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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
    How are you spending your time?

    I’m doing lots of hunny-do’s, cleaning/organizing, sharpening knives, reading, watching more tv than I should and am going to practice social distancing later in the week by going camping with one of my dogs for a couple of days.
     
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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I think that the 15 pounds or so (ETA: busted my friggin arse and suffered for because of all the restraint and discipline) which I lost in this past year to impress my physician at my next physical check up, may very well come back again. This is how it goes: do I suffer and restrain myself from goodies such as chocolate chip cookies or do I wait for this frakking COVID-19 to come to do me in? :D
     
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  3. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    ... spending my time working my ass off...
     
  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Working nightshifts this week:thumbsup:

    Dont judge me:pSometimes you just have to carry things that put a silly grin on your face;)

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  5. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Still working my job and gutting the interior of the short closet next to my bed in my time off.
    So actually nothing has changed for me at all.
    They are hauling all their hoyer lifts, at one facility, to the dock for me to fix - so I don’t have to go inside.
     
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Mostly the human male species: after masks and goggles become more of a norm to combat COVID-19, nose pickers, earlobe fiddlers, head scratchers and all those gross things which men tend to do in addition to Al Bundy'ing while on the couch may become a thing of the past for your own sake. You know who you are, I'm looking right at y'all :D
     
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  7. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Working
     
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  8. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    Working out to an insane degree. VPNing to work (avoided the furlough for at least another month). Reading Mors Kochanski’s Bushcraft, which is excellent. Waiting for the DEK while secretly wanting an HDFK.
     
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  9. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    The bills still need to be payed so I have been doing exterior work for a few of my favorite clients.
    They’re in their 60’s, so they aren’t offended by my obsessive degree of social distancing and level of cleanliness. Other than that, I recently binge watched Deadwood and Hell on Wheels.
     
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  10. CoryMc

    CoryMc

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    Sep 3, 2016
    As an essential retailer on the corporate end, working my ass off as well. Seeing 13x the normal amount of the public and hand sanitizing my life away. I expected the “before/after time” to be dirtier than this...
     
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  11. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    you blew it
     
  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I am fortunately able to work still. I started a new job 5 weeks ago just be for the dumpster burst into flames. I really like my new job and was very thankful to get it, but I will be honest that I kind of took it for granted. This whole season has been a real wake up call for me. I am very thankful to have a job these days. Work is such a huge blessing. May I never complain about work again, ever!
     
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  14. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Still working here too.
     
  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Newest thing from corporate is I'm supposed to take my temperature before each shift...these are the only thermometers the boss could find:confused: I called dibs on the froggy;)

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  16. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
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    Still making drugs!! and as much hand sanitizer as possible. (Donate what we can to local pd, emt and some customers) Fortunate enough that my wife and I are still able to work. Unfortunately still exposed every time we do. Daycare has been closed for some time now, understandably so. Now instead of working daily I switch off with her and just work longer days when she's off and vice versa, no breaks. Nice to have a job that'll let you do that. Other than that keeping our distance from friends and family as they are too. Finishing up some trim work on the house, teaching myself how to whittle and night time bike rides after the kids are asleep.
     
  17. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Another day at the pipe shop. CEO is checking peoples’ temps with a laser thermometer on our foreheads as we come onto plant property.
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  18. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

    227
    Aug 21, 2018
    Wait till the checks from Big Library start rolling in...
     
  19. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I hope they are oral!
     
  20. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster Gold Member Gold Member

    133
    May 19, 2018
    I’m a health care worker in the greater NYC area. My facility, as of today, has over 50 confirmed cases and 78 awaiting results. The PPE situation is horrendous. We’re given one n95 to store in a paper bag at the end of the day, a gown and some of us are given face shields if available.
    Currently I’m on quarantine from exposure and symptoms related to Covid. I’m feeling all types of shitty, but no fever. Worst part is I have a 1 year old and wife with autoimmune diagnosis. Those two are my life and would hate for them to get sick.
    I’m awaiting my results and hoping for the best. Although I’m not sure what that is.
     
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