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No more office visits


I was slated to visit the office again this coming week. But with the rise of COVID and frankly, my nerves, I have decided to forego anymore office visits for the time being. It just seems safer and I am definitely most comfortable just being home – no more clothes dilemma.

This takes a load off mentally. But it also saves me about a tank of gas and four hours in the car. And as you know…time = money! And before anyone expresses anything about job security and responsibilities, it is written into my job offer that my role is 100% remote irregardless of what COVID did/does. It was never the expectation that I would work from the office on a regular basis or ever really.

We did sell Princess’ car this past weekend. It sold for $2,000 and I was very upfront with known issues, work that had been done and the wreck she had. That money is being put into a savings account for another car down the road.

Being cautious

While our tiny town continues to be mostly unaffected by regulations and mandates, we and by we now, I mean, I continue to be careful with grocery delivery pick up or delivery only. And, as always, limited outside excursions. I must admit that I am less cautious then I would be elsewhere, but I am being careful.

Our school district issued all students computers this past week. Thoughts abound that they are preparing for another lockdown. They also sent out an email letting parents know where they could get access to free internet if they didn’t have it at home. But we are also seeing a rise in “free internet” offers from local providers. Are you seeing this in your area as well?

Side note: Did I tell ya’ll that both the twins had COVID a couple of weeks ago? History Buff got tested and was positive. Sea Cadet assumed he was positive as he started feeling icky a few days later and treated it accordingly. Sea Cadet’s girlfriend also tested positive as she has been here for several days earlier that week.

We did a couple of supply runs for them and they had Walmart delivery, but they both recovered quickly. We watched Princess closely as she worked at the bowling alley with them both the weekend before they got sick, but she never had any symptoms. Before she left, we stocked up on the medicines she might need should she get sick and she is taking the immune boosting vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. This was important to me since she is in a much more congested area now.






  • Reply Jay |

    Princess was exposed to covid and you sent her back to the dorm instead of quarantining with you even though you live driving distance to campus? I see your health judgment is on par with your debt management judgment.

    • Reply Hope |

      We live over 100 miles from campus. So yes, I sent her back to school.
      She works at a bowling alley, while the twins do work there, she was not there when they were.
      But your kindness is so refreshing *sarcasm dripping

      • Reply Mrs. H |

        You wrote that “she worked at the bowling alley WITH them both the weekend before they got sick” Now she didn’t? Either way, the responsible thing to do would have been to at least have her tested before sending her off to school. She could easily be an asymptomatic carrier capable of spreading it to many people. Good grief.

  • Reply Cwaltz |

    Our local college(Virginia Tech) required all its students to get vaccinated to attend classes. Kinda surprised that isn’t the case for Princess.

  • Reply Emily N. |

    Such bad luck to have both the twins get breakthrough infections! Or were they not vaccinated?

    • Reply Hope |

      I will not be discussing any part of the vaccine debate here other than to say that I support a choice for all…
      Vaccine or no vaccine, I support your choice.

  • Reply Anonymous |

    Not trying to be controversial in any way…but if you and the kids haven’t been vaccinated yet, I hope you consider doing so

    • Reply Hope |

      I appreciate your concern. I will not be discussing any of our vaccination status here.
      But what I will say is that I support CHOICE for all, whatever your decision I support it.

  • Reply Anonymous |

    Fully agree you have a choice and I hope you and your family choose to be vaccinated. Delta is no joke and unvaccinated people are dying every day.

    • Reply Hope |

      Actually, people are dying every day – vaccinated and unvaccinated, COVID doesn’t discriminate in who it infects.

      • Reply Anonymous |

        It doesn’t discriminate against who it infects, but it definitely discriminates against who it kills.

      • Reply Emily N. |

        That’s like saying that people who wear seatbelts still die in car accidents. Sure, it does happen, but the probability is greatly decreased over not wearing a seatbelt.

        • Reply Hope |

          I am not commenting on vaccine or not vaccine. I just wanted to point out that people are dying, I am not a fan of a separating commentary. If I were, I would say…do they smoke, are they obese, do they have other health issues that compound whatever.
          My whole stance is freedom of choice for any and all regarding medical stuff whatever it may be.

      • Reply Mrs. H |

        I was going to try one time, with love, to help you understand why vaccines matter. But I suspect you’re a lost cause at this point. Do you also drive drunk and not wear a seatbelt because those things do not prevent 100 percent of traffic accidents? GMAFB. I hope your luck continues and the rest of your family, who will almost inevitably get sick, do not experience the worst of it.

        • Reply Hope |

          My opinions on vaccine are not present here nor will they be.
          The only thing I will say is that I support medical freedom and choice for all in all matters.

          • Mrs. H |

            Oh, your opinions are definitely present here. And your “choice” is a selfish and foolish one. Every one of your family who has contracted Covid, even if you were lucky enough to avoid serious illness or death, undoubtedly passed it on before you knew your were sick. You are responsible for illness, possibly death of others…and the prolonging of this pandemic. We have a way out of it, but too many people value their ignorant “choices” over the well-being of others. You have a choice…you’ve always had a choice. You’ve just chosen poorly.

          • Hope |

            Mrs. H,

            I have stated repeatedly that the vaccine is not up for debate here. You have no idea what I have or have not done. And your posts are condescending and not at all related to the subject at hand.

            As for your notes on this virus…ANYONE can pass it on, both vaccinated and unvaccinated can catch it, equally, I might add. They can both spread it. This pandemic is no one groups fault and this divisive commentary does not help anyone. The vaccine lessons the symptoms, but it doesn’t prevent it or stop the spread.

            And I will not have anyone feel guilty for the choice they make. Having the vaccine does not prevent people from spreading it. It just means they may not know they are spreading it. Goodness.

            One of my co-workers is not vaccinated. She’s pregnant and she was scared to death to tell work because of the mandatory vaccine policy. I 100% support her decision to not vaccinate. If I was pregnant I would probably do the same.

            No more of your vaccine comments will be posted here. Again, in America, we are the land of the free and the brave. I 100% support every individuals choice in this and all other medical questions.

      • Reply Anonymous |

        True but the people who are hospitalized and dying are overwhelmingly the unvaccinated people. Look at any trustworthy source.

        • Reply Hope |

          Not going to discuss this matter on this blog or anywhere outside of my family.
          All I will say is I support medical freedom and choice for all in all matters.

        • Reply Hope |

          I support everyone’s medical freedom and will not discuss vaccines etc on this blog other than to say I support freedom and choice for all in all circumstances.

  • Reply Anon Lawyer |

    Actually, the CDC has said that even with Delta, unvaccinated people have 11 times greater a chance of dying. Please don’t spread misinformation publicly.

  • Reply Lisa |

    The vaccinated and unvaccinated most certainly do not have an equal chance of catching it, that’s the whole point of a vaccine. You are free to do what you want but stop spreading misinformation

So, what do you think ?