Unplugged Chit Chat Thread

superme80

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Thank you NC Belle. I hope your husband finds something soon!!!
Due to lack of excitement in town, a bear decided to run around my downtown area. He eluded police and fish and game and finally made his way to the woods. Someone posted a video and it was pretty funny. He was fine, just bored and hungry.
 

NC Belle

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Thanks for all good thoughts. DH is wishing for the gyms to open because he misses his routine and long walks are not quite enough at times. He is turning to cleaning/organizing which will help moving prep plus we are expecting some of his side of the family to visit to celebrate a week late...his half century mark. They are stopping on the way to a week in SC for golf and beach time. The dog is excited to meet her "Grandma" or at least see more humans than us, the Terminex pest guy, apartment staff, and a couple of others.

The job stuff is complicated by the people who need to do some of the paperwork are still home and not the best computer/phone systems/connections at the Dept of Employment and payroll. He has been setting time to fix up his profiles and stuff (haircut is needed for better profile picture). We spent this time last year without his checks for 2 and 2 weeks or so reduced amount to pay the insurances and stuff so we made it through that last year and both of us had our trips in the fall. We have an idea of what is needed if we stay local and some ideas for outside the area. It is not first time of layoffs---just the first time for him as a contractor.
 


NC Belle

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Thank you NC Belle. I hope your husband finds something soon!!!
Due to lack of excitement in town, a bear decided to run around my downtown area. He eluded police and fish and game and finally made his way to the woods. Someone posted a video and it was pretty funny. He was fine, just bored and hungry.
I heard about a gator in a retaining pond about 30 minutes from us (someone at few years ago or so decide to put their gator "back to the wild".
I remember being on my grandparents farm when I was 7 and seeing a bear in the edge of the tree line of the property while Sis and I were enjoying a ride on some construction equipment. The bear was looking for food in a log (maybe honey or it could had been where my uncles tapped the trees for sap for syrup making. It was cool for us, but not for the uncle driving the equipment.
My parents get bears in the ir yard in PA, but they turn on some bright lights when outside in the dark and park inside their garage. We have not been there in years ue to limited time off plus it is a long drive and not always the best conditions weather wise when we have some time.
 
  • NC Belle

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    Apparently, Dh did not get the message about staying healthy/well....new health insurance took effect 6/1 and today..guess who had to use it already....

    He got some shingle on his face and eyelid. He had to visit urgent care then referred to er and then to a retina specialist. His eyeball had no infection so that is good (knocking on wood). DH is supposed to ease up on the job search and take it easy for a week and make sure not to share towels and stuff. I might be okay since I had chicken pox as a kid, but I had a pretty mild case (Sis had it worse a year or 2 before me) so I am keeping distance and researching preventive shots.

    I hope that he does not get illness next year's birthday...2 years in a row plus under curfew/virus restrictions. I told him that maybe he has to wait for Disney/theme parks until his immune system can handle things better. Doctors think that he will be good anti-virals, medicated eye drops, and stress relief. No signs of "The Virus" and his vitals are great besides the shingle stuff. I'm not sure about having his mom over in a couple of weeks (health issues of her own).

    212 days till the new year :hourglass
    June 3, 2020 - January 1, 2021
     

    superme80

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    Apparently, Dh did not get the message about staying healthy/well....new health insurance took effect 6/1 and today..guess who had to use it already....

    He got some shingle on his face and eyelid. He had to visit urgent care then referred to er and then to a retina specialist. His eyeball had no infection so that is good (knocking on wood). DH is supposed to ease up on the job search and take it easy for a week and make sure not to share towels and stuff. I might be okay since I had chicken pox as a kid, but I had a pretty mild case (Sis had it worse a year or 2 before me) so I am keeping distance and researching preventive shots.

    I hope that he does not get illness next year's birthday...2 years in a row plus under curfew/virus restrictions. I told him that maybe he has to wait for Disney/theme parks until his immune system can handle things better. Doctors think that he will be good anti-virals, medicated eye drops, and stress relief. No signs of "The Virus" and his vitals are great besides the shingle stuff. I'm not sure about having his mom over in a couple of weeks (health issues of her own).

    212 days till the new year :hourglass
    June 3, 2020 - January 1, 2021
    Oh no! I hope he stays well! Shingles is no joke!
     

    SorcererHeidi

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    So sorry to hear about your hubby, @NC Belle . I had shingles on my chest/side/back about 15 years ago , and it was absolutely miserable. And the skin where it was the worst is till discolored. I was fortunate to start on the Acyclovir within the first 3 days of symptoms, which supposedly made the length, and depth, of symptoms not as bad, but can't even imagine if they'd been worse, or on my face, or near my eyes. I hope he goes through this as safely, and with as little pain as possible, and sees a complete recovery SOON! And yes - I had a BAD case of chickenpox a a kid too.
     
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  • Spencer Wright

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    I had shingles in March. I had typical virus symptoms for about a month and a half, which got worse and worse. It especially felt like the flu and I had horrific back and knee pain. I was basically going to just lay in bed until I felt better when I felt an irritation under my arms which were the shingles. Lucikily I went to the CVS urgent care and started antivirals literally 15 minutes later so they didn’t spread.

    I was told there not horribly contagious, just avoid sharing towels and things as you have said. I hope he feels better soon!
     

    NC Belle

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    NC Beast is doing okay. He has half of his face affected by shingles (looks like he lost a street fight..he says he thinks looks more zoombie). We are doing a watch party...the Live action Lon King at 8pm eastern. I still need to do the cake and figure out dinner (his appetite is bit hard to predict at times).

    I got to do some closet clean outs this week. We are preparing to move soon since we are month to month now and expecting to either get new job location or notice from management due to sale of land.
     

    hertamaniac

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    Not sure if we did the right thing, but went to Naples last week for a getaway. I'm a beach person, but there were certain areas that we witnessed a lack of social distancing (we setup our private shelter in case it got crowded at our location). We got our food to go as we're still apprehensive for dine-in restaurants regardless of the staggered distancing, protocols, etc. So a trip to the grocery store was well needed as our resort had a full kitchen.

    This was our 2nd visit to this resort and it is among my favorites. With all the traveling I did in my career and the hundreds of hotels I've stayed at, this resort has the most relaxing pool of them all. A cabana, outdoor spa music and a waterfall all while being surrounded by lush tropical foliage gets my top vote.

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  • disneyland_is_magic

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    @hertamaniac i am also curious where this is! DM me.

    Like all of you I am stir crazy and losing momentum, but had a bit of sunshine this morning. Years ago I moved behind the local high school and all spring/summer, every morning the marching band practices, often starting at 7 AM due to heat. It is a strong band, rich with tradition and some years as large as 200 plus kids.

    Of course, the high school has been shuttered for months.

    For the first time this morning, I heard the familiar drum line from my kitchen and made me a bit misty eye. They are pretty (okay a lot) rusty. I wandered out and they were social distanced in sections spread all across the lot.

    Despite there likely being no parades, football games or competition travel in their future, I admire their determination. For incoming seniors it will mainly be keeping the tradition alive and passing the baton along.

    Anyways I don’t usually feel this enthusiastic but it sure will be fun to listen to them all summer.
     
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    hertamaniac

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    OK....here is my latest video. I admire Lebo M and the team smashes it out of the park, but withholding a full name is not what I want to see....show yourself and reap the rewards.

     

    NC Belle

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    Nice photos.... I need some palm trees and water views.....

    DH is doing okay and enjoyed dinner and breakfast with his Mom and his #3 brother/sis in law. We were almost in some tv clips on how crowded that section of town during Saturday. So, on Friday...got to wear mask outside/in businesses with some exceptions.
    I was not feeling the best after dinner (had too much salted foods and too high fat /carbs) so I kinda of miss breakfast (fell asleep after getting ready). Our dog was not in the best mood all night so she was guarded on first meeting MIL. The dog should be better the next time because I think her anxiety was up because I was gone for the longest stretch in months and she was upset with me all night (almost a cold shoulder).

    This week is flying by and I got to tidy the apartment up in case his family drops by on their way home. this weekend. I'm not sure if we will get to celebrate our anniversary with them early (just little 2 weeks until July 4th weekend). We have no plans except preparing to move soon.
     

    hertamaniac

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    Recent events in the racing community (NASCAR in Alabama) reminded me of our visit to Birmingham last year for the IndyCar race. I made it a focal point of our trip to visit the 16th Street Baptist St. church in downtown, Birmingham.

    Along with that visit, I made sure we visited the Civil Rights Institute across the street (highly recommend). We were visited by several locals while walking around the church including one man who knew the history of the church and the relevance of the events in 1963. He was so eager to tell us about the importance of this place and how we should move forward. Please feel free to Google search this church and what happened as I don't want to speak/comment about it here.

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