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Old 03-16-2020, 11:14 PM   #101
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:50 PM   #102
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NH is now on lock down as far as restaurants and bars go, take out only. I'm guessing this is because of all the people who are ignoring the social distancing recomendation.
Nope. It's to prevent the folks from the south where there is a lock down from coming to NH to celebrate St Patrick's Day and bringing their virus with them. This issue was on NH TV tonight. You probably didn't see it in Waltham.
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Nope. It's to prevent the folks from the south where there is a lock down from coming to NH to celebrate St Patrick's Day and bringing their virus with them. This issue was on NH TV tonight. You probably didn't see it in Waltham.
Is that real news or fake news?

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Sounds like NH. Always worried about people from MA spending their $$$ in NH🤪.

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NBC Sports Bostonís website is playing the remaining Celtic games on NBAY2K and posting the resulting box score and ďstoryĒ on their web app, ďMy TeamsĒ. Sad that Iím driven to this to get my sports fix. Now Iím starting to wish theyíd do it with hockey. So saaad!


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NBC Sports Boston’s website is playing the remaining Celtic games on NBAY2K and posting the resulting box score and “story” on their web app, “My Teams”. Sad that I’m driven to this to get my sports fix. Now I’m starting to wish they’d do it with hockey. So saaad!


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NBC Sports Boston’s website is playing the remaining Celtic games on NBAY2K and posting the resulting box score and “story” on their web app, “My Teams”. Sad that I’m driven to this to get my sports fix. Now I’m starting to wish they’d do it with hockey. So saaad!


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I thought the NBA was postponed...so you mean they are actually playing other NBA teams according to their schedule and streaming them From their web site?
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Sheltering at home with my wife and making trips to the store for necessities.
Also patronizing the local Irish Pub (Kathleenís Irish Pub in Bristol) with a take-out New England boiled dinner later this afternoon! 🍀🍀🍀
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I'm working from home (by which I mean, came up to the lake with my husband, also working from home) and watching the ice melt. We brought our Apple TV so we can watch shows, and I brought a stack of books and cross stitch.

My work advised me to plan for 6-8 weeks of remote work, so if that holds true I look forward to kayaking and some lesser known hikes where I never run into anyone.
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No Hillcountry they are playing the games on the Video game NBA2k and then reporting the results and box scores on their app just like they were real games.


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She could be working from home, and then just send you a bill!
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Right now for my sanity, the only store I hope doesn't close beside the essential stores, is Home Depot.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:18 AM   #114
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Default ...... fixing the dock!

In Meredith you got to check out that Middleton Lumber Yard way down the south end of Main St. They have a new huge store, stocked up big, with great stuff and decent prices ..... including access to aluminum docks and dock items that get delivered to Meredith.
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Lucky to retire to the Lakes Region.

Still work from home, e-conferenceing, virtual office setting is a godsend.
Lots of volunteer activities, commissioner for NH Deaf and Hard of Hearing, member of Deaf Interpreter License Board, volunteer for NH Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Various non profit board of directors. Lots of great services!

Plenty of physical activities! Walking, hiking, skiing, (water and snow), boating, kayaking, snowshoeing etc. RVing locally, but soon nationally and possible Canada as well!

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Wink ...... gong it way away!

Yesterday afternoon was shopping at Ocean State Job Lot in Meredith and the entire store had like just two customers inside. For just 7.99 I got a very nice, large wind chime that you hang outdoors, and it gongs beautiful soothing mellow chimes that are warranted to keep the coronavirus away from you and your home.

G-g-g-gong-gong-gong ......... g-g-g-goodbye goodbye bye-bye corona virus! The virus ....... it get gonged away from the big lake! ......

The answer my friend is gonging in the wind ...

32 years before I was born, both of my grandparents, ages 28 & 30, my 4-year old dad's parents, died in December 1918, in Boston, in the world wide flu pandemic of 1918-1919 ...... so's I think of them now when I hear this wind chime gonging.
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I just finished my 3rd book since I started this thread on the 14th. 2 in the last 2 days. Iíd forgotten how much I like reading!!!!!


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Just mailed a check to my broker to put in my account.

Hope to follow the market, estimate when it has neared the bottom, then buy a variety of equities and wait for the bounce back.

Buy low, sell high.

No doubt millions of others are doing the same (anyone who has extra money and is willing to take the risk probably should consider doing so).

I was too timid back when thinks tanked over a decade ago: I still kick myself for not buying Ford when it was trading at 1 7/8 a share.
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Even if your family has no relationship to Ohio (but especially if it does!)- Must read:
David McCullough's "The Pioneers"
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I’m rereading Truman right now. The Pioneers will be next. Thanks!


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I’ll take a look at them. If they are fiction I might give them a try. I haven’t been able to read non-fiction for a lot of years. I tried “Killing Patton” but thought it was too much work for too little new information.


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cleaned and organized my studio, did some painting, working on learning our new way of living. My husband and I are both "high risk" so we are hunkering down, not going out at all and will not for a long time. I"m going to start a journal about all this as I like to write too. Struggling with taking this all in. But all in all, I"m keeping busy and trying to focus on staying positive and strong.
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Being grateful for this website and being able to visit and chat and read the treasure trove of info here, as always.


With my age and things my Longtime Primary Care Doctor has advised and told me to stay at home while the Pandemic is upon us. I can still help by listening, by phone calls and the internet here at home.


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Just mailed a check to my broker to put in my account.

Hope to follow the market, estimate when it has neared the bottom, then buy a variety of equities and wait for the bounce back.

Buy low, sell high.

No doubt millions of others are doing the same (anyone who has extra money and is willing to take the risk probably should consider doing so).

I was too timid back when thinks tanked over a decade ago: I still kick myself for not buying Ford when it was trading at 1 7/8 a share.
Yes, my guess is many are doing the same. We are.
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Yes, my guess is many are doing the same. We are.
I would be interested to know the percentage of Americans that has "extra" money to invest in the market.

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We had my brothers and their families over last night. My son and his girlfriend came up from Cambridge. Great food, drink and company. With all this cabin fever, everyone was in a partying mood. Don't tell anyone, but we had 12 people at our home. I hope we didn't break any laws!

I broke a tooth last Tuesday, and got my dentist to see me on this upcoming Tuesday. As of right now, I have a regularly scheduled doctor's appointment on Thursday for my annual physical. I went to Laconia Clinic on Friday for bloodwork. The Clinic was pretty empty.
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Talking about a 6am run to a market for some supplies...been eating venison and landlocked salmon from the freezer...would welcome a good ol’ bacon cheeseburger about now! I heard that the Tilton stores are only opening early for seniors on Tuesday. Going to be plowing 6-10” of snow Tuesday morning if the forecast pans out...walking the dog several times a day on our remote property...plenty of “social distance” between us and neighbors...
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Probably nowhere near it should be but then again not many are disciplined enough to live below their means and save. This is why there is a growing wealth gap in this country.
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Probably nowhere near it should be but then again not many are disciplined enough to live below their means and save. This is why there is a growing wealth gap in this country.
You know we'll disagree on the reason for the wage gap, so I'll leave it at agreeing with "nowhere near it should be."

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All of you would have been safe if there had been only 10. As soon as you added the 11th, all were doomed. You probably should have had two at a time sit outside, six feet apart, with someone inside appointed to rotate people in and out regularly. But, wait! All may have been safe if the extra two were inside, but all were six feet apart. Hmmm... maybe?? I'll bet there is a new phone app that would use the GPS on visitors' phones, all linked in a local net, track separation distances in real time, and buzz the phones that encroached on separation distance. Arrrgh!! How long have I been this way?
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Just to clarify - I said wealth gap not wage gap.

You do not need to have a big wage to save and thus generate wealth. However saving is required and that takes discipline.
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....Back to the original topic. We are staying home except for a weekly early morning trip to Market Basket, regular walks with our dogs, and working in the yard when weather permits. Happy (?) Spring to all. 🐻
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Yes, my guess is many are doing the same. We are.
We had some good luck in the last recession. We got a good tip on Las Vegas Sands. We bought it for around three dollars a share and sold it at around $60. That was a really great tip! That one stock gave us enough money to be able to move to Florida.

Anybody have some really good suggestions as to what theyíre putting their money in this time around? Weíve never been risk averse, even though weíre at the age that we should be.
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We had some good luck in the last recession. We got a good tip on Las Vegas Sands. We bought it for around three dollars a share and sold it at around $60. That was a really great tip! That one stock gave us enough money to be able to move to Florida.

Anybody have some really good suggestions as to what theyíre putting their money in this time around? Weíve never been risk averse, even though weíre at the age that we should be.
Last time around utilities were in demand because of the reliable dividends and low returns on CD's and T-bills. The result was that stodgy things became growth stocks (NEE, AEP, etc) That may be true again. Historically, utilities traded more like bonds, but when interest rates are really low, reliable dividends are important. I follow "Morningstar Dividend Investor."
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After a 10 days of cleaning, painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, I'm struggling to get self motivated.
I have two homes and lots of things to do but it seams endless without the normal socialization and it's getting tiresome.
My Home Depot and Amazon bills are going to be going to be very large next month!
I'm getting a lot done but I can't wait to get back to a normal busy.
With that said, I'm off to the bathroom to re-grout and paint, fun,fun,fun?
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My wife is having ďdrinks with the girlsĒ once a week using the free ZOOM app. 6 or 7 participants and goes for the full 40 min of alloyed free time. I was going to do it with my friends but figured the call would last 5 min before we ran out of things to say.


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When I started to work from home a few weeks ago I had already set up my own desk, chair and monitors in my wifeís WFH office. But after a week I decided to move my stuff to my own space. Itís difficult to share a space 24 hours a day. I spend a lot of time on the phone and it was too distracting for my wife. Weíre now on opposite ends of the house and itís much better. And then after work we do all our other stuff together. Itís good practice for when we retire.

The real question was about how our golden would react. How was she going to deal with the distancing? Other than the first hour Molly has been by my side except when Iím in the bathroom and then she goes to my wife and makes whining noises. Itís nice to be missed!
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When I started to work from home a few weeks ago I had already set up my own desk, chair and monitors in my wifeís WFH office. But after a week I decided to move my stuff to my own space. Itís difficult to share a space 24 hours a day. I spend a lot of time on the phone and it was too distracting for my wife. Weíre now on opposite ends of the house and itís much better. And then after work we do all our other stuff together. Itís good practice for when we retire.

The real question was about how our golden would react. How was she going to deal with the distancing? Other than the first hour Molly has been by my side except when Iím in the bathroom and then she goes to my wife and makes whining noises. Itís nice to be missed!
YUP! Having mutual time working at home with my significant other has proven THIS to be so!
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Life is too short to allow yourself to get bored, but itís difficult to figure out something productive to do thatís manageable. Since weíre supposed to be in isolation pretty much, doing something for others is a challenge. I have thought about knitting hats for cancer patients, but donít have enough materials except for a few. If I decide to organize my spices alphabetically, then itís time for the loony bin! Any positive suggestions are welcome. Canít do heavy lifting.
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Life is too short to allow yourself to get bored, but itís difficult to figure out something productive to do thatís manageable. Since weíre supposed to be in isolation pretty much, doing something for others is a challenge. I have thought about knitting hats for cancer patients, but donít have enough materials except for a few. If I decide to organize my spices alphabetically, then itís time for the loony bin! Any positive suggestions are welcome. Canít do heavy lifting.
We've been remotely meeting with family, reading books, taking long walks, and enjoying cooking and playing games.

Another thing I've really enjoyed is pulling out old CDs and sitting and listening to them like I've not been able to do in a long while (in another life, I was an A/V salesman).

Finally, my kids have been out in the back yard for a long while creating their own "camps" with extra tarps and hammocks.

There's no doubt that this is horrible in most respects, but it's really reminded me of the simple joys I used to love.

Take care, friend.

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Anyone else worried about putting on the "COVID-19"? My daughter is home and bakes cookies, muffins, brownies, etc. almost everyday. Too easy to stop work and take a quick snack break!
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My question is, why arenít they already in alphabetical order?!



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I've been walking around the house for the last three weeks asking my husband what day it is.

Last night I said, You know, I need those underpants I used to have when I was a little girl with hearts and the days of the week on them-

He looked at me and said: you'd be wearing the wrong day anyway, it doesn't matter.

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This got me thinking. I have a ton of old cassette tapes from the 70ís that I have always wanted to digitize. Now Iíve got the time. I have an old cassette deck & an old tuner. Now I need a analog to digital gizmo to connect to my computer. Ahhh, more time I can waste on the internet searching.



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I'm on book #14 of the Vince Flynn (author) Mitch Rapp series which was recommended in another thread on this forum by another member. Thanks!!

Was able to download most of them via Libby app from my library and others were found on eBay as a partial set of paperbacks. Great read.
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200 year old house and barn, so no shortage of things to do
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Thumbs up ..... local tennis is happening

All the local public tennis courts, today-Tuesday April 14 had tennis players, playing tennis. Holderness, and Moultonborough had just two people, each, and Meredith had about ten players on their six courts.

Today was a sunny, warm, beautiful day to go hit those tennis courts, and a great day for the race! .....

Fun physical outdoor sports, sunshine, and warmer weather are the arch enemy of the covid-19 virus. Is impossible to catch it while is so much fun smashing a tennis ball ..... backhand ..... forehand ..... overhead ..... or a drop~shot ..... tennis to the rescue!
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Say-hey ...... here's a fun, interesting read about a couple riding out the coronavirus scare, stuck on their 40' catamaran, the Sea Fox, about 650' off a deserted beach in the Bahamas with lots of related visual links to keep you interested.

'The Seas as the Ultimate Coronavirus Isolation? Not. So. Fast.' by Peter Wilson, NY Times, Saturday. April 18, 2020

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