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Old 06-11-2020, 11:44 AM   #1
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Since the quarantine due to Covid-19, how often have you left your house?

Since I was able to work from home since April 15th, I have not stepped one foot out of my apartment since April 15. It's now nearly June 15, so I've not walked outside in almost 2 months straight.

It's such a strange feeling, to look outside the window of your home and wonder what life is like in the outside world. But since there is a deadly disease out there, I have been in self isolation. I don't know if I'll continue to do this throughout the entire summer, but it's kinda interesting to see what life is like when you can't go anywhere. I guess it's true what they say, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

How often have you left the house since the quarantine started back in early April or whenever it was? How are you doing?
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Old 06-11-2020, 12:22 PM   #2
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Almost daily to take my dog for a walk. That usually takes anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on how far I go. She's slowing down in her old age (bless her) so even if I don't go far, it'll usually take longer than it used to.

There's also a wood area a few minutes from where I live, which I've been exploring with my dog recently
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Old 06-11-2020, 12:38 PM   #3
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Cubed, dude get some daylight.

I go out most days just for a walk, I am lucky there is a park and small nature reserve to walk around not far from home. Also go out in my garden too when the weather is nice.

Other than that I just go out to do a grocery shop, filling up the car a lot less these days.
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Old 06-11-2020, 12:39 PM   #4
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Since I was able to work from home since April 15th, I have not stepped one foot out of my apartment since April 15. It's now nearly June 15, so I've not walked outside in almost 2 months straight.

It's such a strange feeling, to look outside the window of your home and wonder what life is like in the outside world. But since there is a deadly disease out there, I have been in self isolation. I don't know if I'll continue to do this throughout the entire summer, but it's kinda interesting to see what life is like when you can't go anywhere. I guess it's true what they say, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

How often have you left the house since the quarantine started back in early April or whenever it was? How are you doing?

Surely you've at least left home to buy groceries and such?

As for me, it has not affected me or mine at all. I still have to work, and can't do it from home. Still have to go out and buy food, etc, and hubby still has to go to his dialysis treatments. The only difference is now we wear masks when we do those things, so there really hasn't been much change for us.
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Old 06-11-2020, 01:03 PM   #5
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Cubed, go outside and take a look. If you're worried about what's out there, wear a mask and gloves. But I've been going to both of my jobs ever since this whole thing started.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:31 PM   #6
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Surely you've at least left home to buy groceries and such?

Still have to go out and buy food, etc, and hubby still has to go to his dialysis treatments. .
I mean it's 2020, it's not 1992 anymore. You can basically get groceries and any type of food delivered right to your door.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:52 PM   #7
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Plenty since I've been back to work for about a month and got groceries as need be during the shutdown.


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I mean it's 2020, it's not 1992 anymore. You can basically get groceries and any type of food delivered right to your door.
Something tells me that talk of shedding shutdown pounds is going to be common in the very near future, what with summer approaching and all. lol
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:05 PM   #8
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I'd say the first four weeks I only went out once a week to the nearby supermarket to get food then after getting serious case of cabin fever and noticing the nice weather I decided to take a stroll around a nearby park.

It had been years since I went there and I was surprised at how it had been done up since the complete mess since I last went. It was made all the better by how clear the air was and the distinct lack of noisy traffic. Everything was nice and peaceful.

Since then I've been going out for a stroll most days. I realised that prior to all this Covid-19 stuff I only really went outside to get in and out of buildings and a car. If it wasn't for the existential threat of catching a deadly virus I'd say I was quite enjoying the last few months of peace.
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:15 AM   #9
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I mean it's 2020, it's not 1992 anymore. You can basically get groceries and any type of food delivered right to your door.

True, but why stay locked away like a prisoner when you can get out and stretch your legs a bit, and get some fresh air, get away from staring a the same walls every day? That way leads to a slow descent into depression or even insanity.
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:52 AM   #10
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Get out of the house Cubed! You don't want to end up like this:

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Old 06-12-2020, 11:57 AM   #11
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Swedish authorities have been pretty relaxed about this. I haven't just been out almost everyday, I've used the public transport system on an almost daily basis as well as well. I would not be surprised if it turned out I'm an asymptomatic carrier.
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Old 06-12-2020, 01:28 PM   #12
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It's now nearly June 15, so I've not walked outside in almost 2 months straight.

It's such a strange feeling, to look outside the window of your home and wonder what life is like in the outside world.
This sounds like you're in prison.
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Old 06-13-2020, 01:09 AM   #13
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I dont know how many times but weve had to for food and other things. Not for entertainment though. We do wear masks but I wasnt able to recently and felt really uncomfortable.

I know masks dont guarantee safety but at least its something. So many people dont wear them and its disappointing. I checked the number of cases for my town and its more than I thought so that makes me feel worse.

I remember at the very start here in the US we went to a grocery store and there was a lady with her daughter talking to one of the managers I think. They seemed to know each other. They mentioned they had plans to goto Disneyland and they were still going but the guy told her they just closed it.

It was the day after the NBA closed. It really annoys me that some just dont care. Like come on. Theres an outbreak and you wanna goto a theme park of all places. This sticks out in my mind because its one of those things you remember where you were.

I got creeped out walking through the store. Not because of supplies. There was enough of everything (it was the very beginning like day 2, things were still operating normally) but it was surreal. The world was actually being taken over by something. I gotta be honest I was scared. I still am but at the time it was weird seeing it all happen.

I overheard the news the other day reminding people to wear masks and stuff when you go on vacation...and I thought or you could just not go on vacation.
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Old 06-13-2020, 02:36 AM   #14
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Never really changed much of my routine. Still go for runs, still go to the store, etc.. If anything, my usage of UberEats and DoorDash has gone up 1000%.
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Old 06-13-2020, 10:58 AM   #15
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I have not stepped one foot out of my apartment since April 15.
What do you eat?
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:51 AM   #16
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What do you eat?
Pizza, sandwiches, Chinese Food (although they weren't opened till recently, I'm glad all the Chinese places aren't closed down anymore), sometimes KFC or chicken, bagels, hot dogs, etc.

Since we're now living in the far flung future of 2020, you can get anything delivered to your door with the press of a button. I honestly feel like we're living in the timeline of The Jetsons or Futurama.
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Old 06-13-2020, 12:09 PM   #17
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I went for a walk almost every day during quarantine. I'm back working in the office for about a week now. We've been getting takeout about once a week since takeout was allowed, usually leaving the house to pick it up. I've been to the post office a few times to drop off packages. We were getting groceries delivered for a while, but lately we've been wearing masks to the supermarket.
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Old 06-13-2020, 12:33 PM   #18
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I have left the house a few times a week since April 1... to meet with clients (I run a freelance CPU repair/technician business).

I go to the grocery twice a month (2 week schedule).

That's it. Life hasn't really changed for me since this thing started. Trump's stimulus $$$ has helped shore up some financial woes I had in late 2019/early 2020. Hoping the HEROES Act passes and just spend my days on here and surfing the internet, reading comics, working out on the floor (situps, pushups etc.) and working on my novels and short stories. Nights are spent in front of the TV.

I cook all my meals from scratch (cause I'm dirt poor AND VEGETARIAN) and eat: bean casserole, PB sandwiches, tortilla soup, bean soup, lots of vegetable pasta meals, tomato soup and tomato pie (basically just homemade deepdish pizza with basil leaves from my garden, tomatoes, cheese and spices).

I play with my cats Darby (a black tabby) and Pepper (a tortie). My wife is a published author so she sits at her computer ALL DAY.
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:07 PM   #19
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Wow.... maybe like.... 4 times? I go shopping every weekend, but there are times I stock so much on food and stuff that I skip the following weekend (like this weekend I'm staying home).

Just really no reason to leave the house. I work at home and we got Door Dash and Grub Hub now.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:04 AM   #20
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The one thing quarantine has cut me off from is karate. I don't really have space to exercise at home, so I go out walking almost every day.

I go shopping once a week, although at the moment I have enough food and toiletries to get by for a while. I'll probably still do a lap around Target once a week just to be sure.

Karate starts up again on Monday, so that will replace my walks.
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