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  1. Zero but I think the quiz could have been more robust. We are attending a weekly indoor community class and agreed to the in person public school plan that starts soon. Dh and I are working essential jobs in person. However we are not seeing family and friends and it’s heartbreaking.
  2. I hear you and completely understand. Most of my coworkers are not following recommended practices, or even the state mandate to wear masks inside our offices. I feel exhausted by it all.
  3. I had a glass pan of lasagna shatter in my hand/ hot pad as I lifted it from the oven and placed on countertop. It was 30 years old Pyrex so I assume it was PYREX label. Does anyone know when the company switched between the types of glass?
  4. By age 10, my ds was reading some regular National Geographic articles. We read the kids magazine a few times in the library before that and I never wanted a subscription.
  5. From user Acorn: Today I can log in. To great surprise when I replied on a comment, my screen name spontaneously was my real name from my account. I do purchase items from you so I want my account to stay active. I do not want my first and last name to ever be on the forum. I think I changed my display name back but I am afraid of this security breach.
  6. Today I can log in. To great surprise when I replied on a comment, my screen name spontaneously was my real name from my account. I do purchase items from you so I want my account to stay active. I do not want my first and last name to ever be on the forum. I think I changed my display name back but I am afraid of this security breach.
  7. Wishing you a fast recovery
  8. water from creeks to Great Lakes roadside fresh produce cleaner air beaches night skies free of light pollution
  9. I personally wouldn’t let my child continue with that employer. There are other jobs where his personal health isn’t at risk.
  10. We did a dollar coin per tooth. The couple that were extracted for a retainer were an exception. I think those might have been 5 or 10 each.
  11. Good news: So far I haven’t had to repeatedly log in today. I do wish there was less white though.
  12. I’m glad you didn’t eat it. Yes the bacteria can be killed by cooking but there are still things that cause food poisoning unaffected by cooking. I was also thinking that 70 degrees air temperature could mean your car might be 80+ interior temperature. If it had only been an hour in the car, I would still eat it but not longer.
  13. In my preschool experience, the teacher carries and would administer epipen and inhalers. Some schools keep those locked in main office with school secretaries.
  14. In our area, a school nurse might have more than one school within the district. The couple of times I had a kid ill or injuried, it was never during the actual nurse hours.
  15. I miss house plants. I need cat safe, low light and tolerant of neglect. Even my cactus isn’t doing well.
  16. @Farrar You just added another reason to my list that we need to move fast before this house crumbles apart. Our fridge came with the house, so it’s at least 18 years old. I never knew but not surprised that it’s a counter depth model. It cannot be deeper or it will block the doorway. Ugh!
  17. Can I whine further? If we thought we didn’t have enough space before, 3-4 people suddenly working/schooling at home really feels impossible. I’m also trying to keep a larger pantry than ever before put there is no good place to store food. There were two houses that dh wanted to buy in Feb that I rejected mostly because we hadn’t seen many others and I didn’t like the yards/proximity to busy roads. I since have had dreams about the closets in one of them.
  18. I hear you. We were supposed to move this spring. We spent a month looking at houses before Covid. Now we have had some income decreases and house prices increased. I don’t know if we will be stuck with current place another year or 5.
  19. I enter fake phone numbers for shipping information. Mostly, I don’t want the number sold for marketing, but I’ve wondered why else they might collect it.
  20. My children have been in a 6-12 grade public school (magnet school) for a few years. They have used schoology the whole time. In the past, the teachers didn’t like using it for grade book and generating report cards. Last year, the school moved grades to Progress Book but kept Schoology for class notes and communications. The teacher uses the class period page to post links to assignments, clarification announcements and now the invite link to online zoom session. Today, I’ve already been contacted by school superintendent noting that Schoology is having connection issues and that the schoo
  21. I just read the script from the broadway musical “Come From Away” about diverted planes when US closed airspace 9-11-01. I hadn’t heard the story of the stranded bonobos at the time. One is still at a nearby zoo, and her later offspring was named Gander in appreciation of the people in Gander, Newfoundland, CAN.
  22. Depends on location. No water to swim in when I backpacked the Grand Canyon, etc. My job is outdoors so daily normal is sweat and dirt. There is this weird time thing where you can no longer smell yourself or tentmates after a certain amount of time. We carry hand sanitizer and sometimes a squirt of that is useful.
  23. We do all styles of camping. Our epic trips over 2 weeks long are usually an airplane ride, 1,000-2,000 miles on the rental car, combination of backpacking, family campground, maybe airbnb for few nights in the middle of trip in order for laundry. I've hauled camping gear from Ohio to Hawaii even. We had super fancy resort for the business part of the trip, but then cheap camping in the national park to extend our trip for 3 days. I did make a mistake taking the kids at ages 8 and 10 backpacking with no extra clothes. Turns out they weren't very coordinated with peeing in the woods, and
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