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Saved on gas.  I’m one of the very blessed ones that kept my job while working at home.  I have left my house to market shop and go to Lowe’s. But kept it at once a week.   I do not like delivery services.  I like to go out and see people.  My husband works for the P.O. and works 6 days a week.  We really haven’t changed much.   

I will add that at first I was NOT happy with becoming a homeschooling mom also; however, I think it was a blessing in disguise.  I helped my daughter with things she was struggling with and the teachers were too busy for her. She is definitely ready for 8th grade!

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@bytheslice I have not met any of those people. I have met the ones who downplay the virus and go into home Depot, Target, Jewel(a grocery store in Chicago where my mother has been working for 40years, even during this time.) and other places that require distancing and  PPE and spit in workers faces. But this is a post about GOOD things. Like my ability to work for home, its a godsend to still be actively employed.

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9 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

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.

ONLY in America?  really.

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Our altered schedule at work (done to minimize our exposure to each other) results in built-in OT every paycheck.  I don't know about you, but that seems like more money for cruises (although in reality we have to reroof the house/garage within a few weeks, so who am I kidding? I know where that money is going).

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3 hours ago, SpeedNoodles said:

Our altered schedule at work (done to minimize our exposure to each other) results in built-in OT every paycheck.  I don't know about you, but that seems like more money for cruises (although in reality we have to reroof the house/garage within a few weeks, so who am I kidding? I know where that money is going).

That money is going to a mere balcony instead of a suite so the garage doesn't turn into a Solarium swimming pool?

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Our dry cleaning bill went down since I have been furloughed, and husband only has to go into work 2 days a week …. I can keep up with ironing his dress shirts.

Have to say the bad thing is that although the dry cleaning bill went down, my husband and I can't wait to cruise again, so we are buying every excursion left and right.  We are like being a little kid and letting them loose in Sugar Beach....I want this, this, that and oh this too!  Hence. my good thing has cost me a lot of money!

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A free(ish) drink package! Our Next Cruise OBC plus the 125% from our cancelled cruise planner purchases (just a 4 day for me and DH) covers the current sale price of the deluxe beverage package for the three adults on our 7 day in January 2021.  With the amount we actually paid on our cancelled cruise, the DBP in January works out to the equivalent of costing us $20.18 per person - who needs an intern! Now I can spend new money on Coco Cay excursions. 

We've all started Spanish lessons so hopefully by November on our next cruise we can speak a little more with the locals...something other than "una mas cerveza, por favor!"🥴

Since we moved into this house three years ago, we have been talking about putting in a garden. We finally started a container garden this spring with real plans to put in raised beds in the fall. My kitchen and bathroom cabinets are all organized and my closet is on the list for next week. 

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With my younger daughter’s help, I finally got my second-largest garden bed cleared of the overgrown asters, put in a new tree and some shrubs, and converted over half the bed into our first attempt at a vegetable garden. Will see how that last part goes, I don’t think it’s getting nearly enough sun; only about 4 hours a day.

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2 hours off of a my day back from no commute. I got an hour or two of sleep back per day. I've been cooking really great meals. My cocktail game is on point. I run a few times a week now at the track across the street.

Edited to add a new hobby:  while drinking (drinks I made that I've learned since the quarantine) with 3 other adults somehow my birthday came up and what to get me and now my family is getting me a paddleboard as my present so that will be my summer.

(side note -  next day I woke up and realized they lied to me about the price - they told me it was half of what it actually was - and I tried all day to make them cancel the order. 🤣. Don't get me wrong, I love and am super excited it but it's an expensive hobby to take up and since they spent so much I'm obligated to go.)

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On 5/26/2020 at 11:52 PM, bossdog421 said:

I was able to book a second cruise this year for super cheap. It actually needs a sale for this to a be a good thing. Time will tell.

 

I got a pretty good essential worker bonus so thats good I guess.

 

Aside from those not much else.

Well brother, looks like we WON'T be joining you 9/20 ----- Lifting and Shifting to 9/19/21

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1 hour ago, SpeedNoodles said:

The last 4 days have been hell.  Honestly, I've forgotten that Covid-19 was even a thing.  It's nice going back and reading some of these positive things (that I've missed over the last half weekish).   

A few days ago I either read on an internet forum or heard in a conversation (forget which - it all runs together these days)

"I'm just looking forward to when this coronavirus thing isn't part of every conversation." Be careful what you wish for, whoever said/posted it.

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On 6/1/2020 at 8:20 AM, coneyraven said:

Well brother, looks like we WON'T be joining you 9/20 ----- Lifting and Shifting to 9/19/21

As of current, we still are fingers crossed, will pay in full and wait for our September 20th sailing on Oasis... BUT, we are looking at cancelling and re-book our December Harmony cruise to September 19th, 2021 on Oasis... It'll be our 5th anniversary & a late celebration of the 11th anniversary of my wife's 29th birthday. If we get the crowd to join us that we'd like, I'm apologizing now :).  

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2 minutes ago, sk8erguy1978 said:

As of current, we still are fingers crossed, will pay in full and wait for our September 20th sailing on Oasis... BUT, we are looking at cancelling and re-booked our December Harmony cruise to September 19th, 2021 on Oasis... It'll be our 5th anniversary & a late celebration of the 11th anniversary of my wife's 29th birthday. If we get the crowd to join us that we'd like, I'm apologizing now :).  

Yeah .... I already have the Facebook Group set up for 9/19/21 ..... message me when you make the decision and I'll send you the link.  Or.... Go over to the Royal Caribbean Lifters & Shifters Group Page and you'll find a link there.

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