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dv8
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Well….

One of our drivers is sick.

No word yet if it’s Commie-19

I have to go into work today, and we’re shuffling things around. So I’m gonna do a commercial route for a guy so he can do the residential one.

Our sick driver is a nice guy--though a complicated personality--I hope he is okay. He also works at a local grocery store. Not here in Sedona but in the Village of Oak Creek. So he could conceivably be exposed from there.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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¡Hola, Gerbiliños! dv8 -- Hope your cow-worker doesn’t have the Chinee Lung Gleet. Hi, Mac! Glad you and Elena found most of what you needed; also completely unsurprised you’re trying to be good neighbors. Mac does not run out of coffee!!!!!!!!!!! My brother! 🙂 Nice to see TeX popped-in yesterday, too. As re the Chinese gummint: you can increase my extreme disdain for our own -- and our media -- by an order of magnitude and at least be in the ballpark. 👿 The record of Americans repeatedly electing human filth who wish to have power over others is always-concerning.… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

For Mac-1

Sven
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Sven

For Mac-2

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven!

For Mac 3:

Sven
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Sven

At some point, America stopped considering govt as just one part of the fabric of America and began to see America and the state as synonymous. At the same time, we stopped fearing govt and govt power and began to accept the idea that only govt could do things. Problems and endeavors that used to be the province of culture and society turned into govt efforts, offices, commissions, laws, and govt workers. “Government is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together.” Perhaps this is the natural progression of all states throughout history. The power… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Well said, Sven.

Sven
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Sven

I don’t know if you guys are fans of HBO’s Deadwood series, but there’s a scene in the final season that comes often to my mind. In the series, Deadwood has been run by various factions: criminal, legal, commercial, etc. It’s not a conglomeration -- each entity does it’s own business and generally leaves the others alone. At times of crisis, they may unite for the camp’s good, knowing that the camp is what enables all of them to thrive, but it’s a short-lived arrangement. That changes when the character of George Hearst arrives -- Hearst wants control of everything… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation! Good morning, dv8, Mac, Sven, and Fatwa -- in no particular order. I made a run to Costco this morning -- they open at 8:00 a.m. for those 60 and older. I arrived about 7:45 and was in by 8:25. By 9:00 they were out of TP (no problem, we’re well-stocked and don’t go through it that fast). When I got in line, a few people ahead of me asked where I got the disinfectant wipes. They had just moved in a pallet load a few minutes before, so I held their place while they ran… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Teh Younger got laid off yesterday. Everyone but those who maintained the aquaria had been furloughed, but now they’ve all been laid off. Not sure what that means. Maybe they plan to hire people back at lower wages.

Sven
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Sven

Sorry, Paddy -- good luck to him. Imagine we’ll be hearing more of this happening soon.

Sven
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Sven

And off to teh eye doctor again in a bit -- my sixth appt in 3 weeks and hopefully the last.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Prayers for a positive outcome, Sven!

Sven
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Sven

Well, it could have been worse. 90% of it is healed -- the other 10%, not so much. So another week of a clear bandage, eyedrops twice a day, and back there next Tuesday. Can’t wait to see the bills on this one.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

If all goes well, at least you’ll be able to see them.

dv8
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Well, I spoke to said employee, and I found that while I first heard that he does not have Commie-19, it turns out he doesn’t “actually” know. It’s just that he’s contacted the VA yesterday and they’re planning to talk to him tomorrow. It turns out they have a battery of questions they ask which helps them determine if he warrants testing. Preliminarily, it appears that he does not have it. because he already feels much better after only 12 hours. He plans to do his route this evening, but we’re taking extra precautions so we’re leaving all his stuff… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

That kinda sucks -- the not knowing is worse than knowing and taking action.

X_LA_Native
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Good MorningEveryGerbillyBody! It has amazed me for over a quarter century how often petty martinets — if not outright little tyrants — wind-up on condo Boards. Even more amazing is how often their neighbors are unwilling — for whatever reasons — to stand against those sorts of folks. Loosely defined, there’s a subdivision around the corner. It has a name and all the lots are the same size. Quite a few people built around there, mostly Houston escapee/semi-retirees. They’re going to form their own “informal” HOA. So yeah, they’re everywhere. Sorry for the Younger’s loss, Paddy. That’s a heartbreak. And… Read more »