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    Default What if anything are you going to change?

    So with all the hype about your health at risk, what if anything are you going to change? Could be as simple as washing your hands more often? Or loose a few pounds? Stop smoking? Maybe contribute more to savings? All of these things are items we can control, and I am curious how many people are actually going to make changes in their lives from what we are learning during this mess.

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    Since I'm forced not to go out and have a few pops at the local watering hole, that will be a savings account all on its own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katden4 View Post
    So with all the hype about your health at risk, what if anything are you going to change? Could be as simple as washing your hands more often? Or loose a few pounds? Stop smoking? Maybe contribute more to savings? All of these things are items we can control, and I am curious how many people are actually going to make changes in their lives from what we are learning during this mess.
    Not much.

    Years ago I decided that I've seen enough of the world and never want to leave the U.P. ever again. Been to a those places, done that.

    I have a off-grid cabin that I plan on moving into in the near future and live a simple life away from most of the worries of the world.

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    I know it's tough, but i will try to avoid buying anything made in China.

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    Watch the news less... I am pissed that my sunday morning breakfast spot is shut down. Don't mess with my sunday funday!!!!! Actually I take it more seriously than that. I have my supplies and my zombie shelter. I even loaded this clip last night.... LOL IMG_20181016_203235740_LL.jpg

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    you are kidding right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandylake View Post
    Not much.

    Years ago I decided that I've seen enough of the world and never want to leave the U.P. ever again. Been to a those places, done that.

    I have a off-grid cabin that I plan on moving into in the near future and live a simple life away from most of the worries of the world.
    Although this isn't in my near future life plan, I hope Sandylake's plan of having an off the grid cabin, or way off the beaten path dwelling place will be a place for me to retire to as well "simple life away from most of the worries of the world" The here and now and near future.... survive...whatever that takes.

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    Change? Not going to work everyday is about as much change I can handle right now. Most everything is closed except for the big box stores. We've decided to support the small business in town but it's mostly a ghost town out there now. Even Walmart is cutting back their hours, an hour for the seniors in the morning and closed overnight for stocking.
    Back when this all started I made a list of things I've been putting off. I'm the type that can't sit around much and need to be working on something. I've got a list of about 12 to 15 things I want to address over the next month or two. Once the weather breaks I'll be able to get out in the yard and go to work there plus getting the garden prepped. Hopefully back to work sometime in April but I've been reading some things that could make that a doubtful scenario. Keep the faith, stay busy and stay healthy!

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    I am a retired pastor, but pastors never retire. I live in St Germain but I am currently serving a congregation in Iron River, MI and while everything is closed, I will still be doing Midweek and Sunday sermons over the internet and visiting people when I can.

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    Absolutely nothing different....it's all hype....the regular flu is worse....my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker View Post
    Absolutely nothing different....it's all hype....the regular flu is worse....my opinion
    Yeah, well, good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by towtruck View Post
    you are kidding right?
    I am yes. Google bill gates 2015....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandylake View Post
    Not much.

    Years ago I decided that I've seen enough of the world and never want to leave the U.P. ever again. Been to a those places, done that.

    I have a off-grid cabin that I plan on moving into in the near future and live a simple life away from most of the worries of the world.

    That sounds awesome!!

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    very little different here,
    about 10 yrs ago, I had some major life drastic budget changes, between health issue's and my main job leaving the country!

    that has had me basically staying at my more remote hunting property most of the yr, its rather remote, quiet, and I enjoy having a few thousand acres in my backyard and all the wildlife I can handle
    tend to stay there 5-6 days at a time yr round anymore
    so, self quarantine ?? not due to any special worries about this virus for me, been living this way a decade now
    guess I can say that with my health issue's I am lucky I have been this way, but who know's
    I tend to feel when your time is up, your time is up, enjoy what you can, use logic and don't over do anything good OR bad!

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    I work security at a pipeline , oil still will flow. With me still working and Hubs SS check and pension, moneywise we are ok. 401K not so good but I have time for that to turn around, don't plan on retiring soon. We have everything we need at home, food TP wine dogfood beer ,as long as I have internet and TV I"m good. On my days off I'll enjoy time with Hubs and my 2 rescue dogs, maybe cut some wood. I'm sad that our Rescue events are canceled, I'm praying people don't get stupid and start surrendering their dogs to us but now with people stuck at home we have more Foster homes opening up.

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    We've got a 4 month old grandson, who was born 6 weeks premature, so he's a little more at risk. So...unfortunately, we've made the decision to avoid visiting him at this time. That is a big blow for us, but if that's as bad as it gets, we'll be blessed.

    The business I run provides a vital service to hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics, so business as usual. I used to always joke with employees when something was going wrong that while what we do is important, people aren't going to die, if we have a hiccup. Realizing we could actually have a major disruption if COVID-19 hits our plant, I stopped saying that. lol

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    No change for me. For years I have practiced social distance and self isolation by staying home as I rarely went out - mostly as needed. I have also always kept a stash of what I call my "survival items ". Lots of water, canned goods,tp/pt batteries,flashlite ,solar lites...... and ca$h. I keep busy here and going to my lakefront up North where there is always something to be done.

    Bonus today - its 64* and windows are open.

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    you are kidding right?

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    Is that all you have to say?? Why don't you say something about what you have done or didn't do instead of judging people!!

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    Both my wife and I work in what are classified as essential fields so nothing right now changes for us. We do have a few more safety measures in place when we go on calls but we will run short on supplies if this last too long.

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    House arrest for me results came in positive yesterday , but the worst is over , I hope.

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    Wow too bad. Get better soon. What are your symptoms? Do you know how you got it - travel / work?

    Quote Originally Posted by nc666 View Post
    House arrest for me results came in positive yesterday , but the worst is over , I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by united View Post
    Wow too bad. Get better soon. What are your symptoms? Do you know how you got it - travel / work?
    Worst headache ever for about 4 days , high fever , sweats , aches , steady coughing . no energy. Was in California, Mexico. Retired. The worst seems to be over. Thanks for you're thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc666 View Post
    Worst headache ever for about 4 days , high fever , sweats , aches , steady coughing . no energy. Was in California, Mexico. Retired. The worst seems to be over. Thanks for you're thoughts.
    Wow! hope you get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc666 View Post
    Worst headache ever for about 4 days , high fever , sweats , aches , steady coughing . no energy. Was in California, Mexico. Retired. The worst seems to be over. Thanks for you're thoughts.
    Pray for you that you're on your way to full recovery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc666 View Post
    Worst headache ever for about 4 days , high fever , sweats , aches , steady coughing . no energy. Was in California, Mexico. Retired. The worst seems to be over. Thanks for you're thoughts.
    Thoughts and prayers to a speedy and full recovery! Take care nc666

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    I went from 33% cash (stable value fund) in my 401(k) to 55% cash. When I include other investments outside my 401(k) I'm still about 40% in stocks and stock mutual mutual funds. The rest is in cash, bonds, CD's and land. I quit all my blackjack trips even before the casinos shut down. This is my favorite time of year for such trips.

    Anyway, I'm guessing I lost about $150,000 in the market (mostly unrealized), but I have enough income coming in that I don't have to touch those stocks and stock funds. I got burned in 2008 and it looks like it is happening again.

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    And it will happen again after this time also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc666 View Post
    Worst headache ever for about 4 days , high fever , sweats , aches , steady coughing . no energy. Was in California, Mexico. Retired. The worst seems to be over. Thanks for you're thoughts.
    Get well!

    Thanks for a first hand report.

    If you'd care to share ....how old are you and are you considered at risk from previous illnesses?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by old abe View Post
    And it will happen again after this time also!
    and then the market will recover again...it always does

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfattack View Post
    and then the market will recover again...it always does
    Yep, that's how wealth is grown, and accumulated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
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    Get well!

    Thanks for a first hand report.

    If you'd care to share ....how old are you and are you considered at risk from previous illnesses?...
    Thanks for get well prayers , 65 years old , with hypertension and low B12 levels , need frequent B12 injections due to body not absorbing it from food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc666 View Post
    Thanks for get well prayers , 65 years old , with hypertension and low B12 levels , need frequent B12 injections due to body not absorbing it from food.
    Thanks for sharing. I think the public needs to hear from as many folks as possible who went through this illness.
    On the other hand if a website was started for it there wouldn't be a way to separate facts from stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I think the public needs to hear from as many folks as possible who went through this illness.
    On the other hand if a website was started for it there wouldn't be a way to separate facts from stories.
    Former local sports director.

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    I guess the biggest thing I should change is my pajamas, it’s been a couple of days, really seriously considering toilet papering my tree out in front just to make a statement LOL

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    We own a small but growing business. This started two years ago at the age of 61 when I decided that I had enough of Corporate America and wanted to live my life without having to answer to anyone but my other two business partners. It has been an exciting two years, full of promise and heartbreak at times. Anyone who owns a business knows the risks and investment side and that you stand not to turn a profit for up to 5 years. We expect to do so after just 2 years and this year is looking very promising. Also known is the fact that some owners don't pull a regular paycheck so I am quite used to living on my savings, not something I prefer but it is what it is until the coffers are full. I won't change much but perhaps people that live day to day will learn that you really need to save your money and have that 3-6 month salary in reserve for emergencies. People say they can't do it with what they make but thats not entirely true, If you cut out wants and just go with the needs you can really trim the fat. Its really true, people can live without Cable TV, a new iPhone, going out to dinner, Starbucks, car payments, and the list goes on. Good luck everyone and if you don't depend on the Government (Which by the way is all of us) then you can truly control your destiny.

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    My house was worth about $145,000, someone toilet papered it last night and today it's worth $875,000.00

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    Just got back from COVID TOUR 2020 and put on 227 miles of smiles....that is what I DID differently....snow 4 to 5 feet deep...all groomed sukers....didn't see but one of you....glad too...didn't miss any of youse....lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracker View Post
    just got back from covid tour 2020 and put on 227 miles of smiles....that is what i did differently....snow 4 to 5 feet deep...all groomed sukers....didn't see but one of you....glad too...didn't miss any of youse....lmao
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    My house was worth about $145,000, someone toilet papered it last night and today it's worth $875,000.00
    LOL

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    If you are living life today as if nothing has changed, you are part of the problem. I, and my family, are not panicing and hoarding. But, we are doing our part to avoid as many as possible. We all need to live life now as if we are a possible carrier of this virus. Just because you and I are young enough and healthy enough to feel that we will not get this virus, does not mean that we can not carry this virus and pass it on to another. I could carry it and pass it on to you, who in turn passes it on to your elderly parent. That is where the problem happens. We all need to stay home as much as possible, do our part, and help this problem go away. If you are living life as if nothing has changed, you are a problem. Grow up and help this amazing country instead of thinking of only yourself.

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    Well said, J.R. Well said.

    The virus took an entertainer this weekend, Joe Diffie Rest in Peace.

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    Please WILLIS's....lay off the koolaid

    Where were you kannuckleheads every year for the last 30 years when I had the flu or strep throat or the skungamalitus....and 5 million died during those years of that crap...your sad..very sad

    And to all the toilet paper addicts....who do you think owns the paper companies and paper mills and spent 700 million on ads and needs reimbursement....your only helping a BILLIONAIRE ya knuckleheads


    Jus a ton of monkeys uncles out there with blinders on just mooooooing away and chewing the cud


    Some are pathetic IMO...LOL

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    May God bless you all! May He keep you safe and healthy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker View Post
    Same social distancing I did except we saw about 14 other sledders in two days. Closest we got was driving by each other. If you can go for a hike in a state park. You can go snowmobiling. It's not like you can go to a bar anyway. I believe if the bars and restaurants had been open we would have seen way more riders. Especially on Friday.

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    I think I will....quit watching Fox news.
    start washing my hands.
    stay home when I am sick.
    avoid those that are sick.
    Build an Armageddon bunker, full of toilet paper, paper towel, guns and ammo and airborne....everything I will need when flu season comes around next year.
    Oh yeah.....Make sure I go to polls and make absolutely sure I vote rep.

    Wait a minute.... These are all things we should be doing.... except for the bunker part.

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    I am going to be extra vigilant about buying goods from China. They lied to us and allowed enough time for the "bat" to get out of the bag. You can argue about whether we should have known they were lying or not. To me, that isn't the point.

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