Veronica

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By:  Veronica  •  Generic  •  last year  •  106 comments

Just Checking
Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other. Lawrence Durrell

Just checking in to see how everyone is doing?  Everyone staying healthy?  Family doing OK?  

So far so good in my household.  I am working from home.  Husband on 3 10 hr days, daughter staying safe, son online schooling.  I head out to the store one or two times a week - as early as possible.  My freezer is full, my cupboards are full- we are good to go.  

Hope everyone is well!!!!!

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Veronica
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1  author  Veronica    last year

Hoping everyone is well.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Veronica @1    last year

Things are okay here.  I decided this home confinement will give me the time to do spring cleaning and I plan to paint the kitchen/alcove.  I hope you and yours are okay.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Ender  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.1    last year

Kind of the same here. Decided to paint the bedroom. One wrong thing I did was buy cheap rollers. Bad mistake. They were leaving fuzzies on the wall. Won't make that mistake again.

Also the yard has never looked better. Though it has made me want to go out and buy new plants and flowers, which would kind of defeat the purpose of staying home.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.1    last year

We are well.  Just trying to keep seperate.  Not about Covid19, it's all about not wanting to kill each other.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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1.2  pat wilson  replied to  Veronica @1    last year

Thank you for this article. Glad to hear you're doing well. So am I. My business has been dead since early March but it will be fine when this eases up.

Only issue is that I'm eating too much. When this is over I may be contacting the producers of My Six Hundred Pound Life.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
1.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  pat wilson @1.2    last year

Hope you are still well. I was binge eating - then had no appetite.  I think things evened out for me. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @1    last year

All is OK here Veronica, and glad to hear that all is well with you and yours. Staying home and using this time to work on new Native American creations to share with my NT family.

Wishing good health for you and your loved ones.

Thank you for thinking of us, we can all use a lift to our Spirits.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
1.3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @1.3    last year

Hope all is still well with you.  

 
 
 
Snuffy
Junior Quiet
3  Snuffy    last year

Everyone in my family is healthy and handling things as well as can be expected. The grandkids are well but chafing at the inactivity. My 8 year old emotional self is still trying to find a way up to Vegas for the weekend. Doesn't matter that everything is closed.  It's just like the old "don't stick beans up your nose"..  the more you tell me I can't do something my emotional self tries to do it.

Hope everybody is staying safe and healthy and comes out the other side of this ok.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Snuffy @3    last year

Glad to hear you are doing well (except for the yearning for Vegas).  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Snuffy @3    last year

The 7-11's in Vegas are still open and when I was there once, I saw slot machines in them.  Grant you, it isn't the gambling maybe you have in mind but at least it is an option.

 
 
 
katrix
Sophomore Guide
3.2.1  katrix  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2    last year

They shut those slots down too.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
3.2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  katrix @3.2.1    last year

Oh the humanity!

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
4  evilgenius    last year

We are all okay here, thank you. We are still employed though that could change. Our area's largest hospital announced 500 administrative layoffs early last night. Other than that we still seem to be laughing at each other and I think B is getting closer to getting a new dog than she was before the virus.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
4.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @4    last year

Good to hear there is still laughter.  So far the medical center I work for is trying to keep everyone on the pay roll.  We just entered into all masks all the time.  

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
4.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @4.1    last year
So far the medical center I work for is trying to keep everyone on the pay roll.

That's great!

 
 
 
Enoch
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4.1.2  Enoch  replied to  Veronica @4.1    last year

Dear Veronica: I have lost abut fourteen pounds since the virus hit our area.

I eat less because I cannot go outside, and must restrict physical movement form where it was before my surgery.

I do walk outside with my wife on dry warm days.

We are supposed to wear masks.

We do not know of any stores which are open that sell them. 

Ideas?

Regarding listing as friends, I am posted on the second page of your home page as your friend.

I am not sure how to get you the chance to re-post your self as my friend on my home page here. 

I think you need to send me an invitation to do so, but I am not sure that is correct. 

Send me a private not or email and I will do whatever you suggest.  

You are indeed a close personal friend.

Please know that.

Peace and Abundant Blessings Always.

Enoch.  

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
4.1.3  author  Veronica  replied to  Enoch @4.1.2    last year

My Dear Friend Enoch,

I am not sure where to get masks in our area.  If I go to work they give me one at the door.  My husband brought home paint masks from his job for me.  All the stores I know are sold out.  My husband checked out the online instructions in making them from paper napkins.  

I was going out for daily walks when the remote work began, then I came down with whatever it was I had & I was pretty much confined to the guest room.  I missed the fresh air and went out first thing this morning.

I will send the invite & message you see if that helps.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5  Kavika     last year

All is good so far. 

My great niece is a front line health care worker (RN) in PA and we're worried about her since she doesn't have all the protective gear. 

Grandaughter in Australia is a PA and is going door to door to check on the elderly/disabled and people with no relative and administers their meds, check for the virus and make sure that they are doing OK. 

Damn worried about her.

My grandson is EMT in NSW and is in the middle of the battle against the virus.

All are OK as of last night.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @5    last year

I'm sending good thoughts out to your family, Kav

 
 
 
Enoch
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5.1.1  Enoch  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1    last year

Dear Friend Trout Giggles: Mrs. E.and I join you in conveying such kind and thoughtful greetings to Kavika and his family.

Enoch.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Enoch @5.1.1    last year

Hi, Enoch, great to see you. Have a Blessed Passover (I'm not sure of the actual greeting for Passover)

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
5.1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Enoch @5.1.1    last year

Hello Enoch and Happy Passover!

Hope that you heal well. You are very missed. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
5.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @5    last year

Great to hear you are well.  I know about having to worry about our close family.  

 
 
 
TTGA
Professor Quiet
5.3  TTGA  replied to  Kavika @5    last year

Hang in there guy.  If the mood gets a bit grim, just remember 12 sticks of dynamite.  That should give you a smile again.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
5.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @5    last year

Good wishes being sent your way Kavika! 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Guide
5.5  1stwarrior  replied to  Kavika @5    last year

You've got a strong family Kavika - they'll kick it in the teeth.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
5.6  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @5    last year

Many prayers and good wishes being sent your way, and please pass them on to your loved ones who are in direct harms way.

 
 
 
shona1
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5.7  shona1  replied to  Kavika @5    last year

A/noon Kavika...Yes we are in this battle together and hope your rellies up North will be OK..so far we have 20 lost souls here and I am in stage 3 lock down in Victoria....Have been for over a week, my own doing anyway due to my compromised immune system. They are looking at doing my stem cell transplant in the next week or two..So just waiting to hear from them down Melbourne...Timing not the worlds greatest but it is what it is and just have to go with it.. Hard to believe all this multiple myeloma crap started 12 months ago now...Great way to start retirement!!...However so far I think we are in a lot better shape at the moment than many other countries, but still preparing for the worst...NZ is in 4 weeks lock down and they are at stage 4..so we are watching to see how that goes..At the end of the day as one specialist said here.."The virus can't move itself, it takes a human to do it"..dead right...So we need to stop going out or associating with people as much as possible...A simple thing but it could be your life or someone else's...So as the world does battle with this darkness, hang on, ride it out and with luck the light will once again return...I wish you all well across the Pacific..Yes we are at war, with an enemy we can't see, but with guts and determination we will see it through...Stay well and stay safe from the Land Down Under...

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5.7.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @5.7    last year

I spoke to them last time our time. They are working 24/7 and are totally exhausted. They told me how tight the lockdown is in Oz. All the other family is on lockdown. I think that you (Australia) are handling this the best way possible. I keep checking the stats for Oz and there  was only one death today, (our time) from the virus. 

Best of luck on your cell transplant and keep yourself safe my friend.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
5.7.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  shona1 @5.7    last year

Good luck Shona. Stay safe and healthy so you can get your stem cell transplant. I know that it's horrible that this happened to you, but from my own personal experiences, there is never a good time to get cancer. Try to think about how wonderful the rest of your retirement will be and make sure you fight this with all your will. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
5.7.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @5.7.1    last year

Best wishes to your family Kavika.. and may they fight the good fight! 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
5.7.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  shona1 @5.7    last year

Stay safe, Shona.  I hope the stem cell transplant goes well.  Please keep us informed, as well as you're able.

 
 
 
Enoch
Masters Participates
5.7.5  Enoch  replied to  shona1 @5.7    last year

Dear Friend Shona: Following my surgery I too need to keep way from others where possible. Where not keep a good six feet apart. And all the rest of it. 

Best to let the virus die out on its own.

Being social animals we can be in touch by technology.

We did out first Pesach (Passover) family Seder on line last night. 

Tonight we do the second the same way,

There is always an answer to every question.

Some times we just need to look in the odd places for it.

Enoch.   

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
5.8  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @5    last year

Hi Kavika,

I hope your family is still doing well.  I was out for a bit.  

I am looking forward to the story you posted.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5.8.1  Kavika   replied to  Veronica @5.8    last year

All is well here Veronica.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Senior Silent
6  SteevieGee    last year

Thanks for asking Veronica.  I'm fine.  I'm still working but I work alone and I'm able to do some jobs without any contact with others.  Mrs G has some health issues so she's stuck home and getting a little antsy.  I think I'll get out the sports car and take her for a ride so she can get some wind in her hair and sunshine.  Just opened the last 8 pack of toilet paper from the Costco bale.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
6.1  author  Veronica  replied to  SteevieGee @6    last year

Glad to hear you are well.  A ride might do wonders.  Our employer is suggesting exercise (walking outside).  I did take one on Friday, but it has been raining here since then and I hate being soggy.

We are good on TP, but I figure I can always use a wash cloth, since it appears laundry detergent & soap are not one of the big ticket items (there is still plenty of both in our stores).

 
 
 
It Is ME
Masters Principal
7  It Is ME    last year

AOK...... ALL ! jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpgjrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1  author  Veronica  replied to  It Is ME @7    last year

Nice to know...jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
It Is ME
Masters Principal
7.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Veronica @7.1    last year

To be honest...….my entire family (Not me (I'm Stubborn)jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif ), got hit with an actual "Quicky Flu" during this C-19 time. A bit scary in "Thought", but it's over and done. All is WELL ! 

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
7.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  It Is ME @7.1.1    last year

I am glad to hear all is well.  

 
 
 
It Is ME
Masters Principal
7.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  Veronica @7.1.2    last year
I am glad to hear all is well. 

You and family doing still doing well ?

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
7.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  It Is ME @7.1.3    last year

So far we all remain healthy and working.  

 
 
 
Freefaller
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8  Freefaller    last year

Thanks Veronica me and the fam are doing well (at least that's what they tell me on the phone).  Still at work every day with about 3 or 4 others (plus whatever customers come in), knock on wood no harm done yet.  Thought spring had arrived last week but after the last two days of sub zero temps and 13 inches of snow I guess it hasn't.   Totally jealous of those of you that can go outside without freezing.  Keep smiling.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
8.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Freefaller @8    last year

Good to hear you are well. 

We have been getting rain & it's cold (not subzero - thank the goddess), but not warm enough for me to walk in.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Senior Principal
9  Just Jim NC TttH    last year

So far so good here...............jrSmiley_34_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
9.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @9    last year

I hope it stays that way for you and yours.  

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
10  devangelical    last year

bored stiff. starting my 2nd week of isolation since I had lots of contact with strangers in Feb/March. miss seeing my kids, but don't want to be a contributing factor when this BS blows up this week in my state. thrilled that morons are horribly outnumbered in my locale.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
10.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  devangelical @10    last year
bored stiff

I'm experiencing the same thing, may have been what the doctor ordered for my marriage and sex life.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
10.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Release The Kraken @10.1    last year

Oh dear!!!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
10.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Release The Kraken @10.1    last year

whatever. I've been doing another kind of shooting.

I have 2 outdoor pistol ranges still open within a 15 minute drive of my home. had some fun there a few days ago with my own homemade targets. some people are so easily offended and intimidated, and if looks could kill. I loved being the center of attention for 30 minutes and fucking with their heads by crushing a few popular myths.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
10.2  author  Veronica  replied to  devangelical @10    last year

Try to keep your mind active... try to reduce the stress... Keep well.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
11  Trout Giggles    last year

I'm well, Veronica, thanks for asking. I go to work every day where I get my temp taken and asked questions. Mr Giggles is supposed to be working one week on and one week off, but it looks like he's going to alternate days not weeks.

Haven't heard from daughter or son. Daughter is nurse in a NICU, probably has to do a hazmat scrub-in before they let in to take care of the babies. My son may be on the flight line, may not be. I know sorties are still flying.

Take care, Sweetie!

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
11.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @11    last year

Nice to know you are still hanging in there.  I hope you hear from the children soon, I know it has to be stressful.  So far so good with my daughter - she still goes to work in full prevent gear.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
12  sandy-2021492    last year

Doing well here.  My office is closed except for emergencies until April 24th?  June 10th?  Not quite sure.  So I sit in the office by my lonesome, answering the phones and reschedule patients who had appointments during the shutdown.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
12.1  author  Veronica  replied to  sandy-2021492 @12    last year

I am glad to hear you are well.  I at least get to work from home.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
13  charger 383    last year

I am doing OK, thanks for asking.  

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
13.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  charger 383 @13    last year

I'm living like a savage and I like it.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
13.2  author  Veronica  replied to  charger 383 @13    last year

That's good.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
14  Kathleen    last year

We are doing okay, we have been watching lots of movies and playing cards.  Thank you for asking.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
14.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kathleen @14    last year

We have also been watching a lot of DVDs and eating a lot of popcorn.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
14.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Veronica @14.1    last year

We are now working on the Harry Potter movies... lol

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
14.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Kathleen @14.1.1    last year

Stephen King collection, Haven on Netflix and Scrubs on Hulu

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
15  Dulay    last year

Difficult times. I'm home most of the time but now without an excuse not to get my fruit trees pruned and the garden ready to plant. Already have seeds going. 

My wife is still working part time but they are on a skeleton staff, security only.

We are putting new line on our fishing rods and hitting the creeks for salmon and the lakes for crappy this week. 

The hardest part is that neither of us has been able to hug our moms in over a month now. We're huggers so waving from afar just isn't cutting it but both are over 80 and we just can't chance it as long as my wife isn't away from cooties for at least 14 days. It doesn't look like that's going to happen so no XOXOXO for any of us. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
15.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Dulay @15    last year

I have gotten my hubby to do some things we have been putting off.

My hardest part is keeping the distance from my daughter.  No chances. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
15.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dulay @15    last year

Well Holy Moses you're OK. Glad to know that. 

Sorry about you not being able to see your moms. I know you guys are very close to them. 

 
 
 
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Freshman Silent
16      last year

You'll be glad to know that I am also doing well. Better than well actually. I haven't been laid off yet. Gas is lowest I have ever seen it saving me significantly on my 50 mile, one way commute. I'm refinancing my house for a whole 1% less interest and consolidating my last school loan for less interest. Looks like another catastrophe that I'm going to cash out on. Just missing my bar buddies and ladies......

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
16.1  author  Veronica  replied to  @16    last year

I am glad you are well.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
17  Perrie Halpern R.A.    last year

Well, things are OK here. I lost a friend this past weekend to covid. I knew it would happen sooner or later On the bright side, my friend's son who had it, has recovered, so there's that. 

The hardest part is not seeing my daughters. They are both in the health field and they're exposed. We have my father in law on the weekends, so we have to be very careful about contact. 

Doing some binge watching. I am having an odd tax season. The usual rush for those who had refunds coming, but those who owe, are going to wait till July, which really sucks for me. Lots of work during the nice months...

Oh and my daughter's wedding was put off for a year, which she didn't take too well, but that is life. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
17.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17    last year
I lost a friend this past weekend to covid.

Sorry to hear that, Perrie.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
17.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @17.1    last year

Thanks Sandy. It's quite a sad. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
17.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17    last year

I am sorry for your loss.  I am still in the wait and see mode.  So far no one I personally know has tested positive. 

Lots of binging here as well. Food & TV.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
17.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Veronica @17.2    last year

Thank Veronica.

At least there is Food and TV.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
17.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17    last year

I'm very sorry for your loss and sending out positive thoughts to your daughters

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
17.3.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @17.3    last year

Thanks Trout. In need of that!

 
 
 
lady in black
Professor Quiet
17.5  lady in black  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17    last year

Sorry for your loss

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
17.5.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  lady in black @17.5    last year

Thanks Lady.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
17.6  Kathleen  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17    last year

So sorry to hear this Perrie. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
17.6.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kathleen @17.6    last year

Thanks Kathleen. 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
17.7  Release The Kraken  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17    last year
Oh and my daughter's wedding was put off for a year, which she didn't take too well, but that is life

sorry for your loss, and wow I can't imagine postponing a bridzilla wedding. Hopefully she is social distancing.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
17.7.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Release The Kraken @17.7    last year

Ugh.. that was the worst. Bridziller #1 moved the date to next year which was when Bridziller #2 was supposed to have hers. Needless to say, that I was the one that got stuck in the middle of twin Bridzillers. Not a joy. They are both still sour.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17.8  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17    last year
I lost a friend this past weekend to covid. I

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Friend. One may have many acquaintances in the life, but, only a few true Friends. That makes the loss of a true Friend a heavy blow to the heart. 

May the Creator guide her gently as she takes the next steps of her own eternal journey.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
17.9  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @17    last year

I am so sorry for your loss.  I think before this is over, all of us will lose a friend or family member.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
18  Release The Kraken    last year

I don't have to shave anymore or cut my hair. I got my Harley running, I can carry a giant impractical revolver in a western holster with a bandoleer on.

After a hard day not working much I arrive home on my bike, remove my bandoleer and holster, grab a turkey leg and eat it while i swill ale and shag!

Please make it last forever, I mean not the virus of course but a few changes would be nice.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
18.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Release The Kraken @18    last year

Sounds very....errr... back to basics shall we say.

 
 
 
lady in black
Professor Quiet
19  lady in black    last year

Doing okay.  Working from home and binging a lot of tv shows.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
19.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  lady in black @19    last year

The Tiger King has the most epic Mullet I've ever seen. Truly more fascinating than the tigers.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
20  Release The Kraken    last year

What do you all think about wearing more apocalyptic appropriate clothing like pelts and hats with horns?  And why do i want to keep a fire burning at all times in the backyard? I have been smoking briskets but it's just not enough.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
Professor Guide
20.1  Larry Hampton  replied to  Release The Kraken @20    last year

OK, as long as it comes with a face mask.

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
PhD Principal
20.1.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  Larry Hampton @20.1    last year

Shit, Larry I was thinking Viking not Ninja....back to the drawing board.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
Professor Guide
20.1.2  Larry Hampton  replied to  Release The Kraken @20.1.1    last year

It's the apocalypse; mash-ups are perfectly acceptable.

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
Professor Guide
21  Larry Hampton    last year

Doing well Veronica, thanks for asking. My wife and I are both essential personnel, so still working. It's already been a long winter (we've still got snow and ice all over with more expected later this week) and cabin fever is kickin' us in the nuts,,,so with this on top of it,,,,ughhh. Grateful though that we are all healthy and have plenty of goods in the house. Stay safe Veronica.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
21.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Larry Hampton @21    last year

Hope all is still well with you.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
24  Buzz of the Orient    last year

I hope all my NT friends and their loved ones are surviving

We are in Chongqing which is 540 miles from Wuhan which was the epicentre of the virus here.  The population of Chongqing, which is a city-state is 32 million.  The latest info for here that I got is that there were 578 cases, 6 deaths (1% mortality rate) and all but 2 have recovered, with no new cases for at least 3 weeks. Except that the schools/universities are still closed, things are returning to normal.  Stores and restaurants are reopening, but people are still wearing masks.  The info I get is verified by a good friend of mine here who is a doctor in the local major university-connected hospital.  My wife and I are fine and none of my wife's extended family or my nephew's wife's extended family or any of our friends or their families were touched by the virus.  If the ridiculous numbers being quoted by some of NT members were correct, that could not be possible.

 
 
 
Veronica
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24.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @24    last year

I hope you are all still doing well.

 
 
 
arkpdx
Masters Participates
25  arkpdx    last year

I am doing OK if you consider a case of cabin fever of biblical proportions being ok. I live in an assisted living facility and they have us on semi lock down. We are supposed to be in our apartments if we don't have good reason to be out. At first they had some activities planned games, excercise and movies mostly and they were making up puzzle books to occupy our time. Unfortunately for us inmates here, most of the activities staff have taken off for various reasons. I have considered faking a fall with injury just to have them send me to the ER for a change of scenery

 
 
 
shona1
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25.1  shona1  replied to  arkpdx @25    last year

Evening Ark...Can't get hold of a jigsaw puzzle like a 1,000 piece one..or even I know it sounds strange but a colouring book and pencils...I find that really relaxing and the time does fly when you start colouring in...Check out other countries news sites...I have rellies in UK so check the BBC and in friends in NZ..so check their news sites..Amazing some of the news items on there..Today read an article of the Faroe Islands on the BBC site...talk about remote and isolated..Are you allowed to do cooking?? If so find some recipes and give it a fling..Google all the countries and places you would have liked to visit...I have been in lock down for over a week but I have a house and garden and can still go outside etc but stay on your block of land..Anyway good luck, stay well and like all things this will pass in time...in the meantime just make the best of it and hang in there...

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
26  author  Veronica    last year

Thank you all for commenting.  I am just getting back into the swing of things after a self imposed isolation in my guest room.  I was feeling a tad out of sorts and a major headcold seemed to set in.  With my daughter's compromised immune issue I banished myself.  I did a lot of sleeping, a little TV binging (finally finished HAVEN), very little eating, some reading (Kindle & real books), and a lot of sleeping (again).  

I will be making my way through the comments here and responding. I hope everyone is still doing well.

I do see the same fights are continuing - just under new titles.