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« Reply #1095 on: March 26, 2020, 10:09:44 am »
I'm still up and down.  Had a real crash last night in the middle of Skype call with friends so I just went to bed.   Wife was displeased with me.

Weather is getting better and that will be great once we get warm days.

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« Reply #1096 on: March 27, 2020, 04:12:09 pm »
Putting my inflatable boat on its trailer today.   Going to go trout/bass fishing to stay sane.   Maybe drink Coronas will avoiding CORONA.   Sunday looks like it might be decent weather here.
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« Reply #1097 on: March 27, 2020, 09:43:19 pm »
Wow Kimmy, your post took my breath away.

You should absorb the reality emotionally, IMO.  I know it's scary but Lindsay and life are now waiting on a reaction, if not a response.

If you say 'it's strange' or 'I never thought about this', that's just an intellectual observation.  Don't delay the heart.  Obviously I am hoping for you.

Hoping for me to what, though?  I don't think I want to get married because Linz thinks the world is ending.  I'm not sure I ever want to get married at all.

We talked more about it.  She is worried that if the government issues a lockdown order, we could be separated for weeks or months. She wants us to be a single household so that we can be together even if there is a lockdown.  We're not talking about moving in together, but she thinks that if she just does paperwork to say she lives with me, that would be good enough. I'm not sure how lockdown orders work, and hopefully things never get to that stage. But she's worried about the possibility.


Aaaand.... I'm self-isolating, so I won't see her for two weeks anyway.


My co-worker Technical Sales Tom was in hospital (heart attack :( ) and while he was there they tested him for covid and it came back positive. He had no symptoms on Wednesday when he was at work.  And while I also feel fine, I know that the right thing to do is stay home.  Luckily I can do a lot of work from home... I will be in email contact with Good Boss Greg and Ed Engineer, writing the documents and reports they need.

It's possible that he tested positive because he already had covid and recovered.  It's possible that the terrible cold that had me and various others home from work a couple of weeks ago was actually covid and we didn't realize it.

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« Reply #1098 on: March 27, 2020, 09:48:02 pm »
Hoping for me to what, though?  I don't think I want to get married because Linz thinks the world is ending.  I'm not sure I ever want to get married at all.

We talked more about it.  She is worried that if the government issues a lockdown order, we could be separated for weeks or months. She wants us to be a single household so that we can be together even if there is a lockdown.  We're not talking about moving in together, but she thinks that if she just does paperwork to say she lives with me, that would be good enough. I'm not sure how lockdown orders work, and hopefully things never get to that stage. But she's worried about the possibility.


Aaaand.... I'm self-isolating, so I won't see her for two weeks anyway.


My co-worker Technical Sales Tom was in hospital (heart attack :( ) and while he was there they tested him for covid and it came back positive. He had no symptoms on Wednesday when he was at work.  And while I also feel fine, I know that the right thing to do is stay home.  Luckily I can do a lot of work from home... I will be in email contact with Good Boss Greg and Ed Engineer, writing the documents and reports they need.

It's possible that he tested positive because he already had covid and recovered.  It's possible that the terrible cold that had me and various others home from work a couple of weeks ago was actually covid and we didn't realize it.

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Smart on all accounts.   No need to rush into anything. 

And smart to self isolate.   Dumb of your boss not to have people work from home if they could right from the start.   

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« Reply #1099 on: March 27, 2020, 09:55:16 pm »

Smart on all accounts.   No need to rush into anything. 

And smart to self isolate.   Dumb of your boss not to have people work from home if they could right from the start.

For me, it's a minor inconvenience to work from home.  For some of the others it's a major hassle.   Also, I like being at work.  I like my co-workers... even Old Economy Steve and Boring Stories Bob.  I am going to miss them a lot, even though it's just a couple of weeks. 

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« Reply #1100 on: March 27, 2020, 10:07:30 pm »
For me, it's a minor inconvenience to work from home.  For some of the others it's a major hassle.   Also, I like being at work.  I like my co-workers... even Old Economy Steve and Boring Stories Bob.  I am going to miss them a lot, even though it's just a couple of weeks. 

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I think it will be more than a few weeks from the sounds of it.  I think most people will be working from home through April.  Beyond that who knows.
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« Reply #1101 on: March 27, 2020, 10:24:07 pm »
For us, the quarantine is going to be two weeks, which is long enough to know if we got sick from our infected co-worker.

After that our office will be open again, although some people might decide to keep working from home.   We don't interact directly with the public, and because of the nature of our customers (many are medical, law enforcement, first responders, emergency services) we're an essential service.  So while bars and restaurants and similar will be closed for weeks or months to come, our place is going to be back open again as soon as our two weeks is up.

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« Reply #1102 on: March 28, 2020, 12:14:21 am »
Putting my inflatable boat on its trailer today.   Going to go trout/bass fishing to stay sane.   Maybe drink Coronas will avoiding CORONA.   Sunday looks like it might be decent weather here.

In the beginning I was drinking a lot of Corona because, well I love Corona, but also because I felt bad that they're probably losing a lot of business.

Now that it's all hit the fan I've pretty much gone straight to the hard liquor.  If I live through all this I'll end up an overweight alcoholic... with neurotic kids.
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« Reply #1103 on: March 28, 2020, 12:24:48 am »
I think it will be more than a few weeks from the sounds of it.  I think most people will be working from home through April.  Beyond that who knows.

Conference calls are not going well with toddlers walking into the background.  I felt like that BBC reporter earlier today when I was in a manager's meeting with all the company's' leadership' and my little one came waltzing in with the older one running to get her and stopping to wave at everyone.

I'd given her $25 I gave her to watch the little one.  I reneged. 
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« Reply #1104 on: March 28, 2020, 06:25:21 am »
We have calls with 3 of the folks online having kids yell, cry or play piano.

It's ok.

Kimmy, your gal is falling hard for you.  You owe it to yourself and her to think about that and address it somehow.  I just hear you saying you don't know, that other factors are taking away the urgency to decide etc.  If you don't take a hold of this moment, it will pass and you will have to watch it fade back to the horizon.

Of course I am an irrational romantic, and I want you and L to have a romcom airport moment, followed by love everlasting.

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« Reply #1105 on: March 30, 2020, 01:22:51 pm »
Five days of self isolating to go. It will be nice to get out and go for a walk. The basement elliptical for exercise is getting pretty stale and the old basement TV just died so we can't watch that while grinding away. Not sure how far out of the cocoon I want to venture but we can't ask the kids to keep us supplied forever.
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« Reply #1106 on: March 30, 2020, 01:49:32 pm »
For me, it's a minor inconvenience to work from home.  For some of the others it's a major hassle.   Also, I like being at work.  I like my co-workers... even Old Economy Steve and Boring Stories Bob.  I am going to miss them a lot, even though it's just a couple of weeks. 

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You should be pushing hard to keep working from home after the 2 weeks.  You do not want this thing, and you donít want to spread this thing.
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« Reply #1107 on: March 30, 2020, 02:03:39 pm »
You should be pushing hard to keep working from home after the 2 weeks.  You do not want this thing, and you donít want to spread this thing.

Agreed, the best thing any of us can do is not become part of the problem.
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« Reply #1108 on: March 30, 2020, 03:10:38 pm »
We got grocery pickup today, but didn't go well.  The van wouldn't start after the load-up so that was tense.  We didn't get ANY bread.  Bread ?  They didn't give us toothpaste or infant Tylenol.  Luckily we still have 2 weeks' supply. 

I think we're going to send Joan in on her own early weekend mornings.  Or we can do it during the week and I call in a little late.

Also I got a headache and sniffles after we got back.  Sigh...

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« Reply #1109 on: March 30, 2020, 03:17:27 pm »
In the beginning I was drinking a lot of Corona because, well I love Corona, but also because I felt bad that they're probably losing a lot of business.

Now that it's all hit the fan I've pretty much gone straight to the hard liquor.  If I live through all this I'll end up an overweight alcoholic... with neurotic kids.

Iíve been drinking my collection of whisky like itís the End-Times!   If this virus takes me out, Iím not taking the chance that someone gets it who canít appreciate good scotch!! 
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