Category Archives: Covid

Everywhere I Donโ€™t Want To Be

When we got up this morning she had taken sick. Fever, aching, and chills. Our youngest hasnโ€™t been feeling well and we decided both of them should stay home. The wife had no choice; a fever puts her out of work during regular times with her being in home health. She went for a Covid/Flu/RSV test today. One that has to be sent off and isnโ€™t coming back for seventy-two hours.

Sheโ€™s feeling much better right now. Still achy, but the fever is lower, possibly gone. She has an appetite. Sheโ€™s not experiencing loss of taste or smell. She has been prescribed medicine.

We are nervous but hopeful.

I didnโ€™t want to be at work today. I took solace in the fact that my son was home with my wife.

If there is one thing that kid loves more than video games, itโ€™s his momma. He took care of her. I asked him to watch over her today. He had the house.

And it turns out that he checked on her so much he aggravated her. ๐Ÿ˜

Love will do so many things to you. It will make you happy, sad, mad, and glad. It will take you to your highest and lowest points at times.

It can make you feel absolutely helpless. Our love for our children has taken us to our lowest points at times together. One moment in particular when he was still a baby.

Today I had to go through a low point alone.

But in your lowest of places, you realize things.

Thereโ€™s loving someone, and then thereโ€™s being in love with someone. Thereโ€™s a difference.

And that difference is that youโ€™d do anything, trade anything for them, up to and including your own life.

If someone were to take her or hurt her, you would never hear of them again. I would obliterate not only their body and spirit but their history. They would never exist.

I would tear the world open to get to her.

But today, I was helpless when she told me her doctor was leaning towards Covid.

She has been vaccinated. Itโ€™s a requirement for her job. She made that decision with my input. She loves her career. Sheโ€™s one of the few people I know who decided early in life (six years old) what they wanted to do because of an experience, and here she is, a physical therapy assistant.

She didnโ€™t want to take the vaccine because of other medical concerns. But in the end, she did.

And now Iโ€™m helpless. Feeling like that was a bad decision.

Another part of our decision was that I wasnโ€™t taking the vaccine. Iโ€™m basically just a healthy person. Nothing keeps me down long.

And if the worst happened due to being vaccinated or unvaccinated with all the questions surrounding both states, the kids would have one of us.

Yep, love will put you in strange places.

Sometimes it’s in the middle of a Walmart while you’re working, and you break down a bit.

And since you’re on your knees and your head is down anyway, you pray.

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Still Thinking

I may have just had a bad night and morning.

I’m prone to a little depression at times as most folks are. I enjoy writing here, and I guess I’m just experiencing a little post-Christmas Blues. Not that I’m big on Christmas or anything.

So what’s up with me tonight? I’m sitting here reading about Karen getting arrested by the FBI in a story from the Daily Wire. (I hope that link is big enough.)

This is where we’ve come to, folks. We have driven a wedge right down the middle. Hundreds of millions of us want to live our lives, and the rest of you don’t. And you’re dead set on dragging us to hell with you.

Control is the name of the game, but some of you aren’t playing with a full deck. We (well some of us) figured this out at the beginning.

I don’t deny that Covid exists; I have friends who have had it. I know of people who have died from it. Some of them are within our community. But they also had a lot of other health problems.

I’m not vaccinated. I’m not a โ€œvax denier.โ€ I’m seeing people who are fully vaccinated, and boosted ending up in the hospitalโ€”some dying. Otherwise healthy athletes around the world dropping dead from heart attacks, fully vaccinated.

Two years ago this was conspiracy theory.

And that why I’m not. The risk either way is about the same. You can like it or not; it doesn’t change my reality, not one bit.

I’ve been out in this thing the whole fifteen days, working in a retail setting.

That was 653-ish days ago.

Have I been sick? A little. A sniffle here, a cough there. Sinusitis is usually my big problem, especially this time of the year. With the temps being up and down my head is like a barometer.

Do I get concerned when I feel I’ll? Of course, I do. Especially with how big covid got. But then I remember, don’t believe the hype. (Yeah, a country boy with a Public Enemy reference.)

Both of the kids had the flu a week ago. I haven’t heard of or seen a flu case, except for a friend in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia who has other health issues he had been dealing with at the time in two years. The flu has been eliminated from the planet, or so you would think.

People will get sick, and people are, sadly, going to die. These are things that can’t be avoided. I’m not unfeeling towards these facts, but you cannot live in fear.

Some people are going to have to give up control of others. It will be giving up that control and not Covid that kills them.

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We’ve always attended an annual Comicon here in the South. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time spent there. Like anything else of such magnitude, it has had fantastic years and not-so-great years. Some have been downright abysmal. I mean, genuinely not worth the money spent for admission.

But still, we attended every year.

We’ve met so many great people over the years. We’ve even seen Stan Lee though we wouldn’t pay $75 to get a meet and greet and autograph. But we’ve been close enough to say hi and have him look us in the eye and acknowledge us. We met his wife the same year. My wife talked with her a bit. Nice lady.

It’s always a thrill watching the cosplayers and talking to the artists. I get a lot of great photos. We puck up a bit of gear. Lanyards, mugs, shirts.

It’s always good fun and a good time with our kids.

Until this year.

As a friend said when I was messaging him today, conform or be ostracized.

And this move will lead to be never attending one of their events again.

They have every right to put this requirement in place.

I have every right not to comply and not attend.

We won’t.

It has come to my door.

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Quarantine (No Consistency)

I took the day off today to have a day. I was going to kick back, watch some TV and have my time. The same plan I had last Wednesday that went awry.

It was a nice day weather-wise.

My wife has a meeting on Wednesday mornings, and she overslept, so I offered to take our son to school. That way, she wouldnโ€™t have to drop him off and my daughter off, and she would make it to work on time for her meeting.

That was at 8:15.

Sure enough 10 oโ€™clock rolled around, and I got a phone call.

โ€œMr. Seegars, your son has been identified as a close contact with a child who has Covid. You will need to come to pick him up.โ€

Now, weโ€™re not getting overexcited about all this. It doesnโ€™t mean that he has Covid. The way they test here itโ€™s completely plausible that the other kid doesnโ€™t have Covid either.

Now, the reason Iโ€™m writing about this, not just because itโ€™s about my day, no it’s about the total circus that I had to go through to pick up my child from school.

I arrived at the school with my mask on (wear the damned mask) and walked into the office. There’s this large plexiglass shield so that the covid won’t get directly on anyone, and I had to yell at the unmasked secretary to get her to pay attention to the fact that someone was standing directly in front of her. She was too busy on her phone.

You’re a school district employee sitting in front of a tax payer on your phone. Wise up.

She was sufficiently put off about having to do her job.

Then I was told Iโ€™d have to go back to the lobby. Again, no one in the office is wearing a mask. Is it for Covid reasons? No. It’s for security reasons. The doors are badged and secured so not just anyone can walk in. What if someone dangerous walked through the door?

Well, guess what? I can be considered someone dangerous, trained by Uncle Sam to be dangerous. Not that I would ever do anything to endanger the lives of anyone around me. But the very reason those doors are there made me kind of laugh. They are not taking security seriously, it’s no joking matter. I take the safety and security of our children in this day and age very seriously. What if the wrong person does walk through those doors?

While I was waiting on my son, I needed to talk to the school nurse. I needed to ask if my daughter who is in high school, would have to quarantine as well because she’s in constant contact with my son.

Here we go again. The secretary isn’t on her phone this time; she’s talking to a coworker. They were close enough to kiss. I knocked on the window, and they both looked at me and then continued to talk.

And so I made my presence known. By loudly banging on the window.

โ€œI need to talk to the nurse please.โ€

โ€œSheโ€™s on the phone.โ€

โ€œWill you please let her know I need to talk to her.โ€

โ€œAfter she gets off the phone. Please sit down.โ€

She did not let the nurse know. I remained standing because I do what I want.

My son came out, and I had to tell him to go back and get his drum kit from the band room. He walks back through the office past the unmasked folk and goes back to the band room to get his drum kit. Wouldn’t it have been safer, given the situation, for one of the folks from the office to get said kit so that my possibly infected son decreased the amount of contact with anyone else in the school? I guess not.

We sat another ten minutes waiting for the nurse, at which time I had to ask again to talk to the nurse.

Then she comes out and asked why I was leaving without talking to her first.

One, they rushed me out.

Two, I couldn’t get permission from Her Majesty over there to speak to you.

Three, I don’t know the protocol. It’s my first time.

Hell, itโ€™s yโ€™allโ€™s fiftieth time and y’all don’t know what the protocol is.

My daughter doesn’t have to quarantine, which is fine. It makes absolutely no sense at all. But this is fine.

OK, so I am not anti-mask. There is a time and place still for that. Itโ€™s a personal choice. I have to wear one at work. All our schools are seeing increases in Covid cases. It would make sense to me that if any of these adults are around a child who is suspected even of having Covid that they would put on a mask. This is not the case. Again, itโ€™s a personal choice. There is no mandate in South Carolina. To me itโ€™s common sense.

The fact that my son was allowed to walk back-and-forth through the school while being suspected of having close contact with someone with Covid bothers me. Iโ€™m there to take him home to quarantine him for two weeks, why are you letting him walk back-and-forth through the school?

The security thing is a whole other issue. Public education often gets worse because the people who are running things have public educations. But these are people who were raised in a time when they taught you something you needed to know in schoolโ€”things like common sense. Which it is said cannot be taught, but you can be taught to mimic it.

Iโ€™m going to end my little rant here. I pray that my son is okay. I pray that the other child, his friend, is okay.

On the educational side, Iโ€™m not worried about him not being at school. Heโ€™s brighter than most of the kids I meet anyway. He has his moments where he is nothing but a dumb kid. But heโ€™s clever, quick, and heโ€™s going to do alright no matter what.

If I were going to give the school district a letter grade today, it would be an F-. only because I think thatโ€™s as low as you can go.

Yโ€™all need to get your crap together.

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I went to church this morning.

When I walked in I was immediately given a judgmental look because I wasn’t wearing a mask. None of my family was.

The problem with that for me is these are people I genuinely respect doing this to me and mine. Respect is earned by the way you are and being true to what you are. And it’s lost when those points aren’t met, I suppose.

This hurts the heart.

I got blocked by someone on Twitter. That person was military. He found it funny that people in Florida were getting Covid, that people were dying. He joked about it. I called him out.

The branch he was in shocked me because I have a high regard for that particular branch. I was army. And there is something special about holding a certain level of respect for another branch and its members. I know many.

It takes all kinds to make a world. It’s amazing how many in the military don’t care about individual rights anymore. We swear an oath to protect the Constitution. Many do not take that oath to heart, it seems.

I’m back on the project tomorrow. I’m going to bed soon.

If you read this, I hope you have the best week at work or in whatever comes your way. We are all in this together. Worldwide.

We need to get back together and stop letting everything divide us.

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Here It Comes

I’ve said already, publicly, if you want to get vaccinated, do so. It’s your right to do precisely that if it’s something you want to do.

I’m not a conspiracy nut. I know that there’s a virus out there. I also know there have been problems with the vaccines.

My wife canโ€™t take a vaccine due to her compromised immune system.

Read this article: Tyranny Always Starts with a Little Prick from

I am not an anti-vaxxer because of holding this position. I am genuinely concerned about this. It doesn’t matter which administration it came out under. It’s not political for me. But it is a political tool. And will continue to be.

When someone goes out with Covid, they won’t even tell you who it is. Because it’s their business.

Then how do these businesses justify asking employees if they’ve been vaccinated?

It’s not their business. It’s your business.

How is this any different? Luckily my team is close. If one of us gets it, weโ€™re going to tell the others. Because we give a damn about what happens to each other.

But I know one thing.

Businesses are starting to ask. People are being forced to vaccinate. Here it comes.

Like a friend said in a discussion betwixt us guys, โ€œIโ€™ma pass unless someone puts a gun to my head.โ€

And that’s precisely how I feel. I feel like someoneโ€™s going to put a gun to my head.

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There’s A Problem

I am starting to get extremely worried about my fellow citizens. Well, I say I’m starting to; I have been for years.

Now you may assume that I think Joe is the problem or that what Joe is saying is the problem.

And your assumption would be incorrect.

I agree with Joe.

If you don’t like it, that’s certainly fine with me. Disagreeing and arguing a point of contention used to be part of what made the United States great. It goes right along with that first amendment right that a lot of people are finding out they don’t have anymore.

We are moving closer and closer to a President for life situation.

The right to free speech is under attack.

The right to make decisions for ourselves is under attack.

The right to do what we think is best for our children is under attack.

When the men and women in the military are going to be forced to take an experimental (it has not been approved by the FDA or fully tested) โ€œemergency use approvedโ€ vaccine, yeah, I have a problem with that.

If you’re vaccinated, great. You made that conscious choice to do that. We are a free people, supposedly. We don’t force others to do things like this.

No one should be forced to take this.

No one should have to show their papers in the land of the free and the home of the brave either.

Do you think you have a problem with staffing a McDonald’s or Walmart now? Just wait until it’s time for a lot of soldiers to reenlist. They may not. I wouldn’t.

This reeks of medical experimentation. We don’t do this. The government has before and it should never be done again.

Yes. When you’re in the military you go through a ton of vaccinations. Approved? Hopefully.

But going into this knowing it isn’t is a huge red flag.


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Fear and Control

Today on a local FB group someone posted that โ€œthere was a Covid emergency at Walmartโ€ and they were โ€œroping off sections againโ€ and that their friend who told them this was โ€œto be trustedโ€ as they were โ€œin the knowโ€.

And as it turns out it was total bullsh*t.

Those very small people, the ones who feel the need to virtue signal by wearing a mask and taking a vaccine (or saying they are, thatโ€™s to be decided) are losing what they think is power. That little bit of self righteous importance is slipping away.

They canโ€™t have this.

They canโ€™t lose that little bit of power they think they have.

Itโ€™s disgusting to treat your fellow man in this way.

Iโ€™m done playing by these fear based rules. I played along to get along. No more.

You, the weak, can let fear control you.

I wonโ€™t.

And you wonโ€™t control me.

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Fear Mongering

Did you know that there was a vaccine for Covid? Did you know that there are several?

Of course you did! Iโ€™ll bet most everyone that has any kind of communication with the world knows this. Youโ€™re not stupid. Youโ€™re actually probably a pretty smart cookie. (Although reading my blog might bring that into question.)

I got an email today from my county school district pushing vaccines. They are going to have drive-through vaccinations at three of our schools. This is something that shouldnโ€™t be pushed by the school district.

The school districts job is to educate, not indoctrinate.

They have led these children through a year of fear.

Itโ€™s not just the social distancing, the masks, itโ€™s the way they treated everything with younger people who really have the least chance of catching the virus and transmitting it. Theyโ€™ve taken a year from their lives that theyโ€™ll never get back and replaced that with fear.

Thereโ€™s a lesson in all this. You really canโ€™t trust the people in power over you You really canโ€™t trust the people in power over you. Give them an inch and they will take a mile. Itโ€™s time to start pushing back. Itโ€™s past time to do this.

Theyโ€™re still trying to push this as hard as they possibly can. Because they are about to lose control.

The people who have virtue signaled all this time are going to have to go back to their regular, boring lives and not be seen as some nation saving god. And they will have nothing to show for it.

The wool is coming off peopleโ€™s eyes. And Iโ€™ve seen, for a long time before and during this, what a lot of people are truly all about.

And I am disgusted.

By the way, just my little PSA, whatโ€™s so hard about keeping a bag for your trash in your vehicle? If youโ€™re truly worried about the rest of the world outside your own selfish wants, stop trashing it. Donโ€™t force your mess on other people.

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Sorry for all the rhymes.


Hot But No Fever

Iโ€™m a little hot right now and I usually wonโ€™t touch politics on this blog, but never say never.

S.C. Governor Henry McMaster dropped the mask mandate for our schools but you have to opt out with this form.

The wording is sort of disturbing to me.

The wording in the second page as to what you agree to and โ€œscientific evidence and research studiesโ€ is pure bull. There shouldnโ€™t be any form required that needs to be signed to allow you to breathe free.

I canโ€™t sign this in good conscience.

My child is not a political tool.

How can you opt out of something you were forced into in the first place?

Whereโ€™s the opt out form for paying county taxes?

You people barely take responsibility for actually teaching my child anything useful or important. Youโ€™d rather erase history and teach them that their truth is more important than actual history and facts.

I think Iโ€™m going to hold off on this. Iโ€™m going to see what the backlash is after a few days.

Just to be clear, I know there is a virus. Yes, it has affected people. Yes, a lot of people have died from it. Yes, the science and actual death toll from this is questionable.

A lot of this is fear and control. And the time for living like this is over.

#KershawCounty #SouthCarolina #Masks #DropTheMasks

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