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Bee
10:13 AM
Morning all - another beautiful day to be stuck inside on my own
 
@Bee how you finding it? did you get moved?
 
Bee
I did
Moved last Thursday
 
at least there's that as some consolation
 
Bee
Yeah - I have no furniture yet though
And am feeling VERY lonely
 
@Bee oof.. and getting stuff is going to be difficult in the lockdown I expect
 
Bee
10:15 AM
@moto yep - gumtree and alike are basically a no go atm
 
don't know what your budget is like but might be worth having a scour of amazon?
they're still operating and delivering stuff
 
Bee
Yeah I got a desk and chair new so they will be arriving
I had already ordered my mattress so I'm not sleeping on the floor!
More expensive stuff like sofas and bookcases though are going to have to wait
How are you doing anyway @moto
 
10:55 AM
@Bee ok I guess.. still in the office so still got money coming in which is good. Going a bit stir-crazy with just Home->Office->Home->Office->Supermarket->Home->Office though.
 
Same-ish for me
going grocery shopping twice a week, otherwise office <-> home
 
Bee
I've literally not been out the house since Saturday because I'm working from home
Glad to hear you've still got a job though!
 
@Bee yeah it's a big relief - as a contractor I'd be royally screwed if I got furloughed
fortunately the client is an "essential" business so exempt from the shutdown
 
Bee
Yeah I was saying to my partner last night how lucky we both are - his client is essential business and my clients are all able to work remotely
 
11:12 AM
@Bee yep.. as bad is it might seem there's lots of people who are far worse off
 
Bee
it's an inconvenience for us but it's devastating for some
 
@Bee yup
 
Bee
In other news, I'm aiming to do the splits by the end of the lockdown
 
@Bee hehe.. good to have goals! Probably going to put some fitness stuff in myself.
 
Bee
I'll be frank - I do like no exercise, but I'm going out my mind so I figured I'd give it a shot
Perks of having no furniture is a lot of empty space in my front room
 
11:21 AM
@Bee typically I do a reasonable amount - but with one thing and another I've been a bit.. erm.. lax this year so I'm going to try and take this as an opportunity to get some fitness back
 
Bee
I was hoping to join a rugby team when I moved here but then I went along to a session of volleyball with my partner a couple of weeks ago and realised how unfit I'd gotten - i think it's a good chance to just get my base fitness back to the stage I can at least cope with the warmups...
 
@motosubatsu As the Ex-Governator would phrase it: 'Pump it up!' ;)
 
@iLuvLogix lol
 
I'm encountering similar resolutions these days- been quite fit during my 20's and 30's, but the last 5 years I slacked off quite a bit as well, and sitting behind a screen for 8h a day just makes it worse. I started to do some cross-fit exercises at home for a couple of times but never pulled it through for more than 2-3 weeks. Additionally I just love beer (in reasonable amounts of course), which adds up to my problem ;)
I normally keep it with Baloo the bear from the jungle-book: youtube.com/watch?v=5dhSdnDb3tk
 
11:36 AM
@iLuvLogix I was doing really well until work got mental busy in the run up to Christmas '19 and it broke me out of the routine.
 
@motosubatsu I feel you - when the work-load becomes overwhelming, other things (personal fitness, family, social life etc.) suffer - Hopefully you will have the time and strength to pick up where you left!
 
@iLuvLogix that's the hope.. I'm struggling to find the time/energy this week so far though, we're pretty shorthanded at work and it's not leaving me with much left over. Hopefully the weekend should be a different story - there's not much else to do then!
 
Neo
So far from a fitness perspective I am on a roll
 
11:51 AM
@Neo bah-dum-tish!
 
Neo
12:10 PM
How is everybody doing?
 
headache, early shift, hoping to be home in 2 hours and then probably better
 
Neo
@Magisch Sounds wonderful....
@Kilisi How is life in your part of the world?
 
@Neo What are you up to? more busy then usual or less? I'd imagine TWP gets fewer questions in the pandemic
 
Neo
From a Mod perspective its been pretty easy going.
In real life, I can code from home and still get paid. I am lucky in that.
 
12:44 PM
nice
 
 
1 hour later…
1:55 PM
@Neo so so I guess.... town is like a ghost town, just gangs of thugs roaming around at night.... mass prison escape just recently but the villagers caught them all as of yesterday. No confirmed cases of covid but everything non essential has closed, essential stuff is on skeleton staff. We have the advantage that we can feed ourselves from the land, and most people do anyway. So it's mostly govt people affected.
Only thing worried me personally was staying up 3 nights in a row in case some escapers jumped the fence. I think the response from the First World wasn't well thought out or ruthless enough which is affecting a bunch of countries. It's an economic disaster in some countries by the look of it.
 
2:41 PM
@Kilisi It's an economic disaster in the first world too. I'm in germany and our economy is going straight into the toilet
orders are steady at my workplace but so, so many small businesses are 2-4 weeks away from inevitable bankruptcy despite a massive government help program
dire times ahead
and of course, the virus is still here and killing people every day
 
 
2 hours later…
4:40 PM
It's killing us. I can't get food for my kids people are cleaning off the shelves
 
Bee
I've had to ask friends to drop loo paper because I haven't had any since last Thursday - I feel your pain @tina
Have you tried the freezer sections and the veggi/vegan sections? They have been relatively well stocked where I am
Also you can make pasta with just flour and water
 
@Bee yeah those are empty but I can get the fresh stuff and my kids need meat. I cant even get hot dogs and you can't find chicken at all. we have to go to mcdonalds if we want anything with meat in it.
 
Bee
@Tina you're in the UK right? Mcdonalds is closed
 
Im in Pennsylvania, nj you can get drive through or delivery or pickup
 
Bee
A lot of the vegan alternatives are very difficult to tell the difference and have plenty of protein - don't get me wrong I'm a massive carnivore but desperate times...
Oh that's lucky - not sure why I thought you were UK based!
 
 
2 hours later…
6:42 PM
Every week one of the grocery stores near me runs out of something surprising. Last week one of them ran out of flour. This week one of them almost ran out of table salt. What's really weird about the salt is that there were runs on rice, beans (bagged, not canned), and pasta well before that so it's like those people only just realized you need salt to cook those things.
 
 
2 hours later…
8:45 PM
Or the supermarkets now have higher supplies on pasta because of last week and not more of salt.
 
Or they are doing it deliberately, as to avoid a real shortage on those supplies
I went to a pharmacy yesterday and asked for some face masks... the guy in the counter, with a face mask on, tells me "we have none"...
I was like B-O
 
 
1 hour later…
10:03 PM
@Magisch I meant the First World, third World doesn't have 'real' economies. They're part of other countries economies mostly to be exploited.
the advantage is that most people have no money or jobs to lose apart from the elite families and live off the land. I'm exceptional in that I'm not part of an elite family, and I don't rely locally for a lot of my revenue stream, and I grow a lot of food. There are very few self-reliant people here.
So the people jumping up and down crying are the minority.
And they're mostly parasites anyway... ahaha... ok rant finished
 

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