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    Getting the shot



    hO RAY HOOOOOO RAY HO RAY

    Been sittin around this place watchin re-runs of Andy all morning for 10 months. Tired to death of the politics and here in Georgia the bombardment of political ads for the wanna be's that won't make any difference in the long run anyway. Watched the trees turn green, broil all summer, turn beautiful colors, and now are all gone and can see through them all the way up to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama from up here on top of the mountain. The mules and Anatolians are always friendly and dont carry the disease so can let them nose up to me and get in my pockets all they want.

    To go to town once a month for supplies, wife and I take turns, I have to:
    don my certified face coverings and gloves, clothes to dump in the washer to take off out on the porch when I get home, and then I take a shower as I walk into the door upon my return home.......WHAT A BUNCH OF JUNK, and head to town on my rare perhaps once a month visit to pick up supplies

    What kills me is the number of idiots not taking any precautions at all. The business has no way of cleaning one's hands or, heaven forbid demand that folks wear a mask. They might do the right thing and even though they might loose business prevent some of the folks from leaving a trail of virus molecules in the air that I walk into behind them as they walk in front of me.

    So there I am sitting in the well worn recliner the other morning watching Barney rattle away about something and the phone rings........Shall I answer it or just ignore another sales call.....UP POPS ON THE TV CORNER...."GORDON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT"!!!! OH GOLLY!! They finally caught up with me about that case of clap I had down at Ft. Knox while at the NCO Academy back in the good days???? Who did I pass it to?? Funny what you can think of in a micro-second.......So, I better answer it.
    "This is Mrs such-and-such from the Health Department. We need to set up your appointment to get your VACCINATION FOR THE COVID VIRUS" What!!! You bet!!!!!!!!!!! So, down the road on such and such date, February 25th, I and my caretaker wife are to head to town and get THE SHOT!!!

    Enough said to this long ramble.... But, good friend out there reading this........IMAGINE MY RELIEF.....Finally, we can load up the truck with the kayak/sail, all that stuff in the back, hook up the Airstream and head out to Key West, Texas, Colorado and other parts unknown and not worry about a very good chance of my ashes being spread up there on top of the mountain.

    God is good..........Dennis
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisDarrow View Post
    God is good..........Dennis
    Always like to read your thought process/humor. Congrats. And yes He is!

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    Feb. 29th? There is no such date , mayby Mar. 1!
    Better check your date.
    He is good!

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    Way to go, Dennis! Georgia must be ahead of Kansas. My initial phone call came from the VA here, not the state, and they do not yet have a specific date, just verifying that I want to receive the shot when they get the vaccine. Boy, do I.

    Congratulations and good luck.
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    We are on three waiting lists: one from a three-county non-profit clinic system; one on our primary care provider's clinic; and one sponsored by the State. We'll take the first one offered if it is Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and then get off the other lists.
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    [QUOTE=EUGENE;1233847]Feb. 29th? There is no such date ,....................lololol



    You are totally right BUD......looked at my calendar that I did when talking with the county...........FEBRUARY 25............thanks so much........

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    Yes, am also signed up for the Tennessee Valley VA but haven't actually heard anything from them or cant find the list. Just went to the site outlined and clicked the button but who knows what happened.............I really do trust the VA but things will go slow and then one day they will call telling me to show up and get it.......They are also doing the Moderna so maybe it will come at the right waiting time after the first....30 days.....Who knows but HE is taking care of this ol fella........

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    Your welcome Dennis. I didn't think this year was leap year!

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    Our provincial government is controlling the delivery of vaccines and setting the prioritization. Currently they are suggesting that general population (into which I am categorized) will hopefully start receiving the shot starting in June but possibly into the fall. Unless the availability picks up, that will mean I won't be getting to Great Falls for the rally.

    On the upside, my Mom who is living in a seniors lodge is expected to get the vaccine soon which is a great relief. I've been quite worried for her since these type of facilities have seen significant incidence of outbreaks. The lodge she is in has done a remarkably good job though of keeping the residents safe.
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    Dennis - My wife just asked me why I was laughing so hard. I decided not to explain your statement: "They finally caught up with me about that case of clap I had down at Ft. Knox while at the NCO Academy back in the good days???? Who did I pass it to?? Funny what you can think of in a micro-second.......So, I better answer it." This kind of humor you can't make up!

    I am also ready to get my two shots anytime they'll give them to me. I'm ready to break out of Massachusetts, hug my children and grandkids again, and (I hope) return to normalcy. Thank you for your thoughts!
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    I called my VA Healthcare Team to inquire about my shot(s) today.
    Received a call back announcing an 1800 Jan 14th Info Call which will explain everything.
    The only dumb question is the unasked question!

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    Shots are voluntarily at Fort Rucker Alabama currently for DAC/MIL. I’m holding off on mine for the moment until the military pulls its head out in the execution phase. Also... “leaders eat last.” No stabbing anyone in the back as I muscle my way to the front of the line to, “get mine first.” It’s how I roll.
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    We live in Cherokee Co., GA. The County Health Center has a web site and recently posted that starting Jan. 11, 65 and older could register to get their shot. We're 73. Friends of ours (also in their 70s) said they had not been able to get through the web or phone so they drove to the health center and physically registered. They were scheduled for their first shot last Thursday. We did the same and as my wife was going into the center 3 medical folks were leaving with medical supplies. When my wife asked about registering they told her that no she had to call that was the only way. She went in the building anyway and asked the person at the information window and was directed down the hall to register in person. Had our first shot Monday the 11th.
    Gary White

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    Never say or take NO...........!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Got a call to amend dates and times for "THE SHOT" !!!

    Now, tomorrow, 1-25 @ 3 PM !! Yes, I know this is only 50% of what I need for full immunity but it's a very positive step forward to getting out of here and being on the road.

    Or should I just stay here cause the word is, is that everyone who wanted to escape from like NUE YARK CITY, has bought themselves an RV, pulling it with their PRIUS, and squatting in whatever campground they can get into?? Wonderful to open your door and there 4' away is the slide out of Mrs 1st generation import to the USA, her 4 kids under the age of 7, the 3 dogs, and the pot bellied, in his stretched to the max undershirt with the belly and chest hair blowing in the breeze. He is the beer guzzling, now expert camper, know it all, to share your serenity and privacy with. You open the door to enjoy and soak in the air floating into your individual slice of the world. The FIRST THING you see and hear is Mr. Neighbor sitting in his $19.95 Walmart Barkalounger, who is trying to share the shade of your awning, saying "Hi Neighbor! Want a cold one"................


    So, til the precious 2nd shot comes, I survive here. Acting like I have never had any prophylactic to protect me from the carriers of this, for me, KILLER out there stalking the unwary.

    Haven't been to like Tractor supply in more than a month. You go in there and it's like a giant exposure to the virus. A huge majority are not masked and while waiting in line or looking at something, seems that folks have no problem with getting up close and breathing your way........Anyway a pet peeve on this rant which should be a positive about tomorrow; but I cant believe how it seems folks are just going around like there is not a problem in the world,. They are whistling Dixie as they expose themselves and others to whatever they have, is everyone's to share. Much more deadly than the case of CLAP that I got at the Ft. Knox NCO academy..........Penicillin took care of and cured that; but death, for me, is the cure for Covid.............God bless

    When YOU are in N.W. Georgia, find your way on Hwy 136 outside of Calhoun, to my mountain top. Camp or RV awhile up on top of the hill and find the peace that I do..........God bless

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