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A family member in my household cut my hair by the way. Turned out just fine.

I'm still avoiding all but the most non-essential contact in public, such as using curbside pickup at places like Walmart and the local grocery store. Sadly a good chunk of what contact I have had to have is car troubles that cropped up as things started to get serious in March. But I think it's finally almost fixed for real.

Luckily I'm just on the outskirts of this village, so I've been able to minimize my exposure even from all the trips to car garages. I'm often going for a walk around 3AM anyways, so I go drop the car off downtown and put the key in the key drop-off box most of these places provide, and walk home. Then I only have to go inside when picking it up.

Before all of this, I'd typically drive over just before my appointment and just wait inside the waiting room while the car is worked on.
 

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I feel I won the Covid lottery today. Antibacterial soap, wipes, hand sanitizer and toilet paper at my local Costco. No zip lock bags though....
I would love to get my hands on some rubbing alcohol - haven’t spotted any since February. My holy grail of covid supplies at this point.

Now, if you wanna talk winning the covid lottery - I ordered from Peapod two small racks of St Louis style ribs to make tomorrow for the holiday, they were onsale for like $7 or $8 each. They sent over instead two monster size full spare rib racks (which is what St Louis ribs are cut out of), but charged me only for the ones I actually ordered. For about $15, I wound up with 15 pounds of ribs - and it’s just me and my wife! I know what I’m gonna be eating (happily) all week!
 
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I'm in the process of getting volunteer training for Banting House. One of the volunteers who happens to be close to my age provided some very helpful insights for doing the guided tours during our Facebook Messenger video chat this morning. The fact that I'm easy to spot in the photograph of the Queen Mother lighting the Flame of Hope (Diabetes) Torch won't hurt my presentation any, either. :D

CHEERS! :)
 

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I am feeling foolish for taking my car in in May to have the snow tires taken off. Since then I don't think we have driven 100 km. I could have left them on. I guess the car looks good in the garage!
 

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I’ve had to get my hair cut twice since this certain global health crisis began, this morning being the most recent. I usually get it cut every four weeks and waiting over two months between cuts is really annoying.
I normally get one haircut a year, 'round about April/May, to have it short during the summer months, and let it (and my beard) grow during the winter months. I generally would get it cut to the bottom of the ears (at its longest, it's just below the shoulders).

This year, I opted for a big change-up, and got a buzz cut. This was about 2-3 weeks ago. I got it cut at my wife's hairdresser -- she's cut my hair the last several years -- who's very good at taking all the precautions (as we are). Also, things aren't all that bad here in New Hampshire. The state has been taking the reopening slowly, and in stages.
 

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Great read on WaPo

The first topic in the long Q&A
As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases specialists about their own behavior choices.

Questions & answers
Q: When and where do you wear a mask?
Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: It dominates everything I do. The only time I don’t wear one is when I am alone, when I am home with my wife, or when I am speaking in public — provided there is 6 feet between me and the people to whom I am speaking, as was the case when I answered questions at the recent Congressional hearings.
Elizabeth Connick, chief of the infectious diseases division and professor of medicine and immunobiology at the University of Arizona: I walk in the morning and never wear a mask walking around in my neighborhood. Even if you see somebody, you can keep your distance. But I do wear it otherwise. I don’t wear one inside my own office, but I do wear one in the general office area. I wasn’t wearing one before, but now everyone is masking because we have more covid spread [in Arizona].
Paul A. Volberding, professor of medicine and emeritus professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco:I wear a mask most of the time, although not inside the house or sitting outside on my second-floor deck. I think people are crazy not to be wearing masks. The evidence that they are effective is pretty strong. I’ve noticed in recent weeks that the number of people wearing them seems to be decreasing, which concerns me. There is no shame in wearing a mask.
Linda Bell, South Carolina’s state epidemiologist: I wear one in public whenever possible, in stores, office settings, if I encounter groups of people that I can’t distance myself from and during press conferences when I’m not speaking.
Barry Bloom, Jacobson research professor and former dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Every time I leave the house, inside and outside, and certainly when I shop.
David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and, most recently, founder of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine: All the time. Even when I’m in the office, I keep it on, since people are always coming in and out. The only time I don’t is when I am home.
 

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We have some friends that live in an area of San Diego called Blossom Valley. Expensive homes on large lots. (Cameron Diaz used to own a home just down the street from them.) Their home is stunning. A real showplace with a gorgeous infinity pool with a view of the setting sun in the background.

They are older than us and, last year, she started saying she wanted to sell the house and move to an upscale senior association with expensive condos that are much closer together. She wanted to be around more people and have access to the fancy common areas to play games, dine and socialize. The association dues were $2K a month and that was above and beyond the cost of buying the condo.

He really resisted the idea but, toward the end of last year, finally relented and they started selling some things to prepare for selling the house. Then the pandemic hit.

We haven't seen them in awhile (for obvious reasons) but I talked to her her last week. I asked her if, right now, she was glad that they hadn't moved to that senior association? The answer was a resounding YES. Had they made the move they would have felt it necessary to stay in the much smaller condo and not be taking advantage of the very amenities that were the reason she wanted to move there in the first place.

They dodged that bullet by not more than 5-6 months.

Edit: In case anyone is interested, this is the home that Cameron Diaz used to own:


The home at the top of the image is on the same property, it's the guest house.

Mark
 
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Unless in a head-on, they fly through their windshield and through the other car's...but that's getting morbid...
 

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I will be getting a covid-19 test tomorrow. No, I don’t think I have it, but I’m getting a lung function test on Friday and they are requiring I get the test first. The lung function test is attempting to discover why I’m always in a state of exhaustion. This has been going on since November.
 
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I will be getting a covid-19 test tomorrow. No, I don’t think I have it, but I’m getting a lung function test on Friday and they are requiring I get the test first. The lung function test is attempting to discover why I’m always in a state of exhaustion. This has been going on since November.
Hope everything goes smoothly, and they figure out the problem!
 

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I will be getting a covid-19 test tomorrow. No, I don’t think I have it, but I’m getting a lung function test on Friday and they are requiring I get the test first. The lung function test is attempting to discover why I’m always in a state of exhaustion. This has been going on since November.
Good luck! That sounds like a major bummer to feel that way so hopefully you’ll be on the mend sooner than later :)
 
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I will be getting a covid-19 test tomorrow. No, I don’t think I have it, but I’m getting a lung function test on Friday and they are requiring I get the test first. The lung function test is attempting to discover why I’m always in a state of exhaustion. This has been going on since November.
Hope everything turns out ok, Johnny.
 
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I will be getting a covid-19 test tomorrow. No, I don’t think I have it, but I’m getting a lung function test on Friday and they are requiring I get the test first. The lung function test is attempting to discover why I’m always in a state of exhaustion. This has been going on since November.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Johnny.
 

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I will be getting a covid-19 test tomorrow. No, I don’t think I have it, but I’m getting a lung function test on Friday and they are requiring I get the test first. The lung function test is attempting to discover why I’m always in a state of exhaustion. This has been going on since November.
Good luck, Johnny.
 

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I will be getting a covid-19 test tomorrow. No, I don’t think I have it, but I’m getting a lung function test on Friday and they are requiring I get the test first. The lung function test is attempting to discover why I’m always in a state of exhaustion. This has been going on since November.
I'm getting one shortly. My wife and I got one a few weeks ago (both negative), but I have a procedure on Friday (I have a kidney stone that hasn't passed yet). While I can't leave the house between today and Friday, my wife can, and I don't have to isolate myself from her, which seems weird. She'll need to wear a mask if she goes out, but we both do anyway.

Anyway, good luck, Johnny.:emoji_vulcan:
 
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