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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 12:10 AM

78. Unknowingly, I got in under the wire for elective surgery & have been recovering since...

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Total knee replacement; not any fun. It hurts. Also I've had almost continuous nausea & have been losing weight.

On the one hand, my husband is taking excellent care of me & doing all the shopping and simple cooking, and now to the outpatient Physical Therapy every other day. Today I noticed the studio was virtually empty, and as I was getting ready to leave, hubby was advising the woman at the front desk about using Chrome Books to guide people through their exercises remotely if they are afraid to come in. He mentioned a local library that checks them out to kids a couple of days at a time. Anyway, old teachers never retire.

On the other hand, I have been unable so far to organize my pantry and inventory it. Early on I tried giving him the start of a comprehensive list, but it freaked him out so I realized I'd have to try another tack. He did get me the pack of tp from Costco though.

And one hand sanitizer from Winco: as a man was taking the last four 8 oz bottles, he turned to hubby and asked if he wanted one. I put it on the table in the foyer for visitors, should we have any. Unfortunately, this just missed the cleaning ladies, who I asked to please scrub their hands with hand wipes before starting their chores. As they left, I thought one sounded like she had a cold. Jesus.

Speaking of Winco, my dear one who hates to shop adores Winco. So once or twice a week he ventures forth to bring things home, which I thank him for even as I wish I had the energy to wipe down all the surfaces. He is on immunosuppressants for ulcerative colitis.

Prepping for Coronavirus has provided the occasion for the most agreeable conversations I have had with my daughter since I can't remember when. She lives 60 miles away in the woods in a dead zone for electronics, though the phone provided by the landlady will take incoming calls (apparently there is some requirement about that, but I don't understand).

We've had many disagreements in our lives, to the extent that her becoming an anti-vaxxer was just the frosting on the cake. However, I have always believed in disaster preparedness, and this is just another disaster (altho one I might die from). Also, like many of my generation I planned at one time to go back to the land and wait out the great global economic crash we thought was going to happen in the late-60s early-70s. (And never did. But I still have a great book about raising small farm animals. ) (I'm pretty sure that had something to do with Bernie going to Vermont when he did. Just a guess. ) Daughter has always had a garden going, and this new location is no different -- fruit trees, veg garden. No chickens this time tho, due to the aggressive wildlife. She's going to try goats.

So there she is, prepping for 6 weeks -- and turns out worried about me and her stepdad. Because we are in our 70s and compromised. That's ... touching, that is. Anyway, I'm fairly certain we are good for 2 weeks -- but certainly not six.

And the virus is in our town, last I heard.

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