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Posted: 02:33AM Mar 23, 2021
Avatar for snappytom snappytomg
Posts: 5470

ultimatecub, have you gone back to uni yet?

We're in a sort of a lockdown...we've closed the borders to the rest of the country so we haven't had much go wrong. We have a great mining industry so our economy is doing well too. The state government GAVE everyone/every household $600 towards their power bills last year. They wanted to share the spoils with the residents of the state. That helped.


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Posted: 07:55AM Mar 26, 2021
Avatar for ultimatecub ultimatecubAgb
Posts: 1905

snappytom wrote:
ultimatecub, have you gone back to uni yet?

We're in a sort of a lockdown...we've closed the borders to the rest of the country so we haven't had much go wrong. We have a great mining industry so our economy is doing well too. The state government GAVE everyone/every household $600 towards their power bills last year. They wanted to share the spoils with the residents of the state. That helped.


Nah, I haven't gone back yet. I'm supposed to be on Easter break now and should hopefully be going back in about a month.


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Posted: 04:08AM Mar 28, 2021
Avatar for snappytom snappytomg
Posts: 5470

Great!

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Posted: 11:56AM Jul 30, 2021
Avatar for froggygg froggyggAusmod
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Posts: 9856

Wanted to pop in and see how everyone is doing since it's been a few months since anyone has posted.

School is opening back up, so grandchildren will be going back and off home school. Covid is still lingering here and now we have a few cases of the Delta. Mandatory masks seem to be back right now, but I never stopped wearing one whenever I leave the house (which is not that often now).

Temps here have been really high now for at least a month+ with triple digits being the norm. We had a few days of 109 with a terrible degree of humidity. You either walk outside into a sauna or an oven. High temps are not helping with the spread of fires which are destroying so much land and homes again.

Well, it's Friday and I'm ready for weekend. Stay safe everyone and have a great weekend.


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Posted: 12:49PM Jul 30, 2021
Avatar for The_Smithy The_SmithyAen
Posts: 38

We had temperatures of 31C here (which according to Google is 88F) and I found it WAY too hot, 109 doesn't sound fun.

We've opened up here now but it's taking some getting used to. Going to a football (soccer) game tomorrow with no distancing which feels odd (although mask wearing is encouraged). Next week going to my first gig since Feb 2020 or so
Posted: 01:08PM Aug 6, 2021
Avatar for froggygg froggyggAusmod
Magical Sorceress Frog
Posts: 9856

We are now closing back up. Many places are requiring workers (especially medical field) to get the vaccine or it could cost them their jobs. Sgt and I finally gave up and got ours on Wednesday.

School is starting up next week and no masks are required. Big mistake since we seem to be going backwards with more of the Delta strand hitting our area.

We finally got a break with our temps around 98 degrees, but triples to return tomorrow. The fires are raging and so many acres involved and lots of homes and businesses burning. Between the high temps, winds, and drought back, there seems to be no end in sight.

Hope everyone is safe and doing well.


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Posted: 03:40PM Aug 6, 2021
Avatar for whoviandeb whoviandebAus
Posts: 1182

I work at a school and they have said all summer that masks would be required indoors when school came back in the fall. The district is asking employees to say whether or not they've been vaccinated, but not requiring proof yet. Honestly, unless there's a valid medical reason not to get one, everybody should.

When I was getting my second dose back in May, I overheard two ladies talking about the sugar cubes, and I had no idea what they were talking about. But I asked my mom and my aunts, and they all remembered going to the local high school and standing in line for a sugar cube!
It was, of course, the smallpox vaccine. I wasn't born yet, and I imagine I either got a jab for it or was too young to remember the doctor giving me some sugar, lol. But it amazes me how the times have changed - so many people view the world through a layer of mistrust.

Anyway, it's not hot here at all, just our normal foggy summer. I'm not complaining. We took a trip down to Solvang and temps there were in the 90s, which was enough to wipe us out with all the walking we were doing. A nice end to the summer, as I go back to work next Wednesday.


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Posted: 11:16PM Aug 6, 2021
Avatar for snappytom snappytomg
Posts: 5470

Yes whoviandeb, smallpox and sugar cubes.
I remember lining up to get the rubella shot.
I think they just used the same needle over a few times - into the bunsen burner and NEXT!
No paperwork or parental permission. You just got it.


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Posted: 12:40PM Sep 14, 2021
Avatar for ultimatecub ultimatecubAgb
Posts: 1905

Going back to uni in a couple of weeks. How has everyone been doing on Braingle? I haven't been active for a while.

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Posted: 02:15AM Sep 18, 2021
Avatar for RGW4 RGW4Ausmod
Posts: 2427

This has definitely been a busy 6+ months for me... on Sunday morning we will be heading to New York for the fourth time since mid March together.

It is safe to say my new lady friend and I are on the brink of a life time commitment, her oldest daughter is having custody battle issues with a complete jerk, but a jerk who has money and three lawyers. The daughter did get a court appointed lawyer to help her, because the jerk changed all the passwords to her accounts and her funds are limited. She asked mom to help her cope with the next week before the hearing, and I told her I needed to be there to support too. I got a nice hug for that!


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