Literally Caught With My Pants Down! Being prepared & COVID

Posted by fiesty76 @fiesty76, May 20 7:23am

Only other olde school marms or perfectionists can possibly relate to this….

First day of class with a new crop of students. Dress hurriedly and rush very early to school “to make finishing touches” on classroom before students arrive. Just as I’m completing the day’s Welcome and other chalkboard instructions, I have an accident and am forced to remove my slacks. Students with some parents begin to fill my elementary classroom. Telling one parent, “I’ll “be right back”, I rush out to find principal to have someone “cover” until I can return “fully dressed”. Of course, the principal is MIA. And
I awaken.

Thankfully, I’ve had few remembered dreams/nightmares since the Covid cyclone struck. However, the most novice dream interpreter can connect the analogy of relationships between virus and personal mortifications this nightmare produced.

1st: “First” the descent of the sudden, worldwide-never-before-pandemic no one was adequately prepared for;

2nd: Lack of preparedness and the frantic “rush” to meet the emergency lead to dire and unexpected consequences;

3rd: As unsuspecting students (population at large) and adults (experts) scramble to arrive and meet the new challenges, I along with others “got caught with our pants down”;

4th: There will be no “getting right back” to the way our lives were lived before;

5th: The U.S. has no principal (president) available to guide, “cover” instruct, protect the “classroom” of us until a vaccine can be created and disbursed in time to prevent additional calamities of joblessness, illness and death for masses of still more innocent people;

Awakening unnerved by the nightmare this morning, I realize there is more I can do to better prepare for a possible emergency affecting myself and the lives of my loved ones in the days ahead.

Are others of you also reviewing financial, medical, personal, pet, family care instructions or taking other steps to insure that more of your affairs are in order and up to date? What am I forgetting to consider or actively address?

We will come through this trying time but working together will make us all better prepared. Best to all, Fiesty Grammer 

@robbie1956 Thanks Robbie . I use to go to Ocean City Md every summer with my husband and after he died with girlfriends we had a blast . It was like girls night out . So far so good with my rumba . I bought it from Amazon. If I give them a review they will gift me with a Replenishment Kit so will do so. Yes stay in and will see what happens. It takes I think 14 days for symptoms to show up .

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@lioness

@merpreb Yes a hug would be great now. My cell phone stinks I dont hear the ringing . My son did call last night heard my grandson but missed the call Im going to T mobile soon so hope it is a better phone . I did call back and left my grand a message . Hope they call over weekend. Id like to zoom them so hope I can .

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@lioness, I'm hoping you get a zoom visit this weekend also! Sometimes I don't hear my phone ring either but it is because i'm getting more deaf and have the tv sound up way too loud! Keeping my fingers crossed that switching to T mobile will improve your phone service…oughta' be against the LAW to miss a grandson message!! Harumph!

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@fiesty76

@lioness, I'm hoping you get a zoom visit this weekend also! Sometimes I don't hear my phone ring either but it is because i'm getting more deaf and have the tv sound up way too loud! Keeping my fingers crossed that switching to T mobile will improve your phone service…oughta' be against the LAW to miss a grandson message!! Harumph!

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@lioness & @fiesty76 sty76 Check your phone for a vibrate setting to add to the ring. I often accidentally turn down the volume when using my phone, but feel it vibrating in my pocket when calls and messages come.
Sue

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@fiesty76

@lioness, I'm hoping you get a zoom visit this weekend also! Sometimes I don't hear my phone ring either but it is because i'm getting more deaf and have the tv sound up way too loud! Keeping my fingers crossed that switching to T mobile will improve your phone service…oughta' be against the LAW to miss a grandson message!! Harumph!

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@fiesty76 Yes you are right I am so upset with this phone I've had this happen more then once . Hope you get zoom this weekend also . I miss my grand and parents .

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@sueinmn

@lioness & @fiesty76 sty76 Check your phone for a vibrate setting to add to the ring. I often accidentally turn down the volume when using my phone, but feel it vibrating in my pocket when calls and messages come.
Sue

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@sueinmn I have this on my phone but it doesn't vibrate . I think when I bought it, it was a second hand someone else had same problem . I didn't know at first so I'm getting rid of it

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@sueinmn

Well, our first of June & Fourth of July plans are cancelled. Our September trip to Europe is postponed to 2022. Our October road/camping trip to New Mexico with friends is probably off. Often we travel to a timeshare a few hours away from us for a week in August, and last night we decided to DO IT. We will have our own town house to stay in and can cook in if eating out is still not possible, there are a lot of different places to walk and bike, we can get out on the lake in kayaks or a small boat, maybe even have patio visits with some friends near there…it just seems like a safe thing to do. I cannot believe how such a little thing has buoyed my spirits.
Sue

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Ditto….lots of big plans have been cancelled, but my two sisters and I just decided to meet for a few days at my sister’s cabin, where we will all have a separate sleeping area and can practice safe distancing while having a little fun! We are all getting excited to actually see each other again!

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@migizii

Ditto….lots of big plans have been cancelled, but my two sisters and I just decided to meet for a few days at my sister’s cabin, where we will all have a separate sleeping area and can practice safe distancing while having a little fun! We are all getting excited to actually see each other again!

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@migzil that sounds like fun . Be safe

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@migizii

Ditto….lots of big plans have been cancelled, but my two sisters and I just decided to meet for a few days at my sister’s cabin, where we will all have a separate sleeping area and can practice safe distancing while having a little fun! We are all getting excited to actually see each other again!

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@migizii – Oh, how I envy you! I miss my two sisters so much. And a cabin get-together would be so much fun. Hope it's all you're hoping for.

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@migizii

Ditto….lots of big plans have been cancelled, but my two sisters and I just decided to meet for a few days at my sister’s cabin, where we will all have a separate sleeping area and can practice safe distancing while having a little fun! We are all getting excited to actually see each other again!

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@migizii My long-time neighbors just left with their motor home for a 3 day meet up just like that with 3 sisters – 3 campers parked at the 4th sister's farm. She was excited.

Sue

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@lioness

@migzil that sounds like fun . Be safe

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Thanks! I will be taking precautions and bringing my nebulizing equipment with me, so I keep up all my treatments which will help keeping mucus in my lungs getting out(not stuck in)! Hehe

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@migizii

Thanks! I will be taking precautions and bringing my nebulizing equipment with me, so I keep up all my treatments which will help keeping mucus in my lungs getting out(not stuck in)! Hehe

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@migzil have fun be safe you'll

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