How are you fairing?

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How are you fairing?

Post by TahoeSteam » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:20 pm

How is everyone fairing during all this? Starting new projects? Organizing your taps and dies? Taking up watercolours?
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Post by Mike Rometer » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:26 pm

Sitting tight and putting up with at the moment. Strangely the desire to get on with stuff seems to have deserted for the time being.

Food in the cupboard, booze in the cabinet, things'll be fine for a while! :D
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Post by Rick A » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:30 pm

I'm in sales and my company has asked me to not go on the road so I'm spending mornings talking to customers on the phone. At least the ones who are working. It's hard to imagine some of the 40 to 50 story commercial buildings I deal with being completely empty except for skeleton crews. My wife and I have set up camp at my son's house where my daughter already lives so we're working by day and having great family meals each night. I'm very happy where I am under the circumstances.
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Post by RNoe » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:55 am

We're doing fine here near the Columbia River, Oregon.
Hood River County just got its first covid-19 case confirmed, but I expect many more are on the way, nation-wide.
We're all stocked up and happily home, with endless projects and entertainment.

Unfortunately, we just spent the past 2 week helping my Mother-in-Law move on from life.
At age 94 she fell and broke her neck. Yikes! Final act. So we stayed with her and kept her comfortable to her peaceful end.
Not our idea of fun, but so goes life and death.

I just pity those families who lose members to corvid-19. Not a peaceful end.
And so many deaths might have been avoidable if our Gov. had performed the recommended actions when advised to do so.

Everyone stay safe, please!
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Post by dampfspieler » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:56 am

I have a verry hard job - as a cashier in a supermarket nearby. I had started it for my own pleasure and to come out of the workshop, but right now it's a bit like war. In the evening I sit in the garden and the cat sleeps on my knees. Pause the projects.
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Post by TriangleTom » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:17 pm

We're doing OK here in central Oklahoma. We haven't been hit too hard yet, and people are taking social distancing generally seriously.

My fiancee and I also just bought our first home, so I've been plenty busy chewing through the honey-do list.
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Post by PeteThePen1 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:39 pm

Hi Folks

Glad to hear that so many of you are all set up to ride out the storm so to speak. Well done to Dietrich with the 'hobby' job. What would we do without the folk who serve us in the shops and supermarkets?

Kath and I have decanted to Wales to join Kath's sister who was rather poorly over the Festive season and beyond. Happily the medics have done their tests, prescribed their magic powders and she now has her bounce back. Indeed so much so that we are keeping her in check rather than 'supporting' her.

The downside is that there is no workshop, no boat to play with and a strange sort of lethargy - Manyana is the word that springs to mind.

Hope you all manage to keep safe.

Regards

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