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Postby Big D » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:09 pm

How are we all doing.

Me and mine are all ok at the moment and are healthy. Hopefully everyone on here and their families are healthy too.

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Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:22 pm

Healthy but has f*cked my income. More important things to worry about than that though.

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Postby switchskier » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:57 pm

All good and no family worries yet. Only know one person self-isolating so far. Hope that all are ok.

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Postby Which Tyler » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:55 pm

I aten't dead!

Not sure I can last until June before receiving any income though.

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Postby hugh_woatmeigh » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:17 am

Which Tyler wrote:I aten't dead!

Not sure I can last until June before receiving any income though.


From memory you're a self-employed physio right? IR35 & then this inconsistent self-employed bailout from Sunak has really fucked over a sizeable group of people in a life-changing way.

There are way more important things to worry about right now but Sunak has failed to realise this isn't about dodging tax. If you're going to ensure employees are paid as close as possible to their usual wage to remain indoors, isolate and ride this through - all other employment types should receive that also.

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Postby AL. » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:44 am

Business as usual, in as much as you can, for me down in Suffolk, agricultural types keep agriculturing..... Dont know anyone with it, know several with some sort of sniffles and other seasonal ailments that they are being rightly cautious with and staying isolated.

Havent seen a bog roll in the shops in weeks, haven't had any booze since last Sunday and have lost 6lb....every cloud.

This weekend among the million other chores I have been steaming through for the last fortnight after work (with no local to go to) I found 3 thick CD wallets full of old (Ed/Weeg/International) rugby matches in the back of a cupboard from before the days of Sky + and might work my way through them.....

Maybe if they are any good I can distribute to the needy?

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Postby Which Tyler » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:15 am

hugh_woatmeigh wrote:
Which Tyler wrote:I aten't dead!

Not sure I can last until June before receiving any income though.


From memory you're a self-employed physio right? IR35 & then this inconsistent self-employed bailout from Sunak has really fucked over a sizeable group of people in a life-changing way.

There are way more important things to worry about right now but Sunak has failed to realise this isn't about dodging tax. If you're going to ensure employees are paid as close as possible to their usual wage to remain indoors, isolate and ride this through - all other employment types should receive that also.

Close, self-employed chiropractor, which means I can't just shift seemlessly across into the NHS.

I'm doing what I can with video calls (not a lot), and I've volunteered to the NHS, but notnheard anything back.
I've also sat back and thought that both Ali and I have relevant comorbidities - so I'm actually okay with sitting at home. It's the having expenses but no earnings that will affect me directly the most.

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Postby Donny osmond » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:11 pm

all good here. great thread, Big D, thanks for thinking of us.

most weird thing about being home with 2 kids (9yo and 12yo) is that they are quite comfortable being on their devices all day and actually doing stuff. to me the internet is just a massive distraction, but these guys having grown up with it are actually using it for useful things. sitting on video chats with their friends but actually working together as a group instead of time wasting, things like that.

i have achieved the square root of hee haw this week.

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Postby morepork » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:35 pm

Can you fullas not buy any piss while all this is going on?

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Postby Big D » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:47 pm

AL. wrote:Business as usual, in as much as you can, for me down in Suffolk, agricultural types keep agriculturing..... Dont know anyone with it, know several with some sort of sniffles and other seasonal ailments that they are being rightly cautious with and staying isolated.

Havent seen a bog roll in the shops in weeks, haven't had any booze since last Sunday and have lost 6lb....every cloud.

This weekend among the million other chores I have been steaming through for the last fortnight after work (with no local to go to) I found 3 thick CD wallets full of old (Ed/Weeg/International) rugby matches in the back of a cupboard from before the days of Sky + and might work my way through them.....

Maybe if they are any good I can distribute to the needy?


I am down 1st and a half since January and worried it will all go back on. First world problem that though! The 2017 international v NZ is on Facebook/YouTube tonight. Was a belter, I remember it well as I was in the president suite that day. Theoe dastardly All Blacks were lovely blokes and got my pic with big Doddie too!

Edinburgh are showing their win v Racing from a few years back this weekend IIRC. They had the Toulouse game (chainsaw with the winner) last week. On another note, imagine a fully fit Simon Taylor in this Scotland teams back row, would be ideal.

Donny osmond wrote:all good here. great thread, Big D, thanks for thinking of us.

most weird thing about being home with 2 kids (9yo and 12yo) is that they are quite comfortable being on their devices all day and actually doing stuff. to me the internet is just a massive distraction, but these guys having grown up with it are actually using it for useful things. sitting on video chats with their friends but actually working together as a group instead of time wasting, things like that.

i have achieved the square root of hee haw this week.


I have been lucky, picked up a desk and monitor and stuck myself away in the spare bedroom which has an en-suite leaving my wife with my 6 and 3 year olds. My eldest is enjoying the sumdog and education city apps which are decent enough for education stuff.

I am co chair of the parent teacher council and have to say the teachers have been great. Managed to take some of the load off them by delivering homework last week for them to self isolating families.

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Postby General Zod » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:16 am

Good thread.

I will be honest. My pornography usage, already high in normal times, has gone through the roof. I am eating a lot, and have gone from a position of “no booze during lockdown” to getting smashed the last three evenings in a row. I have decided to grow a beard - a look which combined with wearing the same clothes as the day before comes with its own peculiar odour. My wife works for the NHS and isn’t sure whether the hospital or home is worse. I can’t be bothered exercising as there seems no point, and I welcome the impending destruction of society as we knew it.

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Postby Mikey Brown » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:40 am

It’s a good time to be an introvert I guess. I’ve said to myself several times that I’ll have a day off booze today but it never seems to come around.

Managing to do a half arsed 20-30 minutes exercise a day is one of the few things keeping me sane. I don’t know how long it can last though.

Trying not to look at the news too much is another one.

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Postby francoisfou » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:41 am

Down here near Toulouse, all is relatively quiet being confined to quarters away out on the hills towards the Pyrénées.
I'm semi-retired and teach English to those French who want to learn (aye, there are some!) and am now giving lessons by email, WhatsApp etc.
Like Gen Zod, I've been wearing the same clothes for more than a few days now, and 'er indoors hasn't complained .... yet.
My wine and scotch consumption has increased noticeably and I think I'll be able to continue with this way of life for a couple of months or so.
Mind you, getting back to ordinary life's gonna be tough!
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Postby Donny osmond » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:11 am

Shout out to all those who have a partner who is still working, so not in lockdown and for whom life is still pretty normal. See when they get home and the rest of the house has been locked down for the full week and there's a massive clash of mindsets. Yeah, that's an under reported part of this whole adventure.

On a personal level, I'm fattening up nicely already. Was thinking of cutting out alcohol by way of investigating a jumping nerve in my eye brow that's been going on for a week or so,but had no booze last night and it's still jumping about so might as well get back on the piss.

We're all singing happy birthday to the little un next door tonight, over the back fences. So that's nice.

Lovely day in Glasgow.

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Postby AL. » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:34 pm

Donny osmond wrote:Shout out to all those who have a partner who is still working, so not in lockdown and for whom life is still pretty normal. See when they get home and the rest of the house has been locked down for the full week and there's a massive clash of mindsets. Yeah, that's an under reported part of this whole adventure.

On a personal level, I'm fattening up nicely already. Was thinking of cutting out alcohol by way of investigating a jumping nerve in my eye brow that's been going on for a week or so,but had no booze last night and it's still jumping about so might as well get back on the piss.

We're all singing happy birthday to the little un next door tonight, over the back fences. So that's nice.

Lovely day in Glasgow.

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Have you been sleeping? I get it when I go a long time without proper sleep (a problem Ive had sine end of school days).

Am now self isolating, I have a cold..... (nose, ears and sneezing, not hot and coughing).

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Postby Donny osmond » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:52 pm

AL. wrote:
Donny osmond wrote:Shout out to all those who have a partner who is still working, so not in lockdown and for whom life is still pretty normal. See when they get home and the rest of the house has been locked down for the full week and there's a massive clash of mindsets. Yeah, that's an under reported part of this whole adventure.

On a personal level, I'm fattening up nicely already. Was thinking of cutting out alcohol by way of investigating a jumping nerve in my eye brow that's been going on for a week or so,but had no booze last night and it's still jumping about so might as well get back on the piss.

We're all singing happy birthday to the little un next door tonight, over the back fences. So that's nice.

Lovely day in Glasgow.

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Have you been sleeping? I get it when I go a long time without proper sleep (a problem Ive had sine end of school days).

Am now self isolating, I have a cold..... (nose, ears and sneezing, not hot and coughing).


sleep has been absolute shit this week. Not more than 4 hours a night I dont think. Not sure how to resolve that either, seeing as my wife snoring like a lumberjack is the main source of the problem.


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Postby morepork » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:26 pm

That escalated quickly.

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Postby Donny osmond » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:26 pm

I'll be honest, I've considered it. Keeping the kids onside after the trial is the half brick in that particular cycle path.

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Postby Tobylerone » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:27 am

Donny osmond wrote:I'll be honest, I've considered it. Keeping the kids onside after the trial is the half brick in that particular cycle path.



I advise caution at this difficult time.

Perhaps you should seek SNP membership, as it does seem to smooth out most of those post trial hazards .

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Postby Donny osmond » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:53 am

Tobylerone wrote:
Donny osmond wrote:I'll be honest, I've considered it. Keeping the kids onside after the trial is the half brick in that particular cycle path.



I advise caution at this difficult time.

Perhaps you should seek SNP membership, as it does seem to smooth out most of those post trial hazards .


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Postby AL. » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:24 am

[/quote]

sleep has been absolute shit this week. Not more than 4 hours a night I dont think. Not sure how to resolve that either, seeing as my wife snoring like a lumberjack is the main source of the problem.[/quote]

What I have done for the last decade is suck it up all week, then on a Friday night drink enough Stella to down an elephant and make it up that way - as anyone who has watched a match on a Friday while on here at the same time will probably attest, I do also chat some shite between pub and bed on a Friday....

I do not believe the NHS sanction this method.

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Postby AL. » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:25 am

Donny osmond wrote:I'll be honest, I've considered it. Keeping the kids onside after the trial is the half brick in that particular cycle path.

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Also Im nicking this.......it tickled me.

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Postby Donny osmond » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:08 pm

AL. wrote:
Donny osmond wrote:I'll be honest, I've considered it. Keeping the kids onside after the trial is the half brick in that particular cycle path.

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Also Im nicking this.......it tickled me.


i can't claim credit, i nicked it from Terry Pratchett

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Postby General Zod » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:57 pm

AL. wrote:


sleep has been absolute shit this week. Not more than 4 hours a night I dont think. Not sure how to resolve that either, seeing as my wife snoring like a lumberjack is the main source of the problem.[/quote]

What I have done for the last decade is suck it up all week, then on a Friday night drink enough Stella to down an elephant and make it up that way - as anyone who has watched a match on a Friday while on here at the same time will probably attest, I do also chat some shite between pub and bed on a Friday....

I do not believe the NHS sanction this method.[/quote]

Cheap foam earplugs? Works when I have to room with Non when hiding from Superman (as obviously Ursa doesn’t snore if she’s reading this).


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