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by EdithKeeler
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 538
Views: 116900

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

So here we are, in day 97,345 of coronavirus "lockdown." <Deleted relationship angst> For a while now I've been picturing myself returning to the general area where i grew up--east coast beach area. I love being near the water, and while I was willing to compromise and make it the Gulf Coast maybe, ...
by EdithKeeler
Tue May 19, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 538
Views: 116900

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Well, hey everyone!! Thanks for your concern!! I’m sorry if my hiatus worried you!! It’s nice to know I was missed! Yes, alive and well, me and mine remain Covid-19 free (knock wood) and I’ve been hunkered down at home. Working at home. Eating at home. Doing chores at home. Working on the yard at ho...
by EdithKeeler
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Virus causing massive uptick in telework and employee empowerment
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: Virus causing massive uptick in telework and employee empowerment

I actually kinda hate working at home. I worked at home for 4 years almost 20 years ago, and didn’t like it then, and don’t like it now. I miss being around people and that “relief” that the occasional chat over the coffee pot brings. I like working at home occasionally (when I have a personal reaso...
by EdithKeeler
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 109
Views: 18490

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Pinto beans cooked with a ham hock. Corn muffins.
by EdithKeeler
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3421
Views: 247495

Re: COVID-19

“On The Media” this morning was very good—talked about the various articles coming out of about the virus and peer reviews, “armchair epidemiologists,” coverage by the media, etc. Worth a listen.
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/ot ... g-the-hero
by EdithKeeler
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is this a turning point in your life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2903

Re: Is this a turning point in your life?

This is maybe a turning point, for me, in some ways. During this “stay at home” period, I’ve been able to work, so money is not an issue. Also, right when we went to work at home, I got the biggest bonus of my life, which was very unexpected. So money is not a factor at all, other than to contemplat...
by EdithKeeler
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 109
Views: 18490

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Today, I ate yet more jambalaya for breakfast. I can’t take any more, so made room in the fridge and froze the rest. It’s good.... and I don’t mind eat the same thing for a few days..... but I’m jambalaya’d out. Right now I have corn chowder working: potatoes, corn, onion, Celery, carrot, bacon, chi...
by EdithKeeler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3421
Views: 247495

Re: COVID-19

Anyone have an opinion on the malaria drugs that are being discussed as treatment? One of my friends who was an early warner of the virus has been talking about them for about a week. It doesn't look like any real studies have been done, but all preliminary results look promising. Now that Trump me...
by EdithKeeler
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 538
Views: 116900

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Several of my friends have commented, one way or another, about how "this virus crisis will change us." When I asked them what they meant, they talked about companies having more people work from home (because they will see how well it works), that it would increase social distance of people (for fe...
by EdithKeeler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 109
Views: 18490

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Jambalaya: smoked sausage, chicken, rice, onions, celery, pepper, a couple carrots just because. Easy, cheap, it made a ton, and is delish. Also read up on jambalaya: creole vs Cajun. I made Cajun. Also read up on other rice dishes and it’s sort of interesting that many cultures have similar dishes....
by EdithKeeler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 951
Views: 206875

Re: ffj's early retirement

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by EdithKeeler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 538
Views: 116900

Dispatches from the Plague Zone

I actually ventured into a store today--first time since March 12. I had to get onions, dammit, the only thing i really "needed" food-wise. Other than that, I have enough stock for a month or more, most likely. But just about every recipe I have starts with "dice a large onion." (OK: not my brownie ...
by EdithKeeler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you doing during the confinement ?
Replies: 76
Views: 8424

Re: What are you doing during the confinement ?

Working. Catching up on a lot of home chores that I'd let go. This actually feels like a bit of a vacation to me, except for the bad news.
by EdithKeeler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3421
Views: 247495

Re: COVID-19

Took my dogs to the park this morning. At 6:30 AM, we park goers were few and observed social distancing. Interesting, though, when I passed Wal-mart and saw a ton of cars in the parking lot, and people lined up to get in. Some people were tightly packed together, chatting away like they were waitin...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3421
Views: 247495

Re: COVID-19

I ventured out this afternoon—took my brother’s dog back home—didn’t even get out of the car. My first time out into the world since Monday. Frankly, I was picturing empty streets and parking lots, but it looked pretty much like business as usual to me. I was a little surprised, actually. It looks, ...
by EdithKeeler
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3421
Views: 247495

Re: COVID-19

Look out @EK, they are located in Memphis We’re currently at 10 confirmed cases in Memphis, with confirmed community spread now, so I think we’re going to see a significant increase in local numbers, especially as testing increases. They confirmed an employee at a local Lowe’s had it (and worked); ...
by EdithKeeler
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID grocery/shopping procedures
Replies: 40
Views: 4667

Re: COVID grocery/shopping procedures

What are you all doing for stuff that comes in as far as decontaminating? I was never one for rinsing strawberries with bleach but... FDA says no evidence of virus transmission via produce. I generally wash my produce with a tad of soap and lots of water, and I feel pretty ok with that. I feel like...
by EdithKeeler
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID grocery/shopping procedures
Replies: 40
Views: 4667

Re: COVID grocery/shopping procedures

I got a delivery from Imperfect Foods today, and have a Whole Foods delivery scheduled for tomorrow. I had a little trouble finding what I needed at Whole Foods—I wanted some extra pasta sauce and a few other things. My house is ridiculously stocked at the moment. Tons of frozen chicken, lots of pas...
by EdithKeeler
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3421
Views: 247495

Re: COVID-19

We’re doomed. https://www.google.com/amp/s/time.com/5803470/devin-nunes-coronavirus-covid-19/%3famp=true “But I just want to say, one of the things you can do: if you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to go out and go to a local restaurant, likely you can get in easy,” said Nunes. “...
by EdithKeeler
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3421
Views: 247495

Re: COVID-19

And yet, shemp’s comments make me want to puke. Even if the death rate ends up being 1%, that would be over 70 million people in the world. And you think it’s hysterical that the world is trying to avoid this? Is it being too inconvenient to you? Yeah. This. My mom's 83 and in a nursing home; they ...