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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 03:20 PM

I cannot get to sleep, wee hours of the morning considering if I will continue to tread water, or

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sink and drown.

That is where some of us in this nation sit, millions and not cause we have done anything, particularly, besides getting old maybe. Or in hospitality industry.

I figure another 4 months possibly 6 and the terrain will look different. I can re-access and see the direction I need/can go. But, that is then, this is now.

Over the last 9 months I have stayed inside, not had family/friends visit, followed the rules because I cannot afford to get covid if it gets to the point of care, I am alone so there is that with no help, I do not want to get it. I have cut every cost I can to the bare minimum to be able to do that. I stopped smoking, drinking and I have not gotten a single fast food or restaurant, not even a coffee since May. I rarely buy meat but if it is 30% off, and keep my grocery bill down. Everything to the point of saving aluminum foil.

Pins and needles, babe, pins and needles of 3 months Pelosi fighting for me. Almost exclusively. AOC and a few other Democratic congress people have spoken out. Thanks Porter. Warren. But Pelosi is unique in the efforts as she has regularly updated me, and pushed and pushed and pushed. She hasn't stopped. So, all of this with three plans, she is the one I trust.

Mnachun and his bullshit plan that gives everyone 600, in place of extending UI. And I literally read people saying, see? Made him blink, we win. Wtf?

Self proclaimed leader Sanders with 6 others, my senator Merkley included. 1200, strike the co liability and I do not know his position on UI. Or nothing? (He said he would not vote for Pelosi's if it hits the floor, then comes out with his dream of a plan, last minute mucking things up and stopping Pelosi momentum, that Pelosi has been advocating for 6 months and now at the deadline, she is trying to save .... me.)

Or Pelosi and more conservatives normal Republican extend UI/300 until end of March, work on the liability some to have holes, give to states, hosp for care.

Pelosi was just about there Sunday and Monday Sanders jumps out and says not voting, Tuesday comes out with this plan, and Tuesday afternoon and today we have Mnunchin and now Mitchell saying, my plan. There is now fuckin four. One plan is not happening.. Just fact. Two are screwing people, states and hosp while getting the liability thing. This was not a tough one, and we were almost there so some of us are going to be angry. I know that offends and I do humbly apologize for being so desperate right now, I just am that desperate to be angry.

But, this too will come to an end. I figure another week and I will know if I tread, or sink. No buoys, no lifeguards and an heavy undertow. Oh, in an hurricane storm on the surface of covid/holidays/winter.

Have I told every one Happy Christmas, and a Merry New Year?

Pondering here. Tired. I can't go to sleep at night.

And, I can stay at home, in a warm house, with food in the fridge, and money in the bank (meager life savings but money none the less). In beautiful country. What is in 6 months. Even if I sink, I can hold my breathe for 6 months. So, all is good.

This is Orgon. If anyone can explain this, I would appreciate. I run out of money just before Dec 26 and that will kick me off, but if they can get it done in a week then I will like have money added to extend? Any thoughts about where so many of us are right now. I know we will know but I got a note from Oregon UI telling me some may be kicked off Dec 13. I have never done UI and I cannot talk to an official person, they do not answer there phone, or i cannot get thru. Thanks.

How much time and money do I have left in my claim?

Your weekly benefit amount is: $ 294 Program: PEUC
Your remaining balance is: $ 588
The balance above shows the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits potentially payable on your claim.

Your claim expires: 03/20/2021
Extensions are additional benefits payable only when you do not qualify for regular unemployment insurance benefits in this state, any other state or Canada. If you do qualify, you will be required to file a new claim, even if you have a balance remaining on your extension. When your claim expires, you may file a new initial claim. File a new claim.

The PEUC extension program allows for up to 13 weeks of additional benefits on your most recent claim. It is at the same weekly rate as your regular claim. The last week payable under the PEUC program is the week ending December 26, 2020.

If you exhaust your PEUC benefits, please visit our website for information regarding possible additional benefits.








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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 03:26 PM

1. Whether you prefer "Endeavor to persevere" or "Keep on keepin' on", the message is the same :

don't give up.

We will need lots of good people on the other side of this to help us rebuild and I think you are "good people".

Hang on.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 03:54 PM

4. I am so tired, and here you are saying something wonderful. Thank you.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 03:32 PM

2. A thought someone shared with me

I was in deep trouble emotionally and financially and felt I was at the end of my rope.

After hearing my tales of woe, a friend and mentor said, "You've already survived the worst days of your life. You'll survive the next ones. You're doing fine."

Stay strong and stay as safe as you have been.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 03:55 PM

5. You guys are the best, yes. We won and have Biden. Just about there.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 03:38 PM

3. LB, on the sleep issue, I am surprised at how automatically this technique

produces a relaxing yawn every time. I wish I could say I instantly fall to sleep, but that rarely happens for me. However, with some homeopathics, or OTC tryptophan, I do fairly well.


'The 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as “relaxing breath,” involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. This breathing pattern aims to reduce anxiety or help people get to sleep. Some proponents claim that the method helps people get to sleep in 1 minute.
4-7-8 breathing: How it works, benefits, and uses
www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324417
www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324417'

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Response to empedocles (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 03:57 PM

6. I have done that years ago. Sleep has never been particularly easy. I will remember this and

implement tonight just because it feels good. Thank you.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 05:15 PM

7. Keep hanging in there, dear LizBeth

you have a mighty warrior spirit that has kept you safe and strong ...

we will overcome ... again ... together

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 05:51 PM

8. Just a matter of how bloody by the end... ;) Thank you.

Your post gives me light.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 07:58 PM

9. If anyone reading the UI part has information, I would appreciate a better understanding.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 12:16 AM

10. No one?

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 03:19 AM

13. Sorry, I can't figure out what it means. Hang in there!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 01:30 PM

14. Thanks

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 12:34 AM

11. 2 AM for me last night, less and less sleep.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 01:24 AM

12. That is what I am hitting, 2 or 3 or worse and I go to bed at a reasonable hour so

it is a lot of tossing and turning.

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