• Re: Resend New normals

    From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Mon Jun 22 18:10:48 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 15-Jun-2020 17:34 <=-

    While I think of it back from the store - did buy some Ginger Tea.
    Oddly didn't see the house brand Green Tea; did see national brands.
    Never know what will be sold out of... especially now... ;) Have
    you tried the Ginger tea yet...?
    Yes: did and didn't seem odd for them to be out of the Hy-Vee brand of
    Green Tea. I'm thinking a combination of 'tight stock' ==> keep the
    overhead down -- and maybe some news report reminding people of the
    benefits of green tea spurring a spike in sales. Or happens the
    Hy-Vee Green Tea Drinkers all ran out at the same time!
    Or the shipping was disrupted in some way....
    It seems like the shipping disruption seems to be the more logical of
    the options.

    Things haven't really gone back to normal in some areas... I notice some unexpected holes in stock at the store, no real reasons obvious... like
    the Wegmans canned quartered artichoke hearts have been out of stock for
    over a month now... they've had the whole, off and on during that
    time... and another brand is on the shelf, in whole and quartered (one
    week, didn't have the quartered for that brand either)... it's something
    I like to have in stock for the occasional meal... :)

    Did try the Ginger Tea -- slightly spicy but with an overall
    smoothness; I'll probably get it again. Haven't had for a week or so
    as has gotten hot here and I rarely drink anything hot other than my
    morning coffee. Will have to look into it as an iced tea.
    It should make a nice iced tea, too... :)
    Yes - I will have to try. For some reason the past few summers not
    'into' homemade iced tea/sun tea. OTOH have occasionally plopped a
    tea bag into the bottom of a glass, put ice over, then added chilled
    water -- sort of iced tea on the fly! Was mostly to give the water
    I've been drinking a different flavour, sort of like Daryl's flavoured waters.

    I tend to get Wegmans flavored carbonated waters... various fruit
    flavors and also a very nice ginger flavored one... no sweetening, real
    or artificial, in any of them...

    At this point where I've been going masks have not been required of
    the public, though the employees have been wearing (company mandate).
    What was sort of funny was when I was chatting with the Head Cashier
    he did partially remove his mask -- so apparently I'm not viewed as
    too much of a threat! <g>
    As long as you don't turn out to be one of those asymtomatic
    carriers... highly unlikely, but one just never knows... ;)
    I'm thinking anything's possible: one week it's "children rarely get
    it", the next week they're reporting a spike in childrens cases. LIS
    some time back, I'd almost like to get super-light case just to gain
    the antibodies and so future-protect myself.
    I'm rather hoping that the light exposure to the germs might be
    building up some antibodies in me, as well... might not even have to
    have a proper case at all, I'm thinking... :)
    They seem to have all sorts of possibilities and therories -- at first dogs couldn't get COVID-19, then a case indicated they could, then
    that seemed to be a false positive; not too long ago a different dog
    had a definitely positive test. ...At this point I'm petting a dog
    being walked if allowed and the dog comes up to me.

    We've been joking (mostly) that our cats got covid... one had a dry
    hacking cough for a couple weeks or so, the other acted like she'd lost
    her sense of taste and smell... both seem to be ok now... they are
    strictly indoor cats, so only way they could have gotten it would have
    been if somehow we carried it inside on us somehow... and we've not been sick.... Lots of unknowns here... :)

    I'm a little surprised I'm not required to wear a mask also. Certain
    places like doctor's offices require but I haven't been yet. I'm also
    half-suprised when entering larger places like Hy-Vee there isn't a
    temperature-checker person.
    There is a lot of variance between states, and even localities and
    particular stores, as to what protective measures must or should be
    kept, and how much is left to be voluntary....
    Right -- I have been (hopefully) maintaining a healthy distance with strangers, more as abiding by the now-normal distancing rule. As I mentioned in an earlier message (which may have been in the lost
    packets), I'm more taking the attitude people in general are healthy,
    but as it was before, the closer one is the more likelihood of unintentional transmission.

    That's always been the case, for whatever bug is around... a healthy
    caution but not paranoia seems to be called for.... :)

    Sort of along the large gatherings part, they just announced the Bix 7
    -- seven mile foot race up Brady St. Hill, up and down along the top,
    then back down -- will be done virtually this year. Not quite sure how
    and of the details: as long as done in July (race is usually held the
    end of July). One comment said all seven miles could be done on a
    treadmill,
    That will be an interesting variation... not really the same as a
    proper race, though.... ;)
    [snip]
    I suppose... I still can't wrap my head around how that virtual
    race would work out with the audience....
    Nor I -- plus the virtual part isn't all being done at the same time
    so not a real-time competition. Wil have to see how it is done and
    turns out!

    And have to let me know... :)

    They were out of the room at the time; probably had set boundaries
    early on Dad needed to be alone in the Family Room during certain
    times. There have been a few of the morning broadcasts where we (the
    viewing audience) could hear his kids fighting (bickering) in the
    background over breakfast. The 'hot lava' was from a game "on pause".
    Autumn has also done the hot lava thing, as well as make a throw
    rug/area rug water or a swimming pool.
    At least Autumn's is all in her imagination, not augmented by
    virtual tours.... ;)
    So far! And she hasn't done the 'hot lava' game for a while, though
    it could simply be on pause and revived in a week or three, like some
    of other games.

    Just never know what might brewing in her head... ;)

    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!

    While I think of it back from the store - did buy some Ginger Tea.
    Oddly didn't see the house brand Green Tea; did see national brands.
    Never know what will be sold out of... especially now... ;) Have
    you tried the Ginger tea yet...?
    Yes: did and didn't seem odd for them to be out of the Hy-Vee brand of
    Green Tea. I'm thinking a combination of 'tight stock' ==> keep the
    overhead down -- and maybe some news report reminding people of the
    benefits of green tea spurring a spike in sales. Or happens the
    Hy-Vee Green Tea Drinkers all ran out at the same time!
    Or the shipping was disrupted in some way....
    It seems like the shipping disruption seems to be the more logical of
    the options.
    Things haven't really gone back to normal in some areas... I
    notice some unexpected holes in stock at the store, no real
    reasons obvious... like the Wegmans canned quartered artichoke
    hearts have been out of stock for over a month now... they've had
    the whole, off and on during that time... and another brand is on
    the shelf, in whole and quartered (one week, didn't have the
    quartered for that brand either)... it's something I like to have
    in stock for the occasional meal... :)

    Yes, and I would suspect the food supply isn't going to return to normal
    for several more months, if not longer. (Just guessing, based on
    assumptions and very litle facts.) I would guess the sources have been disrupted and so need to get up to speed. I'd guess the government is double-checking food quality. Haven't heard of anything but thinking if
    a worker tests sick at a processing facility a few prior production runs
    might be destroyed rather than risk passing on a contaminated product.

    As for your quartered artichoke hearts, it would seem logical to guess
    if whole hearts were available so would be quartered -- just slice
    before sticking in the can. Probably more than just that -- maybe
    larger hearts are needed to make the quartering appear right.



    Did try the Ginger Tea -- slightly spicy but with an overall
    smoothness; I'll probably get it again. Haven't had for a week or so
    as has gotten hot here and I rarely drink anything hot other than my
    morning coffee. Will have to look into it as an iced tea.
    It should make a nice iced tea, too... :)
    Yes - I will have to try. For some reason the past few summers not
    'into' homemade iced tea/sun tea. OTOH have occasionally plopped a
    tea bag into the bottom of a glass, put ice over, then added chilled
    water -- sort of iced tea on the fly! Was mostly to give the water
    I've been drinking a different flavour, sort of like Daryl's flavoured waters.
    I tend to get Wegmans flavored carbonated waters... various fruit
    flavors and also a very nice ginger flavored one... no
    sweetening, real or artificial, in any of them...

    Daryl just perked up at that one! <g> I tend to go cheap and plop a tea
    bag in the bottom of my glass, weigh down with ice, add cold water, Or
    add a slash of lemon juice. Am starting to drink more plain ised water
    as the weather warms up so probably see if I can find a inexpensive
    flavouring kit -- should be easier with the remodel mostly done!



    They seem to have all sorts of possibilities and therories -- at first dogs couldn't get COVID-19, then a case indicated they could, then
    that seemed to be a false positive; not too long ago a different dog
    had a definitely positive test. ...At this point I'm petting a dog
    being walked if allowed and the dog comes up to me.
    We've been joking (mostly) that our cats got covid... one had a
    dry hacking cough for a couple weeks or so, the other acted like
    she'd lost her sense of taste and smell... both seem to be ok
    now... they are strictly indoor cats, so only way they could have
    gotten it would have been if somehow we carried it inside on us
    somehow... and we've not been sick.... Lots of unknowns here...
    :)

    Being inside cats they probably either would have caught an illness from
    one of you, as you said, someone visiting, a potentially contaminated
    food the human food inspectors caught and redirected to pet food.....
    More than likely some sort of 'cat cold' one or the other caught and
    passed on the other. Now close all the windows, seal the drafts,
    install an air lock at the door.....


    I'm a little surprised I'm not required to wear a mask also. Certain
    places like doctor's offices require but I haven't been yet. I'm also
    half-suprised when entering larger places like Hy-Vee there isn't a
    temperature-checker person.
    There is a lot of variance between states, and even localities and
    particular stores, as to what protective measures must or should be
    kept, and how much is left to be voluntary....
    Right -- I have been (hopefully) maintaining a healthy distance with strangers, more as abiding by the now-normal distancing rule. As I mentioned in an earlier message (which may have been in the lost
    packets), I'm more taking the attitude people in general are healthy,
    but as it was before, the closer one is the more likelihood of unintentional transmission.
    That's always been the case, for whatever bug is around... a
    healthy caution but not paranoia seems to be called for.... :)

    Yes: it's flu season: wash your hands and cough into your sleeve. Summer
    cold do's and don't's. COVID-19 is just a much worse version and
    essentially the same health precautions apply, just this time people got smacked in the face with finally doing them because of the severity.
    LIS in earlier messages, I'm hoping a good degree of the extra cleaning continues as well as some of the social distancing.


    Sort of along the large gatherings part, they just announced the Bix 7
    -- seven mile foot race up Brady St. Hill, up and down along the top,
    then back down -- will be done virtually this year. Not quite sure how
    and of the details: as long as done in July (race is usually held the
    end of July). One comment said all seven miles could be done on a
    treadmill,
    That will be an interesting variation... not really the same as a
    proper race, though.... ;)
    [snip]
    I suppose... I still can't wrap my head around how that virtual
    race would work out with the audience....
    Nor I -- plus the virtual part isn't all being done at the same time
    so not a real-time competition. Will have to see how it is done and
    turns out!
    And have to let me know... :)

    OK. :) Hopefully "Ch 6" will broadcast coverage again this year so I
    can also give that link. (More detail than www.KWQC.com. :))


    They were out of the room at the time; probably had set boundaries
    early on Dad needed to be alone in the Family Room during certain
    times. There have been a few of the morning broadcasts where we (the
    viewing audience) could hear his kids fighting (bickering) in the
    background over breakfast. The 'hot lava' was from a game "on pause".
    Autumn has also done the hot lava thing, as well as make a throw
    rug/area rug water or a swimming pool.
    At least Autumn's is all in her imagination, not augmented by
    virtual tours.... ;)
    So far! And she hasn't done the 'hot lava' game for a while, though
    it could simply be on pause and revived in a week or three, like some
    of other games.
    Just never know what might brewing in her head... ;)

    Lately with the better weather I've/we've been ponies. Well, I'm a
    horse and play it between Mr. Ed from the old TV show to an old swayback
    with an attitude. Autumn's the caretaker, and why is this starting to
    sound like a Charlie Sheen plot on the original Three and a Half Men???
    Autumn will sometimes play a pony. Neighbours probably think we're
    nuts.



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    @Q.COM



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Wed Jun 24 14:01:00 2020
    Nancy,

    I tend to get Wegmans flavored carbonated waters... various fruit
    flavors and also a very nice ginger flavored one... no sweetening, real
    or artificial, in any of them...

    I get mine either at Wal-Mart or Kroger.

    We've been joking (mostly) that our cats got covid... one had a dry hacking cough for a couple weeks or so, the other acted like she'd lost her sense of taste and smell... both seem to be ok now... they are strictly indoor cats, so only way they could have gotten it would have been if somehow we carried it inside on us somehow... and we've not
    been sick.... Lots of unknowns here... :)

    I told a fellow ham radio operator that I was hacking because of sinus drainage, and said "I feel like a cat with a furball"...to which, he
    quipped "Maybe you should eat Meow Mix Hairball Formula". <G>

    That's always been the case, for whatever bug is around... a healthy caution but not paranoia seems to be called for.... :)

    While an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, in so many cases,
    it appears to me as "massive overkill"...no pun intended.

    ... Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.

    I have to get a square to-it...I was unable to get a round to-it. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jun 25 12:06:00 2020
    Barry,

    I tend to get Wegmans flavored carbonated waters... various fruit
    flavors and also a very nice ginger flavored one... no
    sweetening, real or artificial, in any of them...

    Daryl just perked up at that one! <g> I tend to go cheap and plop a
    tea bag in the bottom of my glass, weigh down with ice, add cold water,

    You woke me from my nap <j/k>. Speaking of flavorings, I wish that "My-Lytely" prep for a colonoscopy was better tasting. The last time,
    the lemon was so tart, that it reacted with excess stomach acid, and
    it felt like my esophagus (and my butt) were on fire...talk about
    burning from top to bottom!! :P But, you can't have anything red,
    orange, or brown...clear liquids, but that does NOT include alcoholic beverages, like vodka and club soda!!

    Yes: it's flu season: wash your hands and cough into your sleeve.
    Summer cold do's and don't's. COVID-19 is just a much worse version
    and essentially the same health precautions apply, just this time
    people got smacked in the face with finally doing them because of the severity. LIS in earlier messages, I'm hoping a good degree of the
    extra cleaning continues as well as some of the social distancing.

    I keep thinking of the meme on a hot day, where this female is
    sitting on the ice bags inside this big ice deal outside a store.
    The caption notes "This is why you do NOT take the top ice bag".

    Hmmmm...didn't you just say something in another message to me
    about this?? :P

    Lately with the better weather I've/we've been ponies. Well, I'm a
    horse and play it between Mr. Ed from the old TV show to an old
    swayback with an attitude. Autumn's the caretaker, and why is this starting to sound like a Charlie Sheen plot on the original Three and a Half Men??? Autumn will sometimes play a pony. Neighbours probably
    think we're nuts.

    Mr. Ed: "I'm a dumb animal, Wilbur...what's your excuse??" <G>

    Daryl

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

    Hi Daryl!

    I tend to get Wegmans flavored carbonated waters... various fruit
    flavors and also a very nice ginger flavored one... no
    sweetening, real or artificial, in any of them...
    Daryl just perked up at that one! <g> I tend to go cheap and plop a
    tea bag in the bottom of my glass, weigh down with ice, add cold water,
    You woke me from my nap <j/k>. Speaking of flavorings, I wish
    that "My-Lytely" prep for a colonoscopy was better tasting. The
    last time, the lemon was so tart, that it reacted with excess
    stomach acid, and it felt like my esophagus (and my butt) were on fire...talk about burning from top to bottom!! :P But, you can't
    have anything red, orange, or brown...clear liquids, but that
    does NOT include alcoholic beverages, like vodka and club soda!!

    Right, and the last time I got my colonoscopy I remember the verbal instructions and written instruction being very clear (no pun intended!)
    on that.

    I don't recall the flavouring of my prep.


    Yes: it's flu season: wash your hands and cough into your sleeve.
    Summer cold do's and don't's. COVID-19 is just a much worse version
    and essentially the same health precautions apply, just this time
    people got smacked in the face with finally doing them because of the severity. LIS in earlier messages, I'm hoping a good degree of the
    extra cleaning continues as well as some of the social distancing.
    I keep thinking of the meme on a hot day, where this female is
    sitting on the ice bags inside this big ice deal outside a store.
    The caption notes "This is why you do NOT take the top ice bag".

    Euuuwww!


    Hmmmm...didn't you just say something in another message to me
    about this?? :P

    As I said before I don't repeat things.


    Lately with the better weather I've/we've been ponies. Well, I'm a
    horse and play it between Mr. Ed from the old TV show to an old
    swayback with an attitude. Autumn's the caretaker, and why is this starting to sound like a Charlie Sheen plot on the original Three and a Half Men??? Autumn will sometimes play a pony. Neighbours probably
    think we're nuts.
    Mr. Ed: "I'm a dumb animal, Wilbur...what's your excuse??" <G>

    I'm a human!



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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Tue Jun 30 18:44:24 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 23-Jun-2020 17:29 <=-

    It seems like the shipping disruption seems to be the more logical of
    the options.
    Things haven't really gone back to normal in some areas... I notice
    some unexpected holes in stock at the store, no real reasons obvious...
    like the Wegmans canned quartered artichoke hearts have been out of
    stock for over a month now... they've had the whole, off and on during
    that time... and another brand is on the shelf, in whole and quartered
    (one week, didn't have the quartered for that brand either)... it's
    something I like to have in stock for the occasional meal... :)
    Yes, and I would suspect the food supply isn't going to return to
    normal for several more months, if not longer. (Just guessing, based
    on assumptions and very litle facts.) I would guess the sources have
    been disrupted and so need to get up to speed.

    Possible... we'll have to just hold tight and watch... ;)

    I'd guess the government is double-checking food quality. Haven't
    heard of anything but thinking if a worker tests sick at a processing facility a few prior production runs might be destroyed rather than
    risk passing on a contaminated product.

    Possible, also... but, given that plants are a lot more sanitary than
    they once were, more likely that the prior runs might simply be tested
    before sending on... but the plant closure, even temporary, would
    disrupt the supply...

    As for your quartered artichoke hearts, it would seem logical to guess
    if whole hearts were available so would be quartered -- just slice
    before sticking in the can. Probably more than just that -- maybe
    larger hearts are needed to make the quartering appear right.

    I think the quartered hearts might be from larger ones... it's also
    another step in the process...

    Yes - I will have to try. For some reason the past few summers not
    'into' homemade iced tea/sun tea. OTOH have occasionally plopped a
    tea bag into the bottom of a glass, put ice over, then added chilled
    water -- sort of iced tea on the fly! Was mostly to give the water
    I've been drinking a different flavour, sort of like Daryl's flavoured
    waters.
    I tend to get Wegmans flavored carbonated waters... various fruit
    flavors and also a very nice ginger flavored one... no sweetening,
    real or artificial, in any of them...
    Daryl just perked up at that one! <g>

    No Wegmans in his part of the country... and I've found the totally
    unsweetened ones hard to find other places....

    I tend to go cheap and plop a tea bag in the bottom of my glass, weigh down with ice, add cold water, Or add a slash of lemon juice. Am
    starting to drink more plain iced water as the weather warms up so probably see if I can find a inexpensive flavouring kit -- should be easier with the remodel mostly done!

    At least chances are that it won't be moving someplace else when you do
    track it down.... ;)

    They seem to have all sorts of possibilities and therories -- at first
    dogs couldn't get COVID-19, then a case indicated they could, then
    that seemed to be a false positive; not too long ago a different dog
    had a definitely positive test. ...At this point I'm petting a dog
    being walked if allowed and the dog comes up to me.
    We've been joking (mostly) that our cats got covid... one had a dry
    hacking cough for a couple weeks or so, the other acted like she'd
    lost her sense of taste and smell... both seem to be ok now... they
    are strictly indoor cats, so only way they could have gotten it would
    have been if somehow we carried it inside on us somehow... and we've
    not been sick.... Lots of unknowns here... :)
    Being inside cats they probably either would have caught an illness
    from one of you, as you said, someone visiting, a potentially
    contaminated food the human food inspectors caught and redirected to
    pet food.....

    Nobody visits here... ;) And their food hasn't changed... ;)

    More than likely some sort of 'cat cold' one or the other caught and passed on the other. Now close all the windows, seal the drafts,
    install an air lock at the door.....

    That's just a bit of overkill.... <G>

    I'm a little surprised I'm not required to wear a mask also. Certain
    places like doctor's offices require but I haven't been yet. I'm also
    half-surprised when entering larger places like Hy-Vee there isn't a
    temperature-checker person.
    There is a lot of variance between states, and even localities and
    particular stores, as to what protective measures must or should be
    kept, and how much is left to be voluntary....
    Right -- I have been (hopefully) maintaining a healthy distance with
    strangers, more as abiding by the now-normal distancing rule. As I
    mentioned in an earlier message (which may have been in the lost
    packets), I'm more taking the attitude people in general are healthy,
    but as it was before, the closer one is the more likelihood of
    unintentional transmission.
    That's always been the case, for whatever bug is around... a healthy
    caution but not paranoia seems to be called for.... :)
    Yes: it's flu season: wash your hands and cough into your sleeve.
    Summer cold do's and don't's. COVID-19 is just a much worse version
    and essentially the same health precautions apply, just this time
    people got smacked in the face with finally doing them because of the severity. LIS in earlier messages, I'm hoping a good degree of the
    extra cleaning continues as well as some of the social distancing.

    I'd be just as happy to have the social distancing no longer so much
    required, though... I'd tend to follow it with strangers in any case,
    but am missing the contact with friends....

    Sort of along the large gatherings part, they just announced the Bix 7
    -- seven mile foot race up Brady St. Hill, up and down along the top,
    then back down -- will be done virtually this year. Not quite sure how
    and of the details: as long as done in July (race is usually held the
    end of July). One comment said all seven miles could be done on a
    treadmill,
    That will be an interesting variation... not really the same as a
    proper race, though.... ;)
    [snip]
    I suppose... I still can't wrap my head around how that virtual
    race would work out with the audience....
    Nor I -- plus the virtual part isn't all being done at the same time
    so not a real-time competition. Will have to see how it is done and
    turns out!
    And have to let me know... :)
    OK. :) Hopefully "Ch 6" will broadcast coverage again this year so I
    can also give that link. (More detail than www.KWQC.com. :))

    Just a quick summary will probably suffice... ;)

    At least Autumn's is all in her imagination, not augmented by
    virtual tours.... ;)
    So far! And she hasn't done the 'hot lava' game for a while, though
    it could simply be on pause and revived in a week or three, like some
    of other games.
    Just never know what might brewing in her head... ;)
    Lately with the better weather I've/we've been ponies. Well, I'm a
    horse and play it between Mr. Ed from the old TV show to an old
    swayback with an attitude. Autumn's the caretaker, and why is this starting to sound like a Charlie Sheen plot on the original Three and a Half Men??? Autumn will sometimes play a pony. Neighbours probably
    think we're nuts.

    Or they smile indulgently... look at them, having such fun with their grandchild.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Nancy Backus on Wed Jul 1 09:05:00 2020

    Hi Nancy!

    It seems like the shipping disruption seems to be the more logical of
    the options.
    Things haven't really gone back to normal in some areas... I notice
    some unexpected holes in stock at the store, no real reasons obvious...
    like the Wegmans canned quartered artichoke hearts have been out of
    stock for over a month now... they've had the whole, off and on during
    that time... and another brand is on the shelf, in whole and quartered
    (one week, didn't have the quartered for that brand either)... it's
    something I like to have in stock for the occasional meal... :)
    Yes, and I would suspect the food supply isn't going to return to
    normal for several more months, if not longer. (Just guessing, based
    on assumptions and very litle facts.) I would guess the sources have
    been disrupted and so need to get up to speed.
    Possible... we'll have to just hold tight and watch... ;)

    Tons of little details we are unaware of. Could also be streamlining of
    the line offerings at the manufacturing level to regain the money lost
    during various shutdowns: the diversion in the production line to the quarterinf machinery may only cost 1 but those pennies add up at the
    case and shipment levels!


    I'd guess the government is double-checking food quality. Haven't
    heard of anything but thinking if a worker tests sick at a processing facility a few prior production runs might be destroyed rather than
    risk passing on a contaminated product.
    Possible, also... but, given that plants are a lot more sanitary
    than they once were, more likely that the prior runs might simply
    be tested before sending on... but the plant closure, even
    temporary, would disrupt the supply...

    That's for sure: no output, nothing to supply to the next production
    level.


    As for your quartered artichoke hearts, it would seem logical to guess
    if whole hearts were available so would be quartered -- just slice
    before sticking in the can. Probably more than just that -- maybe
    larger hearts are needed to make the quartering appear right.
    I think the quartered hearts might be from larger ones... it's
    also another step in the process...

    They might be too large to look nice to the consumer when presented as
    whole!


    Yes - I will have to try. For some reason the past few summers not
    'into' homemade iced tea/sun tea. OTOH have occasionally plopped a
    tea bag into the bottom of a glass, put ice over, then added chilled
    water -- sort of iced tea on the fly! Was mostly to give the water
    I've been drinking a different flavour, sort of like Daryl's flavoured
    waters.
    I tend to get Wegmans flavored carbonated waters... various fruit
    flavors and also a very nice ginger flavored one... no sweetening,
    real or artificial, in any of them...
    Daryl just perked up at that one! <g>
    No Wegmans in his part of the country... and I've found the
    totally unsweetened ones hard to find other places....

    Daryl's on his own again!


    I tend to go cheap and plop a tea bag in the bottom of my glass, weigh down with ice, add cold water, Or add a slash of lemon juice. Am
    starting to drink more plain iced water as the weather warms up so probably see if I can find a inexpensive flavouring kit -- should be easier with the remodel mostly done!
    At least chances are that it won't be moving someplace else when
    you do track it down.... ;)

    True: seems most items having been moved to their new home are at their permanent location -- at least for now: ice cream will be condensed in
    winter due to cold weather and whatever is more popular in cold weather increased.


    They seem to have all sorts of possibilities and therories -- at first
    dogs couldn't get COVID-19, then a case indicated they could, then
    that seemed to be a false positive; not too long ago a different dog
    had a definitely positive test. ...At this point I'm petting a dog
    being walked if allowed and the dog comes up to me.
    We've been joking (mostly) that our cats got covid... one had a dry
    hacking cough for a couple weeks or so, the other acted like she'd
    lost her sense of taste and smell... both seem to be ok now... they
    are strictly indoor cats, so only way they could have gotten it would
    have been if somehow we carried it inside on us somehow... and we've
    not been sick.... Lots of unknowns here... :)
    Being inside cats they probably either would have caught an illness
    from one of you, as you said, someone visiting, a potentially
    contaminated food the human food inspectors caught and redirected to
    pet food.....
    Nobody visits here... ;) And their food hasn't changed... ;)

    "Something in the air!"


    More than likely some sort of 'cat cold' one or the other caught and passed on the other. Now close all the windows, seal the drafts,
    install an air lock at the door.....
    That's just a bit of overkill.... <G>

    I suppose the airlock was. <g>


    I'm a little surprised I'm not required to wear a mask also. Certain
    places like doctor's offices require but I haven't been yet. I'm also
    half-surprised when entering larger places like Hy-Vee there isn't a
    temperature-checker person.
    There is a lot of variance between states, and even localities and
    particular stores, as to what protective measures must or should be
    kept, and how much is left to be voluntary....
    Right -- I have been (hopefully) maintaining a healthy distance with
    strangers, more as abiding by the now-normal distancing rule. As I
    mentioned in an earlier message (which may have been in the lost
    packets), I'm more taking the attitude people in general are healthy,
    but as it was before, the closer one is the more likelihood of
    unintentional transmission.
    That's always been the case, for whatever bug is around... a healthy
    caution but not paranoia seems to be called for.... :)
    Yes: it's flu season: wash your hands and cough into your sleeve.
    Summer cold do's and don't's. COVID-19 is just a much worse version
    and essentially the same health precautions apply, just this time
    people got smacked in the face with finally doing them because of the severity. LIS in earlier messages, I'm hoping a good degree of the
    extra cleaning continues as well as some of the social distancing.
    I'd be just as happy to have the social distancing no longer so
    much required, though... I'd tend to follow it with strangers in
    any case, but am missing the contact with friends....

    Yes, though one health advantage is the lack of contact with friends
    who are contacting their friends exclusive of your circle of friends
    (drawing virtual Venn Diagram!) and if someone is contaminated they
    don't transfer it in to your portion. OTOH contact is also healthy.


    Sort of along the large gatherings part, they just announced the Bix 7
    -- seven mile foot race up Brady St. Hill, up and down along the top,
    then back down -- will be done virtually this year. Not quite sure
    how BM>>>> and of the details: as long as done in July (race is
    usually held the BM>>>> end of July). One comment said all seven
    miles could be done on a
    treadmill,
    That will be an interesting variation... not really the same as a
    proper race, though.... ;)
    [snip]
    I suppose... I still can't wrap my head around how that virtual
    race would work out with the audience....
    Nor I -- plus the virtual part isn't all being done at the same time
    so not a real-time competition. Will have to see how it is done and
    turns out!
    And have to let me know... :)
    OK. :) Hopefully "Ch 6" will broadcast coverage again this year so I
    can also give that link. (More detail than www.KWQC.com. :))
    Just a quick summary will probably suffice... ;)

    Submissions for the race are starting today so will be easier to get the
    idea of how it's being put together.


    At least Autumn's is all in her imagination, not augmented by
    virtual tours.... ;)
    So far! And she hasn't done the 'hot lava' game for a while, though
    it could simply be on pause and revived in a week or three, like some
    of other games.
    Just never know what might brewing in her head... ;)
    Lately with the better weather I've/we've been ponies. Well, I'm a
    horse and play it between Mr. Ed from the old TV show to an old
    swayback with an attitude. Autumn's the caretaker, and why is this starting to sound like a Charlie Sheen plot on the original Three and a Half Men??? Autumn will sometimes play a pony. Neighbours probably
    think we're nuts.
    Or they smile indulgently... look at them, having such fun with
    their grandchild.... ;)

    Probably so: haven't see the people in the white lab coats roaming!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Fri Jul 3 12:32:00 2020
    Barry,

    No Wegmans in his part of the country... and I've found the
    totally unsweetened ones hard to find other places....

    Daryl's on his own again!

    And, I'm doing rather well...except for the fact that the icebox is
    almost empty. But, I can wait until Monday to get groceries, if need
    be.

    Nobody visits here... ;) And their food hasn't changed... ;)

    "Something in the air!"

    That's why it smells in here. <G>

    Probably so: haven't see the people in the white lab coats roaming!

    Or with the straightjackets looking for us. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jul 4 08:31:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!


    No Wegmans in his part of the country... and I've found the
    totally unsweetened ones hard to find other places....
    Daryl's on his own again!
    And, I'm doing rather well...except for the fact that the
    icebox is almost empty. But, I can wait until Monday to get
    groceries, if need be.

    With the 'icebox' almost empty it sould like you might be going to the
    grocery store on Monday! Or wait until Wednesday when the new ad comes
    out, depending on what you are out of and need.



    Nobody visits here... ;) And their food hasn't changed... ;)
    "Something in the air!"
    That's why it smells in here. <G>

    (That's not the reason!)



    Probably so: haven't see the people in the white lab coats roaming!
    Or with the straightjackets looking for us. <G>

    See tag!


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