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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby legOFwhat? » Wed May 20, 2020 7:41 am

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I have been cutting my own hair for many years as well. Gave it a number 3 about a week ago and gave my son a number 2. It is tick season here so I gotta keep it short. Already pulled four of those evil things off me this month. Probably about due for my annual blood test and month of antibiotics. :( :mad:

So how has Coronavirus affected me? Well, I am still WAY more freaked out about tick born illnesses than Coronavirus. There was a vaccine for Lyme years ago but it got pulled from the market for some complicated reasons. I wish we were as focused on finding a vaccine or cure for Lyme as we are for Covid.
I'm with you Darby! Pulled two of the smallest ticks I've ever seen this weekend, the smallest not much bigger than the leg hair it was beside of :eek:
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed May 20, 2020 8:29 am

legOFwhat? wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 7:41 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 4:06 am
I have been cutting my own hair for many years as well. Gave it a number 3 about a week ago and gave my son a number 2. It is tick season here so I gotta keep it short. Already pulled four of those evil things off me this month. Probably about due for my annual blood test and month of antibiotics. :( :mad:

So how has Coronavirus affected me? Well, I am still WAY more freaked out about tick born illnesses than Coronavirus. There was a vaccine for Lyme years ago but it got pulled from the market for some complicated reasons. I wish we were as focused on finding a vaccine or cure for Lyme as we are for Covid.
I'm with you Darby! Pulled two of the smallest ticks I've ever seen this weekend, the smallest not much bigger than the leg hair it was beside of :eek:
Evil, evil, creepy, evil things :mad:

Neighbor, last year had one removed from a place on the human body that shouldn't see daylight :eek:
I had one dug into my favorite body part. I’ll leave it at that. I think that one gave me Ehrlichiosis. That was an unpleasant 4 weeks of doxycycline. Week one and two were fine. Week three was getting unpleasant. No amount of probiotics could keep my digestive tract happy through week four. Ughh...
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby legOFwhat? » Wed May 20, 2020 9:54 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:29 am
I had one dug into my favorite body part. I’ll leave it at that. I think that one gave me Ehrlichiosis. That was an unpleasant 4 weeks of doxycycline. Week one and two were fine. Week three was getting unpleasant. No amount of probiotics could keep my digestive tract happy through week four. Ughh...
:eek: I can't even....

I was going to try and crack a joke but since today is your Birthday I'll leave it be :p BTW Happy Birthday Darby!
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed May 20, 2020 10:49 am

Oh snap!!! Joe missed a big bday today!!

Happy Birthday Darby!
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby Ankerson » Wed May 20, 2020 4:34 pm

Looks like NC is going into a scaled back Phase 2 starting Friday so we will see what that looks like.

Might be able to get a haircut. :cool:

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby TomAiello » Wed May 20, 2020 10:27 pm

Haircuts became available here on Monday. I'm really surprised that there aren't more lines. It's like people are still worried enough that they aren't rushing out to get their haircut, which is weird because I see some pretty shaggy folks at this point.

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby Ankerson » Wed May 20, 2020 10:50 pm

TomAiello wrote:
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Haircuts became available here on Monday. I'm really surprised that there aren't more lines. It's like people are still worried enough that they aren't rushing out to get their haircut, which is weird because I see some pretty shaggy folks at this point.

Getting mine next week. :D

Had to make an appointment.

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby soc_monki » Thu May 21, 2020 9:16 am

I have long hair and haven't even had a trim in years. No rush for me!
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby James Y » Thu May 21, 2020 9:26 am

soc_monki wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:16 am
I have long hair and haven't even had a trim in years. No rush for me!
My older brother (he’s 66 years old) has kept his hair long and a full beard since the late 1960s/early ‘70s. It’s more gray now than black, and he only trims now and then to keep it manageable.

Although I prefer to have the opposite look from my brother (IMO, short hair is more comfortable), I have grown my hair long before, so I’m not in a hurry, either. Not to mention that for hair to actually become ‘long’ takes awhile, even if your hair grows fast, like mine does.

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby JRinFL » Fri May 22, 2020 12:07 pm

I've worked from home for 15+ years, so day to day has been mostly the same. Just cannot get to the range when I want, or wander the isles at HD or Lowes.

For those worried about haircuts, self-inflicted buzzcuts for the win! Freedom!
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby TomAiello » Fri May 22, 2020 12:09 pm

JRinFL wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:07 pm
For those worried about haircuts, self-inflicted buzzcuts for the win! Freedom!
My wife has been cutting my hair in the back yard. She doesn't trust me to cut her hair, though, so our 11 year old daughter is doing that.

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby James Y » Fri May 22, 2020 12:12 pm

I don’t trust myself enough to even buzzcut my own hair. I’m living alone, and if I screw something up, I’m stuck with it.

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby The Deacon » Fri May 22, 2020 2:16 pm

I remain honestly amazed at how little it has negatively affected mine. I know that being retired with Social Security and a decent, dependable, pension is one of the main things that make that possible. Living alone and being relatively asocial certainly doesn't hurt, and may even help, as it minimizes exposure. As does the fact that, aside from groceries and guns, I've done most of my shopping online for years so no major change in that aspect of my life was needed. Living where I've lived for nearly nine years certainly hasn't hurt either as the government here has not used the fear of COVID-19 as an excuse to violate the rights of its citizens anywhere near as egregiously as New York has done.

One of the gun shops I visit asks that you use hand sanitizer when you enter, but other than that, no real change to shopping there. Ranges are leaving alternate lanes open, but I normally shoot when they're fairly empty, so haven't had to wait for a lane yet.

Do get amused when I seeing someone driving alone or walking a dog while wearing a mask in my community. Depending on the car or dog, I either chalk those up to virtue signalling or to paranoia.

As for grocery shopping, I'm not sure what to think when I see someone wearing a mask and glove while going the wrong way in one of the new "one way" aisles in the supermarket. If they're worried enough to wear the garb, or even just virtue signalling, you'd think they'd also obey the signs. :rolleyes: On the plus side, haven't had my ankles bumped by a shopping cart lately. :)

Also on the plus side, the only time my doorbell as rung in the last two months has been when a package was delivered. Not a single solicitor of any kind. :D
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby Naperville » Fri May 22, 2020 2:37 pm

05/22/2020 - Visit to Loyola Hospital

I'm just back from the Loyola hospital in Maywood, Illinois, where I had to see a heart Dr. They are not allowing anyone who is not a patient at the hospital in to the hospital.  There are a number of very large signs outside the hospital (4ft x 8ft) and inside warning people that they will not be allowed in.  The hospital was very empty.

About midway in to the hospital at the main entrance to the building I was in, they had a soft barricade set up.  They had a security guard and at least 5 staff there waiting to take my temperature with a hand held laser and gave me a shirt sticker with the date just below the word "SCREENED" to show I had tested negative for a fever. There were a number of questions regarding where I had been, and whether or not I thought that I potentially had the virus. For contact tracing, I had to give my name, address, phone number, the name of the Dr I was seeing, and tell them where I was headed.  I was very early as there was no traffic on the way in to Chicago.  They took me immediately once I got to the Heart Hospital.

One Dr asked me where I bought my mask at(3M FF Fx 402 Elastomeric Full Face Mask with P-100 filters), and I told them when I saw the pandemic taking off in China, and I ordered from Amazon back in January.

Once in the Dr's office, they wanted to know many things related to the virus and went down a list of factors that would identify me as a COVID-19 carrier.  They asked who in my family was going to the supermarket.  The Dr knew of my mother from prior visits and asked how she was.  Upon leaving he said to call immediately if either one of us developed a fever or cough.
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:35 am

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby zuludelta » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:19 pm

The pandemic & the restrictions put in place to control its spread has affected my daily life in a lot of ways big & small, although I am very fortunate that I remain employed through the declared state of medical emergency. The restrictions have introduced some difficulties & inconveniences in my routines, but it's nothing like the hardships being faced by those who have lost their jobs, those who have lost loved ones to the disease & its complications, or those who have had problems accessing health services because of the prioritization of COVID-related cases. I try to keep things in perspective & endeavour to be grateful everyday.

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:28 pm

Right now my wife and I are actually enjoying our first meal in public since this all began! At one of our favorite restaurants that reopened outside seating with full service just yesterday. Tables are 6 feet apart. It's a beautiful day and a **** good feeling to feel normal right now :D
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby Ankerson » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:46 am

Here in Raleigh, NC they just passed that they will require masks to be worn.

Don't know when it will start, but it will be soon.

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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby murphjd25 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:45 am

We have to wear masks on every job site nowadays. I don’t mind it other then the fact that I wear glasses and it fogs them up and I can’t see ****! Not sure how I’m going to get around this yet...
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Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Postby bearrowland » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:08 am

Me too Josh! It's been really humid here, which makes it worse.
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