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Old 03-20-2020, 07:48 AM   #421
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My immediate supervisor is a wonderful boss. He does not want us doing home visits. He told all of us to work from home on Monday while senior management was dithering about what to do.

How are all of you holding up? I have this low level of anxiety that's always there. I believe that's a reasonable reaction though.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:41 PM   #422
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Oh, @lizardlady, I am so happy you've got a good egg for a boss like me.

And, yeah, I think anxiety is quite reasonable at a time like this!

Kinda hard to remain calm, cool & collected when the fecal matter is hitting the air oscillation device!

I was supposed to drive this coming Wednesday, but many changes have come about since then and I'm no longer scheduled to drive.

We now have 9 local cases (up from 2 just this past Sunday), and three of those are directly connected to the University.

The university health center has already sent out a memo telling us to expect more.

A shelter in place law has been enacted for the city the University is in.

Our service has been reduced to one bus on one route (which I'm excused from driving under the ADA).

The "good egg" is trying to get all service eliminated until the crisis is over but will have to convince those above him to do it.

Of course, I'll still have work assignments at home, and am hoping I'm not asked to come into the office for anything.

It just gives me the creepy crawlies thinking about having to go out in public for anything - even the necessary things like grocery shopping.

The last time I left my house was Tuesday morning to do a grocery run.

I may do a local road trip through the country tomorrow just to air the brain out a little, but I ain't gettin' near nobody or nothin' if I do!

Here's hoping you, me and @~Christina and all our loved ones stay safe and healthy until this has passed!

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Liz Im glad your boss has common sense..

Pfrog I think taking that drive would be a good thing

Well I think I have a normal anxiety about it all but then Ill have a huge spike and get rattled.. I am as prepared as I can be. My daughter is working from home starting Monday so that is a relief.. Im 750 miles away so that is a big stress, but she has food and has no problem just staying at home.

I have cut back on watching the news. I check twice a day and check the CDC web site twice a day. If I see news on my Facebook news feed I scroll right past it.. I do stop and look at the funny memes. I watch youtube videos of Tucker Budzyn.. He is a Dog and hilarious, Check him out if you need a break.

There is a case in the county above me.. It will hit my town as most medical workers here in my town drive there to work since it a big hospital, so its only a matter of time..

I do not feel this is anything that is going to be done and over with quickly, Long haul.... But we all need to be careful if we do have to go out for food... My husband and I normally split a chicken breast, But I am going to cut that further to make 2 meals out of one, I have cut our portions way way down. We need to lose weight anyway.

I expect my state to call for a shut down any day. Everything is closed, social distancing and pleading that young people take this seriously.

And on a silly note I refuse to shave my legs until things improve ;D
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Christina, you might look like Bigfoot before this is over.

Thought I'd update you on my work situation. Got say this again my boss is wonderful. Senior management on the other hand can't seem to make any decisions. Bless our funding source, they seem to have our best interest in mind though. They don't want us doing home visits. For the duration we are to stay in touch with clients by phone. We can even open cases by phone, mailing release forms to the clients to sign and return. My boss also says no home visits. My office is located in a school. Kids don't come back until April 16, but staff returns this Monday. I'm going in long enough Monday to grab what I need and will work from home uh until the kids come back. My boss is fine with that. He wants us all to be safe. When I talked to him yesterday I made a point to ask how he is doing. I told him that he does such a great job of making sure we are all okay, that if he ever needs to unload to give me a call.
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That is great news @lizardlady!

Pfrog is having a tasty salad for breakfast.

Since everything's askew right now, why not?

Here's hoping we all come through this unscathed!

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Liz... YAY I'm glad you have a Boss with a Brain ... Here in Tennessee they are not planning to open school again to finish out the year.

Salad is always good Pfrog

More severe storms are hitting tomorrow morning then again in the evening My Fibro doesn't even have a chance to calm the hell down. I do think Xeljanz is starting to help, I'm able to stretch my ankles before I get out of bed easier than before... I'll take any improvement
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Wouldn't it be nice if the storms blew all this covid crap away?

Ah, wishful thinking.

Glad you're pfeeling a little more pflexible @~Christina!

Working pfrom home is hard work!

Learning new skillz!

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Working pfrom home can present some interesting challenges ...

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Stay well, my pfriends!

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I spent parts of yesterday and today calling parents of the kids I work with to check on everyone, make sure they were okay, see if they needed anything. One mom this afternoon said she and her sons were at the doctor's office. The kid had a high fever and his ears hurt. Then she had to get off the phone cuz the doc walked. I hope to h e l l the kid just has an ear infection. It's been less than 14 days since I last saw him. I'm telling myself not to freak, but am still worried. Keep fingers crossed for me, okay?

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