How Are You Today?

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Posted 24th Mar
I thought I’d check in with people on the first official day of lock down, whether you’re isolating or still having to go to work. I know for many people this situation is far from ideal for a number of reasons - health concerns, financial worries and the fear of the unknown being just a few. For others there is the silver lining of being able to spend more time at home and with family. Whatever’s on your mind, however you’re feeling, please feel free to share
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Hi Chelsea. I’m alright thanks. How about you? I’m liking your taste is music 🎶
JumpMan198024/03/2020 16:51

Hi Chelsea. I’m alright thanks. How about you? I’m liking your taste is mus …Hi Chelsea. I’m alright thanks. How about you? I’m liking your taste is music 🎶


Glad to hear I’m good thanks, my spirits are high considering but for how long we shall see! I don’t normally fare too well having to stay at home for long periods. Haha thanks - though my taste is much more varied than that, those songs just seemed most appropriate for right now
I'm alright just in the middle of watching Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak on Netflix
I'm still at work (ASDA) only there one day a week but feel sorry for the people working 5 days, the chances of catching this virus are pretty high in such a place, ASDA couldnt care less they just want the shelves filled to make more money.
I live on quite a busy road and noticed there are still plenty cars going past, I still dont feel as if people are taking this whole situation serious!
I'm perfectly fine. There are far more people in this world that are worse off due to infections, diseases and poverty. We have a choice not to catch the virus if we use common sense.

I was diagnosed with covid-19 but it hasn't really affected me as bad as many.
Toon_army24/03/2020 17:24

I'm alright just in the middle of watching Pandemic: How to Prevent an …I'm alright just in the middle of watching Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak on Netflix I'm still at work (ASDA) only there one day a week but feel sorry for the people working 5 days, the chances of catching this virus are pretty high in such a place, ASDA couldnt care less they just want the shelves filled to make more money.I live on quite a busy road and noticed there are still plenty cars going past, I still dont feel as if people are taking this whole situation serious!


The irony haha... It’s perhaps a little too late for that but as they say, better late than never at least you’re only there one day a week, I hope you’re keeping as safe as you possibly can but sorry to hear you don’t feel your managers are taking it seriously enough I spent much of last week visiting Asda’s, my son will only take his medication with Asda’s own lemon and lime still water so I normally buy it in bulk but given restrictions I had to go store hopping to get our usual amount. I will say all staff I came across were very polite and doing a great job so I commend you all under the current circumstances I’m still seeing quite a few cars on the road too but hopefully those sensible enough to stay home unless absolutely necessary will reduce the risk enough until the rest catch on!
flowersofwar24/03/2020 17:27

I'm perfectly fine. There are far more people in this world that are worse …I'm perfectly fine. There are far more people in this world that are worse off due to infections, diseases and poverty. We have a choice not to catch the virus if we use common sense.I was diagnosed with covid-19 but it hasn't really affected me as bad as many.


I’m glad to hear you’re doing well and making a good recovery

You’re right there is worse but for some of our society this situation is life or death. Not to mention it’ll also cause more poverty and put some of the population at higher risk of domestic abuse, child abuse, hunger etc. Not everyone has the choice to stay at home and are still having to put their own/loved ones health at risk but I do hope where possible everyone is using their common sense to prevent transmission!
Love my home so perfectly happy
Hello. I am currently still having to work, I work in IT so they tell me it is critical. Not essential at this time anyway. I'm not worried about it, or anything really, what will be will be. Just got to stay as safe as you can and get on with things where possible I suppose. May end up losing job, who knows where things are going to go. The one positive is we are all in it together, everyone is going to have struggles so I think if we stick together and look after each other as much as we can we'll do ok.

Luckily before my gym closed I was able to get a load of home gym equipment so I've got that to do each day and also going for a run every day. If I didn't have that it would definitely be more of a struggle each day.
Fine, I've been isolating for years.
I'm fine - thanks for asking Hope you are well too.

Now, my neighbours - that's a different story. Two days in from school closure / one day in from 'lockdown' and the family is already breaking! Five kids - ALL screaming and bawling (for most of the day) and the eldest putting some real 'parts' on! I don't think they'll last the week before killing each other - let alone three weeks (or longer) so...

Stay in / stay safe everyone. All the best, Phsy.
Rusty8224/03/2020 18:06

Hello. I am currently still having to work, I work in IT so they tell me …Hello. I am currently still having to work, I work in IT so they tell me it is critical. Not essential at this time anyway. I'm not worried about it, or anything really, what will be will be. Just got to stay as safe as you can and get on with things where possible I suppose. May end up losing job, who knows where things are going to go. The one positive is we are all in it together, everyone is going to have struggles so I think if we stick together and look after each other as much as we can we'll do ok. Luckily before my gym closed I was able to get a load of home gym equipment so I've got that to do each day and also going for a run every day. If I didn't have that it would definitely be more of a struggle each day.


As you say - what will be, will be! My motto in life is generally “it is what it is” but that’s not to say some days I don’t struggle. You’re most certainly right though, we are all in this together and it’s refreshing to see people coming together in a time of need (minus the selfish people only caring about themselves but we won’t get into the negatives). Glad you got some equipment to keep you sane though, self care is still important
Phsycronix24/03/2020 18:13

I'm fine - thanks for asking Hope you are well too.Now, my neighbours …I'm fine - thanks for asking Hope you are well too.Now, my neighbours - that's a different story. Two days in from school closure / one day in from 'lockdown' and the family is already breaking! Five kids - ALL screaming and bawling (for most of the day) and the eldest putting some real 'parts' on! I don't think they'll last the week before killing each other - let alone three weeks (or longer) so...Stay in / stay safe everyone. All the best, Phsy.


You’re welcome Oh wow, they sound like a joy to live next to hope you’ve got your popcorn at the ready... and some noise cancelling headphones for when it gets tedious
ChelseaRae24/03/2020 19:05

You’re welcome Oh wow, they sound like a joy to live next to ( …You’re welcome Oh wow, they sound like a joy to live next to hope you’ve got your popcorn at the ready... and some noise cancelling headphones for when it gets tedious



This is the worst bit - they are the opposite side AND several doors down and I can still hear them. They are a bit of a 'blight' on the neighbourhood sadly. I feel really sorry for the neighbours either side - it must be horrendous. They have full-blown barneys in the street and the Mum is the type who walks down the street with her phone on loudspeaker - effing and jeffing to whoever is unlucky. It was the eldest one's school admin last time I heard her ranting!

Makes life interesting though, eh?
What a lovely thread, @ChelseaRae
Phsycronix24/03/2020 19:12

This is the worst bit - they are the opposite side AND several doors down …This is the worst bit - they are the opposite side AND several doors down and I can still hear them. They are a bit of a 'blight' on the neighbourhood sadly. I feel really sorry for the neighbours either side - it must be horrendous. They have full-blown barneys in the street and the Mum is the type who walks down the street with her phone on loudspeaker - effing and jeffing to whoever is unlucky. It was the eldest one's school admin last time I heard her ranting!Makes life interesting though, eh?


Haha most definitely! There was a woman in Asda the other day with her children at the checkout and she kept shouting and screaming at them, everyone was stopping to look at her and eventually security went over. I’d personally die of embarrassment but each to their own - as you say it keeps it interesting for the rest of us! That being said you’ve made me feel a little more grateful my only pet peeve with my neighbour is the dog barking in the garden at stupid ‘o’ clock, as a light sleeper it makes a lie in impossible
Frankie7724/03/2020 18:11

Fine, I've been isolating for years.


I feel you on this, though somehow isolation feels slightly better by choice than force and getting hold of groceries and toilet rolls is normally much easier!
Hey👋 me and my son (10) put ourselves into lockdown last week when my work closed and decided to withdraw my son mid week from school due to him being asthmatic...nearly a week in and so far so good...still got food...not tearing our hairs out and still got our sanity...lockdown isn’t as hellish as all the selfish people think that are still being stupid enough to go outside for no apparent reason if they don’t need to work and going about their daily life...ehhhh...hello...pandemic...virus(mad) hats off to all you guys that still need to go outside and still go and do your job...stay safe and take care(y)
Jason24/03/2020 19:16

What a lovely thread, @ChelseaRae


Aww I’m glad you think so I’m prone to mental health struggles myself but thankfully in good spirits at the moment, that being said I know there must be people out there feeling anxious and some already struggling, especially for those that are alone or don’t have a big support network to talk to so I thought I’d check in with the HUKD community but equally it’s as nice to hear people being positive and doing well
Mich8ll824/03/2020 19:27

Hey👋 me and my son (10) put ourselves into lockdown last week when my …Hey👋 me and my son (10) put ourselves into lockdown last week when my work closed and decided to withdraw my son mid week from school due to him being asthmatic...nearly a week in and so far so good...still got food...not tearing our hairs out and still got our sanity...lockdown isn’t as hellish as all the selfish people think that are still being stupid enough to go outside for no apparent reason if they don’t need to work and going about their daily life...ehhhh...hello...pandemic...virus(mad) hats off to all you guys that still need to go outside and still go and do your job...stay safe and take care(y)


Myself and my 7 year old son started isolating pretty much last week too (bar two trips to get grocery shopping) as his paediatrician had signed him off school from last Tuesday but I think schools shutting was definitely the right decision, as well as now anything non-essential. Glad to hear you and your boy are doing well so far Like you I’m grateful to have the option to stay at home but also grateful to those on the front line still going to work and keeping the country going for the rest of us
ChelseaRae24/03/2020 19:31

Aww I’m glad you think so I’m prone to mental health struggles myself …Aww I’m glad you think so I’m prone to mental health struggles myself but thankfully in good spirits at the moment, that being said I know there must be people out there feeling anxious and some already struggling, especially for those that are alone or don’t have a big support network to talk to so I thought I’d check in with the HUKD community but equally it’s as nice to hear people being positive and doing well


This is a lovely post, thanks for checking in with everyone here, remember to look after yourself too

Hope this is ok to post here, I volunteer for Shout, a 24/7 text service for people in crisis. Just incase it's of help to anyone, you can text "SHOUT" to 85258 to speak to a trained crisis volunteer. Keep well X
Thank you for starting a positive thread.
Kate_C_9124/03/2020 19:43

This is a lovely post, thanks for checking in with everyone here, remember …This is a lovely post, thanks for checking in with everyone here, remember to look after yourself too Hope this is ok to post here, I volunteer for Shout, a 24/7 text service for people in crisis. Just incase it's of help to anyone, you can text "SHOUT" to 85258 to speak to a trained crisis volunteer. Keep well X


Of course, and the same goes to you I hope you’re looking after yourself too I have started the application process for Shout and hope to get accepted, now more than ever it’s important we come together for one another x
bozo00724/03/2020 19:50

Thank you for starting a positive thread.


It’s my pleasure, I hope you’re well and taking care of yourself
Edited by: "ChelseaRae" 24th Mar
My daughter and five kids went into isolation last week because the 6 year old was sent home with a cough and a temperature. This means I've been shopping for them. With the quantity restrictions on certain items, and the amount they need, in doing almost every day for them (and constantly falling foul of the 3 items rule - seems like potatoes, chips, waffles,hash browns and roasties are all the same ) and I'm subsisting on what I have in the fridge and freezer. Not short of bread or cakes, being an ex Baker, luckily I head loads of flour and yeast etc in cupboards. But otherwise I'm busier than I ever am at work. Be glad to go back to work for a rest.
JumpMan198024/03/2020 16:51

Hi Chelsea. I’m alright thanks. How about you? I’m liking your taste is mus …Hi Chelsea. I’m alright thanks. How about you? I’m liking your taste is music 🎶


Music?
Another idea ... music to lockdown/isolate to. My choice

All by myself by Eric Carmen (not Celine Dions version.
Lonely boy by Andrew Gold
Edited by: "Ringfinger" 24th Mar
Ringfinger24/03/2020 20:39

Music? Another idea ... music to lockdown/isolate …Music? Another idea ... music to lockdown/isolate to. My choiceAll by myself by Eric Carmen (not Celine Dions version.Lonely boy by Andrew Gold


We’d both commented on another post for an isolation playlist earlier. I suggested Akon - Locked Up and Skepta - Shutdown
I am an extrovert/introvert who likes her own company and loves the internet, so I'll do fine. (Boyf not quite so much, he loves pubs, casinos and betting shops ).

Mum has been phoning me every day at the moment (I usually hear from her when there's an emergency or she wants something - but she is very sociable and likes to be busy), so it's helping bring distant family members together - she probably gets bored, but was in the garden today (My brother is nearer mum and helps with shopping, etc).

I suppose being "told" you have to stay in is a bit frustrating because freedom of choice is taken from you, but it's the right thing to do.

Let's all look out for each other and wish each other good things (I make a point of greeting everyone with "stay well" at the moment). Positive vibes do help.

Hope everyone is keeping healthy, safe, has cupboards stocked and they feel mentally well.
Ringfinger24/03/2020 20:37

My daughter and five kids went into isolation last week because the 6 year …My daughter and five kids went into isolation last week because the 6 year old was sent home with a cough and a temperature. This means I've been shopping for them. With the quantity restrictions on certain items, and the amount they need, in doing almost every day for them (and constantly falling foul of the 3 items rule - seems like potatoes, chips, waffles,hash browns and roasties are all the same ) and I'm subsisting on what I have in the fridge and freezer. Not short of bread or cakes, being an ex Baker, luckily I head loads of flour and yeast etc in cupboards. But otherwise I'm busier than I ever am at work. Be glad to go back to work for a rest.


Oh no, I hope they’re on the mend soon and you get a well deserved break! Can’t imagine visiting supermarkets almost daily is very fun, nor where you want to be. I completely understand why supermarkets have had to put limits on items but it isn’t best ideal, especially where you’re having to do someone else’s shopping as well as your own. My son will only have his medication mixed with a specific drink, we get through 3 bottles of it daily at the moment as he has to take it 12x a day so it’s been a bit of a nightmare for us on the grocery front too, I had to go on a tour of Asda’s
louiselouise24/03/2020 20:51

I am an extrovert/introvert who likes her own company and loves the …I am an extrovert/introvert who likes her own company and loves the internet, so I'll do fine. (Boyf not quite so much, he loves pubs, casinos and betting shops ).Mum has been phoning me every day at the moment (I usually hear from her when there's an emergency or she wants something - but she is very sociable and likes to be busy), so it's helping bring distant family members together - she probably gets bored, but was in the garden today (My brother is nearer mum and helps with shopping, etc).I suppose being "told" you have to stay in is a bit frustrating because freedom of choice is taken from you, but it's the right thing to do.Let's all look out for each other and wish each other good things (I make a point of greeting everyone with "stay well" at the moment). Positive vibes do help.Hope everyone is keeping healthy, safe, has cupboards stocked and they feel mentally well.


Are you a Gemini by any chance?! I’m very similar to you although as you say, staying in by force feels very different to choice but absolutely it is the right thing to do! Those of us fortunate enough to stay home to help prevent the spread should be doing exactly that, not only to safeguard ourselves but our families and the community that surround us. Together we can all make a difference, sending you lots of positive vibes too and amen to the end of your message
ChelseaRae24/03/2020 20:47

We’d both commented on another post for an isolation playlist earlier. I s …We’d both commented on another post for an isolation playlist earlier. I suggested Akon - Locked Up and Skepta - Shutdown


You Can Do It & Check Yo Self - Ice Cube 🎧
ChelseaRae24/03/2020 20:05

Of course, and the same goes to you I hope you’re looking after yourself t …Of course, and the same goes to you I hope you’re looking after yourself too I have started the application process for Shout and hope to get accepted, now more than ever it’s important we come together for one another x


Amazing!! I’ll cross everything for you. Thank you so much for your positivity X
I would say “I’m ok” but wondering then corona(devil) will track back me & win this Hide & Seek game.

So I’m ssshhhh silent on secret mission(stay at home)(highfive)
Roselilyjas25/03/2020 20:22

I would say “I’m ok” but wondering then corona(devil) will track …I would say “I’m ok” but wondering then corona(devil) will track back me & win this Hide & Seek game. So I’m ssshhhh silent on secret mission(stay at home)(highfive)



Your secret mission is safe with me haha, I hope you win the game of hide and seek
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