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Like many have been or will be, I was furloughed starting this week. The unemployment checks plus savings should keep me afloat for the time being but hopefully can get back in the office before June comes. If not, I could be in trouble.

Trying to stay busy with house stuff.. cleaned out the garage today and planning to do some gardening and yard work later this week. Going to get back into running as well and training for the Pig this fall.

Done a pretty good job with the social distancing. I've been stocked up well with food and just going to the store for essentials. May try curbside pickup.. figure I can save some money not needlessly walking through aisles buying unnecessary stuff.

Hope everyone stays safe, healthy, and financially stable.
 
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(04-05-2020 09:47 AM)Bearcatbdub Wrote:  
(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.

My 6 year old cut my hair last month. Using clippers.

Not because of coronavirus, but because my wife is exhausted from nursing a newborn and I don't want to pay a barber $15 to do something a 6 year old can do in 20 minutes.

She's an unusually responsible 6 year old though. She did a great job. I paid her $3 and she was psyched.
 
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(04-06-2020 11:22 AM)geef Wrote:  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

Sir Geef - great list! I am also listening to more music - that is my coping drug along with my faith in the Lord...
 
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No one in the Media will talk about the issue --

of people not having 3 months or more of savings. Experts have preached this for years. I expect to get attacked for being a millionaire. That was not always the case. Born into low income. Worked way through college. When I got my first job in public accounting I quickly saved to reach that 3 months.

I bet a large percentage of the people bemoaning the lost wages have big screen TV's, IPads and the latest IPhones but no savings.

Wake up America and save.
 
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Is UH in risk of losing it’s sugar daddy?

Ferrtitta’s hospitality empire may be in danger.
 
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So, my wife and I saw gas prices at $1.41/gallon down here over the weekend. A buddy of mine said he saw one place had it for $1.28. Unreal. I'm thinking, man it's time for a road trip somewhere to take advantage of cheap gas. The problem is so many places are closed down. It's like the great tease of our time. We may take a jaunt on the Blue Ridge Parkway this coming weekend just to get away for awhile and enjoy some mountain scenery. The Parkway is just under one hour's drive from my house so no biggie.
 
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(04-06-2020 05:52 PM)doss2 Wrote:  No one in the Media will talk about the issue --

of people not having 3 months or more of savings. Experts have preached this for years. I expect to get attacked for being a millionaire. That was not always the case. Born into low income. Worked way through college. When I got my first job in public accounting I quickly saved to reach that 3 months.

I bet a large percentage of the people bemoaning the lost wages have big screen TV's, IPads and the latest IPhones but no savings.

Wake up America and save.

Sometimes things feel offensive, because they are so right. Dave Ramsey all the way. The pandemic I am more worried about is where the economy is in 6 months.
 
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(04-07-2020 05:47 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  
(04-06-2020 05:52 PM)doss2 Wrote:  No one in the Media will talk about the issue --

of people not having 3 months or more of savings. Experts have preached this for years. I expect to get attacked for being a millionaire. That was not always the case. Born into low income. Worked way through college. When I got my first job in public accounting I quickly saved to reach that 3 months.

I bet a large percentage of the people bemoaning the lost wages have big screen TV's, IPads and the latest IPhones but no savings.

Wake up America and save.

Sometimes things feel offensive, because they are so right. Dave Ramsey all the way. The pandemic I am more worried about is where the economy is in 6 months.

Guys, I don't disagree at all. However, up until now, this thread has been a great, therapeutic outlet for some folks to open up about their own lives. Talking down about others choices and patting ourselves on the back will just shame them into silence. I hope people who could have prepared better make it through to the other side, learn, and pass the lesson on. This is a pretty anonymous place, so I hope everyone is comfortable opening up a little. I don't read enough, so I'm not sure if its in the book, but there is a YA book/movie called Wonder. I love the line from the teacher " when given the choice to be right or kind, choose kind"

My house is coping as well as we can. I have a bunch of kids and some have faired better than others in dealing with all their extracurriculars being suddenly ripped from them and not getting to see their school friends. I have peers with teens that are now dealing with depression. That's a messed up chemical time in your life without all this crap. My wife is a rock star. She has been awesome despite not working and suddenly having homeschooling forced on her. She got shingles, she has been so stressed. But the weather is getting better, she's feeling better, and its Holy Week, so we're going to be as positive as we can. Maybe have a poor man's backyard Easter Vigil Saturday night.
 
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(04-07-2020 06:51 AM)Teakwood Wrote:  
(04-07-2020 05:47 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  
(04-06-2020 05:52 PM)doss2 Wrote:  No one in the Media will talk about the issue --

of people not having 3 months or more of savings. Experts have preached this for years. I expect to get attacked for being a millionaire. That was not always the case. Born into low income. Worked way through college. When I got my first job in public accounting I quickly saved to reach that 3 months.

I bet a large percentage of the people bemoaning the lost wages have big screen TV's, IPads and the latest IPhones but no savings.

Wake up America and save.

Sometimes things feel offensive, because they are so right. Dave Ramsey all the way. The pandemic I am more worried about is where the economy is in 6 months.

Guys, I don't disagree at all. However, up until now, this thread has been a great, therapeutic outlet for some folks to open up about their own lives. Talking down about others choices and patting ourselves on the back will just shame them into silence. I hope people who could have prepared better make it through to the other side, learn, and pass the lesson on. This is a pretty anonymous place, so I hope everyone is comfortable opening up a little. I don't read enough, so I'm not sure if its in the book, but there is a YA book/movie called Wonder. I love the line from the teacher " when given the choice to be right or kind, choose kind"

My house is coping as well as we can. I have a bunch of kids and some have faired better than others in dealing with all their extracurriculars being suddenly ripped from them and not getting to see their school friends. I have peers with teens that are now dealing with depression. That's a messed up chemical time in your life without all this crap. My wife is a rock star. She has been awesome despite not working and suddenly having homeschooling forced on her. She got shingles, she has been so stressed. But the weather is getting better, she's feeling better, and its Holy Week, so we're going to be as positive as we can. Maybe have a poor man's backyard Easter Vigil Saturday night.

Had she gotten vaccinated? Bro in law got it and it is damn painful.

If you are allowed get the vaccine!
 
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(04-06-2020 05:52 PM)doss2 Wrote:  No one in the Media will talk about the issue --

of people not having 3 months or more of savings. Experts have preached this for years. I expect to get attacked for being a millionaire. That was not always the case. Born into low income. Worked way through college. When I got my first job in public accounting I quickly saved to reach that 3 months.

I bet a large percentage of the people bemoaning the lost wages have big screen TV's, IPads and the latest IPhones but no savings.

Wake up America and save.

Why don't you dumb idiots just be rich, like me?
 
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For many on here, even if you have savings, times are tough at the moment. You certainly should never have to plan for a global pandemic nor should you have to fall at risk because the government mandates self-quarantine and keeps you from your job. The economic fallout from this will be severe and the human life we've lost thus far can never be recovered.

I pray you all have long, happy lives.
 
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(04-07-2020 09:29 AM)Cataclysmo Wrote:  For many on here, even if you have savings, times are tough at the moment. You certainly should never have to plan for a global pandemic nor should you have to fall at risk because the government mandates self-quarantine and keeps you from your job. The economic fallout from this will be severe and the human life we've lost thus far can never be recovered.

I pray you all have long, happy lives.

BTW this is why the government shouldn't willingly create massive deficits during good economic times. There are times when it makes sense for government to run deficits (in this situation unprecedented deficits) because it has the ability to do so and provide stability to the nation's economy, prevent long term depression. The deficit numbers are going to be astronomical at the end of the year. They were already high with increased spending/huge tax cuts of last 3 years.
 
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(04-07-2020 06:51 AM)Teakwood Wrote:  
(04-07-2020 05:47 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  
(04-06-2020 05:52 PM)doss2 Wrote:  No one in the Media will talk about the issue --

of people not having 3 months or more of savings. Experts have preached this for years. I expect to get attacked for being a millionaire. That was not always the case. Born into low income. Worked way through college. When I got my first job in public accounting I quickly saved to reach that 3 months.

I bet a large percentage of the people bemoaning the lost wages have big screen TV's, IPads and the latest IPhones but no savings.

Wake up America and save.

Sometimes things feel offensive, because they are so right. Dave Ramsey all the way. The pandemic I am more worried about is where the economy is in 6 months.

Guys, I don't disagree at all. However, up until now, this thread has been a great, therapeutic outlet for some folks to open up about their own lives. Talking down about others choices and patting ourselves on the back will just shame them into silence. I hope people who could have prepared better make it through to the other side, learn, and pass the lesson on. This is a pretty anonymous place, so I hope everyone is comfortable opening up a little. I don't read enough, so I'm not sure if its in the book, but there is a YA book/movie called Wonder. I love the line from the teacher " when given the choice to be right or kind, choose kind"

My house is coping as well as we can. I have a bunch of kids and some have faired better than others in dealing with all their extracurriculars being suddenly ripped from them and not getting to see their school friends. I have peers with teens that are now dealing with depression. That's a messed up chemical time in your life without all this crap. My wife is a rock star. She has been awesome despite not working and suddenly having homeschooling forced on her. She got shingles, she has been so stressed. But the weather is getting better, she's feeling better, and its Holy Week, so we're going to be as positive as we can. Maybe have a poor man's backyard Easter Vigil Saturday night.

Dude. I feel for your wife. I had shingles last summer. It's absolutely horrible.
 
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(04-07-2020 09:33 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(04-07-2020 09:29 AM)Cataclysmo Wrote:  For many on here, even if you have savings, times are tough at the moment. You certainly should never have to plan for a global pandemic nor should you have to fall at risk because the government mandates self-quarantine and keeps you from your job. The economic fallout from this will be severe and the human life we've lost thus far can never be recovered.

I pray you all have long, happy lives.

BTW this is why the government shouldn't willingly create massive deficits during good economic times. There are times when it makes sense for government to run deficits (in this situation unprecedented deficits) because it has the ability to do so and provide stability to the nation's economy, prevent long term depression. The deficit numbers are going to be astronomical at the end of the year. They were already high with increased spending/huge tax cuts of last 3 years.

Right after Catyclsmo brings us back to a feel good thread about how everyone is coping our moderator turns it political. Great move.
 
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(04-07-2020 09:26 AM)Cataclysmo Wrote:  
(04-06-2020 05:52 PM)doss2 Wrote:  No one in the Media will talk about the issue --

of people not having 3 months or more of savings. Experts have preached this for years. I expect to get attacked for being a millionaire. That was not always the case. Born into low income. Worked way through college. When I got my first job in public accounting I quickly saved to reach that 3 months.

I bet a large percentage of the people bemoaning the lost wages have big screen TV's, IPads and the latest IPhones but no savings.

Wake up America and save.

Why don't you dumb idiots just be rich, like me?

Try reading I was likely more impoverished than most herein. Working almost full time and going to UC full time got me a great future. Once I had a job in public accounting I saved my 3 months.
 
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Hey, since the weather is going to be nice over the weekend, I'll plan a nice fire outside. I don't have a fire ring per se but I have an area in my yard sheltered by some oaks and scrub pines that has become my "burn pit." I live on just under one acre of property and I have a good distance between my neighbors. I'll split some logs, get a good fire going, have an adult beverage or two and enjoy the evening. Any of you like staring in to the coals of a good, hot fire? It mesmerizes me. Weird, I know. I even like skewering hot dogs and cooking them over the fire almost burnt and then lather 'em up with ketchup and mustard. I go back and forth between standard yellow mustard and a spicy brown mustard. Throw on some diced onion and relish. Heck, maybe I'll do some brats instead. See, I'm coping with COVID. Hey - a slogan may have been born...

COPING WITH COVID!
 
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(04-07-2020 01:22 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  Hey, since the weather is going to be nice over the weekend, I'll plan a nice fire outside. I don't have a fire ring per se but I have an area in my yard sheltered by some oaks and scrub pines that has become my "burn pit." I live on just under one acre of property and I have a good distance between my neighbors. I'll split some logs, get a good fire going, have an adult beverage or two and enjoy the evening. Any of you like staring in to the coals of a good, hot fire? It mesmerizes me. Weird, I know. I even like skewering hot dogs and cooking them over the fire almost burnt and then lather 'em up with ketchup and mustard. I go back and forth between standard yellow mustard and a spicy brown mustard. Throw on some diced onion and relish. Heck, maybe I'll do some brats instead. See, I'm coping with COVID. Hey - a slogan may have been born...

COPING WITH COVID!

Happy the weather has mostly been good to great. We have about a 1/2 acre which is great for a suburban neighborhood. 2 year old loves to run around the yard and play on her new swing set. We've been eating on the deck and hanging out in the sun room. Making the best of things.
 
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I have not really been around since the Pandemic started and basketball was canceled. This is week 3 for me at home. I work for a small company (10 people). The company is archaic, and is not equipped to work from home, so I have basically been paid for the past couple weeks to sit at home. Not sure how long I will continue to be paid so that has my nerves up, but on the bright side my yard looks pretty immaculate, and I made a lemon poppyseed bundt cake today, and binge-watching late 90's wrestling... So I guess I am hanging on.

I hope everyone else is surviving and healthy.
 
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You know, since you're one of my favorites on here, I'm going to pretend I didn't read that you put ketchup on your dogs! And, I'm right there with you on the fire and some beers. We're staring at our first 70 degree day this weekend, and planning to do exactly the same in the backyard. I have to say, though, I'm awfully jealous of that acre - beats the hell out of our little brick fireplace in the yard. Can't wait to get up into the mountains a whole bunch this summer, for my preferred version of campfires and social distancing......

(04-07-2020 01:22 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  Hey, since the weather is going to be nice over the weekend, I'll plan a nice fire outside. I don't have a fire ring per se but I have an area in my yard sheltered by some oaks and scrub pines that has become my "burn pit." I live on just under one acre of property and I have a good distance between my neighbors. I'll split some logs, get a good fire going, have an adult beverage or two and enjoy the evening. Any of you like staring in to the coals of a good, hot fire? It mesmerizes me. Weird, I know. I even like skewering hot dogs and cooking them over the fire almost burnt and then lather 'em up with ketchup and mustard. I go back and forth between standard yellow mustard and a spicy brown mustard. Throw on some diced onion and relish. Heck, maybe I'll do some brats instead. See, I'm coping with COVID. Hey - a slogan may have been born...

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(04-07-2020 03:17 PM)geef Wrote:  You know, since you're one of my favorites on here, I'm going to pretend I didn't read that you put ketchup on your dogs! And, I'm right there with you on the fire and some beers. We're staring at our first 70 degree day this weekend, and planning to do exactly the same in the backyard. I have to say, though, I'm awfully jealous of that acre - beats the hell out of our little brick fireplace in the yard. Can't wait to get up into the mountains a whole bunch this summer, for my preferred version of campfires and social distancing......

(04-07-2020 01:22 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  Hey, since the weather is going to be nice over the weekend, I'll plan a nice fire outside. I don't have a fire ring per se but I have an area in my yard sheltered by some oaks and scrub pines that has become my "burn pit." I live on just under one acre of property and I have a good distance between my neighbors. I'll split some logs, get a good fire going, have an adult beverage or two and enjoy the evening. Any of you like staring in to the coals of a good, hot fire? It mesmerizes me. Weird, I know. I even like skewering hot dogs and cooking them over the fire almost burnt and then lather 'em up with ketchup and mustard. I go back and forth between standard yellow mustard and a spicy brown mustard. Throw on some diced onion and relish. Heck, maybe I'll do some brats instead. See, I'm coping with COVID. Hey - a slogan may have been born...

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Haha! I'm more partial to mustard if I had to pick only one. There's still something about the combination of the two that I dig.

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