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    MaterialsGirlMaterialsGirl
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    wow.. wow..

    I hope your niece is growing stronger everyday <3

    #903362 Reply
    avataranonymousse
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    Wow, I’m sending good juju to your niece and your family.

    It is really depressing how the culture of ignorance has flourished in the US. Opinions shouldn’t trump actual data. People suck.

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    avatarOriginalusername
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    Thank you all for the good juju. I hope she is okay in the end too. I taught myself to sew on my grandma’s old Singer during the quarantine. I started out with masks ( obviously) but I started making baby clothes after a few weeks. I feel sort of heart sick trying to figure out how to make these speciality NICU gowns my sister in law sent me a photo of, that have little openings for wires and such. I’m glad that my SIL and niece are alive and seem to be doing well. I just want them to stay okay but everyday these days seems to bring a new kind of emotional ass kicking. Even weird stuff, like not being able to do laundry in the building laundry room because there is a national change shortage.
    Trump says he is going to send his KGB secret police that he has in Portland to my city next. Today at work we had to talk about what to do in the scenario where he does do that, and that if he does ,given our location in the city, they would be very close to us if not on the same 3 block radius. Trying to run a school has been hard enough during the pandemic, but now we have to see what protocols in the handbook can be used to figure out what we should do if unnmarked soldiers begin to surround our building….along with the regular crowd of unmasked assholes.

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    avatarHelen
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    OUN I hope your niece and sister are able to go home soon! And that the secret police don’t hinder you or your job (wtf?!!? masks are tyranny but secret police kidnappings are just fine)

    My 81yo FIL was at a dinner party last weekend (wtf?!) and the host has tested positive for CV. He’s the sole caregiver for his 81yo wife who’s been dealing with major age related issues this year. His dr told him to test in 7-10 days from exposure and to watch for symptoms till then. Around the same time we found this out, my mom (COPD on O2) told me she started throwing up out of nowhere. She lives with my 70yo dad who hasn’t slowed down his social life one bit since this started. I haven’t entered a building that wasn’t a grocery store since March so my kids & I could still visit my mom as safely as possible. I’m livid at the irresponsibility of these men. I also love them dearly. I’m terrified of losing my mom. I’m terrified I’ll blame her death on my dad & hate him.

    My Walmart used to be 75% unmasked. Yesterday it was 99% masked. Good thing because the ICU up the road is at 98% capacity.

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    avatarOriginalusername
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    Helen I am really sorry to hear about your family. Do they have access to tests in your area? I’m starting to see a pattern with a lot of older people who are the most at risk not seeming to take this entirely seriously or changing their social routines. That is a lot of conflicting emotions for you to deal with.
    I have a Canadian pen-pal, we mostly communicate through email now though because the USPS post here hasn’t been arriving or being sent out regularly at all. When I tell her what’s been going on, she is dumbstruck. It’s starting to feel like being a first hand witness to the collapse of Rome.

    #903525 Reply
    avatarHelen
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    OUN I was just comparing our situation to the fall of Rome the other day! I’m just so done today. I don’t know why I’ve been bothering to stay locked in my house with a 2 & 5yo for 4 months. Nobody else is so what’s the fucking point? I was sick with CV for 7 fucking weeks and my own father can’t stop hanging with his friends. Why am I bothering with homeschooling? I’m seriously considering signing my 1st grader back up for school. Kids around here haven’t stopped going to gymnastics or basketball. A good number of local moms were aghast on social media that some kids stopped playdates & extracurriculars months ago. I’m sick of fighting a losing battle. I need a break

    #903547 Reply
    avatarFyodor
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    Helen

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope that they make a swift recovery. We thankfully know a lot more about how to treat this than even a few months ago.

    #903548 Reply
    avatarFyodor
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    In other news, my wife’s cousin posted pictures of a large private prom they held in their backyard-apparently people have been doing them all over New Jersey.

    #903566 Reply
    Miss MJMiss MJ
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    @OUN: sending good thoughts to your niece.

    As for the non-compliant, I’m pretty fed up with them, too. Our condo’s property manager who lives on-site went out with a group of his buddies to sing karaoke in an enclosed bar over the weekend. He announced this to folks at the communal grill area last night like it was nothing. Are you fucking kidding me!?! But, hey, after 4 months of me bitching that the property is doing nothing re: covid precautions, now we’ve got signs up in the elevators suggesting people wear masks. Which, of course, no one does.

    And like you, @Helen, I’ve been wondering why I even bother lately. My brother and his family are throwing a birthday party for their kids next week and they’re mad at my (in poor health) mom because she won’t attend since no one there will be wearing a mask. Meanwhile, I canceled her visit with me in FL because people in the condo are flagrantly ignoring the pandemic and I’d be horrified if she got sick from people here. My husbands’ brother and his wife (both of whom work with the public) repeatedly post about going out to eat and socializing with no masks. My in-laws babysit their kids daily. All of them live in current covid hotspots. Yet, they didn’t understand why we wouldn’t want to come hang out for the 4th of July. It’s like banging your head into a brick wall.

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    bittergaymarkBittergaymark
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    It’s a damn good thing I didn’t wake up in Portland today,

    It’s high time for that city to properly deal with these Trump Invaders by seriously Killing ass. No typo. Not kicking —- Killing. Clearly, there needs to be blood. Lots of it.

    #903578 Reply
    avatarktfran
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    Apparently Chicago is next. He’s sending people here to help with the violence. We’ll see how that goes.

    #903580 Reply
    veritek33veritek33
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    One of my husbands best friends, supposed to be a groomsman before we had to have a pandemic wedding, has a father hospitalized right now with Covid. It’s truly maddening because his mom is a nurse but they took zero precautions – knew they had been exposed – and still invited my husbands friend and his 18 month old over on the fourth of July. The following Monday he was tested positive and has been hospitalized since. Our friend has been under CDC monitored quarantine and luckily has tested negative. But the fact that two educated people would expose their own son and grandson, and then send them back home to his pregnant wife blows my mind.

    I see my parents maybe once a week and we visit from the driveway or I carry in their groceries if I need to help them. I haven’t had a huge from either one of them since my wedding on March 20. We wear masks. The closest I’ve been to my mom is in the pool in their neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon with my husband and we were the only three in the pool. It boggles my mind that some parents would put their own child and grandchild at risk and others actually take this seriously.

    Meanwhile my SIL’s Disney fantasy wedding has been rescheduled for April of next year and I still don’t think it’s all going to be over by then. I really don’t and I don’t want to commit to going on that trip until I absolutely have to.

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