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I thought maybe we could have a thread free from policy or political concerns--not that's there's anything wrong with that IMO, but it might be nice just to have a thread where people post what their experience has been so far. Since we come from a wide variety of locations it might be nice to hear how things are currently going with you.

Since last time I posted, the wail of sirens every day has considerably lessened; I still do not go into stores as I am extra careful living with my wife who is possibly at risk.

Several people close to me have tested positive; fortunately none of them have died. Quite alarming making sure they get the help they need. More than a handful of acquaintances and friends of friends have passed away.

I think I get lazier each day--where earlier on my day was very active, my discipline in reading, writing, magic, exercising and other activities is not as strong as it was at the beginning of this. I feel less guilty if I don't get anything done. Not happy with my unruly hair.

Enjoying "seeing" friends and family on Zoom, and taking a couple of classes over Zoom also, which is fun. My four siblings, who are spread out across the country, recently had a nice get together via Zoom, which was a nice surprise--and something we rarely get to do in normal times.

I'm fortunate that I am retired and don't have to worry about making a living. In some ways, the lockdown is a less hectic life, less social pressure. On the other hand, I'm probably doing more introspection than is healthy.

And under and over it all is a feeling of unreality, waiting to wake up from an alternate reality.

And how's it going by you?
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Still working 6 days a week. They locked down the base for a few days after a worker at the dining facility tested positive. I still go shopping on my day off at a mall/grocery where they have had 9 confirmed cases. Masks are required to enter and you have to put on oversized deli gloves before shopping (I bring/wear latex gloves).

Our company instituted social distancing in the office; only if your section has more than one person per section on duty. So a majority of the team are working half days. My position only has 1 counterpart so we work the full day and are exposed twice as much. I don't wear a mask in the office, but have hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol on my desk.

Vacations are the bigger concern as we work overseas, airports/countries will need to be open without any self isolation prior to flying. Airline prices are really good right now too. So it will most likely be August before I get to go home and have a break.
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Thank you for this thread, Jack.

I've been wondering how things have been going with folks in various areas, myself. It's nice to have somewhere to discuss and process here. I'm saddened today about Roy and my heart and thoughts go out to him and to Siegfried and Lynette and their friends and families.

The immensity of Roy's contribution to magic and life itself- the gift of inspiration he bestowed upon any inclined to receive it is on my mind today.🌹💫✨🐯🐮🐱🐩🐦🐾🐬🐘🐴🐲🐶🌴🌵🌟🎩🎭🎼💡🔔🎵🎨🔓🔮🗽💯♿🔗💖💞💪👍👌👏✌👀👂🙌🌷
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As a Sportsman, I have managed to survive all my life without ever having a regular income but at the moment there are no games; no racing, no poker, no sports, no Guys and Dolls. Good luck.
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no Guys and Dolls


Have you tried the sewer?

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Hey Tommy how's the form? What sports did you play and are you still active? My whole life is sport orientated. Played high level soccer underage here in Irelsnd, played senior club football (Gaelic Football) with my division. I still play and train 10-12 times a week (running, turbo bike sessions, recovery sessions, yoga, strength work etc) I also own a gym along with being a strength and conditioning coach plus my wife owns a yoga centre. I don't meet many people into sport and magic...for whatever reason they don't tend to mix!

Animated puppets how are you? If you don't mind me asking where are you based? I love to travel myself and have friends working all over the globe - I always kind of wondered what it would be like to work on a different continent for large chunks of time!

I know I'm probably being nosey asking these questions but I see you guys posting from time to time and genuinely interested!

P.S. Jack enjoyed reading your post!
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On May 10, 2020, Pete Legend wrote:

Animated puppets how are you? If you don't mind me asking where are you based? I love to travel myself and have friends working all over the globe - I always kind of wondered what it would be like to work on a different continent for large chunks of time!



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Pete, there are those who gamble and there are those who make a living from those who gamble and we Guys and Dolls in this game style ourselves sports, old sport. I host gambling parties but despite the casinos being closed we are getting no games because all the sports are at home playing on line. We also have an interest in a bar but I cannot see that reopening if this lockdown goes on much longer. I have been given an old age state pension, which is a grand total of £40 a week.
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They may be locking down our base again. When I went for my run I saw 2 buses and 1 van being escorted by Military Police. The peope in the buses/van were in hooded white suites with masks.

After my run my co-worker stated that they took all the dining facility workers away and closed the base gyms...
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Thanks Tommy! I have never ventured in that world - I have a buddy who made somewhat of a living playing poker in a casino in the city here and also online. It must be a complete and utter disaster for the likes of yourself having no games, pub closed and surviving on £40 a week! How are you managing that? I think pubs here are reopening in August (Phase 5) though they are pushing for sooner - lots of them will never reopen again... Our gym and yoga centre won't reopen until August though in the meantime myself and the wife are receiving the Pandemic Payment of €350 each a week. It's keeping us going though you know yourself with multiple rents, electricity, gas, food....doesn't last too long!

Animated Puppets - sorry to hear that! They eased some restrictions here today and again on the 18th though they have warned that they could reintroduce the heavy restrictions once again if the numbers go back up. I think now people are getting pretty sick of it.
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Received this today in my work email.

1. **** ******* were turned away from work today at both *** and *** due to a high volume of positives.
2. There were 66 positive from the testing with 6 critical. Critical means symptomatic.


That is a significant jump from the 1 positive and 1 inconclusive they told us earlier this week...
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