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How are we all managing this?
I have never had a shortage of things to do, probably already started more than two lifetimes would let me finish. But the social isolation is getting to me a little bit, if I didn't have a dog that demanded cuddles most of the time anyway, I think I'd get very down very quickly.
I'm thankful to be living in a small town on the south coast, where now people are finally taking this more seriously, it's pretty quiet everywhere, so I'm not so worried about armageddon.
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"So far i have laid a new carpet in the hall and stairs, and when dark, went stir crazy, and dived out the back window and headed for the woods, and this is only day two of the lockdown "
if you're bored i have some jobs for you to do, whilst i am out working!
Looks like we will be busy for quite some time... all i would say is govt advice is good... stay home, avoid contact with others outside the family unit, the virus needs us (humans) to spread.
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"the virus needs us (humans) to spread"
So true! Talking of idiot humans, what's it like out there?
Hope you manage to stay safe, Sparks!
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Robee J Shepherd says...
"So true! Talking of idiot humans, what's it like out there?
Hope you manage to stay safe, Sparks!"
I can confirm we are still breeding idiots...
On the whole most people now they have panic bought, are generally pretty good at taking the advice.
In the military we talk about 'winning hearts and minds'... it has to be the same approach with this, we can police, and we can enforce the new legislation... but in this country we police by consent, better to ask, then tell... than have to threaten, and enforce through fines/arrests.
The vast majority are behind all the services trying to tackle this... fingers crossed in a month or two the worst will be behind us.
Defined as a key worker so at the moment my self isolation involves waiting (interminably) for the next job.
Practically nobody is moving about that doesn't have to.
I'm even getting through nearly a week without the car smelling of weed at some stage.
Huge amount of drivers seem to have logged off for the duration.
Maybe even more when they announce what they are doing for the self employed. If at all possible I'll be joining them.
Luckily as a household we are all in work that qualifies as key worker and my wife has been home based for several years.
Many more in considerably worse state than us.
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Ordered to work from home as in a vulnerable group but also a key worker, and have a Surface Pro and work mobile.
Self-isolating is a piece of cake as a military veteran and I'm happy to be self-isolating at home with all my own stuff around me, which on exercise or on Op Granby wasn't always the case...
That said, in case you think I'm completely heartless, I do understand why people would start to feel stir crazy if removed from their usual routines and restricted in what they are allowed to do.
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Hating it. I thrive on social interaction. Due to the nature of the job I've not seen my son for three weeks and partner or any friends for two. Work is both a highlight and depressing. Good to see the other two guys but depressing that we are going to spend a good part of 10 hours in full PPE and it is running out! The virus has hardly hit in reality and yet the virus keeps getting downgraded by Public Health England. Call me cynical but that means lesser levels of PPE protection are then needed. Our Ambulance crews are crying out for eye protection. Even plastic safety goggles. A lot of the face masks that are left have none. How ridiculous is that? There must be huge amounts of plastic goggles in factories never mind wholesalers. I don't understand why they aren't been requested. Talked to one crew who had gone out and bought their own. We've full air blown hoods to Deep Clean in but who knows how long it will be before we run short on filters? Wish i'd chosen my second career choice of Solo Round The World Sailor.
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not sure what to say Andy, thanks? Keep up your good work. Not meant to be patronising, we'd be stuffed without yo guys.
I'm a bit like Si, I have an office job so brought laptop, phone post-it notesetc home. We're all small team, use Teams to chat daily, every few days video call. I find it difficult to focus sometimes, as work is v quiet with what's going on.
I'm v glad we have a house, with garden! Means I can pretend to work upstairs, while missus is "homeschooling" in dining room, playing with them in garden.
I have lunch duty with them, I'm sure a game of footy at lunch time never used to be this tiring ;)
I guess if I lived on my own it would be tricky, but it's not actually that different to normal for me!
I've seen/heard elderly neighbors pottering about, so I give them a shout to make sure they're ok. The one I usually go round to see to watch saints is getting bored with no footy - he normally watches every match on, any league/division!
Day 3 of lockdown and went to my local Aldi who had a security guard on the door with one in one out policy, with a max of 60 in the shop at any one time. The guard said at least this has given me a temporary job LOL. All food and toilet rolls on the shelf, so no problem, and people kept to the 2 meter rule at the tills.
I got 4 tins of my favorite aldi creamed rice (max 4 tin policy), so i am a happy man, love that rice. Also the scare on TV about lack of booze left in supermarkets was fake news, as plenty booze available to get us though this dire situation. so I am sorted.
I can see us all visiting Alcoholics Anonymous by the end of all this