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BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide

Donuel 05 Aug 20 - 10:38 AM
keberoxu 05 Aug 20 - 10:20 AM
SINSULL 03 Aug 20 - 05:39 PM
Charmion 02 Aug 20 - 08:16 PM
Sandra in Sydney 02 Aug 20 - 07:40 PM
skarpi 02 Aug 20 - 05:28 PM
Mrrzy 01 Aug 20 - 07:22 AM
JennieG 01 Aug 20 - 01:26 AM
Stilly River Sage 01 Aug 20 - 01:16 AM
JennieG 01 Aug 20 - 12:08 AM
Stilly River Sage 31 Jul 20 - 02:21 PM
keberoxu 31 Jul 20 - 10:57 AM
Mrrzy 29 Jul 20 - 08:10 AM
Mrrzy 26 Jul 20 - 01:56 PM
Charmion 24 Jul 20 - 01:11 PM
robomatic 24 Jul 20 - 12:26 AM
freda underhill 23 Jul 20 - 11:34 PM
Ebbie 23 Jul 20 - 03:10 PM
Mrrzy 22 Jul 20 - 04:28 PM
keberoxu 21 Jul 20 - 07:01 PM
robomatic 19 Jul 20 - 10:53 PM
Mrrzy 19 Jul 20 - 09:40 PM
keberoxu 19 Jul 20 - 08:34 PM
Ebbie 17 Jul 20 - 12:39 AM
Donuel 16 Jul 20 - 01:59 PM
Stilly River Sage 16 Jul 20 - 11:53 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 Jul 20 - 03:54 AM
Ebbie 15 Jul 20 - 03:36 PM
Stilly River Sage 12 Jul 20 - 04:23 PM
Mrrzy 12 Jul 20 - 11:57 AM
Stilly River Sage 09 Jul 20 - 05:10 PM
Charmion's brother Andrew 09 Jul 20 - 02:54 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Aug 20 - 10:38 AM

Someone else has a new hip joint.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Aug 20 - 10:20 AM

Congratulations, Sinsull, on your brave-new-world knee replacement.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 05:39 PM

Greetings from beautiful downtown South Portland, ME.
Just had a knee replaced and tested COVID free. My partner/soon to be husband and his grandson have been self isolating for months with mask/glove trips to the grocery store infrequently. Waiting to hear if the schools will re-open. Home schooling is such fun.PT is done by ZOOM now. Fine with me.

Kendall is alive and well and in a local facility where he entertains the ladies with his music and stories. Some things never change. We both miss the long nights of music and laughing and amazing food, good friends.

Thanks, skarpi. This thread refreshed years of wonderful memories.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion
Date: 02 Aug 20 - 08:16 PM

Ontario is heading into Stage 3, even Toronto, and Stratford’s high street looked almost normal on Saturday, with traffic pouring through and all the parking spots taken. The only missing element was tour buses full of theatre-goers.

But many people are acting as if it’s all over. Even here in the Magic Kingdom of Perth County, it ain’t over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Aug 20 - 07:40 PM

here in the Big Smoke ... Australia's largest city in the most
populous state

I heading out to visit a friend & on Friday I'll gather with a few other friends, I live alone so its good to meet friends. I go out every day to buy the paper & a few groceries & look at all the folk who are immortal.

gotta go or I'll miss my train & connecting ferry

sandra heading out for a trip across Sydney's beautiful harbour


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 02 Aug 20 - 05:28 PM

And when we thought it was over in Iceland, its up and runnin again, take care all. All the best from Iceland Skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 07:22 AM

Test negative. Off quarantine today...


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 01:26 AM

That was the first time we had eaten in a restaurant since our anniversary lunch, way back on 19th March! Even my birthday in May was 'catered' just for the two of us, we had home delivery from the same restaurant we had visited for our anniversary. They even threw in a bottle of wine as a 'thank you, happy birthday' gift, not necessary but much appreciated.

Probably won't eat out again for several months, but yesterday was a nice treat. I really like honey chicken - can't do it as well at home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 01:16 AM

What a luxury - and living dangerously at the same time! The best I manage here is occasional takeout and meet my daughter or ex for a meal in some outdoor shaded location. Usually my front yard, or the open air parking garage next to the museum where my daughter works. We do live in strange times.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 01 Aug 20 - 12:08 AM

We're fine here.

Yesterday Himself and I shouted ourselves (treated, if you're not an Aussie) to a Chinese sit-down lunch, something we haven't done for several months and may not do for several more.....but it was so nice to sit down in a restaurant and order, and have it brought to us, instead of having to prepare it all ourselves. The restaurant was good about keeping people apart, tables not too close, etc.

Our town hasn't had an active case for over three months now, but we're not complacent. We're on the junction of several highways so have a lot of traffic passing through; it's a convenient place to break a journey for a meal or even a night's stay, so we've still been seeing cars with interstate plates although many borders are closed. Big cities have a lot of cases, smaller towns not so much, which makes us very thankful that we shook the dust of the Big Smoke off our feet and moved here ten years ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 02:21 PM

I had knee replacement surgery in mid-February and a home health PT came to work with me on exercises and walking for the next three weeks. She took my temperature and used the pulse oximeter each visit. Realizing that my old slow digital thermometer was barely up to the task I ordered a new digital "no touch" thermometer in the end of February. Turns out to have been good timing as places ran out for a while. I was intent on taking my temperature in case I developed an infection from the surgery that might be detected that way.

Since then I had to cut the out-patient PT short as places shut down in March, but I continued to take my temperature every day. It's only one part of the story of symptoms should I ever be exposed, but it establishes a normal baseline.

I make note of anywhere I visit on those rare occasions I go out to do my own contact tracing.

It's an ongoing battle in the garden to keep the worst pests at bay. I canned a case and a third of tomatoes and am hoping for enough okra and cucumbers this fall to make pickles. The garden is very small and went in late (due to the knee) and while I have the space to make it larger, it's too damned hot out to do that kind of digging and tilling now. Today is 91o because we're in a "cold front." Usually it's up around 100o.

I have an outdoor shower that runs off of the garden hose outside on my back patio. It's wonderful to use after dark. Turn off the porch light back there and no one can see anything, though I don't have any neighbors out the back (it's a wooded creek) and on either side they're far enough away to have no view in.

I'm still making and giving masks to friends and family, and occasionally take small commissions.

Stay safe everyone! Wear the mask! Sorry if this is a repeat - a lot hasn't changed, but I didn't go all of the way back to see what I wrote before. I did look at Ebbie's post again and I do wish someone would help a dog come into her life! Mine are sometimes a handful (I have a training collar on the blue heeler now as I work with her on some of her barking issues) but they are always good company.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 10:57 AM

keep checking in, everybody


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Jul 20 - 08:10 AM

Got tested, awaiting results. Still feel physically fine but I might have finished my run of being mentally fine, things are starting to bug me.

How are all y'all?


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Jul 20 - 01:56 PM

I like those rules, Charmion.

I am self-quarantining for 2 weeks as Weds last I went for a routine check and they said I had a fever. I felt, and feel, fine, but have been taking my temp twice daily, and finally today it is back to my normal.

Unclear on whether I should restart my quarantine clock from today.

We have a lot of grocery delivery things and friends willing to go by farmer's markets for me, so I'm fine on supplies etc, but some folks are unclear on the concept, saying things like (when I canceled my in-person appearances for upcoming meetups) Well, let's see how you feel then.

I feel fine *now.* I am in a 2-wk quarantine.

Or adult child: I know you're in quarantine. I just want to come over and do laundry/watch tv... Nice that they want to hang out with me, but No.

-Reporting from Charlottesville


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion
Date: 24 Jul 20 - 01:11 PM

I live in Stratford, Ontario, a small city of 32,000 half-way between Kitchener-Waterloo and London. The infection rate in Perth County is very low and only five -- yes, five -- people here have died of COVID-19, but we are surrounded by much larger municipalities where the risk level is frankly scary, especially since people who live there like to come here in their leisure time to wander in the park, eat ice cream and feed the swans. Stratford folks honestly can't help feeling hostile to visitors although our local economy is in deep trouble without tourism.

We had a pub lunch last Saturday on a patio (previously a parking lot) in a party of seven, including my husband's brother and his family and their friend who rents the basement suite in their house. All the wait staff wore masks and blue Nitrile gloves, as well as the apparently obligatory (certainly universal) baseball cap, T shirt and shorts. Except for the loud rock music blaring from speakers on the pub roof, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, although I was taken a bit aback by the brisk recital of rules for using the pub washroom.

"Everybody has a mask? Great. When you go in the main door, put on your mask and sanitize your hand. Washrooms are toward the back on the left; don't take off your mask until you're inside and you have locked the door. Wash your hands after, and put your mask back on. You can take it off again once you're outside."

Oy. Fortunately, I managed to avoid the necessity.

Ontario and Quebec are both seeing a slight up-tick in cases, all in densely populated areas. Quebec began easing up on the quarantine rules before Ontario did, most notably with respect to drinking establishments and entertainment venues, and their rates are climbing faster. Toronto is still in Stage 2 -- take-out and curbside service only, except for essential businesses such as supermarkets and Canadian Tire -- but most of the rest of the province is in Stage 3, with patio dining, and haircuts and gym workouts allowed by appointment. (The data collection for contact tracing at my hair-cuttin' parlour was quite impressive.) At the same time, however, Ontario now has a province-wide public health edict in place requiring masks for everybody in all public indoor spaces. No more Mr Nice Guy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: robomatic
Date: 24 Jul 20 - 12:26 AM

I've got relatives in Sweden who are reporting in weekly and so far have not been sickened, but Sweden has gone its own way and apparently is experiencing border isolation from its Nordic neighbors.

Ebbie is in Southeast Alaska. I'm hundreds of miles away in Southcentral Alaska. Both of us are hundreds of miles from the Arctic Circle and the Arctic Circle is hundreds of miles from the North Slope. And that is just South to North! East to West is even greater when you include the Aleutians!

Anchorage just inherited literally a boatload of Covid positive people. We're just thrilled. There are regulations about exposed people maintaining self-quarantine but the scuttlebutt is there is lax enforcement and checking. Our death rate remains extremely low but we're a bit nervous and most of us are wearing masks. I tried a restaurant a couple of times but my dog walking friends told me my dog walking days with them will be over if I try that again. Damn, they made a wonderful squid special!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: freda underhill
Date: 23 Jul 20 - 11:34 PM

Checking in from Erskineville, Sydney, Australia. Thanks Skarpi for this thoughtful thread.

Since the lockdown, I have enjoyed gardening- spending time planting, weeding and enjoying. I have also spent quite a bit of time reorganising my home. I have recycled books and clothes, and have got rid of some unneeded furniture, and am creating better storage for my art equipment and artworks.

I’ve really missed listening to live music, and the folk festivals I normally go to.

My daughter in Germany, her partner and kids, all contracted Covid 19 in February, and, while they were very sick, were fully recovered by March.

I am lucky to spend time with my 4 Sydney grandchildren, one of whom was born in May.

It’s good to read about how others are coping. Here in Sydney we are bracing for a second wave. I’ve just bought some more face masks and carry antiseptic gel in my back pack. As mentioned elsewhere, I am doing a huge amount of reading, including a lot of translated books by Scandinavian authors including my favourite, Arnuldur Indridasson, an Icelandic author. Reading is my escape and joy during these restricted times.

Thanks again Skarpi and best wishes to all

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Jul 20 - 03:10 PM

Yes, Anchorage and Juneau are pretty far apart- by partial ferry trip and then by road it is more than 800 miles. By air it is an hour and 15 minutes flight and costs almost $400. Come to think of it, it may be a good deal less money than that- working for the state I used to book travel for tech trouble-shooters and that tended to be pretty much at the last minute.

Juneau is the capital of Alaska but Anchorage is by far the largest city in the state, about 700,000 residents versus about 31,000. Juneau is the third largest town, following the Fairbanks area.

It is a strange piece of land and way back in the past there was talk of making it into FOUR states!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Jul 20 - 04:28 PM

Forgot to say, did see comet. Cool-ass.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 21 Jul 20 - 07:01 PM

Anchorage and Juneau are a ways apart from each other,
are they not?
Alaska is a very big place after all.
Maybe Anchorage has more animal rescues than Juneau?
Or,
has Juneau got dog rescues
who don't do the shelter thing
but foster the dogs in their homes?
Some of those rescues do a nice job
of matching dogs with prospective owners.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: robomatic
Date: 19 Jul 20 - 10:53 PM

It's a good time for dogs being liberated from impoundment. Anchorage has many parks, some of them devoted to dogs. I do not have a dog but I know a couple with an elderly lab, and we walk her every day. The main socializing I've done since Starbucks kicked us all out of the indoors. Been enjoying the outdoor life and meeting all sorts of interesting dogs. I never knew there was such a thing as a Giant Schnauzer. (I'd call it a "Monster" Schnauzer).


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Jul 20 - 09:40 PM

I had heard its words but not heard it called that. I don't think it's a razor, though.

So yeah, 22h00 and 35°C, about to go try to see the comet.

Will report back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Jul 20 - 08:34 PM

First time I ever heard of Hitchens's Razor.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ebbie
Date: 17 Jul 20 - 12:39 AM

Stilly River, I check our humane society every day or so. Adopting old animals is what I used to do, just to give them a happy ending. After about a half dozen I wasn't sure I could bear going through the grieving process again so I broadened my standards. The last two dogs I adopted were both considered unadoptable, one had an inoperable congenital heart wall condition, the other dog was Ellery who was only two years old and eminently adoptable except that he had to have expensive surgery. After the surgery he was fine for almost 10 years. He was a purebred Chinese Crested and maybe that is why he developed pancreatitis- purebred dogs tend to be more vulnerable in a number of ways.

Juneau people are very good at adopting our shelter animals (and there is only one) so many times there are no animals available. Right now there is a 60 pound dog available- I can't take him because I have to be able to carry the dog if necessary- and they have a budgie and a half dozen turtles. Think about the budgie from time to time but frankly I want something I can cuddle!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Jul 20 - 01:59 PM

The evermore increasing likelyhood of a worst case scenario in the southern US is when someone sick calls for an ambulance they will be told that all new Covid patients have no ICU beds for them to go and they will have to weather the storm at home. Triage decisions are already being made. :^\


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Jul 20 - 11:53 AM

Ebbie, it's like the nation is under house arrest, isn't it?

Are there any SPCA shelters in your area? You can do a lot of the looking online these days, and in particular senior animals make great pets, they've pretty much settled down and lost the destructive puppy ways. The SPCA near me is doing online applications then appointments to meet animals in a safe socially distant way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Jul 20 - 03:54 AM

woof?


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Jul 20 - 03:36 PM

I accept that that the worst is yet to come; yesterday a doctor said that this fall and into early spring this country will be hit hard. So far in Juneau we're still fairly in control, numbers are small- if everyone complied rigorously with what we know does work, Alaska could be one of the 'safe' areas because we are remote and the only way in is by water or by air.

I am attempting to simply remove myself from the equation- just as fervently as I don't want to get it (that is NOT the way I want to die) I also don't want to give it to anyone else. So I stay home, order my groceries by phone and KT does a curbside pickup for me once a month or so. I am well taken care of.

Couple of things I have learned: #1. I would not like to be in prison. I had often wondered how I would fare but the question is now answered. In prison I would not be living in a suite and I would probably have to share my cell with a roommate. #2.There are still a lot of things for which I am grateful and I remind myself of that every day.#3. I wish someone would show up at my door with a dog.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Jul 20 - 04:23 PM

Here you go (from Wikipedia):

Hitchens's razor is an epistemological razor expressed by writer Christopher Hitchens. It says that the burden of proof regarding the truthfulness of a claim lies with the one who makes the claim; if this burden is not met, then the claim is unfounded, and its opponents need not argue further in order to dismiss it.

Hitchens has phrased the razor in writing as "What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."


Florida Sets Daily U.S. Record With Over 15,000 New Cases. This is in contrast to the hotspot in Texas where "only" 10,083 new cases yesterday.

We have quite a few Mudcatters in the southern tier of the US. Stay safe, everyone!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Jul 20 - 11:57 AM

I had to look that up: Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Jul 20 - 05:10 PM

Texas is a hotbed of activity right now, with nearly 10,000 hospitalized around the state, many ICUs at full capacity, moving people to other facilities if needed. 98 died yesterday. I'm not going out, groceries were delivered today. A couple of friends have stopped by and we speak out in the driveway in the open air.

The governor has finally decided he needs to act and masks are required in public, fines are hefty. It's too late to help people now, though, it is widely spread through the community and testing shows only a fraction of those affected.

I maintain web contents for a regional site, and post topical COVID-19 charts every so often. There are local GOP bullies who always come in to dismiss the sound science of these, and now I'm deleting or blocking them. I've had it with allowing opposing views even when they're unsupported by facts of logic. Hitchens's Razor at work.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 09 Jul 20 - 02:54 PM

People south of the border have noticed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion
Date: 09 Jul 20 - 09:14 AM

Your mental picture is close to perfect, Mrrzy. In these fraught times, I read the news from south of the border and feel massively grateful to be here, and just a bit bored.

Here's a video on the subject from Brittlestar, who in real life is a guy named Stewart who lives here in Stratford.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 09 Jul 20 - 08:09 AM

I'm trying to imagine a Canadian griping. I see someone wearing the mask and politely commenting on being mildly uncomfortable, eh?

Not like here, where people are breaking bones and killing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Charmion
Date: 08 Jul 20 - 01:49 PM

In southwestern Ontario, up to five people may gather indoors now and up to ten outdoors, but the provincial and municipal authorities are finally getting serious about masks. Ottawa and Toronto require them in all public indoor spaces, including shopping malls, supermarkets and subway stations. Of course, people are griping.

We are physically fine, if a bit bored, but I am definitely developing some hermit-like tendencies. It's high summer and blistering hot, so I tend to lurk in the air-conditioned house, and I find that I feel less and less inclined to go anywhere. "Out for coffee" means buying a take-out cup and drinking it at a picnic table in the market square. Restaurant meals come in compostable boxes and you eat them at home or at another picnic table in the market square. Shopping is done on line or as quickly as possible at Sobey's or Canadian Tire, trying not to go the wrong way in the aisles. Any expedition is likely to include Himself complaining about who is and who is not wearing a mask.

While I'm tired of the whole thing, I am only too aware that being tired of the whole thing is a huge privilege. I've just been reading about the state of hospitals in Houston, Texas -- yikes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jul 20 - 01:00 PM

Charlottesville is still ish. There are open restaurants but I only go to outside places. I had a waiter touch me on the shoulder and told him it was a bad idea, I occasionally see one of my kids or the other, I've gone to a park but not with people, I've gotten a river tube but not gone floating.

I zoom regularly with my sisters, and this week we are adding in a favorite cousin.

I am still zooming regularly with the org I'll be teaching for this fall, discussion classes, faculty meetings.

I always do the Mudcat Singaround zoom. Trying to get my Tazzie sister to join.

But the few times I've seen people In Real Life, it's *so* much more invigorating than zoom. I am looking forward to seeing all the cool research on why that would be.

I am an extrovert. I get psychic energy from BEING with people. Zoom, while parsecs better than solitude, ain't that.

I am amazed at how sane I still am.

Good to hear from all of you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jul 20 - 12:44 PM

Keep checking in, everybody!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 06:19 PM

Well it´s all in one direction it´s coming again, just harder so take care all, the worst has not happen yet .
all the best from Iceland Skarpi .


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Acorn4
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 04:37 AM

Leicester, UK, has just gone into lockdown again after a local spike, but we are 100 yards outside the boundary line. Won't be going back to the pub yet while there is so much palava involved, but enjoying some good online stuff both listening and participating,


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 12:38 PM

Well we are getting the opening in our back, the virus is back came from US, and the Goverment are about to tight up things again, all the best skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Jun 20 - 10:21 PM

flouting regulations goes on here, too. Some in COVID-19 hotspots dismiss the health risks ...COVID-19 was not dangerous because he was young and healthy. "It's not deadly, it's like any other virus," he said. "It's killing old people. A person who's 99 years old is dying, 100 years old is dying … they're going to die the next day regardless, so why does it matter? ... (small businessman who need to run his business, not a business I'd visit!)

One of our folk clubs is opening cautiously mid July following the regulations covering the community centre they use, which include limited numbers (30 people normally nearer 70) & a list of everyone present & their contact details which are kept by hirer & hall owner for 28 days.

I can't open up my folk club yet as my local gov't area assumes all hirers are businesses as they need in fill in a Workplace covid-safety form which can only be filled by folks in broad industry groups, missing out on groups of friends running a folk club or some similar small activity!

last night I listened to a video of a song mentioned in another thread & sang along! That's the nearest I'll get to a concert for a while.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Jun 20 - 03:27 PM

Well, here we are in Scotland, a fair bit behind "opening up again" as it is in England. Our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been adamant that we should not relax regulations too soon, and I am fully in support of her stance. I cannot help thinking that the driving forces in England have more to do with business and economics than the nation's health, and there is almost certainly bound to be a second or even third spike of infections and deaths. And sadly, too many people are flouting regulations to suit themselves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 23 Jun 20 - 03:35 PM

... don't go away ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Jun 20 - 03:47 PM

Tulsa is a day's drive from North Texas so there are possibly people who attended the Trump rally heading back to their Texas homes today. There were only a few masks sighted in the whole arena, and though there were only about 6200 attendees, that's 6200 vectors of COVID-19 into the surrounding states.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 20 Jun 20 - 02:34 PM

Such a great idea, Skarpi,
to start this thread in the first place.

Happy Midsummer /Summer Solstice to you,
and
can we all please keep checking in?   Best, and thanks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: skarpi
Date: 09 Jun 20 - 03:18 PM

Well my government is opening Iceland , I fear that is a bad idea ,
we are island and small country and if we get a large number of covid
they have ti close the country again, please take care and stay save .
All the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 11:09 AM

Protests and some right-wing malcontents stirred up things in North Texas, and I fear the COVID-19 germ has been given traction. We should begin to hear soon if this was the case, depending on test results.

Age + COVID19 risk were a bridge too far to join the protesters, though I have joined in the marches several times in recent years. Also, it's a robust allergy season and the Sudafed isn't enough always to suppress the symptoms. No one wants a sneezing marcher these days. I continue to sew and share face masks, occasionally diving into the closet or donation bin to find suitable cotton materials.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: JennieG
Date: 07 Jun 20 - 02:01 AM

We're still alive and kicking in north-western New South Wales, where winter is arriving.....mornings are chilly frosty now, even if the days are nice.

There are apparently no current cases of the plague in our region, haven't been for a month. Now that many areas are opening up we will see if that makes a difference.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 09:49 PM

I'm still kicking up here in the mountains of Idaho. Yellowstone hasn't blown as of right now, but this seems to be a year of jackpots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jun 20 - 09:34 PM

... because this thread is
getting pushed down the queue too fast ...

post no. 99.
Somebody else can claim the next one.


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