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    Sewing cloth diapers, learning how to be a mini-homesteader, wasting time online and bad t.v.

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  1. It’s not something I’m doing better “this time”, it’s just what I do, and it’s specific to my household. For example, it’s not unusual for us to lose power, so I have lots of ways to cook without it. There isn’t really anything I *need to do right now, though I do find myself throwing extra hand sanitizer in with my purchases any time I go out for normal shopping.
  2. Sure, but most hospitals already operate near, at, or above capacity. You can only add so much more to that.
  3. There are very, VERY few people I’ll talk with about it IRL, because I’m way worse than you, lol. I managed to get my family through 2+ months of the flu over a decade ago with almost no shopping, and was so proud of myself that I’ve spent all this time making sure I could do it even better if I had to do it again! Normal people would think I’m insane. And maybe I am, but I do know that I’m not television-worthy-insane, so there’s that.
  4. This thread lessens my general anxiety a little bit, because it tells me that I’m not just seeing things that aren’t there. Other people know something is going on! It doesn’t do much for my *specific* anxiety, lol, but I’ll take what I can get, lol.
  5. I have some seeds going inside right now, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up, lol. I haven’t had a real garden running in at least 6 years now. My old beds are not in any shape for planting, and I’m. Still working on coming up with a plan. We’re in a 5a/5b area that can be tricky. IT’s a very short season in a microclimate,, and I’ve definitely botched it before. My standards are cherry tomatoes, peas, bush beans, and cukes. I’m attempting to add greens and squashes this year, but I’m not counting on it going well.
  6. Ratios were brought up when the numbers were much, much lower, and I think the consensus was that even 1:1 is “low” when considering shifts and multiple job titles/responsibilities. Plus, what you’re quoting is 20k doctors and nurses, not 30. At this point, I think it’s pretty much accepted that the case rate is higher than the official numbers and, even if it wasn’t, those numbers are going to keep growing. Perhaps at a slower rate (or not), but growing none the less. Here in the US, I have a kid riding with ambulances today, and one putting her application for EMT employment in this spring. I am less than thrilled. I would not be more thrilled with a tripled income. I suspect my kids would continue to work and volunteer because of the stupid values I pushed on them rather than financial incentive. Actually, I almost know it for a fact. What was I thinking?!? 😆 and 😭
  7. When I hear swine flu, that’s still H1N1 to me. That’s what a friend who got it this year called it, and the term the doctors in India used in the Pandemic serious on Netflix. And it’s what our doctors said when we had it in 2009. I think the term was supposed to fall out of favor, but hasn’t completely.
  8. That last bit is not something I expected to hear from the CDC yet. I actually paused and replayed in case I had missed context. To me, that acknowledgement is significant. While I hope it doesn’t become needed, it’s more than a subtle warning that people should make sure they’re prepared to stay home. If I’m surprised by how early they’re saying it, I could easily be surprised by how early they do it.
  9. Ditto. I’m trying to shake this sinking feeling that we’re going to have half of all people oblivious and half panicking, and neither of those things is good, lol. (Well, chuckle nervously out loud.) Though I’m not sure how 50% can remain oblivious while 50% are panicking..
  10. I’d like a little more detail, but I suppose we get what we get! “ "If we do well, we can avert any serious crisis, but if we squander the opportunity then we will have a serious problem on our hands” ETA: That’s the WHO director-general.
  11. I’ve been getting sidetracked by life lately. Not in any major, tragic way, but it doesn’t take all that much to sidetrack me!!! I did get rid of some cleaning and organizing books, lol. I got what I needed from them, and now they can move on, lol. Oh, I also dealt with a stack of boxes that had been sitting around for I don’t know how many months. I was convinced that I had nowhere to put away the contents. I finally took ten minutes and put my mind to it, and “found” space! Of course, it made my cat insane for 24 hours. He hates change even more than I do, particularly when boxes are moving around.
  12. Duck might be what we have. I just ordered whatever off of Amazon, lol. I’ve had mine for at least 3 years. No movement issues.
  13. Quarantines in the US aren’t the issue, supply chains from China is.
  14. Quoting myself And not just because some things may be short from overseas, but because that could alter prices on things made here.
  15. Wow, great point to think about! I have a dd who won’t be in a dorm, but might be mostly away for school in the fall and will need a few things. That hadn’t even occurred to me but, yeah, I’m gonna get on it. Thank you!
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