extras that a 2nd check brings is not worth the risk of Covid.
    14 points
  6. I need stories ALL DAY LONG! Here is one of mine. DH's grandmother was still living in her own home into her 80's. She was very into natural "remedies." One day when we were visiting I walked into the garage to find her peeing in a mason jar. I quickly walked out. Later that day she came up to me and said, "Now don't you tell anyone what you saw today. They all think I am crazy, but I told my grandsons to pee in the mole holes to make them go away and they won't do it, so I have to do it myself!" 🤣😂😝😱 I can't make this stuff up.
    13 points
  7. This is best one I have: I was taking care of my mother and I had to go inside one of her Doctors office to pick up something. I brought my oldest son with me. He was about 7. So, the waiting room is completely packed. Wall to wall elderly, no place to sit and it's very awkward. No one is talking. Which was surprising because there is always some talking. Anyhow, I was waiting for my turn with the front desk when my son let out the hugest, longest fart I had ever heard. Without missing a beat, he looks at me and says: "mom!!!".
    12 points
  8. that sounds like a really nice dream even if it was in lockdown
    12 points
  9. My MIL grew up in Germany. she is 99 during the war she was working as some kind of office girl in Berlin. she told me that the one day all the office staff worked frantically to shift mountains of paperwork to another building to keep it safe. that night the building that they shifted all the paperwork to was bombed My FIL, now deceased was a soldier in the German army. he was just 18 and sent to North Africa. He said he they spend all their day marching, and dug a hollow in the ground to sleep in at night. One day , when they woke up anyone in command was gone. all that was left were the young guys. he said they didn't know what to do. They had no food. They walked to the coast (I don't know how long it took them ) then used their hand grenades to fish. They thought of waiving down a ship but couldn't work out how to tell which ships were on which side. they dug trenches and were hiding in the trenches. One morning they woke to the sound of an English officer yelling the war is over for you boys come out. He said they were so relieved to have been found and have food etc. He spent the rest of the war in POW camps in first Morocco then Scotland. He said being a POW saved his life. He was from East Prussia. He said every single boy and man from his village was killed. Every single one. He was the only male from there to survive
    12 points
  10. 4 pounds is the difference between eating high sodium food with plenty of water and being weighed wearing jeans vs higher potassium beans and shorts. Don’t panic unless he loses more than 10% of his weight. Otherwise don’t worry. The tiny fluctuations you’re describing are normal, and he’s at a healthy weight. Beans have so much fiber that even if they weren’t so high in potassium they act as a diuretic they still reduce calories consumed by taking up volume. You can use full-fat (cooked with lard) refried beans if you like and extra cheese. But I wouldn’t because he’s healthy. I think we’re so used to seeing fat kids it feels strange to see slim ones, but it doesn’t mean anything is wrong.
    11 points
  11. Why would anybody want to work for less than a living wage in unsafe conditions?
    11 points
  12. Well, this is one story we laugh at now but didn't at the time. It's going to sound kind of crazy, but... We were living in Amman, Jordan, and were held up in our room during the night by a couple of bandits (not sure what to call them). My dh whispered to me what I should say in Arabic if I could get away (I was close to the door) to quickly tell others what was going on. I was able to get away, fleeing in my nightgown and running outside, telling the night watchman (?) my quickly learned sentence to get help. Apparently one of the crucial words also sounds like the word "cucumber" in Arabic, so my sentence was something like "Help! We are out of cucumbers!" Fortunately, he could see that something was urgently wrong and my Arabic was terrible, so he and a couple police officers followed me back to our room, and everything ended fine. The building manager later was able to tell us about my mis-communication about the lack of cucumbers!
    9 points
  13. I just read an article about the huge exodus of restaurant workers that never plan to return to the industry. I think it is a combination of factors contributing to lack of employees including extended unemployment benefits, lack of daycare/in-person schools, people making career changes due to all of the job openings, more early retirements and fewer immigrants, etc.
    9 points
  14. While there might be short term shortages of things like TP, frozen foods, etc. I'm not anticipating shortages of anything that's in regular use. The shortages are things like lumber and computer parts and cars and Billy bookcases and so forth. I can't stockpile that stuff. So I'm just letting it be. I always stay relatively stocked on paper goods, canned goods, and have a chest freezer. We get a weekly produce, milk, eggs, and fresh bread delivery. We made it through before. It'll be fine. Or it won't, but if it won't, then my stockpiling will be useless because it'll be unpredictable. Honestly, while I'm very concerned, I'm a lot less worried than I was before. I'm angry at the anti-vaxxers for pushing us into this somewhat avoidable situation. But I'm feeling fine about my level of protection for now and I'm hopeful that we won't fully lock down again. My not-a-state was excellent with mask mandates. We will be again if we need to be.
    9 points
  15. A $15/ hr warehouse job with a somewhat regular schedule (I mean, these jobs aren't great either, but relatively) seems like it'd be much more appealing than a minimum wage or less restaurant job with short, irregular hours and mean customers. I'm definitely not an expert in our local economy--I only know what I've been reading in our newspaper and local sites. I do know that our extra unemployment money is long gone and our county unemployment rate as of May 2021 is 2.7%. People are working. If service jobs aren't being filled, it's because they're not offering competitive pay or conditions.
    8 points
  16. I would give a pointed response. I would look them in the eye and say, "Neither public schools nor private schools offer the academically focused education I want for my children. I have researched and am prepared for the rigors of high school education. We are satsifed and firm in our decision to homeschool through high school." Unsolicited advice, well-meaning or not, does not require a conciliatory response if it is happening repeatedly. I'd make sure to project confidence in your decision and be firmly unopen to continuing the conversation.
    8 points
  17. That would definitely annoy me. I'd be arming myself & DD with replies. I would guess they don't understand what great outcomes there can be from homeschooling high school. Even some homeschooling don't understand homeschooling through high school graduation. I do remember a friend of my mother's asking me at my dad (or maybe it was my brother's) funeral if I planned to "homeschooling college." Little did she know that many kids would be taking all their college classes online from home in just a few years -- including a few of her grandkids! (Not quite homeschooling college but basically outsourcing to online classes while living at home which is what my oldest kid did senior year. )
    8 points
  18. My mom did phone customer service for a big electronics company in the 90s. A customer needed a dust cover, and wanted it faxed to her. “Do you mean FedEx’ed?” “No, just fax it over!” She also helped Barry Manilow with his issue. Coming from a family of Fanilows, that was a big dang deal!!! I dropped a Big Foot pizza on the Pizza Hut kitchen floor one Super Bowl Sunday. Customer saw through the window and asked me to just throw it in the box anyway. So I did. Sorry, man’s party guests!
    8 points
  19. One thing that’s making me really frustrated is the prime minister constantly insinuating that vaccine hesitancy is the problem and at this point it really isn’t. Most people I know are willing to take Pfizer they just aren’t willing to risk Astra Zeneca. The government is pushing the line that people should just take the AZ to avoid the COVID risk instead of acknowledging that they should have planned for more vaccine options in the first place😬. Anti-vaccination is not our problem - lack of supply of a relatively safe vaccine is the problem.
    8 points
  20. I am stocking up. If the first time around taught me anything it was be ready for anything. We were/are spending the summer getting caught up on all the apts we missed for the kids. I just wish I would have done them sooner in summer. I thought I had a few more months. I haven't had any trouble ordering tennis shoes for my kids. Lots of sales. Bought the kids new clothes last week. They just keep growing and going through things. Stocking up on food, meds, cleaning items, tp, and just everything. We will use it so it is no big deal. Got tons of new masks. I don't see us not needing those now. Add me to the list of people who are SOOO mad at the anitvaxxers. We shouldn't be here right now.
    8 points
  21. We currently have 1 Covid case in the county I live in, only 14 deaths and all of whom were not working when they got sick(all elderly retirees) and still no one can find workers. At all. Every business has a help wanted sign. My neighbor cant find a nurse for her medically fragile child at $38 an hour. I can’t find someone to come sleep overnight with my kids while I work and I am offering $200 to feed my kids dinner and sleep all night(my kids are really independent with their bedtime routine and don’t need much help there). Nobody. I can’t find anyone. I don’t think it’s Covid killing people that is causing the job shortage. I also don’t necessarily think it’s unemployment since that’s quickly ending. In my blue collar area, I’ve noticed a lot of women left the workforce to care for their remotely school children, the family has been fine financially, and now they are choosing not to go back. But that’s just one piece of the worker shortage.
    8 points
  22. I thought stores/restaurants didn't have enough employees because no one wants to work when they were being comped so much unemployment money by the federal government, not because so many were dying. I could be wrong, but I swear I saw a headline that job recoveries are much better in states that had refused ongoing federal money for extending unemployment. Anyway, as to stocking, I'm making sure we have condiments. :-) This time it will be harder (food in general) because someone in my house is eating low carb. I think I may have to buy an air filter for my office. 8 hours of masking is really hard.
    8 points
  23. Dh just sent out emails officially re-instituting masking in his office. It’s just him and one other person in the place, in separate office areas, both vaxxed, lol. But it’s a good move!
    7 points
  24. I live in a conservative state that ended extra money quite a while ago, and we have tons and tons of unfilled service jobs. These are bad jobs and people have better options right now. I read one newspaper article about a restaurant that couldn't fill its positions. Poor hard-working restaurant owner, right? In the comments, someone said they'd applied for the job and the manager tried to schedule them for 1.5 hour shifts ... so they turned it down. I don't know how much the pay was going to be, but I'm sure it was at or near our very low minimum wage. Meanwhile, our housing prices have practically doubled in three years. I should add that our unemployment rate is at something like 3%, so people ARE working.
    7 points
  25. Ugh. On the other hand, it's almost certainly the case she'd have been much sicker without the vaccine, so I guess it's good she was vaccinated!
    7 points
  26. A more fun one. We were living in Asia and managed to arrange a transfer to Scotland. Husband had just been on a business trip to Scotland and had taken lots of photos. We sat the kids down with ice cream (they were aged 8 and 11) to show them the pictures then tell them about the move. 'Hobbes' took in the news, then left the room. A few minutes later he was back, wearing a backpack containing a box of Cheerios and a book, and announcing, 'I'm going to Scotland right now!' 'Calvin' is a different personality and took longer to convince. One day after the move we took a walk through fields, then lay down on our backs on a hill. For a long time we observed the skylarks spiral up, singing, into the sky. That experience finally reconciled 'Calvin' to the move.
    7 points
  27. From what I can tell the worker shortage in restaurants, stores and other public facing, low paying jobs seems to be due in most part to two things, both of which have already been noted, and neither of which are that people are sitting at home collecting gubmit benefits -- There's an abundance of higher paying jobs available. Why would anyone take a barely minimum wage job where they're likely to be abused (at least verbally) by rude customers when there are plenty of other jobs available that pay twice (or more) of that and don't involve potential abuse, and Quite a few older people who were working part-time at stores and restaurants have chosen to stop working. I have a very small circle, but even with that limited contact I know a few seniors who were working part time low wage jobs just to get them out of the house a bit. To a person they quit last year and don't plan on going back. With the virus circulating and an ever more rude public to deal with it's just not worth it to them. They all decided to get their social interaction somewhere that doesn't involve extremely heightened virus exposure risk, public abuse, and the potential for some nutter with a machine gun to come in and shoot the place up. Except for the seniors who actually need the money I think most of that population is simply done with part time jobs.
    7 points
  28. Not sure if you’re still needing a story, but here’s a work story: My boss is so impulsive. He gets an idea and then tries to immediately implement it. Drives me nuts. So, he was going to sell his house a few months ago. He was acting panicky about all the *stuff* in his house to downsize. So he said to me, “I have three professional-grade chafing dishes from when I had the restaurant. I also have a full-sized bed to get rid of.” I expressed mild interest in the bed because I could put it in dd’s now-empty bedroom for when they need to sleep over. I also said something like, “When we have a party again, the chafing dishes might come in handy.” The next day (literally), he had the chafing dishes in the back of his car, drove over to where I park and gave them to me. I swear he would have done the same with the bed except that it was not possible to do that with the bed. Then, the house sale fell through, so he changed his mind about the bed. So, now that the chafing dishes were in my house, I began to see how very much I hate them. The biggest drawback is they do not stack. So there’s nothing for storing them except to have these big-assed dishes sitting around randomly in my basement. From parties past, I already have a much lower quality chafing dish set and, while they are not that good-looking, they all fit back into the box they came in and can be stacked away in a closet. I also have something called a Chefman, which is like a big hot plate that you put foil dishes on and it keeps the food perfectly hot. I just had a party here last weekend and I didnt use boss’s chafing dishes at all. So I figured I had to give them back to him or at least offer them back to him, because I never gave him any money for them but he did expect that. (I was going to pay for the bed and the dishes together, though we never had a solid price idea.) Monday I offered them back to him and suggested he could put them in his yardsale, and I explained what I dislike about them. He was so clearly very annoyed, though he was trying not to *look* super annoyed. He certainly wanted to be through with bothering about them and now he is again selling his house. He basically tried to create obstacles to my getting them back to him, including “pretending” that the only way I could give them back was to drive them to his house, which is excessively inconvenient. Remember: when he was giving them to me, he brought them to work and put them directly in my car. *hard eyeroll*. Anyway. I didn’t accept his obstacles and I carried those heavy-assed things one at a time from my car to the office and then draped them all over the reception floor where the issue of them not stacking could not be less apparent. (Yes, I was being petty, but i was paying him back for being petty about accepting them back.) He did take them back home yesterday, but not before he told me about how much classier his parties have always been than “other people’s”, because he had pro-grade dishes and “not those cheap-looking, crappy ones” (i.e., the ones I have that I like better). More eye-rolling here. He also asked me to help him put them in his car, which was parked right outside the door, which is just laughably ridiculous after I walked them each individually from where I park a half a mile away. But whatever. I put them in his car and am glad to be rid of them. So, that’s my story. Sorry for typos; no time to proof.
    7 points
  29. If my kids weren’t vaccinated, I would be in a different position for sure. I am looking at UK death spike and not seeing one even though numbers of new cases are huge. 99.5% dying are unvaccinated in the US boosters will be available. I have to look at positives or I will lose it. I just really wish we had protection for under 12.
    7 points
  30. I'm stocking up on July. It's the best month of the year here. I'm sitting on our new patio furniture enjoying warm summer evenings. And I'm remembering to say (to myself, to dh, to coworkers) "July is awesome." I bought some plain black fabric to make a couple of new masks for me--I think we'll be wearing them still at school this fall. And you couldn't get plain fabric last year, so all of mine are prints. I wear a lot of black. I'll keep the shelves filled--I always try to have "the next one" for any product we use. Except toilet paper I have "the next 2 or 3". We have another kid leaving for college this fall, so trying not to go too crazy. I'm stocking up on summer fruits--same as I do every year. Picked up my 40 lbs of blueberries from a local farm today. Will try to get a box of local peaches in another week or two. This all gets frozen. Already did some blackberry jam and made enough frozen strawberry margarita mix for a year. Unless it's a really bad year! Really, this year still doesn't feel as bad as last year because now we have vaccines. Even if there are a bunch of idiots around not getting them, at least I am vaccinated. And the majority of my town and county.
    7 points
  31. “n the third quarter of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement. This is 3.2 million more Boomers than the 25.4 million who were retired in the same quarter of 2019.” ” In the first quarter of this year, 30.3 million baby boomers reported they were out of the labor force because of retirement, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of government data. That is 2.7 million more than in the first quarter of 2020, a much bigger increase than the average growth of roughly 2 million retired boomers annually over the last decade.”
    7 points
  32. Update, DD's friend's test was negative.
    7 points
  33. See See Rigney, an OR nurse, is retiring after over 70 years as an RN at the same hospital where she trained. Amazing and inspiring! https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/us/florence-rigney-oldest-known-working-nurse-us-retires-trnd/index.html
    6 points
  34. Threads like this are why I love the hive :). Mercy, I hope this helps put your grandma at ease.
    6 points
  35. Yeah....I'm not hopeful about sitting outside. There are heat advisories in the area - the "feels like" temperature is I think 105 in some parts of our area right now - it's SO humid and hot. He did tell me that everyone at his table has been vaccinated, he's wearing an N95 for the work part first, and will wear it when waiter is at table..etc. And is going to get a rapid test in a few days...I'm thinking 4 days post exposure is when? But I'm not happy. Didn't help when he said he was doing these things to make me happy. I stopped him and said, "you mean because of concern over the virus and your unvaccinated children, right?" Cause dude, this is not about me. And my 22 y old is on a plane today, also not thrilling me, but at least will be masked the whole time.
    6 points
  36. Apparently horses were once used in the making of diphtheria vaccines antitoxins, but are no longer. Perhaps this is what she is referring to: https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2013/08/how-horses-helped-cure-diphtheria.html https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/10/health/10hors.html ETA: Sorry, I didn't read very closely. It was diphtheria antitoxins, not vaccines.
    6 points
  37. I would be verrrrrry tempted to be snarky, and definitely would be in my head. But out loud in reality I would probably say something along the lines of, "Yes, it's really working well for us and we're excited to keep going!" I would be supremely ticked that people said it to my kids instead of me.
    6 points
  38. On my first day of college calculus 1, the prof asked how many kids had a five on the AP test. Half the room raised their hands. Okay this was UC Berkeley, but still, STEM kids 100% retake Calculus 1 for an easy A. Do it. Her science GPA will thank her.
    6 points
  39. Sorry, that would drive me to incredulous rudeness. Is your dd totally onboard with homeschooling high school? That is all that I would be focused on. Then, for a chuckle, the Hive could give you some humorous or snarky responses to the unwanted school advice from randos. Vent away.
    6 points
  40. My hope is always to be “wrong”. 🙂. But to be fine if I’m not.
    6 points
  41. Dd played a lot of tag football and ultimate frisbee with (mostly) boys in high school. She went to college and joined the co-ed ultimate frisbee group there, but no one would pass to her. (She was tall but quite thin and not particularly fast, so I can understand people not thinking she would be their first choice.) Finally after a couple of weeks, she jumped high and hard to catch a pass, colliding mid-air with a bigger dude. They both landed hard, but the frisbee was in her possession. She called me later that night, bubbling with happiness, saying, "I was the first one up!" She never had trouble being one of the team after that.
    6 points
  42. Many no-experience-required factory and warehouse positions are available here with starting pay of $15-$20 an hour, and some offer signing bonuses, too.
    6 points
  43. my grandma told me when I was a child to pee on my feet to get rid of my chilblains . It worked! they went away within a few days. Never underestimate the power of pee
    6 points
  44. 2 of my adult boys are keen shark fishermen . they paddles out into a flat bit of plastic that they tell me is called a sea kayak to drop the bait at the end of the fishing line right on dusk. Then paddle back in and wait for the shark to take the bait. they use eels as bait . Once the shark is hooked it can take well over an hour to bring the shark in. After they beach the shark they measure it. Take a photo and release the shark back into the water. I asked them how do they release it. They said that is easy. They reach into the shark mouth and remove the hook. They tell me once the shark is on the beach it cannot move at all. I dare not ask them how they release them.
    6 points
  45. Today has been lovely. It rained most of the day so we stayed inside and opened gifts slowly, played games, watched a movie, went to the rink, and now dh has the entire tribe tormenting the teenage workers at Sonic for Happy Hour. I thought of my mom all day and how much she is missing because of her behavior choice...how sad. But I've heard nothing from her or my siblings. Yet. It's coming...
    6 points
  46. I find it kind of suspicious that J&J has not released any data at all on their 2-dose trial, even though it ran in parallel with their 1-dose trial, so they should have plenty of data by now. I assume they are trying to figure out how to spin the results, because either outcome has a down side — either a 2nd dose significantly increases efficacy and they have to figure out how to "sell" that, since their marketing was all about being one-and-done, or a 2nd dose only slightly increases efficacy and leaves their vaccine well below mRNA rates, even with two doses, in which case their market is mostly going to be 3rd world countries who can't afford mRNA vaccines but also can't get enough of the similar but much cheaper AZ. Neither result is going to be great for their stock price. One of the studies I saw recently suggested that 1 dose of Moderna had better efficacy than 1 dose of either Pfizer or AZ (or presumably J&J), possibly because their dose is so much higher than Pfizer (100 vs 30 µg). If that turns out to be accurate then people who really only want 1 dose would be better off with Moderna than J&J. And then there's Novavax which will hopefully be approved in early fall, which has better efficacy than J&J, none of the storage issues of Pfizer & Moderna, and may appeal to people who are wary of the mRNA technology.
    6 points
  47. I found my papers. They were in the kitchen trash. 🙄 I also found pork shoulder roasts at Publix. They were on sale. And all is right with the world. The world inside my head, at least, lol. The world in John's Eastern Hemisphere is not doing so well. 😁
    6 points
  48. I would make it much shorter. That block of text is overwhelming to me and I agree with you. “As a parent of a student at ________ High School I am hoping you require masks for the following reasons:” then bullet point the rest, preferably no more than 3 points that are 1-2 lines long.
    6 points
  49. Dh's cardiologist isn't worried about his pulse dropping during surgery. Google says bradycardia is common from anesthesia, and since all his tests were good, I guess they just aren't worried about it. He does go back to the cardiologist next week for a follow-up anyway. I'm going through Amazon and adding things to my Subscribe and Save, and thinking about what things we need to stock up on at BJs, and what I need for the science center to get ready for classes in September especially since we are redoing things and need some more furniture stuffs. I think I'm getting a few wheeled utility/shelf carts and an organizer/craft tote/tool bag type thing for each teacher since nobody will have a dedicated room. Rooms will change based on class size, ages, etc. so having the tote for basic supplies to take around from room to room seems like it would be helpful. Plus the cart to bring in things needed for specific experiments. We are getting a outside storage space so I'm also getting a dolly that can be used to bring bigger loads down to the main space, and we will have one closet where each teacher will have a shelf space about 2 feet by 3 feet for whatever supplies they need for a week (I store most supplies in shoebox/photo box type things). ETA: Huh, a long and rambly booya.
    6 points
  50. However the UK also tests much more. We are offered two free lateral flow tests per week to use at home. Eta other countries may have much higher rates than they are aware of. https://youtu.be/KnCgQQ8yLAw
    5 points
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