The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2020

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@LTS3 That is very stressful. Hope they figure something out or have consequences they follow through on.


Graceful-Lily Graceful-Lily How cute! My kittens display that all the time with Isabelle, haha. Isabelle will hiss at them and they will flop over looking cute like that and sometimes pawing at her. Like, no need to get upset, we just want to plaaaaay! We are nice, we swear!

Maybe they do remember each other. Either way, that is really sweet they are getting along so well. Hope Fayola and Harvey will warm up to each other. Do they seem to be fixated on each other or just hiss and loss interest?


@Moz Strong storms are really scary for me, too. Stay safe and keep us updated.


Life has been pretty crazy lately. My therapist weeks ago canceled right before the appointment was supposed to start because apparently my insurance claims or something weren't going through correctly. They were supposed to call me when things were sorted out to schedule another appointment, but I still haven't heard back.

One of my friends and I had a phone call scheduled. There were multiple re-schedules due to her struggling and needing time for self-care, which I understand. But on our last scheduled chat, she had forgotten about me because she had been drinking the night before with a friend. That hurt.

My friend that offered to have me garden some and pay me has not scheduled any dates. Kinda bummed because I was looking forward to it.

My mom and I have been having discussing masks and safety. The son of her elderly friend that she had an agreement he would not visit due to a potential higher risk exposure job and my mom would take care of most things has visited and been in the house multiple times without either of them talking to my mom first. My mom was fine with it because he was wearing a mask, etc. I was pissed they did not talk to my mom about it first and went above her head not caring about the boundaries my mom put in place to protect my mom and me. My mom had told me she was serious about not going over if she found out the son was because protecting and keeping her family safe was more important and her priority. I'm guessing they didn't want to mention anything because they wanted my mom to continue. It would have been different if they came to her and said, here is research about masks, the son and the friend will start wearing masks and do visits, would this be alright? No? Okay, I respect that and will take over all duties for my mom. Yes? Great, here is what the son and the friend will be doing to be as safe as possible. But instead they both lied to my mom, Like, where they hoping she'd never find out? What else are they doing and not telling her about? How can we trust them if they have not been honest after agreeing to something. My mom of course is calm about it all and still going over to help her friend despite them trampling her boundaries and hoping she wouldn't find out.

My mom and her friend also have not been wearing masks, and my mom kept giving me excuses. Her friend cannot tie her mask on because of her loss of function in her hands. UMMMM, if you or your son is there put it on for her! I cannot wear a mask when I make phone calls for my friend because everything is automated and the system would not be to understand me. Well first, has she tried this to ensure it is fact? Second, go outside and talk to the friend through the window or door while doing the phone call? She said no, she wasn't going to do that.

My brother was also coming to pick a few things up. We had talked previously with me telling her he needs to have his mask on when he comes and we should be wearing ours, since he lives in another household and we don't know if either of us have it. After a heated talk because she wasn't taking it seriously, she asked me calmly what I would like my brother to do so I feel safe, etc. Um, this isn't about making me feel safe, this is about taking precautions to protect all of us! :rolleyes: :angrywoman: I explained there is a reason masks have been mandatory here for months in businesses, etc. She responded that it is hard to social distance in stores and that is why masks are required. I explained how the molecules can stay suspended in the air for at least 7 minutes and how many places had special ventilation/air system requirements they had to meet in order to have customers inside for restaurants. I'm guessing our house systems probably were not up to code. I keep reminding her that all my friends have been wearing mask when visiting family. One of my friends even invited me to a social distancing bon fire and mentioned if we need to enter the house to use the bathroom we need to bring a mask to wear. They did this to protect their family who was in the house, etc. Why are we not taking it seriously? Everyone I know has been taking precautions and we need to, too. She finally thanked me for reexplaining things, and she understood now. But holy cow. All of this left me so emotionally exhausted, frustrated, and hurt.

I've also asked her to keep her distance from me because she had been going over to her friends without a mask after the son had visited. Sometimes she is almost breathing down my neck grabbing something close to me while I'm in the kitchen. She said she would be more mindful. This morning though she wanted to use the microwave and was within three feet of me facing me. I moved and told her she needs to let me know if she needs me to move as she was within three feet of me and needs to keep 6 ft. for now.


With feeling so down lately, I finally made a post about graduating, my honors, and the wildlife biology award I received on facebook. Figured it was time. I also mentioned if anyone would like to get me a goodie to help me celebrate they are welcome to and how gardening is the only thing keeping me sane, which is almost everything on my wishlist. A few things came already, which has helped lift me up, for a little bit at least. I'm trying to focus on the positives that people care and were cheering for me.


One of my classmate friends from community college, who now works at the college, is excited to mention me at a staff meeting as one of their success stories. :bawling2::heartshape:
I don't need to tie my masks, they have elastic that slips over my ears and I wear glasses. I keep them hanging on my front door door knob so I won't forget them and keep a spare in my car.
 

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On my mind;

I can't tell you how deeply thrilled and grateful I am that there are people in this world who consider it important, vital and viable to highlight the people on the ground in the new television series Tough As Nails.

The competitors strength of heart, their depth of soul, and their unbending love of family and country, --this is MY worldview.

The series celebrates every-day people who work long hard hours and get their hands dirty in order to keep their country running, and who feel that the calluses on their hands are a badge of honor.

They'll be tested on their strength, endurance, life skills and mental toughness in competitions that take place at real world job sites. The series was created by Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan (THE AMAZING RACE) and his producing partner, Louise Keoghan.

With a little extra tip of the hat to the women;
Lady welder
Drywaller
Lady farmer
Marine Corps Veteran
Lady Deputy Sheriff
Scaffolder
Firefighter
Airlines Gate Agent
Lady commercial fisherman
Lady ironworker
Forestry Tech
Roofer

The competition work in the premier episode;
Laying bricks
Moving bags of concrete in wheelbarrows through a maze
Building railroad track
Shoveling coal
 
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I'm just wondering why I"m the only person alive on this earth that has one problem after another. Now I'm noticing a huge battery drain on my iPhone 11 Pro which I need desperately so I can make money and stay alive (you know food and shelter). Ugh What a nightmare
If you regularly discharge the battery to below 33%, it may die faster ...
 

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Classes are going to be online for the rest of the year. We won't know what's going to happen in January 2021 until about October I think. Guess I'll be stuck inside until Christmas. And I can kiss all the friendships I made goodbye. At least summer school is almost over and my grades are pretty good so if I keep this up, I can pass with a decent average.

I'm wondering why the reviews on some business are vastly different from customer to customer. I ordered some air plants online and I am just now checking the reviews on this plant business. They are absolutely horrible and if I had seen them before I bought the peace lily and the pothos, maybe I wouldn't have invested in the company. People complained about the wrong plants being shipped, absurdly poor customer service, unhealthy plants, 2 months just for items to ship, and the list goes on. But my first order from them was perfectly fine which is why I ordered a second time. They shipped in a timely manner, the plants were healthy and packaged well. So, I'm really confused. Fingers crossed the air plants arrive healthy.
 
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I just found out that my graduation ceremony has been canceled completely. I understand why-it's too unsafe at this point. I won't lie and say I'm not disappointed, though.

I have my degrees-that's what matters.
Bummer :( Mine was supposed to be rescheduled for the fall, but I highly doubt it will happen with how everything is going. Safety is important right now.

My old college is also planning for in-person classes in fall, but not sure how that will work because 90% of the student body lives on campus, but also goes home almost every single weekend... That seems like it would complicate things to me.

Congrats again on your graduation. It has felt really weird and unreal for me that a graduation ceremony hasn't happened. But you're right, we both have our degrees now, and that is what matters.

I'm wondering why the reviews on some business are vastly different from customer to customer. I ordered some air plants online and I am just now checking the reviews on this plant business. They are absolutely horrible and if I had seen them before I bought the peace lily and the pothos, maybe I wouldn't have invested in the company. People complained about the wrong plants being shipped, absurdly poor customer service, unhealthy plants, 2 months just for items to ship, and the list goes on. But my first order from them was perfectly fine which is why I ordered a second time. They shipped in a timely manner, the plants were healthy and packaged well. So, I'm really confused. Fingers crossed the air plants arrive healthy.
What is the ratio of positive to negative reviews? Some people do have bad experiences, but some people have good. I seem to have really good luck and do not receive things broken or damaged, etc. Sometimes I get nervous, too, reading reviews. It is more likely for someone to leave a review if they are unhappy about something though. You had a really good first order, the next one may be like that, too. If not, contact customer service and see what they are willing to do. Often they will be willing to do something about it to avoid a negative review. I'm excited to see your new plants when they come!
 

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I never let it get below 50% so that is't why.
then this means that the controller inside the battery has deteriorated ... or the smartphone began to consume more energy due to a malfunction in the software ... or the connection quality deteriorated and the smartphone is working with overload ...
 

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Classes are going to be online for the rest of the year. We won't know what's going to happen in January 2021 until about October I think. Guess I'll be stuck inside until Christmas. And I can kiss all the friendships I made goodbye. At least summer school is almost over and my grades are pretty good so if I keep this up, I can pass with a decent average.

I'm wondering why the reviews on some business are vastly different from customer to customer. I ordered some air plants online and I am just now checking the reviews on this plant business. They are absolutely horrible and if I had seen them before I bought the peace lily and the pothos, maybe I wouldn't have invested in the company. People complained about the wrong plants being shipped, absurdly poor customer service, unhealthy plants, 2 months just for items to ship, and the list goes on. But my first order from them was perfectly fine which is why I ordered a second time. They shipped in a timely manner, the plants were healthy and packaged well. So, I'm really confused. Fingers crossed the air plants arrive healthy.
many reviews are written for those who want to discredit competitors ...
 

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then this means that the controller inside the battery has deteriorated ... or the smartphone began to consume more energy due to a malfunction in the software ... or the connection quality deteriorated and the smartphone is working with overload ...
The phone is less then a month new. Battery health is 100% Sorry I thought you saw all my other posts about this phone on here
 

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I know Android phones have a battery thing where you can check which apps are using battery, and how much. Hopefully iPhones have the same thing. You can check it and see if one of your apps is draining the battery.
 

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I just find it odd that a new iPhone drains of battery faster than the 6S does. I've had 6S since it was first released and at only 78%. I used it a lot more then I the new one. Use same apps. Can run the same apps side by side and the iphone 11 Pro drains in less than an hour whereas the 6S is still at full charge up battery (not the battery health) for an additional hour. If I didn't need the blasted iPhone for one of my work related apps I'd have stuck with my Samsung.

BTW: where do you find int on Android? I want to compare the two
 

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Yes, that reminds me. Have you downloaded many apps? My phones when over a certain amount of space used will lose battery very rapidly. Usually 3/4 or more of storage used up. Clearing data/cache off apps, removing pictures and apps, has helped me. Just in case, might be worth checking.
 

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Yes, that reminds me. Have you downloaded many apps? My phones when over a certain amount of space used will lose battery very rapidly. Usually 3/4 or more of storage used up. Clearing data/cache off apps, removing pictures and apps, has helped me. Just in case, might be worth checking.
I haven't downloaded any apps but the one for my security cams and my work related app. I still have 64 GB of space available on the phone
 

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I would like to know who to contact here in Southern Ontario for people not social distancing. For the second day in a row now, the field over by my old high school has had a soccer game going on for hours and there are at least 60 people over there doing various activities. Aside from the soccer game, I saw a full contact wrestling match and people in the bleachers sitting close to each other not social distancing. There are people walking on the track and riding their bikes, sitting in the grass, etc. Doesn't look safe to me. I know we can expand our circle or whatever but there are just too many people over there and I highly doubt they are all related.
 

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I ordered some air plants online and I am just now checking the reviews on this plant business. They are absolutely horrible and if I had seen them before I bought the peace lily and the pothos, maybe I wouldn't have invested in the company. People complained about the wrong plants being shipped, absurdly poor customer service, unhealthy plants, 2 months just for items to ship, and the list goes on.
I take reviews with a grain of salt in many cases. MOST people who have excellent service don't bother to post reviews, so they're sometimes (often) skewed towards the negative. I've been ordering used books from an online source for YEARS now. It has had some horrible reviews, but in over 300 orders, I've only had to contact customer service 3 times, and each time my issue was resolved immediately.
 
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