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    North Carolina
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    Pottery and Glass Collecting, Travel, Sports, Wine, History
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  1. Good afternoon to all the cheery posters, hosts, list-keepers, drink and recipe ladies. We had our second shots this morning, and I'm feeling such a sigh of relief. We will not change anything we have been doing, but I still feel relieved. Thanks for all the pictures, cartoons, tidbits of information and wisdom and for the overall grounded feeling I have from checking in every day. Cindy
  2. Oh, Roy, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers that you can be comforted by many fond memories. Please take care of yourself. Cindy
  3. Good morning. Rich, isn’t this the day you’re getting your first shot? I hope it goes well - I know it will. I have some cocktail napkins That say duct tape is like wine - it fixes everything! Be safe everyone and keep up the good cheer.
  4. @XBGuy, the video is unbelievable! I wish I knew your secret.
  5. Since our first jabs were at a community event at the Panthers Stadium, we got our second appointments when we successfully got appointments to get into the Stadium event, because the joint effort by the hospital system, the Panthers owner and Honeywell (who supplied the IT and logistics) will be a repeat at the stadium again the end of February. I am relieved to not have to deal with any more uncertainty than necessary. I'm trying to figure out how I can thank the remarkable people involved - from the first people directing us into the correct lane of traffic to all the workers e
  6. I remember back over 20 years ago when I took my first Mediterranean Cruise, when my co-workers had to take some of my phone calls while I was on vacation, they decided to respond to callers asking for me by saying, "She's abroad." I'm definitely in the spunky, old broad group now, and I'm honored to be here and have earned every bit of it, but oh, what I would give to be abroad! The eternal optimist in me reassures me that we'll be back there at some point.
  7. Good morning, everyone. I was up at the crack of dawn today getting ready to head to work and the news said the huge community vaccination event at our Carolina Panthers Stadium had just opened up some more slots at the previously booked-up event. It was about 5:30 AM when I called the appointment number, and they were able to schedule DH and me for our first shot this morning. We had appointments for about a month from now, but they were happy to schedule us anyway. The event included a lot of appointments for people to actually go into the stadium, but ours were for a drive-through. It
  8. @Cruising-along, I don't know the Jigzone ones - I'll have to look that up. I am at my office now so I'm not sure what mine is, and I also like the mosaics. My least favorites are plates of salad or cheese or other food. @XBGuy, I am so envious of the hummingbirds all at the feeder together. Our birds have gone away for the winter, but before they left, they were definitely territorial. Maybe when they come back in the spring, they will be pandemic deniers like yours!
  9. Happy Friday to everyone. I love most kinds of puzzles, and since I am a numbers gal, I have to make myself do some word puzzles just to keep things balanced out. I have a jigsaw puzzle app on my i-pad because I don't have a good table with a bright enough light to put out a real puzzle. I like the ones on the i-pad, but they can be very addicting, because they make a little sound when the piece fits. My favorites are of old cities with great skylines and interesting storefronts, flowers and rivers. Have a great weekend, and keep the reports coming in of vaccinations. Sending
  10. I learn something new here almost every day. @XBGuycaused me to look up what I have always called punch cards - thanks for the lesson!
  11. Good morning, and thanks for the birthday wishes and to Roy for putting me on the celebrations list. I agree with @TiogaCruiserthat other than the i-phone and i-pad, I'm a Windows gal. I started with IBM punch cards when I took computer science in college, and went from there through lots of antiquated computer systems and programs and I loved DOS back in the '80's. My father was a systems analyst in the '50's, and I inherited that binary brain which has come in handy through most of my career. Luckily my mother was creative and loved pretty things, so I got a nice gene pool fro
  12. Good morning, and thanks to Rich, Roy and all for the happy pictures, cartoons, and overall good cheer. I'm sending special prayers to @kazu and to Roy and their families in these scary times. I'm also sending special thanks to @65 Gatorand all other front-line and essential workers. I'm humbled to know of your efforts. We have our appointments for our first vaccinations, and we will wait patiently until our turn, which is about a month away. We are barely in the 65+ age group, and I hope, by the time we are in line, most of the 75+ and most of the health care workers will have
  13. I just realized I tagged the wrong Gator - it should be @65 Gator. I'm a TarHeel, so I got carried away - sorry!
  14. I am also celebrating the new friends on this message board. Thanks for all the good cheer and the connection we can have, even over less cheerful topics. @Gator65, thank you for your work with the vaccination clinic. We are also in NC, in Charlotte, and we are in the over-65 age group but we are at the lower end. We have our appointments for the first shot in about a month, because once the priority changed and we are in the queue, most of the earlier appointments were snapped up and the phone lines and online scheduling were overwhelmed. The Charlotte Motor Speedway is hostin
  15. @KirkNC, we are in Charlotte, and many health care workers have already received shots, especially ones who would be in close contact with patients' aerosols, like ENT doctors and also dentist. Also, people 75 and older have been receiving shots this week - some at the coliseum and some at parking lots where tents are set up. They all require appointments. We aren't in that group yet, but we will be when the people 65 and older are in line. Apparently the large scale operations have been running smoothly so far, even though the appointments were snapped up quickly so some people have to wa
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