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  1. She didn't talk about the virus in general. She was talking about how it treated her. I lost a friend to complications from flu. That does not mean that when I was talking about getting the flu that I treat it as dreadful. I'd talk about the symptoms it affected me. You can be aware of the potential for serious complications and still be realistic about how it affected you and your family. I get in a car and drive it everyday without acknowledging the thousands that end up dead in accidents, after all.
  2. Thank you The best thing I've seen today is one of the Hermits posting on Twitter that we should never wish ill on someone sick with Coronavirus. And I happen to be pretty sure he's not a fan of our President at all. But the thing I was the most afraid of today was navigating all of the wish him ill and thankfully I have not seen as much of it as I was afraid of.
  3. The forum made me put in my display name in again or it was going to delete my account. And when I came back half the names on this thread are missing.
  4. A lot of what-ifs are covered in this article: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/02/coronavirus-trump-has-covid-19-heres-what-happens-next.html
  5. I've been guessing the Vice Presidential candidate becomes the Presidential candidate and, once sworn in, would have to go through the process to choose a new Vice President. I'd have to look at the Constitution/amendments to figure out what that process is (Since I know its different than original)
  6. What's more, my husband's work (That is being VERY careful with exposure. Everyone masked all the time, spread the people that have to be in the office out over twice as many rooms) has said that even if my kids are sent home for two weeks quarantine because they were exposed at school, he is not to quarantine unless one of the direct family is symptomatic or positive.
  7. I noticed that yesterday They now have a graph showing positivity rate over time calculated three different ways.
  8. Wal-mart has some cool Dinosaur jackets that my dragon-loving girl loves (I wanted to show a picture but can't figure it out)
  9. Books Experiences -- is there a camp he's going to want to go to in the summer Does he need gear for a hobby? Games
  10. I can't help how other people react. For me, if the thing I am loaning out is going to cause me grief and to think less of a person when an accident happens, then there is sentimental value attached to that item for me and I should not loan it out. Our leader took my daughter's AHG handbook home to sign stuff and a cup got knocked over and it got wet. She offered to replace it. But the book being tea-stained in places did not make it unusable and I valued her more as a leader and a friend than I valued the handbook. It could have as easily been me knocking a cup over.
  11. That's why I was tlaking about sentimental value, not monetary.
  12. Is there an inside space close at hand? If so, I'd see if you could stay there/retreat there if the weather starts getting to you and at least be "on hand" to wish your niece well.
  13. We love Rummikub. The one concession we make for ages -- when they can not easily add up to 30, we allow them to go down with any legal triplet in their hand instead of needing to have accumulate 30 points worth of tiles first.
  14. I'm not sure he'll be allowed to keep your family insurance as primary -- this would be something to talk to your health insurance about. My work has a family plan and my husband has a job. But his employer's insurance is his primary and mine is only secondary and I don't think we can change that.
  15. My dad would tell me "You can be dead right as well as dead wrong" As well as "Right of way is something you yield, not something you take"
  16. This sounds like how the intersection was near my work up onto the main road (Except that the "S" road in that case gets VERY little traffic. When I first started working there nearly 12 years ago, it was a blinking yellow light on the main road and a blinking red light on the side roads. As the main road got busier, that left turn got more difficult. Now there is a traffic light. But this is how I handled it (without the complication of traffic coming from the S most of the time) -- if the traffic on the main road was heavy enough a left turn would be difficult, I turned right an
  17. I wonder if there are certain things that are safer/easier to loan out than others. IE things with a short timespan. So I'd be willing to lend that karoake machine for a party (Or a dish). Or a lawn mower, etc But not clothes, curriculum, etc that would be needed over a long period of times. Personally I'd be willing to lend a book for someone to read and return -- but only books with no sentimental value such that its no big deal if they don't come back. I do have a friend who won't do it though because it affects her attitude toward the person if the book does no
  18. Ah. When she referenced King Solomon I thought to Proverbs 22:7
  19. I had a friend try to loan me baby clothes on "Lend" and I just said No Thanks. I don't need the hassle of keeping her lent clothes separate from my babies, worrying if they got messed up, etc. From the OP's situation -- if something I borrowed got broken and I replaced it, I'd throw the original away. I wouldn't hold onto it "in case" the OP wanted the broken item returned as well. (But worry about breaking is why I don't like borrowing expensive stuff)
  20. This sounds like the EDP camp they run here in the summer. It is held at specific schools -- but run by after school care folk NOT teachers. And yes it costs money (And cost money when they ran some at the beginning of the year while school was 100% virtual. We had grandparents helping us instead so didn't use it. But the cost is understandable. -- However, this WAS one of the arguments towards opening school. Those kids are going to be in daycare SOMEWHERE. It isn't like keeping the schools shut means the kids were locked inside their houses. My kid went to daycare all summer. When
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