• Re: Resend Update on HyV

    From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Mon Jun 22 00:13:40 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 15-Jun-2020 09:54 <=-

    There was something about groups of ten or less now being allowed as
    part of the re-opening guidelines.
    I think groups of up to ten are allowed here, too... and possibly were
    all along, as that was somewhat the guideline as to how many could be
    the "skeleton crew" at church for the livestream services... but
    definitely with distancing and now masks...
    The hospitals and nursing homes have recently begun allowing one adult visitor at a time, two in instances of impending death or births.
    Presume all sort of distancing and masking requirements, but at least
    can now have vistors. Would imagine that's a mental booster!

    Would think so... since I haven't needed the info, I'm not sure where we
    stand on that yet....

    Each state (and region, etc) seems to be making up their own rules as
    to what happens when...
    Right. LIS I was surprised at some of the allowed to re-open options
    here in Scott County when we're still 'closed'.
    Maybe you got opened up a little when you weren't noticing...?
    Quite possible. Things and guidelines are changing rapidly.

    As long as there is attention paid to whether or not the covid starts
    spiking again with the openings....

    Did notice a lack of the floor decal in two areas which
    are side-by-side. The store's general tile is a medium gray --
    actually a nice colour and not as boring as it sounds. Also has a bit
    of bounce to it. One of the sections without the one way decals is a
    black-and-white sort of zig-zag pattern which will be the new candy
    section -- I had commented on it to one of the manangers when I first
    saw it a few weeks ago - that's when I found out it was going to be the
    candy section and he or one of the guys he was with commented on it as
    being Willie Wonka-ish (from the movie). The other section (adjacent)
    has a charcoal coloured tile. No idea what's going there (stay tuned!).
    Maybe they are waiting to make sure that the one-way is still needed
    when those sections get opened for business before putting them down...
    if not needed, then no need to waste time putting down and then picking
    back up... :)
    The black-and-white zig-zag tiled section is the Candy Shop. At this point not sure if all candy is going over there or just the larger
    packets and specialties, with the individual candy bars and packs separated like before the remodel. Half-thinking combined but I
    wasn't needing candy this week (surprise! <g>) so wasn't paying close attention.

    You'll notice when there's need... ;)

    The charcoal gray tiled section is for greeting cards and smaller
    gifts, being set up as a boutique with individual tables and displays. Both areas are still being put together.

    Less of a push to get those set up, perhaps...?

    A lot of what we are doing is just a more stringent form of what we
    probably would normally be doing... :)
    True. If know someone is sick probably would want to keep them at a
    distance almost naturally. And not like places aren't cleaned, just
    now being more paid attention to the act of cleaning and the detail.
    Yup, right now our consciousness of things is heightened because of
    the crisis... and extra care is being taken as well... :)
    Right, which makes sense. Overall self-protection, or at least for
    most of us, so natural distancing to keep the stranger at a distance,
    but that conflicts with our social nature of closeness.

    Today at church someone I regularly would exchange hugs with decided he
    was ready for hugging again... after a quick think, I decided I was
    too... it's been too long without hugs.... ;)

    As for cleanliness, before I never considered wiping a cart's handle before. Did glance to check if the cart was reasonably clean; now:
    squirt - wipe.

    Probably still a safer alternative... I'm getting a little more lax on
    that again... but the stores have been good about wiping them down
    regularly anyway now...

    ... Ask me about my vow of silence.
    Not that you'd be allowed to respond.... <G>
    Can I pantomime?
    Only if allowed by your order... ;)
    I'll have to ask the Head Monk, though that seems to have a bit of an
    issue in itself.
    From what I've read, often with the vow of silence there's a brief
    respite once a day or some other time period... maybe one could ask
    then... ;)
    Maybe the joke about the monk 'trainee' who was only allowed to speak
    once a year a single word. Goes something like the first year "cold"; second "uncomfortable", third year <something>. Fifth year the head
    monk summons the trainee for their annual meeting. "I'm letting you
    go: all you have done since getting here is complain, complain,
    complain".

    Yup... didn't get the concept of self-denial... ;)

    ... Optimist thinks this is best possible world; pessimist fears is
    true.

    Indeed.

    ttyl neb

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Nancy Backus on Tue Jun 23 17:29:00 2020

    Hi Nancy!

    There was something about groups of ten or less now being allowed as
    part of the re-opening guidelines.
    I think groups of up to ten are allowed here, too... and possibly were
    all along, as that was somewhat the guideline as to how many could be
    the "skeleton crew" at church for the livestream services... but
    definitely with distancing and now masks...
    The hospitals and nursing homes have recently begun allowing one adult visitor at a time, two in instances of impending death or births.
    Presume all sort of distancing and masking requirements, but at least
    can now have vistors. Would imagine that's a mental booster!
    Would think so... since I haven't needed the info, I'm not sure
    where we stand on that yet....

    Yes, at this point I'm semi-avoiding crowds, partially as don't need to
    go to a crowded store, etc., probably mostly as don't need to. LIS some
    time back I have this feeling COVID-19 will return because people in
    general are being sloppy and not following healthy guidelines.
    Hopefully I'm all wet in that assumption, though at this point I'd
    rather be thought as an eccentric Howard Hughes-like germaphobe.


    Each state (and region, etc) seems to be making up their own rules as
    to what happens when...
    Right. LIS I was surprised at some of the allowed to re-open options
    here in Scott County when we're still 'closed'.
    Maybe you got opened up a little when you weren't noticing...?
    Quite possible. Things and guidelines are changing rapidly.
    As long as there is attention paid to whether or not the covid
    starts spiking again with the openings....

    Iowa seems to be monitoring very closely. The Governor has discontinued
    daily press briefings, at least for now, because the health issues have
    calmed down, at least for now.


    Did notice a lack of the floor decal in two areas which
    are side-by-side. The store's general tile is a medium gray --
    actually a nice colour and not as boring as it sounds. Also has a bit
    of bounce to it. One of the sections without the one way decals is a
    black-and-white sort of zig-zag pattern which will be the new candy
    section -- I had commented on it to one of the manangers when I first
    saw it a few weeks ago - that's when I found out it was going to be the
    candy section and he or one of the guys he was with commented on it as
    being Willie Wonka-ish (from the movie). The other section (adjacent)
    has a charcoal coloured tile. No idea what's going there (stay tuned!).
    Maybe they are waiting to make sure that the one-way is still needed
    when those sections get opened for business before putting them down...
    if not needed, then no need to waste time putting down and then picking
    back up... :)
    The black-and-white zig-zag tiled section is the Candy Shop. At this point not sure if all candy is going over there or just the larger
    packets and specialties, with the individual candy bars and packs separated like before the remodel. Half-thinking combined but I
    wasn't needing candy this week (surprise! <g>) so wasn't paying close attention.
    You'll notice when there's need... ;)

    Y'think?! :) The candy is more of an occasionally treat, though don't
    really need an occasion to be treated! <g> This week with Father's Day
    was expecting and did have a cake (about half was brought home and stil
    lsome left), so the candy became the cake. Plus made brownies earlier
    in the week -- no real need for candy!


    The charcoal gray tiled section is for greeting cards and smaller
    gifts, being set up as a boutique with individual tables and displays. Both areas are still being put together.
    Less of a push to get those set up, perhaps...?

    Possibly, or a bit of a delay in getting the fixtures from the
    manufacturer becaause of COVID-19.


    A lot of what we are doing is just a more stringent form of what we
    probably would normally be doing... :)
    True. If know someone is sick probably would want to keep them at a
    distance almost naturally. And not like places aren't cleaned, just
    now being more paid attention to the act of cleaning and the detail.
    Yup, right now our consciousness of things is heightened because of
    the crisis... and extra care is being taken as well... :)
    Right, which makes sense. Overall self-protection, or at least for
    most of us, so natural distancing to keep the stranger at a distance,
    but that conflicts with our social nature of closeness.
    Today at church someone I regularly would exchange hugs with
    decided he was ready for hugging again... after a quick think, I
    decided I was too... it's been too long without hugs.... ;)

    The hug does a lot of good! As long as both healthy and agree to it.


    As for cleanliness, before I never considered wiping a cart's handle before. Did glance to check if the cart was reasonably clean; now:
    squirt - wipe.
    Probably still a safer alternative... I'm getting a little more
    lax on that again... but the stores have been good about wiping
    them down regularly anyway now...

    Yes, there is a lot of advertising on stores, restaurants, shops, etc.,
    taking extra measures to clean. As I mentioned in other messages, I
    generally take a cart from the cart corral in the parking lot so I am
    pretty sure those have not been cleaned. Did go to Lowes a couple weeks
    ago for a few items; cart from inside, probably cleaned (I'm remember
    seeing a sign), but did a quick wipe anyway. 2 worth of hand sanitizer
    now might save me a bunch of grief later!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Wed Jun 24 14:51:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Today at church someone I regularly would exchange hugs with decided he was ready for hugging again... after a quick think, I decided I was
    too... it's been too long without hugs.... ;)

    We feel that way with square dancing, when we give each other hugs,
    known as "yellow rocks". The first night of lessons, all these women
    I didn't know, were giving me these "yellow rocks", and I thought "What
    have I gotten myself into??!!". But, after graduation, it was like "Next, Please!!" <G>. One of the married ladies I dance with, told me that, she
    too, was apprehensive of these "strange men" hugging her. But, she was
    like me afterwards, with "I could get used to this". <BG>

    With social distancing with COVID-19, I think only 1 club in Arkansas
    has resumed dancing. I don't care if we have to dance with masks and gloves...at least we can dance.

    Probably still a safer alternative... I'm getting a little more lax on that again... but the stores have been good about wiping them down regularly anyway now...

    I still do that at the store, anyway.

    Maybe the joke about the monk 'trainee' who was only allowed to speak
    once a year a single word. Goes something like the first year "cold"; second "uncomfortable", third year <something>. Fifth year the head
    monk summons the trainee for their annual meeting. "I'm letting you
    go: all you have done since getting here is complain, complain,
    complain".

    Yup... didn't get the concept of self-denial... ;)

    Or where in the monastery, where the monks gathered. They waited for
    the E-Monk (the head one, as it were) to arrive in the eating hall. They
    would say "Good Morning" to him, before they began eating breakfast...
    and "Good Evening" to him, before they began eating dinner.

    Well, a nervous monk was in there, and they all chanted "Good Morning",
    then after a short pause, you heard "Good Evening".

    You could've heard a pin drop!!

    The E-Monk looked around and intoned "Someone Chanted Evening". <G>

    ... Eating an artichoke is like getting to know someone really well

    I think I'll pass.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jun 25 12:10:00 2020
    Barry,

    Y'think?! :) The candy is more of an occasionally treat, though don't really need an occasion to be treated! <g> This week with Father's Day was expecting and did have a cake (about half was brought home and stil lsome left), so the candy became the cake. Plus made brownies earlier
    in the week -- no real need for candy!

    The only "sweet thing" I have now are sandwich cookies, and ice cream sandwiches.

    Possibly, or a bit of a delay in getting the fixtures from the manufacturer becaause of COVID-19.

    That's the deal with my urologist. The testapel (testosterone pellet implants) are back ordered until sometime in August. So, I decided to
    have weekly shots in the gleute. The urologist said my testosterone is
    "at the low end of the medium scale", but cautioned "if we wait until
    August, your levels will crash, and that'll cause big problems". This
    is TMI, but I need more insulation back there...those injections feel
    like they're using barbed wire!! :P

    The hug does a lot of good! As long as both healthy and agree to it.

    It does.

    Yes, there is a lot of advertising on stores, restaurants, shops, etc., taking extra measures to clean. As I mentioned in other messages, I generally take a cart from the cart corral in the parking lot so I am pretty sure those have not been cleaned. Did go to Lowes a couple
    weeks ago for a few items; cart from inside, probably cleaned (I'm remember seeing a sign), but did a quick wipe anyway. 2 worth of hand sanitizer now might save me a bunch of grief later!

    I've got plenty of it here now.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 26 15:53:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Y'think?! :) The candy is more of an occasionally treat, though don't really need an occasion to be treated! <g> This week with Father's Day was expecting and did have a cake (about half was brought home and stil lsome left), so the candy became the cake. Plus made brownies earlier
    in the week -- no real need for candy!
    The only "sweet thing" I have now are sandwich cookies, and ice
    cream sandwiches.

    I had a small bowl of ice cream with lunch -- just sounded good.


    Possibly, or a bit of a delay in getting the fixtures from the manufacturer becaause of COVID-19.
    That's the deal with my urologist. The testapel (testosterone
    pellet implants) are back ordered until sometime in August. So, I
    decided to have weekly shots in the gleute. The urologist said my testosterone is "at the low end of the medium scale", but
    cautioned "if we wait until August, your levels will crash, and
    that'll cause big problems". This is TMI, but I need more
    insulation back there...those injections feel like they're using
    barbed wire!! :P

    Quit piddling off the medical staff and they'll stop using the dull
    needles! ...Have you mentioned the soreness? Maybe the could use a
    different site or topical anesthetic.



    Yes, there is a lot of advertising on stores, restaurants, shops, etc., taking extra measures to clean. As I mentioned in other messages, I generally take a cart from the cart corral in the parking lot so I am pretty sure those have not been cleaned. Did go to Lowes a couple
    weeks ago for a few items; cart from inside, probably cleaned (I'm remember seeing a sign), but did a quick wipe anyway. 2 worth of hand sanitizer now might save me a bunch of grief later!
    I've got plenty of it here now.

    LIS in other messages, I carry a small bottle with me - flat and fits in
    my pocket. When empty will refill from a large container - cheaper than
    buying another small bottle when this one is still good.



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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Tue Jun 30 01:16:10 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 23-Jun-2020 17:29 <=-

    I think groups of up to ten are allowed here, too... and possibly were
    all along, as that was somewhat the guideline as to how many could be
    the "skeleton crew" at church for the livestream services... but
    definitely with distancing and now masks...
    The hospitals and nursing homes have recently begun allowing one adult
    visitor at a time, two in instances of impending death or births.
    Presume all sort of distancing and masking requirements, but at least
    can now have vistors. Would imagine that's a mental booster!
    Would think so... since I haven't needed the info, I'm not sure where
    we stand on that yet....
    Yes, at this point I'm semi-avoiding crowds, partially as don't need
    to go to a crowded store, etc., probably mostly as don't need to. LIS some time back I have this feeling COVID-19 will return because people
    in general are being sloppy and not following healthy guidelines.

    States where things opened too fast and people were being sloppy are
    indeed having spikes again in their Covid counts.... So far NY is
    staying the course, and almost fully reopened again.... but there is a
    fairly good compliance with the safety guidelines that accompany each
    phase of the openings... Some of it might be overkill, and there is some
    laxity in total implementation, but overall, most are being careful for themselves and for others' sakes... :)

    Hopefully I'm all wet in that assumption, though at this point I'd
    rather be thought as an eccentric Howard Hughes-like germaphobe.

    I don't go quite that far, but we do follow the guidelines pretty
    much.... :)

    Each state (and region, etc) seems to be making up their own rules as
    to what happens when...
    Right. LIS I was surprised at some of the allowed to re-open options
    here in Scott County when we're still 'closed'.
    Maybe you got opened up a little when you weren't noticing...?
    Quite possible. Things and guidelines are changing rapidly.
    As long as there is attention paid to whether or not the covid
    starts spiking again with the openings....
    Iowa seems to be monitoring very closely. The Governor has
    discontinued daily press briefings, at least for now, because the
    health issues have calmed down, at least for now.

    I don't know if our governor is still doing the daily briefings... the
    news doesn't seem to carry it as much anyway... :)

    Did notice a lack of the floor decal in two areas which
    are side-by-side. The store's general tile is a medium gray --
    actually a nice colour and not as boring as it sounds. Also has a bit
    of bounce to it. One of the sections without the one way decals is a
    black-and-white sort of zig-zag pattern which will be the new candy
    section -- I had commented on it to one of the manangers when I first
    saw it a few weeks ago - that's when I found out it was going to be the
    candy section and he or one of the guys he was with commented on it as
    being Willie Wonka-ish (from the movie). The other section (adjacent)
    has a charcoal coloured tile. No idea what's going there (stay tuned!).
    Maybe they are waiting to make sure that the one-way is still needed
    when those sections get opened for business before putting them down...
    if not needed, then no need to waste time putting down and then picking
    back up... :)
    The black-and-white zig-zag tiled section is the Candy Shop. At this
    point not sure if all candy is going over there or just the larger
    packets and specialties, with the individual candy bars and packs
    separated like before the remodel. Half-thinking combined but I
    wasn't needing candy this week (surprise! <g>) so wasn't paying close
    attention.
    You'll notice when there's need... ;)
    Y'think?! :) The candy is more of an occasionally treat, though
    don't really need an occasion to be treated! <g> This week with
    Father's Day was expecting and did have a cake (about half was brought home and still some left), so the candy became the cake. Plus made brownies earlier in the week -- no real need for candy!

    Pretty well set for sweets, true... :) If there was a sale, or you had
    a coupon, that might push the candy higher on the list, but for now not
    so needed.... :)

    The charcoal gray tiled section is for greeting cards and smaller
    gifts, being set up as a boutique with individual tables and displays.
    Both areas are still being put together.
    Less of a push to get those set up, perhaps...?
    Possibly, or a bit of a delay in getting the fixtures from the manufacturer becaause of COVID-19.

    Yeah, guess that could affect, too.... :)

    A lot of what we are doing is just a more stringent form of what we
    probably would normally be doing... :)
    True. If know someone is sick probably would want to keep them at a
    distance almost naturally. And not like places aren't cleaned, just
    now being more paid attention to the act of cleaning and the detail.
    Yup, right now our consciousness of things is heightened because of
    the crisis... and extra care is being taken as well... :)
    Right, which makes sense. Overall self-protection, or at least for
    most of us, so natural distancing to keep the stranger at a distance,
    but that conflicts with our social nature of closeness.
    Today at church someone I regularly would exchange hugs with
    decided he was ready for hugging again... after a quick think, I
    decided I was too... it's been too long without hugs.... ;)
    The hug does a lot of good! As long as both healthy and agree to it.

    Exactly... and that factored in... both of us quite well, both kinda
    ready to take the chance... :)

    As for cleanliness, before I never considered wiping a cart's handle
    before. Did glance to check if the cart was reasonably clean; now:
    squirt - wipe.
    Probably still a safer alternative... I'm getting a little more lax
    on that again... but the stores have been good about wiping them down
    regularly anyway now...
    Yes, there is a lot of advertising on stores, restaurants, shops,
    etc., taking extra measures to clean. As I mentioned in other
    messages, I generally take a cart from the cart corral in the parking
    lot so I am pretty sure those have not been cleaned. Did go to Lowes a couple weeks ago for a few items; cart from inside, probably cleaned
    (I'm remember seeing a sign), but did a quick wipe anyway. 2 worth of hand sanitizer now might save me a bunch of grief later!

    Doesn't hurt to be a little extra cautious... :) Probably wouldn't be
    an issue if one didn't do it, but doesn't hurt to do either... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Nancy Backus on Tue Jun 30 08:38:00 2020

    Hi Nancy!

    Yes, at this point I'm semi-avoiding crowds, partially as don't need
    to go to a crowded store, etc., probably mostly as don't need to. LIS some time back I have this feeling COVID-19 will return because people
    in general are being sloppy and not following healthy guidelines.
    States where things opened too fast and people were being sloppy
    are indeed having spikes again in their Covid counts.... So far
    NY is staying the course, and almost fully reopened again.... but
    there is a fairly good compliance with the safety guidelines that accompany each phase of the openings... Some of it might be
    overkill, and there is some laxity in total implementation, but
    overall, most are being careful for themselves and for others'
    sakes... :)

    Good! There have been slight spikes regionally -- zero deaths in Iowa reported over the weekend and then three reported yesterday (Monday) -- possibly the weekend had something to do with the numbers reporting?
    And bet there will be a spike in Rock Island County (IL) as they opened
    a drive-through COVID-19 test clinic yesterday -- where up to 500 people
    can be tested er day; those people might not have been tested otherwise
    and I'd bet a few are going to test positive, so spike!

    Also what I consider to be a flaw in the graphing -- and pretty sure
    I've mentioned this one previously. Locally Scott County (IA) and Rock
    Island County (IL) -- physcially located across the River from each
    other -- are reporting the highest number of cases on the county counts graphs. Yeah, we're also the two most populus counties in the region,
    so of course we're going to have the highest counts. Not trying to
    minimize the report but seems the report should or there should be a
    second report displaying percentage: cases to overall population. OTOH
    seeing that that high number might help people in Scott and Rock Island Counties be more cautious and so be more inclined to continue with
    social distancing and other saftey procedures instead of slacking off
    because they see a low number.


    Hopefully I'm all wet in that assumption, though at this point I'd
    rather be thought as an eccentric Howard Hughes-like germaphobe.
    I don't go quite that far, but we do follow the guidelines pretty
    much.... :)

    Right. I'm more for the no-touch than the cover with mask, though LISB4
    if a mask is oreferred/requied I'll put mine on without whining. Well,
    I have joked it messes up my beard!


    Each state (and region, etc) seems to be making up their own rules as
    to what happens when...
    Right. LIS I was surprised at some of the allowed to re-open options
    here in Scott County when we're still 'closed'.
    Maybe you got opened up a little when you weren't noticing...?
    Quite possible. Things and guidelines are changing rapidly.
    As long as there is attention paid to whether or not the covid
    starts spiking again with the openings....
    Iowa seems to be monitoring very closely. The Governor has
    discontinued daily press briefings, at least for now, because the
    health issues have calmed down, at least for now.
    I don't know if our governor is still doing the daily
    briefings... the news doesn't seem to carry it as much anyway...
    :)

    Governor Cuomo does seem to be on the local news a lot, though that
    doesn't indicate what kind of a briefing it was. Probably before the coronavirus 99% of government briefings weren't broadcast.



    wasn't needing candy this week (surprise! <g>) so wasn't paying close
    attention.
    You'll notice when there's need... ;)
    Y'think?! :) The candy is more of an occasionally treat, though
    don't really need an occasion to be treated! <g> This week with
    Father's Day was expecting and did have a cake (about half was brought home and still some left), so the candy became the cake. Plus made brownies earlier in the week -- no real need for candy!
    Pretty well set for sweets, true... :) If there was a sale, or
    you had a coupon, that might push the candy higher on the list,
    but for now not so needed.... :)

    Yes: I'm pretty much on the outlook for a decent sale, and the longer it
    stores the better. Back to candy more specifically, pretty good at the storage, sufficient room in the cabinet in the basement where cool.
    ...Was getting some crackers "from the store in the basement" (yes,
    bought on sale, didn't need when bought but not on sale lately) and saw
    a box of candy from my Vienna trip last summer. Tempting!



    A lot of what we are doing is just a more stringent form of what we
    probably would normally be doing... :)
    True. If know someone is sick probably would want to keep them at a
    distance almost naturally. And not like places aren't cleaned, just
    now being more paid attention to the act of cleaning and the detail.
    Yup, right now our consciousness of things is heightened because of
    the crisis... and extra care is being taken as well... :)
    Right, which makes sense. Overall self-protection, or at least for
    most of us, so natural distancing to keep the stranger at a distance,
    but that conflicts with our social nature of closeness.
    Today at church someone I regularly would exchange hugs with
    decided he was ready for hugging again... after a quick think, I
    decided I was too... it's been too long without hugs.... ;)
    The hug does a lot of good! As long as both healthy and agree to it.
    Exactly... and that factored in... both of us quite well, both
    kinda ready to take the chance... :)

    I think the mentally healthier idea is to consider the people one knows
    as healthy unless know they are/have been recently sick. Strangers --
    well "stranger danger" applies!


    As for cleanliness, before I never considered wiping a cart's handle
    before. Did glance to check if the cart was reasonably clean; now:
    squirt - wipe.
    Probably still a safer alternative... I'm getting a little more lax
    on that again... but the stores have been good about wiping them down
    regularly anyway now...
    Yes, there is a lot of advertising on stores, restaurants, shops,
    etc., taking extra measures to clean. As I mentioned in other
    messages, I generally take a cart from the cart corral in the parking
    lot so I am pretty sure those have not been cleaned. Did go to Lowes a couple weeks ago for a few items; cart from inside, probably cleaned
    (I'm remember seeing a sign), but did a quick wipe anyway. 2 worth of hand sanitizer now might save me a bunch of grief later!
    Doesn't hurt to be a little extra cautious... :) Probably
    wouldn't be an issue if one didn't do it, but doesn't hurt to do
    either... :)

    Right. The probability of an infected cart is very low, just IMO I
    don't want to engange that chance, especially when so easy just to
    squirt and wipe with a bit of cleaner. I haven't seen anyone else doing
    the same with the outside carts; have seen customers wiping their cart
    when they obtain inside. And not the customers aren't taking that kind
    of precaution, I'm just not there at the right time to observe.


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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jul 2 17:05:18 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 24-Jun-2020 14:51 <=-

    Today at church someone I regularly would exchange hugs with decided
    he was ready for hugging again... after a quick think, I decided I
    was too... it's been too long without hugs.... ;)

    We feel that way with square dancing, when we give each other hugs,
    known as "yellow rocks". The first night of lessons, all these women
    I didn't know, were giving me these "yellow rocks", and I thought
    "What have I gotten myself into??!!". But, after graduation, it was
    like "Next, Please!!" <G>. One of the married ladies I dance with, told
    me that, she too, was apprehensive of these "strange men" hugging her. But, she was like me afterwards, with "I could get used to this". <BG>

    Yup... Friendly hugs are a good (and necessary) thing... :)

    With social distancing with COVID-19, I think only 1 club in
    Arkansas has resumed dancing. I don't care if we have to dance with
    masks and gloves...at least we can dance.

    Some might still see that as too risky... but as long as all are not
    sick, it should work out ok... And eventually the masks and gloves
    won't be needed either...

    Probably still a safer alternative... I'm getting a little more lax
    on that again... but the stores have been good about wiping them down
    regularly anyway now...

    I still do that at the store, anyway.

    I do it sometimes still...

    Or where in the monastery, where the monks gathered. They waited for
    the E-Monk (the head one, as it were) to arrive in the eating hall.
    They would say "Good Morning" to him, before they began eating breakfast... and "Good Evening" to him, before they began eating
    dinner.
    Well, a nervous monk was in there, and they all chanted "Good
    Morning", then after a short pause, you heard "Good Evening".
    You could've heard a pin drop!!
    The E-Monk looked around and intoned "Someone Chanted Evening". <G>

    [chuckle]

    ... Eating an artichoke is like getting to know someone really well

    I think I'll pass.

    It's why I buy the canned quartered artichoke hearts... much less work
    for the goodness... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Fri Jul 3 11:21:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Some might still see that as too risky... but as long as all are not
    sick, it should work out ok... And eventually the masks and gloves
    won't be needed either...

    I saw photos from one dance, where I guess they just took the
    temperatures of folks coming in, as they weren't dancing with masks
    or gloves.

    You could've heard a pin drop!!
    The E-Monk looked around and intoned "Someone Chanted Evening". <G>

    [chuckle]

    The beauty of the pun is in the groan or chuckle of the recipient. :)

    ... Eating an artichoke is like getting to know someone really well

    I think I'll pass.

    It's why I buy the canned quartered artichoke hearts... much less work
    for the goodness... ;)

    You can have my portion...just like with squash, eggplant, etc. For that matter, I thought eggplant was a codename for a chicken. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jul 13 17:33:32 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 03-Jul-2020 11:21 <=-

    Some might still see that as too risky... but as long as all are not
    sick, it should work out ok... And eventually the masks and gloves
    won't be needed either...

    I saw photos from one dance, where I guess they just took the
    temperatures of folks coming in, as they weren't dancing with masks
    or gloves.

    Hopefully there weren't repercussions later...

    ... Eating an artichoke is like getting to know someone really well
    I think I'll pass.
    It's why I buy the canned quartered artichoke hearts... much less work
    for the goodness... ;)

    You can have my portion...just like with squash, eggplant, etc.

    I particularly like eggplant (aubergines).... very tasty, in so many
    ways.... :)

    For that matter, I thought eggplant was a codename for a chicken. <G>

    I can see where you could have thought that.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Wed Jul 15 13:00:00 2020
    Nancy,

    I saw photos from one dance, where I guess they just took the
    temperatures of folks coming in, as they weren't dancing with masks
    or gloves.

    Hopefully there weren't repercussions later...

    I haven't heard. But, if you aren't out to get it, and build up
    immunity, you'll never be able to fight it.

    You can have my portion...just like with squash, eggplant, etc.

    I particularly like eggplant (aubergines).... very tasty, in so many ways.... :)

    Again, you can have my portion.

    For that matter, I thought eggplant was a codename for a chicken. <G>

    I can see where you could have thought that.... ;)

    You mean it's not?? :P

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Fri Aug 14 19:06:46 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 15-Jul-2020 13:00 <=-

    I saw photos from one dance, where I guess they just took the
    temperatures of folks coming in, as they weren't dancing with masks
    or gloves.
    Hopefully there weren't repercussions later...

    I haven't heard. But, if you aren't out to get it, and build up
    immunity, you'll never be able to fight it.

    As long as it doesn't get you bad, first....

    You can have my portion...just like with squash, eggplant, etc.
    I particularly like eggplant (aubergines).... very tasty, in so many
    ways.... :)

    Again, you can have my portion.

    Gladly.... ;)

    For that matter, I thought eggplant was a codename for a chicken. <G>
    I can see where you could have thought that.... ;)

    You mean it's not?? :P

    Nope. ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Sat Aug 15 10:28:00 2020
    Nancy,

    For that matter, I thought eggplant was a codename for a chicken. <G>
    I can see where you could have thought that.... ;)

    You mean it's not?? :P

    Nope. ;)

    The sarcasm sauce is getting thick in here. <G>

    Daryl

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