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    Chadster reacted to Ampurp85 in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    @sk8erguy1978 I just realized we have gone through more paper plates these past 8 weeks than probably the last half of my adult life. But yeah I have saved quite a bit from not eating out, also learned what I could DO without.
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    Chadster reacted to sk8erguy1978 in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    I'm learning to be more patient, especially with companies that might not deserve it (United for example). I've also realized how wasteful my wife and I are ... Paper plates, napkins, toilet paper, etc. We have learned to conserve. 
    Of course saving money without eating out, me not commuting (wife still does) and all that.
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    Chadster reacted to DunkelBierJay in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    I save two hours a day on commuting
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    Chadster reacted to twangster in Richard Fain: “We’re Not Sure When We’re Coming Back”   
    No one knew months ago how this would play out or where we would be right now.  Even now we still don't know how this will play out going forward.  When does the first wave officially end? Will there be a second wave?  If so when?
    Fain is simply stating the obvious - he doesn't know when cruising will resume, period.  Sort of qualifies for a "thank you captain obvious" reaction.  
    The cruise lines own crystal balls are working no better than yours or mine.   Cruising will resume when it can.  Bars will be back to normal when they can.  School will be back to normal when it can.  Fain must be getting tired of the question "when will cruising start again?".  He doesn't know.
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    Chadster reacted to Ampurp85 in Richard Fain: “We’re Not Sure When We’re Coming Back”   
    I personally think all the number are suspect, there is no way its not higher. My best friend's twin was 36 when she died of COVID-19 in April, my two godchildren were under 10. Sure a lot of people over 70, who had it, died but so have thousands under. Any avoidable death should be a cause for worry, so regardless of if that 100,000 is 0.001% or not does not matter. The hospitals in Chicago are still backed up. I personally have long gave up on the idea of getting back to "normal" and applaud Mr. Fain for being honest.
    People like to hold on to dates, numbers and goal positions as absolutes. Only to rage, pout and protest when real life gets in the way. If Fain had said we will be back August 15th, many people would hold onto that date like a dog with a bone. When it doesn't happen they will threaten lawsuits and call RCCI shady/greedy/not loyal etc.  Regardless if has to do with the second wave or the CDC extending its restrictions. There are some who act as RCCI wants to be closed, like they have a choice in the matter.
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    Chadster reacted to Cile in Richard Fain: “We’re Not Sure When We’re Coming Back”   
    My girlfriend just lost her aunt and 4 of her cousins are infected. In the beginning she was saying it is just like fly , and now she knows it is not a joke. But it is sad to realize how serious it is until it hit close to home. We live in Florida.
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    Chadster reacted to USFFrank in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    I booked 2 more cruises.
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    Chadster reacted to coneyraven in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    Some incredibly funny memes ..... yeah, there's something good to come out of this.
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    Chadster reacted to Andrew72681 in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    I’ve disproven my theory that I don’t sleep well in hotels, normally I’m in them three to four days a week, now i just don’t sleep well at home those same days. 
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    Chadster reacted to Ogilthorpe in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    ^^^^ This!
    We haven't filled up.since we left for the airport March 5
    Downside: haven't been anywhere since we returned March 16  😖
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    Chadster reacted to HeWhoWaits in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    Saved about 250 miles worth of gas per week between our two cars.
    Not as much benefit as it would be for some because one is a hybrid getting 50+ mpg.
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    Chadster reacted to ehw51 in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    Projects in the house are caught up,  yard looks great. Already retired so nothing gained there. Lol Actually  somewhat enjoying the peace and quiet. 
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    Chadster reacted to Pooch in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    Ok I've gained the "Covid-19"!!!!
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    Chadster reacted to PurdueFlyer in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    I've lost 10 lbs since my last cruise 😝
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    Chadster reacted to Va4fam in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    More time with family.   My wife and I are essential workers but our college and high school kids have been home since end of March!
    We also took up kayaking, does that count?
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    Chadster reacted to Jill in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    Crossed off several home and farm projects. Well mostly hubby did! Lol Also my youngest came home for Spring Break for a few days and it’s turned into 3 months! 
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    Chadster reacted to Pooch in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    I got 2 months closer to retirement for free!  150 working days left!!
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    Chadster reacted to Ampurp85 in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    I can focus on my passion projects and hobbies. I am actively writing again. I really wanted to be a writer when I was younger but life got in the way. I have been lucky enough to write a short story every now and again over the last decade. But to write when inspiration strikes has been amazing. Since I am working from home until 2021, I might even be able to finish my children book and collection of short stories.
    I guess also that the color scheme I chose for my living space is on point......you would think slate grey and grape candy colored walls would be detracting but its quite soothing.
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    Chadster reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Name something GOOD that has come out of the CV isolation.   
    I'll start.
    I am now fully in LOVE with InstaCart (and similar services) !!!  I realize that they had been around for a while prior to this madness, but since the plague, I have realized what a WONDERFUL service this is.  I no longer have to go to the grocery story and I LOVE IT !  Today I was able to get 3 cases of beer, 2 bags of potting soil and nifty new slicer/shredder (oh....plus some food) delivered.  Only in America !!!   I intend to keep using this service even after the plague has subsided.

    What an awesome example of good old fashioned Yankee capitalism !  We WILL get through this, stronger than ever.
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    Chadster reacted to SpeedNoodles in What are my Odds for Empress Aug. 24th, NE/Canada, sailing?   
    Yeah, I'm booked on that, too.  Brilliance GC in October and B2B Odyssey inaugural in November.   I know none of it is happening.  I won't make other plans anyway, but there's just no point pretending.
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    Chadster reacted to monctonguy in What are my Odds for Empress Aug. 24th, NE/Canada, sailing?   
    Yeah..they just keep extending the international border closure for 30 days at a time....till June 21st for now....but even if/when that opens, I am pretty sure there will be the 14 day self -quarantine rule put in place....in the meantime, we cant leave our province so even if the border is legally open....it wont be easy or fun to travel.
     
    Sucks when travel is your hobby and passion!
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    Chadster reacted to cman2020 in Cruise planner purchases   
    So here’s the update. I called at 9:59 am literally, and 10:01 one got through to a agent, but it took an hour for her to get someone at RC, but all set. Saved $457. 
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    Chadster reacted to Bean79 in Thanksgiving Cruises 2020   
    Got a black Friday cruise booked, I hope it sails!!
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    Chadster got a reaction from Momof4crazytocruise in What’s your deal breaker?   
    I get that a lot of people find their "deal breaker" to be having to wear masks, but I just hope if people decide to sail, they'll do as they're told and won't try to push back against RCCL's requirements. That's the thing that worries me -- people deciding mid-cruise is suddenly a time to take a stand or something. THAT would ruin my cruise more than anything. Make up your mind before you get on board, please.
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    Chadster reacted to RWDW1204 in When is your next cruise?   
    Added: Brilliance of the Seas,  8 May 2021.
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