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Old March 25th, 2020, 04:54 AM   #1
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Re:: Staying safe ?   

Don't see a lot of y'all on here much lately, but still wonder how you are doing considering the current health situation. What are you doing to stay safe ? I would prefer to just stay at home all the time, but life being what it is, I do have to go out and about 7 days a week for a few hours. I am generally able to stay clear of folks, but not always. This is a bit concerning as Agent Orange has left me with about 60% lung capacity and lowered immune resistance. So, I'm thinking if I stop bathing, eat nothing but garlic and sardines, take up smoking and drinking some kind of cheap booze I should be able to create a safe zone of several yards for myself ? Seriously though, everyone do what you can to take care of your self and be safe out there. Hey, and check in here more often !
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This hasn't changed anything for me, I'm always at home, I have a suppressed immune system so I hafta stay away from large crowds
I look forward to going to the store, it's my weekly social event

I hope to get my garage cleaned up, it's tough to get anything done with my dog, I have a rope hanging from a tree branch in front of my garage, when he gets quiet I hafta go get it down, if I don't stand there and cheer him on he barks at me till I walk towards the tree

Well I should be outside doing something now, stay safe everyone

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Old March 25th, 2020, 09:48 AM   #3
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Been a while since I have been on here. I have been working from home for the last week and a half. Luckily I had already been working from home on Fridays, so I had my home office already set up for this. Our dog is loving having us home and is going to go into withdrawls when we go back to work! I recently move to an acre property in Gilroy but unfortunately my tools are all packed into a storage container and I haven't been able to get a shop built yet.
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Old March 25th, 2020, 09:49 AM   #4
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We are doing good. Wife’s working from home and we actually do the food truck thing on the weekends until they tell us we can’t.
I’ve been complaining that I have no time to build the turbo for my bug. Well, I have to now. Hopefully I can get it done.
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Been quite awhile for me also. Fortunately I am able to still work. Building a shop with a gun room for an older gentleman. My wife is working from home. I have been busy working and haven't had the time to even start on my next project, ('55 Chev PU). Well, stay safe you all!
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I haven't been on much.. at my last command, I had literally nothing to do at work, so i surfed the net all day.. right now I'm in school. so Monday through Friday I learn about AC and Refrigeration, then weekends are full of "we-just-moved-into-a-new-house-so-we-gotta-do-projects" stuff..

not a lot new here though, just trying to enjoy the warmer weather :P

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Old March 26th, 2020, 03:54 PM   #7
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Not being a huge contributor anyway, but I am considered essential as far as things go, as I work at DFW airport, "Airport operations" is what our jobs are considered. So I will work until I cannot I suppose. Life goes on as normal.

I hope and pray everyone gets through this without incident, as in the US they waited too late to come up with a lot of things and are JUST NOW getting to a point they can START to count the actual cases and infected.

Unless you have been completely outside the "normal world" for a couple or three weeks, then I suspect we've all been exposed to the virus.

This forum is still a great place for me to watch the imaginations of others and see the progress others make. I'm good. But I am starting to believe the people who are considered "essential" should be paid Hazardous duty pay for now.
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I stop by everyday.

I'm not working even though I could be. But with boss's kids home, it saves her $ , they can do the work instead. Hubby and I are doing fine. Kinda sucks as we had made plans for my next 4 paychecks, garden equipment, no biggie though.

Hubby is still working, rv biz is considered essential since so many people actually live in them permanently. 3 people have been laid off though. Hubby was last hired but he can do and has been, the jobs of 3. Parts & service writer, maintenance, and working on the units. Rvs are kept locked unless they need to be shown, and cleaning is done right after they walk out, no one complains, people are good to keep hands off, walk in, look, walk out, no touchy.

We've been doing alot of work on our property. I'm doing more gardening, garden was ok last year. Relax time is photography, astro and yard wildlife, woodworking again, feeding and watching ALOT of birds! and we're gonna learn some home baking. I live in utube instead of tv. Dug out my mom's baking pans the other day and he bought bread flour last trip to local grocery. Shopping has been light, mainly because we have 5 deer in the freezer if things went on total lock down. Just been keeping the basics and a variety of meats stocked. I was kinda freaked out the first week of our county state of emer, stress over this and my mom and all that goes with funerals~ plus we lost our fat furball cat Munchkin 3/21, she was close to 18yo.

My mom passed away on the 4th during a hosp stay, complications of many things, stemming from diabetes. Had she not let them do a biopsy of her lung spot, she might still be here. So I'm thankful she's not having to endure everything she was going thru any more, that was only getting worse, then this virus came, and her assisted living center went on complete lock down 1 week later. I would have been in bad shape had she gone in to hosp and passed and I nor rest of family could not have been with her. I'm still coming to terms of having Saturdays back to myself after almost 5 yrs taking her to dialysis every weekend. :( We didn't get along too well, but she was my mom. I was the second, yet last person to start clearing her room. So when lock down is lifted, that still needs to be finished but by my Brothers.

Hubby has been working on trike, again. Carb system tanked, again. His courier and the 62f100 are down. The buick, mom's transport is his driver now. The big Horse runs fine, was my daily for 3 weeks since our driveway turned into a 200ft long mud pit. put new tires on last Fall and good thing, mud got deep, and I'm finally comfortable using 4wd, lol!. Dragon is my runner, if I need to. I haven't left this yard but once since the 11th, on the 18th. Hubby does pick up on the way home if we need anything. So I'm doing my part to stay home. It's actually kinda normal for me, but I do miss my boss lady. Lots to do here. Trying to go more self sufficient, at least in the garden dept. Discussing livestock options though. All in all, we're ok.

Stay safe, stay ------ distant, stay well y'all~
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‘Doing okay out here. Yard work and plus the usual VW truck and motorcycle tinkering is keeping me busy. For the last 18 months Sherrie has been working a part time job as a fill in CFO for a local non-profit and now working from home. Last week I cut down a maple tree near the house which posed a fire hazard. Had to take the next day off after taking it down as I was pretty sore. This getting older is um, getting sort of, old. But now the wood is stacked, the rest of the debris gone.
Then there’s, the Wankel Suzuki. Picked up one rainy Friday afternoon while looking for Single Cab parts twenty-three, yes 23, years ago, it’s long been a running joke between Sherrie and I, and now a lot of friends. At the local hardware store I’ve been greeted with, “how’s the Wankel doing?” So, yesterday I got out a the manual to refresh my memory, fought the temptation to park it out front with a ‘FOR FREE’ sign, and spent a couple of hours figuring out how to static time the single rotor engine’s dual point setup. Right now there’s no spark. Sigh. So tune in’ to my next message in a day or so, hopefully titled, “THE WANKEL LIVES!!”
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