Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy like and subscribe Caturday, GN.
Slept way too long. Missed our dinner yesterday. We were having missionaries over. After staying up in the morning to cook, we slept through dinner. My alarm didn’t wake me, and the Missionaries were too polite to ring the doorbell, because all the lights were off.
Some friends of ours also dropped by while we were asleep, and left some peaches at the door. They texted, but then they were out there way too long so they were rotting and had fruit flies already. What a shame.
Not sure how you work the hours that you do, Dv8. I never could handle swing or graveyard shifts.
I liked working nights, but I still keep late hours now.
Don’t like mornings.
Happy Caturday, GN!
Hiya, dv8 (and Harper!!1!)!
Sorry to read you missed your dinner guests; bummer about teh peaches, too. 🙁
What I like about reports like this one is that they have facts. Timelines. Numbers. And it’s clearly written. It’s not about feelings or bullshit.
Seems like a poor sort of propaganda. 😉
Good morning, GN -- hello Dv8 and Fatwa.
Another house down the street from us was put on the market. Two bedrooms, one bath, 980 square feet, and built in 1935. Asking price: $635,000. The housing market here has once again gotten unbelievable.
Happy Show a Little @ss Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Fatwa, and Sven!
dv8 -- sorry about your missed dinner. I never would have thought that peaches would go bad that fast in the heat.
Sven -- housing prices are indeed untenable. I’m not sure when the correction is going to happen, or how bad it’s going to be, but I’m sure the major players will be protected from any negative consequences.
If you are a homeowner in CA and want to get out of CA, this is the best time to do so, but that will disappear before the end of the year as prices in desirable states continue to climb. Right now, you can get the most money for your house and still find affordable housing elsewhere. What’s driving the exodus from CA currently, at least at teh bestest place ever, is the security of remote work. Anecdotally, my guess is that 25% of its CA corporate workforce -- maybe 350 people -- have already left or will by the end of 2021. But at another guess, more than 85% of new hires are out-of-state. This will all even out eventually.
The house next door to us is in escrow -- going to an investor to flip. That won’t hurt our property values, but will involve much construction disturbance soon. So it goes.
Here’s a thought that I’ll toss out after looking at the worldwide covid numbers. China, with a population close to 1.5B reports to date only about 93,000 cases of covid -- an unbelievable number compared to the rest of the world, especially when they also claim 160M covid tests. I thought they were just lying, but what if they aren’t? Is it possible that China vaccinated its population before the pandemic took off?
It’s also possible that they aren’t running the PCR test at 35-40 cycles, which returns a positive if only virus fragments -- and not necessarily COVID-19 fragments -- are present.
Yes, but they also claim a total of less than 5,000 deaths. Some numbers I’ve seen go higher than that for reported deaths, but none of them are above 10,000.
The third possibility to explain their numbers is that their control methods to contain covid were actually successful.