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Is the virus affecting your lifestyle at all?

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot Moderator VIP Member

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    Oh. Ziiiinnnggg...she ducks as it whizzes over her head. When we lived in Florida I shopped pretty much exclusively at Publix, but clearly understand the implication.
     
  2. tampagtr

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    We stockpiled and our daughter is flying back today from LA with her cat. Her office is remote only indefinitely. We are hoping the company will not fail. Otherwise we have stockpiled. Many people at offices today in DT Tampa, looking at the parking lots. A bit surprising
     
  3. reformedgator

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    I live in Orlando & have my own business creating furniture mainly through orders on the internet. I'll be 73 this month
    & have had some cardiac issues but for the most part my wife & I have been business as usual, going to restaurants, grocery shopping, etc.
    She does work at Advent Health 2 days a week in guest services, so she is constantly in contact with people but is very conscience about
    sanitizing everything.
    Just talked to our financial planner & agreed that taking some cash to purchase stock on an incremental basis was not a bad idea.
     
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  4. philnotfil

    philnotfil GC Hall of Fame

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    I already work from home, so that doesn't change. Our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) just announced a worldwide shutdown of all meetings. That will be interesting. We didn't have any travel planned for spring break, so that is a nonfactor for us.

    I'm expecting all will be relatively normal until it isn't. Check back in next month and we'll see how things are going.
     
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  5. tampagtr

    tampagtr VIP Member

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    RC Dioceses have been cancelling public Masses during Lent, which I never thought I would see. Our Bishop has not
     
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  6. NavyGator93

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    I do have a business trip to Scotland in may, hope that goes as I have never been there.
    I am worried about what the stalling economy will do to my company.
     
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  7. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot Moderator VIP Member

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    Apple has nixed all travel. Video conferencing only.
     
  8. homer

    homer GC Hall of Fame

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    My wife and I are retired. We aren’t doing anything different. Ate out last three days.

    I think we got lucky as to timing. We are foregoing visiting out of state friends and vacations this year to remodel two bathrooms, kitchen, living room, remove and re-tile our entire condo.

    Pretty extensive remodel that will go on for about 8 months.
     
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  9. AzCatFan

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    Local Phoenix conference postponed until the summer. Conference in Vegas at the end of the month hasn't been officially cancelled as of this post, but we're going notices of people pulling out every day, and the scuttlebutt is the conference will be cancelled either today or Monday. Either way, I'm not going. Another conference in May in Chicago just announced they will do everything virtually.

    Have a friend's 50th coming up this weekend, and she's planning on having a party at one of the local casinos with a large hotel attached. I don't think we'll be attending, unfortunately. It's just not worth the risk, especially since my allergies have been acting up lately, and that will rarely, but occasionally trigger an asthma attack. Throw in all the tobacco smoke and it just doesn't make sense for me.

    The C-levels at my work are meeting today to discuss the ability of teams to work from home. My team, it isn't an issue, and we all work from home one day a week on a staggered schedule. Mine is usually Monday. But other teams need to be in the office daily.
     
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  10. danmann65

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    Face time is your friend.
     
  11. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    And when everyone else runs away when you start sneezing or coughing ...
     
  12. RIP

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    The pollen is killing me. I definitely got some dirty looks in Winn Dixie this morning. I do sneeze into my elbow though and also I'm very good at making sure the sneeze doesn't actually expel much air.
     
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  13. g8rjd

    g8rjd GC Hall of Fame

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    Just got a whole run down at work about how sneezing isn’t a symptom. It’s cough, throat issues, respiration.

    Runny nose and single sneeze is probably allergies and/or pollen season.
     
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    Yep. I know that but the general public doesn't. There was one old gross lady buying cigarettes that turned her head to face other people and coughed directly at them (maybe 2 fee away). Terrible.
     
  15. sas1988

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    Just got back from local Walmart Neighborhood Store and that place looked like a scene from the movie Contagion. Stuff that never sells out or even sells half was long gone. Kicking myself for not getting a bunch of water last week as the water here in unincorporated Denver is nasty AF.
     
  16. Gator515151

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    I was wondering if it is effecting anybody's sex life?
    Being almost 70 my sex life was already pretty dead LOL.
     
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  17. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator

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    Come on man, it's end of the world sex!
     
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  18. wgbgator

    wgbgator Tiny "Boop Squig" Shorterly Premium Member

    No protection, no rules, and the survival of the species at stake. More like the Cor-bone-a virus am I right?
     
  19. reformedgator

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    Kind of reminds me of that Y2K end of the world scenario at the turn of the century.
     
  20. jeffbrig

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    My company has instituted a global "if you can work from home, please work from home" policy, although the office is still open if you need to be there. I'm actually at the office today, and the parking lot is maybe 25% of a normal business day.

    On the social front, we're limiting ourselves to our small "inner" circle of friends. We had an invite from someone in our expanded circle for a potluck get together at their small beach condo tomorrow, but have decided to skip it rather than rub shoulders with 40-50 people in such tight quarters. Maybe we're being overly cautious, but I prefer to interact with our smaller social circle while we see how this shakes out. I'm in Broward, and several people here have already tested positive. And it's quite likely many more have it that have gone untested...

    My wife texted me this afternoon - civil jury trials have been suspended for the time being.

    I am shocked at the amount empty shelves I'm seeing everywhere. Costco last week, no TP or paper towels. Aldi the other day - no TP. Target yesterday - no TP or tissues, almost no soap. We're well stocked so no real concern, but people are definitely worried and hoarding is happening. And the apparent scarcity will make it worse by driving demand up. I'm just upset that the grocery store was out of my favorite chorizo, lol...
     
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