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  1. I would schedule just a cut first. Maybe at the fancy place your daughters go to. At that cut, talk about your color and listen to what the stylist has to say about red hair. IMHO stylists get very weird when they see "virgin" red hair. (Seriously, that was the word a stylist used for hair that has never been colored) My guess, it's a challenge to try something they don't do very much. However, that challenge doesn't always translate into a good experience or color for the client.
  2. Last time one of boys had stitches/staples the dr emphasized not to get a tan or a sunburn for a year. (Obviously, the sunscreen is for after you've healed.)
  3. If you wear Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus contact lenses -1.5 (BC8.4) Can you send me a pm? Thanks!
  4. I know a teen who got fired from his job in mid-February. He's collecting the $600. His parents told me about the $600. (He was fired because he was late a million times to work) His parents have not lost a single day of work from their very well paying jobs. My teens swear a friend of theirs quit his job and was able to get the $600. I don't how the money should've be distributed.
  5. Maybe your email will create some change. Sometimes, people just resist change because...well....it's change🙄 Someone in our life has gone from, "It's just the flu." to now saying, "When school starts in the fall, teachers should move from class to class so that the students stay in their assigned seats all day."
  6. Last spring, MIL ended up in the ER for a fall. We're told she has no medical coverage?! She mentions that over the winter, "some form arrived and I filed it out" She has not idea what the form was or where she send it. It asked about income. Our best guess is she put a few too many zeros on the income line. 🙄 Very, very long story...shortened....there's a person at the hospital that it's his job to help the elderly with insurance. He was amazing and incredibly patient. I'm sorry but I don't know the job title.
  7. This was the only way I survived toddlerhood. If you have a yard, can you move school outside?
  8. I would encourage you to get in touch with the International Student Office at the college he's going to attend. They would know best. In Massachusetts, almost no one ever takes the takes the driving test without paying a driver's ed school to take them to the registry for the test. If you want to head down a rabbit trail....there's an article in the Boston Globe that explains that the driver's ed schools have "a long standing and well know relationship" with the Massachusetts RVM that only benefits the driver's ed schools. 🙄 $$$$ In addition, the RMV was closed and/or had limited
  9. Summer swim teams starts this week. Indoor pool. I should email the coach and ask about safety procedures....but I keep putting it off....
  10. I thought I read somewhere that only 40ish people of the 140 took a test. The remaining people were called daily for two weeks and ask about their symptoms. Please correct me if that information is not accurate.
  11. No, just really, really, no. I'm not "afraid" of the virus. I would find someway to hire someone to pack and ship her stuff. I live in one of the top five states. It is hugely inconvenient right now to get anything done. Everything is taking so much longer to accomplish.
  12. We know people that have tested positive. They all live less than hour's drive of us. I don't have details about how sick they got or their recovery. Dh has a friend who's uncle (60's) tested positive and will likely pass from it this week. Ds#2 mows the lawn for a family that the mom (late 50's) tested positive this week. Ds#4 had a friend on a rival sport's team whose mom (early 60's) test positive and was hospitalized for a week. A mutual friend told me. Ds#5 has a teammate (age 10) that tested positive and so did both parents (mid 30's) The grandpa told us. I'm no
  13. In our experience, dailies are the most expensive, then two weeks, then the monthlies are the least expensive. During the appointment be sure to ask for samples of the types that fits your budget. The script is written for dailies or two week or monthly. We cannot switch once we go shopping without getting a new Rx written. At the appointment, we get charged for both an eye exam and a contact lens fitting.
  14. We know a college kid who got fired from his (very easy) weekend job in mid-February cause he was late 11billion times. A parent got him the job and I think that's why it took the company so long to fire the college student. The parents only want him to have weekend job to learn to be an adult. He applied for unemployment mid March. He's getting his $50ish dollars in unemployment plus $600. His college is paid for by the grandparents inheritance. His parents cover everything else. They have not lost their comfortable incomes during this virus.
  15. Walmart cancelled my pickup order this morning. It was scheduled for this afternoon and I had reserved that spot a week ago. I used to be able to place an order Wednesday evening for pickup on Thurs. or Fri. afternoon. Walmart now books one week ahead.
  16. If you or your partner has been furloughed from a full time job would you please share your experiences? Today dh was told that all the salaried department managers are now working 4 days a week with a 20% pay cut. It's manufacturing, so no working from home. We're guessing that the hourly employees might be moved to reduced hours next? Dh is hourly. From what I'm reading, if dh hours are reduced he can collect unemployment for the day that's missing? I cannot find anything that says he's eligible for the extra $600? Is there anything else that I might be missing about the financial pa
  17. Search BESTEN Floorless Indoor Privacy Tent. It's about $80 comes with lights and inside pockets. They've had less expensive bed tents and they've built and hung up things. They never complain about room sharing and I'm generally frugal but it was a birthday request, so I caved. No regrets.
  18. Has anyone in a stay-at-home state had their septic pumped? Any concerns?
  19. I have two in college and a high schooler that's dual enrolled at the CC. StateU and the CC have moved to online classes. They each have at least two lab classes. They are complaining loudly about the "missing labs" or having to recreate labs at home. They are all talking about not taking lab classes in the fall if the fall semester is online. I've suggested that they wait to the last possible minute to register for the fall semester. I'm out of ideas or suggestions for them. I have huge sympathy for younger students and their teachers in traditional schools
  20. If you're not in a hot spot, I would suggest freezing the milk for future baking. Yesterday, the grocery store was completely out of gallons. I could get 1/2 gallons and quarts but no gallons. I should've taken a picture.
  21. I'm sorry. I don't post much. I'm not taking sides. I picked a quote that didn't identify the governor's party. I picked a quote that the governor didn't place blame on any specific person or agency. I just wanted to highlight the disruption in the supplies lines was still happening as of a few days ago.
  22. "Gov. Charlie Baker said a complicated international plan to purchase over 1 million N95 masks for Massachusetts health care workers and first responders was hatched after a previous order was confiscated in the Port of New York. Around the time that we had our 3 million masks that we had ordered through BJs confiscated in the port of New York, at that point it became pretty clear to us that using what I would describe as sort of a 'traditional approach to this' wasn't going to work," Baker said Thursday. The governor did not specify the agency responsible for confiscating the masks
  23. My experience also. If not said, very much implied. That industry attitude is what contributed to Chipotle have E.coli outbreaks a few years ago. (I know someone working in corporate in another chain that studied the problems at Chipotle.)
  24. I don't want to encourage a run on the grocery store but I would like to share something. I live in a state that has restrictions in place and I have more than 2.5 kids 😉 Locally, I keep being told the grocery stores are good and trucks are getting through so don't panic. However, there are a few items that no matter which store or what time of day, I have been unable to get some items. There are some items that have not been restocked since this started. (I don't have brand loyalty) No bags of rice. No frozen veggies, not even onions. No frozen fruit. No flour, sugar, yeast. Only t
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