COVID-19: How's everyone doing?

  • 17 March 2020
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I just wanted to check in and see how everyone was doing in these uncertain times. Is everyone doing ok? Do you have plans or tips for getting the most out of social isolation? What's the biggest change for you? How are you staying active? Just don't share any personal info like your address 😊

My family is doing alright, mainly nervous because we don't know how long this will last. I'm used to working from home, but it's a new experience for my wife so she's adjusting. I've got some chores I've been putting off, like cleaning out the computer and doing some maintenance on the car, so I'm trying be productive. I'm going to miss trivia night though, that was my zen. I think my dog will be happy at least, he'll be going on more walks as we try to stay moving and avoid cabin fever!


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So far, so good. Sticking close to home. April trip to Greece has been rescheduled to October. Astounded by how bizarre people are acting. Stocking up on things like bottled water, as if all modern infrastructure is going to collapse. ITMT taking advantage of the Metropolitan Opera's nightly free stream, so there's some up side to all this. Hope everyone remembers to support their local merchants and restaurants during this crisis.   

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I'm being driven BATTY!

My employer started making us work from home Monday.  It feels like we've been working from home for a month already.

The grocery stores are slowly getting back to normal (there were actually products in the meat section this evening -- but, no toilet paper still... I still don't understand that one).  I told my roommate he's a bad Mormon because he didn't bring any of his can-stash when he moved back to Atlanta a few months ago 😀 (I mean no offense by this -- their potato pearls are AWESOME).  Luckily, we grabbed toilet paper a bit before everything went awry.

The good thing is I still have plenty of quilts to work on.... and trying to get my kitchen remodel going.

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So far, we're doing pretty good. It's interesting to see the store shelves so empty in Colorado. I'm still on my quest to find paper towels and hand sanitizer. We were finally able to hit the grocery store and get a few things that we needed. I've been hearing about a possible curfew? Anyone else here that in their area?

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A friend posted on Facebooks that Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) is imposing a curfew 9p-5a.  One of his friends responded saying he needs to be at work by 5a, so he wasn't sure how the curfew wold stick.  *shrug*

I was amazed when I was in my bathroom the other day and found some hand sanitizer.  I bought it months ago, but, it's there.  I'm not over-using it because there's no risks unless I interact with the outdoors.  Which means I held every effort to not touch my face when I went to Publix until I got home and sanitized.

This morning at Publix, the meat dept looked normal (though, I'll give that like a couple hours).  Vegetables were mostly out of stock, so my cheeseburger soup I'm making today is going to be missing onions (I'm improvising with dried minced onion).  I guess folks are trying to eat healthy instead of that nasty (in my opinion) Chef Boy-ar-dee business.  Someone behind me had Kleenex and Chlorox wipes, but, I saw no paper towels or toilet paper (pro tip: out of toilet paper?  There's usually a shower in the same room you just went... though, I realize it's a lot more effort for the female folks who use toilet paper every visit)

But, here, in the afternoons, I'm still seeing folks walking the neighborhood like normal (as long as it's not raining...  when will this rain stop?).  People are still out and about.  I haven't really gotten much Pokemon Go time lately, though...

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That's interesting. I almost forgot about folks working late shifts. Hopefully they have a plan for Colorado if that curfew rumor is true. The weather here has been so off and on between being snowy and warm, it's hard to know when it's safe to be outside! 😊

I've noticed a lot of the healthier food has been gone too. Guess nobody wanted to chow down on some pre-made hot wings and frozen tator tots. At my house, we've been shopping for what we need and aren't going to crazy with loading up and hoarding supplies and food.

The rough part for me is not getting to go to the gym. I mean, I could find a local park to do some things, but it's not the same. Might have to start getting really creative with a home workout plan.

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It looks like they had a meeting on it, but they decided not to go with a mandatory curfew yet. Their website says that it's voluntary right now. But it's important to keep an eye on your local news / government websites for the latest updates.

Generally curfews exempt people going to and from their jobs.

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Here in Hampton, VA, it seems fairly normal for the most part.  The stores have plenty of everything, people are still out and about and shopping normally.  Restaurants are mostly pushing take-out or delivery nut you can still done-in, but they give you your food in take away containers.

NASA is on telework, schools are closed, and most things where large groups or. Functions are closed as well.  The beaches are about normal for this time of year and traffic is pretty much normal as well.  The closest cases to here though, are Williamsburg (30 miles north) and Virginia Beach (50 miles south across the bay).

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It's the same here with the restaurants, which is a relief. Although, I'll mostly likely be cooking at home the food we got.

That's awesome your stores have plenty of supplies! I'm guessing things will normalize for us after a while. We just have to wait it out.

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Around here EVERYTHING is closed - restaurants, bars, backyard parties (limited to 10 or less) & ALL government buildings and schools! DFW area colleges & universities have gone online (thank goodness for T-Mobile COVID-19 response) cancelling commencements (although, qualified students will still graduate).

We were in the middle of re-roofing our home & replacing windows so this has been a madhouse! The store shelves are empty, but luckily we accidentally hoarded toilet paper back in November when we let our Costco card lapse (household dropping to mostly just 2). WE BOUGHT TONS, but there was no shortage back then so now we don't buy any! 😀 Clairvoyant, I guess! 😜😀 Even our college kids don't buy it...just steal from Mom & Dad. We are hunkering down because we & our kids are in at risk groups....so groceries will be delivered from now on. Praying for all who have been impacted by this plague! 😢

To keep you connected  T-Mobile is upgrading you to unlimited data for free until 5/13/2020. See our complete COVID-19 response plan here t-mo.co/uncap6

I received this text today so I didn’t renew my plan for this month thinking that the above free plan would work which it didn’t. Does anyone has the same issue?

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We're upgrading folks from their existing limited plan to unlimited. But if you don't have an existing data plan, there's nothing to upgrade. Here's the excerpt from our Frequently Asked Questions:

ALL T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on our current plans with limited data will automatically have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming). No action required.

I temporarily lost my job yesterday. I am just one of the millions of of restaurant employees that just became unemployed. It was mandated we first change our hours and then to shut down the dining room. They continue to cut the hours of operation and our parent company made the decision to not use any hourly employees or managers and have the salaried mgrs handle the business until they shut ya down completely or there is more business  An entire workforce became unemployed almost overnight. is T-mobile offering any type of assistance with the bill? I am hoping it won’t be necessary, however I am trying to cover my bases just in case.

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Wow, that's so rough @magenta10610727 . We understand this is hitting hard for a lot of folks. We do have the option of Payment arrangements for folks needing some help with their bill.

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I'd be doing much better if T Immobile thought that I deserved to have working service, especially for all the money they steal from me each month. "Advanced unlimited fake 5G netwontwork". "Netflix on us" for a cost per month.  Refusing to fix their crappy coverage, and suggest I buy phones to get their fake 5G.

 

 

seeing as how you already left TMO and are now a proud customer of Verizon, i fail to see what you are currently doing in here other than being a troll...go enjoy your network full of unicorn farts and rainbows

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Hampton, VA has been fairly normal through this whole pandemic.  Outside of restaurants had moved to take-out and delivery only with movie theaters and malls once closed.  That was all of the temporary change we had seen here.  Restaurants have been open for dine-in again for close to a month, the beaches never really closed, now and malls re-opened not too long after.  Some of NASA here return to working on base this week.  

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Our Governor in CO re-closed bars and nightclubs for in-person service. I was concerned about places opening and having to close again. I know this isn’t gonna make folks feel too good about things right now. Gotta stay positive that things will get back to normal.

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Our Governor in CO re-closed bars and nightclubs for in-person service. I was concerned about places opening and having to close again. I know this isn’t gonna make folks feel too good about things right now. Gotta stay positive that things will get back to normal.

DITTO here in DFW! The only place in Texas with hospital bed shortages is Houston (that’s a story I won’t get into here), but things are looking far more frightening today than 2 weeks ago! :fearful:

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Cali is starting to go back to shutting down restaurants, bars etc again in certain cities/counties again.. not that im surprised in the least lol.

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They’ve still kept some of our restaurants open for dine-in. My guess is because they can distance seating when folks come in so that’s nice. 

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Hey everyone!

This is just a check-in to see how everyone is doing with the everything going on with COVID. Any updates going on in anyone’s area? I’d love to hear about it.

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Hampton, VA is still pretty normal.  I am up in Toronto, Canada for a few weeks though right now.  Things up here are... oddly strange.  The restrictions here are a lot more strict than Hampton.  You can't dine-in anywhere, people are wearing masks just about everywhere, no cinemas, no malls, and so on.  There are so many empty businesses where there was something the last time I was up here.  

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Really? Canada is strange? Like, how so? We still have dine-in available at a lot of our restaurants in CO, but they are keeping tables 6 ft apart. Last call is at 10 PM now, so that’s different. My gym opened back up but like other places, it’s mandatory to wear a mask. 

 

I used to love going to the movie theater, so it’s bummer their not open. One of them open about 3 or 4 months before COVID hit, so that’s gotta be rough them and other theaters in general. Still, my friends and I are enjoying ourselves as much as we can.

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All of the fun things seem to be closed up here.  People here... seem like mindless drones walking around in their masks.  Beaches are even closed, so that leaves people with little to do.  Then they wonder why people get fed up and just go anyway, although you can be fined up here for breaking the quarantine order. 

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our county just went on the watch list...so we have 72 hours to see if we jump back into full(er) quarantine lock down again or back off the list..which in 72 hours just isnt going to happen lol.

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