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To stave off the Covid blues we bought a fixer-upper house 7 months ago. Well we're still in the process of fixer-up and I'm tired of working on the house and want to get back to projects I'm interested in.
Also miss camping, have an RV that hasn't been out all winter.
Got my second shot a couple of weeks ago so I'm good but better half gets her's next week so maybe after that thins will get somewhat back to normal.
Hi Chris, I'm in the UK and pretty much doing what everyone around the globe is doing ( what they're told ) the unsettling feeling I have of late is, I think I'm getting used to isolation ( I'm was / am very much a straight to the pub after work man ) Hopefully there is an end to this chaos in sight.
"I didn't mention the bats - he'd see them soon enough" - Hunter S Thompson - RIP
Insightful comment PK.
I know the feeling that you describe and I love the Pub like you.
In 2026 they will speak of people having 2020 syndrome.
These will be those who still seek and want this isolation.
Sad but understandable.
I feel it, even though we have had it very easy here compared to where you are.
The chaos will end.
Then most of us will be able to go to the pub and be sociable again.
We can unlearn all this.
After a few drinks it will be easy for most of us.
Alas some will wallow.
......and if you even start to falter just remember the Bats.
They will save you.
Ponder these quotes and elevate.
The edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone.
But they have always worked for me.
"Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read." Frank Zappa 1980
Here in very south-eastern NY we're opening up . . . slowly. Despite the current 'j'accuse' atmosphere with respect to the governor, he's largely going about his business of an orderly and measured reopening. Mrs. & self have had both shots and in about five days the second shot will have fully ripened in our immune systems - but out of respect for the health of others the partying feeling must be tempered.
Other states are dropping all restrictions and are getting the expected inrush of party-money from the entire country - and then the COVID will have a chance to spread more uniformly when they get back home. I'm rather soured on those states that no longer give a damn: if they're dropping all regulations then COVID must be gone and they don't need any more vaccine . . .
What is everyone else on the globe doing (as they tell you) ? Still in chaos with politicians and businessmen and medical/scientists fighting over what to do with view horizons that are often myopic (especially if they already got their shots).
I'm in Ohio, USA. I've been working from home for a year now, and frankly don't want to go back to the office. I'm more productive when I can relax, play music without headphones, and talk to my two greyhounds when figuring things out (my version of rubber duck debugging). I go in once or twice a month when I have to bang on real equipment. Sometimes you just can't adequately simulate a 100 foot long printing press.
The past year has been a drag, and not just because of COVID. For me, dental surgery in June that was a bear plus I lost my right eye after a fall in October. Mrs. Wife has health issues that ebb and flow. Aging parents require ever-more attention to keep them safe. I had to ask a guy if he wanted money, drugs, or sex to get my mother an appointment for a COVID vaccination. That process has been a royal bitch so far.
Despite all that, I'm still here. I've had an article in process for months that I need to finish. It's for a desktop WPF app, so I'm a little hesitant about the interest.
Generally OK, but can't wait for this crap to be over and get back to the office.
Like Piebald I'm not suited for working from home, I'm a procrastinator at heart I'm afraid. So I have deliberately been cutting down on distractions (including CP I'm afraid) to get anything at all done.
I always thought of myself as an introvert, but I'm starting to rethink that now.
I think things are getting more relaxed here down South. Maybe too much. After waiting a month from shot #2, I went to the gym yesterday. First time in a year. Fewer people and everyone wiping like crazy. I wore a mask (like everyone else), did my workout quickly and left.
Came home and pumped aluminum.
If you can keep your head while those about you are losing theirs, perhaps you don't understand the situation.
I've edited the tags[^] a couple of times, mostly to merge them, fix typos, and delete some that were hardly used. But I didn't see tongue and cheek there when your post prompted me to look. Maybe I'll add buttocks and see how long it survives.
We name cats when they are kittens, and we have no idea what they are going to end up like.
So ours is called "Dij" as in "short for Digital" because as a kitten he was indeed digital: on (and doing a Wheel of Death round the room) or off (and you could have pulled his whiskers out without him moving). The "G" became a "J" in the spelling so vets wouldn't think his name was "Dig".
But now, I'd have gone for a political theme: "Mousie Tong" because he's so predatory ...
How do you name your pets?
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