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  1. Would anyone be willing to post their favorite gpa calculator?

    I'm double and triple checking something and I think I've spent so long on it that I cannot longer think straight.  If it matters...I live in a state that gives 5 credits for a full year high school course. Plus my teen has taken some dual enrollment classes.

    Thanks for saving my day!

  2. Not just social media.....people say it in real life.

    I have a male relative that caught the virus this fall. He was very sick but not hospitalized. His work had him stay out three weeks. So, he was past contagious when he returned to work. Another co-worker had some very stupid stuff to say 🙄

    At his point, male relative isn't telling anyone he had the virus.

    ETA Relative was careful (masks, distancing, etc.) and has not idea how he caught it.

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  3. 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. 

  4. 5 hours ago, kand said:

    That’s ridiculous. I didn’t realize dependents even qualified for unemployment benefits. My two kids old enough to work have continued to do so, at less than $600 a month, much less per week. They have felt very fortunate to still be able to work during this. They’re going to feel ripped off if they hear they could have made two months of salary in a week 😮

    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."  

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  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.

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  7. 3 hours ago, lynn said:

    I rotated lesson with my 2 school aged kids so one would have a break to play with the preschooler while I worked with the other.  Afternoon wasn't an issue when I had combined lessons, preschooler was ready to play by himself or do his "school" independently.     

    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 hours during March and April due to Covid.  I don't know how far behind they are in booking appointments.

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  9. 41 minutes ago, Joker said:


    This is certainly a strong case for wearing masks! None of the hair stylists 140 customers have tested positive for the virus and no cases have been linked to them.

    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.

  10. 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 not on social media, if I was it might increase the amount of people that I know.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

  13. 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 part of reduced hours?  Thanks

  14. 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.


  15. 25 minutes ago, Pen said:

    Because spread from fecal matter is possible, I think some system of, perhaps self cleaning and self closing, public toilet lidding needs to be figured out as well. Or maybe it could be simpler than a self cleaning and self lowering lid.  Something so that they don’t get flushed and send droplet spume everywhere.  

    It would use up a lot of paper, but a seat protector like sheet of over top of bowl before flushing might help — though they don’t stay in place well, and person flushing would have to push it down into bowl before leaving 

    Aerosolized or spume of fecal matter seems to be a problem area for CV19 transmission somewhat like contaminated water is a problem for cholera.  

    It’s my new area for writing letters to whatever I can think of may be useful entities for that. 


    Has anyone in a stay-at-home state had their septic pumped? Any concerns?

  16. 18 minutes ago, mom2scouts said:

    I don't agree that this is a good idea. Older students are more likely to have classes that can't be done at home or can't be done well online. I'm thinking of lab science classes, vocational programs, or shop type classes. 

    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

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