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  2. The other day, we were remembering Michael, Amishway Homesteaders. Friday, we got a note, via our “Contact Us” form, from Lori. With her permission, here is her note:
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  4. Has anyone bought the Homeopathic Remedy kits from Amazon? I have an acquaintance that swears by them, but I am not sure about investing that much money in them right now. Your opinion please..... https://www.amazon.com/Helios-Homeopathy-Homeopathic-Remedy-Kit/dp/B004Z2U2PM/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2TYGAXSUUSMZI&keywords=homeopathy&qid=1582818995&sprefix=homopath%2Caps%2C221&sr=8-5
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    2020 Corona Virus

    Oh!! And as far as electricity being on/off....this is my two cents worth: I think it will stay on. And internet, too. Well....I think they will try their hardest to keep it on. Can you imagine a population without tv? Without gaming and internet? To keep peace, they would have to keep it on as able. I'm watching China....as far as I know, they still have power. That could change, but I hope and pray not for everyone's sake. May God be with us all. ♥️
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    2020 Corona Virus

    He spoke.... basically said everything is hunky dory, we only have 15 cases (not counting those from the ship), and those are almost all better. It's almost like the flu....the flu kills more people every year, he said. I rolled my eyes.... hubby said: what is he supposed to say? Quarantine all the cities, close all the airports and borders? Probably not a good idea, either. He put VP Pence in charge. The CDC reiterated that everyone needs to prepare. Stocks went down as he spoke, and the CDC announced the case in CA right after.....(I like the little guy, too!)
  7. 26 deaths Iran 13 deaths South Korea 12 deaths Italy 4 deaths "Diamond Princess" cruise ship Others 3 deaths Japan 2 deaths France 1 deaths Philippines
  8. 1,766 confirmed South Korea 705 confirmed "Diamond Princess" cruise ship Others 453 confirmed Italy 245 confirmed Iran 189 confirmed Japan 42 confirmed Unassigned Location (From Diamond Princess) US 40 confirmed Thailand 33 confirmed Bahrain 27 confirmed Germany 26 confirmed Kuwait 22 confirmed Malaysia 18 confirmed France 16 confirmed Vietnam 13 confirmed Spain 13 confirmed UK 13 confirmed United Arab Emirates 8 confirmed From Diamond Princess Australia 7 confirmed British Columbia Canada 6 confirmed Iraq 5 confirmed Queensland Australia 4 confirmed New South Wales Australia 4 confirmed Victoria Australia 4 confirmed Oman 3 confirmedToronto, ON Canada 3 confirmed Croatia 3 confirmed India 3 confirmed Philippines 2 confirmedSouth Australia Australia 2 confirmed Austria 2 confirmed Finland 2 confirmed Israel 2 confirmed Lebanon 2 confirmed Pakistan 2 confirmed Russia 2 confirmed Sweden 2 confirmed Chicago, IL US 2 confirmed San Benito, CA US 2 confirmed San Diego County, CA US 2 confirmed Santa Clara, CA US 1 confirmed Afghanistan 1 confirmed Algeria 1 confirmed Belgium 1 confirmed Brazil 1 confirmed Cambodia 1 confirmed London, ON Canada 1 confirmed Denmark 1 confirmed Egypt 1 confirmed Estonia 1 confirmed Georgia 1 confirmed Greece 1 confirmed Nepal 1 confirmed North Macedonia 1 confirmed Norway 1 confirmed Romania 1 confirmed Sri Lanka 1 confirmed Switzerland 1 confirmed Boston, MA US 1 confirmed Humboldt County, CA US 1 confirmed Los Angeles, CA US 1 confirmed Madison, WI US 1 confirmed Orange, CA US 1 confirmed Sacramento County, CA US 1 confirmed San Antonio, TX US 1 confirmed Seattle, WA US 1 confirmed Tempe, AZ US 1 confirmed Yolo County, CA US 60 confirmed cases in US Feb 23, 7 a.m. Eastern update.
  9. Oh no, no, no Dogmom...... THAT is what I hoped we would NOT hear....... But that is exactly what that article is saying. Are there other articles? I know they are worried about a person in CA that didn't seem to have any known connection to someone with the virus. But with so many days [14- 27???] without symptoms, that could happen. But airborne..... I just HAD to use that lil' guy! This is the FIRST I've heard of that! I can imagine ....TPTB probably don't want that data out any quicker than necessary. BUT.....it does make sense....what the CDC lady said yesterday. Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. .....yes, I'm having a fit here...at midnight CO time. We need to convince our Maui 'ohana that they MUST take this seriously. This makes it soooooo much easier to spread around. Cannot contain it. That article was dated Feb 8th. No, I hadn't heard that the fogging they were doing in China was for airborne..... MtRider
  10. today I actually got something done . Dehydrated 2 qts (dry measure) mixed greens & put in canning jars with oxygen absorbers. Ordered more oxygen absorbers, also dessicant packets (very humid here) and 5 gal food-grade pail liners. Going to start seriously putting food by - want to be able to stand alone for a bit just in case things get wonky after the elections (assuming they will be a major trigger point for unrest). Picked up a couple packs M95 masks for our preps along with hand sanitizers for home, and smaller ones for vehicle glove boxes as a nod to flu season and corona virus. Tomorrow will pick more greens & put them in dehydrator as we clear out winter greens I will be putting them up dried for use thru the year. Submitted my tax returns, looking good for a tidy refund. Chainsaw Mary is having fun daydreaming about what we can do with the "found money". We have two things on the list so far....replace a truck tire, and fix a windshield chip....and set aside some for a summer visit to Wisconsin. As for the rest, I have no doubt the bills will magically expand to handle any "surplus" funds....LOL....bills are like that! Went to Ash Wednesday mass....the place was packed! First time I went to church since surgery....one woman walked up and gave me a hug, saying "this is the first time I have ever seen your face!" and congratulating me on my new upright posture. Im still grinning about it.
  11. About the pads, if a person is only having a slight leakage problem, the pads can absorb the...whatever, so they will save on having to wash sheets. I have waterproof bedding but if I have a dribble I'm not going to want to sleep in it. And I'm sure not going to want to get up and change the sheets if I'm sick. Hospitals use them all the time to save on laundry. Especially under new mothers.
  12. As far as the list...I'm a little OCD and I'm in the process of making a notebook for the new house. It's pretty detailed. In one section I have bills. I put the bill, the due date, the account number, bank account number, the web address, the password, and phone number. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to pay a bill over the phone and had to search and search for the account number and the phone number. Sorry your Amazon order was a mess. I've never ordered from their pantry.
  13. I didn't get to any store today. Began this morning with little energy.... But later I went down to garage/basement to check on oils/Crisco. Didn't leave there until 5 hours later. DH and I worked and worked and then got a delivery DH had ordered ....so we worked MORE. I used to keep our inventory and the rotation. Then....I really wasn't able to do that anymore. MS fatigue worse. RODENT INVASION MUCH WORSE! DH began doing all the shopping without me and ......his organization and mine didn't meet. We've known we've had a mess....beyond the "chaos camouflage" I use on purpose. But how do you swim upstream? Today we cleared out most of the OLD food supplies. With our recent food poisoning incident, we were more ruthless than we'd have been otherwise......probably wiser. Since my cat died last year and we've begun using poison, the rodent problem has drastically decreased. Not zero but not like it's always been. So we cleared, cleaned, sanitized .....and put some of the newer food into the shelves. We created a large tote with the Oldest-Acceptable canned goods. We'll eat from there first. An organized system we both understand! We Have SO Needed This! Then two of the orders from Amazon Pantry came in. They packed a "thousand" pounds into ONE gigantic box" for the UPS guy to deal with. I think we owe M a box of candy or something. Half of the hydration mix cans were burst open and spilled alllllllll over. DH's down coat is in the wash tonite....full of that sticky dry mix. Cuz the "cans" are cardboard. I took pics of the damage and spillage. Now DH is having trouble being able to contact them for replacement. ANYONE DEALT WITH AMAZON PANTRY? This came just as I was going to wrap up ....FATIGUE.....and DH already had back spasms. But...there was the boxes in the driveway. HAD to deal with it. FINALLY we climbed the stairs. I took shower before my adrenaline totally gave out. [I hate mices to pieces!!!] SO glad I cut my hair shorter. DH decided this would be a good time to test a sample of Sweet/Sour Pork...Mountain House. But since we discovered so many cans of pineapple, we added a half can. Good time to test. I was so ravenous....it tasted GREAT! In reality, not up to our homemade standards but....this is no-effort food for HARSH TIMES. It will do quite nicely! I DID find out that we don't need oils. They keep extraordinarily well in the always-cool basement corner. And they are sealed from oxygen - glass bottles. But so much was wasted thru the years. Decided from this....off-brand foods in cans do NOT hold up to time. I won't buy them anymore. Good thing MOST of this was on sales and cheap. Hate the waste but ....FOOD POISONING IS NOT FUN. {NOTE TO SELF: Buy more T.P.} MtRider ....have the LIST...have the storage space......not sure I have the ENERGY yet...
  14. I posted a link down in the basement under Bladder Cystitis.
  15. So glad you are home Kappy. We2 I haven't see a real doctor in about 30 years. That's how long I've been going to my nurse practitioner. When I say my doctor, she is who I mean. There are a couple of doctors in the office but I've only seen them in passing in the hall. Miki... Those prices are outrageous. Seems like gouging to me. It's snowing here tonight. It's cold but pretty. We2 you asked about my fish med. I can't find that post anywhere! I'll try to leave a link down in the basement under bladder cystitis.
  16. I thought it was confirmed airborne and aerosol? This is an article on the BBC China(translated from Chinese) that says it’s an aerosol. It even suggests putting the seat down when flushing.... I thought this was why there are so many videos of them basically fogging the streets? https://translate.google.com/translate?depth=2&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/amp/world-51427216%3F__twitter_impression%3Dtrue&xid=17259,15700022,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700259,15700271,15700302
  17. Newly diagnosed coronavirus patient being treated at UC Davis Medical Center By Anne Ternus-Bellamy The UC Davis Medical Center is treating a patient who may be the first person in the country to have contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from community exposure. The California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday the individual is a resident of Solano County who had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual. An email sent out Wednesday by two UC Davis officials said the patient arrived at the medical center in Sacramento last Wednesday but was only tested for the virus on Sunday despite a request made by med center officials that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conduct a test when the patient was admitted. “Today the CDC confirmed the patient’s test was positive,” said the email from David Lubarsky, vice-chancellor of human health services, and Brad Simmons, interim CEO of UC Davis Medical Center. “This is not the first COVID-19 patient we have treated, and because of the precautions we have had in place since this patient’s arrival, we believe there has been minimal potential for exposure here at UC Davis Medical Center,” the email said. Nevertheless, a small number of medical center employees have been asked to stay home and monitor their temperatures. Lubarsky and Simmons said the patient was transferred to UC Davis from “another Northern California hospital” on Wednesday, Feb 19. “When the patient arrived, the patient had already been intubated, was on a ventilator, and given droplet protection orders because of an undiagnosed and suspected viral condition,” the email said. “Since the patient arrived with a suspected viral infection, our care teams have been taking the proper infection prevention precautions during the patient’s stay. “Upon admission, our team asked public health officials if this case could be COVID-19. We requested COVID-19 testing by the CDC, since neither Sacramento County nor (the California Department of Public Health) is doing testing for coronavirus at this time. Since the patient did not fit the existing CDC criteria for COVID-19, a test was not immediately administered,” said the email, which added that, “UC Davis Health does not control the testing process.” On Sunday, the CDC ordered COVID-19 testing of the patient and the patient was put on airborne precautions and strict contact precautions. The positive test results were announced on Wednesday. “We are proud of our health care workers who have been working to care for this patient and are committed to saving this patient’s life,” the email said. “Just as when a health care worker has a small chance of exposure to other illnesses, such as TB or pertussis, we are following standard CDC protocols for determination of exposure and surveillance. So, out of an abundance of caution, in order to assure the health and safety of our employees, we are asking a small number of employees to stay home and monitor their temperature. “We are handling this in the same way we manage other diseases that require airborne precautions and monitoring. We are in constant communication with the state health department and the CDC and Sacramento County Public Health about the optimal management of this patient and possible employee exposures,” the email said. “As we regularly handle patients with infectious diseases, we have robust infection control protocols in place to handle this patient and others with more frequently seen infectious diseases. In this case, we are dedicated to providing the best care possible for this patient and continuing to protect the health of our employees who care for them.” The CDC announced on Wednesday that a case of novel coronavirus of “unknown origin” — without a relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient — had been diagnosed in a patient in Northern California but did not indicate what city or county the case was in. In a press released issued Wednesday evening, the state Department of Public Health revealed the individual was from Solano County. “The health risk from novel coronavirus to the general public remains low at this time,” the release said. “While COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate. From the international data we have, of those who have tested positive for COVID-19, approximately 80 percent do not exhibit symptoms that would require hospitalization. There have been no confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 in the United States to date. California is carefully assessing the situation as it evolves.” “Keeping Californians safe and healthy is our number one priority,” said State Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell. “This has been an evolving situation, which California has been monitoring and responding to since COVID-19 cases first emerged in China last year. This is a new virus, and while we are still learning about it, there is a lot we already know. “We have been anticipating the potential for such a case in the U.S., and given our close familial, social and business relationships with China, it is not unexpected that the first case in the U.S. would be in California. That’s why California has been working closely with federal and local partners, including health care providers and hospitals, since the outbreak was first reported in China — and we are already responding.” This would be the first known instance of person-to-person transmission in the general public in the United States, according to Angell. Previously known instances of person-to-person transmission in the United States include one instance in Chicago, Ill., and one in San Benito County. Both cases were after close, prolonged interaction with a family member who returned from Wuhan, China, and had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus. As of Wednesday, including this case, California has had seven travel-related cases, one close contact case and now one community transmission
  18. Joyfilled.....president speaking tonite? Hadn't heard that. HOPE I still have another day or two....cuz we didn't shop today. Looong story and a longer day. Hope your sister gets to where she's intending...safely. MtRider
  19. Dogmom As far as I've heard, no one has SAID this is "airborne" yet. Definition of airborne....it's NOT the flying spittle. [for lack of a nicer word] We definitely DO have 'flying spittle' in the COVID-19! That's the 6-10 feet ....distance from others coughing/sneezing/wheezing. Your back yard fence being high will help too. Cuz spit drops down with gravity as soon as the ...um, propulsion has ceased. Like spitting out seed contests...they drop. [virus-in-spit is smaller tho] True AIRBORNE.....that's much worse. If you think of hair spray....aerosol type in a can. You know that kinda floats in the air cuz the particles are so much smaller. The toilet does cause a bit of aerosol affect....put the lid down. Look up PPM - Parts Per Million ....the size of itty-bitty things in the air. Like how the ash/soot particles from Arizona's wildfires can ride the air waves and descend down upon us in CO. The VOG [volcano smog] from Big Island can foul the air quality on Maui....but rarely. I'm not sure if a virus can RIDE air currents like that or not when it's truly AIRBORNE. HOPE THIS VIRUS PARTICLE is never found to be able to do that. I'm a bit out of my league in this science......ANYONE ELSE KNOW? MtRider ....hope backyards are safe!!
  20. I am hoping we will be able to go outside. Will need to go to my shed for things now and then. We have one neighbor next door but far enough from where I would be in back yard to be ok. They don't come outside much. Across my driveway which is back yard is a neighbor that keeps to himself. I know him but he doesn't visit neighbors. So should be good and they are far enough away from us. I went to Wal mart, Lidil's and Harris Teeter today. I loaded up on the foods I needed to go with some of the foods I have. I also bought because of diabetics. Sugar free jello and pudding. got 10 of each. Also found sugar free brownie mix and cake mix. Found icing to go with the cake mix that was sugar free as well. Might not taste as good as the real deal, but will give us something for a snack. Bought the chrystal light lemon aid, and the milo electrolyte to put in water. Got some sugar free gaterade and that is hard to find. Also some V8 low sodium, Got some more powdered milk as well as some mac and cheese incase kids come here. (picky eaters will learn to eat what's put before them). Got my cat little for the toilet buckets for just in case. 2 boxes. I did not get the cheapest for that as it is dust free, and kills odor for 7 days. though it will be changed out as needed. I have 2 buckets with the toilet lids for camping on them. Bought 2 big boxes of cheerios. DH loves those. The dates are 12/20 so that should hold us. Bought some cleaning supplies as well that I was low on. got some alcohol and peroxide. Picked up some more OTC meds as well that I couldn't get a Walgreens. Canned fruit is way over priced but did get 4 more cans. Also picked up more flour for bread. I am hoping to not have to go out to any stored now. Maybe the closest one Food Lion for eggs. I will stock those as it gets closer to time to really need to get ready. We live in an area that now has over 1 million people. This is why you will hear of me stocking and doing things early. It will not be safe to venture out in maybe another month or two. We really have no clue. I am reading up on pandemics and what to do as well as what could happen. Don't like that outcome. We could loose water, electric and natural gas. I need to fill up one of my propane tanks and need to buy a couple of more. Also need to get the gas cans together and get them filled as well. Need to buy fire wood as well to get us through the rest of winter. I think maybe a couple of cords. But will see how that goes. Our well is electric and not in the best shape but as long as we have the electric, we should be ok with that. But filling up everything we have. Large pans, all of the empty canning jars, and all of my water containers as well as the water bob for bath tub. If you are on city water and sewage, it will create a whole new host of issues and none of them good. Back up of sewage is one issue. We are going to try to rehook to the septic and see how the lines are. But after 3 years, I fear they have collasped. Reason I have listed some of what I bought is to help give anyone on here some ideas of things they might need to add to their preps as well.
  21. Not what I meant. I meant I wouldn't need the water to soak and cook them later if I had already canned them. Sometimes I don't communicate well.
  22. Hubby's finally beginning to run some water lines! Yippee! Tomorrow we're driving south to see my step mum. She's got some work she needs done so hubby needs to take a look at it and see what materials and tools he'll need. I'll go with him this time to visit with her, but after that he'll need to drive by himself so I'll be packing him a lunch. I fixed us some chili fries w/melted cheese for lunch...so tasty! Then supper was chicken/cheese quisadillas (sp?) with spanish rice on the side. I used my pannini maker to make them. Last night I used the pannini maker to make some of my "chimmies" (sort of like chimichangas). So handy to have my gadgets! The weather was warm enough to melt off most of the snow today so the grounds are a mess! Poor Abby-girl tip toes through the tulips and then has to prance around on an old sheet we keep inside the enclosed porch but before she goes up the steps into the back entry. Had to laugh...got a robo call...oriental? I said "You like sushi, I hate sushi so you keep sushi!" and hung up. Made me feel better...
  23. In a life changing event...never pitch the liquid from your canned foods. It may have salt etc., but the liquid may be a life saver.
  24. I always reach for my favorite herbs! You may not be able to take them but...Valerian Root is a wonderful muscle and tension relaxer, Catnip tea is another of my favorites.
  25. Mt.Rider...we're staying with the Nurse Practitioner because she's been there with our former doc for several years and all of our records are there. We're going in on the 5th to meet her and get up to date on our scripts etc. Wanted all of this OUT OF OUR WAY just in case. It's time for my annual checkup and hubby's would have been in another month or two. Figured we'd go together and get it over with.
  26. It's my opinion DogM...that the "safe" distance is 7 feet. As for us, we're just prepping up for a flu of any genre. Washing hands every couple of hours and using a medicated hand cream is routine during flu season. Avoiding crowds of people, being willing to let others "go first" when in a grocery line etc., lots of things we do around here to stay healthy.
  27. So for those of us who live in closer quarters...think small back yard with six foot fence but neighbors on two sides and back part of fence backs up to a church parking lot....if the virus is airborne would it be safe to go into a backyard if a quarantine was to happen? I want to be able to continue to garden and am thinking that because we have such a small inside space the yard might be necessary for sanity’s sake.... On one side is a couple our age who are rarely out in their yard and the other side is a single disabled man who I also don’t see outside often... Any thoughts?
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