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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

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-18

Yeah, well,  No spoon fed peanut butter in the bath for her then! joy

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-20

https://highlysensitiverefuge.com/get-ready-for-the-holidays-to-yell-in-your-face/

Tiny,

I found this article for you. It won’t fix the pending doom you are having about the Howlidays, but it will help validate where you are, let you know you’re not alone, and put some of those disconnected thoughts many of us have about them into words. Which, for me (surprise surprise!) is helpful. I’m gonna cc Peggy who I’m sure can relate, and Nika as I know she was remarking on the season. I’m also very interested in hearing from Nika if the season takes on quite the same level of consumerism, and commercialism there as it does here. I know that may be hard to gauge as she is not here, but, Nika, I will attest to the fact that Christmas bobbles were in the store here BEFORE  Halloween. One thing that struck me in their article is them speaking to the seasonality of things and how there is now such a mismatch of the commercialization of Christmas with our environment and natural surroundings. That part sucks the worst for me and definitely screams Capitalism way more than Christmas. 
Hopefully we are all left with a few, or even one fond memory of of the season from when we were younger. Even if it is only what we once held as hope. I believe that holding hope as a memory keeps it alive, even if only a little. 

euknight

From: euknight

Nov-20

Dang 20G on the cat...whoa sista.  Don’t believe I have ever spent that much but also never had it to spend.

Wish you were hear to teach us a shooting class.  One of my friends daughters said she wud.  Cary was suppose to help me pick out a gun.  What kind should I get?  Anyone pipe on in on this question.  Easy to use, load, compact but maybe take a hog down?  Or do I need a rifle

Yes, will see if report comes back Sunday with test results.  A teacher friend could not get an appt for 3 days.  Took me 2 days to get one. I agree with y’all better to be sure.

Yes lumberjack exposed.  My dentist saw me anyway...she is awesome.  I can eat anything...that is not that wonderful but tooth is fine now.  Think I will go her route over your dad’s homemade teeth but thanks!,!

So Jackson had oily ring around neck.  I put them on a leash and take them to greenhouse.  Have hot and cold water there so can shower them.....no baths, Tiny.....Lol.  Helped a ton.

I am not offended by any of the socks.  They are really quite amazing fun for all!!  Definately a sock for everybody!

Hugs to ya

euknight

From: euknight

Nov-20

Yep that is a chunk of change.  Guess mine lasted around 20 years.  Went top of the line cos I don’t plan on leaving here and want something good for my bro.  Stuff just gets more expensive.  Air conditioning is soooo important here......  I am really sorry you are having to mess with this but hope it is installed soon!!

I have one of those heaters with the flame!!  I love it.  It puts out heat if you want it to and it’s remote!!,  I use it instead of FP.

I appreciate you telling about the chick with only a headache with COVID.  I agree, it is plain dumb to minimize.  The appts are harder to get now....the pre Thanksgiving testing maybe.  But since my good friend got it I Definately know without a doubt it is at my doorstep.  Also stresses you out that you exposed people and those few won’t have to be tested if I am negative. Since you work at a hospital can the employees get tested there?  Would be easier.

Hang in there, girlfriend!  Cya soon

Peggy

5-8-20

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-20

joyjoyjoy

 Oh no! I’m sorry...I wasn’t being clear, I don’t have the 20 Gauge anymore, Lol. Sadly, the kitty either. cry What I was saying was ... I got the cat, the boys kept their legs. I say boys but they were in their 20’s. Seriously hate to think of any gal that ended up with either of them as they weren’t worth staying on the planet in my opinion, they were poison. Hopefully they didn’t breed.

Ok, was waiting for daughter in store and have more time now. So, I’m not likely the one to ask about weapons. I grew up with 4 brothers, 2 that went regularly with my dad hunting. So we used to shoot cans down the field range for fun. Me and my one sister. I was not interested in hunting. I also still have a nice compound bow that I target shot with but not for several years. My cousin owned a great Archery shop on Lake Michigan and was competitive, National level and she was very good. Taught me to fletch my own arrows and gave me my first Bitzenberger jig. Kept my bow as I do want to get back to the range someday with it. I also have a Trident Crossbow, that is pistol style. The reason that BF got me the shotgun was I lived in a Detroit burb that wasn’t that great and came home one night to a dude watching my TV. I saw it was on through the window when I parked,  called my BF who was on shift and he came and rousted the guy. Next night he brought me the shotgun as he knew I could shoot straight. Not that you need to shoot that straight with 00 Buck. But I have opinions on gun ownership, specifically pistols and automatic weapons that I won’t express here except to say, if you get one, it is imperative to be adept at using it and not just have it as a security blanket. If that’s all it is, your likely to die by your own weapon. For hogs, I’d say a 20 Gauge is fine. Inexpensive, easy, reliable, but kick some. But ask your buddies there. I live in the city and have no reason or use for weapons. If I lived where you did, I would have. I would have been fine to shorten some legs over a cat, seriously, like I said, but I would not mess with those hogs Peggy Love. They scare me way more than those boys did. Think I told you about having those out on the range when I was in the Army and they are dangerous. Not like Bambi who is gonna run from you by any means. So as much as I love creatures, and boy I sure do, if it came down to me and one of those hogs, I’d be armed where you are. All I got here is Coyotes, and they are very skittish. If I end up doing the PCT someday, I’ll look into what to carry, but other than that, I have no use. Most folks don’t. Just desire. I got plenty of that too, but for many different things and not weapons. 

  • Edited November 20, 2020 11:57 pm  by  Loreficent
euknight

From: euknight

Nov-22

In agreement with you about the two animal abusers.  That’s how I feel about people who dump their animals in the country.  Sickening.

Cool you have bows.  I liked doing archery in Girl Scouts...lol, a few years back.  I was never around guns, hunting etc growing up.  I agree about the proper training for sure.  I am like you as far as coyote go....they stay away and I have never felt threatened out here til the hogs came.  I have talked to several guys and was king of wanting a woman’s take. I can’t believe some dude was watching your tv in Detroit.  Glad your BF gave you the shotgun.  I have had BFs leave guns with me too but have not liked any of them.  Most of my friends out here have husbands, son in laws, sons that do the shooting.  I will do some more research but thanks.

It just occurred to me that the reason Tab and Jackson stick around the house is probably the hogs!,!  I have always thought it was weird they did that when none of my others ever did.  The hogs had not gotten here back then.  I am grateful my neighbor traps for me and keeps a look out.  It’s sad I can’t hike anywhere with them like I once did.  Have had passing thoughts of smoking when I get mad about it but that would be toooooo pitiful a reason to smoke....LOL.  I have so much to be grateful forblush

Yep, am with you Eve on the rushed vaccine.  Not keen on that one either.  I still don’t have test result back.  Grrrrr.  Tomorrow is 13 days since exposure.  Going to neighbors for Thanksgiving as usual.  Excavation of their new FABULOUS cliff side pool has been underway the last few days.  It is going to be soooooo cool!! Will be fun to see that.

I cut a new 4 wheeling path through the woods and have been hauling brush and burning today.  LOVE.  Overcast and just enough wind to torch the fire quickly, then perfect timing of a light sprinkle at the end.  I love these Fall days out doing that stuff!   

Have a lovely smoke free day all!!!

Peggy

5-8-20

CC to Eve1973
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-26

Cliff side pool? Would you be able to post a pic of that when it’s done? Sounds very cool! The engineering of it. These folks that have minds that can think of stuff like that a d work it out. They fascinate me. Actually, how differently our brains work in general fascinates me. 

I think you may be right about the dogs? They perceive threats differently than us, and probably smell those hogs. So why do you have them now and didn’t before? Did they migrate from Georgia? Lol! I think you’re talking about the same Wild Boars we had there, right? Maybe I will read about this later today. Must have something to do with habitat? But yes, Tab and Jackson are smart. Probably a mix of staying clear of them, and staying close to protect you from them. Ok, I’ll just come out and say it here. If you feel you need something to go hiking with to protect yourself from them, I’d stick with a shotgun. Why? Because you’re not a gun person and all you need is protection from the hogs, right? With a 20 Gauge you don’t have to be a great shot. I don’t know your terrain, but am picturing some brush piles scattered. People always want pistols for protection but you gotta be a good shot. I don’t know anyone that’s hunted with a pistol, though I’m sure some do, most don’t for reasons. Size of game, distance, etc. Even if you aren’t gonna go out hiking, a shotgun would better for you around your house if they are coming that close. Maybe a pain for your hikes but you’d get used to it. Or does your wildlife department there have any information on them? Might be worth a call to ask. Here you can find out stuff about Cougars, etc, as far as their terrain and where to avoid. They aren’t gonna know everywhere, and stuff happens, but not very often. They have a lot of info about the Coyotes in the city too. Just a thought. Hike somewhere else? but that’s a pain to have to drive somewhere to hike when you’ve got you’re own area. Come here and we can go hiking?? Now that’s a good idea! Anyway, just nattering and killing time this morning. I know the desire and longing though Peggy. To be out for the day and just walk in peace for a while. I haven’t been out of the city for close to two months now. Not the same, even walking at night when it’s more quiet. Not the same as being out away from the sounds and smells of here. Miss my Coast sky at night but I’m not sleeping out there where I usually do this time of year. When my arm is healed I’m gonna go up to my neighbors shack for a couple of nights. May take Daughter and go for Solstice. Will be snow but it’s a cot inside, lol. Have to see how I’m feeling. Right now I’m still cold! Not sure why it’s bothering me so much this year, but it is. Ok. Have said a whole lot of nothing. Not sure why I got up early today. Critters all smarter than me and still on the bed! 

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