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by » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:52 pm

Oh, David, I'm just so sorry to hear that your mom tested positive.  She is definitely on my prayer list!  Pray God will hold you and your family tight as she fights this battle.  Wish I could open my condo up to you as an overnight stop here if you drive to NJ.  Peggy

 

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by » Sat Apr 25, 2020 06:15 pm

I imagine that right now, even a simple thing like hospice is hard to arrange.  Got to be a little frustrating, even if it were easy to get to New Jersey, you still couldn't exactly visit.  When we took Karly to see her grandmother at a nursing home, all they could do was smile, wave and blow kisses through a window.  I'm all about taking my car wherever I go but I wonder, if it's even possibleto go by railroad.  I have no idea what their policy may be right now, what it would cost, or how long it would take.  I did once take a train, maybe 300, 350 miles then back.  It was admittedly, easier than driving it and probably didn't take as long.

I guard my privacy pretty jealously but for whatever reason, I don't worry much about my cell-phone being tracked.  For that matter, service in this area is so poor if anybody was tracking me, I'd often disappear!  I know for a fact, I disappear whenever I make the 40 mile trip to my bank.  There are certain advantages to a cell-phone, like texting, or when you're on the road and break down, or on a long distance trip like to Florida.  Not to mention the games Cheri plays all the time, and mine does have a good chess game on it.  In fact, texting and chess are just about all I use it for.

I remember a few years back when there was an online phone book that had all kinds of detailed information on it, like race, income, address, how long you'd lived there, etc.  I checked my number and every bit of information on it was completely wrong.  It had me living at my Dad's long after I had moved away, making money I could only dream of, and apparently I was black.  You had to jump through a few hoops to get any information changed and I thought...nah.  John

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by » Fri Apr 24, 2020 05:43 pm
John wrote:

The new phone books came in today, covering 5 towns and even the Air Force base.  110 pages and just a cursory glance through it, I only noticed 2 real names.  All the rest were businesses.  We kept a land line long after we stopped using it, because the ISP we used said it was cheaper to keep it than cut it off.  When it finally got cheaper to cut it off, we did.  John

 We still have a landline. I am actually looking forward to the day I no longer need/have a cell phone and go back to it. I know everyone is moving to mobile. I HATE the delay on the phone in calls and the possibility of being tracked. Then again I also do not have kids or granskids, and that, like you, may cause me to want to remain on one. :)

How come no one has made a phone book with local residents mobile numbers in it?

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by » Fri Apr 24, 2020 05:40 pm
John wrote:

I am sorry to hear that.  There's always hope of course, that it won't be too bad, if in fact she notices it at all.  No matter what, we're here.

 I am praying of course. I also took a look at flights out there now. Normally I go here to MNSP to Newark. Not now. Now it looks like here to Salt Lake to MNSP to Atlanta to LaGuardia in NYC. And it is like 15 hours! I may need to decide if I rather 5 airports plus being in NYC and getting out to NJ or just sucking it up and doing 3 15 hour days of driving and sleep in the SUV (do't think I want a hotel the further east I go).

The nursing home of course is not allowing anyone in. My sister is trying to set her up with hospice for comfort. SHe is very very tired and has been sleeping the days away, a common symptom in the elderly. I got the local priest to give her a blessing over facetime (phone supplied by the nursing home and held by masked and gloved aide) and that made mom very happy. We are not letting her know what is going on, but she was just so thrilled to have the priest call and do that for her.

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by » Fri Apr 24, 2020 05:21 pm

I am sorry to hear that.  There's always hope of course, that it won't be too bad, if in fact she notices it at all.  No matter what, we're here.

The new phone books came in today, covering 5 towns and even the Air Force base.  110 pages and just a cursory glance through it, I only noticed 2 real names.  All the rest were businesses.  We kept a land line long after we stopped using it, because the ISP we used said it was cheaper to keep it than cut it off.  When it finally got cheaper to cut it off, we did.  John

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by » Thu Apr 23, 2020 05:23 pm

Just got the news, mom IS positive. :(

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