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leighbythesea2's Journal
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September 25, 2020

My best girl & companion crossed the rainbow bridge

She was 16, and i knew it was coming, as she had been declining. But gosh, that doesnt make it easier.

Pipkin was a 4 lb sable mini-pomeranian named after the littlest rabbit in Watership Down, one of my favorite books. She was very springy like a bunny, which is how the name occurred to me.

I've lived in seven states, relocating for my career, sometimes completely alone, save this dog.
She lived in five with me, (because she hadnt been born yet while i was in the other two)--so travel was part of her dna.
Sometimes I was so lonely, she went with me on every single errand, even the smallest. When you're 4 lbs and quiet you can go anywhere, we discovered.

I do, and will, miss her terribly. Dogs are angels.

July 20, 2020

Attempted Murder of Judge presiding over Deutsche Bank Case

From CNN an hour ago. But reported at 3am.
Apologies if posted already. Her son is dead, husband in critical condition.
I hope they find the killer and they turn on whoever ordered the hit. I'm sure we have good guesses here.

May 15, 2020

HC Frontline in W Mich Sends Guy on his Way w/o Note

This story comes from my best friend of forever- who I talk to often these days.
She's a paramedic working in an urgent care. Her twin works same hospital org as ER nurse. Their sister is in Boston as an ICU nurse.
She was screening at the urgent care. Given west Michigan can be quite conservative, she's been getting a fair amount of attitude from some coming in.

They direct people thru a checkpoint for a screening for Covid.
And have them park their car and wait in it for treatment.

Someone else screened a man and said he was very surly. He wanted a note that his anxiety is so bad he can't wear a mask on his face. That it creates anxiety.

That nurse forgot one thing, a pulse ox reading.
My girlfriend goes out with the finger clip and nicely asks can she get his oxygen level. He refuses.

Next up is the Dr. All have discussed this guy at this point.

The Dr. goes out. He said in summary to the rest, he saw the guy had the governor's orders for the state printed, the portion about mask wearing highlighted, and the whole thing laminated.
Essentially this guy was going to walk around with his "card" and tell everyone he didn't need a mask because he had a drs note.

The Dr. told the guy there was no history of anxiety anywhere in his medical chart and he was emphatically not going to give him a note----"in the end", that is. It wasn't a fast process.

My girlfriend said they were so busy it just "so happened' the whole thing kept the guy there two hours.
Or maybe it was another reason.

Anyway, don't mess with the frontliners.
Oh and this is the friend who went a week with one N95 mask.
I got her more through a source.

These people are tired of morons. And their hateful stance on mask wearing.

March 23, 2020

Jeff Tiedrich for the Win

Sorry if irs been posted. I laughed for a full minute in my echo chamber lockdown house.


March 18, 2020

My sister's MIL passed and funeral limits 50 people

My sister's mother-in-law passed this morning. Collapsed. Not sick at all. 63 and could work circles around us. Thin, healthy vibrant.
My sister married into a family my mother knew very well her whole life. I am my moms caregiver as she has health challenges, and Alzheimer's.. We are in a neighboring state, but my mom is from that small town and knows many people there.

The funeral home can only allow 50 people. So the service is postponed until June.
We are isolated now and have been because I followed the coronavirus story early (January). I prepped in February.
We will travel because its important. But I'm perplexed by the logistics. Do we go to see the surviving spouse? Of course. He's 80 though. My mom is 78. I hate the thought of his isolation too. These are trying times. And how much of this is going to happen? Too much.

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