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  • #91
    It’s official. All I can handle right now/the only things I need are Pinterest and you guys.
    Hard agree. Everything else is making me angry and/or depressed.

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    • #92
      I'm especially despondent this week. Literally everyone I know is on vacation or planning one. The days pass very strangely and I'm starting to feel like I'm the crazy one.

      And the president is about to bury all the data, so everyone will just go on about their lives while I read about excess deaths (we're likely over 200k dead from COVID, looking at raw data) and slowly go mad.
      Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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      • #93
        Dude, go somewhere remote. I can not recommend it enough. We're up in the mountains with my parents and my sister's family and my brother's family is coming tomorrow (they all just got test results back on Friday). I haven't seen a person I'm not related to in a week except for the odd stranger we pass on our hikes. Mr Issie and my BIL make store runs for us and we cook every day. The kids run around the property all day long and I've hiked miles and miles every day and come home feeling the good kind of exhausted.

        My brother is a doctor in a crazy hot spot (if you've been watching the news, it's the county in Texas that has people waiting 10 hours in the ambulance bays because they have no place to put them in the ERs or ICUs and where they're having to code people in hallways). I am insanely worried for him every day and I am absolutely going to burst into tears when I see him tomorrow for the first time since Christmas. You are not crazy, this virus is the meanest, and people who are living irresponsibly right now are straight DUMB.

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        • #94
          I will look into getting a cabin somewhere. We don't have a family cabin to retreat to. It appears everybody had this same idea in this area though because everyone I know is trying to book a cabin within driving distance and can't find one. Heh.
          Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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          • #95
            Oh, and I'm so glad you get to see your family! This whole thing is insane and I know tons of people who are acting like it's not real or they don't care anymore. We're gonna be in even bigger trouble come winter (at least here in the midwest where it gets cold and we're all stuck inside).
            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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            • #96
              We really stretched the concept of “driving distance”. I mean, I love a good road trip, but it took us over 15 hours to get here and between the parking lot scrub downs after bathroom breaks and two kids who were over it after hour 5, I am just glad that we made it here at all. But cabin it up while you can! We’ve considered splitting the return trip over two days, but don’t really want to stay in a hotel right now either. We’ll see, but we’ll probs end up driving straight through again. Mr. Issie wants to just drive through the night so that we can give the kids theirs baths, stick them in pajamas, and let them sleep through 2/3 of the trip. Meh.

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              • #97
                I am so glad you got away! I am considering the same. I have blocked a week in August in my work calendar; now I gotta figure out a plan.

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                • #98
                  How fun, Issie! You deserve it! If you do a hotel, you might want to go with Hilton. They partnered with Lysol and Mayo Clinic to make sure everything is disinfected AF.

                  Our state now has the highest number of cases per capita. Yay. Seriously thinking about indoor gardening and buying another deep freezer.

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                  • #99
                    Even though Houston's numbers are really bad and I'm still working, my sister and I work in outpatient settings and are largely protected from the real horrors that inpatient staff have to see and deal with on the daily. But my brother is in anesthesia and gets called to intubate positives now because there's a shortage of staff. Sometimes he spends a whole day just doing intubations and sees people die all day long. When I worked on the floor, I maybe heard 1 code get called every week? Maybe every couple of weeks. Sometimes once a month. They're rare, partly because ICUs and ERs don't often call codes on the hospital intercom since the teams are already right there. And in all the years I've worked, I've never seen a person gasping for air right before they died. But ever since their county's numbers exploded, my brother has seen it nearly every day. He told us it will likely haunt him forever, like legit PTSD after all this is over. I don't know how to even deal with people anymore who talk about this like it's the flu. I just want to run them over with my car.

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                    • Awwwww, Issie I am so sorry.
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                      • He told us it will likely haunt him forever, like legit PTSD after all this is over.
                        This is the thing that people who are all “my freedom” are missing - sure they are willing to take their chances and be a “tough” person and whatever, but health care workers are suffering for it and will for the rest of their lives. I hope your brother is able to find some peace with it some day.

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                        • Oh Issie, yes. My husband runs the MICU at our hospital in Fairfield County, CT which was hit hard and early and I'm still worried about how he's dealing with all of this. His hospital managed 5x as many patients as usual while Yale managed about 2x their normal number of patients. His hospital is in the Yale health system so they were able to resource share, but the biggest resource they need is personnel and everyone was burnt the hell out by the beginning of June. He worked basically straight through from March 13 until June 5 when numbers tapered off.

                          I'm so fucking pissed that people saw what was happening here and in NYC and did...essentially nothing. The American people gave the national government a huge gift of three months of time to get their shit together and they just squandered it. It's exactly what we predicted would happen on November 9 2016 and yet here we are.

                          I'm so scared about this fall and winter and that's in a state where everyone is wearing masks, where we lived through hell and came out on the other side, only for it to probably recur starting in November... when it will be dark all the fucking time. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                          • Maybe 80% of the white people from my hometown who post on Facebook are racist AF and I just cannot take it. I am SO glad Joe picked Kamala, because I love her, but also because it has these people so pissed off for no good reason, and they aren’t even trying to hide that it’s because they are racists. It’s good to out them in this way.

                            In pandemic news, some restaurants around Pittsburgh are banding together to defy the governor and open at full capacity, so apparently they want to be like FL, AZ, and TX? Oh and all the racists from above are also posting about that.

                            In summary: I hate most people.

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                            • I do fear that the racist, sexist shitbags will come out in full force to vote for Trump. The ones who are Obama/Trump voters haaaaate women more than black folks but having a double-header may be enough to make the difference in the rustbelt (and I don't mean that as anything against Kamala. I knew as soon as he promised to pick a woman that people would defect back to Trump once it was real).
                              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                              • I do fear that the racist, sexist shitbags will come out in full force to vote for Trump.
                                Oh, I don't fear this, I fully EXPECT them to show out for this election. My fear is that voter suppression and anti-Kamala propaganda will lose Biden the election. The internet has already shown me that I can't trust Blue Wave noise to accurately predict how elections will turn out so despite all of the excitement from the Twitter left and the Trump criticism I see everywhere, I'm already prepping to get bad news in November.

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