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Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-18

You know, I’d do that rescue again in heartbeat. Don’t have the 20G anymore, but I’d still find a way. There are some things one best not eff with around me. Animals, old folks, kids. That shotgun was one an old police officer BF got me as he didn’t like where I was living before I went in the Army. Kept it quite a while, finally gave it to a friend of mine’s husband when I was on my way West. Those boys are probably still wondering to this day who the crazy B was that took their cat away. Some things are just the right thing to do. Actually, hopefully, those boys aren’t poisoning the planet any longer, and I sure as heck hope they didn’t add anything to the human gene pool if you know what I mean. I was full prepared to make sure they wouldn’t. Yeah, sounds harsh and heartless. Folks have had their lives or legs shortened for less that’s for sure. And I’m not heartless, just thought more of the cat than them. Anyway. I knew you Peggy dear would understand. She was a real good kitty. 
Don't worry so much about the test. One, if you get this crud, you’re good stock and quite strong and would likely be fine. Two, it doesn’t change anything. So if your 7 days now, Thursday makes 9 days. Either way you have 5 more days of quarantine after the test even with a negative test. This is the hard part for folks to understand. With no symptoms, false negative rate is high. Sorry...can’t believe I’m writing about this. Sorry. But it sounds like you’ll get results right at the end of that time. Ours are taking that long now too. Was a little under 24 hours a week ago, but since last Friday it’s 3-5 days. Vaccine sounds promising. Not sure I want to be in the first round. Be nice to have a reliable antibody test. Good article in NY Times today about immunity potentially for years if you’ve had it, so that’s good news. It will be ok. You will be ok. 3 of my coworkers are back. 1 new one out. 
Bummer about the tooth! Do you have some of that putty stuff to put on there? Oh man. Some day I’ll tell you about my Dad’s homemade teeth. He was definitely a resourceful man. Chainsaw guy sounds like that too, lol! Is he exposed? 
Wait...how do you do a partial dog bath? Was it stinky oily or just oily? Poor guy. He probably thought he smelled handsome!joy Dogs. So good. 
Im gonna go walk again. Trying to get out of a funk since last workday. Now I’m thinking I should stop trying and just be in it. It is hibernating time after all. 
Big hugs back to you my friend. Things will be just fine. yellow_heart
 

P.S. Glad you found Powell’s. Love love love them. But, in the pic of the socks you can see the brand name on the tag I think and they have a website. Warning: Socks not for virgin eyes. Which is precisely why I wear them a lot to work! joy Keeps things entertaining and right now, that is most welcome around there. Anyway, you will probably laugh at many, and find others offensive, lol! Just ignore those ones. They are only socks and mean no harm....

  • Edited November 18, 2020 3:26 am  by  Loreficent
TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Nov-18

Nope, not fixed yet. Bids are running between 3900 and 7000. Sheesh. You don't want the bottom of the barrel but you also don't want to drop too much on it. It is 18 years old, you know. Should last longer, but that's life I guess. It's 40s the end of this week and so I'm holding ok for now. One of the ladies at work brought me in a space heater and it's like a fireplace! Wood crackling and the look of fire. So cute. I have fireplaces but in older houses that got upgrades they vented a lot of stuff through the chimney so I've been advised not to use them until we get someone to fiddle with them. So far, we are doing ok. A few loaner space heaters and a few we have already keep things ok. Here's hoping there's no cold snap. Isn't the sock place neat? They have their own website and  sell more on amazon, too. I prefer to shop local but the selection was better, so you know...how are things on your end? I'm sorry about your tooth. That always sucks and I'd expensive. People at work opt for the cheap indurybut I pay for the better one because I'm a mess. I think I said this before but one of the gals at work tested positive and all she had was a headache. Don't get lax, now. Im not trying to freak you out but you never know. Good luck with the bathing. That does not sound like a party. Maybe some floaty dog toys or cookies? Pb on a spoon? 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-18

What??! Nobody spoon feeds me in the bath! I’m telling you ladies...next life, a dog in a good home is the way to go. 
Yeah, funny little bug this COVID19. All over the place. I saw an 82 year old, positive, had been having some nausea for a week. That’s it. Never even barfed, but had her family worried so came in. Called her up a week after I saw her and she was fine never got anything else. 40 year old never smoker, runner, eats great (I know cause I work with him) was in Hospital for a week. Go figure. That’s the nerve wracking thing about it and one thing that actually makes me think of smoking! Go figure on that too! Don’t worry. Not gonna. Now I got this surgery to keep me from doing it. Good news this morning is only two incisions she thinks. Now there is a way to do Ultrasound on the Median Nerve. Surgeon herself called me with the results and asked how the hell I was doing anything with my right hand as she’s gotta fix a spot called Guyon’s Canal in my wrist too. That’s the spot I’m worried about. Well, and I made her promise that she won’t Eff up my tats on my right arm near the elbow. She’s going underside so it shouldn’t. I really like this Surgeon. I asked her if she just called me herself because of professional courtesy crap and she said no she calls all her patients herself to talk about test results. That’s rare nowadays. Anyway, funny what we worry about! I got a lot of dough in these tats and I really like them. Who wants Excalibur with a scar, right? 
But I am still playing my piano. She said it’s fine. Just not getting the stretch and pressure for higher notes, but am getting the spiritual and emotional release from playing so that outweighs the soreness after. Can’t wait for a couple months after! Plus, I miss my piano teacher really bad!! I don’t have to have a filter around him. He says he should pay me for teaching him the new vocabulary, haha! joy I agree. 
Sounds like your cozy for now. You best just get it in though. Those space heaters scare me. Maybe go and sign up to foster some more dogs right now. I know Max puts out some heat! He kicks in his sleep too. Probably off chasing bunnies, lol. 

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-18

So when is your surgery? 
 

Question regarding Covid if you know......the 2 people you mentioned..... is it because of blood types? I have heard that O blood has an easier time. True? Or you haven’t really noticed.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-18

Surgery is December 2nd and I’ll be totally off work through December 29th, yipppeee!! blush

Im pretty sure the blood type link between COVID outcomes has largely been debunked. I’ll do a literature search in our database maybe later and see if there is anything new. There is evidence that women overall fare better, so we have that on our side. Now...question for you... so they have us slotted for first vaccine rollout. Not sure I want to be in the first round?? One does look promising. Two actually do but one has more data on folks over 50. I really do wish there were a good antibody test! Especially with evidence now pointing to longer term natural immunity. Speaking of vaccines....measles killed a lot of people world wide last year. Sad thing to me about that is this: how many kids that died from that would have lived if they had a say so in whether they got vaccinated or not? 
Sorry Eve...you know how my mind works. Constantly in many directions...

Don’t hang your hat on your blood type yet, but DO wear a mask, keep distance, avoid gatherings, keep grimy mitts away from face even if they are just washed! 
Oh....and don’t pick your nose either joy

  • Edited November 18, 2020 3:50 pm  by  Loreficent
Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-18

What was your question? 

WHAT I CANT PICK MY NOSE! Buzz killer!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-18

Hahaha! Cause there are GERMS in there! see_no_evilhear_no_evilspeak_no_evilstuck_out_tongue_winking_eye!

Thought I asked it but not very directly...would you be in first group to get COVID vaccine?

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-18

Answer is NOPE! Honestly I think rushed, and not enough known about long term effects. I have many other thoughts but not sure appropriate for this, nor do I want backlash  

You are on the front lines, I absolutely do not see what you do. Nor do I know anyone who passed from it, some people have said they had it, but no hospital. So my thoughts are still No but I do do my part even if I think even the scientists don’t know what or how this is transmitted. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-18

It’s definitely been a rush job. With a lot of political influence. Both of those have a role in my reluctance for sure. Treatment is better, death toll down even though numbers are up, so I kind of feel like it’s a dice roll to get it, or to get the vaccine. We may not have a choice, similar to flu shots though. That’s word on the street at work and not official. Not sure how that can be instituted “forcefully “ so to speak, and will wait to get official word on that aspect before I get my panties in a wad. Would definitely be interested in your thoughts otherwise if you want to PM them to me. I figure the more angles I have to look at something and think about it, the better really, so please do!

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-18

I will do that. Probably later tonight. Just home and the dog didn’t do ANY of her chores! Lol

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