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View Poll Results: How are you holding up?
10 - Life is good. Not sure what everyone's freaking out about. 26 10.97%
9 12 5.06%
8 36 15.19%
7 29 12.24%
6 18 7.59%
5 - Eh, it's fine, but not great. 64 27.00%
4 24 10.13%
3 9 3.80%
2 6 2.53%
1 3 1.27%
0 - Dude. This sucks hard. 10 4.22%
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The Lounge>How are you holding up?
DaFace 09:22 PM 03-21-2020
Just curious how the community at large is holding up these days. That's all.
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JD10367 11:51 PM 03-21-2020
8 but it will probably drop. My job is paying us until the end of March but I’m sure, once April Fools hits, I—and millions of others—won’t find it funny when our employers switch from “we’re paying you” to “we’re laying you off, have fun joining the hundreds of thousands suddenly trying to claim unemployment “. My wife is a phleb at a small lab so still has a job (for now) and I have enough in the bank for us to live for a while and I’m still nervous. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to have a large family with no money coming in. Grocery stores still don’t have tp but the local Whole Foods had plenty of meat again today. Roads are clear, gas is cheap, and we’re putting this time to good use by cleaning out the house of unneeded shit. Trying to go for a walk every day and not get fatter.
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Cosmos 12:45 AM 03-22-2020
Decided to binge watch the first season of Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime..

If youíve seen it.....worst decision evar.
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Demonpenz 12:55 AM 03-22-2020
My parents just got back from italy and they are old. They got some time left on the quarentine
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D750 01:24 AM 03-22-2020
Got laid off from my weekend jod as a valet at a 4 star hotel. Kinda miss the environment. Still have my main job as a welder/Fabricator
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Hog's Gone Fishin 02:15 AM 03-22-2020
I rely on rental income now. One renter is a bartender and out of work. Another family are Japanese and own a steak house, its shut down. Waiting for the inevitable call/text that they can't pay rent. Ughhh!

I still have mortgages, taxes and insurance to pay on those properties and am scheduled to close on two properties Tuesday. Ughhh!

I've ordered 4 truck loads of flagstone for inventory stocking for rock season and don't know if people are going to be spending on that type stuff this year. Ughh!
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chefsos 02:22 AM 03-22-2020
GF and I are both essentially retired and really haven't gone out and done stuff for two years or so, so no real hardship in that regard. We're (very happily) homebodies. The scary thing is, I pop into the store every once in a while, she already has COPD, and I don't want to bring the damn bug home to her. I wipe down everything before bringing it in the door.

We dare not visit my 80+ year old parents right now, but all in all, our lives have not been disrupted nearly as much as most.

I voted #5. It could probably be a bit higher.
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scho63 03:27 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by chefsos:
GF and I are both essentially retired and really haven't gone out and done stuff for two years or so, so no real hardship in that regard. We're (very happily) homebodies. The scary thing is, I pop into the store every once in a while, she already has COPD, and I don't want to bring the damn bug home to her. I wipe down everything before bringing it in the door.

We dare not visit my 80+ year old parents right now, but all in all, our lives have not been disrupted nearly as much as most.

I voted #5. It could probably be a bit higher.
So your life is pretty much the same it was and you only gave it a #5? :-)

What the hell would you give it if things got a little worse a #2? :-)
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Buehler445 04:49 AM 03-22-2020
Most of the hardship I have personally is unrelated to the virus. Seems like it has been a tough spring. Iím like 5000 acres behind on spraying and the weather wonít cooperate. Had some help hired this winter one lasted a month the other didnít get much done so now itís time to roll and shit isnít done. Not to mention the fact that every problem that can pop up from shit sitting all winter is popping up.

On the virus front, I need to be solely focused on running that sprayer until like the middle of April. So it seems like every little inconvenience is magnified when I havenít had time to fuck with it. Wife has to teach from home. They have a virtual meeting tomorrow to see how that will go. And the hysteria has hit my little bitty - should be reasonable town. Despite the closest case being 150 or so miles away.

All told I should be an 8 or 9. But with the spring I seem to be having blah. I chose 5.
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Buehler445 04:57 AM 03-22-2020
It should be noted that I face some supply side risk. Supply chain disruption even for a month could be catastrophic.

And that’s not to mention that the grain prices are in the toilet. I’m long out of any physical positions. My criminally undersized hedges are making a bit of money. Yay.
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eDave 04:58 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by Buehler445:
Most of the hardship I have personally is unrelated to the virus. Seems like it has been a tough spring. Iím like 5000 acres behind on spraying and the weather wonít cooperate. Had some help hired this winter one lasted a month the other didnít get much done so now itís time to roll and shit isnít done. Not to mention the fact that every problem that can pop up from shit sitting all winter is popping up.

On the virus front, I need to be solely focused on running that sprayer until like the middle of April. So it seems like every little inconvenience is magnified when I havenít had time to fuck with it. Wife has to teach from home. They have a virtual meeting tomorrow to see how that will go. And the hysteria has hit my little bitty - should be reasonable town. Despite the closest case being 150 or so miles away.

All told I should be an 8 or 9. But with the spring I seem to be having blah. I chose 5.
2020 hasn't been that great so far at all. Dispite this bug.
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Spott 06:53 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by displacedinMN:
Have my In-N-Out burger shirt on.
Youíre out of your element.
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BucEyedPea 06:57 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by Hog's Gone Fishin:
I rely on rental income now. One renter is a bartender and out of work. Another family are Japanese and own a steak house, its shut down. Waiting for the inevitable call/text that they can't pay rent. Ughhh!

I still have mortgages, taxes and insurance to pay on those properties and am scheduled to close on two properties Tuesday. Ughhh!

I've ordered 4 truck loads of flagstone for inventory stocking for rock season and don't know if people are going to be spending on that type stuff this year. Ughh!
I have tenants too and most are in hospitality and restaurant business. I have to still pay the mortgage.
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Rasputin 07:07 AM 03-22-2020
Back is hurting since I had to pick up a patient off the floor Friday night he was dead weight but not dead. So i called in last night and all i've done is sleep and I wanted to do things but little motivation or just flat tired from all these hours I've been working like 180 hours in two weeks is taking it's toll. We are short staffed as fuck and staff are freaking out about possible lock down on campus.


Other than that life is peachy.
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HemiEd 07:16 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by Reerun_KC:
I think avoiding MSM and all news outlets had been the key. So much negative over hyping and politics.

Less of that and my stress has dropped considerably. Almost down to nothing at the moment.

Amazing how refreshing and awesome life is when you turn off MSM.


So many let it control their life.
Great point!

I made the 600 mile round trip to Wichita yesterday to pick up a quarter of beef and didn't even turn on the radio/music.

When I stopped for gas or to pee, only one attendant was wearing rubber gloves, everything else seemed pretty normal.

Then I drive by both casinos that are closed and Towne East Mall, had an empty parking lot on a Saturday. :-)

****edit**** Having read the rest of this thread I feel some real sadness and compassion for some of you and hope like hell things get better for you and yours.

The good news, 18 wheeler traffic was heavy yesterday and should indicate replenished store shelves.
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KCUnited 07:20 AM 03-22-2020
Hanging in at a 7

My dad is 75 and lives alone in KS. Even if he doesn't get it, I know he's scared and by himself and that's torture.

After 5 years of planning, saving, working hard and making the right decisions, the wife and I put our condo on the market and purchased a new home. A big step up for us requiring a lot of financing. Did all the research and had a specific date circled on the calendar. Thought we were being super strategic all for the timing to become complete shit. We move a week from today so will have to interact with the title company, movers, cable installers, etc. Doing a same day close on both properties so we'll have to do an Airbnb for 1 night. Not ideal. Feel we could get exposed down the road if the housing market craters.

Feel my job is secure for the time being but am committed to staying proactive and getting my hustle on to get through this. Trying my best to not worry about things that haven't happened.
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