Friend of mine is a retired Lt. from NYPD. He says this emergency is much worse than 9/11 for NYC. 1/5th of NYPD is sick or needs to be quarantined. Hospitals overflowing. That didn't happen after 9/11.
That didn't happen after 9/11 because you either escaped or died...not many serious injuries.Friend of mine is a retired Lt. from NYPD. He says this emergency is much worse than 9/11 for NYC. 1/5th of NYPD is sick or needs to be quarantined. Hospitals overflowing. That didn't happen after 9/11.
Yep. I heard Friday that the company was working through the process but it could take 4-6 weeks. Sunday I got an text from our GM asking me to come in at regular time on Monday. My pay was cut and restored within our 2 week pay periods, so I won't even see a short deposit even though I've been working 32 hour weeks. Biggest benefit is if they maintain their current employment level they don't have to pay it back. I think the chances of another round of layoffs is pretty slim.^^^^^^ I’m glad the PPP money is flowing and already having an impact!
@Rock and Glock
Help is something they do need. But they are a 16 hour (give or take) drive away. I'm in Kansas and they are at the southern tip of Texas, so all I can do is give moral support. I'll have to research, and see if I can't figure out some programs that may help. Dad turned 82 last month, and mom turns 80 this fall. They were snowbirds until their health caught up to them a couple years ago. So, they are living in their permanent 5th wheel, like most snowbirds, hence the reference of getting an apartment. I don't know how open they will be to counseling, but will try. Thank you.
I used to see a difference between the two. Not so much anymore. Zombie Fascists. Who would of thought it. They're not looking for brains, just the opposite in fact.Always thought we would have to worry about the zombies during the apocalypse.
But the biggest fear will be from the fascist
My heart goes out to you and your parents. Do they belong to a Parkinson's support group? I have a friend who's husband has Parkinson's and the group has been a lifesaver.Disclaimer: Forgive me on parts of this. There are things in this that i don't bring up often, i don't talk about, because other than my wife, I don't exactly have anyone i can turn to, to talk about some of this. None of this is meant as a request for pity, help, or anything else. It is merely presented for honesty and explanation.
I feel for those effected more than I am. Those that are out of work, sick, or can't find what they need. My family and I are praying daily for those people so effected.
Me myself and I:
I'm stressed and worried. I'm stuck working from home. A boon? Not for me. I am a natural introvert. This has been reinforced by my time in the military. My 20 minute drive to work every day allowed me to step outside of myself, and bring out the extrovert in me, so I can be successful at work. For groceries, we are good. Stocked freezer, pantry, etc. And as stressed as I am, I fully expect my mom is more stressed than me. Monday, I got a text from her about my dad. I'll post it here.
My stress relief is usually a trip to the range. 150-300 rounds down range makes a huge difference. Unfortunately, I don't have the ammo for that, until things settle down some. I had been looking into reloading, and well...
(bear with me) 15 years ago, I fell off an aircraft. Imagine taking a 2x4 that's 6'2" tall, and weighing in at 165#, stand it on a chair, and then let it fall backwards to the floor. And there would be my head, with a thin piece of plastic and a 1/2" piece of foam, between it and the concrete. The VA says no damage. But... I have a lot of the symptoms of a TBI. One of the major ones I run into, which is why I ask for opinions and advice, is when faced with much more than 2 or 3 choices, almost paralyzes me with indecision. So, I do my best, and I wind up "going down the rabbit hole" researching, and still unable to make a decision, unless there is one that is so much above the other choices that it is an obvious choice. This happened to me when trying to decide which reloading press I should choose. So, I am still not reloading, and don't know when I will start, because this decision has been so difficult.
Again, please forgive me on some of this. Thanks.
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