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Old 03-08-2020, 12:50 PM   #41
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Self isolating means not going to anyplace where you can touch contaminated surfaces. Merely staying X number of feet from others doesn't do the trick. Touching any common surface can harbor disease. If I'm trying to avoid contamination, then I'm staying away from not only other people, but what ever other people have been in contact with.
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Old 03-08-2020, 12:51 PM   #42
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We actually just finished doing this. DH had Influenza B and I had a bad cold for about 4 weeks, beginning in early February. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't feel great, so napping occupied a great deal of time. I read, shopped online, had groceries delivered, watched lots of tv, and relished being able to decline social invitations due to our illness. I'm an introvert, so it wasn't difficult at all.
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:13 PM   #43
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My landlord is doing annual inspections. Drop ins sometime between 9-6pm Mon and Tues. You don't need to be home but I am afraid they would let the cat out. So I will do whatever exercise will get me home by 9 and then I can practice self-quarantine.

I am going to do all of my weekly cleaning, read my book club book, and start learning Spanish again.

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For 2 weeks just means I would skip going to church one week.
I was going to try a new church today. I didn't b/c I didn't know if they are still shaking hands during the service and I didn't want to have that awkward moment. I always disliked that part even before the virus.

So I went to the club and swam in the pool, which I usually don't do on weekends b/c the club is crowded. Pool was empty. Got in the first lane, which has a stair entry. Next thing you know, a guy gets in the same lane and asks if he can stand by the stairs and use his phone. Then, 10 minutes later ANOTHER guy gets in to stand next to the first guy and talk to him. Oh no! Where is my 3 feet of clearance? This has never happened any time before. I should have gone to church Maybe that's a divine message.
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:20 PM   #44
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At my church this morning, the pastor announced that we would no longer be shaking hands during the Passing of the Peace, that every pew now has a bottle of hand sanitizer and that the sexton is working overtime scrubbing down all the commonly touched areas. And if you don't feel well, you should stay home. We'll see how that goes.
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:49 PM   #45
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I can work in our garden. or go hunting, or fishing, maybe kayaking, prune some fruit trees. I can do a lot of things without leaving home.
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Old 03-08-2020, 04:37 PM   #46
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Being an introvert I doubt I'd have any problem with it as long as I had Internet access and package delivery for books. We don't have grocery delivery available but I'm sure I could get by with what we have supplemented by Amazon Pantry and other online food stores. If able, I'd do some house painting and if I explained the situation I'm sure the paint store would be happy to accommodate my request for delivery and to "just leave it on the porch".
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Old 03-08-2020, 04:42 PM   #47
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I would binge watch the new Star Trek TV program and Outlander on Starz. But I am an extrovert and will probably get cabin fever fast. A couple of years ago we got snowed in for a few days and the internet/cable was out. I read all my books and reorganized the kitchen and the closets and drove DH crazy. On the other hand DH and I had a bad case of flu last year and we self quarantined for 2 weeks. I felt so bad all I did was stay in bed--too sick to watch TV or read.
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:19 AM   #48
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I would skip grocery shopping for a week. Really, this is what retirement is all about as far as I'm concerned. So I could self-isolate.
+2 We decided to skip buying groceries for the next few weeks in order to replenish hurricane supplies by preparing everything from our pantry/ frg/frzr. We've not had to use any of those since hurricane Harvey hit us, so we can now eat things that are closest to being out of date.

We shop what we have from time to time so that I always have enough to feed us for a month or more. I call them our Pu pu platters (because what
and inn one meal we might be eating Greek, Ital, Mex foods. Today we'll be eating from our accumulated not canned fruit &veg along with some hot wings. We don't need to eat my dry beans, rice, a variety of noodles yet, but those alone might be boring, but we would make it prob. 3-4 mos worth. Oh and here's a bonus- I had forgotten about some strawberry Rhubarb empanades (little pies) I'd made in Jan that we are eating tonight & tom'w for dessert. So sad, we must eat pie! [/QUOTE]

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I'd finish watching Deadwood, ...

Plenty of things to do!
What a great series! We were so sad that it wasn't continued...
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:39 AM   #49
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We both got Oculus Quest Virtual Reality headsets a month or so ago. We’ve been playing games but also making friends in AltspaceVR. Between that and reading our self-isolation would be cake.
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Old 03-12-2020, 10:30 AM   #50
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If you are self isolating in Italy pornhub premium is now free.[emoji4] I guess you can watch premium porn for free for weeks or months.

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Old 03-12-2020, 12:54 PM   #51
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Plot the takeover of the world, so you better hope it doesn't happen!
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:38 PM   #52
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Well I expect all services to still be operational. Utilities, garbage collection, INTERNET.
So business as usual, clean out the pantry and freezer. Hope the neighbors are all self sufficent and don't get greedy.
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:48 PM   #53
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My wife and I live just over the border from northern Italy. There are 68,500 daily cross border commuters into our canton of Ticino; mostly italians who work in hotels, restaurants, shops, and hospitals/clinics. Switzerland still hasn't closed the border for mostly economic reasons: our canton economy is tightly linked with that of Lombardy and its major city, Milan.

But as of now, we are being asked to stay at home, not to socialize or go to bars, restaurants, etc. Schools are closed. A major music festival that occurs every July is now cancelled. Universities are closed. No performances of any sort, no movie theaters open, etc. etc.

There are more than a hundred cases here and three deaths so far. So, my wife and I are staying at home, reading, listening to music, taking walks along the lake and avoiding people. We are washing our hands raw these days. My wife is especially prone to cabin fever, me not so much. I find that I can spend hours online without flagging interest. But our city seems a bit ghostly these days. We are all sure that we will be in the same boat as Italy in the next week or 10 days.

I am in the over 60 demographic with asthma, so my wife is freaking out a bit.

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Old 03-12-2020, 04:00 PM   #54
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With all of the INTJ/ISTJ folks on this forum, self-isolation would not be an issue for most forum members.

I have plenty to keep myself busy. We have enough land so that both inside and outside activities could be done without impacting others. My biggest "fear" would be the potential weight gain.
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Old 03-12-2020, 04:02 PM   #55
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As an INTP-A, I would go to my camp. Miles from civilization and in a forest. Peace, quiet and harmony. The heck with the rest of the world.
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Old 03-12-2020, 04:32 PM   #56
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As an INTP-A, I would go to my camp. Miles from civilization and in a forest. Peace, quiet and harmony. The heck with the rest of the world.
... but it takes 2 to tango.
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Old 03-12-2020, 04:40 PM   #57
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... but it takes 2 to tango.
No pairs Tango in self Isolation. BUT, can make a stick figure with pretty face photo, and pretend
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We have been staying home except for errands like groceries and gas in the off hours. We're deciding today if we should continue with grocery shopping or go to something like Instacart.

The weather here has been pretty nice and we have lots of open space and trails, and a large state park. close by. House cleaning, house projects, streaming with Amazon Prime, Kanopy from the library, online forums, books, walking the dog, cooking, yoga, decluttering, and a little online shopping keep me busy. Mostly I've been researching how to build up my immune system so if we do get sick we can try to be in the milder case category.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:09 PM   #59
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With all of the INTJ/ISTJ folks on this forum, self-isolation would not be an issue for most forum members.

No kidding, today I walked out the mailbox and back, that was my daring venture into Covid-19 land
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:27 PM   #60
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"Self-isolation" is inaccurate considering all of the demands I make on my environment in order to hibernate in comfort:
• clean water
• clean food
• clean air
• sanitation
• secure shelter
• body repair services (i.e., medical care, as needed)
• shelter repair services (as needed)
• equipment repair services (as needed)
• electricity
• internet
• cell phone service
• 35-year-old supermodel

So far, most of my demands are being met.
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