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Welp - here we are again.
Warning - Non-political but impassioned plea contained within.
Just helped our CEO make an announcement that we are back over 100% capacity and are stopping surgeries again.
"You are going to get to wait for that procedure [back surgery, etc] because we don't have a bed, because it is filled with an unvaccinated person with COVID."
Unless it's a direct and immediate threat to your life...you're going to wait and hope you don't need the ICU.
Thankfully my sister just had her shoulder surgery on Tuesday, though she was only in the hospital for a day.
I think the last I heard was that we were are 92% unvaccinated COVID patients in the ICU.
He said it really well.
"I'm not impatient with the individual who has chosen not to get the vaccine, I'm impatient with the situation."
Man alive, why are we back here...
This isn't political, BTW. It's something that's uncomfortable to hear, but factual and benign in political nature.
For those who are waiting to get it? Data's in - it's safe. Get the vaccine.
For those who are holding out for some issue of pride or team allegiance? Suck it up, get the vaccine...those team leaders did a long time ago.
For those with deep institutional distrust? What do you need as evidence to convince you? Who will you listen to? Will anything convince you? Seriously, I would love to know.
For those afraid of needles? I'll buy you a sucker for when you are done and allow you to curse my name during the shot.
FYI we are not treating and have not treated a serious case of vaccine-related complication. They are far FAR FAAAAAAR rarer and less likely (and less severe) than COVID.
Yes, they do exist and it IS a potential risk. The risk is about the size of a pea in comparison to a full-ton diesel truck...with 5th wheel trailer when compared to COVID.
The data will never be 100% clear, it never EVER is. The data is clear in as much as it can reduce decision uncertainty to a negligible amount. That's as good as you can hope for.
Birthday was had
I felt pretty good about it. Thanks for the good advice everyone. I basically just checked out of work and what those opinions mean to me and focused more on my daughter who with I share a birthday.
Then cookout with a few friends and their families. It was nice to be hanging out with friends again and realized how much I missed it, even though it wasn't the pandemic that was the real factor.
Thanks to the oppos that reached out as well. Much appreciated.
If anyone was wondering, I got a new camp mattress for my gift. My wife must have timed the supply issues great because the price jumped way up since she bought it. I've been trying out different sleep systems for a while and never found something that worked, with lots of tossing and turning and or sore hips. This thing is nearly 5 inches thick and is air-supported. Looking forward to trying it out (maybe tonight).
Kinda pissed. personal rant
So I've been sleeping in my den, not eating with my family, not going into work and basically following best practices for if you've been exposed to a known COVID patient. That patient was an in-law that I was helping Saturday during a family crisis. They needed me and I showed up. No one wore masks based on the nature of the emergency. I can't make them do it, but I should have in spite of my faith in my 1st dose of the vaccine, which turns out is only really 50/50. I should have done better. Mea Culpa on that one.
I heard Sunday that they had tested positive. They felt really bad about adding to the troubles, obviously.
So I've suffered for a few days, waiting on a test result which I got this morning - NEGATIVE - when I can move out of the basement. So good news Alfalfa...there was pretty much zero risks on Monday's drive anyway since we never got near each other...but now you know!
I texted my in-law to let them know the good news, as I know they felt bad about it, and felt grateful for my help on Saturday. They were happy to hear it, then said that they were happy they were also done with their 10-day quarantine.
THEY WERE ON CAUTIONARY QUARANTINE ON SATURDAY! THEY HAD ALREADY HAD SOME SYMPTOMS AND WERE JUST WAITING ON TEST RESULTS! No mask, no efforts, didn't even bloody say anything when I asked if they wanted me to walk with them and drive them around in the day to help.
THEY WERE ALSO INSIDE AND IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH MY MOM AND HER UN-WELL HUSBAND ALL FREAKING DAY!!!
...The hell does quarantine mean to you?! They are going through some tough times right now with the original family crisis, so I certainly don't want to pile it on but What. The. Hell.
If my mom or her husband gets sick I'm going to be pissed.
Things I wasn't expecting to see on my evening commute
Mad Props RolyPolyRob. Mad props.
(his insta was stickered to the side)
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RE: Anyone use Mileswise or Drivewise style auto insurance? You know... The things that track you and all that jazz?
@dr-zoidberg is been my experience with people that use them that your rates won't go down and might go up.
RE: I still don't understand electrics
@powderhound FYI, testing a relay is easy. Get a 9v battery, some alligator clips and try and complete the coil circuit. I.e. in the case of this relay
Put the positive from the battery on 1 and tap the negative to 2, you should hear a click. You can reverse the polarity too...doesn't matter with this one. That only tests that the relay is functional though, not that the pin configuration is right for the application.
RE: I still don't understand electrics
@powderhound If the relay required needs pins 2-4 to close the circuit and 1-3 to energize the coil, then the one you have in there shouldn't work at all.
The one in there has pins 3-4 closing and 1-2 energizing.
Right now the switch would be sending power to a coil that will be open circuit.