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Cricket

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03-18-2020 06:11 PM

With all the craziness in the world right now, I want to ask, how are YOU doing? It’s time for us to come together because together there is nothing we cannot face. Are you doing okay? Are you anxious? Frustrated? Angry? Let’s truly talk to each other. Ya wanna know why? It really is gonna be okay.

Initially, I was simply a bit concerned but I was cautiously optimistic. Yesterday though, I realized it was going into ANY store that was increasing my anxiety. The expressions on the older folks and young mama’s faces as they searched for what they need was breaking my heart. The “shellshocked” faces seeing the empty aisles triggered my first actual fear.

It doesn’t matter if it is a REAL fear. It matters that some of us are feeling it. How do I resolve that? I stop feeding the fear, by staying away from it all. I may not have everything that I WANT but I do have everything that I NEED.

This thread will not be for anything controversial. It is simply about connecting and supporting each other.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 03-18-2020 06:20 PM

Great thread Cricket. Fortunately, I’m not really “feeling” it like so many are. Everyone in my family is safe and supplied and while the store shelves are empty at times, there’s nobody fist-fighting over anything and no lines waiting to get into the stores when they open. So while I take the whole thing very seriously and I’m taking all recommended measures to try to not be part of the problem, I still feel pretty fortunate that my shoes are a lot easier to walk in than a lot of other people’s right now.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 03-18-2020 06:26 PM

I’m hoping for the silver lining in the dark cloud, which would be working from home. It will give me a lot more time in the shop to do woodworking. I can get up at my normal time and spend 6-7 hours on the computer then have lunch, spend the afternoon in the shop, then do some more work at the end of the day.

Both daughters are home from college which would also give me more time around them.

Now, about the toilet paper crisis…..

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Cricket

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#3 posted 03-18-2020 06:34 PM

We have to be there for each other. Sometimes just having someone to tell that you are feeling a little nervous makes all the difference in the world.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 03-18-2020 06:35 PM


It s time for us to come together because together there is nothing we cannot face.
- Cricket

Wrong, that’s part of the problem :-P Stay away!

I have to occasionally remind myself to stay away from the news. None of it really hit me all that hard until I had to get some shopping done. It’s rough.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Cricket

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#5 posted 03-18-2020 06:38 PM


It s time for us to come together because together there is nothing we cannot face.
- Cricket

Wrong, that s part of the problem :-P Stay away!

I have to occasionally remind myself to stay away from the news. None of it really hit me all that hard until I had to get some shopping done. It s rough.

- Mosquito

I don’t mean to come together in person. I meant in threads like this one. Simply connecting with each other by whatever means are available to you, the phone, email, or in your favorite forum communities.

- Cricket

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 03-18-2020 06:39 PM

I have to call myself very fortunate in that I don’t have to go to a job ( retired 15 years ago ) and that my wife and I have all we need either in the freezer or pantry. There are exceptions, I nearly demand my banana in the morning and the coffee supply is just fine.
I work in my shop 7 days a week and some of those days are 8 to 10 hours. Most days are relaxed and not hurried so I can stop and come in the house for “The Price is Right” and have lunch.
Our families are all self sufficient and seem to be in cruise mode so there is no anxiety there.
My wife stays busy cleaning the saw dust I drag in and playing “words with friends” on her ipad. She plays 4 or 5 different people and wins an a consistant basis.
All in all, at this point we’re OK but hoping this doesn’t hurt others as badly as predicted.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 03-18-2020 06:43 PM

coming together doesn’t have to be physical just talking here to each other and sharing what we are experiencing helps us all understand were not alone in this,it’s a problem we share throughout the world.my wife is very anxious with the whole thing so i am constantly reassrring her it will all be ok.and it will.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Cricket

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#8 posted 03-18-2020 06:47 PM



coming together doesn t have to be physical just talking here to each other and sharing what we are experiencing helps us all understand were not alone in this,it s a problem we share throughout the world.my wife is very anxious with the whole thing so i am constantly reassrring her it will all be ok.and it will.

- pottz

Quite often, just knowing we aren’t alone in our thoughts and concerns help lessen the anxiety.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 03-18-2020 06:52 PM

I think we’re all a little nervous. Anyone who isn’t is either sickeningly optimistic or has been under a rock for the past couple of weeks ;-) That nervousness can be advantageous though. When society at large is concerned, more people are more likely to take recommended action to minimize the impact of this thing.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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controlfreak

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#10 posted 03-18-2020 06:52 PM

Today was the first day that I have felt an odd feeling of half depression, half anxiety. As a business owner I stress over what’s next. On the bright side we still have work but my wife and I just had a discussion of what do we do when our customers run out of money? I worry about all the people that don’t not have the means to handle a minor setback let alone a major one. It went downhill when I someone on the financial channel use the word depression. I left the office to clear my head and Walmart was probably not the best place to go. Cereal. paper and can soup aisles were pretty picked over. We will make it through this but this is clearly not the best I have ever felt.

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Cricket

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#11 posted 03-18-2020 07:21 PM

For some reason, I have been feeling restless, as if I should be going somewhere or doing SOMETHING. It makes no logical sense since I tend to be a bit of a hermit and spend very little time “in public”. On weekends I am on quiet trails.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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Richard Lee

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#12 posted 03-18-2020 07:36 PM

Guns – Check
Ammo – Check
Food -check
Firewood – Check
All good here.

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Emanon

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#13 posted 03-18-2020 07:40 PM

From Birmingham AL.
So far family and friends are well. We do know of some folks within our community have been tested positive. Last we have heard is they are doing fine.
My wife is in education so she is very busy atm getting everything together for possible e-learning. I have been kicked out of my office and will be working from home. Not a big deal because I always have had that ability. Everyone in the family has a good handle of flattening the curve so we are doing what we can do.
So far, the only issue is my son sometimes gets too loud while playing his games and the cat wants attention when i’m on a conference call or dealing with a (business) fire.

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Fresch

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#14 posted 03-18-2020 07:41 PM



Guns – Check
Ammo – Check
Food -check
Firewood – Check
All good here.

- Richard Lee

Get some gas/ fuel too.


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Bill White

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#15 posted 03-18-2020 07:48 PM

All is quiet in NE MS. Shortages yes, but no panic that I’m aware of. Yes, I did end a sentence with a preposition. :)

-- [email protected]

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