How has the current "situation" changed your life?

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  1. XTR

    XTR Gold $$ Contributor

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    When I'm not on the road I've worked from home for the last 20 yrs. That's what I'm doing now. This is the time when we get all the contract and support stuff done for remediation projects that kick off in the late spring, so I'm running wide open trying to keep up with new contracts. Yea, there is some stuff we're setting up for next month that we know we're probably not going to get to do, (I'd make a large wager that shipment from the Bay Area is going to slip) but all in all work is "normal".

    ...but then my wife and I have these conversations from the twilight zone about what I was able to find in the stores today, "...no sugar, I found salt, but not the kosher I like, and one store had frozen veggies today..." kind of stuff that is just weird, and there are some stressful undercurrents because she's in H&S at the largest hospital in the region, and they have a number of active cases. We're both do health and safety/compliance type work in one capacity or another so there are some odd conversations there.

    I'm the odd player these days. Effectively nothing has changed for me other than my kids are home and doing remote schooling. It's like the weeks during the summer time when they aren't enrolled in a camp/day care, sort of...

    Checking outside to see if Rod Serling is on my street somewhere.
     
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  2. Dub

    Dub NRA Life member Gold $$ Contributor

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    tough times and you are right in the middle of it. Stay safe
     
  3. Keith Glasscock

    Keith Glasscock True believer - Straight 284 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Working from home for my day job is a new challenge.

    What is more disconcerting is that I can't go to the range and practice or do development work. A proclamation by the governor shut all firearms-related businesses and facilities down. Research is all on hold.

    Even more intriguing, the state has closed all fisheries. I don't understand. I can fish alone...

    On the up side, I will have a lot more plinking/practice ammo available now. I finally have time to do some loading.
     
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  4. ShootDots

    ShootDots Gold $$ Contributor

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    What has changed for me? I can't go to Chilis or Texas RoadHouse like I used to. We are not having F-Class matches like we used to. AND I am T-Totally sick of the "Corona Virus News" so that YouTube has become a mainstay! I would GLADLY risk getting the virus if we could go back to normalcy!
     
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  5. New Gun

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    I am in the Essential Personal category. Still out there dodging the Virus. But its gettin old.
     
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  6. Dub

    Dub NRA Life member Gold $$ Contributor

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    I am retired for 3 years now. What this has done is caused me to go to my private range more often. Usually I am the only one there, which is good. I play golf with a friend one or two times a week. We each use our own cart. I spend time with my bride at home, priceless.
     
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  7. 338 Mollett

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    I'm sure my 9 ball game has dropped two ranks.But I did go to the shop and chamber a barrel today .I don't understand the non fishing deal either that's bs.
     
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  8. 3Ackleys

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    My wife and I are both on the essential list. She is the head of H.R./Accounting at a company that manufactures equipment for the pharmaceutical industry and I have a distribution business selling products to grocery stores. I am very busy, but it is very stressful being around so many people every day. We don't have a lot of cases here now but everything non-essential is shut down, so the groc. stores are full of people socializing.
     
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  9. Drop Port

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    Caused me to go find out where that shooting noise is coming from, and I did. I now have a two new places to shoot three minutes from the house. One private rifle range on a farm and a pistol, carbine and rifle in a Quarry.
     
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  10. Bamban

    Bamban Silver $$ Contributor

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    For the better for me.

    Since we retired 10 years ago, wife mostly cooked once a week or maybe twice. We eat out the rest. Now, I am getting all the home cooking I used to get like when we were first married 46 years ago.
     
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  11. Rustytigwire

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    Oil is down. Paying 3 employees a minimum to work 2 days a week. They are contract so no unemployment.
    Trickle of work coming in.
    We keep our distance and wipe down the doorknobs and keyboards twice a day.
    4 of our 5 are over 60
    Public contact is rare.
    Maybe Mcdonalds drivethru for lunch.
    We are fortunate.
    I dont know anyone with the virus, yet.
     
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  12. 6MMsteve

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    were u from DP I live in Ky
     
  13. wkdickinson

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    I retired at the end of 2018. Previous to that I traveled most of my working life. I have had a somewhat a difficult time acclimating to having not much to do. I've been able to fill that with shooting, travel with my wife, stuff needing to be fixed and projects I decided to do. Today I am bored to death. In MI we aren't even supposed to go to Menard's or Loews to buy supplies to build stuff - "shelter in place" (don't leave home). Hope this goes away soon, for lots of reasons!
     
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  14. Drop Port

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    MD close to the Pennsylvania line
     
  15. K22

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    You have to be alive to be bored but I understand your frustration especially since you're recently retired. I've been fortunate having gotten almost 20 years in retirement and able to do a lot of things I always wanted to do. Like you, I traveled extensively and there wasn't much time for anything else than work. Since retirement I've been able to do a lot of hunting and had a lot of range time for which I'm thankful.

    We just got are "stay at home" order today for Berks County in eastern PA. Knew it was coming and surprised it didn't happen before now. Spent my last day on the range for the foreseeable future. Was looking forward another summer varmint hunting season but that may be gone too. On balance, I just hope my family survives this crisis.
     
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  16. Gabe22BR

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    Went to pay insurance today, bitsh setting on her ase at counter, door locked w/ note taped to it.. deposit in box please.
    Windows 2’ away on both sides of door where open....

    Go figure
     
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  17. joshb

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    My wife is “nervous” and suffering cabin fever. She spends her time and energy thinking of things I need to do around the house.:(:mad::mad::(:(
     
  18. Bamban

    Bamban Silver $$ Contributor

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    20200324_132936.jpg Don't have time to get bored. Got the donated barrels from Shilen for our TX St Junior Team. Doing the barrels for the juniors is my community service.

    Got a brand new lathe to break in, give the other lathes a break.
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  19. JEFFPPC

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    Wife and Ihave been both retired for 4 years. When we both worked we ate out quite a bit during the week and usually one weekend day. Now we seldom eat out and in the winter months not at all in order to avoid colds and flu through the food service industry. Has worked well, no cold or flu at all the last4 years. Plus, wife is an excellent cook and baker, and enjoys doing both. Have been going to my local range about every 3rd day , usually only one there lately. Yesterday went to 1000 yd range, only 22 mile from my house and shot a couple groups. Not a lot of change for us except no church and no library, reading on a tablet from library online. Stay safe, don't panic, and take time to thank God you live in the USA, especially at a time like this.
     
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  20. Outrider27

    Outrider27 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Nice lathe Bamban. I just got word that the financial assistance bill was passed and signed into law. Since my retirement income puts me below the limit, I'm starting to think about what new rifle I want to buy with my $1200 to help stimulate the economy.
     

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