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Offline Terry in Australia

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2020, 02:03:51 am »
im still working at this point,garbage is an essential service,been very quiet on the roads so getting around has been great although ive felt those that are on the road seem edgy,been tail gated more than usual it seems?

Anyone who tailgates a garbage truck either already has the flu Dave, or is trying to get it. Did you hear about the NAB employee who falsified a positive reading to get the 2 weeks off, forcing the NAB to evacuate the whole building, who's now been sacked, the dumb sh1t.. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2020, 04:25:46 am »
our CEO is flying around the country to each of his facilities, on a corporate jet and thanking ev1 for being an idiot an taking care of the stakeholders.
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2020, 05:47:32 am »
Interesting times for sure.
The country wide lock down has neatly coincided with my departure from one essential service provider to another.
I have been made redundant from my 3 waters asset data management role after a restructure recently.
After a bit of pondering about life the universe and everything, I decided after nearly 20 years of doing data stuff and only 3 years to a Gold Card I needed to do something fun and low stress.
That’s how I found myself getting a Postie Job. Delivering Mail and riding a 110 Honda Super Cub.
Start tomorrow, Day 1 of lock down. I hope the dogs and Zombies are friendly

The wife is working from home with 2 teens and a 20 year old who's employer has closed for the duration.
The joys of kids sill living at home

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Don't freak out when it takes you twice as long as they tell you it should.
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2020, 12:48:00 pm »
  I read a few days ago that some members have paid as low as $1.67 per gallon of gas. I checked around here ( upstate NY) and we are still at $2.35. diesel is still around $3 and ethanol free is $3+.  That may have been a 30 cent savings from a couple weeks ago, Waiting for fuel prices to drop, then it'll be time to fill every bike tank and fuel jug before it shoots up past $5 again.
  My family is in self lockdown mode for at least a couple more weeks no matter what our leaders tell us. The numbers of the sick are rising but the testing has stopped  here and only actively administered downstate. So there is no testing and no numbers to tell how many or how far the virus has spread. The sick are told to let it run its course at home, no hospital beds will be available for the sick, so people other than the infected can still get the health care that they need in the hospitals, and reduce the spread of virus to healthcare workers.
   We disinfect every thing all the time,we treat all surfaces like it has wet paint on it,lotsa gloves and washing laundry going on around here, steam cleaning the floors and bathroom.....the car and our clothes after going to the hospital ....like everything has wet paint on it. We burn the envelopes out back that come in the mail, we get the mail with disposable gloves, sometimes we take pics of the mail and burn it just so it doesn't enter the house. My work trucks sit in the driveway the insides are cleaner than they have been in a very long time especially in the hard to get to places and smelling bleachy clean.
  I'll be cleaning the garage out next warm day , consolidating parts and possibly building some chicken coops and rabbit hutches again.
My daughter eyeballed some extra windows that I saved over the years and is talking about a small green house to start growing some veggies. Once the warm weather comes in I expect the TV will be off and the boredom we are now experiencing will be over until this crisis is over. It's all fun and games .
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2020, 01:35:51 pm »
I think about this several times a day lately -

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2020, 02:03:51 pm »
I think about this several times a day lately -


Thats a great clip, Greg, he was a genious.

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2020, 03:29:12 pm »
Chicago is pretty much shut down. I went to the office last week. Trains were mostly empty as was the downtown in general. This week I am working from home, but staying with my girlfriend at night (her place is too small for me to work in with her). Traffic has been picking up every day and I have been noticing more and more people on the bike paths and running trails.

Restaurants are closed to sit down business, but can do carry out. Bars that ordinarily couldn't do package carry out can do so right now. I have been trying to support my local restaurants and micro-breweries to make sure they are still around when this finally breaks.
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2020, 08:55:44 pm »
 Carlin was a genius and correct about many things before we noticed them happening. However germs just killed a lot more people before we knew about them. A Doctor friend of my old journeyman said Plumbers and Garbage men have saved more lives than Doctors, this one is up to our medical professionals though.
 Plumbers need to be aware this virus lives outside the body better than most we have seen before. I read the cruise ship's still have live virus after 14 days. A drain cleaning job could be a serious threat.
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2020, 10:06:46 pm »
I think about this several times a day lately -

I recall my mom commenting about how I never seemed to catch colds, in spite of my smoking cigarettes, and I replied the smoke gave the cold germs cancer. ;D Maybe George was onto something?? Since I quit smoking 11 months ago, it would be a bit ironic if I died from pneumonia. Hmm, I do have a couple of cigars stashed away, so I'll have to fire one up as preventative therapy. ;D ;D   
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2020, 05:05:33 am »
I think about this several times a day lately -


He is not wrong about quite few things.   I remember reading a paper on allergies - basically if you kill all germs around you, the body will find something to fight instead - and it can be reason for some of the allergies out there.

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #60 on: March 26, 2020, 11:25:23 am »
 When I was a service plumber I went years without a cold or flu. I always told my medical professional sister that I kept my immune system turned on. If it was animal, vegetable or mineral I was exposed to it. She laughed at me but it turns out I may have been right.   
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #61 on: March 26, 2020, 12:47:34 pm »
same in the garbage industry for me perhaps?aint had a bad cold or any flu since i cant remember when,gotta watch the physical dusts though like fine wood floor sandings and cement and brick product dust,for years ive worn a dust mask when emptying the loads but mostly only when the wind is blowing the wrong way or very still day,my work provides hep a and b shots and tetanas,ive also had q fever shots for handling dead animals principly horses.

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #62 on: March 26, 2020, 04:29:47 pm »
All of those theories are nice, but genetics has more to do with how well you cope compared to others. Carlin died of heart disease at 72, so I wouldn't be too interested in his opinions, my mother turns 92 in August, is as fit as a fiddle, still lives at home and drives a car, and doesn't attribute her longevity to anything bu tt genetics, and good luck. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2020, 02:31:14 am »
My theory....if you live in filth, filth can't kill you

I believe by making me clean stuff Mrs spotty is trying to weaken my corrupted immune system and bring me back to the status of mere mortals rather than the exalted dirtbag I have trained myself to be
It seems I've kicked the Honda habit again...anyone mind if I stick around ?

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #64 on: March 27, 2020, 04:05:57 am »
what dont kill me only makes me stronger?yeah like if ya get one arm shot off?i think most peoples lives have changed financially already?for example hands up if your superannuation hasnt taken a dive?

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2020, 04:38:36 am »
Carlin died of heart disease at 72,
At least he didn't die of any sort of infection  ;D

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2020, 05:32:45 am »
infectious laughter?

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #67 on: March 27, 2020, 05:01:15 pm »
Just an fyi...that story of them finding live corona virus >14 days after the cruise ship was vacated...was that the one on CNBCdotcom???  If so, they made a correction because it was not live virus.
They added this correction at the end of the article.




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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2020, 08:40:08 am »
 Thanks for that info, good to know. I received a package from Seattle, I almost ran it through the wife's tanning bed since UV light may kill it.
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2020, 02:29:40 pm »
  I received a package from Seattle...

We know longer bring shipments into the house.  They go straight to the garage and get opened up there, then the contents brought inside.
The wife is super paranoid. 

Latest count was 206 reported with the virus in the county we live in and two deaths.
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2020, 12:12:28 am »
What has the world come to....

During my lay off from work I have taken a job as a gardener.......I fcuking hate gardening, however it seems a little easier to tolerate when you're getting lovely cash in hand and Mrs spotty is far far away not directing my every move
4 hours today pulling friggin blackberries, my arms are slashed to pieces, I look like a goddam emo ( except for the fat, old and bald bits )
It seems I've kicked the Honda habit again...anyone mind if I stick around ?

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2020, 10:25:37 am »
What has the world come to....

During my lay off from work I have taken a job as a gardener.......I fcuking hate gardening, however it seems a little easier to tolerate when you're getting lovely cash in hand and Mrs spotty is far far away not directing my every move
4 hours today pulling friggin blackberries, my arms are slashed to pieces, I look like a goddam emo ( except for the fat, old and bald bits )

ha ha......how colorful......I'll be off the next 2 weeks, just look at four walls cause I'm broke as sh1t.

Forced vacation shut down
Was figuring on going to the beach....but nooooooooooo, those are closed.

damit man
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2020, 01:42:05 pm »
Started working from home on Friday. I do shop drawings for fabrication and installation of commercial HVAC duct. Six of our current jobs are hospitals, and as a "licensed contractor" we are on the "essential" list.

Headed to the grocery store this afternoon, anybody need anything?

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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2020, 02:03:08 pm »


Headed to the grocery store this afternoon, anybody need anything?

HA!  Pick me up some crap paper, Wilbur. Dont know how long this "stay home" policy will be in force.
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Re: How has your life changed?
« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2020, 02:06:33 pm »
HA!  Pick me up some crap paper, Wilbur. Dont know how long this "stay home" policy will be in force.


HA! Paper aisles are still bare...

Was able to secure paper towels, so not all is lost yet.
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Get the manuals: http://manuals.sohc4.net/cb750k/
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