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.

The Ridiculousness of the #Covid-19 Situation (#Rant)

Now I’m not saying we shouldn’t do our #socialdistancing thing and #stayhome as much as possible, we absolutely should, but some of these decisions others are making for us are totally ridiculous. Like:

  • Designating liquor stores as non-essential when, in fact, buying wine, beer, and liquor in a mostly empty liquor store would be less dangerous than in a grocery store where there are more people.
    (Okay so we now order wine online.)
  • Closing parks and beaches when, in many cases, you could quite easily enjoy some fresh air and exercise and still keep your social distance. Otherwise, people crowd the side of the roads to park, being in closer proximity than if they parked in a designated parking lot.
    (We have our spots so it doesn’t really affect us but I hate to see such ridiculousness.)
  • Cox designating new installs as nonessential when, in fact, you contracted to build a new house way before Covid-19 was a thing, your job is essential, but the only way you can work is to work at home and need internet. I don’t often usually this, but WTF??? (“What’s This Foolishness”) – lol!
    (Okay, so we go with Century Link and Cox won’t be part of our lives at all anymore. We already switched to YouTubeTV a couple of months back due to their ridiculousness.

Neither of us suffer fools well, and this whole situation smacks of fools in charge.

I’m definitely in the camp of opening the country gradually and carefully, instituting different ways of doing things. But as it is now, it feels like there’s a power grab and abuse of power, creating situations that will cause critical harm down the road. We must work together to find the balance.

The house is almost finished. The side fence is finished, along with the front and side landscaping, the A/C unit is installed. Waiting for last-minute touches like the trim paint and some touch-ups to the exterior before our first walkthrough. The movers and “junk” haulers are booked and are prepared for social distancing, sanitizers, etc.

So anxious to be home during a time like this.

Turning 29 Again at Disneyland, Day 2 Disneyland Rant

I decided to post the rant in a separate post from Day 2, Part 1, so you can go straight there if you’d like to skip this part. Don’t worry, it gets better. 🙂

I forgot to mention how long the security line was last night at the Disneyland Hotel/Downtown Disney parking area. It’s a shame it’s all in one space, because DD is extremely crowded on Saturday nights and this impacts the security gate hotel guests (both Disneyland Hotel/Paradise Pier Hotel guests use to get into DD and/or the parks).

We got up early, hoping to get through security and get some breakfast somewhere in DD and still get to Disneyland for park opening, which wasn’t until 10 am and Early Magic Hour was for DCA only. Btw, you must take off your Birthday Pin to make it through security.

What we were totally unaware of was that early this morning there was one of those Charity (ChocWalk, I think) walk-a-thon through the parks events starting at 6 am, with discount tickets to Disneyland for after. Therefore, DD was packed to the gills and I mean packed. There was no room to pass as everybody was going to Disneyland and the restaurants were full.

We’d been caught unaware two other times – it often happens when we’re staying onsite – and were really beyond annoyed that Disney doesn’t come up with an alternative for these events. It was a bit of a nightmare, we were packed in like sardines. The CM kept telling us to move to the right to pass by but there was no room to pass there either. And when I tried, the people in front of me said, “We’re all going to the same place, you know.” No, I didn’t know. The CM made it seem as if they were going some place else. And when I said this was really stupid on Disney’s part the CM growled at me that it wasn’t her. And all of this on Rich’s birthday. Not a good start.

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