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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
4/5/20 2:23 A

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Still it's always sad when a child dies before its parents.

Good. Said on the news that America has the highest rate of Corona virus in the world now.

Sounds like a good idea. Heavy rain and bitterly cold today. Even had to turn the A/C on.

Keep taking care of yourself.


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4/4/20 10:17 P

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we're estimating he was 60 ish. his father is an old man.
thanks. not planning anything risky.
sat by open sunny window today. should do it more often

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
4/3/20 6:38 A

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Good x 2 but tragic about son. How old was he?

Cleaner: if either of us has been in contact with anyone who isn't 100 percent healthy, or s/he has, we have to isolate for two weeks.

Classes like conferencing. Virtual classroom where we can see and speak with each other. Not all tutors are doing it and couldn't join without wifi. Waited on phone for two hours and was told nobody could talk to me today.

Glad your presentation went well but it's never possible to really be sure what computers will do.

I hope you're not doing anything risky on Thursday.

Can still only reply to emails, not send new ones.

Take care



There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 19,284
4/2/20 5:39 P

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my friend sounds better. my coworker is getting off the respirator. but my neighbor's son died.
thanks. we share the entrance.
glad doc got to you. glad your cleaner comes. curious what rules?
I don't understand about classes, but i hope you get it in time and enjoy it. i use my cable connected computer.
today went ok. at one point something disappeared from my computer while i was presenting and i made myself needlessly nervous. it came back after a while. i wish i could remain calm!

don't get nervous if i don't post next thursday

enjoy the weekend.


Edited by: MINNIE at: 4/2/2020 (17:40)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
4/2/20 6:36 A

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So sorry about your friend and worried about you. Do you have your own entrance or have to share?

Flu jab today. Far too early but doc just turned up. Cleaner also came. Only person I will let in but we have to obey strict agency rules. She won't risk anything as has a young daughter. Offered to get me shopping on way over next time.

U3A tutor is going to start online classes but need to get wifi on smartphone before I can join.

Cold and wet so didn't see neighbour.

Look after yourself.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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4/1/20 9:35 P

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msg 2
my close friend is in the hospital corona .pneumonia on oxygen.

i'm tired!


Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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4/1/20 7:01 P

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my email has quieted down, finally.

did some housework. and a dance video.

it won't let me put in an order for next week.

my neighbors upstairs are recovered. my neighbors downstairs have it.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 4/1/2020 (19:50)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
4/1/20 7:24 A

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Our summer is over and medics want to give us flu shot as soon as possible because people are less resilient this year due to isolation.

Great he's back home.

Seem to spend hours emailing or phoning now we can't meet.

Don't worry about sounding negative. I've done it too and I'm happy you sound so positive today. Coming up with an idea means you're feeling more confident and getting more interested.





There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 19,284
4/1/20 12:26 A

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just realized, this is supposed to be a winter bug. why do you have it down there?

also hope he brings no bugs.

better mood.

friend's BIL came home from the hospital.

podiatrist delivered a new brace today. met him in front of the house. that was my getting out since last week. chatted a little. he knows the big surgeon i went to, but he says not to do the surgery. so i put on the brace. so i exercised. i've been lazy about brace and orthotics in the house. just my orthopedic slippers. he says to behave.

gave my gums some attention. the hygienist said to be extra good cuz can't come in.

thought of good idea for work after a nap.

sorry, i sounded so negative yesterday.



Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
3/31/20 7:28 A

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Didn't. Exhausted all the time. Wondering if being confined to home is contributing. Do you get out at all?

It really hits hard when people you know get the virus.

Clinic phoned and told me doc would come to give me a flu jab in April. Wasn't offered the chance to refuse. Hope he doesn't bring any germs with him.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 19,284
3/30/20 7:15 P

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i hope you slept well. i didn't. but i went back to sleep this morning. tired now.

glad you had a good day and enjoyed neighbor and got through to BIL.

next online meetings on thursday and then again april 14.

i'm sad. my coworker and my doctor's partner are on respirators. my husband's doctor passed away. i hear sirens much too often. they're predicting much more....

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/30/2020 (22:12)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
3/30/20 8:23 A

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I had nap this afternoon so hope I'll sleep tonight.

A good day. Neighbour and I sat outdoors and had long chat with brother-in-law this evening.

Hope you're sleeping peacefully.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 19,284
3/29/20 6:20 P

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finances don't make me worry. sometimes plan and head doesn't stop.

work not worrying either. i'm procrastinating on a task but doesn't keep me up.
sometimes digestive issues keep me up. sometimes scheduling. i'm kinda freer now, and i make poor choices. for example, i just woke up from a nap. it's 6 PM. when do i expect to go o sleep?

sorry you can't contact family. yes, it's a sad day for you. tech problems make it even worse.

i'm enjoying king.com/play/alphabetty to escape. more people sick. family, neighbors, doctors. some serious. some died. this really is a plague!

like the feel of my fluffy slippers, though i should put on brace and good shoes even though i don't go out.

stay well.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/29/2020 (18:22)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
3/29/20 5:54 A

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I'm not sleeping well either. What is your main reason? Financial or work worries or physical discomfort? Received online order but had to carry it in myself. Realized how unfit I am.

Contact with family difficult, sometimes I can get through, others not. Would have been sister's birthday tomorrow so difficult day.

Keep posting as look forward to hearing from you. Is there any way we can make ourselves feel more positive?


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 19,284
3/28/20 11:27 P

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no, we can't have or be visitors.
quiet day. slept in the afternoon cuz couldn't sleep at night. when will i go to sleep?

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
3/27/20 6:40 A

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good idea to buy slippers.

thought I'd found roundabout way to contact family but don't know if it will work.

enjoy your weekend too. I suppose you can't have visitors now


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 19,284
3/26/20 6:39 P

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i'm forced to get $80 pair. can't walk away from $20 opportunity. i hope to use them. i just threw out one old pair. should toss the second. sometimes i change off.

ok day. one thing not working.
stay well.
enjoy weeekend.


Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
3/26/20 7:01 A

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neighbour and I check on each other and she has emergency call system.

Only deliveries now are to elderly and those with serious health problems. Have one with many things unavailable due Sunday. Driver will leave goods outside and photograph them as proof of delivery to avoid contact.

It's a good idea to get the slippers if they help you. Getting the other pairs depends on whether you will use them and whether you think it will be difficult to get more later.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 19,284
3/25/20 7:12 P

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don't like that you have no emergency call system. think about a workaround.
they claim we have food supplies for few weeks if people don't hoard.
received my order. still no disinfecting type stuff. not letting me place new order for next week. heard another store (where we usually shop) is taking email orders.
stay well
ordered my outrageously expensive supporting slippers. $80 for one, but then two i could get 2 others in less desirable color at $20 each.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
3/25/20 7:22 A

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borders closed except for essential services. OK for supplies at the moment but will try another online order in case problem lasts for 6 or more weeks.

still trying to get landline. waited for 45 minutes on phone then gave up and tried chat. after 45 minutes was informed I was 107 in queue. without landline can't get emergency call system.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 19,284
3/24/20 6:02 P

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glad you didn't go.

work ok. thanks.

several sick people. some in hospital. some breathing ok.

store won't let me order yet for next week

stay well.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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3/24/20 5:58 A

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Wouldn't do any harm to re-order.

Decided not worth the risk of going to shopping centre. Have managed to push lense back in. If it doesn't stay in will use old pair.

Hope to get new landline within a month.

Take care and hope all goes well with work.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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3/24/20 12:32 A

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yes, i am working exclusively at home. but early meeting tomorrow online.

won't deliver till wednesday. maybe i should make a new order to get on the ueue for next week.
sorry about your glasses. can they send you a new pair without rechecking you? if you go, take all precautions.

stay well!


Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/24/2020 (00:33)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 22,226
3/23/20 6:52 A

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are you working from home only? many people are here.

restrictions on how many of certain products we can get and aisles marked to show distance from other shoppers. need to go to shopping centre this week. would not go but dropped reading glasses and lense fell out.

hope you get what you ordered.

stay safe.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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3/22/20 4:07 P

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i made another online order. they won't deliver till wed or thurs which is ok if they still have what to send. i've already changed the order 3 times.

have ordered nuts and supplements online. and my special supportive slippers. maybe this time off my feet is good for my tibial tendon.

but i am busy. many emails. haven't rested yet.

hard to know how long this will last.

you, too.

stay well

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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3/22/20 3:16 A

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Hope you're feeling better now.

All outside venues closed. Only visit neighbor who is scrupulously house clean. She was using White King to wash hands so gave her a couple of bottles of type of handwash I no longer use. Told her if things get worse I'll be offering to swap a pat of butter for a slice of bread.

Sorry, didn't explain well. Have cancelled provider and am arranging contract with different one. It will cost me $15 more a month but, as well as landline and internet, Includes unlimited international and national PC and smartphone calls free.

Look after yourself and make sure you have enough supplies.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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3/22/20 12:46 A

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rested and read all day. finance and orders at night. stores are closing.

contracts is a big pain. how do these people stay in business? it's been so long!

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/22/2020 (00:47)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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3/20/20 2:38 A

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good. dedicate weekend to looking after yourself.

OK but having difficulties trying to set up new contract.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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3/19/20 9:42 P

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thanks. day went great. i have mastered videoconferencing. the software is stalling and threatening to crash. it is overwhelmed. everybody is cooperating. i worked hard and cold is worse. will now rest, i hope. i get better during weekend and worse during the week. i lose during the week and gain during the weekend.

still don't have everything i want. glad people are helping you.

i hope you keep your distance. people don't know they are transmitting.

be well and have a good weekend.



Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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3/19/20 3:27 A

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glad you made order. crazy here. no meat. people allowed one pack of sausages (luckily I bought diced beef and chicken last week). no potatoes, raw or canned. someone I know got husband to bring me some from their garden.

apparently we have supplies but can't get them to stores. may have to increase no. of vans allowed to park at depot at one time.

neighbor and i chatting outdoors now.

look after yourself and I hope tomorrow goes well for you.



There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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hope you couldn't get to public computer.

hope i can sleep. challenging day tomorrow.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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stores are stocked. not completely. i made an online order last night. i didn't get everything i ordered, but i'm in better shape.

good idea to open for seniors. would have been a hard time for me.

wise to avoid groups. be careful, please.

stay well.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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Older children, son of physio less than 6 months.

all the best for work. many companies getting employees to work from home.

are your stores still well-stocked? some are opening at 7 am for seniors only to give them an hour to shop before general public is allowed in. even then there are scuffles.

rolls would be gone 30 seconds here.

Exercise class, book club cancelled. neighbor and I have decided not to go to bingo as usually big crowd.


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msg 2 mixed emotions

www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/health/coronavi
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i thought children are least vulnerable.
nobody at work knows what they are doing. few people are working hard and trying to be helpful. i think i'll join the slackers and wait for others to figure it out.
husband still stubborn claims all available.

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zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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on public computer again.

physio today but doesn't know if will come next week as must be careful as has young child and they are particularly vulnerable.

neighbour recovered. gave me lift here but will walk back [exercise!].

people going crazy in stores. hope you are OK.



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thank you.
wishing you luck with technology and food! i know it isn't easy, but try to avoid hurting your health over it. you'll make do with what you get. aggravation worse than deprivation, as long as you have something. get extra of what is still available.(i should listen to myself!)
not an easy time. nothing like this for a century.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/15/2020 (22:53)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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If only! have new ombudsman and more senior case manager - just as useless. thinking of changing to new company. it would cost me and take time but I don't feel current co will ever fix problem, stress is not good for my health. had good report of one from someone in book club.

it is always more difficult to learn new skills as we get older and it doesn't sound as if you have the best equipment for the job. I sympathize.

libraries open but within a couple of days all events for over 500 people will be bànned.

tried to make online food order today. told no orders being delivered in my area as no stock. have to ring every day to check if they are delivering. even if they do there will be many items missing.

try not to get too stressed, although that's difficult.



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"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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wish your phone and computer problems went away. our libraries are closed. wouldn't be able to get to public computer.

not interested in these skills at this age.
still can't get software to access my mic. pain to have to hold phone while participating. need two hands to type.

:) doubt it.

stocked up a little. need more. get what you need.

working so hard last week, and the extra aggravation made me sicker. rested all day and feeling better. not good to be so vulnerable.

take care of yourself.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/14/2020 (22:12)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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$27 #16

back to public computer.

you can do it and it will definitely add to your skills.

more restrictions, now on food staples. tried four stores Thursday and only got one packet of tissues but was given a present of six toilet tolls and two boxes of tissues later. Do you think boys will start courting girls with toilet paper instead of flowers now??

Are you still not stocking up?

internet provider still making promises which aren't fulfilled.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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company bought me my computer. it's getting old and won't replace it. they are providing software which i must learn. today was better. succeeded in creating an online session. beginning to be enjoyable, even. but still highly time consuming.

hope you won't need the tissues. have any old sheets? don't toss old newspapers. they used to be toilet paper.

we applaud the two of you. i'm neither eating nor walking.

good luck!

it's 2020. how about spraying from planes?

good luck to neighbor.

nice of you to stay home for sake of others. but how about looking out for yourself. i'm willing to stay home as long as i have what i need. my lungs have enough issues already.neither of us is young.

enjoy the weekend.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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$26 #15

i'm sorry you had such a bad time. do you have to supply your own computer and does company contribute to cost? do you mean you do not have to do work requiring facilities you don't have or that boss will pay for them?

went shopping this morning. people are now buying up tissues [and even kitchen paper, ouch!]. went to four stores, no toilet paper and only managed to buy one box of tissues each.

walked yesterday, then meeting. was offered cheesecake with coffee after, refused it.

Ombudsman rang, another case manager [more senior]. and will hear something by next wednesday. Not raising my hopes too high!

threat of fires over but many contained, not extinguished because in inaccessible areas.

neighbour's daughter called in to say mother not well enough to go to bingo tonight she will visit specialist tomorrow.

Will not stay home unless there is possibility I have been in touch with infected person, then I will.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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not the kind of stuff i want to learn. had a very stressful day. my computer isn't doing what i need. my boss gave me a hard time, but then gave in. supplies i want are no longer available. our stores aren't taking orders. my husband is resisting stiocking up.

i'm willing to stay home, but my husband is not!!

very frustrating with your tech.

good you have your meds.

our investments tanked, too.

i've forgotten all about your fires. have they stopped? damage already done is sad.

i too am grateful for what i have. now i want us to stay well.

didn't get away from computer all day. not good!!

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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thanks.

extra work but it could be interesting learning new skills.

pleasant day here but had to wait in for promised call from provider. In the end i rang him. things he told me were arranged still haven't been. i now have no wifi on smart phone and kindle. will it ever end??

it's feared that virus may turn into pandemic. stores being empties by panic buyers. can't get to shops until thursday. one good thing: pharmacy ordered in extra prescription meds in case they became hard to get. have arranged to put in scripts and they will keep them in their store until i need them. a relief. can manage without a lot of things if necessary but no meds, no me! to add to my joy, investments have tumbled badly this week.

Having said all that, I am highly appreciative that I have reasonable health. a home with a bed to sleep in, enough money to live on, etc. Some people are living in a tent in the blackened ruins of their homes.

Nearly closed down and remembered I hadn’t posted.

Hope tomorrow is a good day for you.








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wish neighbor well for her and for you.

technology is a pain.

they want us to set up to work and meet remotely. also a pain, but better than getting sick. i'll have to get a camera and learn how to use the software to conference.

sorry you didn't sleep well or walk. i went to sleep late, but was able to sleep late. how will i get to sleep tonight to get up early tomorrow?

summer day today. took a short walk. at least i got out. i keep myself too usy. wasn't all that productive. reading unreliable things about the virus. i forwarded some info and then had to retract it.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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$26 #14
thank you. i miss you when i don't receive a message.

panic buying here. over the counter pain killers, inhalers, etc. out of stock local supermarket and pharmacy.

neighbour still very sick. visited today but didn't go in. still has flu symptoms and, because she is asthmatic, she is now having severe asthma attack. refuses to go into hospital because of virus.

can't get tech to set up modem until later in the month so no wifi until then.

not sleeping well. didn't walk.



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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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got out of bed to write.

husband says we have plenty of toilet paper in our stores. friend's coworker has been diagnosed. she's officially quarantined. visiting is out of the question. chatted on phone.

your phones and emails are a nuisance.

gotta admit i did nothing physical today. got a lot of work done and read about the virus.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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thanks

don't know anyone who has virus. haven't visited neighbour since she was so sick as she asked me not to but will probably try tomorrow. don't think her symptoms were/are same as for virus. think you're wise not to visit friend.

supermarkets were rationing each customer to four packs of toilet paper. today received email from one of them saying it is now only only pack per shopper. at one stage three women literally fought over toilet rolls. desperation!! store told them it no longer wanted their custom.

Received a long email from nephew via friend. will try to get to public computer this week to reply.

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 3/8/2020 (06:33)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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good luck with phone.

thanks. work isn't overwhelming right now.

was actually planning to ask you about the virus in your area.

my friend works with someone whose husband has it. we were actually going to visit them next week, but have canceled. friends say to stock up. husband refuses. i heard our stores are out of sanitary wipes.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/9/2020 (04:05)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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walking good but pace yourself with the work.

you too.

another long session on phone re landline. at least this guy seems to have a better idea of what needs to be done and is willing to do the necessary work.

are you feeling any repercussions from corona virus? people started stocking up on toilet rolls to such an extent that the supermarkets have now put a limit on how many we can buy. would be funny if it weren't pathetic.

PS hope there will be some left when i go shopping next week.



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"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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walked home. brought lots of new work with me.

enjoy the weekend.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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lucky you! cold and wet here today.

coffee with friend this morning.

neighbour not well enough to go out this evening.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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glad u r feeling better today.
condolences to ladybird
turtle learning to be lazy, too.
took a nice walk under blue Mediterranean sky today.
stayed up too late working, but tomorrow will be a light day, now, i hope.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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feeling much better today.

to shopping centre , hope mobiles are fixed now. neighbour was also not well yesterday, not same thing, so we will decide tomorrow about bingo.

ordered a coffee from Mac's. fellow gave me a very tasty-smelling bag. very disappointed ladybird when he realised his mistake.

good you walked. tell turtle to do the counting, .

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 3/4/2020 (05:58)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
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"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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hardly walked, let alone carried.

hope u r better by now.better safe.


rained stopped and i walked one way today. ate ok but too lazy to record.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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glad i'm writing to a human.

have you been carrying anything heavy lately?

unfortunately, feeling very unwell today. caught a virus many years ago which affected my inner. ear. comes back at times. but unlike first time, when i was confined to bed for several weeks, it usually only lasts for a day or two.

Beautiful day but didn't dare risk going out ..

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 3/3/2020 (02:14)

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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
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"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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glad you're better.
great you can keep your number. that's a major hassle avoided.

nice day. walked one way. beginning to feel like a human again.

arm hurts several days now. wonder what it is.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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$25 #14 am carrying forward total, even if it has not changed, to save having to search for last one

feeling much better thanks.

physio, short walk and exercise class. home for less than ten minutes when visitor arrived.

faint light at end of tunnel. have been told i can get my old phone number back.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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thanks X2

hope you feel better by the time you read this.
because you are an ambitious person. good to have goals, but not to be upset when don't reach them. besides, you can't control others-e.g. phone people.

u2


Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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