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  1. Yesterday morning my beloved dog, Honey, died from a stroke.  We had a ramp for her to get from the floor to the bed and back down because she had back and vision issues.  If someone has a pet who is old or crippled and could use this ramp, I would be pleased to offer it to them.  Vaya con Dios to my precious girl.  (I have posted this on Furry Friends but more people go here so I am offering it here as well. If I am inappropriate, please just delete this.  I just want to reach as many people as possible.)

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  2. This morning my beloved dog, Honey, died from a stroke.  We had a ramp for her to get from the floor to the bed and back down because she had back and vision issues.  If someone has a pet who is old or crippled and could use this ramp, I would be pleased to offer it to them.  Vaya con Dios to my precious girl. 

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  3. I dropped Part B for 1 1/2 years for financial reasons.  When I tried to get back on, I had to wait 6 months for open enrollment.  After you enroll, there is still a 6 month wait before it goes into effect AND you have the privilege of paying a penalty the rest of your life.  The penalty goes up each year you are uncovered.

  4. 34 minutes ago, Sorn said:

    Defensive, much? I didn't quote you or identify those variables. But, hey, collect those virtue-signalling points. Again, I wish you and all those sharing your concerns the best.

    Yes, as a matter of fact, I am defensive.  I am immune suppressed and a Covid death is horrible (you slowly drown in your own fluids).  I am one you could kill.  Hope you can live with it if you infect someone in order to protect your right not to be inconvenienced..  I couldn't live with myself if my behavior caused the death or severe illness with unknown sequalae to someone else.  Stay safe and healthy and, please, stay away from me.

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  5. On ‎6‎/‎14‎/‎2020 at 10:44 PM, Sorn said:

    The OP's article identifies some critical considerations which those who rush to mandate or proscribe the actions of others would prefer to ignore. Ultimately, I am in a country which was generous enough to allow me to live here. Its citizenry will make the rules. I am free to follow them or leave. It's disheartening, though, to see so many similarly-situated people focus on virtue signalling tethered to where they came from instead of where they are. I get it: many of them are scared, in high risk groups, and feel powerless. I am sad for them and wish them the best. But I will not cave to their asinine demands. And neither, apparently, will Mexico. Things are bad and likely to get worse. Please do what you want to protect yourself. But leave the moralizing at the border.

    Our "'asinine demands" include wearing a mask, distancing, and washing your hands.  Personally, I think protecting others over my own desires is important.   It literally costs you nothing but a little inconvenience to save the lives of others.  If you consider that moralizing, that's your problem, not mine. 

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  6. 4 hours ago, Tingting said:

    I wish I could credit the person that said this (feel free to add it), but I heartily agree with the sentiment, "My civil rights don't end where your fear begins."  

    There has been so much misinformation and hysteria that I choose to follow my own common sense (hand washing, etc). If you prefer to suit up due to a compromised immune system, or just preference, good for you, but that doesn't mean that I have to do the same. I love reading the comments of folks who seem to believe that we need to lock ourselves in our homes and hide out until it's all over. That's great if you're sitting on a trust fund or retirement pensions, but what about the average Joe or Jane who lives paycheck-to-paycheck? Life has to go on. This isn't denial, as some would say, but reality. Some will live; some will die, and life will go on. We do the best we can.

    Wearing a mask and distancing cost you nothing.  My wearing a mask protects you and not me.  I am immune suppressed and have stayed home except on the rare occasions I have to go out.  By you refusing to wear a mask and distance yourself from me, you can kill me.  YOUR RIGHT TO NOT FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES ENDS WHEN YOU THREATEN MY LIFE!  I am sorry it inconveniences you but that is no reason to potentially infect someone else.  The virus is here.  We are not testing.  We have no idea who or how many people are infected.  People can be infected without symptoms and can infect others.  Concern for the wellbeing of fellow humans does not seem to one of your strong suits.

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  7. We just got back from Santa Cruz to pay our maid for the next two months (as we have been doing).  If things improve, she will come back to work but I am immune suppressed and she has a large extended family.  She told me that Covid is in Chapala.  I do not know if this is true or how she knows but it wouldn't be surprising as it is already documented on two sides of Chapala.   We are between Chapala and Jocotepec, so it is headed our way.  In no way shape or form do I think we are even into the worst of this yet.  People, please be careful and stay safe.

  8. 46 minutes ago, dichosalocura said:

    As far as I am aware the Oxxos and 711's are still selling.  I don't know for how much longer though.  Nor do I comprehend the reason why they would stop selling it.  Have the Jehova Witnesses finally taken over or something?

    They have stopped selling alcohol to try to reduce domestic violence with people kept in close quarters at home.

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  9. I want to say, "Thank you" to Chapalence.  Because of her fabric and elastic donation to me, I have been able to make 27 masks.  I am out of the elastic  but still have more of her material to continue.  I'll just have to get creative for the ties.  Five of the masks went to medical providers.  I am making 40 for Nurse Mina who has an assisted living facility. 19 are for her workers and 21 for her clients.   I will continue making masks for our first line care providers like Mina.  Thank you again, Chapalence, for your donation.

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  10. My maid has worked for me for the past nine years and has become a friend.  She is very poor and cannot feed her kids without working.  She came Friday and I gave her full pay through the end of April and told her to stay off the bus.  I am immune suppressed and have no desire to get the virus so I will re-evaluate the situation then.  Anyone who thinks this will last five days needs a reality check.  I am middle class but, comparatively speaking, I live like a queen.  With the exchange rate being what it is, her costs to me are minimal.  Let's share the wealth, people.  Reach out to those who are in trouble and help them.  Businesses are required by law to pay minimum wages to their workers for at least a month.  We should do at least that.

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  11. I know HOW to make the masks based on a surgeon's experience and the pattern she made.  They are washable and reusable.  The question was does anyone knows how I can get the supplies to do so?  They would be donated to our hospital and doctor's offices to help keep our first responders safe.  I need: 


    • *Tightly woven cotton cut into 9 inch squares ( 2 squares per mask) (1/2 in square plaids would speed up the production time but any tightly woven cotton would work.)
    • 12 inches of 1/4 or 1/2 inch fabric wired ribbon (1 per mask)
    • Version 1: 7 inch strips of 1/4 or 3/8 inch elastic (2 per mask)
    • If some one has these items and would like to donate them, I will make the masks.  If someone knows a way for me to get these supplies, again, I will make and distribute them. The time will come when we too will be affected by this virus.  Personal protection equipment will be in short supply.  These masks are not N95 but they will help protect those who take care of us (including maintenance and hospital kitchen staff, etc.)  I am just trying to be proactive contribute to the safety of others.
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  12. I have found a pattern created by a surgeon to make fabric, washable, reusable masks.  I am willing (and would suggest others do so as well) to make masks.  Our first responders and medical people are putting their lives on the line for us and we need to help them if we can.  My problem is that I do not have access to the supplies.  The supplies need to be bought from a fabric store and I doubt if any are presently open.  It might take some government help to get the supplies because the stores are probably closed.  I have no contacts so am requesting that anyone who could help me get these supplies would do so.  If the stores are open and someone could get the supplies for me, I would be grateful as I am immune suppressed and cannot go out.  These masks are not the N95 masks but might help save lives  Please help me if you can. 

    • Tightly woven cotton* cut into 9-inch squares (2 squares per mask)

    • 12 inches of 1/4- or 1/2-inch fabric-wired ribbon** (1 per mask)

    • 7-inch strips of 1/4- or 3/8-inch elastic (2 per mask)


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