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Message 96875 - Posted: 17 Mar 2020, 15:55:09 UTC - in response to Message 96856.  

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Message 96887 - Posted: 18 Mar 2020, 4:18:47 UTC - in response to Message 96838.  

Grumble, my state is to close all bars at midnight today. I went down to the local watering hole to get 1 last drink and the owner didn't bother to even open today. The closure is to last until at least the end of the month. I hope all the employees weather this OK, they are my friends. I will miss happy hour. This is not a good thing.

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Difference tonight was the last night at my watering hole and the owner is selling off the perishable food to regulars so it doesn't spoil. THIS IS NOT A GOOD OMEN.
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Message 96893 - Posted: 18 Mar 2020, 7:38:47 UTC

Sadly, I suspect some will close here due to lack of custom. I intend to donate this evening at one of our local watering holes and will continue to do so until/unless they do close.
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Message 96895 - Posted: 18 Mar 2020, 11:47:51 UTC

One of the confirmed cases of corona posted their symptoms online: severe headache, very tired, muscle aches between shoulder blades, pain in neck and back, stuffed breathing, hyperactive bowel movements, less appetite. No fever, no couching or sneezing.

Exactly what I have felt for the past two weeks and which still comes up now and then. Very tired again today, slept from 11pm last night till 12am today.
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Message 96896 - Posted: 18 Mar 2020, 13:21:10 UTC - in response to Message 96895.  

Good luck Jord.
Hope that it ends well for you.
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Message 96916 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 0:54:20 UTC

Social distancing sucks, I understand the need for it however I very much miss happy hour at my local pub.
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Message 96918 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 1:09:01 UTC - in response to Message 96916.  

Social distancing sucks, I understand the need for it however I very much miss happy hour at my local pub.
They dang well better not make this go on for long or an awful lot of people won't have jobs to go back to.
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Message 96919 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 3:06:27 UTC - in response to Message 96918.  
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Message 96920 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 8:21:54 UTC
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They dang well better not make this go on for long or an awful lot of people won't have jobs to go back to.


3-6 months was one estimate I saw, Of course that would need the food distribution network to not succumb, if it does all bets are off !!
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Message 96921 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 8:28:56 UTC - in response to Message 96920.  

They dang well better not make this go on for long or an awful lot of people won't have jobs to go back to.


3-6 months was one estimate I saw, Of course that would need the food distribution network to not succumb, if it does all bets are off !!


My allotment is going to be the best it has ever been this year!
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Message 96924 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 11:22:13 UTC - in response to Message 96920.  
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As long as not everyone does things like this guy: https://twitter.com/BrexitBetrayed/status/1240298550292025344
Although I suspect he's just a shop owner, because otherwise that's about impossible. That's a lot of pancake mix!
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Message 96926 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 11:51:18 UTC - in response to Message 96924.  

As long as not everyone does things like this guy: https://twitter.com/BrexitBetrayed/status/1240298550292025344
Although I suspect he's just a shop owner, because otherwise that's about impossible. That's a lot of pancake mix!


Makes the 16Kg of flour that I took delivery of last Friday seem insignificant.
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Message 96940 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 17:58:48 UTC

Glory I got notice this morning that the owner of the local pub has figured out a way to do carry out from the regular menu. That means I will have one more food source and some of the kitchen staff will have their jobs.
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Message 96941 - Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 18:13:35 UTC - in response to Message 96940.  

Glory I got notice this morning that the owner of the local pub has figured out a way to do carry out from the regular menu. That means I will have one more food source and some of the kitchen staff will have their jobs.


A couple are doing take away for both food and alcohol with the option to eat take away in garden. (Just about OK if dressed for the occasion!)
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Message 96951 - Posted: 20 Mar 2020, 9:35:15 UTC

180+ stations did it: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/viral-news/2020/03/19/bbc-radio-to-join-european-stations-in-playing-youll-never-walk-alone/, my fave Caroline included. Thumbs up for the initiative, it was tear jerking.
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Message 96985 - Posted: 22 Mar 2020, 17:08:48 UTC

It looks like I have a new apartment. Another 20 minutes to go for the sign in, but I'm still nr.1
Of course, if the apartment is to my liking, the next problem will be... how the heck does one move in these uncertain days?
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Message 96986 - Posted: 22 Mar 2020, 17:34:41 UTC - in response to Message 96985.  

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Message 96987 - Posted: 22 Mar 2020, 17:42:06 UTC - in response to Message 96986.  

Too many people who aren't keeping their distance. I checked, and in Belgium (who do have a lockdown) one can move as it's an essential movement, but only with help of 1 friend, or done by a moving company and then you're not allowed to help. So fingers crossed that before the 5th of May there's no lockdown here as I don't have the funds to pay the rent for two apartments for months on end.
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Message 96989 - Posted: 22 Mar 2020, 20:03:21 UTC

I don't know about now, but here in Sydney it used to be quite common to see people walking along the footpath with one or two really big "plastic" suitcases on wheels.
And sometimes two people getting onto the bus with them.
My guess is that they were "moving house".

Which reminds me: I wonder what it'll be like at one popular bus stop near a big shopping centre, especially around 3 pm when the schools get out.
Although that changes too, from tomorrow, when they all get closed for early Easter holidays.
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Message 97001 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 16:06:32 UTC

Grumble: don't people search anymore if their question/feature request has been asked already?
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