Plans for the Covid 19 Lockdown

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SSo most of the USA is on lockdown. Places are still open here and there, kids still running around walmart like animals (making the school closures pointless).

Now with at least two to three weeks on our hands, what are your plans?

Mine are:

5 or 6 books.
Marithon almost all of the Godzilla movies (got all but 3 or 4 of them give or take)
Painting some D&D minitures and finishing some Warhammer Storm Cast Eternals.
Gardening.
2 Hours of Walking around the block.
Getting Tax Advice from my parakeets

What about you guys

They shut down my gym!!! :'(

As an office worker, my work life is only slightly disrupted as I'm working from home for the foreseeable future. I'll likely do what I've always done and shun myself from the world and play vidja games (Dead by Daylight and God of War primarily).

I also have a cheap elliptical downstairs so I can even keep my workout schedule. I have a weight bench I never setup as well so if I set that up, I could do most of my gym stuff here at home...

I'm hoping Spring shows up soon too. I have a number of tree/bush stumps I cut down last year and I'd like to hack the stumps down if they're dead now. I also have a fire pit but the old owners cheaped out and didn't install it right (weeds grow in the pit because they don't have anything but dirt under the pit). So I'd like to dig out the pit and put in the proper paving stone setup under the pit so I can use the thing without having to weed whack the damn thing every other week...

I've got a backlog of games to dive into, but more productively I figure this is as good a chance as I'm going to get to dive into some of the skills literature I grabbed via Humble Bundle's User Experience and Business Intelligence bundles.

They better give us 1000 each every month until this blows over. I really think this is going to last until the end of the year.

Ive got a massive backlog of games to get through, so I guess that will entertain me for a while. Im also sure my girlfriend will drag me over to watch X TV show or Y movie, so I will hardly be bored.

I'm on day 2 of my 14 day quarantine as a 'just in case' due to mild flu symptoms. It's gonna be non-stop cleaning and lazing about for the first few days, then more cleaning and tons of Animal Crossing when it comes out.
Though, my province just called a state of emergency, so I'm not sure what's gonna happen now. Hopefully I can go back to work afterwards, but I'm not sure if a hardware store is gonna be one of the "essentials" that stays open like grocery stores would in the case of a full lock down

I'm in the food distribution, which is obviously going to continue since people still need to eat, so still on the job, albeit from home. Which does have some bennies. Like putting on music I actually like. Snack time whenever I want. comfy couch > office chair. No commute. Downside is I'm now stuck with the same dinky laptop all my colleagues use instead of the beastly workstation I have at the office. Being bottlenecked by your equipment suuuuuucks.

Anyway, got lots of extra free time now. I got Doom Eternal slated for the weekend, and a whole backlog to chew through, so I'm not out of entertainment any time soon. Do some spring cleaning. And wash my car. Weather's nice, it really needs a good scrubdown and I actually have time for it now. Also reintroduce regular bass playing practice into my routine.

Girlfriend won't be working at all for the time being. Way too much of a health risk. Basically moved in until things cool down, cuz she doesn't want to sit at home alone. Already laid claim to my Switch. And my fridge. But nice to have the company. Never had a partner actually live with me tho. Feels like that's going to be a bit of a test. First thing is breaking it to her that I don't want her to cook.

My culinary school is on a break - they still want us to come back next week, and yeah good luck with that. Outside of that I have 40k models to assemble and paint, and I'm taking this time to get my Switch set up. I got it for Xmas and its just been gathering dust since, 'cause its a Switch. So I'll see what's what with this.

trap everyone inside and make them listen to my trip hop albums till they kill themselves so's I can sell their meat in place of supermarkets. virus free meat of course I guess. while maybe trying out heroin from sheer boredom. virus free heroin! I hope

Most companies are going to see that working from home would actually be beneficially for them and the worker.

Marik2:
Most companies are going to see that working from home would actually be beneficially for them and the worker.

Nah. Maybe for misanthropes, or people with very self-contained jobs. But in my experience, there's no beating being able to walk down the hall to somebody's office to ask them a question for actually getting response, help, or collaboration in general. Working from home is a good option to have when people have personal circumstances that require them to do so temporarily, but in person always beats online for any kind of human interaction, for efficacy.

As far as my plans go, it's mostly sitting about in a stew trying to stay positive about my job search amidst officials saying we're headed into another Great Depression. Mostly, that looks like watching TV while ignoring my late homework. I'd like to be able to focus myself on reading. I've finished 2 books, and I have 25ish more sitting around back at my apartment, when I get back to it next week.

My boss is taking the month off cuz he never used his time off. So I get to sit all day in the office doing whatever I want. Gonna read lots of books while getting paid. Gonna do some future job searching and learn new skills. I'm actually happy about this quarantine. Gas is cheap, no huge crowds, and less pollution. When the virus dies down, the economy will shoot right back up. We were already expecting some kind of recession, so this isn't too bad. Most people needed to take a break from a busy society, so let them enjoy some alone time. I always turn a negative situation into a positive opportunity.

I'm in a county with a shelter-in-place policy, so I've been going to work, then coming home and surfing the Internet/playing videogames/watching TV. So...not much has really changed for me.

I have a number of books I've meaning to get to. Also have quite a few DvD's I haven't watched in quite some time. Looks like it's time to binge-watch Babylon 5. :D

Honestly, I'd love to be playing video games(I started Divinity Original Sin 2 and I'm still trying to finish Sekiro) or catching up on my streaming shows, but me and the wife are still going to work. Well, she's working from home and I'm going to work for now(I was just issued a laptop so I suspect I'll be working remotely soon as well).

Unfortunately, My kids Daycare center is closed until at least April(and likely much longer) so we're stuck taking care of a 2 year old pretty much non-stop for the forseeable future. Which is very non-conductive to playing video games until after she goes to bed because she doesn't stop while she's awake and there's nowhere we can take her right now except maybe the park to run the energy out of her.It's also not fun that she doesn't seem to understand the concept of "Mom is working", only "Mom is home", so tantrums galore when Mom can't play with her all the time she wants it. Me being there doesn't even factor into this equation half the time, because only Mom will do.

I guess I shouldn't complain because at least we can take care of her and still work our jobs. That's more then a lot of people have right now. It's just my ability to play games pretty much falls to nothing when she's at home and awake so I will be very happy when she can go back to daycare....someday....hopefully soon. She'll get to play with her friends again and we'll be able to spend more then a few hours not corralling a toddler with poor impulse control and constant need for attention.

I'm also kinda bummed since I had plans to take a vacation in Greece in May and it looks like I'm gonna be out that money at very least for airfare(which is by far the most expensive part so far). The chances of this shit clearing up by then are looking increasingly bleak. I haven't canceled yet but honestly it feels like a matter of time.

Being one of the expendable broom monkey caste, I don't get to benefit from lockdown and working from home is not an option. My sorry ass has to keep on finding bodily fluids to clean while people around me are catching up on their Netflix and Minecraft.

On top of that, the Trumpbux given to the quarantined is literally going to be more than I earn in an equivalent time actually risking my health.

Ain't it great to be me? :(

davidmc1158:
I have a number of books I've meaning to get to. Also have quite a few DvD's I haven't watched in quite some time. Looks like it's time to binge-watch Babylon 5. :D

I actually have been thinking of rewatching B5. The main issue is digging out DVDs. And a DVD player. Because we don't use any of that stuff for quite a few years.

Anyway. about to start Witcher 3 replay. That'll be 14 days (I have kids so most of the time will be spent looking after them.)

Work from home as best I can. Play Xbox. Exercise. Read. Binge on Netflix.

So other than working from home pretty much business as usual.

I am able to remote to my workstation, so I'm still working. My health puts me at significant risk from a pulmonary disaster like 19, so I'm home for the foreseeable future. Not too bad so far... but I'd rather be at the office- I like to keep job and home more separate.

I read and play games and watch movies and binge Amazon or Netflix shows. I'm on paid leave from work, which is nice - just clock in a couple of hours a day on my laptop. We're on the brink of a lockdown here so I'm sort of holding my breath on what happens next. So far there's only been 3 deaths and quarantaine is recommended but not obligatory. Hopefully this changes soon.

EDIT: Lo, 12 days of mandatory quarantine. Going out punishable by 6 months to 2 years prison. There're caveats about shopping in nearby pharmacies and supermarkets but I don't intend to return to the outside world before April.

I'm one of maybe 10 at an office of hundreds still coming in every day. The nature of some of my duties requires it, although I can contact in for some things.

My country has instituted voluntary (for now) work from home advisories, and most places are going ahead. Downtown is spooky. Almost looks like a police state since most people still walking around are cops, Meter maids or other people in uniform. Construction is still happening too I suppose.

In the afternoons I'm seriously just playing the satisfactory update. It's pretty solid but I'll probably need something new soon. Maybe watchdogs for free (thank you chimpzy).

Persona 5 R and FFVII remake are just around the corner, I think I may have some things to do lol.

You lot are so lucky, I work in the funeral industry so while most of Britain shuts down around me, I still have to go to work because people still insist on dying. The selfish so and so's. I did try to talk my manager into letting me work from home but he was having none of it. Spoilsport.

But I have a week off in a weeks time so I will be doing not a lot. Persona 5 R will be coming out in that week so I will be mostly playing that.

I've taken leave for the next 3 weeks, as they were encouraging staff who can to do so. Still working on Saturdays for now, but otherwise, 3 week holiday...where I stay at home for most of it.

...awesome!

Catfood220:
You lot are so lucky, I work in the funeral industry so while most of Britain shuts down around me, I still have to go to work because people still insist on dying. The selfish so and so's. I did try to talk my manager into letting me work from home but he was having none of it. Spoilsport.

But I have a week off in a weeks time so I will be doing not a lot. Persona 5 R will be coming out in that week so I will be mostly playing that.

If it makes you feel better, most people still have to either work from home or go in and a lot of people I know are being told they are being made redundant while having to teach their kids at home now, so, silver lining.

I've been in Work-From-Home Isolation mode for a week already. I'm managing.

I planned for 2 maybe 3 weeks, but now it looks like it might be longer. I am NOT relishing the thought of either making the 20 minute walk to the local grocery store or having to pay for them to deliver my stuff. :s

Aside from needing to go back to working remotely, this is barely different than normal for me. Outside of when a friend is running a LARP, I barely go out and do anything. XD

Catfood220:
You lot are so lucky, I work in the funeral industry so while most of Britain shuts down around me, I still have to go to work because people still insist on dying. The selfish so and so's. I did try to talk my manager into letting me work from home but he was having none of it. Spoilsport.

But I have a week off in a weeks time so I will be doing not a lot. Persona 5 R will be coming out in that week so I will be mostly playing that.

I know it doesn't help much, but at least you have job security. Unless they invent a cure for Death.

We've been told to work from home until at least April 2nd, and it sucks. +2,000 people all using our VPN and everything is running super S L O W. The upside is that the lag gives me lots of periods of downtime I've been filling up playing not a backlog of games, but playing some older ones, ones I've not played in years. Currently playing Dark Sector and man, I'd forgotten how good this game is! Controls are a bit dated, but it's still really good.

I'm trying to watch some movies, play some games, in an attempt to take my mind off things. This is gonna fuck a lot of people, myself included.

Based on what I'm seeing in my state in Brazil, I'm hoping we have some magical immunity. Hospital workers threatening to go on strike because they have no masks, gloves or soap, public hospitals already on the verge of collapse in normal conditions, before coronavirus, football teams offering to turn their training facilities into temp hospitals... And everyone is acting like it's just another normal day. Parks, beaches, malls, street markets... I guess there's no zombies in the streets so it's fine.

Smithnikov:
Being one of the expendable broom monkey caste, I don't get to benefit from lockdown and working from home is not an option. My sorry ass has to keep on finding bodily fluids to clean while people around me are catching up on their Netflix and Minecraft.

On top of that, the Trumpbux given to the quarantined is literally going to be more than I earn in an equivalent time actually risking my health.

Ain't it great to be me? :(

Quit complaining, celebrities are going crazy inside their mansions...

And now I'm not working on Saturdays. So, I'm free across the week for at least 3 weeks, and off Saturdays for at least 4 weeks. After that, well, we'll see.

Not gonna lie, I'm actually pretty annoyed. I live in (what should be) probably the safest country in the world for this kinda thing (New Zealand). And yet, inaction and pussyfooting by our incompetent government has led to the virus being let in and taking a foothold.

So now it feels like I'm stuck in a bad doomsday movie that never seems to end.

Well, the state declared all non-essential businesses are to be closed.
Fun fact, I'm in construction (electrician) and it turns out construction was deemed an "essential" business.
Now, I work in NYC, and it makes sense that it's essential if it's like, hospital or subway construction.

But I'm working on a HOTEL. For a CASINO. That's CLOSED.

We were basically told that we're not shutting down unless the government, state, city, or unions say to shut down.

So yeah. Business as usual for me.

Chessrook44:
Well, the state declared all non-essential businesses are to be closed.
Fun fact, I'm in construction (electrician) and it turns out construction was deemed an "essential" business.
Now, I work in NYC, and it makes sense that it's essential if it's like, hospital or subway construction.

But I'm working on a HOTEL. For a CASINO. That's CLOSED.

We were basically told that we're not shutting down unless the government, state, city, or unions say to shut down.

So yeah. Business as usual for me.

Well hey, if Gamestop is essential, I guess that is to. And hey, they consider having shiny floors and non-smudged glass to be absolutely essential services here.

TopazFusion:
Not gonna lie, I'm actually pretty annoyed. I live in (what should be) probably the safest country in the world for this kinda thing (New Zealand). And yet, inaction and pussyfooting by our incompetent government has led to the virus being let in and taking a foothold.

So now it feels like I'm stuck in a bad doomsday movie that never seems to end.

Nah, the safest country is Madagascar or Greenland. A single port that shuts down when someone sneezes on the far size of the globe.

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