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« Reply #75 on: May 12, 2020, 01:14:05 PM »

Stupid XiNN. I guess they want us to hurry up and send all of our money to China right away.
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« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2020, 03:39:01 PM »

Our church will open its doors again next weekend. We've been holding drive-in services since Resurrection Sunday. Prior to that, we had services indoors, but there were only 10 or 15 of us there. We were already streaming our services on Facebook.

We never stopped having Wednesday night services, but again, only 10 or 15 people have been showing up.

Edit: got some dates mixed up.

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« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2020, 05:02:07 PM »

We live on the flight path (under some wind conditions) to the local airport.

There has been a very noticeable drop in air traffic the past 8 weeks.

Today has seen a very drastic increase. Good sign.
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« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2020, 03:39:42 AM »

After two months, my free-loading wife goes back to work today!  cheesy
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« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2020, 05:07:23 AM »

My company has been doing drop off/pick ups for bicycle service and started curbside pick up.

I suspect we'll be opening up for customers soon.
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« Reply #80 on: May 23, 2020, 05:06:05 PM »

Eating out tonight.
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« Reply #81 on: May 23, 2020, 06:11:40 PM »

Went to Ollie's Bargain Outlet and spent way too much but got stuff we needed at good prices.
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« Reply #82 on: May 23, 2020, 07:21:58 PM »

Local diner reopened this weekend.  They didn't follow the stupid *expletive deleted*ing 50% capacity rule and I love the place for it.

First time I've had food cooked by someone not me since early March.  Worth every penny and tipped the waitress well.
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« Reply #83 on: May 23, 2020, 07:59:41 PM »

Eaten a few meals out, including a pizza buffet place last night (they brought you plates to your table instead of having them at the bar and you used a fresh serving spatula each time you went up) and a semi fancy Belgian cuisine place tonight (They really cut their table numbers down)

I donĺt see much difference in eating in or takeout as far as risk goes.
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« Reply #84 on: May 24, 2020, 03:57:04 AM »

Northern Virginia still hasn't really started to reopen. Some of the parks have, but that's about it. I still haven't had a hair cut in months and I'm looking like an Old English Sheepdog.
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« Reply #85 on: May 24, 2020, 04:49:21 AM »

Something I've been finding interesting, and it has all been from what I've read and seen in the MSM, and crosses the political spectrum, is all the pundits and people who are still talking about being isolated inside and not being able to get out in the fresh air.

I suppose that might be true for downtown NYC (where I've never been), but nowhere that I have lived or even visited would have prohibited me from getting "fresh air", even if only going into the backyard or out on a condo deck. Even in Santa Barbara, it would have been easy and not against their stringent rules (or easy not to get caught) to head out and take a walk or go for a run.

Yet, I continually hear people talking as if they have been imprisoned indoors for the last three months.
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« Reply #86 on: May 24, 2020, 06:06:36 PM »

Northern Virginia still hasn't really started to reopen. Some of the parks have, but that's about it. I still haven't had a hair cut in months and I'm looking like an Old English Sheepdog.

More rural Virginia never really closed, I guess I didn't do too much non-essential retail before. Still going to work same as ever. I tried to go to a local hair whacker I frequent in Harrisonburg and they were open but appointment only and like two people max cutting hair. So I got pissed at the state of the world, went two blocks down to meet my 900 new closest friends at the local Target, bought a $20 Wahl clipper and I guess the $150 or so a year I spend on haircuts is permanently out of the economy. And the hair doesn't touch my ears now, so all is good.
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« Reply #87 on: May 24, 2020, 10:12:43 PM »

Something I've been finding interesting, and it has all been from what I've read and seen in the MSM, and crosses the political spectrum, is all the pundits and people who are still talking about being isolated inside and not being able to get out in the fresh air.

I suppose that might be true for downtown NYC (where I've never been), but nowhere that I have lived or even visited would have prohibited me from getting "fresh air", even if only going into the backyard or out on a condo deck. Even in Santa Barbara, it would have been easy and not against their stringent rules (or easy not to get caught) to head out and take a walk or go for a run.

Yet, I continually hear people talking as if they have been imprisoned indoors for the last three months.

I've had kind of the same thought. I guess it depends quite a bit on where people live, how much they change their behavior, and whether or not they have an essential job they can't do from home. (And obviously, the people who have a national audience are more likely to be living in cities, and working from home.)

Even my wife had a much different experience than I did. I've been working this whole time (though not as much), and aside from that, the only real change for me has been there are a few places I haven't been able to go to. Someone else in my position might have gone straight to and from work, and just had things delivered. In my wife's case, her school closed for two months, and she eventually had to file for unemployment (she went back to work last week). That's kind of a big difference for two people living in the same house.

And then, people talk about all these Karens giving them dirty looks for not wearing masks, and calling them out for breaking various rules. I've been going to grocery stores, hardware stores, convenience stores, auto parts stores, a garage a couple of times, and I haven't encountered anything like that. Just different things going on depending on where you are, I guess.

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« Reply #88 on: May 27, 2020, 04:34:02 AM »

One of the pub and grubs opened up (where I used to live) when they could after the governor's order. They had to close last weekend since an employee tested positive for covid. I bet they won't make it six months after they reopen. Be like a restaurant that gets closed for rinovirus or norovirus.
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« Reply #89 on: May 27, 2020, 04:46:31 AM »

More rural Virginia never really closed, I guess I didn't do too much non-essential retail before. Still going to work same as ever. I tried to go to a local hair whacker I frequent in Harrisonburg and they were open but appointment only and like two people max cutting hair. So I got pissed at the state of the world, went two blocks down to meet my 900 new closest friends at the local Target, bought a $20 Wahl clipper and I guess the $150 or so a year I spend on haircuts is permanently out of the economy. And the hair doesn't touch my ears now, so all is good.

Our idiot governor is JUST NOW requiring masks be worn in all "public buildings".

When cases are already dropping and were never high in most areas of the state. It's like the blue areas want to just rub it in the face of the rest of the state that they have total control.
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