My Quarantine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wes Mantooth, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    I'll keep a running diary here of sorts of me and my family's quarantine. None of us are sick. We just want to be smart, per the social distancing guidelines and CDC, WHO recommendations. I should have enough supplies for six weeks and possibly as long as eight weeks. My hope is to stay here for a minimum of three weeks and perhaps as long as four, before going back out and buying more food and supplies. I don't want to wait too long (say 4.5-5 weeks) and realize I don't have a ton of food left if finding it becomes difficult. The stores have been madhouses over the last five days or so so I actually anticipate that the worst has passed so far as that goes, or will pass within the next few days. We shall see.

    I had to go into school yesterday (teacher's only) to finish planning so remote learning can begin for the students today. I'll have to stay online here and there (no specifics were really given) so that if students have any questions I can answer them. Most are in an app too where they can basically just text me with their questions.

    This should be interesting. All three kids are here as my wife tries to work and I do at times as well. It's raining now so we won't be taking them out just yet. Paw Patrol is on the tv now-yay. We'll mix it up with them. TV, coloring, online learning for my oldest, play downstairs, play upstairs in the play room, games, play outside, watch a movie. I wish they were about 3-5 years older each so we could watch real flicks. Animated ones get old after a while and there are only so many regular ones a 5, 3 and 1 year old will watch.

    Like I said, we all feel fine. Most have a cough. A dry cough as described in the symptoms. Have had it for 4-5 days too but no other symptoms and like I said, we all feel fine. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm like Donnie here and am asymptomatic. Have had a sort of odd feeling on the left side of my chest for five days now. But I'm not sure how much is in my head, or from crappy eating habits. I think it's neither and that I have a tiny bit of an odd, hollow like feeling there but whatever. I'm not worried about it.
     
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  2. Wes Mantooth

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    @colton
    Please change the spelling in the title.
     
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  3. Rubashov

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    Um why are you quarantined? Have been exposed to someone with it or travelled recently? Or do you just have some symptoms?
     
  4. sahlensguy

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    Good luck and try to embrace Paw Patrol (or whatever else is out there now for that age) for all it's worth (lol). It's a blessing to have this quantity time with your kids at this time. Make it quality time too. The grass isn't always greener at different stages of thier life and youll never get this chance again. I liked Teen Titans Go if thet can watch that. Sponge Bob made me want to screem though.
     
  5. Wes Mantooth

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    **** is really starting to shut down and there’s no reason now to go out so I want to fall off the grid for as long as possible. Like I said in the other thread too, I’ve heard we’re going in lockdown here in the US by Friday.
     
  6. Wes Mantooth

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    I've already sent my son to his room four times and the oldest to hers. The last time I told both of them that they're there til lunch. I told them I'm not putting up with ****. I don't want to hear any whining crying or tantrums. And yet...

    Oh yeah, by the way, my son just ran down the hallway and went back into the playroom, I can only assume because my wife called him back. So much for being a fortified front. ****in' Judas.
     
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  7. sahlensguy

    sahlensguy Well-Known Member

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    The divorce rate is going to skyrocket.
     
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  8. Scat

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    Oddly, so will the birth rate in 9 months. We can call this generation Coronalls.
     
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  9. sahlensguy

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    Wes, you chose to do this?

    Wow you must have big ones.

    If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger, I guess.
     
  10. fishonjazz

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    I enjoy this thread. Keep it up Wes. Thank you

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  11. Scat

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    Or insane.
     
  12. Wes Mantooth

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    Some random thoughts I've thought of over the last few days.

    ~I think the Dow goes down to a low of about 16,750 if I had to guess. This could devastate baby boomers if they had minimal savings to begin with if the market doesn't recover quickly enough.
    ~The economy could be crippled in so many different ways. As GF has mentioned, small businesses in particular could be crushed by this if it lasts 2+ months. Many are probably already in the red. Or damn close to it. What happens to those business owners? And perhaps more importantly, their employees? How do people pay their bills? This scares me. The social/economic ramifications are terrifying, especially if this lingers into late May, June and July. I sadly think it will.
    ~Unemployment will spike dramatically over the next 3-6 months.
    ~I think many companies start to lay off but not now. That would be a bad look. They'll do it shortly after this subsides.
    ~We could've let this run its course and really helped our social security. ****ed up but true. It wouldn't have solved everything but...
    ~Take out cash. I could see places stop taking credit cards.
     
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  13. Wes Mantooth

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    I fully plan on ballin' out tonight. Possibly twice b2b.
     
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  14. Scat

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    Does your wife know of this plan or are you shadow boxing?
     
  15. Wes Mantooth

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    What the **** else am I gonna do? I'm working from home. So is my wife. The kids' schools are closed. It makes no sense to be socially distant 90-95% of the time and put one's self at risk that other 5-10%. If I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it right. Especially since NJ is exploding in cases. We went from 98 to 178 cases in one day. An 80% growth. If we see even over 50% today, **** is getting ugly.

    I plan on driving my truck around for about 1-2 miles a day each day just to keep it active.
     
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  16. Wes Mantooth

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    Look up shadow boxing on UD. Interesting. May have to try that move.
     
  17. sahlensguy

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    Economies that rely on small businesses ecosystems will be devastated such as the travel industry. China was already the biggest foreign market to travel here. That is all but dried up. Complete towns will be devastated. Jackson Wyoming, were the working class already can't afford to live there will be greatly impacted. Wyoming will take a big hit from lack of tourism and tanking oil prices will hit the state very hard. Alaska is in the same boat. Cruise lines are on hold and oil is tanked. That state is screwed. Airlines will go bankrupt and then what? Sucks for the new Salt Lake airport.

    We don't know what's coming...
     
  18. Wes Mantooth

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    Yep. many (most?) sales jobs too. Real estate as one example.
     
  19. sahlensguy

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    I was just jabbing ya. Families with little kids are going to have it tough. I think I'm more lucky on that front with one 12 year old who we can have conversations and teaching moments over the effects of the Coronavirus with. That's much less stressful than a household with young kids in small spaces who can't yet process why mommy and daddy never leave the house anymore while only wanting all of your attention. These are unfortunate times. I do hope it all works out for you guys.
     
  20. sahlensguy

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    Tell me about it. We're building a new house in Park City (deed restricted) that at the best will be postponed and at worst, we'll lose altogether. Construction has halted on sites with too large of a crew.
     

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