the time of day has lost much of it's relevance. seems a bit disorienting to me. but i'm warming up to it.

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since there are no events or work to be late for, no restaurant reservations to arrive for, and no 'live' sports on TV to watch....and ....all our media entertainment is pretty much on demand, the time of day has lost it's relevance. we concern ourselves with the sun and our stomachs (and maybe where to find TP).

it's beyond a vacation situation for most of us.......it's a different paradigm. maybe i was in the minority as far as how much i was a captive of the time of day.....and i'm over-dramatizing this?

don't get me wrong; i've prepared my whole life to lose my watch and cell phone......but this is another animal.

i think i like it.
 

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since there are no events or work to be late for, no restaurant reservations to arrive for, and no 'live' sports on TV to watch....and ....all our media entertainment is pretty much on demand, the time of day has lost it's relevance. we concern ourselves with the sun and our stomachs (and maybe where to find TP).

it's beyond a vacation situation for most of us.......it's a different paradigm. maybe i was in the minority as far as how much i was a captive of the time of day.....and i'm over-dramatizing this?

don't get me wrong; i've prepared my whole life to lose my watch and cell phone......but this is another animal.

i think i like it.
I have been doing it for 2 weeks now, and i’m definitely not ready for retirement !
Yes there is lots of time for system experimentation and music listening, but
without the time out for work it’s not as pleasurable. And the day seem to disappear fast with little to show for. Maybe it is just me :rolleyes:
 

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since there are no events or work to be late for, no restaurant reservations to arrive for, and no 'live' sports on TV to watch....and ....all our media entertainment is pretty much on demand, the time of day has lost it's relevance. we concern ourselves with the sun and our stomachs (and maybe where to find TP).

it's beyond a vacation situation for most of us.......it's a different paradigm. maybe i was in the minority as far as how much i was a captive of the time of day.....and i'm over-dramatizing this?

don't get me wrong; i've prepared my whole life to lose my watch and cell phone......but this is another animal.

i think i like it.

Mike, I have been retired for almost 2 years now and it took a while but I am finally doing things (waking up, going to bed, eating, etc) based on what my body tells me as opposed to what the clock says. It is an amazingly different way to live.

Having said that, being forced to live like that due to an uncontrolled virus outbreak is not fun.
 

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I will be retired a year on 5/1. Some days when I wake up I can’t make up my mind what day it is. This virus time is trivial.
 

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I feel like a yenta grandma living in Boca Raton.

7:00 am: What do you wanna eat
for breakfast?

11:00 am: What do you wanna eat
for lunch?

5:00 pm: Early Bird Special at Szechuan Palace or Canter's Deli?
 

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Lockdown totally sucks. The joie de vive is gone.

I miss simple things like getting Saturday breakfast, grabbing happy hour with friends, or dinner with my significant other. Maybe for older folks life hasn’t changed but for us Gen Xers it sure has.
 
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It's not great for everyone, but it's not even close to suffering. Everyone seems to be fine here. Be glad you haven't had it like my brother... he didn't go the hospital but probably should have.
 
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Are you in pajamas at two in the afternoon? :->

i don't even own pajamas. i have a bath robe i wear 3-4 times a year.

since my barn is 75 feet from the house, the weather determines my dress. and i only really fully heat my listening room in my barn, the other spaces are kept at a lower temps in the winter (it's 1800 sq ft). when i work out upstairs or watch TV upstairs i turn up the heat there.

wool layers in the winter, shorts and 'T's in the summer.
 

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Something to think about. Stay in touch with your family and friends. Offer love and support. Very therapeutic and meaningful in times like this.
 

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IDK, I guess my experience with this whole deal is different from what others are going through...

I work as an educational consultant and spend much time helping teachers, school administrators, and law-makers develop programs, and policy for kids who are deafblind. Right now everyone is scrambling, trying to figure out how to support families and the kids who don't have a school to go to. Many of these kids don't have a lot of formal language and need higher levels of support.

Our parents are becoming stressed to the max; either trying to work from home while they support their families day-to-day or (for a lot of our poorer families) wondering how they'll make ends meet with their jobs in a state of "don't know what", while still trying to support family day-to-day....

This doesn't even speak to me and my co-workers who now have kids at home ourselves and are being asked to work even harder, while still tending to our family needs....

So, to David's original point - yes, time is really strange right now. I have a lot of stress and am trying to set boundaries between work and not work; it's easy to let things mush together when time seems to be mushing together overall.... It's like a vacation where there's no shuffle board on the sun deck and I have a massive report due tomorrow, lol.

No lecture intended here. Just trying to add perspective to the conversation. :);)
 
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Ovenmitt,

certainly health care workers and work such as yours that deals with special needs is now more intense and complicated. what you do defines essential. families that rely on support that they now don't have that have real challenges. best wishes to navigate these things as best you can.

thank you for adding that perspective.
 
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I just saw a report about some countries putting in prohibition rules :eek: Greenland,Australia and i think
India. Really weird o_O
 

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In Norway everything has been shut down. restaurants, hotels, schools, universties and most people are working from their homes. So far 300.000 people have lost their jobs. Pop about 5,3 mill. Fortunately Norway is a very rich country and the government is giving a lot of support. But this will have a huge impact on the society as we know it. Hopefully most people will get their jobs back when this is over.

I am still working 100%, so far. On top of all this our NOK has become very weak vs USD and Euro so this also creates all sorts of problems for business like mine that are importing goods.

Well, I am still enjoying music and we are healthy. Be well and good luck.
JP
 

Lagonda

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In Norway everything has been shut down. restaurants, hotels, schools, universties and most people are working from their homes. So far 300.000 people have lost their jobs. Pop about 5,3 mill. Fortunately Norway is a very rich country and the government is giving a lot of support. But this will have a huge impact on the society as we know it. Hopefully most people will get their jobs back when this is over.

I am still working 100%, so far. On top of all this our NOK has become very weak vs USD and Euro so this also creates all sorts of problems for business like mine that are importing goods.

Well, I am still enjoying music and we are healthy. Be well and good luck.
JP
You are probably also affected by
the low price of oil right now, much
of your income depends on it.
 

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since there are no events or work to be late for, no restaurant reservations to arrive for, and no 'live' sports on TV to watch....and ....all our media entertainment is pretty much on demand, the time of day has lost it's relevance. we concern ourselves with the sun and our stomachs (and maybe where to find TP).

it's beyond a vacation situation for most of us.......it's a different paradigm. maybe i was in the minority as far as how much i was a captive of the time of day.....and i'm over-dramatizing this?

don't get me wrong; i've prepared my whole life to lose my watch and cell phone......but this is another animal.

i think i like it.
As someone retiring in 30 days, I am ready for the time freedom, but know it will be a challenge. For me the biggest challenge will be adjusting to a 2/3 pay cut, but I have little debt and good toys and now the time to find the missing piece.--the significant other.
 

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