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Rogue
If you're reading this... You are the Resistance











Since: 08-17-04

Since last post: 5 days
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Posted on 03-17-20 08:13 PM Link | Quote
I know it's pretty much all most people are talking about, but how are you doing?


I'm honestly terrified. I wasn't a week ago, but I am now.

I'm worried for my parents. Mom is 73, she's had cancer off and on for years, just had knee replacement surgeries, and she's had breathing problems lately. and Dad is 69 and has diabetes and stubbornness that everything's always fucking fine. Good god, I keep having to harp on him to wash his hands and not cook bad meat.

So I'm at home, for now.

One job is allowing me to stay home this week and still get paid for half the day. The other job is paying me for the shifts I was scheduled, but they're shut down for the rest of the month.

I went out to a couple markets yesterday: a Japanese one that was full of people in full head gas masks and a regular super market. It was all panic-buying and people running around, buying EVERYTHING. The frozen food section was even just stuff ripped apart. It was extremely unsettling.

Doesn't help that people here have also been panic-buying guns.

Anyway, Brandon and I went out to Arizona this past weekend. We were supposed to be there for four days, going to the renaissance faire. We got out there and I'd already been second-guessing it all, but the hotel room was non-refundable, so we figured we'd play it by ear. The room was disgusting, we got another one which was serviceable, but still terrible. We checked out in the morning and went home, stopping through a couple places, but now we're observing social distancing.


(Last edited by Rogue on 03-19-20 11:13 AM)
Lord Alexandor

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Since: 10-15-06
From: Dayton, OH

Since last post: 107 days
Last activity: 14 days
Posted on 03-18-20 04:34 PM Link | Quote
I'm working every other duty day, and only half days. The stores here are also mostly empty. However, we did have plenty of deli meat and steaks on the shelves...

Fortunately, my parents were already fairly introverted, so they're just washing hands more often and having my brother do the shopping (he works at a grocery store and lives with them).

My pay is not going to change (unless the US Gov't stops military pay), so I'm not financially concerned. However, if any of the long-time members here need help, please don't hesitate to PM me!
Xeoman

Ball and Chain Trooper
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Since: 08-14-04
From: 255

Since last post: 73 days
Last activity: 5 days
Posted on 03-19-20 10:33 PM Link | Quote
I too am more worried about family than myself right now. Made sure to text my grandma yesterday to see how she was doing. My sister just got a new job overnight, but then the governor here in KS ordered all schools be closed for the rest of the year, so she's in a situation now with my nephew being home all the time. Dang...

I'm worried about the economy ahead of us now. Thankfully I'm at a lab and think we're even providing test kits and stuff. I'm just a lower end data entry guy but I think I should have some extra good job security being here through this. Some departments were directed to go work from home for the time being, but we can't since there's classified personal information on our PC's. It's a little alarming in ways, being at a big lab still with dozens and dozens of employees walking around, but yeah...

I always hear good things about Black Elderberry for seasonal changes, anti-cancer, etc, I was going to try it out again as the weather changes here, but I made sure to get some now sooner than later. Amazon looked backordered a bit for awhile. Been keeping extra hydrated and all too.

Humorously this doesn't feel all that different when I'm home like usual, but yeah. It's very eerie having to drive out to work with the roads mostly empty. And I'm more worried about others than myself, I'm always good with my own hygiene... the "tips" have been common sense to me, but never underestimate most people I guess...

The story is changing everyday, but last I heard some expert/scientists are hoping we'll be out of the hump of this by May. It's hard to believe anything that China is telling us though and if they really are over the worst of it, but hopefully that's the case and that timeline should line up a bit with us recovering in May and June...

In my and our lifetimes, probably the weirdest global event since Y2K and 9/11 so far... stay safe everyone and check up on anyone you can!
Jamie

Micro-Goomba








Since: 03-27-20
From: England

Since last post: 93 days
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Posted on 03-28-20 09:43 AM Link | Quote
Same, I couldn't really care less if I get it or anything really... as for my mum however, she's been going through a lot since the past year or so and it does genuinely bother me, as her immune system is likely lowered (from when she had a heart attack last August) and she suffers from depression too since a long time so...
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 04-09-20 12:41 AM Link | Quote
I haven't left the house in three weeks. I started counseling and I'm most of the first week through my anti-anxiety medication.

I hope everyone's safe and healthy.
Xeoman

Ball and Chain Trooper
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Since: 08-14-04
From: 255

Since last post: 73 days
Last activity: 5 days
Posted on 04-09-20 10:02 PM Link | Quote
Might have to go on a furlough.

Thought I was safe at a lab that's even helping test the virus and all. But nope, it's having zero impact on our side of the business (multiple departments). Sounds like they want to close down the entire building right now. Hundreds of people...
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 04-10-20 12:59 PM Link | Quote
I'm sorry, boss man.

One of my jobs in furloughing us starting next Sunday. Understandable, it's A LOT of employees.
Xeoman

Ball and Chain Trooper
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Since: 08-14-04
From: 255

Since last post: 73 days
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Posted on 04-10-20 03:47 PM Link | Quote
Thanks Rogue. I guess I'm not ultra worried since we can do unemployment and all, but I'm sure it'll be a hassle. And I'm hearing it could take months for any of us to get that stimulus credit.

The timing of this all couldn't have been worse. 2019 was not one of my favorite years in a long time... and 2020 was starting off pretty bad too with some personal things. Then I was hoping to finally move out of this damn apartment that I've been at for three years now, sometime this summer. I'm still hoping things maybe clear up after April and I can escape, but the uncertainty of this all makes this so hard to call. And things keep changing by the day at work. If they force us all out the door and I have to take the unemployment, I will sadly probably be stuck at this apartment longer. I just saw that they wouldn't be raising my rent at all this next renewal, but ugh I hate this place and have had so many issues, along with deteriorating health problems because I'm 200% sure there's a black mold issue here.
Rogue
If you're reading this... You are the Resistance











Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 06-28-20 01:26 PM Link | Quote
Something of an update, I suppose.

Still home with my family. I've been furloughed by both jobs and still haven't received unemployment due to that being a mess with my name change in limbo (COVID strikes again.)

I'm a few months through therapy and medication, and I feel like I've at least had progress and that I'm actually healing after all these years of suffering with anxiety and depression. This quarantine gave me the priceless opportunity to pause and address my waning mental health. Something I couldn't have done before, what with my two jobs and therapy and doctors only being available when I would have been at work at my full time job that has NO VACATION TIME available.

I hope everyone's still safe and well. These are REALLY crazy times.
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