Thursday, September 2, 2021

Being present......

 7:34 am - Thursday - September 2nd - Seal Rock, OR - 49° F, 86% humidity, wind 4 mph out of the east.....crystal, clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 64° F.  On this date in 2012 we were in Twin Falls, ID visiting Shoshone Falls.....↴


Caught a little serendipity.....

Every time I walk down NW Cross Street to begin my work day I see Seal Rock in the distance.....on days like Wednesday I get to see the sun lighting her up....this is the essence of what we love about living here at SRRVC*.....the view is there rain, or shine except when the fog rolls inland.  Speaking of fog, we have finally exited 'Fogust', and have had no significant fog.  When we first arrived here almost one year ago we deployed our awning, and did not have to stow it for over a month.  I'm hoping we will not have to stow it for the duration of our stay.  All that being said there is definitely the smell of Fall in the air....


.....for work Wednesday Terry had me get out the Stihl pole saw and cut a bunch of willow saplings which were beginning to extend themselves into the beach path which runs along the WDS plant.  Over the course of an hour I filled our utility trailer twice with willow cuttings, which I dutifully hauled up to our dormant 'burn pile'.  The burn season will officially begin again sometime in October providing we are not still in a draught, but we will not be here to find out.

As we slip quickly into September we will be doing a lot of 'last' things, and I can already feel a sense of the bitter sweet seeping into my thoughts.  I think, for the first time, I have been able to stay mostly in the present here at SRRVC*, and have made an effort to stop what I'm doing throughout the day to appreciate the view, the friendships, and the blessing of our life as nomads.  That we will have been here one year on September 15th is mute testimony to the fact we love living here......during the 'summer'.  I would not want to spend the winter here again.  At a time of great uncertainty in the world we found a haven here at SRRVC*, and will always be grateful we were accepted to work here.

When the 'pandemic' first hit us back in late February of 2020 we were some of the first to begin wearing face masks.  In fact we wore face masks, and latex gloves whenever we ventured into town to shop, or dine.  Back then we were chided for doing so, and told face masks provided no protection....over time the the script has flipped. When local stores in Surprise, AZ begin to allow you to shop online, and then pick up your order we did that.  We didn't know what we didn't know, like the rest of the world.  As you will recall, there were virtually no face masks available anywhere for a time, so TLE and Darlene got busy researching how to make them, and them made all of us face masks.  I still have the one they made for me.  We were fearful, initially of the Wuhan flu, but as time went on we began to realize it wasn't quite as dangerous in rural areas as it was presented by the media to be.  I stopped wearing my face mask except where required (haircuts, restaurants), and we stopped wearing latex gloves.  We did continue to sanitize our hands after shopping with Clorox handy wipes, but, as you know they became scarce for months at at time.  We washed our hands often, and still do.  As we traveled we checked the COVID stats in each rural county through which we passed, and found we were relatively safe.  

To make a long story short we do believe there is a virus called COVID-19, but we are not afraid of it like half the population is.  We see that there is a 99%+ survival rate of those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.  We saw there was a significantly greater chance of getting COVID-19 if you lived in a densely populated area, so we chose extremely rural areas in which to travel from February to September 2020, and in which to reside the last 12 months, and that has paid off in spades.  TLE hasn't had any form of flu in 20 years, and I have not had any flu for almost 9 years.....a testament to having no school age children living with us, and spending most of the last 10 years living in rural America. Neither of us has ever had a flu vaccination shot, and see no point in doing it now....especially a 'vaccine' of which the long term consequences are not known....especially a 'vaccine' which is not really a 'vaccine', but instead experimental gene therapy.  We are now beginning to see this gene therapy has a shelf life, and boosters may be required on a periodic basis.  We were told that once we get the vaccination life will go back to normal......where, pray tell, has life returned to normal since the vaccines were delivered?  

When we leave SRRVC* in a month we will continue to travel in rural areas, just as we have the last 10 years, and if we venture into densely populated areas we will be accordingly cautious.

Thanks for stopping by!

*SRRVC = Seal Rocks RV Cove

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11 comments:

  1. Life would go back to "normal" if most of the population would get the vaccine. Those of "you" who don't believe in it are the problem. You want life to be more normal, then get the vaccine and tell others to do the same. Until then enjoy your remaining years in rural America.

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    1. This may come as a shock to you, but 10's of millions of people are not going to get the 'jab', so that is a pipe dream. Those who believe the vaccine is effective, and have consigned themselves to endless booster shots for the indefinite future are theoretically safe from those of us who will not be vaccinated.

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    2. Funny how the "unvaccinated" clamor to wanting life to return to nornal yet refuse to do what gets us there..

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    3. That is because we know the government (Feds) does not intend for things to return to normal. They want 100% a vaccination rate, and that will never happen....you know that, and so do I. Since we will never reach the unreachable goal things will never be allowed to get back to normal. Of course, we can go live in states where they recognize the right of people to control what goes into the bodies, and live normally. Florida, Texas, South Dakota, and many other states are in that category.

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    4. Apparently your definition of living normally by moving to states that allow you to means you simply want to have the right to kill yourself, members of your family and those around you. Your definition of freedom and mine are starkly different!

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    5. To date fewer than 2% of those diagnosed with COVID have died. The odds of me transmitting, and killing someone else are astronomically insignificant, just as the odds of me actually getting COVID are even more insignificant...just 10% of Americans have been diagnosed with COVID.....that means I have just a one in ten chance of catching it, and then a 98% chance of surviving it. Your lack of critical thinking is remarkable.

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    6. Further...125,000 fully vaccinated people in the US have still come down with COVID, and 1,400 of those have died.

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  2. 375,000 Americans died of COVID in 2020. 600,000 people died of cancer in 2020....which should I be more afraid of? Hmmmmm?

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    1. Good point - to hell with everyone else, look out for number one! I assume you don't wear your seatbelt either? I mean why should you? The chance of you dying are slim. I mean why pay your taxes? The chance of you getting caught are slim. What a bullshit excuse you just provided... Take your Ivermectin and enjoy!

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    2. Are you naturally obtuse, and just don't know it, or are you being so deliberately? I wear a seat belt because it is the law. I pay my taxes because it is the law. To recap....I have a 1 in 10 chance of getting COVID... because of where I live it is probably even less than that. If I get COVID there is a 98.4% chance I will survive. If I get cancer there is a 1 in 3 chance I'll survive.

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    3. By the bye Duke....I have a policy which prevents the obtuse, and those with IQ's less than 3 digits from reading my blog, or commenting on it....I've marked all future comments from you as spam.

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