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csziggy's Journal
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March 31, 2020

OMG - just now on CNN the mayor of New Orleans said they're using the Convention Center

As a hospital.

After the Katrina aftermath, doesn't that place have enough bad karma?

March 28, 2020

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!

March 28, 2020

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?

March 26, 2020

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.

March 23, 2020

Here is something to do while in lockdown

Use your various electrical devices to play music!

March 22, 2020

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.

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