This is a discussion on How Are YOU Doing? (COVID-19 Impact) within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Smelled this coming out of China right after X-Mas. Knew it sounded "Funny" as the fish/wet market was just around the corner from the Bio-Weapon ...
Smelled this coming out of China right after X-Mas. Knew it sounded "Funny" as the fish/wet market was just around the corner from the Bio-Weapon Level 4 Lab and it was a WTH moment for me. The Preps began then. Hope we ALL survive!!!.
I still get up in the morning and commute to work. I'm great-full I have a job and the company I work for is very financially sound. Even thought we have slowed significantly the last week or so, I'm not terribly concerned about my employment at least for the near term. I personally do not fear this disease at all. I expect if I get it, I won't feel good for a few days then be fine. My wife has asthma, and if I get it she will get it. She may not weather it so well. She is not working and mostly staying put as her school is out. Out side of work I'm avoiding unnecessary exposure to crowds, but I still plan to get out on the motorcycle, and this weekend drive out to my dad property deep in the south central MO hills and discharge some of my pre panic ammo stock pile in complete solitude.
"Some people go to bed with Lucifer..........then cry, cry, cry when they don't greet the day with God."
Right now I am busy being thankful.
- My family is safe today.
- I work remotely.
- Although I may not have everything I want, I do have everything I need (even bacon!) so it is a good day!
We're managing. My wife has been working from home for over 15 years, and in her field, I'd say her job is pretty secure. I'm twice retired, so I don't need to get 'out' other than to just get out and about. We're pretty well stocked, with food, paper products, and ammo (though that gov't check would come in handy for more ammo!). God has seen to it that we have all we need.
Our big immediate concern is being careful to not get exposed to anyone carrying the virus, as my mother-in-law has just started chemotherapy for a rare cancer (naso-pharyngeal) diagnosed at stage 3, and we are sharing transportation duties to Nashville with my brother-in-law. Our church has gone to online for Bible study, but currently still plans to hold worship service on site (we are a small church). My pastor knows our situation, and has already indicated that he would understand if we bow out of attending public worship for the time being.
Once we can get out from under all the rain we've had, I figure I can get some of the spring yard-work done. In the meantime, I have "just-in-case" sermons to prepare, books to read, and a paper to write for the ministers' group I attend.
@PAcanis ;I'll add you to my ever growing prayer list.
Wow, I know that is like a slap in the face with the cold hand of reality. You and the soon-to-be millions in the same condition are in our prayers each day.
Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Fear is a motivator for action. remembering that dispels moments of inaction.
Personally, I am learning/coding Formal application design and am building a couple of personal (hopefully for profit) websites. I'm also looking for work and am back hacking ATS systems to ensure my resume gets into the right hands. I also have 1000 rds of 9mm and 500 rds of .40 to setup and load. There is also a couple of 2011's to hand build perfectly.
There is a lot to do to keep busy. (to all, Plan on at least 14 days of being home bound [insider tip??])
Of all the dang things, I can't buy eggs. Someone here called it. I didn't believe that could happen, but it did. I'll be working from home starting next week. At least I'm in no danger of losing hours, and wages like many are.
Now I just have to worry about the increased energy usage of all the extra computer equipment I have at home making it look like I am cooking meth. I'd prefer not to be visited by the local LEOs. Ok, so I am kidding on this last part, I don't use enough power to come close to a meth cooking operation.
Friend I sure do hope you feel better!!! Gosh I’m worried bout you now, please keep in touch and let me know how your doing ok?
Regarding the nursing home....That was said tongue and cheek, thought folks would know it was said in jest when I said I was renting a microphone and that CWO was going to dress like John Travolta dancing to “Staying Alive” 😆.
We’re home, and other than CWO working some at the shipyards and a pharmacy trip we have no other places to go.
You feel better, if you need us to send anything send me an note via email ~ your important to us! (((Hug))) 💕
“FIRST DO NO HARM”, The forgotten creed and a profession that is licensed to kill by our government.
Independent voter [earn my vote Bubba!]
The wife and I are both in our 50s and in excellent health, so we are not too worried about all this. I am still working, but I work nights mostly by myself in a locked office, so social distancing is a normal way of life for me. We have lots of food and ammo put up, and we live out in the woods, so no worries for us.
I do worry about my parents and my in-laws. My parents are in their late 70s and my dad has COPD and my mom has asthma. Neither of them has been in very good health the last few years. Getting them to take this seriously has proven to be slightly difficult. They are stubborn folks. My in-laws are in their 80s, and they are also very stubborn folks. They are more concerned about the people they can get out and help than the are about protecting themselves. Commendable, but not very safe. We are praying for both sets of parents, and talking to them regularly, trying to get them to comply with all of the recommended safety protocols. Work in progress...
All of our local restaurants are closed for eat-in, but are all doing takeout. One of the best eatin' places around here is a food truck anyway, and they are still open. So we are still "eating out" on the weekends. We usually get takeout anyway, and go sit down by the water someplace to eat. No change there really, either.
Otherwise using the time while all the other 'errand' businesses are sidelined, to get some yard work and garage cleaning and home maintenance projects done. I think a lot of other folks have the same idea. I was in the hardware store the other day, and it was PACKED. Even lots of older folks in there. Lots of folks using their "lock-in" time productively, I guess...
The antis just don't understand the depth of love & bonding that comes with guns - redbirddog5
2nd AMENDMENT: The gateway drug to freedom addiction.
My kids have always given me good-hearted ribbing about me always having an "overstocked" pantry & freezer. So, we're fairly well set to ride this pandemic out for 1-3 months. I believe that by next week, the panic buying will slow down a bit and Things like TP, milk, & eggs will be available again.
KNOWLEDGE: A tomato is a fruit.
WISDOM: Not putting a tomato in a fruit salad..
I'm still working for now, but the furlough/lay-offs are coming. That'll suck, but I 'think' we're good-to-go for now.
Living in hurricane country, and the lessons of Katrina and the flood of 2016, have many of us ready for the immediate/initial situation.
Got plenty of ammo, hand sanitizer, and TP, and didn't have to participate in the 'rush' for any of it either.
I already have Momma taken care of and told her to pass on to the other hens in the neighborhood to call me if they need something out in town or taken care of. Gotta look out for the neighbors and immediate community once you and yours are good and set up.