Curious to see what action people are taking for the Coronavirus

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A little more than a foot of nice wet heavy snow here, Thursday night into Friday. Power went out about 7pm Thursday, still waiting for it to find its way back. Generator running the boiler, 3 freezers, fridge and TV.

So you got load shedding there as well.....:D.....welcome to the club :D Beers:
 

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Is that a leather wrapped humidor?

Beautiful work!
When it started life; it was going to be a range box, and it was going to be made a little different. As the work progressed on it, my wife decided it should become a jewelry box.....for her. So we compromised, and it became a jewelry box. I’m currently building the jewelry trays for it, but she is still letting me keep a couple of revolvers in there.

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When it started life; it was going to be a range box, and it was going to be made a little different. As the work progressed on it, my wife decided it should become a jewelry box.....for her. So we compromised, and it became a jewelry box. I’m currently building the jewelry trays for it, but she is still letting me keep a couple of revolvers in there.

Nice compromise... :D:D Beers:....and nice work (y)
 

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Back on task: What people are doing. Hmm. Compromised lungs, no mask, no glasses and a full beard to catch as many cooties as possible. SMH

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But he does have his social distancing headgear on. What could possibly go wrong?
 

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I had to go to the store for some needed materials. I wore gloves & mask, stayed my distance and properly removed ppe and sanitized after leaving. My observation was that if we are counting on the intelligence of the general population for our safety, we are all doomed!
 

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But he does have his social distancing headgear on. What could possibly go wrong?

Unfortunately, I am afraid that head gear will not give him the required six foot spacing, His head gear looks to be at least a foot small than his beer belly.
 

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I enjoyed reading all 8 pages (and counting) of this thread.... I am glad to hear that everyone is well and doing what they can to get by given the current state of things. I just wanted to offer a bit of perspective from my point of view on this God-awful mess that hopefully some of you will consider going forward...

I have been a firefighter and paramedic in South Florida for over 20 years, and I work for one of the hardest impacted cities in the county... Anyone who has done this job long enough will affirm that every time you think you have seen it all, some new event (like this one) occurs and you reset your perspective once again. I was relatively new on the job through the hysteria of the months following 9/11, and I can't even remember the number of hurricanes that I have worked through since. There is always something to deal with... I have seen humanity at its worst and it's best, but this situation is different... Actually surreal... Some folks are concerned while others are in complete denial. And then there are those in complete panic mode... I have seen some acts of extreme generosity within the community while at the same time some folks are still hoarding basic necessities from the supermarkets....

I think the one thing that makes this event so unique is that we have little to no control over it... At least for now.... Even through the worst disasters I have experienced, we had a plan... We had training... We had resources... We could prepare... We had an idea of what to expect going forward... Not with this virus, and that is what concerns me the most....This virus is not what they told us, and that is not meant to assess blame. Blame and politicization is a waste of time and energy right now... The most brilliant medical minds and foremost experts in the world have made incorrect assessments from Day-1, and that is likely to continue as this evolves until we learn more about it. Unfortunately, the medical experts are being drawn into the politicization of this whether they like it or not.... There is an enormous amount of pressure being applied by the politicians at all levels of government to provide answers that we just don't have. Our own medical directors here covering several different municipalities have wavered back and forth on policies and directives since this began. We are making this up as we go, and as someone with a front-row seat, that is hardly reassuring.

The controversies over the mortality rates or whether or not this virus is no different than any other "flu-like" virus we have had to deal with is irrelevant at this point. Here's what I do know from my own observations in treating patients and what I want to pass on for your consideration... There are two key variables that make this virus so different: The first being that is seems to be much more contagious and viable compared to other flu-like viruses. Secondly, and most significantly, there is no consistent pattern as to what sort of patient will be affected with the worst symptoms. Statistically, it still seems that those over the age of 65, especially with underlying medical conditions seem to be affected the worst. However, we are also seeing this concerning anomaly with that one patient who is a young, strong, healthy, patient that does not fit this high-risk criteria, who gets extremely ill and even dies. This is what concerns me the most.... We are seeing too many of these young, otherwise healthy patients getting very sick. We still don't know why this is occurring, and that is why I implore all of you to please take this seriously regardless of how low the actual odds are of getting seriously ill, or what the true mortality rate is.

My crew alone has personally treated at least a hundred patients with symptoms that fit the Covid-19 criteria since early March. We were previously only transporting those patients to the hospitals who were confirmed positive. Non-confirmed cases were instructed to self-treat at home because we could not risk overwhelming the hospitals. We are at the point now where anyone who wants a test, symptomatic or not, can go to one of many drive-thru testing facilities and get tested. In our tri-county area, about 1 in 10 are testing positive for the virus to date... I pray this number decreases drastically as more people get tested.

As a final thought, I just finished up my last shift treating a previously healthy, father of 2 in his 40's with no known underlying health issues. He was struggling to breath after 9 days of self-treatment at home. His oxygen saturation levels were horrible and he was likely to be headed to the ICU for intubation and a ventilator.... As we wheeled him out on the stretcher his wife was sobbing and his young children were screaming and crying asking us if daddy was going to be okay... This is a part of the job that you NEVER get used to... Please follow the guidelines, take the necessary precautions, and take care of yourselves until we figure this thing out....! We all have lots of hunts ahead of us...!
 

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Back on task: What people are doing. Hmm. Compromised lungs, no mask, no glasses and a full beard to catch as many cooties as possible. SMH
That guy is a walking outhouse. :A Ill::A Ill::A Ill::A Ill:
 

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I've been working from home and busier than when I was in the office. A lot of online meetings. Besides COVID-19, I am also dealing with $20 oil.

For a distraction, I had 14 cubic yards of top soil delivered to the house and I go out and shovel a few wheelbarrows and spread it around the yard and fill a few holes and low spots. The weather has be super nice, so getting outdoors is really nice this time of year. I just finished the last of the dirt pile today, so I think I'm going to get my Mathews bow out and start shooting it in the backyard.

The past couple of Friday evenings, we've done an online Zoom happy hour with our daughters and sons-in-laws that live in Baton Rouge, Oklahoma City and New York City.
 

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Way easier test Dead Bear- Live Bear. Just for your info. The last 2 yrs have been bad for baiting due to the overabundance of the highly endangered, rarely seen and soon to be extinct Grizzly Bear! Last year was almost impossible to bait as we had Grizzlies everywhere. From Caroline to Rocky Mtn. House to Drayton. We even had 5 Grizzlies on one bait Sow with 2 cubs, young boar and old boar. My friend who now hunt my old area told F&W they had lost there minds. They said he had lost his till he showed them pics of 7 different baits with Grizzlies. They came to talk to him and he showed them several locations and they were surprised. I hunted the same area for 35 yrs and only saw 2 Grizzly tracks and only 1 Grizz. Last year there were spotting and confirmed of Grizzly west of Rimbey, just North of Eckville and off Hwy 22, 10 miles North of Rocky. Just for your info.

With our warm weather +14C for days in a row (finally) the snow is really melting. Saturday we head back in to the bait sites. ATV bans are in place. Thankfully, we were setting our baits on foot anyway.
I suspect there will be some activity. Hopefully, none of the "near extinct" variety. :A Outta:

Here's hoping the mud is not too deep.:A Praying:

:P Robin Hood:
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Tucson is predicted to hit 103 degrees next week. If the temps break 100 in April, it usually means a brutal summer. Crapola!
Hopefully, it will kill off this damn virus, and we can resume with business as usual.
 

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Tucson is predicted to hit 103 degrees next week. If the temps break 100 in April, it usually means a brutal summer. Crapola!
Hopefully, it will kill off this damn virus, and we can resume with business as usual.

That temperature will kill the people. Bloody hell.
 

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Lovely day outside.
Checked the trail cam.
First of all it !@#$%^& snowed
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It melted though. Thankfully.


Then the Feral horses came by.
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Why do the buggers have to sniff the camera. @#$%^&!
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We got a picture of a small Colour phase coming in. She seemed to like the popcorn.
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(Before some troll freaks out. The area was cleared before this one came for a walk)

We had some muddy bear tracks in the neighbourhood.

The best news is we had a bear barking/huffing at us in the thick stuff today.
No photos.
Next week. :P Cheerleader:
 

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After further SD review we found the extremely rare "Long tailed - Side Striped Black Bear".
The newest phase colour.

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