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  1. Well, I am not ready to give up my passion of cycling and skiing. One by one my bike tours are being cancelled this summer. Plus my skiing came to abrupt stop in March. I am going to be 68 soon and know I do not have that many years left to be able to do both. It is like I am losing my time to do things I enjoy. Part of these activity are social. My DH and I have been going out on our own when the weather has been nice but it is not the same as riding with friends. I do not want to pick a new passion. I am a very active person and these have been taken away from me plus my gym I was going to. I do not want a "new norm". I did not listen to Obama speech. I am not a fan of his and did not want to listen(Just like many of you do not like Pres. Trump). We make our choices who we listen to. I am not trying to be political just stating an opinion. Almost all of my friends are the opposite political side than I am so we have all agree not to talk about it. I do feel bad for my grandchildren, I just feel that their education and even being with friends are hurting them. Their mother has been great with doing their work but she can only do so much. Right now our Governor does not even know if she can open up schools in the fall. There are a lot of poor areas around us. Many of those kids have no computers or internet at home and were going to the library to do work then they closed the libraries. Some of them will be so far behind because their parents do not or can not help them at all. My hospital is hurting because of our Governor not allowing elective procedures. Some of these would not even be in the areas where inpatient room are. They say they can test people before any procedure so people feel safe. We are testing all inpatients. Our census is down 60%. Our covid 19 patients are half of what they were two weeks ago. All the major hospitals in Detroit have laid off 8,000 people. We have to get some things moving. Ok I am off my soap box. Just frustrated.
  2. Missed this in Raleigh and also missed Grease with timing with a bike trip. Looks like those dates may work this time. Something to think about.
  3. I have been to the grocery store a couple of times but normally do not go into places. Been out walking everyday and occasionally biking. Do not wear a mask when walking or biking but do stay at least 6 ft away. We gave up riding the bike trails because they are to busy with walkers. Hard to social distance when they will not move to the grass. We tried moving over to the grass with the bike and almost buried it into soft grass and mud. I have been off work all of April and will return on May 8th. Will have to be refitted for N95. I have one in my locker that I was fitted along time ago and never used. Not sure if it is the right size. One of the girls who works with me dropped off my mask that I will have to wear when I enter the hospital. They gave us all mask and they need to washed every day we work. Have to wear all day while working. If we have to wear a N95 we have to send it down to sterilization after our shift with our name and unit on it (placed in a brown bag) then returned by the next day in a white bag. Hopefully the number of patients will be falling when I go back.
  4. I am on a 14 day self quarantine before I can go back to work. I was out skiing in Colorado when they closed the ski hills and I drove back. I was not scheduled to work till the 30th of this month. Because I was out in a area that had cases they made be quarantined. I have not been out to any place since they told me but I have gone out for a walk with no interacting with people. I have talked to my nurse manager and we agreed that I will not take any patients with the virus because of my age. So far we have not had a case at my hospital. Started my spring cleaning early. Finishing upstairs today then will take down my curtain and wash them. Exciting!!
  5. Where were you at in Michigan? We are camping in Nothern Michigan now for 12 days.
  6. I also will be camping and bike riding for the next 12 days. Limited access also. Some internet and poor cell service. Miss Clay. Maybe he will come alive.
  7. What kind of trouble can we get in. Clay where are you?
  8. Thank you for the pictures. Did not go to the Founders Brunch so did not see what he was wearing. Looking good in those pictures. I had so much fun this weekend seeing everyone. We did not stay at the Omni but it worked out we were there a lot. Our hotel was about 4 blocks away and had free shuttle in the city center so we took it many times. I walked back and forth a few extra times to get some steps in. The concert was great. He sounded wonderful and I even got to hear some early songs that I never saw live since I did not start going to concert to Christmas 2004. TITN and Invisable were fun. I did not want it to end.
  9. Willing to send money. Tried to send message and it would not go.
  10. Back in 2009 my DH was in the same position. He had worked for the company for 38 years at the time. His job moved to Mexico. He was 58 at the time. I ended up picking up enough hours to get us by. Within months that same company filed for bankruptcy and turned the pension over to the government which took 60% out of the pension and then took away our health care. My DH decided to go back to school and get a second master degree.(because of the way his job went it was paid for by the government). He finished that and then in 2012 the parent company of the one he was let go of was looking through a contract house some engineers who had worked with a certain system. It was a perfect fit because they are not teaching this in any colleges. It was exactly what my DH had been doing. He started then and worked full time till this year. Now he is doing 25 hours a week basically from home. The program he is on will continue to 2022. He may continue just for something to do till then if he can do most from home. They have worked well with us taking whatever time we want off. So sometimes things do work out. I hope your DH finds what will fulfill him.
  11. Love the thread title! Been busy working and getting some end of the year stuff done for committees I am on. I still have to watch the last Salon interview.
  12. Good morning everyone. Had grandkids all day yesterday so today heading out to do grocery shopping and then maybe will have a chance to watch BOLD. I have not had a chance yet to listen to WOWT. Need to download it and listen. Not enough time in a day. I also have to watch a DVD I got from the Library called Victoria. It is the first season. I finished up last week watching all the episodes of The Knick. Found it very good but because when they finished the second season they were not sure if the were going to renew it did not completely settle all the story lines. They decided not to renew. So some left up in the air. I do not have cable so miss a lot of programs so I get them from the library. Victoria was a PBS series but I was not available when it was on so I decided to get the series and catch up before the next season starts. Like the picture of Clay yesterday. It must have been warm in NY for him to be in shorts. It was really cold here. It is raining out so our bike ride this morning has been cancelled.