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    There was a show with some local bands that i like a couple weekends ago. At first I was going to go but ended up not going. A bar with a lot of people (some drunk) smoking hacking coughs all over seems like a bad place to be right now.


    Musically the band i play in that i think is still together hasn't done anything since last December. I have been talking to some people about getting a side/new project going but that's on hold now.

    Still been coming to work but have looked at doing voluntary LOA'S as are a lot of us to help save our company or at least limit the damage this pandemic is causing.

    Good luck everybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    On the band side, I canceled practices until further notice. Since I will be out on public (albeit limited exposure), I didn’t think it would be prudent to chance exposing anyone else.
    I did the same thing. No one in my home for the time being. My wife got mad when I wouldn't let her in. She did managed to stay at our daughters' house for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    I did the same thing. No one in my home for the time being. My wife got mad when I wouldn't let her in. She did managed to stay at our daughters' house for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    I did the same thing. No one in my home for the time being. My wife got mad when I wouldn't let her in. She did managed to stay at our daughters' house for now.
    When you do let your wife back in, you would be wise to keep Loreena Bobbitt in mind and sleep on your stomach.
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    You'd think with practically everyone stuck at home there would be an uptick in activity on DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    You'd think with practically everyone stuck at home there would be an uptick in activity on DC.
    Interesting observation!
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    I live in Melbourne, Australia, and the situation is still ok, even it's 2 weeks that I'm working from home. Luckily I've got time to practice with my drum set

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    Yeah, when we get to the other side of this, bars and restaurants will be hurting. The first thing to be cut will be bands. They'll hire DJ's instead. Maybe it's time for musicians to start investing in DJ equipment.

    Speaking of which, what is your fall back plan? Side hustles? Plan B's? Anyone thought this through yet? Preparedness is essential right now, not just for food and toilet paper but financial planning/strategizing for the months ahead.
    This is a good question. Problem is, we donít really know how long this will go on. We WILL get through this. Iím not worried about my job or the company I work for. My wife lost her job, but we have enough savings to hold us over for a year or more. What DOES worry me is the rather large amount of retirement savings (IRA, 401K) thatís gone. The stock market will bounce back, and Iím still young enough to weather the storm, but I feel for those already retired or on the verge.
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    Maybe it's time for me to open my own drum shop until I run out of gear and then close down permanently
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Maybe it's time for me to open my own drum shop until I run out of gear and then close down permanently
    No one's ever done that.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    You'd think with practically everyone stuck at home there would be an uptick in activity on DC.
    I would have thought so too, especially with over 400 people a day coming through here. A sign of the times.
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    And I'm still working. Multi-tasker-doo.
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    I'm also still working... unless Home Depot closes my company will not.
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    So far, things are not too bad here in NE. No shelter in place orders yet. Most people are doing a good job at social distancing and staying home. Only exception are big stores like Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc.. Those places are a problem, so as of this morning, the governor is mandating the regulation of customers in the stores at any one time. Only so many allowed per 1000ft^2. One-out-one-in kind of thing.
    As far as industrial activity and spending goes, things are still moving reasonably well. It’s slowed down in the last month, but it’s not much worse than the usual slow periods that happen every couple years. That said, there’s always a 3-4 month lag on the economy. If this drags on for another month or more, things will get pretty hairy...and it probably will.
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    Working from home and have been given 2 weeks of furlough before the end of April. Not too bad compared to some. My brother was furloughed for the entire month of April. Just hoping that we all come through this ok and everything recovers as soon as possible. Stay safe my friends.
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