February 25, 2021

Good things, Sad things.

One of the places I went today was the Timbrook Public Safety Building in Winchester. The reflection in the glass doors shows a flag, which was at half mast.

The flag across the street was also lowered. This was in remembrance of the half a million Americans lost to Covid-19. How sad that we have reached this high number! 

I noticed a plaque next to the entrance. It honors Police Sargeant Ricky Lee Timbrook, who was killed in the line of duty in 1999. The building and a park are named for him. 

The reason I sought out this building is that it's a collection point for old prescription medications. I've been saving unused ones, including two that were for our dog who died two years ago. It took me a long time to deal with some of the leftover dog stuff because it was sad. 

Fortunately the collection box is outside so I did not even have to enter the building. I am thankful to have a way to dispose of medications without polluting our waters.

I also want to share a sticker that I got a week ago when we received our Covid vaccinations. There are people who point out the death rate for the virus is "only" one or two percent, but the disability rate is much higher. Also, if I had to be hospitalized I would probably suffer for my food allergies because very few institutions can deal with multiple allergies like I have. They can deal with a wheat allergy but a corn allergy is very difficult because corn is in ingredients like citric acid, fructose, and dextrose. So I am very thankful that we got vaccinated.
Thankful Thursday / Signs 2.

"Live Your Life in the Meow."

Other good things:
  • I got the oil changed in the car. 
  • Frank got it inspected. 
  • Keith's Appliance Repair fixed our oven. 
  • The sun came out and melted most of the snow.


  1. Stay well. Vaccination is a great step forward.

  2. Live your life in the meow is a good philosophy.

  3. ...being masked and vaccinated is a wonderful thing. I wish that more people understand this. Thanks Linda.

  4. Também quero muito que chegue logo a minha vez de ser vacinada! quero poder ir passear tranquila... um excelente dia para você... abraços.

  5. Wonderful photos.

    Any deaths are bad, however that 1% to 2% number is incorrect.

    500,000 covid-19 deaths is 0.15% of the US population.

    US population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019): 328,239,523
    (source: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045219)

    1. I believe the 2% is of the people who contract the disease, not of everybody.

  6. Glad you got vaccinated. Love the animal hospital sign.

  7. Great to hear you've finished your vaccinations. Tomorrow I'll get my second dose. Yes, the many people we've lost this last year just from COVID-19 is staggering. It' been a silent war...with the news giving numbers every night, but updates from scientists are all that we've been able to hope from. Seeing clips of hospitals every day as well as the many people being cared for...I'm sad, and trying to not be numbed by it all. I imagine people who isolated from the 1918-19 pandemic must have had it easier to deny what was happening. It didn't come into their homes in the news each day, except on newspapers.

  8. I’m glad you got your jabs! We are masked but not vacced ... Oregon seems to be so far behind (we’re on a preregistration list that doesn’t seem to be moving). Someday soon I hope. I think the people who talk about “only” such and such percent are heartless idiots (not that I have a strong opinion on the matter or anything )). .... It Is a great idea to have the old prescription drop off. I have a gallon bagful in a drawer that I keep meaning to try to find a spot for safe disposal.

  9. Good for you both on getting vaccinated. We are still waiting but I don't think it will be much longer. The numbers are staggering. Great idea about the drop off medication box. A heartwarming tribute to name the building and park after Sergeant Timbrook. Enjoyed the series of photos today Linda, thank you.

  10. Pleased you both got your vaccinations.
    Here in the UK the vaccination programme seems to be going well.

    Take care, enjoy the coming weekend.

    All the best Jan

  11. Glad you received your vaccine. I think it is so important. I didn't know you had a corn allergy. I think that must be so difficult! Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend.

  12. Thank you for clarifying the covid-19 percent numbers. I'm sorry to hear your daughter had a very bad case of it. I've known people in the full range: from mild to death. :-( And now with the variant, the news is starting to say there might need to be another vaccination for that strain. It looks like it will be a long time before we hear any good news. :-(

  13. Very sad about all of the covid related deaths. Hopefully it never catches up to the Spanish flu or heart disease on yearly basis.


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