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Sure nice to hear about you all staying healthy. Social distancing has changed everything I do. Spent Easter weekend self quarantine because co-worker had a temperature. My son has Type 1 diabetes. I cant chance carrying virus from the past fourteen days to him. They say I and my work are essential. Its Abbott Laboratories, yea, we make infant formulas and medical nutritionals. Same corporation that came up with the 10 minute covid -19 test (Chicago). Family is back together as of Monday, co-worker tested negative. Work goes on but we cant talk in person, six feet is minimum ten feet is the norm. We are covered in hair nets, mask, nitrate gloves and captive shoes and uniforms. Because of the distancing we pretty much communicate by company issued radio. I always felt like a number but now we are more like robots.
I was trying to get out more. I was practicing a part in a musical but that got canceled. Uke fest in Lansing is postponed. Had planed to see Samantha Fish and Kenny Wayne Shepard at Sweetwaters as well as Gear Fest. They have not canceled yet but I cant see that any sizable crowd can assemble until there's a vaccine. I was going to lead a uke class for 4H Exploration Days held the the Michigan State University late June, but thats been canceled. Sure looking forward to good times again.
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Glad to hear you and your family are ok. Our neighborhood is pretty quiet, life hasn't changed for us much, just staying home except for a weekly trip for groceries and occasional errands. The pandemic is changing the way we do things. Our bi-weekly small group bible studies are now online via Zoom. Nice to keep in touch. One of our members is an ER nurse working in the Covid-19 unit. Her life is pretty stressful and exhausting, different perspective.
When the chips are down the buffalo move on.
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I am getting so many projects done, projects I didn't even know were projects.  And, wonder of wonders, each project completed reveals one or more additional projects.  I see on FB people showing off their baking, their camper modifications, landscaping.  Are y'all being super creative? 
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Well, doing fine here, there's no end to the interesting activities I do everyday. Just this morning I watched Shaggy (a squirrel) leaping and bounding around a tree chasing Courtney (another squirrel). Then Billy ( a rabbit) started thumping with his hind leg on the ground to warn squirmy little Wammer Jammer (a smaller rabbit) that Kenny (a red tailed hawk) was sitting in a tree. Suddenly, Bluegrass and Hoosier Bear (2 chipmunks) came tearing through the yard with Ala-bam (stray cat) in hot pursuit! Fortunately, Big Sarge (bulldog) had escaped his yard and ran Ala-bam off. A few minutes later Craig and Elmore (a pair of Pileated woodpeckers) descended on our bird feeder, scaring off Nana Blue and Bill (doves). Afterward, I got out my leaf blower and blew off the patio and re-filled the bird feeders. Just as I finished, 12 String (possum) snuck up to the oak tree looking for acorns. So, pretty exciting here! I'll be keeping an eye out for Kymojo (Japanese raccoon) the rest of the day. He likes to climb the shepherds hooks searching for sunflower seeds.
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Nice one Rick 👍
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Excellent Rick, everyone needs a laugh during this situation, and you nailed it!
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A laugh? Oh, I thought everybody named the critters in their yard. Update. A duck pair has been hanging around, must be nesting season. The female flew into our picture window. I've never seen that before. She walked it off. The twins, Sassy and Mac (cats) missed the excitement so neighbor Dave brought some catnip over for them. Betty stuffed some into a golf ball sized wiffle ball and now the circus is indoors!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoosierbear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2020 at 8:43pm
Good to hear from you Train. Glad all is well. Rick I'm happy to be a chipmonk, could've been a skunk. Just to keep it all real, my son has serious heart issues from covid so please stay home and let's hope we can get together at th Bean.
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In all seriousness, ok here. Betty retired just in time to stay at home. I get out once a week for groceries, still managed to get to the auto parts store twice, had a tire fixed at the tire store, picked up carry-out a few times, been to Lowes, so not locked in but everyone is being careful. Waiting for warmer weather so we can hike in the parks. Don't feel cooped up, see the neighbors more regularly, walk the block almost every day, lots of folks out walking, biking, working in their yard. I don't hear much traffic noise these days, that's a plus. I have been playing in 2 bands, so not getting together with those guys yet, we lost about 5 gigs this spring and no open mics for about 7 weeks now. 3 festivals coming up, all cancelled or postponed, BMW national motorcycle rally cancelled till June 2021, a few other regional rallys cancelled too. So not going anywhere. On the positive side, I had a great time at the Brown County Ukulele festival with Michael August and about 250 close friends at the Brown County Inn in January. Played with Jon Hall (mando, banjo, dobro player) at Mardi Gras, it was a blast. Also sat in for a friend with a mostly rock band in March. A few weeks ago another bandmate and I hosted a blues show 8 ft apart in his driveway. It was a warm sunny day and we were amped so a few folks brough lawn chairs and stayed to listen. Paul likes to entertain his neighbors. That was my last gig. I haven't been playing much harmonica but a lot of ukulele and slide guitars. Plenty to do in the yard and a few chores in the house along with the daily critter watch. There are a lot of opportunities to do live streaming open mics here in Indy, havin't yet joined in. What are y'all doing?
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Update I didn't win the solo flute song, I am going to the studio record my next album in a few minutes,Sunday One World Music Radio I was featured artist then Tuesday the top 100 play charts came out I made the top twenty list did I forget to mention I was #1 , been contacted by by the Pope Wow Poet to do a project with him.
The way it kind of looks Europe likes more than here.
Ken



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