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14 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

Wisdom really should not be a dump stat.

 

.... I say with Strength and Constitution as my dump stats....

 

gunna go do more push-ups in the kitchen now, and kettlebell swings with a jug of orange juice :upside:

I have no dump stats. Straight up 18s, across the board. Just ask Megan.

 

On second thought... don't ask Megan!

 

The Auld Grump - STR and WIS are probably my dump stats. With an added penalty to perception and direction sense.

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Strength and Dex are my dump stats.

 

I spent years in ballet to make my Dex seem normal :blush:

 

Decent Con though. Last month showed that ::P:

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UPS can get here aaaaany time now with that package that was supposed to be delivered to an access point yesterday...  One that they've stopped using due to COVID-19, conveniently on the same day it was put on a truck going there.  And so of course, their software, in it's infinite wisdom changes the address I told it to send the package to...  Back to said closed access point...

 

On the flipside, I've gotten a reasonable amount of tidying up in the living room done, since what else can you do while you wait for UPS, but I'd love to be able to safely take said results of tidying out to the bin now, but since I'm waiting on a UPS driver....  Front hall is chock full of neatly (more or less) sliced cardboard boxes, that are in conveniently small enough to be easily carried segments - some of them came from really big boxes, like the new bed frame (which was sliced into threes) or the Secret lab chairs (which were slices into two pieces).

 

Guess I'll re-arrange our Infinity gaming table, because well, why not.  What else can be done while waiting - I'd rather not paint, I have a bad habit of dropping brushes if the buzzer goes off...  Well, okay, I'd rather be painting, but I don't want to be dropping my brushes!

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16 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

UPS can get here aaaaany time now with that package that was supposed to be delivered to an access point yesterday...  One that they've stopped using due to COVID-19, conveniently on the same day it was put on a truck going there.  And so of course, their software, in it's infinite wisdom changes the address I told it to send the package to...  Back to said closed access point...

 

On the flipside, I've gotten a reasonable amount of tidying up in the living room done, since what else can you do while you wait for UPS, but I'd love to be able to safely take said results of tidying out to the bin now, but since I'm waiting on a UPS driver....  Front hall is chock full of neatly (more or less) sliced cardboard boxes, that are in conveniently small enough to be easily carried segments - some of them came from really big boxes, like the new bed frame (which was sliced into threes) or the Secret lab chairs (which were slices into two pieces).

 

Guess I'll re-arrange our Infinity gaming table, because well, why not.  What else can be done while waiting - I'd rather not paint, I have a bad habit of dropping brushes if the buzzer goes off...  Well, okay, I'd rather be painting, but I don't want to be dropping my brushes!

 

Build terrain from the cardboard?

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1 minute ago, TGP said:

 

Build terrain from the cardboard?

That's... a... lot of cardboard to build with, and our place is fairly small.  Otherwise I'd be all over that ^_^;;;

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Just now, WhiteWulfe said:

That's... a... lot of cardboard to build with, and our place is fairly small.  Otherwise I'd be all over that ^_^;;;

You don't have to use it all...

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2 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

That's... a... lot of cardboard to build with, and our place is fairly small.  Otherwise I'd be all over that ^_^;;;

You don't have to use it all...

 

I just got a text that says I have groceries being delivered. We shall see....  BRB

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3 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Also, that one piece of cardboard sitting  by itself on the shelf is driving me crazy.

That just tells me how quickly they were trying to get it out. 

 

2 hours ago, Marvin said:

Hopefully we'll see a lot of these orders rolled back moving forward. The doomsday models used in part to justify them and generate so much of the current fear settled over us have begun to be adjusted dramatically downward. Which is good news! But nobody seems very interested in reporting this yet...

There has been no reported cases in our county so far. However, as we're a small community with a significant number of us belonging to the same FB groups, there is a growing suspicion that it may have swept through here back in January, as it seems there were a significant number of suspiciously similar pneumonia cases then and apparently a higher than usual number of elderly deaths.

Of course, that's all just FB speculation, but several of the affected families are talking about reaching out to their doctors to see if they can get tested to see if they have the COVID-19 antibodies, which I understand is a simpler and more widely available test. 

 

1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

The real concern is the Corporate Run farming operations who produce so much of the food that ends up in Big City Grocery Stores.

Out here in IA, those the employees of those operations are often working solo in big machinery - they're probably safer than the employees of the factories were processed food is made, or the employees of food distributors and stores are. 

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3 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

There has been no reported cases in our county so far. However, as we're a small community with a significant number of us belonging to the same FB groups, there is a growing suspicion that it may have swept through here back in January, as it seems there were a significant number of suspiciously similar pneumonia cases then and apparently a higher than usual number of elderly deaths.

Of course, that's all just FB speculation, but several of the affected families are talking about reaching out to their doctors to see if they can get tested to see if they have the COVID-19 antibodies, which I understand is a simpler and more widely available test.

 

There's growing talk that it may have been widespread in some places well before everything ramped up--I mean, not just talk amongst we lay people but in more knowledgeable circles. Vastly more mild/asymptomatic cases that we've realized. Pretty legit theory at this point. I've read that there's a fair bit of evidence down those lines that it went through the Seattle area well before we realized it.

 

My family is convinced I had it in late January/February. I tested positive for flu, but I can't talk them out of the notion that they overlapped along the way. Admittedly, I did have a really weird and prolonged bout of illness with all the symptoms, but I'm skeptical.

 

We're still clear in my county, but I'm 100% convinced that's due to a lack of testing/reporting as opposed to its not actually being present. Pretty sure it is indeed everywhere now.

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The local doubling rate for Philadelphia City/County has been less than a day. It's not slowing down here, it's jumping up and down going 'wheeeeeeeeee'.

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Dump stats, hmmn.  For a long time I thought it was Charisma, then I realized it was just other people.  Right now probably STR though I have a lot more weight to throw at things now.  CON is good, but with serious penalties against some attacks. 

 

Spent today playing in the dirt. Compost is not ready yet so I put down chicken manure.  Will be doing more tomorrow, weather permitting.  

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24 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

That just tells me how quickly they were trying to get it out. 

 

There has been no reported cases in our county so far. However, as we're a small community with a significant number of us belonging to the same FB groups, there is a growing suspicion that it may have swept through here back in January, as it seems there were a significant number of suspiciously similar pneumonia cases then and apparently a higher than usual number of elderly deaths.

Of course, that's all just FB speculation, but several of the affected families are talking about reaching out to their doctors to see if they can get tested to see if they have the COVID-19 antibodies, which I understand is a simpler and more widely available test. 

 

Out here in IA, those the employees of those operations are often working solo in big machinery - they're probably safer than the employees of the factories were processed food is made, or the employees of food distributors and stores are. 

Yes indeed.

But the Corporate Level Suits will be hesitant to let the ground level work get done for fear of the wrath of opportunistic politicians, lloking to "make an example" of someone, anyone, for violating shelter in place orders.

I won't continue this line of thought any furhter as I hear a bee buzzing around.

GEM

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9 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

The local doubling rate for Philadelphia City/County has been less than a day. It's not slowing down here, it's jumping up and down going 'wheeeeeeeeee'.

 

I have family across the river in NJ from there, and my snail-professor uncle works at Drexoll. He's home now thankfully. I'm really glad my Gramma is the most introverted person I know, and more than content to sit at home knitting and reading all day alone. Her retirement community is totally locked down, and they are bringing residents food instead of having their big open dining hall for meals.

 

Damnit Phili get your broccoli together!

29 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

 

Out here in IA, those the employees of those operations are often working solo in big machinery - they're probably safer than the employees of the factories were processed food is made, or the employees of food distributors and stores are. 

 

Blessed be the robots who process so much.

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