Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #41   Report Post  
Old June 21st 20, 11:27 PM posted to rec.boats
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by BoatBanter: Dec 2008
Posts: 973
Default Been down for the count

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:47:48 -0400, wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:35:06 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/21/2020 6:40 AM, John wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 11:45:55 -0400,
wrote:

On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:18:17 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 10:26 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.

===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.

I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.


That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)

It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.


The USCG allowed beards back then?

At sea but the 10 years I was referring to (more like 11, 73-84) I was
working for IBM.

I remember when the Navy first started allowing
beards and mustaches. It was in the Zumwalt days
(1970 or so). You had to submit a request chit
to grow even a mustache. When Zumwalt relaxed
the Navy grooming policies everyone was submitting
a request chit. I remember an old, crusty CPO
saying he couldn't understand why people wanted
to purposely grow something under their nose
that grew wild around their assholes. :-)

I had a Maynard G Krebs goatee on my "Bravo" patrol and they pointed
out trimming a beard defeated the purpose of growing it in the first
place (no shaving). It was still OK. When I started the current one in
1973 it was full and still is. With the lock down I haven't really
done anything with my hair so I am looking like the GEICO cave man
right now. Now that the novelty has subsided I may go to a barber soon
tho. There was a 5 hour wait, then by appointment only, when they
first opened. I assume by now you can just walk in.



Ours still require appointments.


Same here.


I usually go to an old time barber shop and as soon as people get back
into their normal routine, I expect it will be walk in and wait or
just walk in and sit in the barber chair. I understand they don't want
a lot of people sitting around waiting.


The place I go has chairs out front, just like in the old days. No one waits
inside.
--

Freedom Isn't Free!

  #42   Report Post  
Old June 21st 20, 11:28 PM posted to rec.boats
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by BoatBanter: Dec 2008
Posts: 973
Default Been down for the count

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:44:50 -0400, wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:21:31 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/21/2020 10:40 AM,
wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 23:10:10 -0400, Alex wrote:

wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.
===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.
I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.

That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)
It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.

I've had bronchitis twice and both times were within days after getting
off of a plane.



When we get on the plane, the first thing we do is wipe down
everything we can touch with sanitizing wipes. In a first class seat
you are also more isolated than being jammed up in coach. I guess I
was social distancing before it was cool.


I have a much simpler solution.

I don't get on airplanes.


We are not rich enough to charter a plane to go out west. I would if I
could tho.
I suspect our traveling days may be over, at least for a while.
I have a hard time getting my wife in a car and a plane is out of the
question. It is a dramatic turn around for us. We used to go out west
every year and hike around in the mountains for 2 or 3 weeks.


Try a rental RV.
--

Freedom Isn't Free!
  #43   Report Post  
Old June 22nd 20, 01:57 PM posted to rec.boats
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by BoatBanter: Jul 2007
Posts: 34,924
Default Been down for the count

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 21:04:16 -0000 (UTC), Bill
wrote:

wrote:
On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:21:31 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/21/2020 10:40 AM, wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 23:10:10 -0400, Alex wrote:

wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.
===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.
I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.

That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)
It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.

I've had bronchitis twice and both times were within days after getting
off of a plane.



When we get on the plane, the first thing we do is wipe down
everything we can touch with sanitizing wipes. In a first class seat
you are also more isolated than being jammed up in coach. I guess I
was social distancing before it was cool.


I have a much simpler solution.

I don't get on airplanes.


We are not rich enough to charter a plane to go out west. I would if I
could tho.
I suspect our traveling days may be over, at least for a while.
I have a hard time getting my wife in a car and a plane is out of the
question. It is a dramatic turn around for us. We used to go out west
every year and hike around in the mountains for 2 or 3 weeks.


If you go to Idaho, nice trail map by the state.

https://trails.idaho.gov



My wife has a book case full of books on trails, parks and other stuff
to do but I am starting to think her doing is done..
  #44   Report Post  
Old June 22nd 20, 01:59 PM posted to rec.boats
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by BoatBanter: Jul 2007
Posts: 34,924
Default Been down for the count

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 18:27:12 -0400, John wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:47:48 -0400, wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:35:06 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/21/2020 6:40 AM, John wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 11:45:55 -0400,
wrote:

On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:18:17 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 10:26 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:


Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.

===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.

I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.


That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)

It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.


The USCG allowed beards back then?

At sea but the 10 years I was referring to (more like 11, 73-84) I was
working for IBM.

I remember when the Navy first started allowing
beards and mustaches. It was in the Zumwalt days
(1970 or so). You had to submit a request chit
to grow even a mustache. When Zumwalt relaxed
the Navy grooming policies everyone was submitting
a request chit. I remember an old, crusty CPO
saying he couldn't understand why people wanted
to purposely grow something under their nose
that grew wild around their assholes. :-)

I had a Maynard G Krebs goatee on my "Bravo" patrol and they pointed
out trimming a beard defeated the purpose of growing it in the first
place (no shaving). It was still OK. When I started the current one in
1973 it was full and still is. With the lock down I haven't really
done anything with my hair so I am looking like the GEICO cave man
right now. Now that the novelty has subsided I may go to a barber soon
tho. There was a 5 hour wait, then by appointment only, when they
first opened. I assume by now you can just walk in.



Ours still require appointments.

Same here.


I usually go to an old time barber shop and as soon as people get back
into their normal routine, I expect it will be walk in and wait or
just walk in and sit in the barber chair. I understand they don't want
a lot of people sitting around waiting.


The place I go has chairs out front, just like in the old days. No one waits
inside.


It is a little hot for that here. Everyone wants to be in the AC.
Shade is a little hard to come by at most of these strip malls.
  #45   Report Post  
Old June 22nd 20, 02:02 PM posted to rec.boats
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by BoatBanter: Jul 2007
Posts: 34,924
Default Been down for the count

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 18:28:16 -0400, John wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:44:50 -0400, wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:21:31 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/21/2020 10:40 AM,
wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 23:10:10 -0400, Alex wrote:

wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.
===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.
I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.

That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)
It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.

I've had bronchitis twice and both times were within days after getting
off of a plane.



When we get on the plane, the first thing we do is wipe down
everything we can touch with sanitizing wipes. In a first class seat
you are also more isolated than being jammed up in coach. I guess I
was social distancing before it was cool.


I have a much simpler solution.

I don't get on airplanes.


We are not rich enough to charter a plane to go out west. I would if I
could tho.
I suspect our traveling days may be over, at least for a while.
I have a hard time getting my wife in a car and a plane is out of the
question. It is a dramatic turn around for us. We used to go out west
every year and hike around in the mountains for 2 or 3 weeks.


Try a rental RV.


The driving is oppressive. It is a 5 hour drive, just to get out of
the state and some place like Wyoming is ridiculous. We like a nice
hotel or renting a house when we get there. The last few years it was
houses.


  #46   Report Post  
Old June 22nd 20, 02:09 PM posted to rec.boats
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by BoatBanter: Jun 2020
Posts: 6
Default Been down for the count

On 6/22/20 8:02 AM, wrote:
On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 18:28:16 -0400, John wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:44:50 -0400,
wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:21:31 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/21/2020 10:40 AM,
wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 23:10:10 -0400, Alex wrote:

wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.
===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.
I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.

That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)
It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.

I've had bronchitis twice and both times were within days after getting
off of a plane.



When we get on the plane, the first thing we do is wipe down
everything we can touch with sanitizing wipes. In a first class seat
you are also more isolated than being jammed up in coach. I guess I
was social distancing before it was cool.


I have a much simpler solution.

I don't get on airplanes.

We are not rich enough to charter a plane to go out west. I would if I
could tho.
I suspect our traveling days may be over, at least for a while.
I have a hard time getting my wife in a car and a plane is out of the
question. It is a dramatic turn around for us. We used to go out west
every year and hike around in the mountains for 2 or 3 weeks.


Try a rental RV.


The driving is oppressive. It is a 5 hour drive, just to get out of
the state and some place like Wyoming is ridiculous. We like a nice
hotel or renting a house when we get there. The last few years it was
houses.

What's rediculous about Wyoming? Did Fat Harry leave you his attitude to
take over?

--
..
  #47   Report Post  
Old June 22nd 20, 08:37 PM posted to rec.boats
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by BoatBanter: Jul 2007
Posts: 34,924
Default Been down for the count

On Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:09:24 -0000 (UTC), justan wrote:

On 6/22/20 8:02 AM, wrote:
On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 18:28:16 -0400, John wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:44:50 -0400,
wrote:

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:21:31 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/21/2020 10:40 AM,
wrote:
On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 23:10:10 -0400, Alex wrote:

wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:07:08 -0400, RCE wrote:

On 6/19/2020 4:13 PM,
wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:32:58 -0400,

wrote:

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:18:45 -0400, RCE wrote:

Despite getting both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot and
practicing social distancing and wearing a mask on the
few visits to grocery stores for over two months, I caught
a flu type virus earlier this week.

I don't get sick very often ... in fact I can't even remember
the last time I had the flu ... but this one knocked me for a
loop. Obviously, covid-19 came to mind but fortunately no.

Started with two days of low energy, tiredness but no other
symptoms. Then, Tuesday morning I felt extremely fatigued.
By Tuesday afternoon I was in bed with all the chills, aches,
coughing and everything else that comes with the flu.

Tuesday night sweated buckets. Wednesday night same thing
only worse. No appetite.

Wife went out and got 6 quart bottles of Gateraid. Forced
myself to drink as much as I could.

Finally, Thursday I started to feel some strength returning.
Stayed in bed anyway.

This morning feeling much better. I lost almost 14 lbs though
over a week.

Flu is not nice to 70 year olds.

I'd watch (or sorta listen) to the news on different channels
and all that did was make me feel worse. Tuned the tv to one
of the music channels and just listened to it. Much better.
===

Glad to hear that you're feeling better - beware the relapse however.
It's a low blow to have caught it after all of your precautions. My
last bout of the flu was 6 years ago after a January round trip flight
to New York. It was just about the sickest I'd ever been and I'm not
sure I'd survive a repeat performance. We take all the precautions
very seriously. I've known two people who died from the flu, both
middle aged and previously healthy.
I guess I am overdue but I haven't had a nasty flu or even a bad cold
since I retired. I do tend to social distance and wash my hands a lot,
long before it was cool. When I was in DC a nasty cold, flu or
something was a constant thing all winter and sometimes even a summer
thing. Working in dozens of different accounts all the time exposed me
to lots of germs I suppose and DC is as bad as New York for collecting
germs from across the globe, maybe even worse.

That beard and mustache probably filters out all the nasty germs. :-)
It didn't work for a decade in DC. My worst bug was some bronchitis I
had the whole time I was in FT "A" school. Lots of us had it. In
retrospect I wonder if it was something in those nasty "temporary"
WWII barracks.

I've had bronchitis twice and both times were within days after getting
off of a plane.



When we get on the plane, the first thing we do is wipe down
everything we can touch with sanitizing wipes. In a first class seat
you are also more isolated than being jammed up in coach. I guess I
was social distancing before it was cool.


I have a much simpler solution.

I don't get on airplanes.

We are not rich enough to charter a plane to go out west. I would if I
could tho.
I suspect our traveling days may be over, at least for a while.
I have a hard time getting my wife in a car and a plane is out of the
question. It is a dramatic turn around for us. We used to go out west
every year and hike around in the mountains for 2 or 3 weeks.

Try a rental RV.


The driving is oppressive. It is a 5 hour drive, just to get out of
the state and some place like Wyoming is ridiculous. We like a nice
hotel or renting a house when we get there. The last few years it was
houses.

What's rediculous about Wyoming? Did Fat Harry leave you his attitude to
take over?


I am not going to be happy driving 4000-5000 miles to live in a bus.


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sperm Count at 71 John H.[_5_] General 0 August 9th 18 08:03 PM
YTD rodent count Poquito Loco General 65 July 21st 16 07:14 AM
The Count harry General 1 November 5th 12 02:04 AM
The Count X ` Man[_3_] General 14 September 20th 12 02:57 AM
does your vote count? Jonathan Ganz ASA 0 November 4th 04 06:58 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 BoatBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Boats"

 

Copyright © 2017