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#255 May 1, 2020 from http://www.don-guitar.com
  
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I'm on the verge of going bonkers from cabin fever but am
otherwise fine. The pantry is well stocked, I've a few
hundred unread books (literally) and there's more than
plenty to do around the place but I want to GO somewhere,
anywhere. Sure, staying home is a small price to pay to
avoid a disease that would very probably kill me and I'll
happily pay the price but I don't have to like it. The
country can do whatever it pleases. Me? I'm staying home
until there's a vaccine and I've been vaccinated.

Here we go...

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The name of this band might not be particularly family
friendly and their music is all instrumental. I think
of them as the Hispanic Ventures (surely some of you
will know who the Ventures are).
https://www.youtube.com/user/newtrenchcoat/videos
https://soundcloud.com/losbitchos

Paola Hermosín is a wonderfully talented young guitarist
from Spain. Most of her videos have English subtitles but
frankly I usually skip the talking bits and go straight to
the beautiful music.
www.youtube.com/channel/UCB2DNKXFAX5xvkmQqUJ4EdA/videos
https://www.paolahermosin.com/

Being a single parent is an incredibly challenging job.
https://soloparentsociety.com/

These "recreations" of famous paintings are awesome.
https://tinyurl.com/yd4r9nqn [boredpanda dot com]

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Genealogy.
https://tinyurl.com/w4pk5m2 [dnatestingguides dot com]

A pretty nice DIY face mask made from paper towels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usKgChGqVl0

As I've had assorted troubles with allergies lately I
decided to feature a few resources for allergy sufferers.
https://www.webmd.com/allergies/default.htm
https://tinyurl.com/yblb8gcc [mayoclinic dot org]
https://tinyurl.com/ycuk8dlo [aurorahealthcare dot org]
https://tinyurl.com/yap2u99b [everydayhealth dot com]
https://simplyhealth.io/21-home-remedies-allergies/

I've also had trouble with my sensitivity to anything made
of wheat lately so here are some food allergy resources.
https://www.wheat-free.org/index.html
https://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/
https://www.foodallergy.org/
https://tinyurl.com/ya9ykgdr [verywellheath dot com]
https://tinyurl.com/ya3ped3s [allergicliving dot com]
https://www.webmd.com/allergies/food-allergy
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321159

So, what are you cooking for Mother's Day?
https://whatscookingamerica.net/

Science Fiction fans might enjoy this site.
https://sadgeezer.com/

And here's one for Science Fiction writers.
https://www.sfwa.org/

This reminds me of an app I've seen advertised on facebook
a few times only this one is costless, not a trial.
https://www.spellcheck.net/

Resources for undereducated home handy-persons (like me).
http://www.oldhouseweb.com/
https://tinyurl.com/y8ytbj6m [homeadvisor dot com]
https://www.thespruce.com/home-repair-and-renovating-4127862
https://www.familyhandyman.com/
https://tinyurl.com/y8wsqg7b [hgtv dot com]
https://bestlifeonline.com/bad-remodeling-ideas/
https://www.houselogic.com/remodel/remodeling-tips-advice/
https://tinyurl.com/y95j4ejq [habitat dot org]
https://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/advice/
https://www.houzz.com/discussions/home-repair

Pif is a fairly cool online, costless magazine.
https://www.pifmagazine.com/

Nerdy cool design technology educational information.
https://design-technology.org/

Interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles.
https://www.cut-the-knot.org/

How to keep lettuce fresh for 3 weeks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRsG5ohYo4k

When I have a project I can't get started on, sometimes
I like to go to youtube and study up on it because that's
doing something productive, right? Like. for instance,
house cleaning. I'd rather study it than do it. :)
https://queenofclean.com/
https://blog.nationwide.com/how-to-clean-house-fast/
https://tinyurl.com/y5rnkh7m [womansday dot com]
https://tinyurl.com/yct9uhs3 [today dot com]
https://www.countryliving.com/home-maintenance/cleaning/

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Last words:

I hope you are free of any harmful diseases, well fed,
content with your lot and have plenty of interesting things
to keep you entertained and busy in these dangerous times.

I wish you love, luck, health and happiness.

Don Crowder
Thursday, April 30, 2020
11:05 PM MDT
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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