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What's your plan for riding out the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by aggrex, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Mar 23, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    aggrex

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    I don't consider myself uber essential but I'm listed as "essential personnel" as DE is beginning their quarantine process to stem the rise in COVID-19 cases. I have been making small purchases of essential items over the past few weeks (not Rock Auto) and was actually looking forward for a few months of home detention.

    Enjoy the gif as it really should be "physical distancing" which is what I preach to others in the office to stay out of H.R. Hopefully everyone here is taking this COVID-19 crisis seriously and making sure everyone in our circle of family and friends are safe, social distancing and doing their part in washing hands, eating well and staying healthy.

    Last night I checked my small inventory of masks I used for construction and was excited to see they were N95. The shelves for masks in the stores have been empty for a few weeks as well as toiletries so conserve, be safe and pray this crisis ends soon.

    Best to stay busy+connected with family and friends and your jeeps.net family

     
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  2. Mar 23, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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    I am considered essential. To where I work anyway. :cool:. And we are crazy busy right now. And we have no plans on shutting down any time soon. And since we have no outside foot traffic in the building. And all our employees just travel back and forth to work. And we all are practicing all that is recommended to avoid contracting this stupid ass virus.

    To those of you that are quarantined to your home's and that can not work. We are here for you all. We are all in this together. And we prevail and beat this thing. Hang in there.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Im still working at my office, but the Wife is home with the dogs. May work out good, as we are getting some roof work done on our house, so she will be able to supervise.

    Edit:
    As for "Activities around the house, my Wife and I are still doing the same things. Walks, bike rides, etc.
     
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  4. Mar 24, 2020 at 3:22 AM
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    I think it’s better now to stay at home and not go out to protect me and my family.
     
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  5. Mar 24, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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    Stay-At-Home order begins today in DE along with neighboring states PA-NJ-NY

    IMO it's possible the poor and homeless may become the next big hotspot if not already in major cities and keep this health crisis spiking if something is not done. Drove through downtown Philadelphia yesterday and didn't see any type of social distancing going on in the city from those waiting for the bus to street beggars or people sleeping on the sidewalks etc. The situation looks grim as these groups of people either are in denial, unconcerned or they don't understand the magnitude of the problem. The homeless shelters are crowded and lack any safety precautions to deal with this new crisis beyond feeding them. Most have no healthcare options and many suffer from mental illness, drug/etoh addiction possibly making a bad situation worse.

    Stay safe everybody!
     
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  6. Mar 24, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    At home order for everyone but contractors here in NY
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:45 AM
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    I am still going to work all 40 hrs. The state on NY throwing insain amount of rules @ us for the time being. I do understand dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's tho. That's what I get for working in the health care field :). Now we have to carry a signed letter from our employer in our vehicles to make us exempt from travel restrictions. The scrubs and name badge should give it away but ya know. I am just happy Dunkin is still up and running!! :). Stay safe everyone.
     
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  8. Mar 25, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    You and your Dunkin....:p:coffee: @JeepMafiaMama .

    Same here. I have said letter also too. Mine even states the paragraphs of the law that allows me to go to work. I'm in the food industry. Essential to those of you stuck at home. Lol.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    Still working here....playing out in my shop when home, wheeling with the kids here and there.
     
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  10. Mar 28, 2020 at 10:40 PM
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    I haven’t worked since Friday 3/13 and company announced yesterday that nothing will happen before the 4/18. I’m lucky they are paying us even though it’s only 32hrs. I averaged 50hr weeks to be able to pay the bills so hurting a little financially but many others I know are getting affected more. Had some of my friends lose jobs already where they work. It’s tough.

    Been staying home, our county started stay at home 2 week order a couple days ago but we actually been doing it since 3/13 only going out for groceries.

    It’s tough trying to keep kids busy too. My son is almost 7 and my daughter almost 5, and they have a lot of energy to spend. Thank god for our pool but even with that It’s tough on them, my son mostly because we just can’t do pool day everyday. Teachers had a car parade in neighborhood this week before the stay at home order went into effect and as soon as the parade was over my son started crying because he misses his school, his teacher and his friends. Broke my heart seeing him like that because of this.

    Also trying to get projects done around the house while at home. So far, fixed portion of fence that was starting to fall apart, painted the fence(we have a lot of fence/corner lot), trimmed 4 trees(still got 1 to go), fixed the AC(this one wasn’t on the project list but happened all of a sudden), installed some shelving, pressure washed the front of house, and cleaned all the bathroom fan vents.

    Hoping to install my KC lights finally this week lol.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2020 at 2:33 PM
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    Enjoy this doc from the internet:

    Things that happen during Covid-19:
    · Half of us are going to come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks. The other half will come out with a drinking problem.
    · I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I'm cracking a safe.
    · I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
    · Still haven't decided where to go for Easter ----- The Living Room or The Bedroom
    · PSA: every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.
    · Homeschooling is going well. 2 students suspended for fighting and 1 teacher fired for drinking on the job.
    · I don't think anyone expected that when we changed the clocks we'd go from Standard Time to the Twilight Zone
    · This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
    · Quarantine Day 5: Went to this restaurant called THE KITCHEN. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business.
    · My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.
    · I'm so excited --- it's time to take out the garbage. What should I wear?
    · I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to Puerto Backyarda. I'm getting tired of Los Livingroom.
    · Classified Ad: Single man with toilet paper seeks woman with hand sanitizer for good clean fun.
    · Day 6 of Homeschooling: My child just said, I hope I don't have the same teacher next year
     
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    I am a teacher .. I am an essential worker but guide and teach remotely from home and miss to get hugs from my kiddos ..
     
  13. Apr 11, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    So far, Its been "business as usual" for me out here. Wife is working from home, and we had some repairs down to our Condo while she has been home. One thing I have noticed, is my drive to work is MUCH easier! I have a 30 mile (one-way) commute to the office, and it generally has taken me 45 mins to 1.5 hours in traffic. Since this has happened, Im running 25 to 30 mins all teh time.
     
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    Work as usual wife and daughter are nurses I’m driver I move the MRI’s and PET/CT’s so driving has been nice
    gas prices last night was $1.16 all is good but sure will be glad when this all blows over. No traffic is good but there’s a price to pay for everything
     
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  15. Apr 11, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    Wife and I are retired. I can find things to occupy my time
     
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    I'm still working fortunately. And still very busy. I do feel sorry for those 17 million that lost their jobs. And I'm looking forward to when we can get back to some type of normalization. After this. I'm sure that will change also too. They closed the parks here, that I like to walk every day, as im sure they will close in other states. And they said the "open air" was safe. Just keep to "social distancing". And we were. But Gov shut them all down. So trying to exercise and stay active has become an issue. My best friend lives in another state. And it to dangerous to go spend time with them. Which sucks. But as everyone else is. Social media is helping there.

    Just an edit....as @chris4x4 mentioned. My commute to work has become a little less congested also too. But in place of that. People have become much more aggressive drivers. And I don't get it. Their angry they have to work???They should be happy they have a job to go to. And not try to kill someone that just wants to go to work, and provide for their family. I just dont get it.
    Anyway. Sorry if i ranted. Hope y'all are staying safe out there. We're in the together. And we will come out of this together.
    :jeep::thumbsup:
     
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    Gas prices here also dropping like a lead weight. And I'm not complaining obviously. But it is very surprising. But then again. Shit paper is selling for a buck a square. I stand in line for 40 minutes. Have the privilege to buy one roll. And in my case. 2 weeks worth. And they expect me to pay 4bucks for it. I have a dozen miss matched socks. And plenty of laundry detergent. LMFAO. But.....it is a positive side. Gas prices have not been affected. Shit paper on the other hand.:angrygirl:.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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