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    Default Now that you're stuck at home on quarantine, what are you doing with your time?

    My husband is very restless with no sports of any kind; yesterday we spent 5 hours (or it felt like) watching a biography of Rulon Gardner.

    I also had time to create a summer salad.

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    I am working in the office. My wife is cleaning and organizing like crazy. We also go on hikes.
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    I'm still at work! Will probably be working form home (and getting way less done since my kids are there) starting tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I'm still at work!
    Me too!

    Will probably be working form home (and getting way less done since my kids are there) starting tomorrow.
    Not me!
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    "Working" from home for the next 30 days minimum, kids home from school for the next two weeks minimum.

    We made the kids (youngest two at home are both in high school) go on a walk with us this morning. They grumbled but it was good for them. Now that I don't feel pressured to get to the office by a certain time each morning I'll probably be getting more exercise in than normal, which is also good.

    I'm smoking my first ever brisket this Friday (assuming I can get one at Costco or Sam's when we go shopping in the next day or so) using the Dude's methods.

    I'm also messing around more with home automation and spending more time in in the yard/garden.
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    This week was blocked off for preparation for a trial. Which was cancelled. So, spring break!!!
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    Working from home for at least 2 weeks. And with no commute, getting out to prune trees. And probably reloading ammo.

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    Still working in the office, and I doubt that'll change anytime soon.

    Wife has next 2 weeks off. She claims she'll be reading a lot of books. Youngest daughter will be holed up in rooms and likely only emerging for food and bathroom visits. Kids in college are hopefully practicing good social distancing habits!

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    Still at work. 3 of my kids are at home, or track practice. The youngest's school did not cancel and that is where my wife is the school librarian so she is at work.

    The school board met yesterday and they decided that having the kids come to school and get their breakfast and lunch was their highest priority, so school this week before spring break next. At this school over 70-80% of kids qualify for free or reduced price lunch, so as a result everyone gets it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Still at work. 3 of my kids are at home, or track practice. The youngest's school did not cancel and that is where my wife is the school librarian so she is at work.

    The school board met yesterday and they decided that having the kids come to school and get their breakfast and lunch was their highest priority, so school this week before spring break next. At this school over 70-80% of kids qualify for free or reduced price lunch, so as a result everyone gets it.
    That was the plan for our school district yesterday. Then they sent out an email last night saying they'll have two weeks of spring break starting today.
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    I am also at work. Most people are working from home but I am more productive here plus they have way more hand sanitizer than I do at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    I am also at work. Most people are working from home but I am more productive here plus they have way more hand sanitizer than I do at home.
    And probably TP.
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    I’m still at work, and putting in 12 hour days in full crisis mode. I long for sweet relief the virus may personally bring (kidding).

    Our Manila office shut down, our Bay Area office is open, but we are having a hard time convincing employees to come in after the shelter in place announcement. And half of our SLC office is out with school kids at home. Our company is very generous with absenteeism and pay during this crisis, but it isn’t helping us get the work done. Those willing to work extra hours are getting double-time pay.

    We are in a “critical infrastructure industry”. We could have employees work from home, but we weren't prepared for how fast this all came about. Our company recently ordrerd 10,000 laptops, but getting them distributed and people set up with remote access credentials is going to take a few weeks.

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    I'm confused about the school lunch thing. School is cancelled so kids don't have to mingle-- but 80% of all the kids are coming to school for breakfast? And the kids won't mingle while eating or after eating?

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    Still working. As a home health pediatric physical therapist, there ain't no way I can work from home. If there is a mandatory quarantine for any length of time, that will suck financially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    I'm confused about the school lunch thing. School is cancelled so kids don't have to mingle-- but 80% of all the kids are coming to school for breakfast? And the kids won't mingle while eating or after eating?
    I don't think that's a thing in our district. My understanding is that it's basically two weeks of spring break here. In other districts, I thought I heard that they might have meals to go for the kids. Don't know if/how that's actually been implemented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    I'm confused about the school lunch thing. School is cancelled so kids don't have to mingle-- but 80% of all the kids are coming to school for breakfast? And the kids won't mingle while eating or after eating?
    In one district here that are preparing the lunches and the kids can come pick them up between 11 and 12:30 to eat at home. Kind of like a drive thru. That way they are getting food still but not all eating in the cafeteria.

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    Yep. Our school district's breakfast and lunch program is a curbside pickup program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    In one district here that are preparing the lunches and the kids can come pick them up between 11 and 12:30 to eat at home. Kind of like a drive thru. That way they are getting food still but not all eating in the cafeteria.
    This is how our schools are doing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanihonjin View Post
    This is how our schools are doing them.
    Ours also. Someone smart realized that cancelling school classes of 20-30 kids but allowing them to congregate in the hundreds to eat breakfast and lunch wasn't a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefytee View Post
    Yep. Our school district's breakfast and lunch program is a curbside pickup program.
    For all the kids driving through.

    I guess they are not in lockdown yet. Quarantine means no leaving the house, and no receiving visitors.

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    working from home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    working from home.
    Me too. The boss suggests we get a beard growing contest going.

    Does anyone else remember the King of Queens when the drivers went on strike? It's a little like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    working from home.
    I have been considered "essential" for the time being. Me and my staff. I think we are going to be sending most everyone home, but there may be 4 or 5 of us that come in to our area. If that is all that are here, we will be able to stay away from each other easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    For all the kids driving through.

    I guess they are not in lockdown yet. Quarantine means no leaving the house, and no receiving visitors.
    Who is actually in quarantine? Almost no one, right?
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    Default Now that you're stuck at home on quarantine, what are you doing with your time?

    Someone asked on a neighborhood fb page if anyone had a kid who would be interested in pulling weeds to earn some money. Another person in that neighborhood said "yeah, i need someone too." So I unilaterally volunteered my two oldest kids to pull weeds at 7:30 am this morning. They are both early risers, and usually pretty eager to find ways to earn money (son especially--that kid loves to earn a buck). I took a work-from-home morning and drove them over to the neighborhood and dropped them each off at the respective houses. I sat in my minivan nearby and worked from my laptop. Son finished his yard at around 9:30, and then joined sister to help her finish hers (bigger lot) by 10. Collectively they earned $60 bucks, which they split down the middle. And I made it through my entire inbox, drafted a complaint, and vetted two expert consultants to retain on my biggest case. All in all it was a pretty productive morning.


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    Nice. What was your take?

    Just for reference, my three kids would have pitched a full-on fit, in the middle of the street where friends and neighbors could see, rather than work and earn their own money.
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