Yes, " I was just following orders" that was a common response during the WW II Nuremberg trials.
In reality I am following my medical provider's orders because my blood count numbers indicate I am very high risk.
So far 11 days in self isolation except for working on my daughters car while she was at work.
A local grocery store had "hi risk personal" hours (7AM to 10 AM) and a friend went shopping. She said the store was crowded. So much for social distancing.
Back to some Youtube documentries. How the USA got in to WW II and how it prepared for war.
"Willow Run and the B24" "Bombers of England" "Major Pacific Ocean Battles" "Star Talk" "What happened during the Big Bang" "Unusual Stars" "Dark matter and Dark Energy" "If there was not a video, you wouldn't believe it."
The business I am in (delivering rental trucks) is labeled an "essential business". So, if there is a state wide shutdown I will still be working. What about others on this forum?
The Interstates and highways are much less crowded lately, I see plenty of other truckers rollin' every day! I'm glad the gas stations remain open and full of fuel!
I work in higher education, essential function so far. I'm also still self-building a house and luckily construction materials are still considered essential here in AZ.
One of my customers is "Home Depot" when I am there delivering I see many customers buying construction materials. Also trucks are still rollin' daily with building supplies.
The staff ,(Home Depot) is now limiting how many people are allowed in the store at one time, so they ask you to "go wait in line, and they will tell you when you can enter", the crazy part was watching the people crowded up against one another in line! (Like sardines in a can!)
Coronavirus hit close yesterday when my sons’ cousin (via my ex) died of the virus yesterday in Michigan. She was a beautiful woman on her 40s.
Let the people you love and care about know now. There may not be much time to do so.
Sorry to hear.... I'm always more interested in the stories behind "the stats." We are all looking at our own immortality at this time.
My job is an "essential" non-profit and my man is in "essential" manufacturing so he and I are blessed -we get to keep earning money and get to stay productive and busy. I also get to fully work from home.
I'm worried about my mother-in-law and my mom but both are staying hunkered down.
I like being home and don't require a lot of hoopla in life anyway. We continue to remodel our new home. I feel like a fugitive every time we go to the mega home store, but we are careful and will go early in the morning this weekend for sheetrock and such. Our store is super quiet. My hubby and I like each other and stick to ourselves anyway, so we aren't feeling like things are too different.
I hear that big brother was pinging our cell phones to determine how well we all followed orders to stay home. My state got an A. Not sure how I feel about that one.... but technology is traceable and they have been doing it from day one. I'm not surprised Minnesotans listen and stay home. I'm actually pretty proud of this state as we are seeing a lot of good things happen everywhere.
Well, I need to start working now. Bonus today I see the sun....oh my lord I need sun, so walking breaks will be on my agenda. Nature isn't cancelled and it's healthy.
Stay well... stay healthy.
Those who feel lovable, who love, and who experience belonging simply believe they are worthy of love and belonging. - Brene Brown
Post by hopingforachange on Apr 1, 2020 18:53:28 GMT -5
I'm teleworking from home, and haven't gone much outside the house in the last 3 weeks and staying to get stir crazy. The family is driving me nuts. I've realized how much I like my normal commute by myself in my car. It gives me solitude to reset. I'm also missing interacting with other people.
I am so glad I don't live with my ex anymore. Weekends were a struggle and holidays terrible, being stuck with him al day. Now I am at home with my friend. Both working from home. Big house, big garden, we are lucky. We have both been moderately ill, we have not been tested so we can't say for sure it was Corona, but it seems it was. I am thinking of all the people stuck in small houses or flats without a garden. That is difficult enough for people in good relationships, but for dysfunctional situations it is unbearable. I worry about my daughter. I don't know how she is doing. But living with her germ-phobic dad can't be good in this situation.
tamara68....I hope your convalescence continues to go well. I am debating about a garden. I had decided not to do one this year because I am out of freezer space from produce I grew last year, and it is a lot of work. I used to give a lot of food away but now that seems hard to do. Maybe I will just do a small area with way fewer plants.
EDIT: After reading lessinghams post it occurred to me that gardens across the pond are different from the US. Europeans apparently use their gardens for relaxing and contemplation, while in the US they are generally for food. Sorry, my bad....
I am so glad I don't live with my ex anymore. Weekends were a struggle and holidays terrible, being stuck with him al day. No I am at home with my friend. Both working from home. Big house, big garden, we are lucky. We have both been moderately ill, we have not been tested so we can't say for sure it was Corona, but it seems it was. I am thinking of all the people stuck in small houses or flats without a garden. That is difficult enough for people in good relationships, but for dysfunctional situations it is unbearable. I worry about my daughter. I don't know how she is doing. But living with her germ-phobic dad can't be good in this situation.
So nice to get an update from you!
Hopefully you and your man, did have the virus and are recovering well from it? You should now be immune to it (No guarantee. Other viruses in the past have been known to have a 2nd stronger wave to it)
Hopefully both of your work loads will remain steady?
Working from home together sounds like the ultimate relationship challenge LOL! A good test to know that you have a good thing going!!
Still thinking about your daughter? I don't blame you, it's natural, and an almost endless cycle that seems hard to get over Having the HOPE that your daughter will eventually be with you, and can heal, is a long painful process. It sounds like you are continuing on with your own self healing.
Hopefully the stores in your area have not sold out of saran wrap LOL!! ( let the good times roll! That's a wrap)
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worksforme2: Since our esteemed governor has declared a state of emergency here in NC (a total of 12 cases so far) the hording of toilet paper has begun. Is diarrhea a part of covid 19? I see Lowes and Home Depot have quick install toilet retro fit bidets.
Mar 13, 2020 10:34:57 GMT -5
petrushka: I've no idea what it is with the toilet paper hoarding. I walked out of a supermarket yesterday and saw a woman with the jumbo sized trolley and some 4x 18 roll packs of toilet paper. Nuts. Completely nuts. Incidentally, a bidet is definitely the way to go
Mar 14, 2020 6:18:43 GMT -5
petrushka: Even her little 5 or 6 year old was questioning her purchase!
Mar 14, 2020 6:25:44 GMT -5
petrushka: One of my favourite quotes for the last 30 years: "don't ever look a sheep in the eyes, the intellectual vacuum may suck your brains out". Well, let's all drink to the sheeple! (besides, alcohol is a good disinfectant).
Mar 14, 2020 6:31:26 GMT -5
frednsa: so...............i'd like to tell her when she "attempts to placate me": have you ever been invited to a party where you knew for certain that you WEREN'T wanted ?
Mar 19, 2020 15:57:05 GMT -5
worksforme2: Former Miss Hawaii tests positive. Being the gallant lad that I am I have offered her the use of my guest bedroom to "shelter in place"..
Mar 23, 2020 20:34:21 GMT -5
worksforme2: Hey tamara68, there is a covid19 positive cat in Belgium, watch out for it.
Mar 30, 2020 14:05:56 GMT -5
tamara68: @worksforme I think I have to be more careful for all infected people. Most likely I already have Covid19
Apr 1, 2020 3:29:42 GMT -5
worksforme2: tamara68.....it's been a couple weeks since you posted you may have the covid19 virus. hopefully you are feeling better and are on your way to renewed health
Apr 11, 2020 5:31:38 GMT -5
tamara68: @worksforme thanks, yes I am feeling better. How is it in the USA?
Apr 14, 2020 1:57:26 GMT -5
worksforme2: some better and some worse,..virus seems to be slowing down, but people are beginning to refuse to stay inside,...worst thing I see is Biden leading in the election poles,...but that could be fake news
Apr 20, 2020 16:56:22 GMT -5
mirrororchid: Politics? Is that what we want to happen here?
Apr 21, 2020 6:21:24 GMT -5
petrushka: Certainly not American style politics. Toxic echo chambers.
Apr 23, 2020 16:21:52 GMT -5
petrushka: However, I feel that sexual politics, including political moves that impact the relationships between gender (misogynist, misandrist, etc) definitely deserve room in this context.
Apr 23, 2020 16:22:59 GMT -5
fred: just calculated that i've spent somewhere near 19,000 days (& nights) as a "rejectee".AND that allows for 2,000+ days (& nights) on business travel apart from her. i've chosen to "stay" .....would never do that again, and can't as you see doing the math
May 15, 2020 18:01:15 GMT -5
worksforme2: 19000 days and nights,....damn dude, that's 52 yrs.
Jun 17, 2020 9:19:10 GMT -5
fred: you're a little short works - was thinking this AM, there has NEVER been a day when she indicated desire for me physically (other than for heavy lifting or finance)........LOL...........earlier, i had enough libido for both of us, now i'm left with guilt
Jun 20, 2020 13:11:12 GMT -5
fred: over imposing myself on her rather than simply leaving .....DAMN LOVE ANYWAY !
Jun 20, 2020 13:12:12 GMT -5
mesulina: update everyone, still has not happened. I have now come to accept that I will live with out. It is just different now.
Jun 29, 2020 19:32:31 GMT -5
worksforme2: Sorry mesulina,... but on the positive side you did stock up on toys a short time back,..now might be the time to go for the gusto
Jun 30, 2020 17:42:54 GMT -5