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Old 04-01-2020, 08:33 AM   #2426
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Re: biggerboat's building boondoggle blog

I think I'm going to quarantine this blog.

Meh, I thought I could lock the thread, but apparently I can't.

I'll return after things settle down.
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:57 AM   #2427
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My apologies if I have been discussing this too much. Hope things go well and this will be my last post until you say your blog is un-quarantined! Gl!

Now I'm off to read loonee balloonees to my daughter (not a joke). She's been on a big kick the last week lol.

I asked her if she had anything to say to "Mr. Boat" and she said "Thank you Mr. Boat! Are we going to video chat with him?"
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:33 PM   #2428
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You guys take care, looking forward to good news when you're back to writing.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:51 AM   #2429
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So, um. My wife is no longer allowed into the assisted living facility she works at. The reason is that she is not an employee of the facility.

She's essentially out of a job.

So, you guys should be really happy. Drink some champagne on us I guess. We won't be buying any anytime soon.
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:51 AM   #2430
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Re: biggerboat's building boondoggle blog

While I'm sufficiently pissed off.

The assisted living facility she worked in is two ten story buildings. They have reduced the people coming in to almost nothing. It is basically cleaning staff, food staff, and a couple of nurses that respond to emergencies.

No family members are allowed in. Those pictures you see of people standing outside windows. That ain't happening in a 10 story building.

The people living there are not allowed out of their rooms. It is solitary confinement.

My wife is the most loving and caring person I've ever met. Until now, she served as doctor, nurse and family to the people she saw.

No medical staff had been in there for quite some time. The doctor doesn't even go in there. During this time my wife has formed a relationship with the doctor there and has helped diagnose many patients. One lady complained to her that her hip hurt. My wife face timed with the doctor and the lady was sent to get x-rays. Both hips were fractured. No telling how long this was going on.

The saddest story is a lady who is dying of cancer. Her son recently died in a motorcycle accident so it is doubly sad. She asked my wife to shave her head because her hair was falling out. That touched me to no end. It won't happen now. Her hair will just fall out and she will simply die alone.

Covid or no covid, the people in these facilities are dying alone. Every one of them. The answer to this crisis is simply to isolate the aged. There are no mitigating strategies. Just kick everyone out.

It is very sad.

My wife can't change the world but she sure has changed the worlds of some of her patients. I have no doubt about that.

This is why it angers me so much that you people villainize her. She should be thanked, not chastised.
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:42 AM   #2431
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I was wondering how you were doing the other day. Sorry to hear the bad news. I didn't really follow the original conversation on this very closely, and I'm not sure I understand exactly how things were setup as far as her relationship with the facility, but it sounds like what's happening isn't really for the best, and it's mostly a matter of a bureaucracy ill-equipped to handle a somewhat unique case? That is, it seems like maybe her situation doesn't fit neatly into a rule that otherwise is probably OK most of the time.

That doesn't make it suck less, of course. And I agree, it sucks in particular for people living there. I wish I had something better to say about it. Also when you asked me before I gave a pretty general opinion, not knowing your specifics. I hope it didn't seem like villainizing anyone, because I wasn't intending to do so.
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Old 05-08-2020, 12:47 PM   #2432
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Re: biggerboat's building boondoggle blog

Not really sure to whom you're referring with terms like "villianize".

I'm sorry to hear that mrs. boat lost her job. It sounds like a terribly tragic situation at the facility. She was doing her best to try to help those people out.
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Old 05-08-2020, 02:13 PM   #2433
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I grunched most of the most recent stuff. Are you still working at the bait shop? Your wife's job is essential correct? She works with old folks who are going to die if they catch the virus correct? What if you catch it from some guy at the bait shop and give it to your wife before you are symptomatic. Then she takes it to the old folks home and passes it around before she or you are symptomatic. How many of the old folks die so that some guy can buy some shad to go fishing? Do you really need the bait shop money? I was under the impression you were basically just doing it to have something to do. Take a break man.
Since you signed off after this post, is this the "villainize" post you're referring to? If so, you definitely took it wrong or read it wrong. I was questioning the necessity of you continuing to work in the bait shop because your wife's job was so important and the consequences would be so severe if she caught the virus and took it to work. Anyway, if I contributed to your feeling of being persecuted, sorry.

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Old 05-11-2020, 01:23 PM   #2434
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Ugh, that really sucks and is very sad. It's hard to imagine the spot those types of facilities are in.

It's easy to wish there was more testing so care facilities would have more to work with but it's not the reality.

I don't have time to comb back through the thread but I don't remember anyone trying to villainize Mrs. Boat. I know I was pretty harsh but tried hard to keep it about minimizing risk for yourselves and others, especially since it seemed the state you're in wasn't doing as much as it could.
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