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Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:48 pm

@Sue_CT
Didn't go to employee appreciation BBQ.
Told the head vampire I understood I had to take a risk for work to pay bills but felt the idea of being in a building crammed full of people while this mess was going on was an unnecessary risk I choose not to take.



The whole risk reward thing in my opinion.
My reward for being at work means I get paid and therefor can live and pay bills.
The risk at a BBQ there simply is no reward.
That same person wore his mask all the time but had to keep telling people to put theirs on the other day.
Well any who he understood or at least I hope so, pretty sure he did.

It really is a matter of where a person lives and the people there.
I live in a densely populated area some dont.
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Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:58 pm

A relative bought a fridge from Lowes and they will deliver but not bring it into the house because of covid.
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Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:22 pm

I am glad you didn't have to go Worth, you clearly were noot comfortable with it. Forcing people doesn't promote good empoyee/employer relations, and isn't that the point of the picnic?

Slugworth, that would not work for me at all! I live alone. What the heck am I supposed to do with a fridge in my driveway or on my lawn? I understand thier precautions, but everyone wore masks and maintain social distancing, and they were just in and out, doesn't seem like the risk would be that high. I guess you never know though. Hope I won't need one any time soon.
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Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:54 pm

@worth1 I am so glad that you did not go. A gathering like that at this point it time is something that I personally would not even entertain going to. Gosh my daughter had her boyfriend from NY in town and wanted to bring him over to meet me. I told her that I would only entertain him on the patio due to him being in 2 airports and a plane. She did not bring him. I wont' see her for 10 days now after her being with him. These times are so sad...
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Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:11 pm

Sue_CT wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Slugworth, that would not work for me at all! I live alone. What the heck am I supposed to do with a fridge in my driveway or on my lawn? I understand their precautions, but everyone wore masks and maintain social distancing, and they were just in and out, doesn't seem like the risk would be that high. I guess you never know though. Hope I won't need one any time soon.
He ordered a freezer online from another place and they took the door off to get it in the cellar.
Then the guy wanted $50 CASH to put it back on.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:20 am

slugworth wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:58 pm
A relative bought a fridge from Lowes and they will deliver but not bring it into the house because of covid.
Menard's have the same policy. Luckily, Home Depot will deliver and carry in and set up. I'm expecting some new appliances on Wednesday. They even carry up a flight of stairs here. I assume they will just wear masks while in the house. And so will I, while they are here.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:25 am

If there is an ice maker line to attach, I would make sure to double check their work. I like to wrap a piece of dry paper towel around a new plumbing connection. Leaks can be insidiously hard to spot, but they don't get past the paper towel. If it is dry the next day, you are good.

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Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:49 am

Does anybody here know how easy it is to take the door off of a refrigerator and put it back on?
And many are reversible.
Not for sure about the new fancy ones but the older regular ones for sure.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:24 am

Cole_Robbie wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:25 am
If there is an ice maker line to attach, I would make sure to double check their work. I like to wrap a piece of dry paper towel around a new plumbing connection. Leaks can be insidiously hard to spot, but they don't get past the paper towel. If it is dry the next day, you are good.
We will not be using the ice maker since we don't want to tear apart our cupboards to replumb for it, never connected the old fridge either. We don't use that much ice, so a couple of ice cube trays do for us just fine. Some friends left for their winter snowbird location for 6 months, and while they were gone a slow drip leak developed in the water line fittings to the fridge and you can imagine the mess. They had to replace flooring and some low cupboards when they returned.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:31 am

Ice makers in the fridge have destroyed many a kitchen. My wife is in insurance, it’s a fairly common claim. Hidden tiny drips in the wall or behind the fridge from a leaky connection go by months or years without detection, then the rot and corruption spreads under cabinets and baseboards.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:00 am

Cheap flex lines to toilets too.
My neighbor lady came home to a flooded house after being gone for a few days.
It just had to pick the time she was gone from home to break.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:58 pm

This is very concerning. It has been theorized for many years that viruses might play a role in the development of Diabetes. I hope they are not able to show a link here. Once again, the common belief that COVID does not effect children is being disproven. The long term consquences of an infection, especially an undiagnosed and untreated infection could be severe. It reminds me of rheumatic fever which can lead to rheumatic heart disease even if someone has recovered from it.

https://www.wtkr.com/news/coronavirus/r ... n-children
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:12 pm

I hate the word theory and theorize when scientifically it should be hypothesize.

Quoted from link.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... cwiPl7hYOj

''In everyday use, the word "theory" often means an untested hunch, or a guess without supporting evidence.

But for scientists, a theory has nearly the opposite meaning. A theory is a well-substantiated explanation of an aspect of the natural world that can incorporate laws, hypotheses and facts. The theory of gravitation, for instance, explains why apples fall from trees and astronauts float in space. Similarly, the theory of evolution explains why so many plants and animals--some very similar and some very different--exist on Earth now and in the past, as revealed by the fossil record."
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:24 pm

Sorry for my choice of words. That wasn't really the point of my post, though. :)
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:36 pm

Sue_CT wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Sorry for my choice of words. That wasn't really the point of my post, though. :)
I know but it is a personal pet peeve of mine, not only with that one but other miss used terms, like calling conduit pipe and level instead of plumb when measuring vertical structures.
It is a horrible habit I find very hard to break. :roll:
The correlation of the virus diabetes thing needs much needed farther investigation for sure.
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:01 pm

Sue_CT wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:58 pm
This is very concerning. It has been theorized for many years that viruses might play a role in the development of Diabetes. I hope they are not able to show a link here. Once again, the common belief that COVID does not effect children is being disproven. The long term consquences of an infection, especially an undiagnosed and untreated infection could be severe. It reminds me of rheumatic fever which can lead to rheumatic heart disease even if someone has recovered from it.

https://www.wtkr.com/news/coronavirus/r ... n-children
I had already heard that covid seemed to be causing diabetes in adult patients.. but this is tragic. :cry:
I mean, it's tragic in adults as well, but the whole notion that children are safe could put a whole generation at risk. Awful. :evil:
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:16 pm

Worth, mine is too and to. ;)
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:52 pm

worth1 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:36 pm
Sue_CT wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Sorry for my choice of words. That wasn't really the point of my post, though. :)
I know but it is a personal pet peeve of mine, not only with that one but other miss used terms, like calling conduit pipe and level instead of plumb when measuring vertical structures.
It is a horrible habit I find very hard to break. :roll:
The correlation of the virus diabetes thing needs much needed farther investigation for sure.
Maybe we should be a little more tolerant of others' use of the language and concentrate more on what they are trying to convey.
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:01 am

Airlines running at 33% capacity from what I have heard.
How long can that go on?
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:47 am

Kids back to school, second waves springing up, people being encouraged to "go in" to work as city centres losing trade, the need to balance economy vs health....it all looks a bit wobbly in europe....again.
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