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* Wellness check! How are you and yours holding up?

posted by Rich Miller
Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:03 pm


  1. Bored. But boring is good, boring is safe.

    Comment by Gruntled University Employee Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:12 pm

  2. Doing well. Oldest daughter got married a couple weeks ago. Youngst is well. Garden is growing.

    Thanks for asking. How about you?

    Comment by Huh? Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:14 pm

  3. PS - is the fuel pump on the boat fixed yet?

    Comment by Huh? Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:15 pm

  4. ===is the fuel pump on the boat fixed yet?===

    No, but an end is in sight now.

    Comment by Rich Miller Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:17 pm

  5. My kids are hyper worried about me. At first I was a little insulted, like they didn’t think I was smart enough to not go around licking doorknobs, but I realized they’re scared and feel the only thing they can control right now is my health. So I let my son spend 3 hours in a car running a ten minute errand for me. And I listen patiently while my daughter hits me with a firehose of unsolicited advice. She’s so much like me. But I love her and won’t tell her that until she has safe access to a good shrink.

    Comment by Lake Cook Mom Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:20 pm

  6. Huh?, your daughter and her new spouse have my best wishes.

    Me? I’m okay. FYI, “First Cow” is excellent. Stream it if you can.

    Comment by Cheryl44 Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:20 pm

  7. I’m on a tiny military quarantine tent complex in the New Mexico dessert, which is meh. Ready to be home and see my babies!

    Comment by Liandro Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:22 pm

  8. We’ve got COVID in the house. Family member tested positive two weeks ago and symptoms began a couple days later, severe headache, ear pain, hearing loss, sore throat, extreme fatigue. Also weird stuff that makes them think there are lingering changes in neuro and cardiac status that we need to investigate further but they dodged a hospital stay and for that we are grateful.

    Comment by yinn Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:26 pm

  9. I’m in a glass case of emotion.

    Comment by Boone's is Back Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:33 pm

  10. Yinn - keeping you and yours in my thoughts.

    Comment by Lake County Mom Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:36 pm

  11. we fine. The doctor son tested positive for antibodies. Asymptomatic to a tee. Temperature taken twice a day at hospital. Crazy. He had to drop out of the wash u study.

    Comment by Blue Dog Dem Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:43 pm

  12. Oldest went back to college in Arizona today. She’s an ROTC Midshipman and is the squad leader for 3rd squad of incoming Freshman.
    As she drove away in her car, I became emotional. Tucson is a hot spot for Covid and school is a high risk activity. I know her CO will do everything to protect them but it’s a lot to worry about.

    Comment by Honeybear Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:44 pm

  13. best of luck honey. Will keep her in our prayer chain.

    Comment by Blue Dog Dem Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:46 pm

  14. Slowly losing my mind

    Comment by Anon E Moose Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:47 pm

  15. I hope everyone is weathering well. I have been busy, hospital and clinics still need services. I have done my best to avoid some hotspots, but that is not always possible. Regardless of where my job takes me I practice the same hygiene I always have,but the mask is added.

    I am as much for individual rights as can be, but I wear a mask and wish more people would take it serious. I don’t know anyone who has had this virus, nor do I know if I have crossed paths with someone who has in the airports, clinics, hospitals, hotels, rental car renters before me or anywhere else. But I am not gambling on the mortality rate, I am doing what I can do not to get sick or get someone else sick. I am also planning for the next virus that may come.

    Comment by FormerParatrooper Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:56 pm

  16. So far, safe and sound. Don’t personally know anyone who has contracted the virus. Wearing a mask anytime we go among people outside our house. About half the people I see in stores here in Effingham County are wearing them.

    Comment by up2now Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:59 pm

  17. Having my groceries and prescriptions delivered today reminded me of all the great people in my life and how lucky I am. Very good antidote to reading about the jerks.

    Comment by Rachel Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:59 pm

  18. Venturing in for my annual (bit delayed) physical tomorrow. Will be asking about the shingles vaccine everyone is recommending.

    Comment by 44th Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 3:59 pm

  19. We just spent our summer vacation at Lake Shelbyville. We got a VRBO in the country with no neighbors within 1/4 mile. We ate that fine Casey’s pizza and watched quail, purple martins, even bald eagles. The state parks there were empty. It was surprising for the week after the 4th.

    Comment by Rayne of Terror Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 4:01 pm

  20. The family is all good and healthy. A few friends have contracted it and my brother-in-law’s best friend (under 40) passed last week with COVID. Scary stuff. We bugged out to Michigan. Contemplating home schooling for the fall and if so, where to bug out to next.

    Comment by Joe Bidenopolous Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 4:10 pm

  21. We’re doing OK. I’m concerned because of the situation in Arizona, Texas. I had hoped that we would have a slower ramp up so we would know if we were about to get hammered again, but seems like theirs exploded within a week.

    For me personally, still playing my clarinet and working on the German. The German to Spanish class is paying dividends. Thanks to 4 years of Spanish a lifetime ago along with the new material which has dusted off old braincells, I can now read Spanish language news sources.

    Comment by cermak_rd Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 4:19 pm

  22. Developed a small sore throat about four days ago. Going to be tested tomorrow- due to symptoms and age. Hoping to help out the state’s Positivity with my negativity. Otherwise we’re Ok- thanks for asking.

    Comment by West Sider Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 4:31 pm

  23. Under treatment for a BP spike. Found low thyoid.
    It is really interesting to be inn the system during a Pandemic.

    Comment by Not a Billionaire Tuesday, Jul 14, 20 @ 4:36 pm

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