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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:12 AM

Have you been isolating?

I know we need to go grocery shopping, but if you can stay at home, are you? Or are you bored and go to Lowe's or HD, or...

Me, I am scared. I did go to Lowe's a few days ago, but only the nursery outside. I am lucky to have my so volunteer to shop.

I've been home for weeks. What about this is not to be taken seriously?





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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:16 AM

1. Yep isolated

And wearing a mask I used to use for artwork on my face when I go out. Got diabeties. Ain't taking any chances. Just me and my cat, Othello hanging out here.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:17 AM

2. Good! We need to protect ourselves. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:17 AM

3. I'm largely isolating -

but I have a daughter working and a spouse who thinks that no rule applies to her. She visited all of the neighbors, is talking about going to wave at her aunt through the window of her nursinghome, is trading books with library buddies, and volunteering anyplace that will take her.

So - my isolation may not do much good.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:27 AM

13. Tell your spouse to consider you, but

she sounds lovely.

I am sure you're worried about your daughter. We take the advice we're given and run with it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:20 AM

4. Other than

medical appointments, stock-up trips (grocery and Ace Hardware to get propane) and dropping off food to my lady's brother, we've stayed isolated. No friends, no family for about 3-4 weeks now. I did talk to my neighbor across the street, he stayed on his driveway, I stayed on mine.

Now, we're locked and loaded for the next 2-3 months, with the exception of using the drive-in window at the Kroger pharmacy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:20 AM

5. I'm staying home in what might be an excess of caution.

Iím having groceries delivered so I donít have to go out at all. Thereís plenty to do in the house - lots of neglected projects to finish - so Iím not bored. I do wonder whether Iíll be hopelessly agoraphobic by the time this is all over.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:29 AM

16. omg, I wonder about agoraphobia, too.

I have NO desire to go out, and pretty much a homebody before this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:22 AM

6. Yes. In our age.

Went to the grocery store last Friday when the first hour was reserved for seniors. Went again today and it was pretty dead. Really eerie driving in what normally would be rush hour and the streets are empty.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:23 AM

7. Yes, just grocery, drug store and medical, no social or regular shopping or pedicures.

Iím finding it quite depressing and enervating.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:24 AM

8. my life is pretty much like this anyway

the only place I go regularly in the winter besides the grocery store is a public pool in Tucson. they closed shop last week so that is done. husband usually does the feed store and we go to the hardware store occasionally.

I have some watershed meetings sometimes but our executive director's husband is very much high risk so those are being done via email or postponed now.

no social life to speak of so...pretty normal.

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Response to Kali (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:17 AM

61. Yeah, me too. I've been isolating for years, and like staying home on my land.

I did go to Fry's last week and a brief stop at Lowes, but that's it
for a long time. Our Sunday music sessions have been cancelled for
6 weeks. What's with the watershed meetings? Is it connected to
the Indian claims? I thought that was over long ago.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:24 AM

9. Yes

I have not gone out since last Friday. I am sick. But trips out will be very limited now and only for food and emergencies. I and my dad are high risk and we are in the ďepicenterĒ

I have lots to do at home, we are starting online teaching next week and there is a lot to learn, I am not sure if it will work etc. tg there is phone and video help until midnight all the time.

I am exhausted and very stressed out as are we all, I am sure. Just wishing I had listened to my family and moved back to Canada a long time ago. Actually I wish we had never come here now😹

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:25 AM

10. Complete isolation day 7

Going bonkers. Grocery deliveries drop off outside door and run. Supposed to go to doc for hypertension followup but think I will cancel.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:25 AM

11. Yes, been out twice in the last week plus.

Once to get some extra food items last week, and then today when someone told me the convenience store a mile away actually had some paper towels. Managed to grab the last 3-pack, so that and what I already had should last me a month or more.

At 72, I'm going to stay home as much as possible.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:26 AM

12. I'm distancing.

I wish I were brave enough to go to Lowe's and have purchased some plants. But, I wasn't. We're a spring break state, and area due to the lakes. So, I've been being extra careful. We had an influx of out of town people here and the cases are already ticking up locally. 😑

Did you get anything good? I wouldn't mind some vicarious plant shopping. I'm propagating and growing from seed this year only.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:28 AM

14. I'm USUALLY isolated,

on my own little peninsula.

Visit sometime, b'sis!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:28 AM

15. Isolating.

Only groceries, bank and getting mail.

I help take care of an elderly father, so I have to be extra careful.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:30 AM

17. Yes, mostly. I quit going to Target and Home Depot and just about anywhere.

I've got some items coming from Amazon that I can wear if I feel the need to go anywhere more than the local independent market.

I saw a lot of people out this weekend, more than usual for March. I think people want to go to the beach since traffic congestion is gone and they don't have to go to work.

They are finally being told to get off the beach and the state beach parking lots are closed.

Hang in there!



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:31 AM

18. Pretty Much, Ma'am

Will be hunkering in a little tighter in coming days, but never go out merely for the sport of it. Doctor's offices and a grocery store is pretty much it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:32 AM

19. It helps being mainly introverted in the first place. And living in the woods.

We haven't been to any store or business in a couple weeks and don't plan to for a while. Also cancelled all appointments, stopped going anywhere or having people over a while ago. Work from home, which I did 95% of the time previously anyway. Keeping in touch with friends and family, but remotely.

All of which I'm happy to do because I love and care about my family, friends and the rest of humanity.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:32 AM

20. My husband and I are totally isolating. Have enough food here for a while, but will most likely have

it delivered or pick up in parking lot of Raleys when we need it. Staying connected with friends and family through phone calls, texts and facebook. The whole thing is just surreal. I'm grateful to live in California where we have a smart governor.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:32 AM

21. I went to a store last week

But this week Iím doing the curbside pickup. Order already placed although I can add/subtract for the next two days.

I bought some treats from Mud Bay today. Called it in, pulled up to the store front and called them. They dropped the bag in my trunk. I wiped the packages when I got home.

Iím fully working from home, as is Dh. Cooking 2-3 meals a day. I try to garden for a bit each day. Puppy still gets trained. Cats still want to play.

I have a bit of a cough. Throat started hurting a few days ago- not quite a sore throat, but it hurts a bit to suck air. So thereís that. No fever that I can tell, and I check it in the afternoon and evening. Bit of post nasal drip tonight. Iím barely over 50 and in good enough health so Iím not freaking out.

But yeah, keeping away from folks this week except Dh.

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Response to MissB (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:18 AM

39. I read somewhere about a persons experience with covid 19. Similarities.

I am going to see if I can find the link. It was very interesting.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213167030

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:33 AM

22. I am a hospice nurse. For now we are seeing patients who allow us in their homes

Some don't. We prescreen for Covid symptoms if they or someone in the home has symptoms we wear PPE. So far I have used no PPE. I am afraid we could be carrying the virus. So far no one on my team has gotten sick. They allow us to only have a few paper masks because our company can't get much. We just got the capability to securely do video visits for the families that don't want us in because of Covid.

When I am not working I isolate other than the grocery store or pharmacy.

So I have to say it feels weird. I am not like a front line medical in the same way that other nurses see people who are sick and are more likely to have the virus. So I feel like I am breaking "stay at home" because I go to people's homes. But, it's my job. But the amount of contact I have with people and the way I interact is probably similar to someone who is breaking the "stay at home" by visiting friends. Not sure if any of that makes sense.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:34 AM

23. Isolated for sure. When I have to go to the store, I wear a mask and gloves, then spray everything

with alcohol before I touch it. Then I sani-wipe the car down. Then I take a shower. I'm all over keeping germs away as best I can.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:34 AM

24. Yes, since the first week of this month

We did a pickup of groceries from the supermarket once and are picking up our second order this Thursday morning. The clerk put the groceries in the bed of the truck. We never even opened a window but waved hello, goodbye and thanks.

Another day I dropped off a dvd at the library and mailed a bill in one trip. Wore gloves to fling the goods into the slots, tossed the gloves in trashcans right near the dropoffs and used hand sanitizer when I got back in the car.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:38 AM

25. Went grocery shopping today.



Other than that have been staying at home. Surprisingly Publix was not crowded at all. A lot of shelves were empty. I have enough essentials to last a while. Until about three weeks ago went out to eat every weekend with my son but it looks like that won't be happening again for a while.

Best of luck to you and to us all.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:39 AM

26. I can't really - we're adding to the house and there are workers here everyday

I stay at a distance from the workers - don't need to provide extra exposure either way. My fear is that the work will stopped, either because all non-essential stuff will be stopped or because we can't get needed supplies. This week they are getting the roof finished and today they put most of the windows in (three had damage to the glass...).

I've been grocery shopping twice, so once a week. Lowes & Home Depot, I have shopped online - in fact I just got some things for the addition delivered by UPS today. That would have happened, virus or not, since these are items not carried in the stores.

My husband is going in tomorrow and I have some errands for him to run, so I probably will not go shopping myself this week.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:39 AM

27. Apart from my three closest friends,

Not seeing anyone much or going anywhere non-essential. My gang are like family and we are shopping for each other, and sharing garden produce. Between us we have four dogs and they are inseparable, so gotta take care of the kids by spending a lot of time on the (deserted) beaches.

Australia is on partial lockdown. My state, Victoria may be adopting rules very similar to the UK tonight. We're not as 'virulent' as the US but the gov. is making an effort to keep infections to a minimum. Crucial time for us is a week or so from now. So far, the infection curve is similar to the US in the early days of the virus.

Sis, I sincerely hope yourself and your loved ones come to no harm. My parents were pre-teens in Scotland during WW2, but I grew up learning about rationing (which didn't finally finish in the UK until 1954), and I can make a five course dinner out of half a potato, a turnip and a quarter ounce of lard!

Best vibes....

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Response to canetoad (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:54 AM

32. Hahaha!

half a potato, a turnip and a quarter ounce of lard!

Best vibes....

....best vibes to you also, my dear friend.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:44 AM

28. I left work a week ago and have seen 3 people since then.

So far, I've divided the time between a couple of my offsping (they worry about me being alone), but I really need to spend some time at home getting the yard in shape. Between what food and supplies I have on hand and grocery delivery, I'll get by ok.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:48 AM

29. I am usually isoated but I have been really isolated for two full weeks now

and plan staying home a lot for the next few weeks. It's just getting started in my state so perhaps we can keep it down here. We have a shitload of trophy home owners hiding out and they don't seem to be staying home much. Lots of folks fishing but staying far apart.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:51 AM

30. I have been isolated for three weeks.

I have a couple of those other health issues, so I snapped to this earlier than some.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:53 AM

31. Yep. Except to leave the house on foot for exercise each morning, we've not gone anywhere

since the SF Bay Area lockdown started. And I'm steering clear of the walker/jogger-heavy streets when I do that, and cross the street as soon as I see an oncoming person no matter how far away they are (fewer cars on the streets helps with that).

Thankfully a lot of companies were ahead of the local governments and started encouraging/enabling work from home very early, and so we only had 1 household member still going to their office by the time the lockdown was announced, and their telecommuting got set up on a home computer with help from their IT person (remotely) after a day or two.

We're a little gun-shy about the grocery store at the moment, to be honest. We're trying out ordering groceries on-line, recently placed our first order (not delivered yet), so we'll see how it goes.

Not wanting to go to our local nursery either, we're starting our garden with seeds (from packets, not saved) left over from last year. We ought to get a few more varieties, again on-line ordering I expect.

The garden needs lots of work, and we're engaging in more time consuming food prep (like bread baking) which we normally don't do, so we are not bored... yet.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:54 AM

33. Yes

I was in Japan but came back while there were still flights. Went through customs and immigration at SeaTac airport!! Since Seattle was a hot spot, Iím quarantining myself for two weeks to make sure Iím clean before I go in public. I am going for bike rides and working in my yard.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 12:56 AM

34. I have been in since 3/15. I went out 3/18 to hit pharmacy and do the grocery shopping.

I forgot at least one thing with four recipes and I did not want to go out again. I did instacart. I do not want to go out and about. I might go for a drive tomorrow but has been cold and rainy so that is cool. I am good just hanging in my house. I take my dog on a couple long walks daily of course.

I was suppose to go back to work this coming Sunday and I really do not want to. Customer service. Boss called today and asked me if I want another week off. So, I am thrilled.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:01 AM

35. Husband and I are isolating at

our small acreage in rural eastern Washington state with our farm animals and pets. We both last worked in town on 3/12. He was on the cusp of retiring, so went ahead and used up banked sick and vacation leave instead of cashing out, so, that's a little hit. I have been able to continue some work from home. One of my contracts is in the court system, and we managed to pull off Zoom court today. One shopping trip at a small local whole food store last week - gloved and masked up.

I'm curious what kind of financial hits people expect to take for this? I guess we are lucky we are at social security /medicare + pension age. I'm still working part time.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:05 AM

36. I'm kind of enjoying it

I binge watched the first two seasons of Ozark (again), and have been working in my back yard. I thought about going to Lowes to get some cabinet paint and sandpaper, but I didn't quite get around to it. No reason to hurry. I have plenty to do around the house, and if I don't feel like doing it, I don't.

I do miss hugging my grandchildren. That's the toughest part of this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:08 AM

37. My employer just went max telework.

Last week was "strongly encouraged," this week was "do it." I can still go in briefly, if needed, but not to stay .

So, yep: isolating.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:12 AM

38. Last time I drove anywhere was mid-December, but that's normal for me. ...

My wife did some shopping March 11 and we've been staying home ever since.

My daughter-in-law goes out 1 day each week to clean the interior of a school bus so it can be used to deliver food. After that, she follows the bus on its rounds, with her windows up. She has a protocol she goes through when she gets home to avoid bringing anything into her bubble.

Can't hug the grandchildren -- they self-impose a minimum distance of about 10 feet. A pre-schooler and first grader taking the coronavirus more seriously than the MAGAts.

Easy access to testing might allow these two bubbles to become one.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:18 AM

40. Went full lockdown, not leaving the house

since last Fri, Mar 20. If absolutely necessary we could stay in for a month. But I will probably hit the stores again at the two week mark, and build back up to 30 days supply, and do a post office run. Weíve also decided to get carry out once a week from a local restaurant to help keep local businesses afloat. But thatís it for now. Once a week to get carry out, grocery and post office every two weeks.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:33 AM

41. Yep, only been out 2 or three times in as many weeks...

for doctors' appointments, grocery shopping and RX. I got a Shingles vaccination, I heard it wouldn't be a bad idea, and my arm still hurts 5 days later.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:39 AM

42. Been self isolating for a few weeks now

I go to the store once or twice a week very early - when they open.

Not a giant adjustment for me as I work from home.

A little over a week ago, I persuaded my wife and daughter to join in - I was very anxious for them.

The three of us have been fighting some flu-like symptoms for a week - probably brought home by our daughter.
Hopefully, it is not the coronavirus.
Hasn't been very severe.
Have a video appointment with our doctor tomorrow to make sure.

We each have lots of different things to do.

Had some cabin fever. I go for walks very early or very late when no one is around, don't touch anything and stay 20 feet or more away from the few I see.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:56 AM

43. Walked four miles last night to check my P. O. Box. Didn't come within ten feet of anyone.

Cool evening, a little drizzly, hardly saw another soul, not even cars.

Felt good to be out. This may be a good chance for some people to find out what clean air really smells like.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:23 AM

44. Starting day 11.

Zero contact.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:34 AM

45. Yes, but it's not easy

I'm on the phone every day with my offices in neighboring countries (NL, F, CH), and most every day with colleagues in Belgium and Spain as well, but I can't travel to any of them, which I usually do every week. Germany has now introduced strict regulations against contact, and those are in effect until April 19 at the earliest.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:35 AM

46. We have been quasi-isolating for almost 2 weeks now.

When I say 'quasi', the Mrs. and I haven't left our yard. Our 19 yo grandson lives with us and he runs errands for us. We have to get food somehow and having one person coming in and out with our groceries seems better than a) doing out grocery shopping ourselves, b) having complete strangers deliver our groceries, or c) having a stranger pick out our groceries and then load them into our trunk.

We have emphasized to him that if I get the virus it is pretty much a foregone conclusion it will kill me, since I have a compromised immune system due to taking Prednisone (a steroid) for my Pulmonary Fibrosis. He seems to get it.

If we need help outside we ask one of our kids (all grown) to help (ie., just do it). They are more than willing to come over, do the work, stick their heads in the door to say they are done, and leave. They know enough not to come in.

So, when I say we are doing our best, I don't know of anything else we can do between handwashing and trying to remember not to touch our faces. We're in out 70's but damn if we're ready to go. We both had parents and grandparents that lived into their 90's. I may not make it quite that long, but by God I want to at least be around until I can vote Trump and Moscow Mitch out of office this Fall!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:48 AM

47. Have been isolating as much as possible.

I had to go out for groceries yesterday evening because getting grocery delivery has been impossible. I couldn't even get to check out, kept getting a message that no delivery windows were available for the next two days and to try back later. Tried for three or four days, and finally gave up. Wore a mask and gloves, and was glad that I did. The store was a zoo and people were not standing six feet apart, especially in the checkout lines. Saw very few people wearing masks, though a few more folks seemed to have gloves. I felt really bad for the checkers. They looked stressed and none of them had masks or gloves. Tomorrow I have to go out for cat food, but the pet store let me pay by phone. I can call them when I arrive, open the back of my car, and they will bring out the food and plop it in the car without us having any contact. I am in my mid sixties, have no one to shop for me, so I wish that the grocery delivery issue would clear up. My area must be slammed, because all of the grocery stores are hiring.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:57 AM

48. I have been off work for about a week.

We are not currently expected to go back to work until near the end of April. Unless, Dump gets his way. I vote that he and the Lieutenant governor of Texas and anyone who supports them should be the first ones to risk getting infected. Let them work without protection in a hospital or other essential service, but without protection. Let THEM die for the stock market and so billionaires don't have to lose any money.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:07 AM

49. By both necessity and inclination I've been staying home, but until today my husband was not....

...convinced. I had knee replacement surgery 2/19, just under the wire for elective surgeries, tho I didn't know it at the time.

I couldn't convince my husband to stock up and he has one grocery store he really likes, and there wasn't anything I could do about it. He pointed out that our cleaning ladies were still entering the house, and I had an answer ready: I'm laying them off, with 1/2 pay for the first month. I think that surprised him, but there you have it. He readily conceded that my Physical Therapy appointments were a necessity, that was not even an issue, but still... He's just very sociable for a guy who works from home.

Then I think two things happened, one last night, and one today. Last night we heard Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti, Gov. Newsom, and Gov. Cuomo one after the other. It was very sobering.

Today he got word that the daughter of one of his colleagues who now lives in Utah is in the hospital fighting for her life, her kids are in quarantine, and his colleague can't even see any of them. (Hubby's work unit is spread all over.) Next call, a colleague in Idaho, who as it happens is also delivering groceries to Mr. Utah's parents these days. She told my husband in no uncertain terms to just stay home -- he's very much the old man of the group.

I think that finally got through; he's shocked and saddened. He's also now open to talking about grocery delivery services.

Self-isolation turns out to be fairly porous.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:24 AM

50. My pulmonologist chewed me out last week when I arrived

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for my annual check-up. "WHAT are you doing here?" I told him I knew his office would take every precaution, and they did. The Wonder who manages the office phoned beforehand to change my appointment time b/c she was spacing the times out. As I approached the glass door of the office, I could see her wiping down chairs, doorknobs, etc. Both she and the doctor were masked and gloved. Besides, we're still in the early stages here and it's only going to get worse. Better to get into their office before CV becomes full blown here.

Tomorrow doing a quick run into the grocery store to replenish fresh items, then through the CVS drive-thru to pick up a script. That should put me in a good place for two weeks; then, rinse, lather, repeat.

Have no further medical appointments until July, and I'm loving it.

I'm Facetiming with family and friends, and not allowing visitors (who should be home anyway).
In for the duration, and doing fine TYVM!

STAY WELL, ALL!

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:30 AM

51. Yes

I am staying with my bf and his housemate. i am almost 50 and they are both 65. He is the only one who leaves the house to get supplies and is extremely careful about disinfecting himself and anything brought into the house.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:34 AM

52. Yes, because I work(ed) in midtown Manhattan

Which is the hotspot. Since the 12th, I've been out once, on the 16th, to take my husband to a medical procedure and while I was waiting for him (I wasn't allowed to stay at the hospital), a 5 minute trip to the grocery store. Working from home for the foreseeable future.

He's a retail manager in Westchester County, and his store closed on the 17th. He hasn't been anywhere since.

I'm a tiny bit concerned because I've had a cough, though not persistent, for a few days. No fever, body aches, difficulty breathing, or loss of smell. I do have seasonal allergies, though, and it mostly feels like that kind of cough.

A good friend is the front end manager at our grocery store and he's been doing our shopping personally and dropping it off at our door. When this is all over, I've promised to make him a great meal. Don't know why, but he loves my cooking!

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:00 AM

53. just pharmacy/store

if I have to. It's OK. I have 3 cats and a ton of work that needs to get done. Experimenting with how long I can wear the same clothes and hold off washing my hair. I will stop myself before I go to Walmart in my pajamas.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:05 AM

54. Yep. Only going out for my daily walk around the neighborhood

and to the grocery store.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:20 AM

55. Since 3/18

Went grocery shopping then, indoors ever since. Luckily I ordered 3 cases of cat food from amazon before it got bad. Have enough TP for about 2 weeks. At first I was fine with this (can be a hermit) now getting cabin fever and I miss my little granddaughter so very much. Sheís 17 months and by the time I see her again sheíll be saying new words and doing more things. Daughter sends videos, not the same.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:24 AM

56. Except for work, staying home.

And thats dropping from 60 hours to about 10 per week, just the truly essential stuff. Stuff that keeps my clients from needing emergency services soon.

I am preparing a list for the hardware store so i can start working on projects. Hoping I can have it all delivered, but I am prepared to make a single trip if necessary. But it will be with a very complete list so it can be one trip, not my usual daisy chain of trips as i remember the various details I earlier overlooked.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:32 AM

57. Isolating

Neither my wife nor I have left our property for the last ten days. That changes today as she has a time sensitive medial procedure that must be performed today. I am driving her, I will stay in the car and, when finished, come straight home.

I started bringing in extra groceries over a month ago, and my last trip 11 days ago topped off my food supply. I can still go another month without having to go out for food.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:38 AM

58. Day 13 but who's counting.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:53 AM

59. Totally. .n/t

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:09 AM

60. As much as possible. Just going out for

perishable groceries, a brief walk. But I'm in a very large apartment building in Manhattan with MANY residents. I have to ride the elevator just to get my mail, do laundry (in the basement) or go outside. Definitely makes social distancing more difficult.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:21 AM

62. Yep.

I stay home with the exception of long bike rides by myself and sometimes long walks listening to music. I have to get outside and get some fresh air.

I cooked all weekend so I have a freezer stocked with meals. Restaurants are closed but they are offering pick ups and delivery services - haven't used it yet.

I live in Cape Girardeau County in Southeast Missouri, and the first case has been identified in the county. What's weird is they aren't reporting where at in the county. Is it in Cape, where I live? Or Jackson? Or was it rural? I understand not identifying the person who is 60, but it would be nice to know where he lived. Or should it matter? I'm sure more folks have the virus in the county, since testing just started here yesterday - if you meet certain criteria. Man, I'm full of questions this morning. Not scared, just cautious and concerned.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:23 AM

63. We are

DH has to go out occasionally to work (he fixes hospital sterilizers, so if one is broken, he goes), but the rest of us are here 24/7.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:25 AM

64. My "regular" life is pretty isolated

but it keeps me content. I am doing fine with this. BUT i do not get to see my grandsons before and after school!!!! I went by their house yesterday and we talked, with them on the porch and me in the driveway.

Going to the gas station (with gloves on!) seemed like an exciting field trip! I didn't even really need the gas, it was just something I knew I could do with little contact.

i have an even greater appreciation for the Internet.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:32 PM

65. I have only been to a store twice in almost 3 weeks.

I didn't really want to, but I had unexpected needs - 1) liquid plumber and 2) laxative for my cat. I guess my stress has him stopped up! If he doesn't poop by tomorrow, I have a vet appt for him. Pray for poop! LOL

If we do go to the vet, they come to the car to get him, I talk on the phone with the vet, and they bring him back to me and take payment at the car.

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