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Old 03-23-2020, 05:22 AM
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She's going home!

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Old 03-23-2020, 05:32 AM
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Good morning, everyone!

It's great to hear that you're heading home, Beck! The critters are going to be so happy to have you back. I'm sure the humans will, as well.

It's a chilly morning, here. It got down to 35*. We even had some snowflakes, and sleet. It's going to warm up a bit, and let us see some sunshine, later.
I'm fine with that, I guess. I don't know what I'll get into, today. There's always laundry to do. Also, there will probably be another bout of searching. I'm having a devil of a time finding the title for my husband's old truck. We want to send it to the junkyard, but, I need that stupid title, first. I'd like to say that I've looked everywhere for it, but, since I didn't find it, I can't say that I did look everywhere. I detest when I pull stunts like this. Oh, well. It'll turn up. Eventually. Probably.

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Old 03-23-2020, 06:01 AM
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Beck's back? Well, there goes the neighborhood...



I know what a relief it is being sprung. I've been hospitalized overnight 3 times - once to give birth, twice to have innards removed - and I was always antsy to get out! So yay, Beck! Don't overdo it just because you're free!

I woke stupid early - like around 4:30. I was reading on my tablet, listening to the rain, but I can only be a slug for so long. The critters have been tended to and I've breakfasted, except for completing caffeination. I'd like to try to find some meat today, but I might wait till tomorrow. There's a poke roast thawing on the counter for supper, and I'll do something with zucchini and some other veggies.

Beyond that, not sure what the day holds. Since it's rainy, we'll have to amuse RoxStar indoors - that can be a challenge, but SIL is off today. That way she won't wear out one of us entirely, theoretically.

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Old 03-23-2020, 06:03 AM
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Good Mornin' Y'all! Up and caffeinatin'. *YAWN* 'Tis 63 Amurrkin out and cloudy with a predicted high of 81 and mostly cloudy for the day. I think we got some rain last night but I couldn't tell yet when I looked out. I'm pretty sure I heard rain when I awoke around twoish to make a visit to the facilities. The big item on today's agenda is to defilthyfy da cave. Sup shall be cubed steak 'n gravy, green beans, squash (veggies leftover from yestiddy), rice, and rolls. I figure we might as well eat well.

Becks yay for gettin' sprung. Like Nona said, I'm sure the critters and humans are glad to have you back home.

Now I need more caffeine and rumbly tummy wants to be fed. Then, onward into the day! Rah.

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Yay for getting sprung becks!

It seems weird to be among the early posts in the MMP. Usually, it's around 1730 before I can get to it.

Today, cleaning out the lower kitchen cabinets and improving some of my MS Excel and Access skills. I have an online resource and a couple of books to use, but I'm wanting to set up a database for things like rubber stamps, dies, punches and electronic dies in the studio rather than depend upon a three ring binder and the material with the electronic die cutting cartridges. It will help in remembering what all is available when doing design work.
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Yay for Becks going home! I'm sure critters and humans will be pleased to have her back

I am "fortunate" enough to be working from home for the foreseeable future. Campus is closed, all of our exams are moving to online assessments (probably open-book exams) and we are doing what we can to keep things ticking over. Nothing much happening at the moment since teaching is all online and this is the last week of term. All the students have been told to go home if it's at all possible, the rest should be following the advice to stay inside unless they absolutely have to go out somewhere.

I'm keeping occupied at home, I did have to go out today because my car had to go in for a service and MoT. The govt has not suggested we could have a pass on MoT testing so the garage is open and the car is in. It's due for testing later this afternoon so once they call to say it's finished, I will walk back to collect it. Should take me about half an hour to walk up there, and it's a lovely sunny day so it won't be a hardship.

It's been very quiet outside, not much traffic and few pedestrians either which is a good sign. One of my friends in Spain who is having to stay inside did a live farcebook thing this morning where she picked a novel and read a couple of chapters aloud for anyone on her friends list who wanted to listen. It was very calming having someone read to me for half an hour, I'm hoping she will do it again. Her husband is an extremely talented musician, he has promised a little bit of live music from his living room on Thursday evening
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Just back from a quick run to FL, hoping to find some ground beef. Nope. Guess the truck hasn't come yet.

I'm wondering how much of the hoarded stuff will end up in the trash because people over-bought stuff? I'm also wondering what to do with the head of cabbage I have. Time to search recipes.
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Good morning all. Lay slug-a-bed until 8:30am, it's due to rain today and tomorrow, so no trouble staying inside. It is supposed to reach the 70's tomorrow, so that will help. Goal this week is to put up pictures and I'll make it a goal to do 10 a day, that should finish the job by the end of the week (I hope). Once I get started I'll probably do more than 10, just need to start.

Becks, glad you're headed home, enjoy family and pets and post here when you can.

Cupcakes, I think it is safe to make a short trip--just watch your distancing.

FCM, wondering why you went all the way to FLorida for ground beef, then I realized you meant FoodLand...

Boofae, may your classes be good and the MOT find nothing wrong with your car.

Nona, did you look over there? Or how about in that place? And maybe it's right in the usual box... Hopefully it'll turn up, or you'll remember suddenly where you last saw it. (Check the sock drawer--last time I lost something that seemed to have disappeared into thin air, it was there).

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Oops...Foodland is a local store, we don't have Food Lion here.

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‘Typhoid Mary’ Mallon never got sick herself. She refused to keep ‘social distance’ and was arrested in 1915, spending the rest of her life in confinement. She died in 1938 at the age of 69.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:57 AM
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It snowed last night. Maybe a inch or two. Roads are clear, the trees are lovely. No traffic since the gov put in at stay in place order. I however am at irk. I've decided I will come in when I feel like it, otherwise irk from home. I spent yesterday with Ursala Kitteh on the sofa reading and watching teevee. I got bored, although I did have a nice nap. Dinner is leftover chicken with mozzerella and proscioutto. I mangled the spelling of both of those!
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:05 AM
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I read that as Florida as well and thought that that was a long way to go just for TP.

baker, skip Wally World and order one from da Jungle. You likely won't pay any more for it there and you'll not have to be around other people. I did that one year when I broke my coffee carafe on Thanksgiving day. No way was I going to brave black Friday for a 20 dollar coffee maker.

The lower kitchen cabinets are sparkling and organized. There is another (small) box of stuff that will head to Goodwill when this whole thing is over. Now, I'm mulling what to stream in the background while I work in the studio and study the MS stuff. Decisions, decisions.
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I'm packed up.
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:34 AM
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Yay for bustin' out of there Becks!

'Tis the season for MOTs; mine's going in tomorrow. Hopefully. I gave the neighbour the key already, so I'm hoping he won't just steal it. From what I can tell, car mechanics are one of the last places to be closed 'cos obviously emergency services need vehicles, and need 'em to be working.

I've been surprisingly busy today, with the triffid breeding project innocent Horticulture project. It's going to take me another 2 days to get through all this, I think. It'll be keeping me busy at least. I'm now officially sent home from irk, as the site I irk on has been closed. Glad my manager said I didn't have to come in today, though officially I was supposed to; I would literally have driven for an hour, got told 'OK, take what you need to irk from home', taken nothing (it's that or take the whole lab) and driven home again. Come to think of it though, I have half a lab in the room anyway right now...

Also- unsurprisingly- the zoo has shut, and as I'm online, friends with him on Facebook and all the other trustees are hard to get hold of, the manager's been panicking somewhat at me. I'm not surprised; if they're shut all summer, I doubt the place can survive, and they won't be the only ones... The animals still need looking after and feeding, some staff still need paying to do that, and some heating still needs to be on (though thankfully not as much as it would have been a few weeks back) and summer is about 90% of the year's income. Plus they just spent quite a bit upgrading the plumbing, which did need doing.

Lots to panic about, nothing much anyone can do.

At least it's N.O.S; shame I can't really go out and enjoy it.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:17 PM
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Nut, hope the zoo survives; will the animals be placed in other zoos??

Did my daily freedom run shopping trip, picked up rice, noodles, and gravy (all were in stock, albeit picked over) and picked up a sammich at Jersey Mike's (no sit-down service, all takeout). Should be inside the rest of the day, dripping rain outside.
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SIL emptied the dishwasher, and I reloaded it. I've lunched and made FCD his lunch. He's napping. I also read a book - one of the Jesse Stone series. It was a super-fast read - maybe 3-4 hours at most.

Roxy is up from her nap, so I may push the vacuum cleaner around once they take her downstairs. Then, I dunno. Not in the mood to clean the base cabinets, but it's gotta be done. I especially dread the junk drawer and the long corner cabinet. Maybe I should save that fun task for the next rainy day (probably Weds.) Nope, not a lot of motivation here.
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Nut, hope the zoo survives; will the animals be placed in other zoos??
Who knows? A lot of zoos are going to be in the same situation; in fact, they're probably in a better place than many, as they own the site outright and they do qualify for some government help (as currently announced).

The really big places like Chester Zoo will almost certainly survive, as they have a lot of other assets which could be sold off, but there is no plan in place for every zoo in the country- potentially even the continent- having to shut down for an indefinite period.

Hopefully there will be grant money available if it goes on for longer than a few months, because if not, there certainly won't be space available to rehouse all the animals that will need it, not even the endangered ones in breeding programmes. Many of them can't just be released to the wild, even if that was possible, it'd be like chucking a chihuahua out there, they wouldn't last a week.
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Wifey had to go back to the valley last night for business, but just texted me that there were 3 confirmed cases there in our little town. She's packing up and heading back here. Screw it. We may be here for some time.
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Howdy Happy new week.

I had sent a leave request to TPTB on Firday asking for this week off. I never heard a thing until I got to irk and there was an approval mail on my irk computer. Since I am here I decided to stay the day and will be off Tuesday, Wed and Thursday. We are finally closing down on Firday at the Close of Business. I will come in on Firday and do my EOM/FOM stuff early. Then on the actual first I will only need to come in long enough to print my purchase card statement.

Then staying inside isolated until who knows when.
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That ain't Mumper speak, it's a this side of the pond thing; apparently it stands for Ministry of Transport test, but everyone just calls it an MOT, because the Ministry of Transport doesn't actually exist any more. It's the British annual car safety check.

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"Save the zoo" seems like the kind of cause people would get behind. The one here is free. I'm not 100% sure how they run... I guess probably at least partially taxpayer money? Which is fine with me. And donors. They seem to be doing okay and always in the process of remodeling some part. It's fun watching it go from being an old zoo with some habitats not really ideal for the animals they house to a more modern zoo with beautiful, spacious habitats.

Doctor's appointment went fine. As expected, no real news. Got another MRI scheduled this week, got some more blood drawn. He didn't want to tell us what he thought it might be except for good ol' "could be MS or something like it." 2/3 of the blood results are already back, but just the results, not the interpretation. I can get some of the gist of it from working in the veterinary field, but am anxious to hear what the doctor has to say. It's kind of all over the place- several things quite significantly high or low and several borderline. I googled a little, but then decided that was a bad idea and I should just wait. PT to be started once things are less COVIDy. I see the neurologist again in June unless the MRI shows something that needs to be addressed right away. Or... well, depending on what they think of the blood results.

No homeschool from me today. My roommate (the one to whom the child belongs) is home and I was sort of expecting to be occupied with doctor-related activities, so she's in charge of lessons today. But she's not into it, so the kid is watching TV.

I'm trying to figure out a good way to get more books here. Like physical books. Some for me (although I have a cheap old tablet I can dig up and get Kindle books on it. I prefer physical books, but I can make do), but mostly for the kid. I have a couple, but they're beyond her reading level/attention span and she has zero interest in reading them. I think it would really benefit her to have some things she could read for fun. I'm going to get on Amazon and at least try to make a list of some popular ones at the right reading level. And once quarantine is over if I'm able to get out on my own, I'm going to insist on weekly library trips so she can pick her own stuff. She'll enjoy it more if she picks it out and she'll have a better idea of what's interesting and not too hard or too babyish than I do. In the meantime, I think I'm going to start with Charlotte's Web and some Junie B. Jones on the tablet and we'll read it together.
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Old 03-23-2020, 03:10 PM
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Happy Mundane Day, Mumpers!

Welcome back, Beckers! Hope the transition to home life is smooth and that the Meezers are happy to see you, whether they show it or not.

I'm going to brave a trip to the mall today. It's going to close for the duration as of 7 pm, and that's where the closest liquor store is. You can only enter it from outside, so I won't be IN the mall. I shan't hoard! No need, and I can only get what I can carry back to my house, being on foot and all. But you know, I might need a little for medicinal purposes. And it keeps!

Will then head to the store to see if they have sparkling water. I can drink tap water, of course, but I like a little fizz in my life.

Stay safe, everyone!
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Cold and rainy today. Having an Old Fashioned. Gordie finally pooped today at 5.

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Howdy Y'all! We spiffed da cave then accomplished nappage. I hauled in the biiiiiiiiiiiiiig trash can from the curb, then sup got made and et. We have settled into an eatin' routine of sorts. Break the Fast, a snack around eleven or twelve and sup betwixt four and five everyday. A snack in the evenin' if desired. So far that has been good for these two retired old farts. Neither of us ventured out today so we might tomorrow. We should gas up both vehicles. That could be tomorrow's excursion.

Dots hope you get to find out whatever it is soonest. Sometimes I think the process of gettin' a diagnosis is the most painful part, especially when that involves test after test and then some more tests and then throw in a couple more tests, and then just for the heck of it, throw in a couple more tests.
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Grrrr at Lifebridge Health. They sent a bill for one of FCD's appointments. That's not the Grrrr. It's their "Pay Online" option. Pretty straightforward, except not. It keeps telling me the account number doesn't exist - but it's right there on the bill! So I'll have to call tomorrow. Or I could just mail it in. Whatever - it'll happen tomorrow.

The poke roast was yum and falling apart. The leftovers will become pulled poke. The dishwasher is washing. I'm about to assume the recline position.

I did vacuum today, so I accomplished something. Right?
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Waiting for tele-doc. I'm pretty sure I've been in queue for close to three hours now, and have been switched to a different queue once already. I get that medical professionals don't operate "first in, first out" and that they're quite busy, but it's getting frustrating. Urgent care refuses to even talk to me by phone and I'm not sick enough for ER. (grump)
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:18 PM
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Cold and rainy today. Having an Old Fashioned. Gordie finally pooped today at 5.


W00T! Welcome back!
So you're saying that Gordie was full of shit?

How old is the kiddo dot? If she's reading at the Junie B. level, try the Conservation Tales series by Tom McConnell (disclaimer: I graduated from HS with him and have purchased several for the little heathens myself. They're informative and entertaining.)

nellie, I use a SodaStream TM for my fizz fix. I can get ~6-8 weeks out of a cartridge drinking 40 oz. a day.

{{{nettie}}} Sending hugs and virtual chicken soup.

I took Nelson out on the green way again this afternoon, this time through a wooded area of it. It was beautiful with the spring greening. We did around a mile. I studied for about 45 minutes when we got home.

Tonight, I'll work on the family cookbook project again. I usually do two a year for selected family members and got an early start this year.

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Finally got through to tele-doctor, he's going to email necessary documents for employer and EDD regarding quarantining me. Also recommending testing, am waiting for documentation on that. Odd that he thought I should hole up at home, but it's OK for DH to go to irk as long as he's not symptomatic (I am symptomatic except for a fever).
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{{Nettie}}, take care and glad you finally got through to the Doc.

Nellie, don't have any kid books, but if you like SF or History, I can probably spare a few for you (have about 1,800 books in my private library).

{{Dots}}, hope the tests at least tells you something; not knowing is the worse situation of all.

Napped this afternoon but stuck by my vow and put about 10-12 pictures up today. Need to frame about 6-8 more and put them up tomorrow.

Got another letter from the Census, I had saved my original letter and the numbers were the same, this one was 'just a reminder' if you haven't done it yet.

Everybody have a good evening now.
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Cupcakes, order it on line, then you can pick it up and not have to go too far inside the store. Or there is always the Jungle...
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I head into the liquor store. See an employee. "So you guys are closing tonight, huh?" He said, "No, we have our own entrance. We don't have to play by mall rules."

Oh. Now I'd feel stupid if I turned around and left, but since they're staying open, I no longer feel the need to get anything. I finally grabbed a bottle of whiskey. The store has tape marks so customers will space themselves at the checkout. I approve.

Next I went to the grocery store. I would like to give everyone their an A for improved behavior. Last time I was the only one trying to stay 6' away from people. This time everyone did. No tape marks, but people still stayed 6 feet apart in the register lines.

Red, I've seen those SodaStream devices and have wondered if people really use them after the novelty wears off. Good to know they do! I have limited counter space, but I'm going to consider it.

MetalMouse, I think you meant to direct the remark about books to Dot.

nettie, glad you finally got to talk to the doc. That's weird your husband gets to go to work even though he may have been exposed. That'd make me uneasy.
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Yay! nellie has liquor. Party at her house.

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I wonder if any of us on the SDMB will get COVID-19. As far as statistics go, quite a few are likely to get it and survive, with maybe one getting it really bad. Like, right now I have the early stages of a cold, but the symptoms for COVID-19 are also very much similar to a cold, so I might be one that gets it!

It's weird to be inside a sci-fi movie like this.
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Good Mornin' Y'all! Up and caffeinatin'. *YAWN* 'Tis 67 Amurrkin out and cloudy with a predicted high of 85 and mostly N.O.S. for the day. Might be rain tonight. Or not. Today is laundry day and we may venture out to gas up vehicles. Neither of us is in desperate need to gas up, but might as well since gas prices are still relatively cheap. Sup shall be pepper steak. I shall start my weekly round of phone calls to folks this afternoon/evenin' as well. Have I mentioned that we are under curfew from ten p.m. to six a.m.? Of course, that does not matter for either of us as all that is durin' sleep hours.

{{{Nettie}}} glad you finally got through to the doc. Hope you can at least get tested soon. Weird that the doc said DH could go to irk as long as he is not symptomatic. Symptomatic is a hard word to spell!

Nuts my "uniform" is tshirt and shorts, which are also my jammies. So if it's any consolation my "uniform" is also less than cool.

Now I need more caffeine and rumbly tummy wants to be fed. Then, onward into the day. Rah.

Happy Tuesday Y'all!
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Thanks for a morning laugh!

BatBoy - last night while we were watching TV, my head was congested and I had a bit of a cough. Naturally, I started worrying that I was carrying plague. Then the congestion cleared and the coughing stopped, so I must have caught the short course. Or maybe it was an allergic reaction to the cat that had been in my face all day... hmmmmmm

FCD had to get up early for a meeting, which, thankfully, he's doing via phone. He's so worried that something will cause his surgery to be delayed. I feel like that's almost inevitable, dammit. But we'll keep a happy thought.

Daughter has a meeting at her school - not a biggie, tho - I think there are fewer than 10 on the entire staff. Small private school with about 50 students, y'know. So I'll be wrangling Roxy for a portion of the day. I need to start on the lower cabinets - maybe when the kid is napping. Three of the cabinets are drawer stacks, so relatively easy to tackle. Two others are corner cabinets - those will suck mightily. I may ask for help with them. But not today. The other 4 will be doable with minimal cussing.

Looks like we'll have some sun - maybe we can get RoxStar out in the fresh air for a bit.

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No dog park today, the city closed it, along with everything else deemed non-essential.
Rainy 43 degrees, supposed to get up to 57.
We'll go out in the yard later and see what I can do to keep the pups occupied for a bit.
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We've got a big yard and 2 little dogs, but for the most part, they'd rather lie about inside. It's a pug thing.
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nellie, oops, I did mean dot. Brain not at optimal working level these days. But if you need something to read while sipping your whisky...

Bat boy, you drop by after awhile just to worry who's going to get sick? C'mom, stick around a little longer and tell us good things, not with the Negative waves...<grin>

Nut, I'm a jammies person too; hell of a way to meet the Apocalypse...

Woke up at 6am to Queen weather (thunderbolts and lightning) but stayed in the sack until 7. Rain is continuing and looks to be around most of the day, so staying inside won't be that hard. Need to get some sustenance here shortly.

All y'all take care.
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nellie, I live in 560 square feet, so I know what you mean about counter space. Most of the space allotted is vertical though. It actually takes up somewhere in the vicinity of 4"X 6" on the counter.

It's raining again. I hope it stops in the next half hour. I'm headed out to pick up the groceries, since my irk schedule involves a full day on Fridays now. I'll need milk for coffee by that time.

I'm a little worried about Nelson. He's up for his usual cuddles and playing fetch, but when we go outside, he just seems sad. I may take him for a car ride if it stops raining today. Something to get him out of the house and still be socially distanced. I just wish I could leave him off leash and that he could see some of his dog buddies.
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Day 1 of isolation. We made a big breakfast and et. I have things to do housework wise but shan’t have to leave the house. I fueled the car and stopped for hubby scripts yesterday so we should be good. I am off irk until Firday. I did bring my computer home and have to irk on the budget. I hope to have it ready to submit by Firday.

Laundry is piled up. Just my stuff so there’s a few loads. Buddy has to have a bath. He is a little stinky. He hates baths.

The city of KW closed all non essential businesses and right on top of the list of essential businesses are liquor stores. I guess they don’t want too many having DT’s.

Y’all stay distanced and safe.
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Sitting at home yesterday afternoon, I was alerted to a message on my mobile. The president of the company was calling an urgent meeting for 20:00. Our orifice is by the West Seattle Bridge, and it's being closed for emergency repairs. How will this affect us? An hour later, I got the news that the governor has issued a stay-at-home order. So our meeting turned from one about possible inconveniences getting into the orifice, to dealing with the crisis. Basically: Everyone work from home. If you have to come into the orifice, don't stay. One person has to go to the Post Office (we have a box), and another person needs 'resources' from the orifice to take home.

Two of Mrs. L.A.'s patients cancelled their appointments this week, and I believe Mrs. L.A. is going to call the other two she had scheduled for this week to postpone theirs.
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We've got a big yard and 2 little dogs, but for the most part, they'd rather lie about inside. It's a pug thing.
My yard plus the neighbor's yard is big enough for them to get exercise, but it's boring. And they miss their friends especially Echo, she is very social. Sometimes I wonder if I took her to the park too soon, because she is very very attached to her park 'pack'.

I'm working on setting up playdates for them.

Irk is slow, so I'll just irk the extra hours I'm home until it picks back up again.
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Afternoon, mumpers! My car passed the MoT but required a new battery so that got replaced, bill was paid, and motor was collected. The battery is a heavy-duty one due to it having a stop-start engine and apparently it was down to 39% function so they said it would need to be replaced at some point. Might as well do it now as I don't want to be stuck in the middle of the coronapocalypse with a non-functioning car. Filled the petrol tank the other week when I came back from Welsh Wales, so that's all ok.

Blokie ventured out this morning for bread and milk from the corner shop. I have been in, pottering around doing bits of work but not very much. I am strangely unmotivated today, must be the lovely sunny weather than I can't go and enjoy. Still, got a load of skype meetings in the calendar for tomorrow to catch up with my team, and had a tutorial meeting with my ILM tutor about my project.

Lunch was a chicken and coleslaw sandwich, Shadow came to see what I'd got and offered to help me with it. Then he went to see blokie, who had something far more exciting for lunch.

Not sure about dinner tonight, he's cooking and has got chicken out of the freezer so I will wait and see.
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My car wasn't picked up I really should have asked my neighbour for his son's number, 'cos I dunno what's going on now. He might just be doing it tomorrow, I'm not 100% sure how we left it (I'd said there was no rush now, and it's not technically due for another two weeks). There's talk of MOTs being suspended for up to 3 months as well.

Apparently going to the allotment is specifically allowed, so if I do have a car tomorrow, I might go do that.


I think I'll be having a veggie stir fry for dinner. Meal planning is taking up an increasing proportion of the day as this goes on...
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That's one hell of a way to keep people from roaming around.
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