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I’ve only seen news articles and 2-3 preprints of studies, so far, on Omicron BA.2. What I have seen suggests we should be paying attention to how infections by it progress in other countries. There are hits it may be more infectious than omicron BA.1 (the variant we’re dealing with now). The news this morning mentioned this - but breezily passed it off as something that was happening in Europe. At the risk of being cynical, I figure that means it's well-entrenched in the USA and about to explode. And in spite of what Florida's proposed new Health Director says about "masks not helping" - I WILL be wearing masks and social distancing when in public
Deb and Ed M 01/28/22 09:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Repo a Truck Camper???

Been in the repo business. Yes we can get it, with a roll back strap around it and winch it on the bed and down the road we go. Might take 5min at 3 in the am. Now you just added $4-500 to what you owe. Where we were they had to hold it 30 days and normally would auction it off. Those things sell for hardly anything. Now you have added storage and the auction cost to what you still owe after deducting what they recovered at the sale. Lender will come after you for awhile then sell it to a collection outfit. The bank 9 chances out of 10 will write the loss off. The collection outfit will hound you for the rest of your life. BUT if you have any assets and the amount is enough the bank will attach everything you have. Best way out is make the payments. I'm sorry I answered before you posted this, because how you describe it, is the cold hard truth. I had mentioned seeing the process firsthand after a relative got into financial trouble, and it was ugly. And you're right - the collection folks are vicious and will contact every single person connected to the repo-ee, no matter how unlikely the connection may be.
Deb and Ed M 01/28/22 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: Repo a Truck Camper???

Yes, they can and will repo it. They hire a repo company and they won't care if your personal property is in it or not. They won't care if they damage it or not. They are paid to recover it and take it to the repo yard and get paid. I agree - a couple of nylon straps and a wrecker - and it's gone. Along with your possessions. And because it will be greatly depreciated (and probably damaged) you will be on the hook for the outragious cost of repoing it, plus the remaining balance due between the amount owed and what they sell it for (usually pennies-on-the-dollar). The whole process of repos is a pretty dirty game (I saw it firsthand when a relative's possessions were repoed) - I would recommend NOT going that route.
Deb and Ed M 01/28/22 08:34am Truck Campers

That sounds wonderful!!
Deb and Ed M 01/27/22 07:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: We're getting ready........for lambing

In light of the miserable weather headed your way - are you expecting births this weekend?
Deb and Ed M 01/27/22 07:23pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Lack of RV Parks... Jimmy Buffet to the rescue!

After reading the article - it looks like a really fun place to take a couple of grandkids for a weekend! But then, I might be a closet Parrothead.... ;-)
Deb and Ed M 01/27/22 07:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: When using a vault toilet….

If it is January (it is), you may need to Hover. This^^ As someone who loved to river kayak in the middle of a Michigan winter (and as a female all bundled up - with no opportunities for a "potty stop") - the happiest sight of our trips were the vault toilets found at the take-out points! But yes - when the temp is freezing or below - hovering is critical!!
Deb and Ed M 01/27/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: winnebago electric rv concept

Also - another possible drawback for those not constantly on the road: I'm under the impression that EVs need to be driven regularly. We looked into getting a small SUV/EV, but it was advised to not let it sit for a few months at a time, and we're Snowbirds. Our RV's sat for a month or more between trips - we camped when we could rustle up the free time to get away.
Deb and Ed M 01/21/22 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Thor electric van rv

OK, I'm totally guessing here - but the "R" logo makes me wonder if it's a conversion of a Rivian van? Reportedly, the Transit electric van get 130-something miles-per-charge; Rivian is saying 200 miles range on cargo vans. While those ranges will work for a repairman; they fall far short of our usual driving day; and this past week, our daughter and her husband and girls visited in a rented Tesla. While it was cute (you could set a "whoopie cushion" sound effect for passengers) and fast, I see having a "monitor" in place of a dashboard to be dangerously distracting; and while the Tesla is a fast-charger, it still means you have to stop and kill time while recharging the vehicle. I'm not going to be an Early Adopter of this technology, I'm afraid.
Deb and Ed M 01/21/22 02:29pm General RVing Issues

CDC MMWR Risk for Newly Diagnosed Diabetes >30 Days After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Persons Aged <18 Years — United States, March 1, 2020–June 28, 2021 Sorry, didn't realize the CDC was going to release this in their weekly MMWR report dated tomorrow. Thank you, Dr Doug! ;-)
Deb and Ed M 01/14/22 09:20am Around the Campfire

An asymptomatic viral infection is still a viral infection which weakens the body, causes physiological changes the patient doesn't recognize (no outward symptoms), and likely makes one more susceptible to issues from underlying conditions. This ^^^^^ I had a dear friend and neighbor who was a diabetic, but very good at controlling her blood sugar. A loveable older woman who was very active and sharp as a tack. When we got home from Michigan in 2020, I found out she had died from "organ failure due to hyperglycemia of 800 mg" She was treated at a small local hospital - I have no idea if they ran a Covid test, but I know she had been helping a "sick neighbor" just before she had been found in a coma...... I'm no Doctor, but I can't help wondering if Covid had affected her sugar levels, resulting in her ultimate death... there's no way this lady's blood sugar could have gone this high, IMO
Deb and Ed M 01/13/22 02:32pm Around the Campfire

With an exceptionally high number like that, I expect almost every living human on Earth regardless of vaccination status will contract Omicron in very short order (maybe by mid February?), including fully-boosted "us"; even using our NIOSH US-manufactured N95 masks, every time we enter an enclosed public (or, private) space not our own condo. Anyone? As I watch the number of new cases rise like a rocket, the infection rate at 33+% - I figure it's just a matter of time before it gets us, shots, masks and Social distancing and all. Florida's New Daily Case Rate is almost 300 per 100k population; and I know in my heart that number is really low, because the testing lines are so long that people aren't getting tested/reported. They are just hunkering down at home.....
Deb and Ed M 01/12/22 09:02am Around the Campfire
RE: We're getting ready........for lambing

I will add that Mark's valuable insight into all things "canine" has been a tremendous help to those with questions while RVing and far from their Vet :-)
Deb and Ed M 01/09/22 08:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: Finishing a Wood Ceiling

Our entire house has a knotty pine T&G ceiling. Fortunately, our builder recommended that we do something with it while it was still in bunks (2500 linear feet) and this was back when whitewashed finishes were very popular, so we called all the kids (then teenagers) and we stained every stinking board. After the ceiling was put up, I got a roller and applied a water-based poly finish (Minwax Polycrylic). That was back in 1996 - it still looks good with no yellowing, today. You want *something* over the wood to slow moisture absorption, because the boards do "breathe".
Deb and Ed M 01/07/22 06:56pm Around the Campfire

My father’s angiogram (and either placement of a stint or scheduling of bypass) was rescheduled and my parents expect it will get pushed again. Meanwhile the nurse who called to reschedule reviewed with my mother the signs of a heart attack. My father gets exhausted going to get the mail from the box. . This is the part that makes me mad about those who take Covid too lightly to bother with vaccination or precautions - and then come down with it and tie up hospital beds that are needed desperately for other medical issues. One of our local (large) hospital systems just announced that all surgeries that would require an overnight stay, are being canceled. Will say a prayer for your Dad (((hug)))
Deb and Ed M 01/07/22 06:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: We're getting ready........for lambing

Just wow..... hope it's an easy and healthy season for all involved!!
Deb and Ed M 01/07/22 06:34pm RV Pet Stop

I think here in FL, it might be a case of people deciding to "ride out" whatever illness they are experiencing, because the waiting lines for Covid testing are hours-long. Of course, a certain amount of those choosing to tough it out, get sicker; and then head to the ER. There's good news as of today (I hope!) - the overall new case numbers for FL Covid took a teeeeeny dip. It's still more than double the previous peak for Delta - but hopefully the state has reached a burnout stage... at least until the Spring Breakers start showing up or the next variant-of-concern shows up.
Deb and Ed M 01/07/22 08:02am Around the Campfire

Dr Scott Gottlieb has implied the same fast-burnout scenario, too Clicky And on edit - this can't happen fast enough. The Covid numbers are insane in FL right now and testing lines are hours-long. Makes me wonder how many people simply aren't getting tested and tough it out at home with rest and Tylenol?
Deb and Ed M 01/05/22 06:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Time for cat euthanasia

I can't really help much, but my heart is breaking for you and your kitty.... Deb
Deb and Ed M 01/05/22 06:37pm RV Pet Stop

Never mind I found Cepheid, Abbott & ThermoFisher have low volume (1 sample at a time) molecular tests (tests for specific pieces of RNA) that provide results in 13-36min. OK - that made me burst out laughing - people are sitting in lines of cars for many, many hours to get tested in Orlando. One-sample-at-a-time isn't going to be much help right now ;-)
Deb and Ed M 12/30/21 02:26pm Around the Campfire
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