How has your life changed in Covid-19 crisis?

earthian

Wanderer
I have a furry friend, a labrador retriever. However, there are reports that COVID-19 affects or does not affects canines, I have gone to the safe route. I am not taking him to walk outside, and the house is big enough to have him plenty of exercise playing fetch. No outside walks for him now.

I have tried to do my best to keep him happy but it seems he is tensed :) :)
I think you must consider taking him out. They get depressed if they don't get to move around as they did earlier. Mr. Cooper may even think that he is being punished and maybe that's why he looks woebegone. A quick outing when things are relatively quieter would do you both good.

Mr Cooper is lovely. Please pass on my compliments to him.
 

foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones
I think you must consider taking him out. They get depressed if they don't get to move around as they did earlier. Mr. Cooper may even think that he is being punished and maybe that's why he looks woebegone. A quick outing when things are relatively quieter would do you both good.

Mr Cooper is lovely. Please pass on my compliments to him.
The strays from other localities have also moved here and there is a gang war waging between the doggos who were here before and the new ones.

Mr Cooper gets to run on the terrace playing fetch and in the porch outside too.

I don't want to take him outside since he sniffs all around and I still think we are not safe till a vaccine comes around. I sanitize myself whenever I go out. I can't sanitize Mr Cooper.

Mr Cooper says thanks, he loves compliments.
:)
He switched to adult food yesterday. He is no longer a puppy now :)

He seems so happy :)

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Theloststory

Well-Known Member
I am in the motion picture business which requires huge number of people working very closely, so that business has almost been shut for the last 3.5 months.

Trying to do some work from home is not easy for something like this.

I see a loss of productivity. Cooking, cleaning, ordering groceries, sanitising, etc. staying at home one is tempted to take a short nap then an extended chai break in the evening. Struggling to improve productivity, write more, blog more, grade more pictures, pitch more. All of which was more easily done when sitting in my office with mind focused on that.

So a reorientation of focus and productivity is required. And a ergonomic work chair.
 

foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones
I am in the motion picture business which requires huge number of people working very closely, so that business has almost been shut for the last 3.5 months.

Trying to do some work from home is not easy for something like this.

I see a loss of productivity. Cooking, cleaning, ordering groceries, sanitising, etc. staying at home one is tempted to take a short nap then an extended chai break in the evening. Struggling to improve productivity, write more, blog more, grade more pictures, pitch more. All of which was more easily done when sitting in my office with mind focused on that.

So a reorientation of focus and productivity is required. And a ergonomic work chair.

When I started to work from home, suddenly I had too much time available with me.

I would wait for breakfast till 11 a.m., then think about working. Or maybe lunch time should be extended to 2 P. M. and I will work after that, were the dominant thoughts at that time.

I was not married that time, 6 years back.

Got beers and laptop and sometimes would just watch endless YouTube videos.

Working from home requires a larger amount of discipline.

I now try to wake up at 5.30 everyday.

I also try not to indulge myself and make use of the time that is available to me, alone. Wife works in a PSU bank so I try to wrap up my work too when she is in the office.


Ergonomic chair is not the only thing that's needed. Home also has distractions. It always feels to spend more time with your loved ones.

To strike a balance between work and life, when we are working from home, is really an art.


zen habits

this blog has really helpful articles. Maybe it will help.
 
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Alan97

New Member
There has been lots of gyaan given by lots of people, scientists, doctors and government officials about COVID-19. It seems now that all of the gyaan has been imparted and that we have to take the precautions ourselves to combat this threat to our families and us.

As the thread suggests, how has your life changed in COVID-19 crisis?

I will start off with changes in my life.

Have been working from home since 5-6 years, so no love lost there. Still working from home as before. My wife, on the other hand, is an officer with a PSU bank. She has to go every day to her bank, and since past week or so, standard banking has resumed. Thermal scanners ( I guess it's just for peace of mind) at the gate and sanitisers for every visitor in the bank is the precaution that is being taken at her bank. Changes in life? I know for sure that I won't be able to call my parents to my place for the foreseeable future. My wife goes outside every day, and my mother is a heart patient (one stent, two years back), diabetic and suffering from high BP. So I really feel dejected at times that I won't be able to call my parents to my place or go to their home for that matter.

I have a furry friend, a labrador retriever. However, there are reports that COVID-19 affects or does not affects canines, I have gone to the safe route. I am not taking him to walk outside, and the house is big enough to have him plenty of exercise playing fetch. No outside walks for him now.

I purchase most of my groceries online now, and if I have to go out, I go at noon, around 2-3 p.m. so that I encounter a minimal number of people.

Every day, I fear that my wife has to go out and work. Fear is rational and not of the unknown. Earlier she used to take the metro, but now she goes in her car, alone.

I have subscribed to RSS feeds of newspapers from various news outlets, and I only read selective news. There is an outburst of news in the print as well as online media, and I keep myself abridged of selective news only. To trust or not to trust the news, I don't know anymore. I always feel that the numbers are skewed. Maybe I am paranoid, but I will take being cautious anytime than being infected.

Guess that's it.

Well, if anyone else has to share something, the thread is all yours.


I have tried to do my best to keep him happy but it seems he is tensed :) :)

That's Mr. Cooper



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Honestly, there are a few differences, but nothing major. I have to work from home instead of office. I never traveled a lot and I am comfortable sitting at home most of the times. I have the same schedule I had prelockdown/covid. So what has changed? I now wish to travel more once the lockdown is lifted instead of sitting home most of the time. I want to go out and see other parts of India and the world. Like you I had stopped taking my dogs for a walk, but I have started taking them again and I wash their hands and mouth when I return.
 

foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones
Honestly, there are a few differences, but nothing major. I have to work from home instead of office. I never traveled a lot and I am comfortable sitting at home most of the times. I have the same schedule I had prelockdown/covid. So what has changed? I now wish to travel more once the lockdown is lifted instead of sitting home most of the time. I want to go out and see other parts of India and the world. Like you I had stopped taking my dogs for a walk, but I have started taking them again and I wash their hands and mouth when I return.

Two of my family members tested COVID +ve , from my wife's family side.

Lots of things changed now for me.

Unless it happens to one of us, we dont really understand the gravity of the situation.

I want to take him out for a walk but where I live, most of the people have someone abroad or in a different state. I really dont want to take any risk.

I live with my wife and my dog. Just the three of us. If my wife or I test +ve, maybe I can manage. But there will be no one to take care of Mr. Cooper. I have quite a big home that I took on rent thinking my parents will visit and live with me when ever they want. Now I can't call my parents to my home because my wife works in a PSU bank and goes to office daily. Customers dont follow social distancing and everyday I fear for her safety.

When my wife's family members tested +ve for COVID 19, I had to call a friend who is a civil judge who in turned called someone else to get the house sanitised. My father also got someone to get the Mayor of the city to pull strings to sanitise the house again.
If you dont know someone, you really cant get anything done in COVID-19 situation.

No one from the neighbours wants to be in contact now in my wife's family home. Its right to do so, no one wants to risk their lives. Most of the people are old and have some illness. They call, but deep inside we know, no one would come to help.

So, yes, life had changed in a lot of ways.
 
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Theloststory

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Hey sad to hear about your wife’s family.
What’s saddest is how we are unequalled or unwilling to deal wit this.
A friend’s in-laws too have been tested positive Andy they couldn’t find an ambulance to take a critical person to the hospital. Finally after pulling many strings, they managed to get an expensive hospital for a lakh a a day (their children are abroad so can’t be with them). Even then the hospital ambulance took 8 hours to arrive.

All of our friends are going through some kind of depression meets fatigue. No one is side to not socialising, cooking and cleaning every meal, over sanitising groceries and vegetables, millions of video calls (gosh why can’t people do voice calls, in video you also have the added burden to look presentable).

Today I desperately wished I could eat breakfast out instead of again cooking washing cleaning at home.

Things have changed. And not for the better.
 
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foadbear

Pirates Skulls and Bones
Hey sad to hear about your wife’s family.
What’s saddest is how we are unequalled or unwilling to deal wit this.
A friend’s in-laws too have been tested positive Andy they couldn’t find an ambulance to take a critical person to the hospital. Finally after pulling many strings, they managed to get an expensive hospital for a lakh a a day (their children are abroad so can’t be with them). Even then the hospital ambulance took 8 hours to arrive.

All of our friends are going through some kind of depression meets fatigue. No one is side to not socialising, cooking and cleaning every meal, over sanitising groceries and vegetables, millions of video calls (gosh why can’t people do voice calls, in video you also have the added burden to look presentable).

Today I desperately wished I could eat breakfast out instead of again cooking washing cleaning at home.

Things have changed. And not for the better.

They are recovering good, no worries there for now. But when the test reports came, it was really a shock for us all.

I miss the pubs, gosh I love drinking out.

I do go on long rides on my bike and car but I dont stop anywhere.

Yes, life has changed and I am pretty sure, we won't find a vaccine in the coming years, maybe for 2-3 years now.

I listen to podcasts and one the podcasts from ABC Australia , a doctor was in it.

He said that vaccine development is measured in years, not in months.

We have to accept that things have changed and that we have to learn to adapt.
 

Alan97

New Member
They are recovering good, no worries there for now. But when the test reports came, it was really a shock for us all.

I miss the pubs, gosh I love drinking out.

I do go on long rides on my bike and car but I dont stop anywhere.

Yes, life has changed and I am pretty sure, we won't find a vaccine in the coming years, maybe for 2-3 years now.

I listen to podcasts and one the podcasts from ABC Australia , a doctor was in it.

He said that vaccine development is measured in years, not in months.

We have to accept that things have changed and that we have to learn to adapt.
Sorry to hear about you Wife's family, i'm sure they will recover soon. At the moment, the situation is bad, a lot of people are dying because the hospitals are cramped up and we don't have enough nurses and doctors to treat everyone. None of my close relatives have tested positive, so I won't be able to understand what you guys are going through, but I can only be positive and be hopeful or pray that people get through this pandemic without losing their loved ones.

I don' think the vaccine is that far away, there are already a lot of companies that have started human trials and I have read reports saying that a vaccine could be found by November/December. These companies would take time to mass produce the vaccine, so the vaccine could be available in 6 months at the earliest.
 
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