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  1. Dee

    This was so weird

    His phone calling my phone, while my phone is calling his phone.
  2. Dee

    This was so weird

    I've had my own phone number come up on my phone too but to have my phone be calling his and his calling mine at the same time I've never heard mentioned before.
  3. Anyone ever heard of it? Two nights ago DH and I were sitting in our chairs just quietly watching TV. Our chairs are right together and we each have an end on the other side of our chair where our phones were sitting. His phone rang. A funny ring, not his normal one. Before he picked it up to answer, mine rang too. I looked at my phone and said, "It's from your number Galen". He looked at his and it was my number calling him. What the heck? When I answered mine no one was there. He didn't answer his. Oh, and we don't have an Alexa. Any thoughts?
  4. I saw on the news last night that roughly 20 campers are at the Des Moines Water Works Plant for critical workers to live in while they keep the plant running. The employees will live in the campers, I think mostly rented, so they aren't chancing infecting their families by coming and going. After 2 weeks they'll go home and another group will take their place. Hope it works. Iowa went from 45 cases of the virus to 68 today or maybe yesterday. Not sure but that's 23 new cases. Our churches in town are closed for 2 weeks also. DD, who I've told to prep for years, let me know she did enough shopping that they had enough food for 2 weeks. She truthfully thought they were really prepared......sigh! Asking her if she thought they might to be in lockdown (she's in CA) for more than 2 weeks she said, "I'm sure!" "Just suppose", I said, 'the stores don't have food in 2 weeks because of so many different reasons? What will you do then?" Believe it or not she said, "Wow, I never thought of that." She, her husband and son were going to Reno yesterday for her Dr. appointment. I told her I was going to send her a check for $300 and they were to spend it all on food. When she asked me what she should buy I realized they have next to nothing that's shelf stable. I made a list, told her to get everything on it UNLESS it was something they didn't like. DO NOT get things you won't eat. In the end I sent her $500 and when they got home from Costco in Reno she sent pictures. So many pictures of so many things to keep them fed. Thank heaven! I also told her to tell NO ONE what they bought. Put it away and keep quiet. So many of us here have done this for so many years, it's just become a way of life. I really thought I'd taught my children better. Obviously not! Stay safe everyone!
  5. Here in Iowa 40+ Iowan's went on an Egyptian cruise. The thirteenth person from the cruise was just diagnosed yesterday with the virus. One, a person in his 60's, is in critical condition. Who knows how many more of those 40+ will be diagnosed? One lady in another county has tested positive for the virus after being in CA. She worked at a Panera Bread so has probably exposed many people. And on and on it goes. I' right there with you Mt. Rider
  6. I went to a larger city, 55 miles away, yesterday to visit a relative in the hospital. Didn't know that I wanted to go there very bad but the woman is 95 and we're very close. How do you not go and see her??? Anyway, I did some major shopping while I was there. Wal-Mart was crazy in the aisles with the vitamins, aspirin, band-aids, shampoos, you know that area of the store. What the heck is going on, I said to a worker standing next to me. She said it's become crazy in this part of the store the last few days. She was right. It really was crazy. It made me think of a couple of days before Christmas with the numbers of people. I didn't go to the food aisles but the other aisles weren't busy at all. I bought some garden seeds, dish towels, totes, etc. etc. and it was just normal shopping.
  7. My nephew, his wife and 2 sons returned yesterday from their recent trip to Maui. She posted pictures the first day they were there and never mentioned anything again other than to say they were on their way home yesterday. I've wondered why she never posted anything else and the flu was never mentioned. They live in CA. I live in Iowa so it's not like I'll be seeing them to hear about their trip.
  8. My nephews wife just posted 3 mins. ago with a picture of a whale coming out of the water and another picture of a rainbow. Said she can't wait until tomorrow. No mention of the flu. I wonder if they even know about it yet.
  9. My nephew, his wife and their 2 sons just left for Maui this morning. I don't know anymore than that but wonder if they'll be aloud off the plane or what. He lives in California.
  10. I heard on the local news tonight that they're checking 2 people here in Iowa for the virus.
  11. I have no idea. It just came up on my newsfeed a few minutes ago and thought I'd share it.
  12. 11th US Case of New Virus Confirmed in California https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2020-02-02/9th-us-case-of-new-virus-confirmed-in-san-francisco-bay-area By Associated Press, Wire Service Content Feb. 2, 2020, at 9:18 p.m.
  13. Global health Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/02/health/coronavirus-pandemic-china.html
  14. One winter when the kids were still home we kept passing the flu and colds back and forth. DH finally got the Lysol out and sprayed the house GOOD. It seemed to work, so now when one of us is sick we immediately begin spraying. It helps.
  15. Happy New Year and great year is wished for you Mt. Rider and everyone.
  16. I'm reading Nora Roberts, "The Rise of Magicks". It's the 3rd in the series and kind of weird but an interesting read. It's the world after an epidemic as killed billions. There are fairies, elves, etc. etc. and lots of warring but it's different and I like different sometimes. On my phone I'm listening to Gwen Bristow's, "Jubilee Trail". I read it years ago and found it again on Audible. I'm loving it again after reading it probably 40 years or more ago.
  17. $100 a year? I think mines that a month. I don't ask....they might make me start paying my own bill if I do. LOL They both have tremendous jobs and I doubt they even notice what they pay for mine. I'd like to keep it that way!!!
  18. Good morning..... And no cell phones to call for help. We always had a dime in our shoe so we could call home if needed BUT we had to find a phone booth somewhere. No one knew where we were from the time we left home until we returned. Today, with phones, parents can get ahold of their children 24/7. They can even know where they are by using apps on their phones. Our daughter-in-law has apps on her phone and the kids phones so she can tell where the school bus is. She drives 3 miles to town to pick them up so watches the app to know when it's time to go.
  19. After I posted I realized not everyone has a smart phone. The only reason I have one is our son and daughter-in-law "brought me into the 21st century" five or six years ago. They put it on their bill and said you'll love it. I did and do and now can't imagine not having it.
  20. This may sound strange but when I was in 3rd grade and my girlfriend was in 4th a man tried to kidnap us. He told us our mothers had called the taxi company but all the cabs were busy so they sent him. We were scared but thankfully he wasn't forceful and we didn't get close to him. When we told our mothers they didn't really believe us so took us home and questioned us separately. After both of us telling the same story they called the school. Three days later they caught him at the school. When I was in 5th grade a lady ran home to her parents, 2 doors down from us, because of her abusive husband. The father, a security guard with a gun, went out on the porch and the son-in-law killed him and then killed himself. YET, we still ran the streets playing with the other kids in the neighborhood We knew we had to be home when the streetlights came on. We rode our bikes everywhere and in the summer we rode to the pool and back, close to a mile away, almost everyday. We walked to and from school. Halloween we went all around in the dark with no parents knowing where we were. Why was that allowed? After all we'd had a man try to kidnap us. We had a neighbor killed by a son-in-law. You'd think parents would have kept us close, like they do now, but they didn't. We still were allowed to run and play. I had very good parents and we lived in an average neighborhood in a suburb of Los Angeles. Rosemead is the name of the town and it's 15 miles east of LA. Is it really that much worse now, or again, is it the instant news and the media dwelling on it? Here I am again rambling. Think I'll go to bed. Good-night
  21. Hi Jeepers, I have an app on my phone called Note. On most things I can't remember the regular price either. So, if it's something I'd really like to stock up I check the price in a couple of different store and put the price in Note. When it's advertised on sale, I check Note and if it's really a sale I stock up. I hadn't thought about it until now but I suppose you could make a list on a piece of paper and then take a picture of it with your phone. I hadn't thought about tuna being from China but when I read the questions and answers before buying it someone asked that exact question. It's canned in either Ecuador or American Samoa.
  22. Littlesister…..I watch Amazon for TP. Sometimes it's higher than Wal-Mart, etc. but if I watch long enough it's cheaper. With Prime it's really nice having a big box delivered. We've had the same UPS man for a long time and know him fairly well. The first time he brought the box of TP it was in a plain box. The next time it said Northern Tissue all over it. When I answered the door he said, "Someone got a problem here?" If I were younger I'd have been embarrassed but when you get older you just roll with the punches and laugh right along. A couple of weeks ago I bought StarKist Tuna too at Amazon. I think it was $.60 a can and dated like 2 years from now or some such. One dented can but otherwise perfect. I don't really buy much food this way but it's nice when I find bargains.
  23. Thanks for the hugs and comments ladies. There is such mayhem in the country anymore: bank robbers, children killing people, but especially their parents, is something I can't wrap my head around. As a teenager I got angry with my parents, especially my mother as she was the disciplinarian, but killing her/them. Who ever thought of such a thing back then? Once I was grown my mother was my best friend. I'm 72 so I was a teenager in the 60's. They were rough times. Viet Nam war, the assassinations of Pres. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King and probably others I can't think of right off the bat. Civil rights, the cold war, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the beginning of the drug culture, the hippies, Charles Manson, etc. It was a violent time. Is it worse now or is most of it because of the instant access to everything happening? Cameras everywhere. If you're famous you can't leave your home w/o someone taking a picture? I think about Kate Middleton on her honeymoon. On an island with supposedly no one around and she goes swimming topless. Someone is lurking and pictures are taken. Before you know it those pictures are spread on tabloids around the world. It's just crazy. It seems worse to me today BUT maybe it's just because I now have the time to stop and watch it all unfold. Back then I was either chasing boys or marrying and busy raising children. Sorry for my rambling. I probably should delete this but...…. Hugs all around,
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