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What changes have you made since coronavirus hit the news?
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Monday, March 16, 2020 - 10:35 am
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I’m still rehabbing from spinal surgery last May.  My gym has closed.  The YMCA’s are closed.  Only the franchises are open.  And my gains the past month in this process were amazing and monumental.  I refuse to go to the franchises when we are under ‘social distancing’.

I have chosen to continue at home which is difficult for me because where I went (a very small gym) I fed off the energy of people I have been around for 20 years plus the social aspect.  

But it is what it is.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 4:17 am
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Yes, I still take Plaquenil. It is a very cheap drug by the way. $20 for 90 days worth.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:40 pm
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My parents haven’t left the house since Friday. (Dad had to haul trash to the dump, that’s it.)  My youngest sister still lives at home, and she is trying to do piano lessons through Skype. Dad works from home. He works for the hospital’s IT department. They’re doing just fine. 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 7:09 pm
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I’ve been hibernating at home.  My local supermarkets now have their first hour of opening set aside for the elderly and disabled to shop.  I think thats great because I’m over 65 and don’t want to be among the crowds.  If I have to shop at 6 or 7am that works for me.

My periodontist/dentist has closed her office for 3 weeks in accordance with ADA recommendations.  They’re only taking emergencies, no routine visits.  All the local restaurants offer takeout only and we have a curfew in NJ from 8pm to 5am.  We’re going to get some takeout food from a couple of them to support them during this time.  They offer curbside pickup only and you have to pay over the phone.  No cash.

I wish it was warmer outside so I could get outside a little bit.  Its still too cold and I definitely don’t want to get sick.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 10:05 pm
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At this point, Im staying home, which I would be doing anyway because I watch my stepdad. I was going to get a tattoo consultation on Friday that I canceled.

I normally go to a spiritual group meeting every day, but decided not to for now. They will eventually get canceled anyway. 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:24 pm
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PlaytexGloves.jpgImage EnlargerAll these (extroverted) people stressing out about having to stay home and here I am, introvert-hermit by nature and never-ever bored at home, wishing I COULD stay home (so many things I could be doing at home), but the nature of my work (supermarket) is that I HAVE to keep showing up and likely will throughout.

I normally heal very well and quickly and never develop infections so I have never worried about cuts and scrapes and open wounds and disinfecting such. I get cut and nicked and punctured daily at work, and my hands get dirty a lot. I’m trying to find a happy (new) middle between washing my hands more but not too much, because too much is wrecking my skin, and since I have zero immunity to this new virus, I need to maintain the integrity of my skin as much as I can.

So tomorrow I am going to buy a pair of those 1950’s dishwashing gloves for when I do the dishes at home (I don’t have a dishwasher). The less I expose my hands to soap and water, the better for now.

I usually can’t keep gloves on for very long, no matter if gardening or fixing the car, so this should be interesting! 🙂

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 3:08 pm
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Only wash hands as always for normal hygiene PLUS before touching eyes, nose, mouth, food — if you didn’t already to protect from germs.

Pure coconut oil as hand moisturizer is very healing.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:09 am
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I keep wondering what happens if, inevitably, my area is asked to “shelter in place”. Or the state is forced into a lockdown.

See, I work for two home care agencies–one uses name badges to identify employees, the other doesn’t (they’re more laidback about stuff, guess). Do cops stop you on the road and ask you why you’re out? I guess I could use my badge for both agencies to prove I’m only driving for work? 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 5:24 am
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Not a thing; I was already a prepper of sorts, was already stocked up for the winter time, but I did buy another twenty five ounces of silver.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 8:50 am
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I’ll bet there is going to be a spike in Christmas babies this year! laugh

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:06 am
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AKA Capricorns!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 8:46 pm
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Seems like every day we’re being asked to make more changes.

When I worked in assisted living, I was put through constant change as we kept changing hands. The minute we acclimated to The changes, those changes were scrapped. We had to learn to go with the flow and adapt quickly because there was no other choice. Get on board or get out the door.

These days that crash course in flexibility comes in handy, I guess. What other choice do I have, really?

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:37 pm
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I wear my scarf up to my eyeballs and wear plastic gloves on the subway like a douche. I have yet to bust out the face mask but we shall see. My mom got me that one, before they got sold out.

I have to check in with her every day that I’m still ok or she gets aggressive about it… like “REPLY BACK ASAP” lol 🤦🏼‍♀️ 

They’re nice and quarantined at home but works still got me coming into the office.

Other than that, diehard introvert that I am, this hasn’t changed my life that much so far. I’ve never been one for being touchy or giving lots of hugs to people, been social distancing since before it got mainstream (says the Uranus/Moon). I‘ll probably end up either working from home or let go soon so I got that change to look forward to 👍

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Today, one of the agencies I work for made a new policy:

We are to screen ourselves every day for symptoms and record our temp. If it is above 100.4, we are to notify the office. We are also to document after screening daily. If this documentation is not turned in with timesheets every pay period, we will be written up. 

I have also taken that R.E.M. song “This the the End of the World” and made it my new ringtone. Gotta love dark humor.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:30 pm
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I have also taken that R.E.M. song “This the the End of the World” and made it my new ringtone. Gotta love dark humor.

Someone on reddit said that too! wink

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