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Marilee J. Layman

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04:48 pm: The Snow is Still White...
... which is unusual even this soon after the snow. Some of our parking lot is snowless, and some people are back to long walks for their dogs. I commented back to a comment earlier this week that when Spirit and I got up after a nap, we saw animal footprints on the porch, and it had come to the sliding glass door to look in. The snow close to the sliding glass door has melted, but it's left sort of donut-shaped snow hills around the footprints.

I found Saturday's paper today -- the snow had melted enough on my side of the stoop (with the help of the melted snow dripping down from the stoop roof) for me to see the end of the yellow bag. It was just off the stoop.

I emailed Kaiser to see if they had the H1N1 vaccine, because I hadn't heard anything, and my doctor's nurse called back and said they had it today and I should come in, but I repeated that I probably can't get out for a week or so. He said to call the day I can come in because some days they have it, some days they don't.

The WashPost has a tech guy who answers questions in a column on Sundays, and yesterday he answered one about how to use an iPhone in the winter. Turns out the screen requires your touch to conduct electricity, so you either don't wear gloves, wear gloves which have tips that can be pulled off, or wear gloves that are made to conduct electricity from your fingers. Since even during the summer my hands are too dry to conduct electricity, it's a good thing I don't want an iPhone.

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From:pameladean
Date:December 21st, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I thought about you when Eric and I went to get ours. The Minnesota Department of Health decided that, since the turnout from high-risk groups had been smaller than expected, the vaccine should just be offered to everybody. We stood in line for two and a half hours. (Eric is a substitute teacher and really needed to be vaccinated, and I figured I might as well reduce the risk of infecting all the people I know who don't have any health insurance.) But one would have had to be in pretty good health to stand in that line for so long. I had forgotten my water bottle and was feeling a bit punky, but the volunteers came around with 12-oz bottles of water. The crowd was mostly young parents with three or four kids.

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From:mjlayman
Date:December 21st, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
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I qualify for three of the 25-64 age elements: asthma, kidneys, and immunosuppressed. When I can go and they have it, I'll just check in and pay a co-pay and the nurse will give it to me. I won't have to wait in line, thank Ghu.
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From:pameladean
Date:December 21st, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
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I'd hoped that different arrangements would be in place for people in high-risk groups. That's good.

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