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    Things I have not done since the Pandemic hit:
    worked a full day at the office,
    taken public transit,
    eaten in a restaurant,
    had a haircut,
    touched my kids,
    had any professional dealings in person,
    gone to the library,
    spent the night anywhere but home or on the boat,
    taken a trip,
    been on an airplane,
    gone to a concert,
    seen my mother in law or brother in law,
    driven more than 2 hours from home,
    seen my extended family,
    had friends over for dinner,
    been inside anyone’s house,
    gone to a thrift store,
    been to a grocery store with two exceptions since April,
    gone to a movie, and
    been on the boat with anyone other than my wife
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    I have worked every day at the office, minus sick and vacation days; eaten in restaurants; had haircuts, amateur and professional; touched one of my kids; seen my parents a few times; seen some other extended family (just this weekend, actually); been inside two friends' houses; and been to grocery stores.

    After the initial surge we had been experienced a very low rate of new cases until quite recently, when a couple of major clusters flared up within the Hutterite community and a meat-processing plant in Brandon (second-largest city in the province). Nothing close to home, particularly, but enough to renew concerns about community transmission.

    I know two people who have said they were told they probably had it, but I don't believe any of our staff or anyone we serve have tested positive. We're still running pretty strict isolation and PPE protocols, and only about half the people who usually work at our main office have returned from working remotely. At one point we were down to four here: the executive director, myself (director of finance and operations), the payroll clerk, and the accounting clerk.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Things I've done for the first time in my life because of covid boredom.

    Watched an entire movie on my iPhone (with bluetooth earpods).
    Made snickerdoodles.
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    I've spent no physical cash since march - contactless card or internet purchase only.

    No white water paddling.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    I still have most of $40 I had in my pocket on 1 March
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    Sounds pretty much like normal life for me. The only difference for me is that I have to go to the grocery store every two weeks since there is no other way to get food here. Also it would be hard to visit my mother in law since she died in '92. I never see the rest of my family by choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Things I have not done since the Pandemic hit:
    worked a full day at the office, I'm retired anyway
    taken public transit, Nope
    eaten in a restaurant, Nope
    had a haircut, Barbers reopened two weeks ago.
    touched my kids, My daughter came home to stay
    had any professional dealings in person, See above
    gone to the library, Nope
    spent the night anywhere but home on the boat, Stayed with children for a couple of nights.
    taken a trip, Nope
    been on an airplane, Nope
    gone to a concert, Nope
    seen my mother in law or brother in law, No longer with us.
    driven more than 2 hours from home, Nope, the kids live within 11/2 hours up the motorway.
    seen my extended family, had friends over for dinner, Nope
    been inside anyone’s house, See above
    gone to a thrift store, Nope
    been to a grocery store with two exceptions since April, Several times, socially distanced and latterly wearing a mask
    gone to a movie, and Nope
    been on the boat with anyone other than my wifeNope
    Restrictions are relaxing for us now.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Things I have not done since the Pandemic hit:
    worked a full day at the office,
    taken public transit,
    eaten in a restaurant,
    had a haircut,
    touched my kids,
    had any professional dealings in person,
    gone to the library,
    spent the night anywhere but home on the boat,
    taken a trip,
    been on an airplane,
    gone to a concert,
    seen my mother in law or brother in law,
    driven more than 2 hours from home,
    seen my extended family, had friends over for dinner,
    been inside anyone’s house,
    gone to a thrift store,
    been to a grocery store with two exceptions since April,
    gone to a movie, and
    been on the boat with anyone other than my wife
    You are likely not that unique. We all could checkoff at least half of that list. Very damaging to our society IMO.

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    You know your social life sucks when...

    ... a global pandemic hits and everything shuts down, changes, or shuts down and changes, and you hardly notice.

    I live the life of a hermit, only emerging from my cave to occasionally go to a boatyard and measure a hull or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Things I have not done since the Pandemic hit:
    worked a full day at the office,
    taken public transit,
    eaten in a restaurant,
    had a haircut,
    touched my kids,
    had any professional dealings in person,
    gone to the library,
    spent the night anywhere but home on the boat,
    taken a trip,
    been on an airplane,
    gone to a concert,
    seen my mother in law or brother in law,
    driven more than 2 hours from home,
    seen my extended family,
    had friends over for dinner,
    been inside anyone’s house,
    gone to a thrift store,
    been to a grocery store with two exceptions since April,
    gone to a movie, and
    been on the boat with anyone other than my wife
    There are quite a few of those that would be a bonus, but I'm hoping you dont get stir crazy or lonely.

    John Welsford, spent a month total lockdown alone on my boat, with the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peb View Post
    You are likely not that unique. We all could checkoff at least half of that list. Very damaging to our society IMO.
    No sure why you would think I am claiming to unusual.

    Sure, the virus is damaging our society. But you can't wish it away
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    No sure why you would think I am claiming to unusual.

    Sure, the virus is damaging our society. But you can't wish it away
    I never said you were claiming being unique. No we can't wish it away, but we need an honest discussion about the harm being done, and steps to take to help.

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    Thirty minute testing, social distancing, and masks. If Americans can decide to get serious and do these things we can be in an entirely different place by 2021.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    No sure why you would think I am claiming to unusual.

    Sure, the virus is damaging our society. But you can't wish it away
    I never said you were claiming being unique. No we can't wish it away, but we need an honest discussion about the harm being done, and steps to take to help.

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    Pretty much the same bobcat. We had ordered a new car, no sign of it yet, dealers closed for 6 weeks, cars slow in arriving on top of that. It may not happen, not going anywhere soon anyhow.

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    I seem to be antisocial enough that little has changed in my life.

    I do wear a mask much more than I did last year. I do my banking at the drive through rather than in person.
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Things I have not done since the Pandemic hit:
    worked a full day at the office, I've done it, for weeks on end.
    taken public transit, Multiple times. Airplanes, shuttles, and Uber.
    eaten in a restaurant, Multiple times, recently though.
    had a haircut, Three I think, might have only been two.
    touched my kids, Hug my daughter daily when home.
    had any professional dealings in person, That's the only way I get paid.
    gone to the library, We match!
    spent the night anywhere but home or on the boat, Half the time away from home, in hotels mostly, and small airport flightlines.
    taken a trip, Business 4 times, none personal.
    been on an airplane, Yeah, a bunch
    gone to a concert, No, but I've only been to a couple my whole life.
    seen my mother in law or brother in law, Same
    driven more than 2 hours from home, I can't drive 2hrs from home, but I driven over 2hrs from work to an airport a few times.
    seen my extended family, Me too.
    had friends over for dinner, Same
    been inside anyone’s house, Same
    gone to a thrift store, Walmart count?
    been to a grocery store with two exceptions since April, Every time we need food, with a mask when required, and sometimes with a mask when not.
    gone to a movie, and Same
    been on the boat with anyone other than my wife
    I've been tested 3 times, "Not Detected" every time. Not only do I travel to work, but my coworkers travel to work too, from all over the US and even Canada. We work in a tight environment, support trailers and helicopters, plus in cars. Nobody at my job has caught Covid 19.

    Knock on wood, it could happen.
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