This is certainly an interesting time right now. I know many of us around the world are social distancing, self-quarantining, or whatever phrase you are using for it. 

So let's take a moment and check-in here and let the community know how you're doing during all this.

 


Comments (Page 2)
5 Pages1 2 3 4  Last
on Mar 23, 2020

Staying in. Frustrated by not being able to check on my parents but they're particularly vulnerable so it's for the best. SO was going to fly over in April but that's not going to happen now with the lockdown. In general things are quiet here, but the mood has definitely shifted. No reported cases of the virus in my area yet.

on Mar 24, 2020

Yeah, we are fine here, though Shaunna is currently in hospital with a bad infection to her left leg which was not responding to regular antibiotics.  It's not Corona virus, thank goodness, just an unrelated injury that has already improved since she went onto intravenous antibiotics.

As for me, I'm no worse off than I was a few months back, before this dreaded illness raised its ugly head.  I still have the usual aches and pains from arthritis, but I actually feel well .... no sniffles or coughing, no fever or elevated temperatures.  I don't get out and about much these days anyway, so self-isolating isn't an issue.  I have plenty of interests to keep me occupied and stop me going stir crazy.

 

on Mar 24, 2020

I feel absolutely fine.  

on Mar 24, 2020

Moscow. Russia.

I am trying to work from home but not all is working fine so I have to show up in the office anyways. I am living with my wife and 2 small kids. My 3rd grader is having his classes via some app now - tele-school. It was a mess to set all up.

My grandma is living in another part of the city and I had to cut my visits to her in order not to expose her to additional risk. My mother is living abroad so I have no idea when I will be able to see her next time. 

All adults who comprise my family (including myself) have some morbidities so if we catch this shit - our chances for getting the complications are  higher than for the rest of the population.

There are very few people in the streets who wear masks, not many people take COVID-10 seriously. This will change...

There is a general feeling that the government is not telling us all the truth in order to avoid panic. Some panic buying is happening.

I fear unemployment, Russian currency is also under heavy pressure due to low oil prices. Last week my salary lost around 30% of its purchase power.

This is it for the moment.

I highly recommend to check the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Campbellteaching/videos I watch this guy every day in the late evening.

And do read the following Articles (long read but 100% worth your time):

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

 

 

 

on Mar 24, 2020

So far still ok.  Only go out when needed.

on Mar 24, 2020

I've got a client who is in biotech.   Hope to get more ventilators out there.   A lot of this societal shutdown is throwing roadblocks our way, when we need to be working round-the-clock on overdrive.   And frankly, whatever they ask for, they should get it.

on Mar 24, 2020

I've been practicing social distancing for 40 years or more so not much changed for me.

My wife drove the couple of hundred and a half miles north to Seattle to set her cousin up with needed services. Her cousin had fallen a couple of times and was diagnosed with early onset dementia. My wife will come home next week, if possible.

The regular miseries of the world continue behind the spotlight of the current crisis.

May we all be blessed.

on Mar 24, 2020

Fine here... glad to see everyone is doing ok.

on Mar 25, 2020

All OK here at the moment. My wife and I are in our early 70's. We only go out when we have to plus our morning walk. We are a bit lucky because in early February we were on the Golden Princess doing  a cruise from Melbourne around New Zealand. That finished on the 12th of February. Our last port of call was Auckland. Before we docked the Captain announced that a new crew member had boarded at a previous port and was in quarantine and they had to get special permission for us to disembark. This was approved however when we got of all the port staff were in masks. A bit scary!

on Mar 25, 2020

I got an email today from sViz. She was asking if I was ok.  Nice of her.  And she is ok too, guys!

on Mar 25, 2020

My wife and me chose a bad time to move from France to Germany. Right now, we are living in a one-room apartment in Germany until we can get the removal company to transport our furniture across the border. But we are still in good health and the hotel keeps refilling the toilet paper. I only have my MacBook with me, so no GalCiv III for me right now...

on Mar 25, 2020

Stay safe and healthy, everyone.

Tom, once this stuff passes and the governor says we can get out and about safely (i'm thinking in the fall), i may stop by for a brief visit if that's ok with you. i still want to help a certain person if you're still taking donations. you still live along the river, correct? 

on Mar 25, 2020

Fall?!!!!   I hope to hell this crap doesn't go on all summer.  It is my understanding that this virus will not survive heat, you know, like summer heat.  I saw a video from the CDC stating as much.

on Mar 25, 2020

Most likely we are at risk at any time of the year before an effective vaccine is developed.

https://twitter.com/trvrb/status/1242628564324761606

on Mar 25, 2020


In Norway, liquor stores are open and business as usual. Pubs, restaurants, Burger Kings etc. are closed until further notice as with many other considerd non-essential businesses.

Burger King in Kristiansand is open for take out only....prolly Mac'ern as well. Kristiansand hasn't closed bars as far as I know (yet) but reduced skjenketid (pouring hours) .

 

Me? I'm staying home after Color Line layed me off (no one seems to be in the mood for a mini cruise to Germany?) Anyway travel is restricted so not much to do there. The whole family stays at home and gets on each others nerves. When it gets to bad we can safely take a walk in the woods nearby without meeting too many people so it's easy to keep a good distance.

5 Pages1 2 3 4  Last