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Offline Simon Briggs  
#1 Posted : 23 April 2020 00:18:00(UTC)
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Self Isolation Covid-19 How is everyone coping?

I am working from home but getting by.

Getting some local walks and exercise in and a chance to reflect on several loudspeaker designs I am working on, some good music and even getting some astronomy done!!
Offline phil page  
#2 Posted : 23 April 2020 02:35:55(UTC)
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We’re self-quarantining, but at least we can go in the garden. Plenty of time for listening, watching, and reading. And working in the garden. Can’t win them all.
Offline Pete_w  
#3 Posted : 23 April 2020 19:16:25(UTC)

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Nice to hear you're all still OK. Not a bundle of laughs here. Furloughed the care team and isolated ourselves in order to shield our (disabled, vulnerable) son. So we're down by 200+ hrs of care per month, and they've shut the schools, obviously, so that's more "care" hours we don't have. So we're doing 168hrs a week, basically, for the foreseeable. No time for ourselves at all, no music, no TV, no going out. Just work. Shame, as I bought some new speakers just before all this went in the fan :-)

Sorry if that sounded more self-pitying than I intended. It is what it is. KBO, as Churchill used to say...

Offline Peter M  
#4 Posted : 24 April 2020 11:30:00(UTC)
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Jeez Pete, That puts my present situation into perspective! And there I was, fretting about whether I could afford an upgrade. See you on the other side,

Peter M
Offline Pete_w  
#5 Posted : 24 April 2020 21:56:12(UTC)

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Thanks, Peter. As I say, it is what it is. It's the same for all of us; "what it is" for us is 7 nappies a day and no sleep.

But it's a wonderful world, and if you need proof of that then grab a hankie and watch this:


Our son's school put this together for their "virtual assembly" last week; we all contributed bits. I wouldn't normally dream of posting something like this, but it's up in public on facebook, it's had something like 30,000 views and I think it's probably on the local paper's website as well. The school wants it to go viral...

By the way, Peter, I understand Don's keeping you posted on progress with the build. It's pretty much stopped at the moment, but at least we got the windows in and got the place more or less weathertight before the plug got pulled.

Best wishes to all


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