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veen  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yearly Hubski Check In.

I'm here, checking in every day for as long as I can remember, but I don't often reply. Chat is nice and low-key. I feel like I've found maybe one twentieth the number of good articles the past year, so I don't have as much to share or read or say, which is a bummer.

Things are bland. Or heart-breaking. Or both. We still have a long way to go until normal people can get a shot, and the next months are not going to be nice so I'm dreading that. I got myself undeep nasal antigen tests and have rarely felt more conflicted about spending money on my personal health.





goldbludgeon  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah I know how you feel. The content of the internet has been over saturated with easy to digest click-bait. Since everyone has been inside, and is online even more than normal I figured that this place would be bumping. I guess not. That's okay though. I like our little corner of the internet.

Things have been mainly the same with the wife and me. Biggest change in my life is that we acquired two cats right before the pandemic hit which, unbeknownst to me at the time, was the greatest thing we could have asked for. I'm pretty sure they kept us sane through all the isolation. My wife and I did end up contracting COVID, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. It wasn't a fun experience, and parts of my body hurt that I didn't know were capable of hurting.

Other than that it's been an easy going year so far. Looking forward to when everyone has their shot and things get back to a semblance of normal. Hope you all are doing well!

steve  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    My wife and I did end up contracting COVID, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. It wasn't a fun experience, and parts of my body hurt that I didn't know were capable of hurting.

I’m so sorry to hear that. We’ve been lucky so far. One of my kids tested positive after two of the others had mild colds, so we just assume three of them had it. We did a lot of weird in-house isolation stuff and managed to keep the rest of us Covid free... which is miraculous. I hope you don’t have any lingering symptoms.

goldbludgeon  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Other than a cough I can't quite get rid....we are doing very well. Thanks for the concern!

thenewgreen  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad to hear that you and your family have made it through largely unscathed. We are finally all vaxed up in our home. My wife as a physician, myself as a volunteer and our au pair as a childcare provider all managed to get the shot. It feels nice to know that our household is safer now. We will still continue to mask up, used hand sanitizer and socially distance. But, it's a good feeling.

I hope you and the kiddos are doing well, Steve-o. Any new songs from your daughter? That last one still blows my mind. So talented!