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Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:13 PM

Am I the only one happy about self-isolating?

It's always been my tendency anyway! Plus I'm saving money on gas, and able to work a little extra time each day, with no commute.

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Reply Am I the only one happy about self-isolating? (Original post)
lagomorph777 Mar 17 OP
luvs2sing Mar 17 #1
SWBTATTReg Mar 17 #2
blitzen Mar 17 #3
emmaverybo Mar 17 #4
wryter2000 Mar 17 #5
Polly Hennessey Mar 17 #6
Tink41 Mar 17 #7
Frustratedlady Mar 17 #8
MineralMan Mar 17 #9
The Genealogist Mar 17 #10
Rorey Mar 17 #11
tblue37 Mar 17 #12
Alacritous Crier Mar 17 #13
global1 Mar 17 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 17 #15
Peregrine Took Mar 17 #16
kozar Mar 17 #17
John Fante Mar 17 #18
Chainfire Mar 17 #19
WhiskeyWulf Mar 17 #20
lame54 Mar 17 #21
fierywoman Mar 17 #22
Skittles Mar 17 #23
ananda Mar 17 #24
Codeine Mar 17 #25
LizBeth Mar 17 #26
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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:16 PM

1. I love the break.

I hate the reason.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:16 PM

2. Because I'm profoundly hard of hearing, I self isolate all of the time too. It's nothing to me, ...

thank god, and plus, I'm retired, and if I wasn't, I'd be working from home anyways (I was in IT, software development). Take care!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:16 PM

3. Count me in! n/t

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:16 PM

4. Me too. Like peace and quiet. A homebody for a while now.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:17 PM

5. I enjoy being alone

I have plenty of things to occupy my time, including DU.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:17 PM

6. No, self-isolating is happiness. I have my critters to keep

me happy. My sister is an ICU nurse. She keeps me healthy.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:18 PM

7. I'm thrilled

Introvert, have no desire to socialize . I miss family but then again I can avoid family I don't care for. I can actually relax knowing there is no pressure to socialize!!!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:20 PM

8. Even though I'm retired, I still look forward to weekends when I can stay home...

I'm never bored, so that also helps.

Also, I know that family will be right here if I need them unless things get iffy. Let's hope that is a benefit of staying out of the public. I do look forward to being able to walk in the yard if it warms up a bit more.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:20 PM

9. My wife and I are both freelance writers.

We self-isolate all the time, pretty much, so we're used to it. We're going out for supplies less often, but that's about the only change.

We still walk our dogs every afternoon at 3 PM, though, but never encounter anyone while doing that.

I've switched to going to the supermarket right after our morning coffee, at about 7 AM. It's still not crowded there, so it's easy to maintain social distancing.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:21 PM

10. Im an introvert.

I have my partner and my cat and a world of info and entertainment at my fingertips. I'll be fine, but I am guessing extroverts might be a little edgy.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:21 PM

11. I love being alone

However, I also like to get out and do things alone, and it's kind of hard to accept the realization that I'm not going to be doing any leisure shopping for awhile.

I've been going for a drive every day. When it warms up I'll be outside a lot more and that's going to be helpful, I'm sure.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:22 PM

12. DUers are mostly introverts anyway. DU is what we do instead of hanging out in crowds

at parties or in restaurants and bars.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:24 PM

13. I have been...

primarily a telecommuter since 2000. Currently I am involuntarily retired but my wife works from home as well. For us this is just the status quo.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:27 PM

14. I Call It "Safe At Home"....

I actually feel safe from that virus laden outside world. This is how they should sell this self-isolation.

Being Safe

They can use the slogan "Safe At Home" and sell the benefits of staying at home - many of which have been posted in this thread.

I'm doing all those little jobs at home you put off for another day and they never get done. I put a list together and I'm finally getting my house back in order - because I have the time to do this.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:28 PM

15. I don't mind it. I don't go out much anyhow.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:31 PM

16. Me, too. I love to be home even since I was a kid.

I feel safe there -also libraries and in church.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:34 PM

17. I am still getting out some,,

Have kept my hcp adult daughter home from her daily activities, and Mrs K I am keeping home due to her COPD.
I run to the store a couple times a week for 3 older couples in our subdivision who are on O2, they have been good neighbors for a lot of years here. So I'll pay them back a bit as I can. I am careful while im out, which is much much less than I was before. But it is beating the cabin fever.


Koz

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:36 PM

18. Normally I'd say no, especially under these circumstances.

But my mother passed away on January 6th, and I never got the alone time that I desperately craved following her passing.

The 10 says I took off were spent making cremation and funeral arrangements, plus visiting with family members that flew in for the service. Then it was back to work. It needed to be done, as I was her only child, but it was brutal. I even had to pick up my mother's ashes from the crematorium. You try driving 40 minutes with your mother's urn in the driver's seat. I never cried so much in my life.

2+ weeks of isolation? Sign me up.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:40 PM

19. I have doubled my normal social contacts

My wife is not working from home until she retires in three weeks. I have plenty to do at home. I was installing new fencing today, the neighbor came over and wanted to shake hands. I crossed my arms like I was facing a vampire. He is a Trumper, so he is immune from the effects of the hoax virus......

I retired two years ago and have been living like a hermit anyway. If i get stir crazy (not likely) I can always take a drive through the country, throwing rocks at Trump yard signs.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:41 PM

20. I'm the same.

I don't go out much, anyway, so not much is really changing for me, but at least now I have a good excuse to avoid crowds.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:44 PM

21. I would LOVE to...

But people need their groceries and I need my mortgage

Waiting for my employer or congress to offer financial relief

Would love to be home working on a puzzle

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:46 PM

22. I love the break (not the reason), I'm celebrating the break, and totally unexpectedly the

parents of my (violin and viola ) students (and my landlord!) have made it clear to me how much I am cherished, cared for, worried about -- it brings me to tears the love that has been expressed to me from non-family in the last few days.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 03:47 PM

24. No

I'm a happy camper right now.

I'm streaming good tv shows, working puzzles, talking
to friends on the phone, practicing bridge online, etc.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 04:03 PM

25. I made the mistake of scheduling

my vacation for this week (back in December, who knew?) so now Iím just spending the week playing boardgames with the kids and reading about WW2. Could be worse.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 04:06 PM

26. I found out yesterday afternoon I get two weeks. I am going to work for a month or two,

after reassessing. I did a happy dance. I have always said I do isolation well. I should get paid to do a study how well some are in isolation, lol.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 04:08 PM

27. No, I am kind of liking it, but I know I will just want to get out and walk around the neighborhood

in a few days.

I like minimal contact, saying hi to people in the building and on the streets, but I really enjoy my alone time and I really like not having to deal with the morning routine (getting up early, getting ready, commuting - even though I have a very short easy commute) since I am so not a morning person and even if I'm awake, I just don't like to motivate.

I'm just worried about getting the food and supplies I need, which I will have delivered.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 04:11 PM

28. This is going to drive me bonkers

I'm very much an introvert, but weirdly I like being around people and hate being stuck in the house. Not necessarily socializing in the office, I've always found it easier to focus in the office with people around than at home.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 04:13 PM

29. Yep, I'm a bit of a hermit anyway.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 04:24 PM

30. I'm at a place in my life when errands are starting to count as going out

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 05:33 PM

31. I've been a recluse for 30 years, now I've gone full hermit!

My family is in self isolation, so there's no chance of getting lonely.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 05:59 PM

32. I've self-isolated since I took medical retirement

 

Around ten years ago. I donít live near family and Iím in a two-income neighborhood as well, so I spend most of my day by myself. And I enjoy it.

But Iím an introvert whoís always preferred hanging out at home alone. My mom figured out that grounding me to my room was no punishment to me.

Eventually. It took her a while. I think I made the mistake of almost smiling when she laid down the penalty once, because she suddenly started grounding me FROM the house between school and dinner, and I couldnít hide away in my room after dinner, either, like I usually did, but had to hang out with the rest of the family until bed time.

Drove.

Me.

Insane.

I donít get people who canít endure being left to their own thoughts and devices. I can always find plenty to amuse me, right here at home.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 06:05 PM

33. I have come to accept teleworking.

The virus has hit the Oklahoma Capitol complex. Our boss sent a text out that if you are in our building and they determine someone has the virus you will be stuck there until you get tested. I had thought about periodically going in but I donít want to risk be stuck in the building for who know how long.

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