I woke up this morning around 5am for some reason I checked my email and had about 4 emails saying I signed up for some online course, that I didn’t sign up for, The cost was around 300.00 and put me into the negative in my bank account. I also checked my bank account and saw the charges. So first thing I did was call and told the banker I didn’t place those charges so they issued a case and closed that card. Now I have to wait for a new card and for them to investigate to maybe return the money to my account. In this case I believe the account was hacked and signed up for then they would contact the teacher and tell them they didn’t have access to the email account and give them a different account and then be able to take the class for free on me.
Okay why am I airing this in this blog. I don’t know but I am angry that it has cost me time and money to solve this. I now have to inform anyone who I have reoccurring charges/ subscription that are on that card taking more of my time. I just don’t understand why, people do that. If is a joy in making people suffer, or joy of getting things for free. I don’t know why…… I hope Karma is listening.
Well it is now August I just so wonder how the time is flying so quickly. We have been still having the COVID virus knocking us for a loop here in the United States. There is so many finger pointing as to why we are were we are with this virus but I feel we just need to concentrate on what will help us to flatten the curve. That is wearing the mask, washing hands and avoiding large groups and stay 6 feet apart. It’s just that simple…. There is no guarantee that do this will stop you from getting the virus but it might help you.
I have COPD and find wearing the mask is very hard for me. I have trouble breathing even when I am wearing my oxygen under the mask. but I feel that by wearing the mask I am doing my part and keeping the virus away from me and you.
I have been making several different styles of mask just to find the one that I can handle wearing for more than 5 minutes at a time.
The last time I posted was the Last of May so we have made it through June and July. Do to the Virus there hasn’t been much to write about I mainly spend my day at the house only to go out to grocery shop. I did go camping two times but both times I spent it pretty much by myself a friend camped next to me but we stayed 6 feet apart. It was really nice to finally get out of the house and allowed my a chance to just watch people in the campground. I went camping last week for two days we had a fire each night. My friend also put some popcorn kernals in the fire and so we would be setting there and watch a kernal pop every so often it was sort of fun.
The Virus is still very much a major issue, the case number still keep rising. People refuse to wear the masks and go out in large groups. We have had a lot of Black Life Matter protest and the media showed lots of people without masks.. Which I feel helps to contribute to the rising numbers of Covid cases.
The report on the vaccine are promising from different sources maybe available by January 2021. There are several who are in phase 3 testing which is from what I understand is the last phase before releasing it to the public.
So only time will tell how much longer we will be staying housebound, avoiding going out to eat and getting together with friends. I do so miss getting together with friends.
Well another month has gone by well almost today is the 29 Monday will be the first of June. I don’t know actually what to say about the last three month, life seems to just go into a void nothing to speak of nothing. I have stayed in my home as much as possible only going to get groceries when needed. I have watched television, I have played in my art room, made masks and played with my sewing machine. Two weeks ago my husband went back to work that was good for him. I have had three in house doctor appointments and a couple of Zoom type appointments. Speaking of Zoom I have had a couple times to meet friends on Zoom, must say it’s been nice to be able to do that a chance for talking to someone beside my husband or the cat. I have been able to talk via internet, facetime, and phone to speak to my local friend every day but even that seem lacking to how we use to meet at least once a week for lunch and chat. That will start back again someday but right now I myself am not ready to go hang out where there are a lot of people.
Last weekend was memorial weekend and it seems that people aren’t handling social distancing well because bars, pools and such were very crowded. So now I am waiting to see what happens in 14 to 15 days if there is a spike in the numbers of people who get the virus. As I set her it is Friday the weekend comes and I can’t see anything different then any other day. I remember when the weekend was my time off now its just another day.
We have been at stay at home/social distancing for over 6 weeks now. I think, well sometimes I am not even sure what day it is they have seem to run into each other. Maybe today is Sunday or Monday not sure. I believe it is now the month of May, April just kind of disappeared into a blur of being in the house.
I was signed up for a weekend camping adventure for June but just got a letter and they cancelled seem like life will still be on hold until summer is over, In fact I believe it will be in a holding pattern until they have a immunization for it. Then people will feel a bit safer, I know I will I fall in the at risk category.
I wonder how long people will remember this time and everything being closed, people wearing masks. How long will it just be a memory spoke about on the television like 9-11, Vietnam War, Kennedy’s assassination things only half remembered like the Spanish Flu, did we learn a lesson will we remember the simple steps that can help keep us from getting virus. Wash you Hands, cough into you elbow, stay at home when your sick. Time will tell
We are beginning our 6 week of isolation, well Bill has not worked for 6 weeks, I sort canceled all of my appoints the week before so I am going into 7 weeks. The GM strike we had in September lasted 6 weeks so we sort of done this already. Hoping we will be back to work by 1 June but time will tell. All we have done is go to the store for groceries and Bill mainly did that. Twice now on a nice day we have gone out a set by a local lake and enjoyed the sun and watched people fish. Today I watch two blue herons flying back and forth and one of them almost landing where a goose was which turned into sort of a stand off.
I have COPD so when I am up and active I am suppose to be using oxygen, then comes this Virus and we now are asked to wear masks. So I contacted my Doctor and asked about wearing the mask over my oxygen and was told its ok. SO this works out good for me because I also am claustrophobic and having the o2 on under the mask helps me. I can’t imagine what its like for other people who are claustrophobic.
I have been very busy making masks I have about 10 more cut out to make for my husband when he starts back to work, I believe he will need to use them when he walks through the plant.
It was 50 years ago that the first Earth Day happened. I was just graduating High School and trying to figure what came next. Wow the next, I got married, had a child, got Divorced and joined the Navy in a span of three years. Oh I also attend a couple of college classes in Wichita State University. I still remember being in one of those auditorium type class room and have my purse dump and out came a child’s pacifier fall out. I spent my son’s first birthday in Navy boot camp I felt bad about that but felt it was the best choice to be able to support my little family since I was a single mother. So after boot camp I went to my first duty station took a couple month to settle in and get base housing. Then my son joined in me in Sunnyvale California, which from what I understand I would not be able to afford a place there now that it is silicon valley.
I ended up spending twenty years in the Navy, it was in the Navy while stationed at Pax River, Maryland that I met my husband and we married a few years after I retired, but that another story. And I seemed to have wondered from my reason for this post. I don’t remember much about the Earth Day Actions I was just to busy working in the Military and raising a son. It was only after I retired and moved to Las Vegas that I began to be aware of it and civil action that were going on. Mecury Nevada is the site of nuclear testing and every year there would be a big march to the site with civil action- being trespassing and getting arrested. I never took part in the marches or the civil action but would go to the Veterans camp and help where I could with cooking, cleaning etc… alway a behind the scenes action.
This year theme is climate action and from behind the scenes I am working on reducing my carbon foot print. I us towels and rags instead of paper towels, my group of friends have all made feast bundles which means when we get together we bring our own reusable dishes, silverware and drank containers. I am also spending time during this pandemic to research and see what else I can do.
I am taking part in the Digital gathering for Earth Day 2020, I will have an online zoom gathering at 7:00pm central time, plus will be attending some of the Digital events. You can see the link below. I hope you might join me. If you would like to attend the Zoom let me know and I will send an invite.
Yep just doing the new normal. Practicing social distancing and enjoying my own company. Spending a little time with my husband before he wanders off to the gargage to do whatever it is he does. Yesterday he made me some buttons so I can make headbands with buttons for mask so I am going to do some more sewing today.
I am finding its hard to remember what day it is, today I laughed because when I open my daily pill box I said oooo its Friday. I was wondering how many people are finding the same thing happening to them. I have started at night to say thank you for another day and in the morning my husband and I ask what each other are planning to do today. I find that if I can find projects and things to get busy that helps the day to fly bye. Like today I woke up seems that I just had breakfast and now its almost lunch time.
I am hoping that soon life might return a little back to normal I don’t think for me it will never be the normal as I had before. People will pay more attention to health issues, hand washing even to the possibilities to keeping a two or three week supply of non-perishable food on hand. Cleaning supplies, paper towels and of course toilet paper on hand. Then things changes and many years in the future again like the Spanish Flu they will have forgotten and it will happen again.
Well yesterday was a pretty day warm with a light breeze and I just couldn’t set here in the house so we decided to take a ride in Serenity. Serenity is my 2000 Roadtrek170 popular a class A RV. We went to the lake near our house and pulled out the lawn chairs and set and enjoyed it for a couple of hours. While there my friend Linn and her dog Radar came to visit in her Roadtrek Mora we kept our distance from each other but just enjoyed being out and being able to talk to each other in person.
I have also been busy sewing, first I completed a jacket I had cut out along long time ago. then the media started asking for cloth masks and now they are saying we should wear them when we go out SOO I have been making masks. I use to make cloth dolls so I collect a lot of fat quarters to make clothes for them so I have a lot of cloth that I can make into masks. I also found a box that was full of fat quarters that I know I didn’t buy but someone must have given me, which included some star war material. I have had a trial on the masks first couldn’t get earloops right then tried to make ties but just didn’t work. Then I broke my sewing machine, well I have two one is a brother with lots of neat stiches and stuff, that’s the one I broke or course, and a singer that a simple straight and zigzag machine. I couldn’t find the plug for the singer so ordered one from online. It came in and I got to work I have figured it out and now I am making a few a day. I can only set at the sewing machine for so long before my back start to hurt and I have to change positions.
For those who don’t know I have COPD and need oxygen when I am up and active, I am over 60 and so that puts me in a high risk category so my husband does all the errands in town like grocery shopping. So I counted yesterday I had not been out of the house for 28 days so I did need a little R&R ride to change the view. Today I am right back in the house and going to go back to making mask after lunch.
I also thought I would ad a little note here about masks and glasses. I got this information online not sure if it works but so far I have used the metal in my mask and don’t have a eyeglass foggy issue.
If you are wearing a traditional mask, you can squeeze the metal nose piece tight so warm air from your mouth and nose won’t blow up to your glasses.
If you made your own cloth mask, you can sew a paperclip into the nose bridge. You can then fit the paperclip to your nose and cheekbones to limit fogging.
You could also fold a piece of tissue like an accordion and put it in the open space between the mask and your face