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Are there any teachers here that are back in the classroom? How's it going?

My husband is returning to the school building today for the first time since last March. He's been teaching elementary special ed on line since then. I know, no easy task. His kids have been in school two half days a week with his co teacher. There are less than 5 kids in the class and only special ed kids have been back in the building. In the last month there were two positive covid reports. So now they are bringing back his class four half days.

He is going in for prep and training's today and tomorrow. I know the teachers in class now are teaching in PPE and shields. I don't expect that to change. Since his kids have challenges that sometimes need hands on assistance that is someone of a relief to me.

We both have one dose of Pfizer in arm now with our second dose hopefully around the 20th of this month. Our community and state spread rates are on the lower end but I'm really struggling with this as I am high risk and tend towards being overly compulsive about safety precautions

I know every school district is different, but how is it going for you? Are you getting good reinforcement to use and enforce precautions in the classroom. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around what this is going to look like for him.

Posted by The empressof all | Mon Feb 8, 2021, 01:03 PM (15 replies)

Well, Bill Gates doesn't need to worry about me anymore.

I got my Pfizer shot this morning so he will rest easier knowing where I am at all times.

In all seriousness, the shot was painless and so far I have no soreness at the injection site. The vaccinator said I should expect to have a sore arm. I'm a little tired but I went without coffee this morning so doubt it's injection related.

If you are looking for an appointment you need to just keep trying. The process is random it seems as to when appointments open up. I found mine through a local covid group. A member posted that appointments were available at this location and I was on line in the group at the right time to get in...The 200 appointments were gone in 15 minutes.
Posted by The empressof all | Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:00 PM (1 replies)

I'm not sure a delay in a Senate Impeachment trial is a bad thing

As time goes on more damning evidence will be exposed and make it more difficult for Republicans to defend him or excuse his behavior. We Democrats need to keep that information flowing out and demand accountability for all crimes.
Posted by The empressof all | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:29 PM (11 replies)

A Question inspired by Texas Attorney Generals petition to the Supremes.....For the lawyers here?

I live in a state with fairly stringent guidelines for Covid Safety. Masks are required in all indoor public spaces and retail establishments are prohibited from having more than a certain number of patrons. As a result we have one of the lower numbers of reported cases of Corona. The neighboring state has no such regulations and has an extremely high covid reporting rate.

Since all state borders are open and citizens can and do move freely around the country...Can those states with mask requirements then sue the states without requirements then as they are placing our citizens at risk. In addition their citizens are using some of our precious hospital and medical resources as their hospitals are filling up and patients are being moved across borders. (No, I don't want to deprive a sick person of a hospital bed because of their address.....It's a hypothetical question)
Posted by The empressof all | Wed Dec 9, 2020, 05:10 PM (11 replies)

First adventure with Sous Vide.....

I seasoned and vac sealed two small pork loin roasts in a bag and dumped it in the Instant pot and set the sous vide function for 145. I put them in at 11 this morning and my best guess is they need 8 hours. I just peeked in the pot. The water was steamy but the meat looked pinkish. I was expecting it to be white...I don't know how this is going to work. I'm going to give it till 7 and take their temp. Wish me luck!
Posted by The empressof all | Wed Oct 7, 2020, 09:47 PM (15 replies)

What about all the other patients at Walter Reed?

Could you imagine being sick and healing, in pain and possibly dying and having to listen to all that honking and yelling outside. I would imagine the psych patients undergoing treatment for PTSD aren't fairing well either. Those people outside just need to shut up already. What happened to silent vigils? Their lack of concern for others is just astounding and shameful.
Posted by The empressof all | Sun Oct 4, 2020, 07:49 PM (12 replies)

Is Mitch McConnell in this Covid Loop?

I thought I heard he was at a meeting with Trump in the last few days.
Posted by The empressof all | Fri Oct 2, 2020, 08:45 PM (15 replies)

Will the House still hold their hearing with DeJoy on the 24th?

I hope they will continue to press this even though it appears he's backed away a bit. I haven't seen anything about it being canceled.
Posted by The empressof all | Tue Aug 18, 2020, 08:20 PM (5 replies)

What's happening in your Community....I'm in Kirkland WA

We are the epicenter. I live fairly close to the nursing home. From what I understand things are still not good there in terms of staffing and prevention. More people were hospitalized over the weekend.

In the community there is a run on toilet paper and disinfection tools. Local facebook groups are helpful in finding things but you have to weed through the assholes and the clueless. My husband was in the store yesterday and while talking to the checker the guy behind him was leaving for a trip to Italy next week and had no idea the situation there. There are still lots of comparisons to the Flu but on the whole most folks are curtailing their outside activities.

We went out for a short drive yesterday. It was so beautiful and I had to get out. I felt staying in my car was fairly safe. We stopped into one of our local Dumpling joints because who doesn't want Dumplings....We took out but the owner said things were really slow. Service workers are getting layed off.

I've been sick for three weeks. I don't have all the symptoms of Covid 19. I'm up and functioning but not going out. I'm struggling with paranoia and anger

My husband works for the school district and we are over 60. They have not closed the schools yet and teachers are getting really alarmed. Class size is really down as many parents have decided to keep their kiddies home. That's what I would be doing if mine were still in school. Needless to say I am pissed! My husband is perpetually optimistic and although he is aware of the risk he keeps going to work. He says he is washing his hands but he works with littles in an environment that requires close contact. Did I say I was Pissed.

What's going on by you and how are you doing?

On a positive note, Bill Gates is arranging home testing availability which may be ready in a few weeks. If you fit the criteria a kit will be delivered to you, picked up and taken to the lab. This will be so wonderful!

The University of Washington is increasing their testing capabilities on a daily basis. They are now offering drive through testing for their medical staff only at this point.

I'm glad Jay Inslee is in charge. Things may not be perfect in the response...Hindsight is 20/20

Posted by The empressof all | Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:17 PM (45 replies)

For those who aren't too worried about having a few supplies on hand....

My daughter just texted me and said she couldn't get an Amazon/Whole Foods Delivery in Redmond WA. No Deliveries available. She is working at home but will venture out to see what she can get at the Safeway.

I must admit, I was a little snarky about all the folks rushing to the Costcos and clearing the shelves.

Posted by The empressof all | Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:42 PM (24 replies)
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