The 1st broke records. It's usually in the high 60s this time of year - not the high 80s.
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!It cooled off again somewhat on Friday, and temperatures are supposed to be normal for spring for the next while.
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I got my shingles vaccination last Wednesday. My mother told me to get one two years ago, and my doctor told me I was too young for it, since I wasn't 60 yet. That has since changed. I wanted to get it at my last physical, since I'm sure my employer takes its own insurance, but my doctor told me to go to a pharmacy.
The first place I called turned out to be pretty much the only pharmacy in town that wouldn't take my insurance. It was Walgreens. I like that company, but I so rarely need prescriptions that I've never used them - I generally take any prescription I get to the outpatient pharmacy where I work (which doesn't do vaccinations - we have clinics for that).
I finally called the help line at the company that administers our insurance (my employer self-insures, actually). I was told pretty much every other pharmacy in town takes my insurance, and, depending on factors unknown to both me and the young woman I was talking to, it would either by 100% covered or 60%. When I called the place I was considering next, I asked what the full price was and figured out that I could afford the co-pay if need be. It wasn't - I have my shingles vaccination and my insurance covered the entire cost. Funny, usually when people use the phrase "set for life", they're talking about money.
I was warned that I might feel a little feverish. I'm not sure how the man thought I would be able to tell - it was hot on Wednesday, too, just not as hot as Thursday. Friday, I had a sore spot on my arm that was a bit warm, but no fever.
I babysat for about 15 minutes Thursday evening. I had barely got my stuff put down after getting home when the phone rang. My daughter was stuck in traffic generated by the May Day Parade, and her ex had to get to work, could I go now? I told her I had to feed my cat, but I could go over immediately after that. I took a book and the chicken I was intending to eat for dinner. My grandson got the drumstick that was left - he asked politely.
I babysat for three hours on Saturday - just my granddaughter, who didn't want to go grocery shopping. She came over and we cleaned the cat box and read our two chapters - we also finished making the coconut cookies I was trying a new recipe for. She seemed to like them, but was ready to go back home not long after I finished reading to her - so we went.