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  1. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    Exactly. Yesterday, my 13 year old made the choice that she is not going to continue with band. This was hard for her because she has been first chair all through middle school and was one of only two freshman that made "top band". However, based on the information we had received about how...
  2. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    Remember that there are two types of tests (three really but for active infections, only two). The PCR is what most people think of when they imagine a covid test. The sample needs to be sent off to a lab for analysis and getting the results is dependent on the turn-around time for the lab...
  3. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    That is just insane to me. That was the situation here at the beginning, but by June all restrictions were lifted. Now they are begging people to get tested so that can squash community spread. I also don't know anyone whose test results took longer than 48 hours in quite a while (except my...
  4. Strangeite

    If I offered you odds on Disney recording a profit in 3Q20 (April-June)....

    The Mouse always gets his cheese.
  5. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    I was listening to the Disney Dish podcast and Len Testa talked about getting a coronavirus test at the UTC clinic near Disney Springs. There were two things that jumped out at me. First, that his test cost him $120. Here in Kentucky, tests are free no matter where you get tested, and I just...
  6. Strangeite

    Seen any good movies? Or bad ones?

    That is brilliant and I would love to do this! Unfortunately none of the Cinemarks in our area are participating yet. Hopefully they will soon.
  7. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    Yesterday made me realize that I have better self control than I did as a younger man. This piece in the Atlantic is a damning indictment of the US's response to this virus.
  8. Strangeite

    I'm just saying...

    Stop it George! You are going to hex us.
  9. Strangeite

    Keeping busy at home

    One way I have been keeping busy at home is reading more books. Towards the beginning of the pandemic I read The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols and I must admit that while there is much I disagree with him, I do keep coming back to his central thesis. In short, he argues that one of the...
  10. Strangeite

    Silly question about Park Reservations

    I should know the answer to this question, but I don't. There is no park hopping, but for parks that you have a reservation, can you visit the park, leave, and then return later in the day? I am specifically thinking about it with regards to Hollywood Studios, where Josh's latest posts make it...
  11. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    Get this. My father was getting impatient yesterday, so he called his doctor's office to see if they had his results. No, apparently somebody messed up and failed to write his birth date on the sample, so it was lost in lab limbo. 5:30 rolls around and still no one had called him. Fed up at...
  12. Strangeite

    Rant thread

    And I would wager a fair sum, they plan to only provide this "service" in areas that are already served, so the actual out of pocket cost to them would be negligible. But as I said, I have become militant on this issue. While you add mores fees, the people need online! Your days are...
  13. Strangeite

    Rant thread

    I haven't looked at cell plans in a while, but last time I checked, even "Unlimited" plans put a data cap on using it as a hotspot. Further, here in my county there are sections with no cell coverage at all, and other places where coverage is just Edge or 3G, neither of which would be suitable...
  14. Strangeite

    Rant thread

    Yeah, it is the non-typical classes that is making this the most difficult. My daughter is starting high school and she had applied, and was accepted, to the Engineering Village. They only pick 24 kids who spend half the school day together in a maker lab which incorporates their Math and...
  15. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    On the way back from out west, my father and niece stopped in South Dakota to spend the night on my wife's family's farm, who were gracious enough to allow them to park the trailer and tie the horses out. I really enjoyed having to call them and be like, "So, thanks for letting my dad stop at...
  16. Strangeite

    I'm just saying...

    Not unlike rope drop.
  17. Strangeite

    Rant thread

    What really and truly sucks about this situation is that from the perspective of safety, it is a no brainer that schools need to be virtual. However, I am a real estate appraiser and there are a LOT of households that have no access to broadband internet. At all. The internet at my uncle’s...
  18. Strangeite

    Rant thread

    The deadline to declare if you wanted in-person or virtual was this past Sunday. The results county wide was 66% saying in-person and 33% saying virtual. I am friends with some teachers and apparently the superintendent and school board were surprised by the number that said virtual. However...
  19. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    While we will never know for certain, I would wager a large sum that they were infected in a restaurant. In the three week period, it would be the only times they were in an enclosed space for an extended period of time with strangers.
  20. Strangeite

    Coronavirus

    No hotels, but plenty of gas stations, restaurants, tack shops, etc. Yeah, he just bought a new one a couple of months ago that cost more than I paid for my first house. He is still awaiting the results. They said today or tomorrow, but the likelihood that it will be negative is extremely...
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