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    Sunshine ~ I hope you are able to get your IVIG. Thinking of you ~

    Dental appointments ~

    Yesterday, I told Nancy that if COVID-19 lasts for 18 months, I don't think I can go that long without having my teeth cleaned at least. It has been 5 years since I had my teeth cleaned, and and I have gum issues. I'm certain that I'm going to need a lot of work done, as a result of being unable to make an appointment for myself in the midst of all that's been happening in our life these past 5 years.

    I also haven't had my eyes examined for 13 years, so my glasses are scratched and not really correcting my vision as they should, of course. But that will have to wait too.

    This would have to wait even without COVID-19, for the same reasons that I haven't had the opportunity to take care of my eyes and teeth. Or anything else.

    Public Service Announcements:

    The IRS has extended tax filing to July 15, 2020.

    The U.S. Postal Service may require your signature upon delivery, if you order stamps by mail.

    This happened to me. Our mail carrier explained that mail fraud is prevalent with the pandemic, where people claim that they ordered stamps and didn't receive them, then want their money refunded.

    This didn't surprise me. People are desperate, out of work, not getting a paycheck, bills coming in, afraid of getting the C-virus, not having toilet paper ... and isolated at home.

    This pandemic seeps deeply into every crevice of our usual existence and completely disrupts the flow of our typical life. We are stressed, and we are afraid, and people panic.

    It's difficult not to feel that way, when we know that there aren't enough test kits for the virus to properly assess how many people are positive. If you want to be tested, join the NBA. They seem to get tested without any delay.

    I've also learned that people, who have COVID-19 are most contagious, when they are asymptomatic. Not sneezing or coughing on us, but shedding the virus through breath and touching.

    I guess we all need to be aware of potential scams and fraud now. Just another side effect of COVID-19.

    Be well and stay safe everyone. Our prayers are with you all ~

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    :) My friend Kim in Canada said she sent me a card with $50 in it on the 10th of March. I still have not received it. I sure hope it is not lost. I had several long distance friends call yesterday. It made my day even better. Jeanie :)

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    I am indeed going to IVIG today. Visitors are not allowed, so people will be spaced out, and bathrooms will be rarely in use: how it should always be imo.

    Yesterday I saw urologist to r/o UTI. They had good safeguards in place. Barely any patients there. Lobbby was set up with 4 chairs only. Sentry at door took history, no friends were allowed into the building. Took me right away, and scooted me right out.

    Zero traffic. Was a fruitful visit.
    Rest of visits are telemedicine and i gotta say that is a great way to go for severely impaired ppl and hope it lasts past COVID as a treatment available and reimbursed by medicare.

    My hoiusekepper is coming this week. We have safeguards in place and its worth taking the chance.

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    I lucked out yesterday and right before noon ( when all non essential businesses in MA had to shut down, I found a wonderful place where they cut my dog’s nails. I can give her shampoos but knew the nails were something I can not do. In all the rush to find staples like toilet paper I bet there were a lot like me worried about grooming their pets!

    I also got my car serviced....and inspected to get new sticker......came home to spend the day reading and coloring....started to relax about life. Then local news reported that my small town had 5 confirmed cases of Coronavirus! Ouch. Too easy for me to feel invincible.
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    Exhausted. Too much to do to prepare for COVID, tomrrow will be much better.

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    :) I finally received Kim's card and money today. She mailed it at the Post Office in Ottawa on the 9th. 17 days. I guess they are not sorting all the mail. Jeanie :)
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    Glad to hear this Jeanie. Enjoy spending it.

    Sunshine, I am so exhausted too. I haven't had any help in 7 weeks now. I need Laura, but do not want to let her come in the house. I am also exhausted because when I do have to sit down instead of reading I listen to the news and of course none of it is good. My fault for doing that, but I am always wanting to hear the latest.

    Saw Newt Gingrich on TV today. He is in Italy stuck in the U.S. Embassy with his wife, who is the Ambassador to Italy. Anyway, he was touting his new book. I think the name of it is Shadow Down. He said it was an adventure book and told about the two main characters. The man was a former Navy Seal, who had been in a helicopter crash and gotten burned real bad. He got hooked on opioids while recovering. He was still battling that while fighting Russia. Actually, it did sound good, but I am not paying the price for a hardback book regardless of author. He says he is washing his hand 10 to 15 times a day.
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    I just ran to the store to cash in my change, and get a few things. But I forgot I had pulled $10 worth of quarters out, so it wasn't much. I got a pack of cigs, and came home.

    I didn't see anyone wearing masks or rubber gloves. That's good, because I don't have either. I will do my payday shopping on the 3rd, mail off my bills, and will stay in for a month. I hope everyone had a good day!
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    The dreaded virus is spreading, 54 cases here today, 5 hospitalized, 1 in ICU. That's 9 more than yesterday but only a couple of days ago there were just 3! 3 of the cases are children, 20 are 18 to 49, 14 are 50 to 64 and 17 are +65. Of course, before they weren't doing testing, but just the same it makes me very nervous. The piers are closed to keep people who are too dumb to keep apart from others, now they are closing beach parking areas and campgrounds. One big regional park will be used to care for infected homeless people. What a mess were in and of course it's raining too.

    I read that a Cal Poly (college) student got it but has gone home. Wonder how many other students took it home.
    My brother's x has a 19 year old daughter attending college in Arizona. When school shut down she flew home thinking she could run around with her old friends in LA. Her mom (and the governor) forbid that activity so the brat got on a plane (again!) and flew back to Arizona where mom couldn't control her! WOW!!! Teens think they are invincible!

    I think of all the people who have no insurance. They may avoid seeking medical care because of the costs. And the many homeless, of which CA has 1/3 of the nation's homeless population. Again, what a mess we're in!
    We have a rentals which provide us income. We told each of our tenants that taking care of their families, food and utilities is their first priority. If they could not pay rent, not to worry. One family with 3 small children has already taken us up on that. He's works in construction and that has been shut down now.
    SS and a pension will sustain us provided that doesn't fall apart!

    Put in an Instacart order last night. Soonest I can get delivery is Monday. Can't get many things. My son in San Diego tells me the stores are sparsely stocked and they now aren't doing deliveries because of it. That makes no sense to me. I hope he's wrong about that. A friend of theirs is out of a job and was just hired by Amazon to do deliveries from his own personal van! The delivery people are overwhelmed with the added workload.
    One of my brothers is a Fedx driver close to retirement. He's being run ragged and scared he will become infected, but needs to work to pay for his recently purchased condo. He's lost a lot in the stock market.

    Okay I've griped enough for one night. Hope you are all doing well. Stay in and healthy please. Good night.

    P.S. Hope Dahlia's snow smile puts a smile on your face.
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    Forgiving tenants their rent payments if they're having difficulties is very generous of you, nuthatch, and I'm sure the tenants appreciate it.

    Some cities have put a temporary ban on evictions:

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us...ens-2020-03-14

    Maybe if enough people try to be kind and decent to one another, we can get through this coronavirus without too much damage.

    One problem might be that after it runs its course, it might still come back to haunt us. And there could easily be other "novel viruses" cropping up all over the world.

    Some of the precautions we're needing now may have to be permanently in place.

    I don't know. I'm just guessing.
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