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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    The fake pine trees don't appeal to you?
    They would have to be fake firs around here, but I'd settle for a fake palm.

    I think parental leave should be universal. I have a feeling Secretary Buttigieg is in contact with the White House.

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    Our biggest problem is cell phone service. Very, very spotty.
    I'm boonies too. I use wifi calling inside the house, a lot more reliable than cell. I use Verizon and had to turn on one or two settings to use wifi calling IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I think the entire family is still hanging out in their hospital bed, recuperating from the rigors of childbirth.

    An interesting case at my workplace - you can spread out the parental leave over a year. So one of our guys who had a baby in February is still taking time off, but it's not to take the baby to well baby checks or anything. It's when he's had a baseball game the night before and wants to sleep in, or one time he was cleaning out his basement and bringing lots of trash to the company dumpster. Amazing how that bonding works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    While I doubt it would have made much difference, I’m a little surprised that the world has taken little notice that the Secretary of Transportation has been away from the office on paternity leave for the last couple of months. You would think the press might have some questions for him during times like this.
    You missed it... Mayor Pete was answering questions last week....

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbgeek View Post
    I use wifi calling inside the house, a lot more reliable than cell.
    I do have a landline, which works fine. I can hardly be without it in my line of work, but many calls are via Zoom/Microsoft Teams now.
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    And the world doesn't care, but the righties are bleating their usual paroxysms of faux concern.

    I'm sure between the Secretary and his staff, the job is being done. This is a working White House, after all.

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    I’m on a frugality group on FB. The sheeple are panicking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    I’m on a frugality group on FB. The sheeple are panicking.
    About what?

    I just got back from the market in the village, and it seems a bit...bare. And prices on the remaining items seem considerably higher than they were a few weeks ago. It was a bit concerning.

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    There’s going to be a massive food shortage. Gotta stock up. Now.

    They think our overlords are trying to starve us into submission.

    Tin foil hats on way too tight.

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    I'm no survivalist, but I think everyone should have provisions in case of emergency--whatever that means to the individual.
    I could use more potable water; otherwise, I think I'm good.

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