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17 minutes ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

I will leave you with a couple of days to think about that.  On Monday the amazing Glitterwolf will take over for the month of June.  Thanks, everyone, for playing along. 

 

 

 

Truthfully?  Probably a tie between odd hours at work (one week on, one week off) and CanadaPost outright refusing to deliver packages to residences (they're bouncing them to post offices, but aren't regularly providing people with delivery notices!!!)

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1 hour ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

I will leave you with a couple of days to think about that.  On Monday the amazing Glitterwolf will take over for the month of June.  Thanks, everyone, for playing along. 

 

 

 

 

It hasn't had a huge impact on us other than the wife is really tired of having the boys home all the time. But they've been working with me several days a week so that helps. One annoying thing was that the apartments where my mom lives were closed to the public until a few days ago. Couldn't go see her and had some business to do which got settled in a last minute, nearly panic rush because I wasn't allowed to got grab the papers from her. The continual search for the few grocery items that were limited edition was also a bit annoying but we were always able to find the minimum we needed.

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1 hour ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

I will leave you with a couple of days to think about that.  On Monday the amazing Glitterwolf will take over for the month of June.  Thanks, everyone, for playing along. 

 

 

 

 

It hasn't been too bad, queuing up to get into places and not being able to get my groceries on-line has been a bit of a pain in the bum but nothing serious.

 

The biggest challenge would've been trying to get my housemate to stay indoors (she's in the high risk category and should really be self-isolating), but I quickly gave up on that one.

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1 hour ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

I miss my friends.

 

1 hour ago, Inarah said:

I will leave you with a couple of days to think about that.  On Monday the amazing Glitterwolf will take over for the month of June.  Thanks, everyone, for playing along. 

 

Thanks for a month of fun questions!

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1 hour ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

I will leave you with a couple of days to think about that.  On Monday the amazing Glitterwolf will take over for the month of June.  Thanks, everyone, for playing along. 

 

 

 

 

 

First of all, thank you for the awesome questions!

 

As of Monday June 1sth You're all in the paws of WOOF!!!

Tremble! Run before it's too late!!!

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

To be honest I had my moment yesterday.

Until yesterday I felt kinda okay with it all, nobody I know got the virus.

We have moved to a new place, I can work, every now and then from home but usually from the base.

 

Yesterday I had a few minor inconveniences spoiling my mood a bit, then when we watched television  yesterday evening I got so fed up with all the talk about "a new normal" "a new society" all the things we probably should stop doing etc etc...

I got crancky, told my girl I was going to take Brutus for a walk, came back took a shower and went to bed.

I didn't want to hear anything about it anymore.

 

Today, I feel fine again, the moment has passed.

I have done my shopping, worked in the garden, made a tapas platter for lunch and now I'm preparing a Greek Style dinner.

Eggplant in tomato sauce with feta and herbs from the oven, Salad, cucumber slices, potatoes from the oven with herbs, pork chops seasoned in Gyros Mix.

I also acquired assorted Baklavas from our Turkish Deli Store, such sweet dessert or great with coffee later on, might add a scoup of icecream with them.

I chose the pistache versions since my girl has a slight reaction to walnuts.

 

And the 3D printer is busy. Hopefully in an hour or two I will have a wonderful snake queen, an altarmand some braziers.

The Snake statues and Stairs will have to be printed on their own, they're too large to fit on the build plate with the rest.

 

All in all I'm okay again.

I just miss being able to go out to dinner again or just hike and then sit down somewhere to have a nice tea or coffee with some pastries.

It will come I know, and from june 1st the Netherlands re-opens more, but I still don't feel safe enough to be the first one in a restaurant.

We will wait.

 

I have to take care not to get depressed or angry about it all.

Overall I can handle it, there just some of those days where things don't go as planned and then it gets too much when I hear the politicians/medics/people in the street all fight over how we're supposed to live from now on.

F that! I want to go back to normal.

 

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1 hour ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

I will leave you with a couple of days to think about that.  On Monday the amazing Glitterwolf will take over for the month of June.  Thanks, everyone, for playing along. 

 

 

 

 

Being an introvert at heart this hasn't really been that much of a slog for me.  I wish the at-home time had increased my productivity more than it has but I guess I'm just not a high-output guy.  I am an educational worker so I am getting paid to stay home, that is a total blessing and I feel for those who have to work or are unable to work.  Add financial struggle on top of everything else and I wouldn't be handling it as well.

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1 hour ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

I will leave you with a couple of days to think about that.  On Monday the amazing Glitterwolf will take over for the month of June.  Thanks, everyone, for playing along. 

 

Thanks for a great month of questions @Inarah

 

The biggest issue for me is the racing.  There isn't any.  This should be my third straight weekend at the race track. It is something I look forward to all winter.  It is my happy place, where I can completely forget about the outside world and focus on nothing but keeping bike or car racers safe for the weekend. 
Beyond that, there has been no racing....anywhere. F1, Indycar, WSBK, MotoGP, Formula E, they have all been stopped.  Things are supposed to be starting up in the next few weeks (I think NASCAR has already started, but that's NASCAR) with races at empty tracks, so we'll see how that goes....

 

Other than that, not much has affected me.  I appreciate the social distancing, it's nice for people to finally stay as far away from me as I would like on a regular basis. But then I "may" be slightly antisocial.....:poke:

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4 hours ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

Oh well... biggest challenge has been doing my best to make sure that my parents (who are in their early 70's, with some additional health risks) aren't exposed. As we live together, I've been doing all the errands, which is good because my dad really isn't the most diligent when it comes to thinking about keeping things sanitary or hygienic (he's the kind of guy who handles raw poultry, and then touches everything else without thinking of bacteria spreading, whereas I am the "wash hands after ever step involving raw meat" mentality). Given that he also has a chronic cough which could hide early symptoms, it was best to keep him and mother at home; as I tell them, I'm in my thirties, no associated health risks, etc etc. Let me take the risk.

 

It's been challenging, because they want to get out and do stuff, or gripe whenever I tell them to wash their hands after I just saw something that needs it. In short, I've become the parent, and they've become teenagers; seriously, I've had the most ridiculous arguments that I never thought I would have with the people who raised me.

 

So it's been a contest of wills, but reason eventually wins once the flames of defiance burn out. Especially since my town took forever to implement measures for keeping people safe. And since I can keep my plenty of difference between myself and them (our house was built for 7 people, now we only have the 3 of us living in it), I worry more about isolating myself from them.

 

Second biggest challenge was that the week before this hit the USA, I had just reached a point where I was physically ready to get back into the work force and had met with a staffing agency. Then this all hit, and again, due to living with parents and wanting to do right by them by not bringing anything into the house, I've had to put that on the back burner. So, like the rest of humanity, I've had some difficulties.

 

Thanks for the month of questions!

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5 hours ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

Conquering self boredom, keeping Autistic son from regressing, inability to schedule life due to unknown.

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Bookstores.  Until last week I had not been in a bookstore since the start of the lockdown.  It has been decade since I went more that two weeks without going to a bookstore.

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8 hours ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

Life has been very unexciting. I have high speed internet access, so I've been able to cope with boredom. And the occasional web chat helps alleviate lack of personal contact.

 

I live far from large centres, so combined with most public areas being closed, there is very little activities over all. Combined with the roadblocks restricting travel between areas (unless it's for work, medical reasons, etc.), I have had no reason to drive anywhere since early March.

 

Being unemployed hasn't helped either. Job offers are currently scarce until more businesses open up. I have plenty of free time, but nothing worthwhile investing my time in.

 

Who would've thought that being an introvert would be this much of an asset.

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6 hours ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

I will leave you with a couple of days to think about that.  On Monday the amazing Glitterwolf will take over for the month of June.  Thanks, everyone, for playing along. 

 

 

 

Toughest thing has been inability to get proper medical care for a work injury. Appointments to see a specialist being postponed and rescheduled with each extension of stay at home orders while I still have to work with the pain and lack the ability to do my job effectively. And then was forced into a 2 week leave because I just couldn't do my job at all. I mean, you'd think that was great because it means the injury gets some rest to heal (which it did some but not enough). But it sucks because I'm missing out on 30% more than my normal wage because of temporary pandemic bonus pay. And I like my job and the people I work for and with. My health is more important than the money, of course. But I might not be missing out on the money if I'd been able to start proper medical care over 2 months ago when I first needed it.

 

Being in health care limbo sucks. I just want to be on the path to better. ::(:

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6 hours ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

Other people.

 

It's hard to follow social distancing rules when other people don't.  I can't keep six feet away from someone if they're set on rushing down the wrong way of this one way aisle to get... whatever it is they want.  Maybe I should start grocery shopping during the week after work.

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1 hour ago, Cranky Dog said:

Who would've thought that being an introvert would be this much of an asset.

This...

 

I think I might be a 12th level Introvert. 

 

7 hours ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

Resisting the urge to laugh and do this: <_< <_< <_< ....at everyone that is whinging about all the stuff/people/activity they miss.

 

For not quite three months, the rest of the world has been compelled to live their lives the way my life works all the time. Try living it for the last three years. Or is it four..?


I should have been a medieval hermit. It doesn’t bother me a bit.
 

I guess I really am from another planet. (Some of the girls I went to HS with would sometimes ask, “What planet! are you from?” They mighta been onto something... :rock: )


 

The second biggest challenge is I can’t find a mask that fits my big ugly mug. I dig the idea of being masked. I just wish I could find one that doesn’t ride up into my eyes from below, or else it pops off exposing my nose if it stays below my chin.  :mellow:

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7 hours ago, Inarah said:

May 30-31

 

What aspect(s) of social distancing/home quarantine have been the biggest challenge for you to handle?

 

 

I think I'm going to have to agree with the sentiment of 'other people'.

 

[dumps a whole box of bees into this post]

 

[redacted] [redacted] [swearing] [redacted] And then [redacted] [redacted] reeking of Plague Fever [redacted]

 

Elf other people. Elf them all and their self-entitled broccoli. Elf what they're doing to [redacted] [redacted] [swearing] [tosses a brick through a window] [sound of bees escaping through the window]

 

Ugh.

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