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  1. rdc1978

    Coronavirus

    Thank you, I honestly didn't know and didn't mean to break the rules! I'm so glad to hear she is on the mend, some of the newer treatments sound very promising. I wish her a speedy and full recovery!
  2. rdc1978

    Coronavirus

    1. The transportation bill of 2015 was a bipartisan effort that was passed due to significant compromises by Obama. 2. The stimulus bill of 2009 was passed with substantial changes made by Senate republicans, and though democrats held a supermajority and could have forced the original bill...
  3. rdc1978

    Coronavirus

    The implication that people from the other side of the aisle do not value liberty, freedom and individual expression just as much as a conservative is odd to me. Many staunch conservatives do not support particular freedoms or individual expressions. If you'd like me to delve further, I can...
  4. rdc1978

    Coronavirus

    I think that as far as the common cold or flu, I get my flu shot every year like a champ and a common cold is unlikely to put me in the hospital. I'd only say that comparing SARS to covid seems like comparing apples to oranges, because by the time the viral load has peaked with SARS, the...
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    Coronavirus

    My elderly aunt is kind of in the same position, it's just her and my cousin. She and my cousin take a weekly drive to an open location, like the area surrounding a beach or just wherever and they get an ice cream cone. She also visits with extended family, but they stay outside and six...
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    Coronavirus

    I'd say about once every other week, I'm convinced I have COVID 19 because my throat is a little raw, I sneeze and I keep having to cough and clear my throat. But then I realize that it's super windy up here and it's spring/summer allergy season and that's probably it. It's just so...
  7. rdc1978

    Coronavirus

    Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this, I hope it's not covid and that you're on the mend soon. I had the lowest grade pnuemonia before and it was awful so I hope you're able to be comfortable and get better. Fingers crossed for you and sending you positive vibes.
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    Coronavirus

    I'm happy that my state just made it mandatory. It seems counterintuitive, but I think it reduces conflict, because business owners can just say "my hands are tied and legally you cannot be in here without a mask" I love my sister, but she says she is "over it" with respect to wearing a mask...
  9. rdc1978

    Coronavirus

    Thank you for posting this. Our state has been very conservative about reopening and we are under an order to wear masks in public places. But it looks like gyms will reopen in early July and I really want to go back because I kinda miss their professional grade machines versus the $123 one...
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    Getting from emulsion to very light trace

    I won't put too fine a point in it, but to quote the article by amy on the soap challenge club. Here’s a new tip: No matter which method you use to blend – whether it is using a stick blender or a whisk, check the temperature of the soap batter when you first combine the oils and lye. As soon...
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    Today’s soap thing is a CP that’s stuck in gel mode

    I've repurposed Amazon boxes as slab molds and I love it. I love the idea of reusing things destined for the trash. I cut off the outside flaps, cut out the inside flaps, reinforce the seam and line with freezer paper. The extra cardboard can be used for other things.
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    Gardener's soap

    This soap is so pretty, and what a professional cut!!!!!
  13. rdc1978

    What soapy thing have you done today?

    I'm so excited for you! And for me! Looking at your photos gets me all hyped! Mine is arriving tomorrow!
  14. rdc1978

    Getting from emulsion to very light trace

    What I said was that 93 degrees was a more accurate representation of a starting temperature since it reflected on the surface what was occuring below the surface. Since the thermometer measured only the surface, it was important to get a starting temp that reflected what was occuring below...
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    Getting from emulsion to very light trace

    I believe the lye causes the ability to stabilize the emulsion, but doesnt cause the emulsion itself. Without a stabilizing agent such as lye the oil and water would separate, because that is the most efficient energy state for the molecules. It's my understanding as well that once emulsion...
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