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RE: OT: COVID Check-In
(04-04-2020 07:16 PM)MickMack Wrote:  
(04-04-2020 06:21 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  How's everyone doing? Are you practicing social distance? Are you wearing a facemask out in public? Have any of you been laid off from work or working from home? Any issues trying to get stuff from WalMart or the grocery store? I'm trying to stay busy and spend time with my teens. Sad in a way but this virus outbreak has brought us closer together as a family unit. Spent most of the day outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Sunny, low 70s. I mowed for the second week in a row. Opened my crawl space vents. Sprayed round up all over the place to kill weeds. I spent 8 hours yesterday cleaning out my man cave and re-arranging furniture in there. Wondering when life will get back to normal. Or, when life will get back to the NEW normal. Sippin' on a glass of merlot and typing this to dudes I've never met. Strange world sometimes.

Third week now of working from home. We've been isolating as much as possible, mostly because we think we may have had this. I travelled to a conference at the end of February and did a client on-site. They are based overseas and actually closed their office the following week because of Covid concerns. Anyway, four days later my wife leaves town for work travel. The next night I get body aches, chills, dry cough. Few days after that I have breathing problems and soreness in my throat. Wife gets home, breathing gets worse (can't make it through a day without laying down and sleeping mid-afternoon). Bad headaches. A few days later she starts through the same symptom cycle, albeit milder. This is when Ohio starts taking action and we began to get nervous. Tried to get tested but couldn't. I have family that works at UC Health. Symptoms eventually passed, although I still have very mild breathing issues occasionally. Just not entirely at 100%. Not sure if we had it but if we didn't that's terrifying. Now just hoping we can ride this out like everyone else. Stay healthy. Stay safe. Love all of you misfits around here.

Hope this all turns around for you Mack.
 
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RE: OT: COVID Check-In
(04-04-2020 10:16 PM)gerhard911 Wrote:  
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(04-04-2020 08:58 PM)Bearcatbdub Wrote:  This sucks. I am going nuts. My family is annoying me. I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Please God wake me!

I work at a hospital and we are in full out lockdown mode- have been for a couple weeks. Started wearing masks last week. Have temperature checks twice daily. Only 2 people can ride the elevator at a time. Only two people can sit across from one another at a 6 ft round table at lunch. No visitors allowed. And the census is falling because all elective procedures are shut down. People getting called off.

I took a three day weekend but home is just as bad as work these days. Kids are going nuts with all this online learning and no friends to play with. Nothing on tv or internet news but doom and gloom.

This is the most unAmerican time in the history of our country.

I'll second that.

I feel like I'm incarcerated. I am prevented by the government from going to work, church, public events, my kids can't go to school, I can't go to a sports bar to watch a game... because there are no games. Is this the USA or North Korea?

If this goes on much longer and the economy tanks, you're going to see a pandemic of crime, domestic violence and suicide.

All for a virus that has killed less than the seasonal flu already had and about 98% of those who contract it survive.

Amy Acton said that there were 100,000 people in Ohio already infected with covid19 on March 12. FALSE. As of today, there were about what, 3300? Nobody in a position to do so holds her feet to the fire about that, but they'll believe all the gloom and doom hook line and sinker.

Now they want us all to walk around looking like Jesse James.

Meanwhile, we just sit here and watch the so-called experts running around the house trying to kill that fly with a sledgehammer.

Oh the "this is just the flu" line is still a thing? Thought that died out a few weeks ago.

No, the faux news narrative lives on. You can't fix stupid.

Be as smug, condescending and arrogant as you want. But by all means, don't present anything of a factual nature that would disprove what I said.

Meanwhile we can all keep hiding from each other because of those hundreds of thousands of people out there who seemingly look healthy... but can't possibly be... because Amy Acton and the all knowing Dr. Fauci said so.

So where were/are these 100,000 infected people that on March 12th the person you believe without question said were already in Ohio?

Please tell me smart guys because, you know, I'm just too dang dumb to understand.
 
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RE: OT: COVID Check-In
So, as for where I live, the state of KS has been under stay at home for a week. Sedgwick County (where Wichita is) for about a week before.

And, aside from stay at home orders, most establishments took it upon themselves to stay ahead of that. Even the ones that were open had very few people. I actually went out to eat three times that week, and only once, on 3/14 at a local pizza joint (Pi Day discount), was it anywhere near crowded. Can't let anything ruin Pi Day, I guess 03-lmfao

St. Patty's day was dead, as was that entire week, and since.

Number of cases in this area is just a few over 100, with one death. Greater KC is where the majority of the cases in this state are. Mizzou still does not have the stay at home order, and I think there is a spillover effect.
 
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Doing our best to isolate. Most my court hearings have been continued but certain things still have to move. My wife is working from home. I still go in to the office. Our building is spread out. It's a bunch of solo practitioners with their own offices. Those that have assistants are mostly having them stay home. Doing my client meetings by phone.

One of us is going to Kroger once a week. Cooking mist meals but doing takeout a couple times a week. Been tipping a lot on takeout. There's a coffee shop up the street called Learning Through Play Cafe. It's good indoor stuff for kids. Obviously the indoor is closed now but they do curbside pickup. The owners are great and are delivering to your car right now. I've been ordering a couple times a week for my wife and I and just letting them take the 20.

We're lucky that both of our jobs have been stable. I just took a part time assistant public defender gig that supplements my practice. My wife's boss has told her that her job is safe.

I've been taking fridays off so my wife can work and I watch my daughter. That's been the best part of this. We we got her a swing set for her second birthday. The weather has been pretty good so we've played outside a lot and gone on walks.

I'm running out of whiskey so if you know a liquor store that's open let me know.
 
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RE: OT: COVID Check-In
(04-04-2020 11:52 PM)doss2 Wrote:  Now 5 weeks since my last hair stylist appointment, going to be real bad with another 4 weeks.

If wine runs low Kroger has us covered!

Plenty of booze but a lot is crap liquors.

Glad you made it off of your cruise. Terrible time for that industry. If you're local, DEPs has call ahead, curbside pickup for booze. Works great. And my first trip will be to get my hair cut. Gonna look like a damn hippie when this quarantine lifts.
 
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(04-05-2020 08:52 AM)MickMack Wrote:  
(04-04-2020 11:52 PM)doss2 Wrote:  Now 5 weeks since my last hair stylist appointment, going to be real bad with another 4 weeks.

If wine runs low Kroger has us covered!

Plenty of booze but a lot is crap liquors.

Glad you made it off of your cruise. Terrible time for that industry. If you're local, DEPs has call ahead, curbside pickup for booze. Works great. And my first trip will be to get my hair cut. Gonna look like a damn hippie when this quarantine lifts.
Had my 14 year shave my head with the #4 clippers. My hair has not been this short since I was 12. My wife won’t say anything but the look in her face says it all. Sorry, but I can’t go another month + with this lion’s mane.

Second on the schoolwork. I have 3 kids and keeping up with what they have done, what they need to do, and how well they are doing is crazy hard as both my wife and I are still working out of the house. Luckily my 14 yr old is responsible enough to watch the other 2 at home or We would have to drop them at the in-laws. I would prefer not to expose them because my wife and are on on the front lines.

Oh and we just got 2 puppies. Figure I can rope the kid into housebreaking them as I doubt school picks up until fall.
 
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We are hunkered down with the 2 boys and 4 mutts in the woods on the lake. Offseason + lockdown means I have days without seeing a moving vehicle or another human that’s not part of my clan. There are days like today where it’s sunny and there isn’t a cloud in the sky where that isn’t all bad, either. Not the worst place to whether a pandemic storm.

Wife’s company furloughed 20,000 folks through July...she was deemed essential so she took a 20% cut and is only working a 4 day week and I’m shut down like Andre the Giant in Princess Bride (unemployed...in Greenland) until all of this ends.

Staying busy working on outdoor projects now that the snow finally melted last week and the ice broke up on the open water. Harvesting rocks and boulders for landscaping, built a big indoor kennel with an outdoor dog run, half way through a 1500 square foot 8 ft fenced in garden to protect from the mongol hoards of deer and planning on an adjoining chicken run.

Going to do some smallmouth fishing his afternoon. Need to stay busy until 4/18 when turkey season starts.
 
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(04-05-2020 09:52 AM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Staying busy working on outdoor projects now that the snow finally melted last week and the ice broke up on the open water.

Man, you are a diehard living in northern Michigan. I've already mowed my lawn twice LOL.

(04-05-2020 09:52 AM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Half way through a 1500 square foot 8 ft fenced in garden to protect from the mongol hoards of deer and planning on an adjoining chicken run.

I thought deer were a problem where I lived previously in Ohio. They are like packs of domesticated eating machines down here. I haven't planted a garden in several years due to constant raids from deer and squirrels. Tried just about everthing including a chicken/rabbit fence enclosure but the squirrels climbed right over it. I trapped something like 70 squirrels over 3 years and I finally gave up. We have oak trees all over the place and they are pretty much squirrel nest hotels. I would probably have to make a fenced enclosure like you are building with some kind of a wire mesh roof to keep all the raiders out. Not sure if that is worth the effort for what we need - yet. This year we are trying some tomato plants that we can grow on our deck. See how that goes...
 
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My wife is sick with it. We nearly took her to the ER the night before last before medical workers in the family talked us out of it. Ventilators and induced comas are a last line of defense before death. Prior to that they can't really do anything for you. She's breathing a little easier today but is on day 9 of the fever.

It's 4-10x deadlier than the seasonal flu and a whole lot easier to transmit. Downplay it at not only your own peril, but everyone else's as well.

That it is mostly sparing children is a blessing. We have two under ten years old.
 
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(04-05-2020 12:06 PM)EffinBJ Wrote:  My wife is sick with it. We nearly took her to the ER the night before last before medical workers in the family talked us out of it. Ventilators and induced comas are a last line of defense before death. Prior to that they can't really do anything for you. She's breathing a little easier today but is on day 9 of the fever.

It's 4-10x deadlier than the seasonal flu and a whole lot easier to transmit. Downplay it at not only your own peril, but everyone else's as well.

That it is mostly sparing children is a blessing. We have two under ten years old.

Really sorry your wife (and you and the rest of your family) has to go through this. Thoughts are with you.
 
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(04-05-2020 12:10 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  Really sorry your wife (and you and the rest of your family) has to go through this. Thoughts are with you.

Appreciate the concern - a lot of you are going to experience it, unfortunately. She got a test last Sunday but there are still no results a week later. And as we now understand, the older tests are very inaccurate to begin with, maybe no more than 30% correct. So the numbers you're seeing reported are incomplete at best, both infections and deaths. We're not among the reported cases nor are many others.
 
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(04-05-2020 11:53 AM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(04-05-2020 09:52 AM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Staying busy working on outdoor projects now that the snow finally melted last week and the ice broke up on the open water.

Man, you are a diehard living in northern Michigan. I've already mowed my lawn twice LOL.

(04-05-2020 09:52 AM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Half way through a 1500 square foot 8 ft fenced in garden to protect from the mongol hoards of deer and planning on an adjoining chicken run.

I thought deer were a problem where I lived previously in Ohio. They are like packs of domesticated eating machines down here. I haven't planted a garden in several years due to constant raids from deer and squirrels. Tried just about everthing including a chicken/rabbit fence enclosure but the squirrels climbed right over it. I trapped something like 70 squirrels over 3 years and I finally gave up. We have oak trees all over the place and they are pretty much squirrel nest hotels. I would probably have to make a fenced enclosure like you are building with some kind of a wire mesh roof to keep all the raiders out. Not sure if that is worth the effort for what we need - yet. This year we are trying some tomato plants that we can grow on our deck. See how that goes...

Easier to live up here than I expected. As the Inuits say “There is no bad weather, just bad clothes.”

Mowed twice!

None of the deciduous trees or shrubs have even budded out yet. Even the honeysuckle is still bare. You can tell things are getting ready to pop, though. Spring hits with shock and awe up here when it’s time.

Last Tuesday it was like a switch was thrown...had not seen geese since October...they all rolled back in flight after flight. There was frost on the ground this morning but it will be 45 and gorgeous today. Winter is over. The geese and mallards and loons somehow time their arrival within 48 hours of the lake ice breaking up. It’s amazing to witness. Cranes have arrived, too but I’m not sure about how they migrate.
 
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(04-05-2020 12:23 PM)EffinBJ Wrote:  
(04-05-2020 12:10 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  Really sorry your wife (and you and the rest of your family) has to go through this. Thoughts are with you.

Appreciate the concern - a lot of you are going to experience it, unfortunately. She got a test last Sunday but there are still no results a week later. And as we now understand, the older tests are very inaccurate to begin with, maybe no more than 30% correct. So the numbers you're seeing reported are incomplete at best, both infections and deaths. We're not among the reported cases nor are many others.

Up here (Lucas County) they straight up stopped testing anyone not in the medical fields unless you were admitted to a hospital and in high need of invasive care. I'm guessing we'll never truly know anywhere near how many people had it, and likely how many people died of it either.
 
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We officially have no cases in our town, but I would bet if you could test for it accurately you would find 25% or more of the local population already had it. I would imagine some of the deaths reported as flu in February were really COVID-19.
 
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Stressed out here in Northern New Jersey. I am about 60 miles from NYC. It's been god awful up here. I feel like I'm risking my life every time I leave the house. Every little thing takes longer, when you have to constantly sanitize everything. My hands had chemical burns on the backs, we had to use straight isopropyl alcohol, since regular sanitizer was only a memory. People are still hoarding, which drives me nuts, only certain days and if you are lucky will you find TP. Run a Deli. We went full lock down weeks ago. No one allowed in the store, we bring it out to your car, so we are keeping our small group working and as safe as possible. Gloves, masks, the whole 9. It's bad up here. Remember when we could argue with each other about certain players and coaches? Good times.
 
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(04-05-2020 12:06 PM)EffinBJ Wrote:  My wife is sick with it. We nearly took her to the ER the night before last before medical workers in the family talked us out of it.

My thoughts and prayers for your wife and family. That had to be tough to watch your wife go through that. Godspeed in her recovery.

(04-05-2020 04:27 PM)rtaylor Wrote:  Stressed out here in Northern New Jersey. I am about 60 miles from NYC. It's been god awful up here. I feel like I'm risking my life every time I leave the house. Every little thing takes longer, when you have to constantly sanitize everything. My hands had chemical burns on the backs, we had to use straight isopropyl alcohol, since regular sanitizer was only a memory. People are still hoarding, which drives me nuts, only certain days and if you are lucky will you find TP. Run a Deli. We went full lock down weeks ago. No one allowed in the store, we bring it out to your car, so we are keeping our small group working and as safe as possible. Gloves, masks, the whole 9. It's bad up here. Remember when we could argue with each other about certain players and coaches? Good times.

I feel for you rt. Hang in there. From what I've read and heard the greater NYC area [and other parts of the country] is going to peak over the next two weeks. Stay hunkered down to the extent possible man. Yeah, arguing about sports stuff seems so long ago and a luxury for normal times.
 
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I've been working from home since before Saint Patty's Day, the problem with working from home is that you're always at work. I'm in IT so it's not that unusual to be working irregular hours, that's why I'm up since receiving a fiber alert at 5:41 AM. Like Rath I also have a lake house in Michigan and I've been trying to spend some of the nicer days living there to get the docks, lifts, and boats ready for the season. One note on that, the sheriff's department is preventing the commercial guys from installing docks due to social distancing mandates here. Fortunately I'm too cheap to pay anyone and I'm still spry enough to do it myself at 64 years of age. It's strange to see so little activity on the water but all of the marinas are closed down so lots of stored boats can't be reached and "summerized" yet. Winterizing and storage is also something I do myself so I'm good there too.
Like BearcatMan I'm also a resident of Lucas County. One of my former neighbors passed away on Friday due to the Corona virus, he was 62. I'm not aware of any existing medical issues he may have had since I haven't seen him for 4 years or so but it does hit close to home.
 
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My dog is tired of going for walks.
 
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First of all, and most importantly, I'll be thinking of you and your family, BJ. Your wife is fortunate to have you at her side.

And, despite being strangers with most of you, it's good to read about how others are coping. My experience:
- Working remote, not as hard as I should be
- Lots of exercise - yoga, cycling, kayaking (Pacific NW waters are great for distancing)
- Building raised beds and planting veggies on every piece of my property
- Calling my elderly parents daily
- Ongoing puzzles and games with the kids
- Marveling at the number of restaurants, breweries and pot shops making deliveries on my block (and sometimes waiting for those deliveries)
- Driving my family crazy with poor attempts at playing mandolin
- Listening to/ reading news, and tuning out anyone without MD next to their name
- Listening to more music than news
 
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Still going to work everyday. Wife is home with the kid.


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