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COVID-19 #StayHome: The Positive Vibe Thread

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Good things so far:

nobody I am close to has fallen ill with the virus

 

I've had phone calls and Skypes with friends I have not talked to for years. It was fun to catch-up.

 

I had my doctor's appointment via telemedicine which means I did not have to stand on a scale!!!! :yahoo:

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Yesterday I received my ID from work indicating that I'm "essential," even though I've been working from home for ~12 years.
 

Tonight's coping strategy is brought to you by SDRC and Wing.

 

 

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So far luckily, I haven't talked to family and close friends who have the covid-19 or is feeling ill. That is a good thing and hope it stays that way. Enjoying some good wines I've had in the cellar for a few years. Also a chance to eat well, alot better then I normally do.

 

 

 

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Much less traffic on the roads is nice! Getting lots of laughs hearing about my hypochondriac friend’s shopping excursions. 

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I'm essential and I too have really enjoyed the reduction in cars on the road. For the first time ever I've been able to get from point A to B with excessive profanity.

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Forgot to mention I had a April appointment with a medical specialist that was made in Feb. April was their earliest appointment open. Well they called yesterday and asked if I wanted to come in for the appointment. It seems all the old farts canceled appointments and now the office is a ghost town.

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Local news was reporting a dramatic increase in 100+ mph citations. Can't say I blame the offenders. Rarely if ever will you see wide open expressways and freeways. 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, NorCalR1 said:

Local news was reporting a dramatic increase in 100+ mph citations. Can't say I blame the offenders. Rarely if ever will you see wide open expressways and freeways.

I saw TxDPS sitting along the shoulder as I came into Houston yesterday...it was an area of the freeway that is usually jammed at that hour (830a) or, at least is not going to be in a position to allow one to drive much over 70MPH (which would be five or ten over the limit). 

 

Of course, one has to question how they are quantifying the term "dramatic." As we have learned again through the "pandemic," there are many who don't understand statistics.  I could easily see a news reporting outfit hyping the dramatic increase because of the percentages that would be related to two citations today compared to one yesterday...from a percentage standpoint, they would technically be correct.  From a practical standpoint...GTFO with the claim.   

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On 3/24/2020 at 4:03 PM, cv91915 said:

Yesterday I received my ID from work indicating that I'm "essential," even though I've been working from home for ~12 years.
 

Tonight's coping strategy is brought to you by SDRC and Wing.

 

 

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Wing!

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Got caught up with a friend today who lives in SSA; had not talked to him since a good friend of ours died unexpectedly last year.

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I helped a young lady in a wheelchair navigate through the parasites at grocery store today.

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Capitalism is alive and well!!!!!

 

I just had two kids, what I would guess to be  7 and 8 years old. Brother and sister. Asked if I had any trash that needed to be taken to the community dumpster on the property. $1 a bag. I obliged.

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58 minutes ago, hegemony said:

Talk about making cheap gas REALLY cheap...but I suspect the growing trend of making unused hotel rooms near the hospitals available at no cost will decrease the driving being done.  It will be of the most benefit to those who are being asked to go to areas away from home...

 

The place I normally fill up is down to $1.499 for regular unleaded and $1.999 for premium unleaded.  There are some places around town that are roughly 20 cents per gallon cheaper. 

 

That said, I noted that much of the Austin area was running roughly 35-40 cents per gallon higher when I drove back on Saturday. 

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1 hour ago, centex said:

The place I normally fill up is down to $1.499 for regular unleaded and $1.999 for premium unleaded.  There are some places around town that are roughly 20 cents per gallon cheaper. 

 

 

that is a huge spread between subprime and premium. here it is usually only .30 or so.

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Although I am incredibly grateful my work is busier now and I get paid, I am a little envious of people who have some paid time off. I'd love a few days to organize, tidy, watch bad movies, and craft (as I type while at work, the sick people in the house are watching Goodfellas.)

 

I am in the epicenter where I live and my house has an apartment with not-my-favorite family member in it. They and their roommate have the virus. It has luckily not spread to my kids or myself, but I am constantly telling the kids to wash their hands immediately after touching things like the mailbox or trash cans. 

 

Oddly, a few days before they fell ill, I started having sleep disruptions in my and my late husband's bedroom, which is now over these people's bedroom. So I moved to a separate room on the opposite side of the house. Every time I try to go back, nightmare or stabbing pain.

 

I tried again Saturday night, stabbing pain.

 

Now I feel a little like perhaps someone doesn't want me sleeping over them? A bit superstitious, but I'll be grateful when this is over. 

 

Aside from those two cases, two of my other close family members have it, one hospitalized, and they just turned 60. Everyone here does not go out without a mask or gloves, there are shortages everywhere, and leaving the house is a production. 

 

This might be hard to understand, but it is a big deal to everyone and less so to me. My entire world ended in December 2017, this is just a bizarre coda. I've had two years to get used to never going back to normal, so this doesn't feel as alarming.

 

Obviously, I'd walk through fire to prevent even a person I hated from enduring the premature loss of a partner, child, etc. I hate to see it. But also as far as freaking out goes, I'm all out of panic/anxiety and the person who has it here has been ill for 2 weeks so it's probably almost over. 

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4 hours ago, hegemony said:

that is a huge spread between subprime and premium. here it is usually only .30 or so.

The fifty cents has been common-place here for several years...some of the really sub-prime stations are even larger, but you can tell they are often buying on the spot market, so the spread increases as stuff sits in the ground longer while they move a lot of the regular unleaded...

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