Daily Archives: March 9, 2020

Only The Lonely . . .

I spent today at work trying to recover a corrupted InDesign file. Last week I made a price change to our catalog, save the file, and then tried to generate a PDF file from it, which is what we print the catalog from.

But now I just get an error message and then InDesign shuts down. And it does the same thing if I just try to print the file directly from InDesign instead of from a PDF.

I think I’ve figured out to fix the problem, but I’ll have to do it one page at a time, for a 133 page document. Fun!

Brandi set over a photograph of the finished version of Landon’s New York City Skyline puzzle.

NYC Skyline Puzzle Finished

This puzzle has almost 1500 pieces, smaller than 1/8”, and needs a special pair of tweezers to build.

And Landon did a great job on it.

On the Coronavirus front, today I heard a CDC doctor say that the average age of the people who have died from CV is a little over 80 years of age. And even people over 60, who don’t have an underlying heart or lung condition, are only slightly more in danger than under 60.

So far there are 650 known cases of CV in the U.S., with 26 deaths. In other news, 90 people die every day from auto accidents.

Here’s a list of Coronavirus precautions to take from Dr. Oz.

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

  2. Disinfect surfaces by using disinfectant sprays instead of wipes, which can spread germs from one surface to another. It is advised to let the surface remain wet for three minutes prior to drying.

  3. Get at least seven hours of sleep a night.

  4. Exercise regularly, aiming for 30 minutes every other day.

  5. Improve your air quality by using a humidifier because viruses dislike humid air.

  6. When you are on an airplane, sit next to the window: “It’s better for you because that germ zone is that little limited area,” which includes the row before and after you, he noted. “The air that comes in from outside is actually pretty clean.”

  7. Meditate because that can support your immune system.

  8. Avoid handshakes. Dr. Oz said handshaking transfers 10 times more germs than fist-bumping, but he also discouraged fist-bumping. “A fist bump passes one-tenth the germs as a firm handshake,” Dr. Oz said on Monday. He encouraged people to “embrace the power of a good head nod.”

  9. Eliminate face touching.

  10. It is encouraged to have a two-week supply of essential items, including freezer-friendly food items and non-perishable foods, medications and household supplies, including toilet paper, soap and detergent.

  11. Eat foods and take vitamins that support the immune system. Eating leafy greens and fruits high in vitamins like citruses, blackberries, and kiwi provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals.

  12. Get the flu shot to avoid confusing seasonal flu with COVID-19.

  13. If you are sick, take 80 milligrams of zinc daily, 250 milligrams of vitamin C twice daily, 250 milligrams of beta-glucan daily and take elderberry syrup or lozenges four times a day for five days.

Thought For The Day:

“I don’t mind dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”


%d bloggers like this: