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Title: What is everyone doing to cope with being cooped up?
Post by: Etref on April 01, 2020, 12:36:14 PM
I have caught up on interior painting, flowerbeds, most of my Honey Do list.  Starting to get stir crazy and I have an “essential “ job
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Post by: JasonTX on April 01, 2020, 12:58:14 PM
I found this device out in the back room.  It's quite odd.  You push the button and the floor moves like a conveyor belt.  I did some research and apparently you are supposed to stand on it and then press the button and walk.  I'll try that tomorrow.
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Post by: Etref on April 01, 2020, 01:29:31 PM
Lol
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Post by: ElvisLives on April 03, 2020, 12:26:32 PM
I would not have minded being considered "non-essential," as long as that included an edict that our clients would have to be patient and wait until this is all over for us to finish designing their new schools, etc.  But that didn't happen, and as "professionals" (Architects) we are considered essential.  Yes, we could have voluntarily shut down, but our clients made it clear that - even though they are all home watching TV, they still expect their construction projects to remain on schedule.
Not whining (or, am I?).  Lots of work.  Lots of fees.  But, our employees seem to all want to "work from home," which reduces productivity by about 85%. Seriously.  We're all spread out, and we keep things clean, so, no real reason to work from home.  But they see all these other people doing it, and they think they should, too.

If I could just clone myself...

Robert 
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Post by: Etref on April 03, 2020, 03:17:51 PM
If I stay home much longer, I will figure out how to fold a fitted sheet!
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Post by: GA Umpire on April 03, 2020, 04:33:03 PM
If I stay home much longer, I will figure out how to fold a fitted sheet!

Good Luck!!!!

It appears you will have plenty of time to practice.
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Post by: Ralph Damren on April 07, 2020, 09:27:43 AM
If you are non-hi-tech (like me) and keep your address book in book form, try to call some friends every day - you'll find they'll have the same cabin-fever as you and will love to chat. I started from the back of my address book first (Zs) as others doing this will probably start from the As and may never get to  the XYZs. I try to call 5 per day and am now up to the Ss. IF you are hi-tech, I'm told that you can even see the person that you are talking to. Give it a try... it will give you a Feel-good moment.

The lack of sports is a bummer (as the hippies might say) , but you can still relive some of their thrilling moments. ESPN had a 7 hour special on Tom Brady....I watched it  8]. They later had a 5 hour special on Paton Manning.....I didn't  ::) . NESN (New England Sports Network) runs many Red Sox replays. I haven't seen them lose yet   :o ! Our hunting dawg gets walked more now, where we can only get close to our 4-legged friends.

LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN NORMAL RETURNS....LOOK BACK AT NOMENTS YOU CHERISH....LOOK AT KEEPING MIND & BODY ACTIVE FOR NOW.  tiphat:
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Post by: JasonTX on April 07, 2020, 01:35:11 PM
At this point I'd settle with an assignment to go referee a paint drying contest.
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Post by: Etref on April 08, 2020, 07:41:00 AM
Five man crew needed for that Jason, got to catch all the angles.    ;D
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Post by: VALJ on April 09, 2020, 01:48:50 PM
Five man crew needed for that Jason, got to catch all the angles.    ;D

And a clock operator to time it.
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Post by: Ralph Damren on April 16, 2020, 10:40:22 AM
Impact that coronavirus could have on our game......

With social distancing the neutral zone would need to be 2 yards wide.
2 yard spacing between all players would fit even if ball was on the hash (side zone is around 18 yards).
All plays would have to be from shotgun so QB could distanced from snapper.
All field goals and PAT kicks would have to be drop kicks so kicker and holder don't get close.
With less than 2 yards to go, chain crew would allow lead poleholder to adjust away.
Player's mask under his facemask may be of team's color.
Masked officials would use an air horn in lieu of whistle.

.......WHOOPS , I FORGOT ABOUT TACKLING AND BLOCKING WHEN THAT 2-YARD HALO WOULD BE BROKEN....

               YOU GUYS CAN TAKE IT FROM HERE..... :)
 
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Post by: Etref on April 16, 2020, 09:58:38 PM
Can you wear a mask with a mouthpiece?
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Post by: JasonTX on April 17, 2020, 08:42:07 PM
There was once a time where we would drink water from a bottle that was touched by hands that we can only imagine what they were exposed to.  No more water at games?
Title: Re: What is everyone doing to cope with being cooped up?
Post by: Etref on April 18, 2020, 07:08:09 PM
With the frenzy, mask use mandatory, recovered people testing positive again, possible rebound of the curve in late summer or early fall there may not be any games to have water at.

Hope I am wrong!
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Post by: GA Umpire on April 18, 2020, 07:47:33 PM
With the frenzy, make use mandatory, recovered people testing positive again, possible rebound of the curve in late summer or early fall there may not be any games to have water at.

Hope I am wrong!
Amen!
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Post by: JasonTX on April 19, 2020, 11:58:45 AM
With the frenzy, mask use mandatory, recovered people testing positive again, possible rebound of the curve in late summer or early fall there may not be any games to have water at.

Hope I am wrong!

I've been told that football is such a big deal in Texas that we'd play thru a nuclear attack. 
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Post by: Etref on April 19, 2020, 06:46:18 PM
Attack of the wing T?
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Post by: Punter on April 20, 2020, 06:39:37 AM
There really are a lot of questions.  Some people think the season will start in October.  Some say it will be in the Spring.  The college presidents have already said that if the students do not come back in the fall, football cannot go on.  Reason being these players are student athletes.  The colleges have to keep up that facade.  I would not be surprised if they figure out a way for D1 BCS schools to play.  D1 FCS is more questionable.  I will be surprised if there is a D2 and D3 at all.  These are just my guesses.  Below is the latest from SI.  They have had some good reporting on this.

https://www.si.com/college/2020/04/15/mike-pence-college-football-call-ncaa?xid=socialflow_facebook_si&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sportsillustrated
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Post by: Punter on April 20, 2020, 06:52:48 AM
If the NCAA cancels, it is doubtful any high school will go forward.   The liability would just seem to high in this age of lawsuits.  People in Indiana said the Indy 500 could never be moved from Memorial Day.  Guess what?  It has been moved.  This is truly like nothing we have experienced in our lifetime.
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Post by: Etref on April 20, 2020, 01:08:52 PM
I heard on the radio, NCAA is looking at option of “fall” sports beginning in February!
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Post by: JasonTX on April 20, 2020, 03:52:40 PM
I heard on the radio, NCAA is looking at option of “fall” sports beginning in February!
Being a baseball umpire as well as football,  I've always felt like the two sports should switch seasons with each other.
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Post by: bama_stripes on April 21, 2020, 07:00:22 AM
Being a baseball umpire as well as football,  I've always felt like the two sports should switch seasons with each other.

I’ve said this for years.  No heat-related problems for football, no cold-related arm problems for baseball.
Title: Re: What is everyone doing to cope with being cooped up?
Post by: Ralph Damren on April 23, 2020, 10:45:18 AM
There was once a time where we would drink water from a bottle that was touched by hands that we can only imagine what they were exposed to.  No more water at games?

There even once was a time when we  would drink from a water bucket. Everyone used the same ladle and all lived to tell about it. The major concern was : "DON'T GO IN THE OCEAN TO SWIM AS YOU MIGHT GET POLIO! " After practice the coach would throw a stack of towels on the locker-room's floor. There was never enough for everyone, so some would either use a used towel or nix the shower. We all lived to tell about that, too.

I have a clinic with the coaches on May 8 via ZOOM, so at least football is being thought about. Hope it continues....
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Post by: Etref on April 23, 2020, 12:22:06 PM
Wow, with zoom being hacked by the Chinese so much, how the heck are they going to understand The language of Maine?...    ;D
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Post by: Ralph Damren on April 28, 2020, 07:51:24 AM
Wow, with zoom being hacked by the Chinese so much, how the heck are they going to understand The language of Maine?...    ;D
Back in PCV (pre-corona virus) my wife and I often visited Chinese eateries. The Chinese servers took our order  eAt& and got it correct. That may have been caused by me pointing at the pictures.  ;)
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Post by: ElvisLives on April 28, 2020, 02:06:47 PM
Back in PCV (pre-corona virus) my wife and I often visited Chinese eateries. The Chinese servers took our order  eAt& and got it correct. That may have been caused by me pointing at the pictures.  ;)

Name the movie: "It's...it's smiling at me."  (Followed by the gruesome sound of a butcher knife hitting the table after passing through the goose's neck, and the proprietor stuffing the goose's head in his pocket.)
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Post by: carol1995 on April 28, 2020, 02:30:06 PM
Name the movie: "It's...it's smiling at me."  (Followed by the gruesome sound of a butcher knife hitting the table after passing through the goose's neck, and the proprietor stuffing the goose's head in his pocket.)

Christmas Story

(https://res.cloudinary.com/sagacity/image/upload/c_crop,h_375,w_500,x_0,y_0/c_limit,dpr_auto,f_auto,fl_lossy,q_80,w_1080/ralphie_ppreby.jpg)
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Post by: ElvisLives on April 28, 2020, 03:32:28 PM
Love that movie.  :) :) :) :)
It is getting close to Christmas (isn't it)?
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Post by: Bubba Ump on April 29, 2020, 07:10:27 PM
I might have a better one:  My wife orders Chinese food from 9 Dragons over the internet and I arrive at curb side to pick it up.  I call the number on the sandwich board to let them know I'm here and they inform me that I must not of ordered correctly.  I call my wife and she orders a second time on line and I wait 10 minutes and call.  Still no order.  Turns out there's a 9 Dragons in..... MAINE.  I live 3000 miles from there and I've spent $120.00 plus tip for two dinners that I can't eat... "Honey, didn't the area code seem a little strange?"  I need a Stay-back Coach!
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Post by: ElvisLives on April 30, 2020, 06:28:59 AM
I might have a better one:  My wife orders Chinese food from 9 Dragons over the internet and I arrive at curb side to pick it up.  I call the number on the sandwich board to let them know I'm here and they inform me that I must not of ordered correctly.  I call my wife and she orders a second time on line and I wait 10 minutes and call.  Still no order.  Turns out there's a 9 Dragons in..... MAINE.  I live 3000 miles from there and I've spent $120.00 plus tip for two dinners that I can't eat... "Honey, didn't the area code seem a little strange?"  I need a Stay-back Coach!

You can’t make this stuff up.  Funny, if it wasn’t so expensive. Give her a hug, say, “I love you,” and carry on.
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Post by: ElvisLives on May 09, 2020, 09:38:51 AM
Driving home this week proved to me that we are nearly back to normal here.  Just as much traffic as ever.  Hospitals are not overwhelmed.  We now have more recoveries than new cases, and the gap is widening. We all still need to be vigilant in keeping things clean, washing our hands, covering our mouths when sneezing/coughing, and limiting physical contact. But, we should be able to resume group meetings soon, paving the way for resumption of other types of business, recreational, and social gatherings.  Like football teams practicing. Maybe not this month, but surely by August. No doubt in my mind we’ll be back on the field in September, as usual.
Keepin’ the faith.

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Post by: NorCalMike on May 10, 2020, 11:22:27 PM
Put gas in my car for the first time in six weeks. Used to fill it up every 5 or 6 days. Went into the AM/PM to get a a soda and they weren't allowed to sell fountain sodas, only bottles and cans. Not sure why but I did get a  sNiCkErS
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Post by: ElvisLives on May 11, 2020, 12:46:23 PM
Yeah, and my wife and I went out for lunch Saturday, albeit just to Jason's Deli.  But, along with about a dozen other in-store patrons, enjoyed having a meal "out."  Yeah, some differences, like full service on everything, i.e., no self service.  So, no salad bar, per se.  You have to give them the full list of what you want, and they prepare it.  You can't get your own drink, or refill.  They get them. You can't get your own soft-serve ice-cream - they get it for you (once you get their attention  :)).  All disposable tableware. And they thoroughly re-sanitize every booth/table after each use.

Still better than staying home 100% of the time.

We are getting there.

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Post by: Joe Stack on July 02, 2020, 10:16:08 PM
I still try to get out every day even if it is to just go nowhere. I usually put 17.5K a year on my car but I'm on pace for about half that; less if we continue this too much longer. I'm worried that when "normal" returns, it is going to take us a year to transition back.