Our Daily Thread 9-15-20

Good Morning!

It’s Tuesday.

Today is Kevin’s birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ

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71 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 9-15-20

  1. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Kevin!
    May you and the Mrs. have a delightful day with whatever special celebration these days allow. You are a dear Brother in Christ to us โ™ก God has blessed us over and over through your comments and good nature over the years.

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  2. Happy Birthday, Kevin!

    How and where is Kim this morning? Still at home? On the road again? (Reminds me of that song …)

    I’m up early for PT and after that a busy word day, finishing up an election advance and tuning in to an la port cargo update with August #s — and what it all could mean for the coming big (or less big?) holiday retail season and the economy.

    Ducks!

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  3. Weather-Paul is on the watch. The storm has stalled a little in the Gulf which isn’t good. That’s what will bring the flooding. I am not worried yet. I am on some of the highest ground from Corpus Cristi Texas to Maine. That was part of the reason the Utopians chose this area to form there single tax colony in 1894. The tallest tree in my neighborhood is a River Birch in my front yard. Really Mr. P needs to park his truck in front of the house today. That way no matter which way the tree falls, if it falls at all, he would be able to drive though our yard or the across the street neighbors yard. My house was built in 2007 which means it was after Ivan and Katrina and build to new international building codes. BG’s baby book and photo albums are in a box ready to grab should we have to leave.
    Today I have an online covention to attend for KW. Usually it is held in Austin each year but not this one. We are virutal.
    Wouldn’t it be great is California and the rest of the West Coast could have some of this rain.
    Janice, it’s headed your way after it pays me a visit.

    https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2020-09-15-hurricane-sally-forecast-louisiana-mississippi-alabama-florida

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  4. Good morning.

    Happy birthday, much younger brother!

    Son in Florida is set to enjoy one last hurricane before moving to northern New York in time for the first blizzard of the season.

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  5. We have the smoke haze from California now. Thanks for sharing? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My dad had some wooden ducks he painted. The coloring of some of those ducks are so amazing. Reminds me to praise the Lord.

    Happy birthday, Kevin.

    Prayers are with you, Kim.

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  6. Happy birthday, Kevin!!

    Phew, with all the work I’ve done in the house, it still feels like nothing’s been touched. I am looking on this time as the opportunity to catch up on all the household things that just don’t get done normally. Every night I am thankful to God for what I was able to do that day.

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  7. They put electrodes on my quads today, that was weird, but was done after I reported the knee actually buckled on me, twice, this morning just walking through the house, which was new. Afterward, I forgot the table was raised so high when I went to get off (therapist is super tall, i’m really short); I think I almost injuring something else in the process.

    The stationary bike at PT points toward a wall of windows looking east — they’re shaded to cut the glare, but you can till see through them — and I noticed the sun this morning was producing a cross shape emanating out from the center. Kind of cool to have that to focus on. Otherwise, the sky was very hazy, we also have significant fog right now, so all the palm trees were blurred in the haze.

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  8. Dj, I am having way too much sympathy pain for you. I did two miles in the evening yesterday. After dinner, my leg was buckling. I plan on calling the chiropractor that I haven’t seen in years, but I saw on facebook that he had gone somewhere to celebrate his wife’s birthday. Oh, well… I know that he will have some answers

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  9. If it’s soft tissue, PT might help. Probably pays first to get an X-ray to make sure nothing obvious (structurally) is going on, that’s what my GP recommended; it ruled out a lot of things right away.

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  10. We were advised to wrap things in plastic and put them in the washer and dryer with the doors closed when Hurricane Gloria swept through CT all those years ago.

    Out here, they advised people with a swimming pool to sink china and other items like it in the pool when fire sweeps through the area.

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  11. A Bonne Anniversaire to Kevin

    And a belated Bonne Anniversaire to Mumsee. I was rather busy that day.

    Speaking of work, thank you for the prayers. I got through the weekend, and the student was a help. Oh, and my night on call was quiet, for which I am truly grateful.

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  12. Happy Birthday, Kevin!

    Stay safe, all in areas of hurricane and fire and other disasters that may lurk.

    School and piano lessons are in full swing again here. There’s much on my mind I want to share with you but don’t have time to do so. Another day…

    See ya later.

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  13. We had a slight frost this morning, which is unusual for this early in September. The seasons seem slightly out of kilter this year, already some trees are turning. Last week, the sky was leaden gray the entire week, once again, odd for late summer.

    My room proceeds. The walls are finished, and my father is starting work on the ceiling. I think he is enjoying having something to do. We’ve had a few hiccups along the way, but it is coming together nicely.

    Second is canning nearly every day, with the help of her husband when he is not working (he has some intermittent work with a friend). She made some pear butter the other day which is absolutely delicious. There are jars of zucchini relish, peaches, pears, chutney, salsa, and more lining our root cellar.

    Speaking of disaster shelters, our root cellar, which is built into the side of the hill at the back of the basement has acted as a storm shelter in particularly high windstorms that threaten tornadoes. The region had one tornado touchdown this summer, but nowhere near us. I think the forest behind us provides a barrier.

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  14. Those canned goods sound fabulous, Roscuro! My mother’s family had an underground storm space out a little ways from the house. I always wanted to go into it but was never allowed to do so. I never understood why. It seemed it would be really fun to explore. Perhaps canned goods were stored there. And there was an old smoke house which my father helped my uncles take down at one point.

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  15. Kathaleena – In reply to your comment last night, which included, “So you would all say that the black individuals writing books refuting the concept of white privilege really do not know what they are talking about? Or is it just not worthwhile to consider their point of view?”

    We need to take into consideration both perspectives, of course. As for those who refute the idea, it is possible that it is something that has not affected their own lives, or they define it differently than others do. (I recently read a piece saying that very often, arguments over various issues are between people who are using different definitions or understandings of words or terms, or are each arguing about different aspects of an issue.)

    What I have seen, though, among some more conservative white people, is that they point to what those conservative Blacks have to say as a way of dismissing the voices of so many other Blacks who say that they have been affected by white “privilege” (and again, I do not like the choice of the word “privilege” in the term). It makes them feel more comfortable inside to dismiss as mere whining or whatnot the very real complaints of many Black people.

    When I first read about “white privilege” several years ago, I had a similar reaction to how many of those people feel about it. But after reading more on the matter throughout the years, I have come to understand that it is quite real, although unfortunately labelled as privilege for whites rather than disadvantage for Blacks.

    But I do not think that we whites have to go around feeling guilty for things we have no power over. If it is in our power to be helpful or understanding or whatnot, then yes, we should seek to do so or be so.

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  16. Cheryl and I replied to K’s questions on yesterday’s thread.

    Janice, our root cellar is a part of the house, it’s cement ceiling forms the floor of the front mudroom (we call it the porch because it was originally a porch, but was closed in because the mosquitoes made suiting on the porch impossible). The root cellar was a bit of a dungeon in our childhood imaginations, and we occasionally locked each other or an unsuspecting cousin in briefly as a practical joke. We also used it once or twice to sit in with the lights off to tell scary stories, with a flashlight shone eerily on the teller’s face.

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  17. Munster! That was a TV show when I was growing up.

    Received an interesting email from a reader w/a video attached; she said people were trying to ID the man who was verbally berating another driver, using some nasty epithets re gays and Latinos. The email writer said they were trying to determine who he was so a hate crime charge could be filed.

    But I didn’t really hear a threat (which would be the closest thing to a ‘hate crime’) in the footage, it just looked like a traffic incident gone bad with a really nasty guy dumping on the other party in an uncalled for way.

    I checked with our state’s site for “hate crime” and found (and sent her) this which distinguishes between a hate crime and a “hate incident”:

    ______________________________________

    ~ A hate incident is an action or behavior motivated by hate but legally protected by the First Amendment right to freedom of expression.

    Examples of hate incidents include:

    * name-calling,
    * insults,
    * distributing hate material in public places, and
    * displaying hate material on your own property.

    The U.S. Constitution allows hate speech as long as it does not interfere with the civil rights of others. If a hate incident starts to threaten a person or property, it may become a hate crime. ~
    _____________________________________

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  18. I’m still pondering putting china in the bottom of a pool when a fire is coming.

    I have neither china nor a pool, though I do have some old and some new dishes from Mexico that I like a lot.

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  19. When I went to the new stylist that my neighbor recommended I told her I didnโ€™t want a mullet nor did I want to leave there looking like Herman Munster…with a square head!! Can you believe that 26 year old girl just stood there with a puzzled look on her face?! (Upon asking her to take off no more than a half inch, She gave me the worst haircut I think I have ever had…I went last Friday to try to get it fixed but ended up with shorter hair…Iโ€™m done…I have sworn off hair stylists…it will be ponytails for me until I draw my last breath!) Paid 60 dollars for the first awful cut then 40 for the next trying to get it cleaned up and even!…..Sheesh…..

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  20. My stylist did a good job and I paid her double since she has had a shoulder replacement and needed to go slower. I was so glad to get a new perm and a haircut.

    I phoned the chiropractor and the message said to go book your appointment online. So I went online and it said that he is only taking existing patients. I haven’t seen him in a few years or quite a few, but he is still my chiropractor, right?

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  21. Nancyjill, thanks for the laugh! That’s funny but not funny, I know.

    I should make an appt with my person, they appear to be open (again) and my hair is beginning to bother me. But I messed up the bangs sufficiently that I was hoping to let them grow out a bit more before she sees that and gives me the business.

    But hey, it’s a pandemic, what are we going to do?

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  22. Alan Seals is showing it coming up Mobile Bay. He compared it to Frederic in 1979 and Ivan in 2004.
    Michelle if the water comes up the bluffs in Fairhope I don’t know there would be a place to evacuate to. Where I am is high ground, we have drains through out back yard and the house is built up. The fact that the storm is moving so slow means it will “dump a month’s worth of rain” (that was an official estimate) on us. Going east or west could still put me in the path of the storm because it’s drifing at 2 miles and hour. If I go north, I run the risk of getting in the middle of the tornadoes. I am probably safest where I am. The laundry room is buffered by the garage, the kitchen, and our bedroom so it would be the safest place to be.
    They’ve already evacuated the low lying areas and opened the shelters.
    I will check in

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  23. Sounds like time to make your bed in the laundry room. Perhaps a comfy chair?? Get the snacks ready. Can you tell that I haven’t had to deal with one of these???

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  24. Munsters: thirteen and fourteen watch those shows once in a while. They laugh and laugh and laugh and so we laugh and laugh and laugh. Nineteen watches Tom and Jerry and Mr Ed and laughs and laughs and laughs and so we laugh and laugh and laugh.

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  25. “I have never heard the Munster theme. I started to click on it, but something in my head said, โ€œYou donโ€™t want that here all night.”

    I didn’t even have to play it, and it’s now playing in my head. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks DJ.

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  26. Game changer?

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/university-pittsburgh-antibody-neutralizes-coronavirus

    “University of Pittsburgh scientists discover antibody that ‘neutralizes’ virus that causes COVID-19

    Its component is 10 times smaller than a full-sized antibody”

    “Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have isolated โ€œthe smallest biological moleculeโ€ that โ€œcompletely and specifically neutralizesโ€ SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

    The antibody component is 10 times smaller than a full-sized antibody, and has been used to create the drug Ab8, shared in the report published by the researchers in the journal Cell on Monday. The drug is seen as a potential preventative against SARS-CoV-2.

    According to the report, the drug has been โ€œhighly effective in preventing and treatingโ€ the SARS-CoV-2 infections in mice and hamsters during tests. The drug also reportedly does not bind to human cells, which suggests it will not have negative side effects in people.”

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  27. Out here in my town in Connecticut, we are in an area of severe drought. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I’ve read that we are supposed to get a lot of snow this winter.

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  28. Son in Pensacola finds it ironic that they had planned to close on the place in NY a couple weeks ago and move last week so much of their disaster readiness is in NY now.

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  29. Also forgot to mention that even out here in Connecticut, we have some smoke from the California fires. Someone posted a photo of a “smoky sunset”.

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  30. Is it just me or are the “pillow guy’s” constant commercials getting really tiresome. I either turn the channel or mute it, it’s getting to be kind of ridiculous.

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  31. Paul made the dogs ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿถ go out again. Itโ€™s ๐ŸŒง โ˜”๏ธ and a little ๐ŸŒฌ ๐Ÿ’จ.
    Still moving slowly. Can you tell I am bored?
    I made two pots of coffee and put in the refrigerator so I can heat it up on the stove if we lose power. Priorities people. Priorities.
    Weโ€™ve lowered the AC so the house will stay cool a little longer if we lose power.
    Right now? We are in bed watching TV ๐Ÿ“บ and checking for hurricane updates.

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  32. Thank you, gracias, merci, und danke for all the birthday wishes. It’s been a pretty quiet normal day. With Flyboy’s weird work schedule we postponed the family celebration until next week.

    I didn’t get outside at all today until evening. The sun had already set, so I didn’t see what it looked like, but the sky was a strange shade of gray.

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  33. It’s on Foxnews mainly, after-work hours. I tend to watch more of those shows during election years and he’s apparently bought spots on every. single. commercial. break. for 3 hours running it seems. It’s almost bizarre.

    OK, news is done for the night, the dogs are hounding me for a walk

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  34. Well, for 2 hours anyway.

    Dogs enjoyed the walk, I’m still doing an abbreviated version (6 blocks, staying on level ground). I still don’t feel like I can walk easily or normally or without any pain; and I have to concentrate on walking without stiffening up that left leg now and again. Gotta roll the knee, therapist says.

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  35. Art told me last night that a house around the corner was all lit up for Halloween. He asked if I had seen it. I reminded him that I don’t go out at night. I even got him to drive me to Sam’s at 7 a.m. this morning in the dark. Hardly anyone was in there for Senior’s hour(s). It was my first trip there since Covid hit. They also have a concierge service for Seniors on Tues and Thurs mornings starting at 7 a.m. They don’t have it advertised. You have to do a search for Senior Hours if anyone wants to see if your local Sam’s offers it.

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