Washer and Dryer and How Long is a “State of Emergency?” (#Covid19 Rant)

Two more days until our washer and dryer is scheduled to be delivered after being delayed due to supply issues during the “Bob.” It will be over 3 weeks since we moved here, living without these essential appliances. When towels got low, we ordered new ones, both kitchen and bathroom. We’re just now getting to washing out our underwear – lol!

We need CenturyLink and/or Cox to come back when they can actually move our internet from the garage to inside the house where it belongs.

And, finally, praise be to God, we’re seeing results of states being sued over this lengthy #stayhome order. Not only Wisconsin, but Oregon and several other states. I imagine all states are in the process of legal push back. Here’s the link to the Oregon case.

Basically, it ruled that you can’t call a state of emergency for longer than 30 days without going through the Legislature. Recently I railed against stupid people asking the Oregon governor stupid questions such as “Can I go to another county to get my hair cut.” “No,” she said, to name one.

But the churches are really getting me hot under the collar. I’ve been stomping around the house, jumping up and down, hitting my head on the ceiling in fury, ready to burst into flames – lol. Well, not really, but you get the idea. I guess you can see my position on the “obedience vs fight back” response issue. I’d like my church to at least do something. Take steps. I’m tired of livestreaming. Worship is something you do – not watch.

A group of 190 pastors in Nevada went to the Democratic governor to plead their case that church openings be part of Phase 1 and he pretty much said, “Absolutely not.” When the news of what businesses were included in Phase 1, a local Orthodox priest said he was disheartened that “churches were in the same category as brothels” – lol! In digging up some info on the Governor (we weren’t here when he was voted in), we discovered he’s a Catholic.

But being Catholic doesn’t necessarily define your governorship, as I’ve discovered. The Arizona governor has recently allowed church openings and he’s Catholic but a Republican Catholic. That doesn’t mean much to me in itself, as an Independent, but it is interesting how it plays out. Yep, this whole pandemic has been political from the start.

At least the Orthodox (OCA) and Greek churches in Las Vegas, I think I mentioned before, are opening up slowly, according to their Bishop’s plans and the priests are staying connected to their flocks. I don’t see the Catholic Churches doing much in that regard. Very enlightening.

As an Orthodox convert turned Eastern Catholic Convert, I’ve had many opportunities to run like Hell from the Catholic Church, but I love my Eastern Catholic Church. As some say, it’s “Orthodoxy in Communion” with Rome. It’s what Orthodoxy in America should look like, a church for Americans. Not Russian. Not Greek. Etcetera. Etcetera.

And that’s the story for today.

About Kathy

Novelist, Music Producer, Adventurer

One thought on “Washer and Dryer and How Long is a “State of Emergency?” (#Covid19 Rant)

  1. mrsjoanwelch says:

    Our Governor In Maryland here won’t let us open either and he’s a Catholic. Our church is plenty big to allow social distancing and those that want to wait it out at home can watch on Facebook live streaming. 70% of our Covid cases were from the nursing homes and deaths too. The state and county failed to protect the frail and vulnerable!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.