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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:42 am 
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I'm still working full time. my workplace is considered an "essential financial service".

the people who can do their work from home, are doing so. does not apply to me, though.

they take our temperature (laser gun to the forehead) every morning in the parking lot, even before we get out of our cars.

the whole place smells of lysol and bleach. there are hand sanitizers and clorox wipes everywhere.

as for now, I guess I consider myself lucky to work in an environment, where the employer is doing everything they can to keep us safe.

mrs. gravy is already retired. she's happy that she doesn't have to leave the house.
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well, a couple of people have quit for fear of the virus, and some have used all their sick leave and vacation time and stayed at home for a couple of weeks now.

but, the rest of us keep working, and today we received some good news from management; we are all getting a ten percent pay raise, as a thank you for showing up to work and doing what we are supposed to.

of course, it's a temporary raise, though. when all this is over, they'll take it away from us... but, still, it felt like a nice reward for going in every day.

it seems like a couple of people get sent home every day after having their temperature taken, and they are encouraged to go and get tested.

so far, I have been under the critical limit every morning.
and, now the governor of our state announced a mandatory wearing of masks, starting tomorrow. you will have to wear one in grocery stores, liquor stores, fast food places and on public transportation.

I don't have a mask, but mrs. gravy pulled out some bandanas from her dresser, so I guess I'll have to use one of those. mrs. gravy does not leave the house, unless she really has to.

but, I won't have to wear a bandana for that long, since my workplace ordered masks for us yesterday, which we will receive in about a week and a half. washable cloth masks.

it's going to be 'wear-your-mask-to-work'-day every day after that, and we will be free to use them outside of work as well, of course.

we will also be able to get additional masks for family members at a low cost.
Lumpy and I reside in the same state. I'm still waiting on masks I ordered online to arrive. In the meantime, I've fashioned a mask from a white sleeveless undershirt. (wifebeater)

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Jacksonville beach packed as Florida coronavirus cases hit record

https://nypost.com/2020/04/18/hundreds-flood-florida-beach-as-florida-reopens-some-parks/

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April 18, 2020 | 8:30am

Floridians didn’t waste any time getting back to the sun and surf when beaches and parks were reopened in Jacksonville — the same day the state clocked a record number of coronavirus cases.

Crowds were seen cheering and rushing the beach as police removed the barriers around 5 p.m. Friday, CNN reported.

Aerial photos show hundreds of people packing the sand to swim, stroll, surf and fish. Many were without masks.

“We all live on it, so it has been torture looking at it and not being able to be out here,” one beachgoer told CNN.

Jacksonville opened beaches from 6-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. daily, with some restrictions including no sunbathing or lounging in chairs or on blankets.

“This can be the beginning of the pathway back to normal life,” Mayor Lenny Curry reportedly said.

Curry made the call after Gov. Ron DeSantis gave the green light for some municipalities to begin reopening beaches.

Police were seen warning people who didn’t adhere to the no-sunbathing rule, according to photos posted to social media, while a flyover sign warned people: “Do your part. Stay 6 feet apart. Help keep beaches open.”

Florida announced 1,400 new cases Friday, the highest 24-hour toll since the pandemic began.

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^^^^^ Wow! ^^^^^

Record high of 1400 new cases.....Let's all go to the beach, Governor Ron said it's OK..... :P

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One sure thing, IT'S A GREAT TIME FOR CYNICAL COMMENTS
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One of my lockdown distractions was to complete, and win a 24 hour endurance race on the PlayStation,
Gran Turismo, Nürburgring Nordschleife. 8)

Under normal circumstances I would never of had this kind of "guilt free" time to, invest :lol:

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I've been binging on the Star Trek Voyager series. On season 2 now.


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The weather has been absolutly beautiful. I think it was cloudy one day of the past five weeks. I've got a bad case of cabin fever. Down to my last gram of hash….

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Any indication of your release date TA2?

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Check out these 8 music documentaries on YouTube, ready and waiting for your next big binge

When it comes to music documentaries on Youtube, it can be a bit of a mixed bag. So to help you mine the gold from the trash, we put together this list for when you’re low on the dollars, or just looking for something different… and you’ll find plenty of ‘different’ on Youtube.

Here are eight of the best music doco’s you can watch for free on YouTube.

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Frank Zappa: A Pioneer of Future Music

Any attempt to give insight to the marvellous oddity that is Frank Zappa and his music is worth checking out. And this doco does a pretty good job of deciphering this truly one-of-a-kind artist and his prolific work. Excellent watch whether you’re a long-term fan wanting to find out more about the moustachio’d one, or as an introduction to pull you down the rabbit hole.

https://happymag.tv/hail-fast-buffering ... big-binge/

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Any indication of your release date TA2?


Yeah May 11th. But with caveats. No inter regional travel. They're still debating school openings. And summer camping. No concerts this summmer...etc etc etc.…

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The_Acadian_2 wrote:
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Any indication of your release date TA2?


Yeah May 11th. But with caveats. No inter regional travel. They're still debating school openings. And summer camping. No concerts this summmer...etc etc etc.…


Hang in there TA2, not long to go now.....

NZ drops to Alert Level Three tomorrow, so after 35 days on the maroon sofa,
it's back too the workplace for me, beginning with a health and safety meeting
on social distancing, personal bubbles and hygiene. Freaky stuff as for many of
our staff the distancing and bubbles aren't practical or possible, which makes
the workplace a dodgy prospect for the rest of us.....

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
it's back too the workplace for me, .....


How was it going back?






Here, they've said on the news recently that 1 : 4 New Yorkers are showing positive on the antibodies tests.

They also cautioned the antibody tests are still new.

Since the average spread of SARS-CoV-2 is about 1 to 3 people, then even if NY was at 1 : 2 with antibodies (one more cycle), the spread would still be above 1 (1.5), meaning the virus will still spread.

More people are still getting sick in NY, so the 1 : 4 rate is still dropping.

Here in 3.5 million Connecticut, we're going to cross 2000 tragedies tonight; it was 1924 this morning. I think that might mean about 1 : 17 have or have had it, which would make sense as that's 2 cycles (10 days), behind NY's 1 : 4, and they're saying Connecticut is a week or two behind New York. I'm on the end farthest end from New York, so we're ~ 3 weeks behind.

Here in the US at 56, 581 deaths, we're approaching the 80, 000 lost to H1N1, but SARS-CoV-2 did it quick.

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