Poll: Have You Had More Time on Your Hands During Lockdowns or Less?

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Have you had more free time on your hands during shelter-in-place or lockdown orders, the same, or less?

Have you had more free time on your hands during shelter-in-place or lockdown orders, the same, or less?

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  • #1 I've had more time on my hands.
  • #2 I've had roughly the same amount of time as before.
  • #3 I've had less free time than before.
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    • #317030
      • Total Posts: 1,174

      (I tried to post this previously and it didn’t seem to work; please excuse if this is a duplicate.)

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

    • #317033
      • Total Posts: 2,978

      So things haven’t changed much.   We live in a semi rural area and go shopping once a week in town.

      We’re enjoying the clear skies and very light traffic.

      Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

    • #317035
      • Total Posts: 2,631

      Had to move from full time to 50%.  Have not been able to pick up a second job due to age and a small disability.  Fortunately, I had enough saved for a rainy day.

    • #317038
      • Total Posts: 1,763

      Much less…  Goodness… Make it stop.

      So, I am lucky and very thankful that I still have work, and I am working even more than before.  I can’t be here as much either.

      Secondly, working from home, most days of the weeks, and taking care of one’s mother is a task.  Back then, I could just leave her alone at the house when I go to work, but now I get a hell of a lot more distractions and interruptions from staying on task.

      I keep saying she’s as expensive as taking care of a college kid, but at least the college kid won’t keep on bothering you and want to “talk”.  She’s also the type who would start a project, but ask you to do it any way, and decide to critique as you’re going.

      Goddammit, if I knew, maybe I might have tried harder to find a wife.  I kid, I wouldn’t want someone to have to deal with taking care of my Trump-loving mother with me.  Oie…

      Sometimes she blasts Fox news on the house, and I am like “WHY AM I LETTING YOU LIVE HERE?” T_T…

      She can’t cook, and complains that I cook in large batches, and she gets tired of what I made.  Can’t even grocery shop, and that is taking more time.

      So my job/s, didn’t really change, and in fact I am busier now than before, especially since 80% of the individuals in the place I work in was furloughed.  I am very thankful that I still have an income stream, but by gum…  I am so much busier with work and home, and I can’t even really go out that I should be nominated for sainthood for not decking somebody…

      🙂  Yep, I think I’m ok.

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        Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

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        Joe Shlabotnik
        • Total Posts: 972

        Since I work for a construction/property management company that had no pandemic plan (like 99% of all businesses), it’s been left up to me to manage this on the fly. So especially in the early days the hours and stress were through the roof. I’m only moderately stressed about getting covid by going into work at the moment since between our 3 office buildings there’s less than 100 people (instead of 700), but what does stress me out is going home to parents who are in their late 70’s. They’ve been grounded since this started, so I’ve been doing all the groceries and running around for them. Whats worse is my dad is starting to develop dementia and he’s like a very loud, large toddler when he doesn’t get attention or gets bored. I regret selling my own house every single day.

        ~ All good things are Wild and Free ~

    • #317050
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      to fill the allotted time.

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    • #317055
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      I’ll confess I started this poll because I and the other people whose lives I know much about are much busier.  Everyone’s been trying to figure out how to transform or replace their employment, re-schedule or transform planned events, figure out how to pay their bills or negotiate reprieves, apply for assistance, care for kids or elders at home, etc.  Just getting groceries takes 3 times as long as it used to, what with waiting in line to get into stores that are trying to allow for social distancing, waiting to get near the goods you want without getting too close to the old lady who’s reading every label on the shelf, hunting for out-of-stock supplies, dropping things off to those who are more at risk, and disinfecting everything once you finally get home… not to mention trying to keep up with the flood of news, not just about Covid but about how Wall St. and various Big Bros. are trying to exploit it, and then trying to figure out what one can do to slow them down….

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

    • #317082
      • Total Posts: 2,089

      But NO JOB, soon.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

    • #317088
      Jan Boehmerman
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    • #317098
      • Total Posts: 4,132

      and no commute, and no evenings out with friends. Fortunately able to work from home, but miss social contact.

    • #317111
      NV Wino
      • Total Posts: 7,061

      I’m anti social to begin with so my social contacts are minimal. The houses I manage are empty most of the time, which is why I manage them. My graphic work is done 99% over the Internet anyway. Photography is a solitary pastime.

      The upside of the stay at home order is: less traffic; clear skies; I have learned to consolidate shopping trips; my gasoline bill is way low.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

    • #317115
      • Total Posts: 4,547

      Increased immigration & all the other unexpected demands on Hell’s infrastructure that comes with a pandemic, and all that.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #317167
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      ..so I should have more time but it feels the same. Busy with home and family stuff.


    • #317177
      Ohio Barbarian
      • Total Posts: 19,982

      In a week or two they’ll reopen it to the public, and I suppose I’ll find out whether or not I’m really immune to Covid-19. Cleveland’s still a hot spot, the homeless are being hit hard, and there’s homeless shelters all around my work. I’ll be exposed again for certain.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #317222
      Snort McDork
      • Total Posts: 4,729

      I am now a Professional Nap Taker.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like Birdy Num-Nums"

      If you come for Nina Turner, Your ish better be airtight like Tupperware" -Rashida Talib

    • #317286
      Cold Mountain Trail
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    • #317294
      • Total Posts: 1,291

      Now that ‘the world ended’* my own world has only changed as such:

      I can not go to my fave bar to play free pool three times a week.

      I now have a 65 inch flat screen in my bedroom, (thanks to the stimulus check), that gets more use than it should.

      I wear a Seahawks mask when I shop for groceries.

      So in my case, things haven’t changed too much. I have been VERY VERY LUCKY in that nobody from my extended family contracted the virus.  My heart goes out to those who have….we’ve lost over 90,000!

      Something else has changed quite substantially in my day to day life: I am stunned. There is no way in my worst nightmares that I could have imagined the effect this virus was going to have on our country, our planet.

      Over 90,000 dead here and that number is still growing!!! I am stunned to the point of numb…it is sorta like a bomb went off next to me except it won’t stop. Things will never be the same.

      *(Btw: during the last hours my fave tavern was still open, I played R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It” more times than I should have on the juke-box. It was….it really really was.)

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