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Re: Covid-19 , what's your story ?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2020, 09:19:29 pm »
Well, I'm at home mostly. I'm out occasionally for errands; food, pharmacy, Ace Hardware etc. As long as I have
no symptoms or fever I'll visit mom twice a week. My old workshop is at mom's and I spent some time there preparing
for my Empire B30 chimney project. I've been eating too much, sleeping too little, and watching too much television.
I have,however,been reading a lot which I enjoy and is a much healthier and productive pursuit than my other endeavors. Tomorrow, I have a "telephone office visit" with my doctor scheduled. This will be odd as he is not much
of a talker......I predict a lot of awkward silence followed by a promise to visit again in 3 months and feelings of
Little accomplished. Anyway...... I hope you all,and your loved ones are fine. Mine are, thank God. I hope the world
pulls through this weird situation.
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Re: Covid-19 , what's your story ?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 09:41:11 pm »
Positive side is springtime and construction workers and farmers are very busy. Flowers blooming and lawn mowers are running. My immediate neighbors seem healthy .
Negative side is robbery and some criminal activity in urban areas up 20%. Gangs are wearing medical style face mask and rushing businesses to rob and loot. Gangstas are open firing in many driveby shootings in what is normal revenge kills. Social justice community activist are asking for more early release from jails and are questioning if the virus is racist. Today a USPS mail truck was hijacked at gunpoint.
State Health officials are saying the next week may be the pandemic surge. Several nursing homes have been hard hit with 15-20 workers infected and several patients deceased.National Guard has been called and US Army Corp of Engineers is converting some local motels to extra hospital beds. Several law enforcement and many public transit drivers have tested positive. A school bus driver helping give food to kids died of the virus. Next 10 days will be interesting . One final sign of hope is that 40 infected patients who had been hospitalized were allowed to go home today.





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Re: Covid-19 , what's your story ?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 09:59:12 pm »
Well, I'm at home mostly. I'm out occasionally for errands; food, pharmacy, Ace Hardware etc. As long as I have
no symptoms or fever I'll visit mom twice a week. My old workshop is at mom's and I spent some time there preparing
for my Empire B30 chimney project. I've been eating too much, sleeping too little, and watching too much television.
I have,however,been reading a lot which I enjoy and is a much healthier and productive pursuit than my other endeavors. Tomorrow, I have a "telephone office visit" with my doctor scheduled. This will be odd as he is not much
of a talker......I predict a lot of awkward silence followed by a promise to visit again in 3 months and feelings of
Little accomplished. Anyway...... I hope you all,and your loved ones are fine. Mine are, thank God. I hope the world
pulls through this weird situation.
thanks for the encouraging words Paul , I have my 3 mo. Visit coming up with my doctor at the end of the month & kind of wondered how it might come off.
Bruce
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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2020, 11:50:44 pm »
I had my 'telephone consultation' with my Doctor this morning and my Doctor then forwarded all my prescriptions to the pharmacy and an hour later Jenny and I were able to drive into town and when there, telephone the chemist and said we were outside and one of the ladies brought it out wearing gloves and a mask and dropped it into a bag that I was holding opened.

Worked well.

Then went and did the same for 4 litres of undercoat from the paint shop (doing lots of odd jobs in lockdown!) and the same in the autoparts shop.
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2020, 12:55:58 am »
Well, I'm at home mostly. I'm out occasionally for errands; food, pharmacy, Ace Hardware etc. As long as I have
no symptoms or fever I'll visit mom twice a week. My old workshop is at mom's and I spent some time there preparing
for my Empire B30 chimney project. I've been eating too much, sleeping too little, and watching too much television.
I have,however,been reading a lot which I enjoy and is a much healthier and productive pursuit than my other endeavors. Tomorrow, I have a "telephone office visit" with my doctor scheduled. This will be odd as he is not much
of a talker......I predict a lot of awkward silence followed by a promise to visit again in 3 months and feelings of
Little accomplished. Anyway...... I hope you all,and your loved ones are fine. Mine are, thank God. I hope the world
pulls through this weird situation.
thanks for the encouraging words Paul , I have my 3 mo. Visit coming up with my doctor at the end of the month & kind of wondered how it might come off.


I hope all goes will with your doctor's visit Bruce.
My visits are uneventful because I usually have so little to report. My doctor is really quite good an gets my prescriptions
to my pharmacy straight away.........It's just that he's so quiet! At times it's a bit unnerving. Anyway, despite my tendency towards being .........well, fat, I'm healthy enough and have little to complain about...healtwise that is.
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Re: Covid-19 , what's your story ?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2020, 12:58:14 am »
I had my 'telephone consultation' with my Doctor this morning and my Doctor then forwarded all my prescriptions to the pharmacy and an hour later Jenny and I were able to drive into town and when there, telephone the chemist and said we were outside and one of the ladies brought it out wearing gloves and a mask and dropped it into a bag that I was holding opened.

Worked well.

Then went and did the same for 4 litres of undercoat from the paint shop (doing lots of odd jobs in lockdown!) and the same in the autoparts shop.


Sounds  like great service Jim. I hope you and yours are doing well!
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2020, 01:14:31 am »
Thanks Paul, yes it worked really well. I hope they continue this way when this pandemic is over!

Stay safe and yes mate I'm watching my weight as well....its hard to not overeat and I'm fat enough already!

Someone sent me this earlier today, it gave me a chuckle.....I've cleaned up the F bomb.

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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2020, 08:10:58 am »
  In some ways I'm a little more fortunate than others, and in some ways, less.  Being single with no kids leaves a person plenty of opportunities to do what you want, when you want to. Like hunting and fishing. Being locked up alone sucks. Don't get me wrong, I love kids, playing on the floor with em. Taking them out by the flowers and pointing thing out like insects and the patterns in flowers and nature. I love to see the long stare of awe and wonder in their eye's as their imagination is opened for the first time,,,, and for a lifetime. I always looked forward to the Big 3 Holidays, Thanksgiving,Christmas, and Easter. The family gets together for fun and games, good food, and reflecting.  Thanksgiving, no problems, Christmas had a hiccup. The niece who's house we gather at was surprised by her in-laws a month before, that they're all going to Florida for Christmas. The rest of us decided to wait and due to scheduling problems, have it on the 11th of Jan. and that fell through do to the flue. Well there's always Easter.  We can't even go to church.

 We all keep in touch, we're all healthy so far. I worry the most about my niece in Wyandotte Michigan, Detroit area. She's a healthcare worker who goes to peoples houses to check on them. Some are known to have been exposed, some not. She is one of the workers you here about who has to use supplies over and over and over because of the shortages. Her husband is in the physical therapy and sports medicine business. Well with no sports, his work load is way down so he stays home more with their kids. Three girls, 6, 4, and 2. I worry the most for those five. They're in Michigan's hot spot.

I'm well, and my yard is looking good since I raked and dethatched. I just hope the neighbors dogs don't like it, they're a strange bunch.


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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2020, 08:32:36 am »
Things have changed for me, not necessarily for the worse, in that since I take care of the maintenance and nighttime building security at our community church my workload has decreased quite a bit - truth is it wasn't a lot to begin with but is a necessary evil that takes a couple of hours/trips a day. However, it's really sad that the only folks there every day now is our senior pastor and the secretary, not the normal bunch of folks for worship, bible study, meetings, fellowshipping in general - I even miss all the different sports teams that have their meals/meetings in our hall (and sometimes make a little extra work for the janitor and me). The pastors with help are putting out almost daily emails and have YouTube/facebook videos a couple of times a week but it's just not the same. I and a lot of our folks are looking forward to an end to this so we can get back to normal as I know folks all over the world are. Oh, and I'm looking forward to a haircut - at this rate it's looks like I might have a homemade butch cut or a ponytail in the not too distant future, neither of which would be my first choice.
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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2020, 09:08:08 am »
I'm a bit of an isolationist anyway, so this wasn't a big hit personally. (Thers a difference between lonely and alone) Work is off, but hey- more time to work on things I WANT to work on. The worst part is being unable to check on my 96 y.o. grandmother and my Ma other than by phone. I worry about my older brother and his family, but they are in a rural area, and learned well from my father to BE PREPARED.

Bruce- thanks to you and your fellow teamsters for helping keep this nation running. You guys are taking risks every day so we can all stay at home and be safe. I'm obliged to you all.

I've wondered when the thieves would come out around here...though likely they will stay away from me. I've made it quite clear to the local meth heads they will not walk away from my property- they will be catfish bait.

All this talk is a downer. I'm gonna go work in the shop, and get a smile back on my face.
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« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2020, 09:23:01 pm »
Very interesting insight from many different places & people, I thank you all for a peak into your own situations. FedEx decided to close down because of Good Friday (they have never done that before) do to low freight levels, hence I get a 3 day weekend out of it.  I have 2 Jensen plants that I hope to finish tomorrow...& maybe my latest EBay box of a hodgepodge of goodies including the 1950's Jensen #55 engine will show up, I intend to bring you all in on the opening of the box & a quick glimpse of the contents 😊👍
Please feel free to add to this thread folks, it's therapeutic .
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« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2020, 09:46:14 pm »
A Happy Easter to one and all, please stay safe.

This is the quietest Good Friday that I have ever known.

We just did a 'Corona Birthday' for our youngest son Tom. With the lockdown, we aren't a allowed to visit....even family.

Jenny and I got in our car and oldest son Jamie and Haylee and two children James and Ruby got into their car and we pulled into Tom & Jemma's driveway
and started to beep (blast) our horns. Out came a surprised Tom (Jemma knew in advance) and we popped streamers and poppers out the car windows and all sang Happy Birthday
obeying the social distancing laws :)

Left poor Tom to clean up all the streamers when we drove off :)

We have a Zoom (online video meeting) get together for the whole family planned for 4.00pm this afternoon and Tom will blow out candles on his cake that Jemma has made for him.

How much we take for granted, this pandemic is making me appreciate the small things in life that its easy to miss being so busy and focused on things that don't always matter all that much.
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2020, 09:51:42 pm »
Well I hate to admit it but I've been taking lessons from the cats and just pretty much lay around all day. Reading a lot, mostly in the morning, taking care of chores like taking out the trash, emptying the catch bucket and bringing in the wood, along with a whole lot of not much else.

I have just finished reworking an alidade that didn't need too much reworking, but as soon as the whether actually clears up and settles down, I'll take it out and check its calibration by performing a two peg test with it. Its a self indexing model that is sort of the last gasp of the optical/mechanical type of map making surveying instrument that plotted our world as we know it ..... but no more in this new digital age. I actually far prefer much older instruments, but figured I needed a representative sample of the end of the line as well.

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« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2020, 05:43:13 am »
A Happy Easter to one and all, please stay safe.

This is the quietest Good Friday that I have ever known.


How much we take for granted, this pandemic is making me appreciate the small things in life that its easy to miss being so busy and focused on things that don't always matter all that much.
I agree with that whole heartedly Jim, having much the same thoughts myself...
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« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2020, 06:59:34 am »
Well I hate to admit it but I've been taking lessons from the cats and just pretty much lay around all day.


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Gee Stoker, with a view like that out the back door, laying around is all I would want to do. In a hammock, with a drink, and a smoke, a good smoke. ::)
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