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IWANTTOSUCCEED Posts: 4,820
4/9/20 2:13 P

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Thanks Darlene. My kindle does not have any holes on it (except for the power cord). I'm sure it's something very simple - I'll get it figured out.

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4/9/20 1:27 P

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You go to settings to control the sound and mine has a small hole for the ear phones on the same side as the recharging cord.

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4/9/20 12:53 P

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Leslie - you kinda lost me there - although I'm pretty sure everything you said is pretty easy if I take it step by step.

Leone - I do have a kindle from amazon and I also belong to their monthly book/audio club. Now, it has been very easy to obtain a book and start reading it. Where my problem lies is that the kindle appears to have no place for headphone (or do you just use wireless headphones) and I don't even know if my kindle could talk.

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4/9/20 12:51 P

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Charlene, I have a Kindle and you can buy directly from Amazon and download instantly. Since a Kindle is an Amazon product, it's all connected to your account.

I think you can buy and download audible books from other sources, like Barnes & Noble, but you'd download to your computer and then convert the file to Kindle - then you can plug the Kindle into the PC and transfer the book.

Leslie

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4/9/20 10:12 A

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Amazon has audible books and will download to your kindle. I don't do audible, so can't help more than that.

The statistics are for those that were tested and there are estimates that say the actual count is five to ten times that.

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4/9/20 10:07 A

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And speaking of “audible” books. Anyone use a kindle and if you do, how do you get audio books on it?

Kris: please stay safe…..


Leslie: I think it was extremely kind of you to give your P/T job all the time you have. You have certainly gone above and beyond with them and I hope they appreciate it.

BUDGETMAW: There are over 500 cases in my county (we have 747,642 (2017) probably a lot more since then), but I am starting to wonder about those stats. I have a friend who was running a fever, body aches and is compromised by asthma. She finally video’d with her doctor who told her to go straight over and get a test. They were waiting for her, but decided she didn’t need a test, diagnosed her with the virus, gave her more precautions (she has 2 young children) and sent her home. Are they counting these people as part of the stats they put out everyday?



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4/9/20 9:54 A

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Darlene, it takes practice like anything else. I have a degree in art and still have to practice, practice, practice. I like drawing with contour line--don't take your eyes off the subject or your pencil off the paper. There is a book called "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards that is very good. It is an oldie, but I see it has been updated.


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4/8/20 11:50 P

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That sounds horrible Woubbie. Glad we haven't had anything hit that hard here. I heard from another Spark friend that they had weather like that, with it getting dark as night at 9:30 in the morning and large hail. That is scary for both of you.

Had a small party with my friend this morning. She brought me some groceries, including some of my favorite honey, and a small cake and flowers, a card and gift card and a small book. Plus, since we can't go to church from now through Easter, the communion wine and bread wafer. So it was a nice time. Then I came in and called my cousin in Arizona. I missed a call from another cousin this evening since I didn't hear the phone. I think I might have put the sound too low, but it's still loud enough to hear notifications that I dont need coming over it since I get them all on the computer.

Been looking at a lot of artwork on the Facebook page. I just wish I could draw and paint. I used to paint and actually was able to draw some, but I can't do any of it anymore. So I am going to try to figure out why and try to get better at it again. Otherwise I will just end up crocheting and I don't know what to do with that when I get it done.



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4/8/20 8:29 P

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That's scary, Woubbie. Decluttering for the win though.

Found out that the local Smithfield plant has 80 confirmed cases. Yowza, that's a lot.

Dad called this morning, he said not to plan on bringing them Sunday dinner. He and mom will sign up for the meal there. I was planning on telling them I wouldn't be bringing food for a while anyway, just don't want to risk infecting them since the virus is ramping up here.

Listened to a Town Hall meeting that my health system put out yesterday. They've been doing updates every couple days. I appreciate all the communication about what they're doing to keep us employees and the patients as safe as possible. They've implemented temperature testing at all facilities - the medical ones already had it in place, but now the non-medical places will do it too. So my building is included, although I'm not there at the moment. They are projecting that surge will start the end of April into May and June will be our peak month for hospitalizations.



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BUDGETMAW Posts: 13,616
4/8/20 2:04 P

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Glad they fell on the driveway and not on the house!

53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in this county of 85,000 people. And very little testing done. I have an order to pick up at the grocery store today, but that's it until things quiet down. Whatever food (and other supplies) we have will just have to do it. At least until my next Rx needs to be picked up, a month from now.

Will continue to go for walks, as we rarely see anyone.

Other than that, things are going well here.

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4/8/20 1:51 P

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Well, it's not like I need any additional encouragement to stay home, but Mother Nature has provided some anyway. There are at least 2 trees down on the driveway.

My DH's crazy friends are already attacking the one lowest down - it's a maple, so very good firewood. Then there's a pine just a bit up from that.

Guess Kyle's gonna finally get some exercise!

"He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." MLK
"When nothing goes right, go left."
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4/8/20 12:32 P

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I don't mind a good storm now and then, but that one sounded like it was a bit over the top. Yikes... I'm also pretty sure Bella would sleep through one like that - or briefly wake up, look super annoyed and then go back to sleep. I've popped those Amazon shipping air pockets right next to her by accident and she didn't even twitch. Rattle a cup with kibble and she shoots to her feet though!

I listen to audiobooks when I exercise, and I have one and a half on CD to go before I will let myself switch to Audible. And... my CD player died. And the back up died. And the other one died. And shuffling my laptop into the exercise room is annoying and inconvenient, so I've ordered a small CD player and am not exercising until it arrives. Not highly motivated anyway.

Today I'm working on catching up some of my own stuff at my desk and then I have to run out for a quick appointment. I'll check both post office boxes while I'm out and then I've got to focus on some client work.

Now that I've officially given notice at the PT job, the workload has gone up! Been nagging him to close out 2019, and now all of a sudden he's wanting financial statements to apply for an SBA loan. NOW he's motivated. *bangs head on desk* I had to tell him we aren't done with last year twice, and then I saw the light bulb go on. New priority for tomorrow... And I also need to schedule interviews with three applicants and come up with a list of interview questions. Extricating myself is more complicated then I'd planned, but it will happen.

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein
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4/8/20 12:10 P

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Today is:
NATIONAL ALL IS OURS DAY
NATIONAL EMPANADA DAY
NATIONAL ZOO LOVERS DAY

Guess I'll go with the Zoo!

Had a terrifying but very brief storm last night. I was pleased with myself that I had wound down and gotten ready for bed earlier than usual and then KAZAAM! The wind was making a sound like a freight train, which is what a lot of people describe a tornado sounding like. I looked out the window and our 90 year old pines were doing a hula. I didn't think the ancients had that much flexibility left!

A transformer blew and we were without power for a short time. As I was heading for the bathroom to switch on the emergency light I realized that I didn't know where one of the cats were. Poor Nero! He had hunkered down under the porch, so was completely safe but was absolutely terrified!

Thankfully, it resolved into just rain showers within a few minutes. I was seriously ready to shelter in my basement. (I'll admit, too, that I swiftly patted myself on the back for having made it more hospitable in case we ever DO need to shelter there!)

Managed to get a very good nights' sleep after that, caught up the hour I missed the night before.

Today's agenda is to work on my PowerPoint, start taking care of the medical bills, and put up the next piece of wallpaper.

I think I'm also going to start putting together my ALDI order as well. I have a couple more days of cat food and other essentials, but I'm not sure if they have the curbside order ready the day you place it or if there's a lag due to the high demand.

Happy Wednesday, all! And Wash Your Hands!
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