Forty four new cases of Covid in my fairly large county yesterday. I am hoping the numbers goes down today. One RN told me the available hospital beds were mostly used to capacity. I hope the medical staff stays well.
The whole state shows a 300% increase but I do not know what that number % is based on. There have been 157 deaths in the state and I know a person in one memory care facility, where the care facility had 16 to 18 deaths out of 50+ residents. I doubt the residents even know what a virus is but still mingle with-in and no visitors.
Elementary school has officially started in NC. I watched a couple sessions with my grandkids to see where the class was verses what I am teaching my grandkids. The 1st week nothing was taught to the kids via the internet. Only one educational question was ask, "who knows where the one's place is for numbers"? That is pretty far behind where my lesson plans on adding multiple 2 and 3 digit numbers and multiplying/ subtracting 2 digit numbers. Both grandkids are taking to the math like ducks to water. We are also doing a lot with hominids and how to know the difference in where to use each word. And doing contractions has a small place but will receive more attention as we work on spelling and sentence structure. It will be interesting to see when the attending children start doing the stuff we are doing now. The one good thing I see is the attending kids are distancing 6 ft. in their seating. I don't know if masks are required in all classes. We will see how long it takes for the 1st cases of the virus to show up.
I am feeling pretty good about homeschooling my grandkids. Last week the school did an assessment as to where the students are comparing them to other schools and same grade students. Both my grandkids received all A's on the testing, something they had not achieved before. They are so far ahead of the lesson plans presented online for their class it's unreal.
NC just announced a full reopening of the schools starting in October. I'm pretty sure my son and his wife are going to opt for me to continue the one on one approach to learning and that's fine with me. I really don't want to watch them after school if they are re-enrolled in an active attendance program. Right now probably somewhere around 1/2 of the elementary students are in the remote learning program.
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worksforme2: 19000 days and nights,....damn dude, that's 52 yrs.
Jun 17, 2020 9:19:10 GMT -5
fred: you're a little short works - was thinking this AM, there has NEVER been a day when she indicated desire for me physically (other than for heavy lifting or finance)........LOL...........earlier, i had enough libido for both of us, now i'm left with guilt
Jun 20, 2020 13:11:12 GMT -5
fred: over imposing myself on her rather than simply leaving .....DAMN LOVE ANYWAY !
Jun 20, 2020 13:12:12 GMT -5
mesulina: update everyone, still has not happened. I have now come to accept that I will live with out. It is just different now.
Jun 29, 2020 19:32:31 GMT -5
worksforme2: Sorry mesulina,... but on the positive side you did stock up on toys a short time back,..now might be the time to go for the gusto
Jun 30, 2020 17:42:54 GMT -5
grower: Embrace a change, you will wonder why you waited so long
Jul 9, 2020 11:22:56 GMT -5
grower: Your life clock is ticking away, don't waste all your time. Live some.
Jul 24, 2020 9:53:20 GMT -5
fred: blue guy, i was where you are 30 years ago. stayed.................nothing changed. if i didn't love this nice lady so much i'd be in deep regret. if she doesn't think of you in a hundred "other" ways (as does my wife) GET OUT ! Life is short
Aug 10, 2020 17:43:15 GMT -5
jerri: Yuk on the plucking chicken feathers. If a chicken doesn't get sex and intimacy she just finds a beautiful cock sooner or later. I'd say there's a much higher "philandering" rate than anyone would care to admit. The rooster who is tormented findsa chicken!
Sept 10, 2020 8:23:56 GMT -5
csl: And yet, there is an entire segment of ILIASM stayers.
Sept 10, 2020 22:04:05 GMT -5
jerri: Exactly I have read multiple threads. I was very impressed with all the different solutions everyone has found. Intellectual group and the camaraderie is nice
Sept 11, 2020 9:44:57 GMT -5
Handy: What happened to being light outside until 9:30 PM? It is 7:30 PM and dark now.
Sept 20, 2020 20:46:01 GMT -5
jerri: It's not hot there? I am getting a slight break from the heat! Cheer up buddy!
Sept 21, 2020 0:27:37 GMT -5
petrushka: Well WE are getting closer to summer. Just passed Equinox. I expect the solar panels will start paying for themselves again in the near future. (over the last few months they have merely mitigated the power bills).
Sept 21, 2020 21:00:36 GMT -5
wewbwb: jerri the average intelligence of the end posts rose greatly since I stopped posting ! Hope allis well!
Sept 26, 2020 7:29:23 GMT -5
jerri: Don't be too busy to post. Come back, wewbwb! 💜
Sept 26, 2020 20:12:33 GMT -5
Handy: Jerri, you bring intelligence, so stop that nonsense.
Sept 26, 2020 20:19:03 GMT -5
Handy: petrushka, I saved a picture of your solar panels and shop from an old post of yours. I like what I saw. Best wishes on getting the photons, or particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms.
Sept 28, 2020 1:09:41 GMT -5
jerri: Handy, that's a really great Podcast so far. Robert Glover)
Sept 28, 2020 15:33:24 GMT -5