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  1. I miss being able to pop into the local zoo and museums.
  2. Unfortunately, we know how to navigate this all too well. See above post about the rock, pipe, and slab leak. My insurance agent knows me by my voice.
  3. Thank you! I think we caught it in time. A few months ago we removed all downstairs carpeting and installed hospitality grade vinyl "wood" flooring. There may be some under the stairs, but other than seems like we got it all. I'm just glad my son heard the water running. I can't imagine if we had found it a couple of hours later!
  4. I'm not sure what the piece is called, but it is a flexible pipe looking thing that attaches from the wall to the toilet. Fortunately, it was clean water. What in the world!? I had no idea the other poster was making it all up!! It must be nice to have so little happening in one's life that one needs to create drama.
  5. At 4 am this morning, I was awaken by a knock on my bedroom door. My teen son tells me that there is water downstairs. When dh went downstairs, he found the entire floor flooded with about 2-3 inches of water. All of the downstairs. We spent a good hour sweeping, mopping, and soaking every blasted towel we owned cleaning it up. Do you remember my thread a few weeks ago about water in our vent, that turned out to be a rock puncturing a pipe under our slab? Of course, these two things are unrelated, but I am so over it all! Over it!! Not to mention needing to call the plumber during the Coronavirus pandemic quarantine. Thankfully, he's a friend of ours and is very cautious about social distancing. I guess we will be calling him again today to fix said water problem. *sigh* **********************Update*************************** We only have significant water damage to a handful of library books along with some puzzles and curricula I had planned to donate. Hopefully the library will be understanding. We have fans everywhere and the plumber will be here this afternoon. There is water under our flooring at the seams. That will dry quickly, right? I still need to move the fridge and other large appliances. The treadmill was on a mat and was the farthest away from the water source so it didn't get wet. We had budgeted and just purchased it, so I am thrilled it is safe!
  6. Without reading all of the responses, might I suggest seeing if your dh will agree to a temporary reduction in medication. Is it possible to go from 150 to 125 then if that works well taper down to 100? Maybe he's concerned about the big difference in mg?
  7. It's less risky than running to the grocery store or pharmacy. We are trying to help local businesses when we are able. Right now dh's job is secure and we have a little more income than normal because of the lack of commuting and expenditures like dh and my regular date nights out. While we are taking the social distancing seriously, we aren't avoiding life. Supporting where we can helps our locals and keeps my children's spirits up.
  8. Are there not many cases there? Have they stopped travel?
  9. Yes! A thousand times yes. I love them, but I'm ready to visit a park or zoo or something and get out the blasted energy!!
  10. for the future? Will we need to significantly alter our way of life and prepare for future quarantines?
  11. Yes, our family is taking the quarantine seriously. I have just reached my quarantine limit. That is all.
  12. Where would one find inserts? We have several bandanas we would like to use for our own personal use. The fabric is thin cotton.
  13. Excellent pattern! Dh and I found a different one that had many more steps.
  14. No. We are living life as usual whilst inside our house. We are hyper vigilant about hand washing normally. In the couple of instances when one has needed to go out we've washed immediately upon returning and wet wiped any surfaces that were touched like cell phones, steering wheels, etc.
  15. I agree. I remember being expected to write to 100 in kindy. I attended in late 70's/early 80's. Both of my college attending dd's are paying their own way, debt free with no loans. One attends a small, private Christian uni. It would be devastating for her, if she had to take the semester as a loss. I am so proud of both of them and they work their patookas off making A's and paying their expenses.
  16. I understand, but with a large family that's tricky. We can literally fill two grocery carts full on a normal shopping trip. I know I could send multiple vehicles (me, dh, dd, etc.), but that can be a logistical nightmare. It's times like these that I wish I was a bit more conspiracy theorist and kept a quiet, prepper hoard in my non-existent basement.
  17. Yes!! What looks like hoarding to some people gets me through a week. We didn't panic purchase, but I'm kinda wishing we had. I think we will be fine on tp and the like, but people need to just calm down and stop over purchasing. One of my dd's works at a pizza place and she said the call in orders were way up. As of now they haven't limited customers, but I assume its coming. Ugh! I understand, but it makes it so hard for us!! I guess I'll send dh to get one set and an adult daughter to get another.
  18. Is this required or suggested? I'm wondering about church services and the like. Most area churches around here are requesting those at risk (elderly, immunocompromised) stay home and are offering streaming services, but are allowing those that choose to venture out. Will churches be required to shutter their doors?
  19. Not ridiculous - small businesses will suffer. Ridiculous - Because the Great Homeschool Convention has officially cancelled the remainder of the weekend and now I'm "stuck" in Texas at pre-paid lodging, I want to explore the city whilst I'm here. Unfortunately, everything touristy is likely shut down.
  20. Dh and I have pre-paid on a cute little bed and breakfast, so I guess we'll have an unplanned date weekend. I'm glad we purchased and pursued the first day so we can look through our finds today! I'd like to explore the area since we don't have our children with us. Is everything closed?
  21. Me too. I did notice a paper print out near one of the doors that listed two speakers that had cancelled. Fortunately, neither dh nor I had planned on listening to either. It does seem that attendance is down a bit from last year, however it is just Thursday evening. I suspect Friday and Saturday naturally have higher attendance.
  22. The one by Madeline Miller. I just quickly scanned the first chapter again. One example is on page 12 where it says, "My sister's perfect mink face. 'That he f**** them of course. That's how he makes new ones. He turns into a bull and sires their calves....' " I didn't see the other ones scanning just now, but I know there were at least one or two more. In all fairness, I just finished The Testaments and there quite a bit of cursing in there. Much more than my liking. I'm just not in the mood for another book with it. It's good to hear that you don't remember them, as that likely means there aren't many more of them throughout the book.
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