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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by gunslinger387, Mar 30, 2020.

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  1. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Rollercoaster, I feel for you. I still have to go to work but had vacation scheduled this week so I took it to avoid being around people. I would hate to bring it home for similar reasons.
     
  2. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Been working from home for almost 4 weeks...was working from home 3 days a week anyway so not a big change for me. Wife is still going to work, but she's only part time, 2-3 days a week, and not a lot of people where she is. Stay home as much as possible, but when I do venture out, seems like business as usual based on the amount of traffic I'm seeing:confused:
     
  3. SLOsmokin

    SLOsmokin Gold Member Gold Member

    263
    Feb 20, 2018
    Currently not working, I’m in construction so no work right now. I’m currently spending my days at home with my 3 kids and wife. It’s a grab bag, I enjoy cooking so I’ve had some fun in the kitchen. I’m also into exercise, I’m getting 2 separate exercises a day. but, the kids are whole different story. Attempting to run a classroom is not my expertise. I’m used to cussing at construction workers, not trying to get a 5 year old to sit still. Apparently you’re not supposed to cuss at them...
     
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  4. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 22, 2016
    My heart goes out to you and your family @Rollercoaster. Let's hope it's not COVID and your family stays safe! I suppose the good news is that you do not have a fever. Is anyone aware of a COVID case that did not include a fever?

    I'd like to give a big shout out to our health care workers, first responders and everyone else that is still working to keep our daily life possible. Lets hope the necessary PPE gear gets to those in need as soon as possible and everyone stays healthy. One of my son's coworkers just tested positive, so we are hoping he didn't infect anyone else.

    As for me, I'm off work for the time being and organizing my garage. Classic ten pounds of sh*t in a five pound bag scenario. After that, I'm gonna break out my Wicked Edge and break in those new stones. :D
     
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  5. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I’ve got a couple of knives that I can send you that need a little attention if you get bored.:confused::eek::)
     
  6. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 19, 2018
    thank you sir.
    80% of covid cases are mild and present with little/no symptoms. For me, massive headaches, dizziness and coughing are what led me to get tested and quarantined. At this point I’m just surprised it’s taking so long for results (6 days and waiting). Hoping there will be a “quick response” test that’s released sooner than later to allow health care workers the opportunity to get back to work.
     
  7. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Best wishes to you and yours!:thumbsup:
     
  8. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005


    at first glance, I thought those were new style home pregnancy test .....
     
  9. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Best wishes @Rollercoaster and yes Abbot labs has developed a rapid test (~15 mins) not sure yet on its time line as far as release. This is going to be going on for a while so I suspect most doctors offices will eventually be carrying these kits in the future. I foresee the norm being flu test, strep test (which most primaries already conduct) then covid test if and when those turn up negative.

    @Wood5045 yes there have been a few cases where fevers were not present. I currently have a few friends that have tested positive. 2 show mild symptoms with fevers. 2 are completely asymptomatic no fever. 1 fever free who oddly enough is the one that's been suffering for 2 weeks with the most issues. It is possible she could have missed it early on. By the time her symptoms came on she started checking her temperature for 2 weeks and nothing. Before her symptoms came on obviously she had no reason to check her temp. She's home getting thru it and is expected to make a full recovery. Her husband and 1 of 2 kids is exhibiting symptoms as well. Just fevers cough an small sniffle. They're not going to venture out and get tested unless necessary. It's just assumed because of her positive test. They're staying in for an additional 2 weeks. Family members already on deck to drop off supplies if need be.

    Pardon the derailment.

    Edit to add: Just heard from a co-worker FDA granted emergency use authorization to abbott labs and they are rolling out their tests this week. Production is underway and they're slated to produce 50,000 tests per day!!
     
  10. Burton Knut

    Burton Knut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    Working here, but they cut our hours to 4 days a week bc of low sales at other branches. Between my wife and I, we’re facing a 23% pay cut for the foreseeable, but better than no job. I technically got laid off two weeks ago Wednesday from my restaurant job, but luckily I started a new job that Thursday so it’s just taking away my side hustle money for now.
     
  11. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I hope you and your family will be ok. I’m a dialysis nurse at a large public hospital in Miami. We have several ICU patients that are on ventilators and CRRT(continuous renal replacement therapy) We have go into those rooms to start treatments, troubleshooting, and keep the CRRT machines running. We have close contact with the patient when connecting to and troubleshooting their dialysis catheter. One of our SICU nurses died from Covid a few days ago. I have been off for a week because we had planned a vacation during my daughter’s spring break, we were going to go to NYC to see Beetlejuice on Broadway. My wife, also a nurse, and I got tested last Wednesday and our results came back negative on Sunday. My wife is on medical leave until the 19th because she has the flu, and she is asthmatic. I’m going back on the night shift tomorrow, and I’m also worried about bringing it home to my family.
     
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  12. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Gus please be safe and hopefully your using personal protection to its fullest. Be safe out there!
     
  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Liked for you all testing negative in addition for the crucial services which you provide :thumbsup:. Gus, I truly wish both you and yours health and safety during these harrowing times.
     
  14. folder geek

    folder geek Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 28, 2012
    Even though I'm on the front line (ER RN) our small town has been pretty lucky.
    Only 3 reported cases so far. I have basically been symptom free except for nasal congestion and infrequent cough.
    Because of my schedule and already requesting time off for a cancelled event I have 10 full days to self quarentine.
    I did get tested because of my profession.

    Luckily I can drive less then 10 minutes to get out for a run or exercise the dogs. Fishing is less than 40 minutes away:D
    So all in all I and my family have been pretty blessed:)

    Smoke and prayers to those in need!
    Everybody stay safe, stay healthy, stay happy:thumbsup:
    Respect
     
  15. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 19, 2018
    Prayers are with you and your family sir. It’s not an easy time to be working in healthcare. I hope both of your facilities provide you with the appropriate PPE.
     
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  16. RoyalHolic

    RoyalHolic Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    I have a 5 week old, thankfully I've still been working as I do remote work anyway but it's been extremely tough as I'm the one responsible for grocery pickup and all that jazz so I've been trying to keep my distance so I don't bring anything home.

    @Rollercoaster hope for a speedy recovery for you and yours
     
  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    OK here's mine: my online specialty auto parts biz has grinded to a literal halt! I mean under these circumstances who the fudge wants to buy something for that, say old school Porsche which they've been restoring. Yes there's still a trickle of orders streaming here and there, but I'm really not up for rushing to the USPS everyday and on the flip side, I ain't buying shyte for inventory either! Both lose-lose but luckily I have some reserves which can weather some storm but nothing significant to last forever, to make me retire comfortably and to sustain my extended family. But then again fortunately, for now we will not have to stand in food lines as long as we are allowed to go to the shops to buy our own!

    I am expecting a different World after this as I think that this is the initial phase of the various forms of distress which will be instigated by a now out-of-hand effects of climate change (think of me what you may, I don't really care a I steadfastly stand by this statement). I'm already tinkering with other ideas to generate revenue streams in a post COVID-19 world as I'm a freelance pleb anyway :)
     
  18. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    I didn't expect this.

    I’m 68 and my partner is 77. Life with her has been retired bliss.

    I’m sure we’ll still be in lockdown by both of our next birthdays . Her 54-year old son has been in the midst of a divorce. So what did do? He abandoned his family in Connecticut 3 1/2 weeks ago and moved with Mom. And me. He’s fully employed and has been telecommuting. He spread out over three rooms in his childhood home and only shows up for dinner. Which I prepare every day. This isn’t working out.
     
  19. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Jeez Gus, sorry to hear that about the nurse...can't image how scary that's gotta be.:( Really hope you and your family come through this unscathed. And that goes for the rest of you guys too! Stay safe!
     
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  20. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I had to shut my business- well, technically I chose to, but I felt a moral imperative- so there are 0$ coming in. The federal govt will be issuing $2K per month for almost all Canadians starting in a week or two, so that'll make a big difference by keeping a roof over our head and food in the pantry, and there will be some assistance for businesses as well. That does allow me to take us out of the contagion chain for several months. Honestly, I've been stockpiling food and supplies for awhile, since I've had bit of a sky is falling feeling for the past few years. Always been a bit of a prepper in some way or another, so we have what we need to survive for at least a month at any given moment.

    Once BC peaks I'll probably do some limited repair jobs for families of healthcare folk and first responders, while keeping the doors locked. I have something that I can contribute, safely, so I feel it's my duty to do it.
     
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