margaretturk wrote: »
I had an encounter last Monday that makes me rethink any contact I have with others. Son's house needs soffit work. The man who came to give estimate appeared with no mask. I had my mask on. All our encounter was outside fortunately because at the end of the consult he informs me his girlfriend tested positive. One of the people who works in his office tested positive. They made him stay away from work for seven days. He was tested twice and was negative. I think he got a false sense he was immune. It can take up to two to three weeks sometimes after exposure to show up in a test.
The take away for me is to keep my distance from even those I know because I do not know who they have seen and what their exposure. Not everyone is going to be so forth coming like this man was.
Again I am glad we were outside and at least I had my mask on. We are having our furnace checked tomorrow and I will insist he wears a mask. As I will have one on too. I wish I had insisted on the man who came to look at our soffits. I have had people come who will only put on the mask if asked. I will always ask now! No it is not a choice if you want my business now!
Katla49 wrote: »
Pip: Thanks for the dog cookie recipe!!! I have it printed and saved. The next thing to do is find a bone shaped cookie cutter. That seems like part of the fun. :bigsmile:Snowflake: Enjoy transforming your craft room to be a comfortable sitting room. Machka: I like “LOW RISK ISN’T NO RISK.” Thanks!Katla in beautiful NW Oregon
KJLaMore wrote: »
Hey all! Getting my reading in; catching up on posts. Got my house cleaned and laundry done yesterday. Today I will clean up the room that Lauren and the boys will be staying in and doing some cooking for the week. I just put pot roast in the crock pot; so dinner is one less thing I have to worry about when I am tired tonight.Pip- So...are you getting one of the Meerkat campers? As someone suggested; you could easily set up table and chairs in a screened in area outside and be able to leave the inside for sleeping. I love it! Puts me in mind of the tiny homes, that I would love to retire into.Masks and other precautionary measures- I am still in a mask during the week while I am with the kids. IF we are outside, I have it on me, but not over my face unless we are bunched together. The only time I really wear a mask on the weekend is when I do my grocery shopping; otherwise I am home and mask free. Still cleaning every evening, deep cleaning on weekends, wiping down groceries (but that was a habit before COVID; after I saw the video of mice/bugs crawling across stored grocery items in warehouses/stores). I have noticed many of my families are easing up on "gatherings" with others. I am seeing lots of unmasked people holding my kiddos. I have no control over that; but I have control over me. I DID send out an email earlier this week informing families that the main college in our area (10 miles from my house) has had a HUGE surge in COVID positive cases. 600 positive cases since students returned to campus on August 22! As of last week, all students are under shelter in place orders (either in their dorms or off campus housing; they are NOT to go home) for two weeks or until numbers go down. All classes have switched to online format. 600 in a two week period! ANyway, I gave my childcare families this information and asked them to please continue to use caution with their exposure to others. They are well aware that even one positive case in any of their households, will result not only in their quarantine, but also mine and all of the other childcare families.
Well, I better get busy! The longer I sit, the less likely I am to get anything done. Plus, my coffee is eating a hole in my tummy this morning. Blech. ttfn xoxoxo KJ (Kelly)
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