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Just got an emergency alert telling 65+ to stay at home

On my cell with a warning tone - startled the hell out of me since I have tried to turn off ALL alert notifications to prevent getting any from Dolt45.

I do not see how my husband and I can stay at home all the time. We have no one to get essentials for us. In fact, my husband assists several friends so they can get essentials and to doctor's visits - and those people are younger than his 68 age!

The Beatles on Coronavirus

With all the news about protective equipment, this caught my eye

Today I was at a lumberyard that also sells various home improvement stuff, but mostly to contractors.

They had stuff set up across from the information desk and checkout - Tyvek suits, masks, gloves, etc. All was the normal items that workers use when they are spray painting houses, or working with materials that they do not want to get on themselves.

Every bit of it could be used in a hospital for PPE and would work better than garbage bags and improvised masks.

it's not as if the display was new - it was all dusty so obviously had been there a while. Has anyone thought of using items other than N95 masks for medical PPE rather than for construction work?

Bush Barbie is Back! Survive lockdown with these top tips

PSA: April Fools Day is cancelled this year

As no made up prank could match the unbelievable shit happening in the real world right now.

Here is something to do while in lockdown

Use your various electrical devices to play music!

Roasted a turkey yesterday and put up almost twenty servings worth today

Roasted a 14.5 pound turkey and made gravy, dressing, and green beans to go with it. Last night my husband and I had an off season turkey dinner. Last night I split up the dressing and gravy into 4 batches, each enough for two meals for the two of us.

Today he cut up the turkey and we split the meat up and made sets of four meals worth to match the dressing and gravy. Since I prefer dark meat and he prefers light meat we kept them separated - otherwise he will steal my limited dark meat. We had about a pound of light meat leftover and packaged that in two batches for casseroles. My casseroles are usually six servings.

So out of this turkey we should have at least twenty servings, or ten meals for the two of us, all nicely packed away in the freezer!

No fancy cooking in any of this - Publix turkey, Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing (with onion, celery, and mushrooms), gravy (made with Campbells Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Celery soups, turkey broth, and mushrooms - and a tablespoon of soy sauce for color and umami).

Tomorrow I will make mushroom risotto since I got way too many mushrooms and need to use them up. I'll freeze that in batches to be a quick side dish.

Boy, did this needlepoint canvas bring a flashback!


The colonoscopy is over!

No problems with the vile tasting prep. The last time they had me take the entire gallon of stuff as fast as I could drink it. This time the instructions were to drink half last evening and the rest early this morning.

I dealt with it by adding only half of the water to mix the concoction, then as it chilled I mixed a flavor stuff that also included electrolytes and I froze that into ice cubes. For each one cup of the stuff, and a cup half of flavored flavored ice cubes and half plain ice cubes. Dumped the whole mess and made a nasty slushie. Froze my taste buds and I almost tasted nothing.

They found a few small polyps and I guess the lab results will get back to me in a week or so. Yay! Survived this round!

A message from Medicare about the Coronavirus

Just got this email which seems to be authentic:

You've likely heard about the Coronavirus (officially called "2019-Novel Coronavirus" or "COVID-19" in the news. While there isn't a vaccine yet and the immediate health risk remains low, Medicare is still here to help.

Your Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a test to see if you have Coronavirus. This test is covered when your doctor or a health care provider orders it, if you get the test on or after February 4, 2020. You usually pay nothing for Medicare-covered clinical diagnostic laboratory tests.

To prevent the spread of this illness or other illnesses, including the flu:

Wash your hands often with soap and water,
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze,
Stay home when you're sick, and
See your doctor if you think you're ill.

Visit The Centers for Disease Control website for information on the Coronavirus.

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