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Old 10-11-2021, 06:20 AM   #181  
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Dagmar, getting in and out of a kayak is a problem for lots of folks. My partner doesn't kayak because of her knees--and the problem is not because of her weight. I prefer the kayaks that are open on top, myself. What kind do you have? I haven't been kayaking in years now..
I have a 16 ft. fibreglass sea kayak. Quite sleek and fast, though I am not.

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Old 10-15-2021, 09:41 AM   #183  
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Looks like Dmiller got removed.

I'm catching up on some long-overdue chores outside, now that the weather has started to cool slightly. It sure has been a long summer here! The front hedge needed trimming in the worst way, and there is always some weeding and edging to be done. It's not a lot, fortunately. Some years back, we had the bushes on the side of the house removed, which meant much less trimming to be done. I was sorry that the birds lost some habitat, though. A Carolina Wren used to perch outside my window and sing magnificently.

Wow, Dagmar, that is a BIG kayak! But sea kayaks have to be big, I guess.

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Wow, Dagmar, that is a BIG kayak! But sea kayaks have to be big, I guess.
In the sea kayak world it's quite small. We got the sea kayaks because we kayak mostly on Lake Ontario. Big lake, big waves, and very cold water even in summer.

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Alice, are you getting any rain? It looks like you might be too far south and east.

We have rain today, but it's nothing to do with the storms in the Northwest.
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JayEll, we got rain yesterday, although the strong storm cells never got directly over us. It was a nice rain and the ground is soaked without extra puddles. I sowed wildflower seeds the day before, so hopefully they'll get a good start. There was a tornado warning about 25 miles from us and the mountains got a lot of snow. Hooray!!

Bakersfield got some flooding and I drove in a "max wiper speed" zone for a few minutes on the freeway. (That's not a thing, just my description) Today is beautiful! 58 degrees, bright and sunny, blue skies! The perfect day to plant the rest of my natives.

I had my teeth cleaned yesterday. I was given a form to fill out in the waiting area that questioned Covid symptoms and vaccination status. When I handed it in I said "Since I gave you my vaccination status, I'd like to ask if everyone here is vaccinated.' One front desk person said "Yes" but the other one said "No, I'm not vaccinated." I wasn't that concerned because I would not be in close proximity to her, .but when I got in the room with the hygienist, I asked her too. She was so surprised I had the temerity to ask her! But she said she was vaccinated. I explained that I would not be comfortable with a hygienist who wasn't because we are close together for an hour. I live in the red portion of California so I'm going to keep asking whenever I have a medical appointment.
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Old 10-27-2021, 08:23 PM   #187  
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I'm posting mostly to move this thread up.

Howlin', what is your concern about the unvaccinated people in the dentist's office?

Vaccinated people can still be carrying the virus. The difference is that if vaccinated, you're protected. The unvaccinated are the ones at risk, not you.

I assume the hygienists are all wearing masks also. That's pretty much the case in any medical office. Again, the unvaccinated people are the ones at greater risk.

I don't think it's anyone's business whether I'm vaccinated, as long as I'm following precautions when appropriate. When I went to the urgent care center after my car accident, they did not ask anything about vaccination status. They did ask if I had had any symptoms, and they did take my temperature.

Oh, and everyone including me was wearing a mask. They wanted people wearing masks even if they are alone in an exam room.
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Re vaccinated/unvaccinated we can still get sick if we are fully vaccinated. We probably won't need the ICU or die but we may still be very ill. And we will lose time off work (in my case) and can potentially give the virus to others who are at higher risk without knowing we are doing so if we are asymptomatic. I have several clients with small kids and one client who has a health condition that doesn't allow him to be vaccinated. I'd hate to think I was responsible for any of these people being gravelly ill and/or potentially disable for the rest of their lives.

I have no problem with people asking if I am vaccinated. In fact we now have our QR codes showing our vaccine status and I am perfectly happy to show those and to still wear a mask whenever I go to an event.

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hey guys i am new here i don't know how to use this platform lol
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Hi, Phendy! Welcome!
The site has many forums. This forum is called Living Maintenance. You've posted in the Maintainers' Chat thread.
You can get here by clicking Living Maintenance in the list of Forums from the main page.
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Signed up for my first in-class yoga session since April of 2020.

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Thanks heavens it's finally autumn here! Summer lasted longer than usual. We can go out for walks again. And do some yard cleanup!

I'm eating more salads lately, and more seafood. I was getting into a rut that didn't include enough vegetables. I also want to add more fruit in!
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Same here! The temperature is finally enjoyable and I'm getting a lot of gardening work done. Glad to hear you're on a veggie kick now, JayEll. I'm trying to get back on one.

DH has been up in Sacramento helping out at with his daughter's family. After adopting 4 kids, my step-daughter got pregnant at age 39 (a total surprise since they had never used protection in all these years), and had a healthy baby 2 months ago at age 40. Baby Ellie got sick with RSV 10 days ago, had low oxygen levels, and the doctor detected a heart murmur. Ellie had open heart surgery the next day to fix a rare defect called ALCAPA.. Luckily my son-in-law is a supervising nurse at UC Davis Children's Hospital so they got VIP treatment there. Ellie is doing great and came home yesterday, but she still needs 4 oral meds and one injection twice a day. Oh, and during the surgery they also discovered that Ellie has 3 kidneys!!! but that should not cause any problems.

My weight is much above where I'd like it to be. I've been super busy with DH gone and it's easier to grab quick food rather than prepare salad and vegetables. Hence, cheese and crackers have become a recent staple with bad consequences The past few days I've been microwaving a half pound of spinach, adding 2 tbsp onion-garlic jam, 25 calories worth of bacon bits and it tastes pretty good.
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Alice That's a lot for a little baby and her family to have to go through. I hope everything turns out well for all.

You and JayEll are doing the opposite of me re veggies. Here the veggie season has passed - we had our first frost last week - and the produce in the stores (particularly lettuce) is not great. I am moving toward frozen veg now. DH is not a big fan but he'll eat it. We still import all sorts of delicious fruit though, so I'm eating a fruit for dessert each night.

DH and I are attending an interactive theatre event today, based on Dante's Inferno. It's self-guided and involves the streets around and the inside of a building which usually houses a meat, fish, and produce market. I haven't been to the market in years and have no idea what changes the pandemic has wrought there. I'm excited to see what this event is going to be like.

If the market is open I will definitely start to go there again.

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