Okay, stupid pun on the Gabriel Garcia Marquez book. Hope everyone is doing okay. Been teleworking starting last week. We had one scare in our office, a co-worker's wife started feeling ill one evening, so our entire office shut down pending results. Turns out she tested positive for the flu, but they still didn't administer the covid-19 test (because the hospital probably didn't have the test kits anyway).
Another office in Baltimore shut down and then our HQs said everyone maximize telework options until further notice.
And now our region has shut down. Stay safe, be smart everyone.
Looks like maybe Paul had the right idea all along to be a recluse?
Glad to see folks are still checking in on the board and keeping this place alive. But more importantly, folks seem to be safe and okay.
Racoon, indeed---I echo your sentiments. Let your family/friends know you love them. If anything, unfortunately, a crisis like this where it really is a matter of life and not "oh, it's just like the flu, you'll be okayy, maybe this helps us all focus on what's really important in life.
I can be cynical at times about human nature in this divisive political climate, but I am heartened to see that there ARE folks who are trying to help. Like the distilleries with their excess alcohol production that can be used now for hand sanitizers. Seamstress workers and textile businesses shifting to making masks and scrubs for our health care workers. The car industry, looking to help make respirators and ventilators.
It shows that there is in this collective consciousness an underlying love for one another. An understanding that "shit, we are all in this together." this shit affects everyone---rich, poor, all races, political parties. Maybe if we can all do what we can to help one another or somebody, we will not only get through this, but become closer as a nation, or to your family, your neighbors, your friends.
Oh, there will still be differences among us, but the lesson here is maybe to learn to get past them and see each other as truly our brothers and sisters. Our society won't evolve or progress until we bring everyone along. We leave no one behind.
I used to volunteer at a soup kitchen for the needy and homeless. I may have to call them up and see what I can do while keeping safe. Also, I think I'm going to see if I can donate blood as well. There is a big shortage of blood, I hear.
Everyone please be safe and like racoon said, we'll weather this storm and hopefully the damage will be minimal. Hang in there.
Hear hear! I echo the above sentiments. Imagine if Paul had scheduled a tour with dates during all this! The man would take it as a sign to never leave the basement again.
What are y’all listening to in your states of isolation? Stephen Malmus’ latest Traditional Techniques is a winner. And for some really fantastic lighthearted stuff I highly recommend two little records: From Liberty Street by Mapache and Have You Been Good to Yourself by Johnnie Frierson.
This has been as kooky-loopy a time for me as I can remember. I am literally the sole employee of the company I work for still working west of the Mississippi. Been blasting the 'mats and PW and Tommy and Chris while I've been locked in.