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winger
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:48 pm

Top priority today is the garden. Orders from headquarters.
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:25 pm

Hope you are all staying safe. Been a while since I been here.
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Wanderlost
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:21 pm

Hey, dere, Copperhead. Glad to see you still alive and kicking. Now that you're stuck at home, don't be such a stranger...

Supposed to be cloudy and rainy all week. Yet the lake level has only risen about a quarter foot, still a couple feet below full. If the rain concentrates upriver, the lake will fill in time for all the tubing businesses under the dam to still not open, thanks to COVID-19... :m33: That means no tourons dragging their germy butts up here, either... :D

Life's pretty good here, now that I think about it.
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Wanderlost
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Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:04 pm

Have to drive into the big city today. Got my cleaning wipes, my mask (bandana), my gloves, and my paranoia.

At least I don't have to get out of the pickup, just drive up and accept the materials from my doctor's tech. Then I'll wipe it all down before going anywhere.

Someone I knew died from COVID-19 on Sunday. He was healthy, no underlying medical conditions, nothing that would indicate he was vulnerable. I'm just a bit freaked, because I do have underlying medical conditions and I'm a lot older than he was.

So going anywhere at all is a touch scary right now.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
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Lizzybear
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Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:12 pm

Condolences on the loss of your friend Wanderlost..It is scary and I know I sure don`t want to go out anywhere..

I had a birthday this past week and my age is putting me in the high risk group,but it seems that Covid is hitting any age..

I have two grandsons who were getting married this summer..One in July and the other in August..They are both changing plans..I think they will just get married quietly and when the world is healthy again,we will do parties for them..

Be safe out there...
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winger
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Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:14 pm

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Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:04 pm
Have to drive into the big city today. Got my cleaning wipes, my mask (bandana), my gloves, and my paranoia.

At least I don't have to get out of the pickup, just drive up and accept the materials from my doctor's tech. Then I'll wipe it all down before going anywhere.

Someone I knew died from COVID-19 on Sunday. He was healthy, no underlying medical conditions, nothing that would indicate he was vulnerable. I'm just a bit freaked, because I do have underlying medical conditions and I'm a lot older than he was.

So going anywhere at all is a touch scary right now.
Drive safe and be safe.
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Wanderlost
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Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:42 pm

Did the drive yesterday and today, to return the materials. Amazing the number of fools still running around like they're invincible. I had my mask (an old bandana, but it works) and gloves in place, and still used the sanitizer station at the local grocery. Others were completely unprotected and not willing to keep 6 feet away unless told to back off. There's no cure for stupid...

On the up side, the county closed all the boat ramps and parks around the lake, so there's no reason for the city germs to come up here for Easter weekend.

Our military buddy who had a stroke on Christmas Day was released from rehab today. We helped his wife unload all the stuff he'd accumulated. She then told us their neighbor's father was just removed from the respirator in Chicago. His significant other just died of COVID-19 and now Dad's dying. Neighbor can't get there to say goodbye, and has no idea when/if there will be a funeral for the two.

They were old, but not in bad health. This COVID-19 is beginning to look like the Spanish Flu -- going after the healthy as much as after the vulnerable.

I'm keeping Mom (95) as far from other people as possible.
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Lizzybear
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:01 pm

Hope everyone is doing well..

We are finally getting some decent weather..Can`t go anywhere but for us that is ok..We have a huge yard and spend a lot of time out there..

The man of the household is busy building garden boxes so we can plant our own stuff..Getting to old to be kneeling and picking weeds..I had mentioned at the end of last summer that garden boxes would be nice and low and behold he is making them.

Haven`t gone into the City but will have to go at the end of the month or beginning of May..Getting low on some supplies..Wal-Mart scares me going in there..People still seem to think it is a social gathering place..I feel sorry for the employees because they have to put themselves at risk and customers don`t seem to care.

We are still on self isolation and social distancing orders and it will remain that way for awhile..That is fine with me,I am quite content staying home..Besides staying home,I seem to have money in the old bank account :lol:

Stay safe and be well.
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Teqsun
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:20 pm

Wal-Mart scares me even without Covid19...LOL. It's worth a few extra bucks per $100 purchase to shop at Target and keep my sanity rather than Walmart... But that's just me. :drinking: :jj:
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winger
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Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:44 pm

I avoid Walmart if at all possible. I like the local butcher shop and discount food stores. I was lucky enough to ride over 500 miles last week over three days and didn't get within 6 feet of anyone. Now I am working on outside projects at home.
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:39 pm

We only have one small store where we live and as fast as they get stock in it flies off the shelves..

But yes I agree,Wal-Mart is scary at the best of times :shock: :shock:
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Wanderlost
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:06 pm

WLToo went to the local grocery a couple days ago. No problems getting anything we needed, except the distilled water. I do not understand what's up with that -- not like it's good drinking water. Well, if we can't get any when the last gallon is gone, Mom's CPAP will just have to use regular filtered water from our taps.

The governor is starting a phased re-opening of businesses and state parks this week. Still no going into stores, curbside pickup only, but it's progress. Considering Texas has a known COVID-19 rate of less than 1/10th of a percent per the state's population, getting some of these businesses going again is a good idea.

We'll continue staying home, and let all the city folks with cabin fever get out first.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
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Wanderlost
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:57 pm

Pulled the pool cover off, and cleaned out the oak seeds. A couple more sessions with the pool vac and it's swimming time again.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt
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Wanderlost
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Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:35 pm

Our county stay home order expires today, and the county will then comply with the governor's re-opening guidelines. Doesn't really change anything we're doing, other than give us a few more options for restaurant foods. We still will stick with take-out -- not subjecting Mom to any chance of some thoughtless goober infecting her. Might take her on a day visit Sister, though.

Absolutely gorgeous weather now, so we've moved onto the new deck, where we can enjoy the breeze and the view. I do love it here.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
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Lizzybear
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Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:15 pm

We will start lifting some restrictions May 4th..Still have to keep social distance and no groups larger than 10..

We are like you WL,staying home and enjoying our yard and patio area.I have no desire to go to the City other than a grocery shopping. trip.We have a small store in our town and support it as much as we can but it is very limited space and most of the seniors shop there as they have no way to get to the City.

For sure you want to have your Mom be safe..
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Wanderlost
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Fri May 01, 2020 11:03 pm

Mom's Independent Living facility allowed me in to get more of her clothes. Sheesh, she's got more clothes than I ever had/have...

Spent most of the day packing up her clothes. Took half of them over to my sister, because as soon as the big city eases up on some of its restrictions, we're moving her stuff out and to my sister. It will be much safer for her, living with my nurse sister (who works as a case nurse from home, no patient contact) -- not to mention infinitely cheaper.

Made it home and I'm exhausted. My brain may still be around 30 years old, but this 67 year old body has a completely different opinion.

I'm way too old for this kind of manual labor...
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
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Lizzybear
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Thu May 07, 2020 6:06 pm

Well we survived the trip to Costco and got what we needed it..Good for a couple of months now..No going to the City for awhile.

They have started opening up some of the things here in Saskatchewan this past Monday and people seem to be forgetting the social distance thing and there were lots of people out..I know we have to start getting back to "normal" whatever that is, but people still need to pay attention to what they are doing..

I am sure WL you will be happy to get your Mom to the city and with your sister..Like you said it will be safer for her..And she will be close to medical facilities should she need them.

We have some crappy weather coming up this weekend,but really doesn`t bother me..I can find lots to do in the house..I just need the energy and motivation to do it :D
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Thu May 07, 2020 9:15 pm

It's been absolutely lovely the last few days; hanging out on the deck is the order of the day. Had to go pick up a prescription, which required me to go inside the big grocery store. It was no problem at all. The vast majority of shoppers work face masks and kept a fair distance from each other. There was no shortage of anything, including meats, nor was anything rationed. No line at the pharmacy at all, either. That trip went very well, indeed.

I picked up everything on my list except Anasazi beans. That particular store may not carry them, so I'll check at the next nearest one when I get up the energy to go shopping again -- not anytime soon.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt
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Wanderlost
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Tue May 12, 2020 7:38 pm

Mother Nature decided to give us a little rain, to the tune of 9.18" in 4 hours. It rained so hard that it created its own wind.

On the up side, I know where the roof leaks.
On the down side, I know where the roof leaks.
Fortunately, it's all in the separate garage...

For the first time in 10 years, we got seriously pounded. Driveway flooded, road flooded, major intersections flooded. 'Tis a mess out there now. So glad we don't have to clean it up.

It's not designed that way, but at the moment we have an infinity edge pool.

Don't think I'll be sitting on the deck, with the cushions all soaked. Oh, well.

We're out of the "extremely dry" category on the drought index now. That should last about a month.

You all take care out there.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
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Wed May 13, 2020 12:44 am

Damn, that would be a bunch of rain! :shock:
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Wanderlost
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Wed May 13, 2020 5:55 pm

Final count was 10" at our place, nearly 14" in the village to the west (lots of flash flooding there), and about 12" in the village to the east. But because the heaviest rainfall was below the dam, the lake only rose .01 foot, so it's still 2.24' below full.

More rain inbound this weekend. Could be a real issue.

Life just stays exciting.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt
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winger
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Wed May 13, 2020 11:03 pm

Headed to Cincinnati, OH in the morning on the bike. A group of us are going to escort a bell tower from Cincinnati to the national cemetery at Canton, GA on Friday.
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Wanderlost
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Thu May 14, 2020 5:47 pm

Stay safe, Winger. The weather patterns are kinda nuts this spring.

We got a bit more rain early this morning, so we have a total registered of 10.07" in the last 24 hours. At the heaviest downpour, the rate was over 3" an hour. The roads have been cleaned off, and I do mean clean. Looks kinda weird being that clean.

But for now, the sun is shining, boats are out on the lake, and the pool vacuum has finished. There's a swim in my immediate future.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt
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winger
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Sat May 16, 2020 1:46 am

Just finished the 970 mile round trip to bring the Bell Tower to the National Cemetery at Canton, GA. Weather in Cincinnati was looking bad for this morning until sometime yesterday. The thunderstorms held off until well after we had departed Cincinnati. We had beautiful weather the entire ride.
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Wanderlost
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Sat May 16, 2020 8:58 pm

Rained again last night. We now have 11.44" accumulated in the last 72 hours. That's over half this year's rainfall to date.

At least today is love, warm and partly cloudy. Next system shouldn't be here for at least 8 days, so we may dry out. I'm sure the garden will appreciate it.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt
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Lizzybear
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Sun May 17, 2020 4:37 pm

We have been very lucky weather wise.Sunny and warm.It is a long weekend here and for the first time in years,we have had a good one.Of course no one can go camping due to the virus.


Things have started to open up and lots of people are out.I can see there is going to be a problem with self distancing.

Now that the weather has gotten nice,we will start planting the garden this coming week.

Hope everyone is staying safe..
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Mon May 18, 2020 4:28 pm

Was a nice weekend here too - rain on Sat and sun on Sunday. Getting some of the garden stuff done finally.
We've been digging trenches and laying some pvc pipe for a irrigation system (of sorts) for my new trees. Filling up the gas cans for the summer was 1/2 the price from last year!
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Wanderlost
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Mon May 18, 2020 8:54 pm

Harvested our green beans yesterday. Got a whopping 6 beans from a less than 12" tall bush. Frankly, I was surprised that a bush bean was producing so early. Beans were quite tasty. Hope the bushes get bigger before they start producing more beans. Would like to harvest at least a couple servings at one time.
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
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Lizzybear
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Thu May 21, 2020 2:25 am

Just got back yesterday from visiting my grandson and great grandson..Was my great grandson`s 2nd birthday and such a delight to see him..Now I have to self isolate for 2 weeks,but it is well worth it..

Weather was good today,but so windy..Got some of the garden planted and will do the rest this weekend..

Is life ever going to be the same again I have to wonder..

Be safe everyone..
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Teqsun
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Thu May 21, 2020 5:16 pm

I'm hoping life will be back to normal again at some poInt...
I actually ordered a Life Alert bracelet the other day...hoping it will beep when I have a life again :lol:
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