Lockdown diaries

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What are you going to be doing during the lockdown?

  1. At home. I’m non essential

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  2. Working. The virus doesn’t scare me

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  3. On standby

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  4. Working from home. Too essential to take any risk!

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  1. Grand Guru

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    I hope all of us do realize that the last few weeks as much as the next few months we are writing an important chapter in History. A chapter that will be taught in schoolbooks for years, decades and probably centuries after our time. I’m suggesting we keep a common diary! Tell us whether you’re going to be locked in or, are you one of the lucky ones like myself who will be out to work everyday or night, while the bulk are chilling/counting days? Tell us how you’re going to fill your days up! Tell us what positive contribution you’ll be making to the society in the next few weeks. Tell us your thoughts on what is happening and what you think would happen... Just a fun idea which may turn out into a nice collective experience.
     
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    I posted working. But this virus does scare me.
     
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    It’s just a joke. I’m also going to be working as usual :)
     
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    I run 3 educational facilities so I'll be workimg from home even though i voted non essential because thats exactly what we regarded as during this epidemic.

    Fortunately enough I've been doing remote training for a good few years so should be ok going forward. That being said, i live on like a compound with my entire immediate famiky, Mom dad siblings and 1 siblings family. With our domestic helpers we are 10 adults and 5 kids on the premises so this is going to be very fun for us! I'm actually very excited for the days ahead because although we live so close to one another, we hardly see one another with our busy schedules, hoping to spend good quality time because I am big on family!
     
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    Please share with us how you’re going to be filling your days. Family or group activities. Share pics if you feel like it etc.
     
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    It actually sucks.

    Every Christmas I'm working
    Every New Year I'm working
    Every Easter I'm working
    The entire country goes into lockdown with only the bare basics functioning and guess what.. I'm f'n working...
     
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    Great thread @Grand Guru

    I am going to be locked down at home with the family. I will be doing some remote work and have a few conference calls with clients etc.

    I think it will be a good opportunity to spend more quality time with the family and also to do some of the things one usually puts off for another time. And some planning for the future.

    Despite the tough war that doctors and medical staff will be fighting on the front lines my aim is to try have a peaceful time at home. I wish everyone on the front line strength. I fully respect what is going on and will try do whatever I can on my part to comply with the regulations.
     
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    I can totally relate to what you’re experiencing. I worked all Easter and Christmas weekends for as far as I can remember... I’m permanently on standby in case someone falls sick or can’t make it for work for whatever reason, I’m there to fill the gaps. I just made peace with it and I value every day. My days are never alike! Me who pushes OCD to the extreme and is morbidly attached to order and routine :p
     
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    Will do! I have 3 boys, an 11 year old a 9 year old and a little 5 month old so im gonna be very busy!

    Few fun ideas for the kids:
    Screenshot_20200326_214956.jpg Screenshot_20200326_214943.jpg Screenshot_20200326_214915.jpg

    They also do workouts every morning from youtube and then school for 1.5 hours. Need to find some cool experiments etc also. Will keep updating
     
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    Wow @Jengz what an awesome idea you got there. I like the list of activities you setup for kids to earn pocket money and the tuck shop thing is just genius! An excellent incentive for kids to keep themselves busy with something constructive. I’m definitely going to copy you:headbang:
     
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    Brilliant set-up there ,if I had kids around I would have borrowed your ideas ! Good luck with shopkeeping .:campeon:
     
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    Please share some of the activities and things you’ll be doing. It would be interesting to know if we all have the same priorities and do we all put off the same things. I’m sure We will have some interesting anecdotes.
     
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    I am only going back to work on the 4 th of May , whole month long shut down , got 3 housemates , Will see who's alive after this prison term .

    DAY -0 -Went out to fill up the 3 gas bottles and all of the known places were out of gas , eventually bought some at Engen garage in Linksfield , needed some meat and popped into Meadowdale , Hyper , hyper active , made a quick retreat , let's check Meatworld , queue back to the atm, NO MONEY AT ALL , no go .Find local butcher and got some chicken and goulash. Luckily there is a beer shop next door to replenish Gin supply . Now tired of people with spray bottles at every door . Back home ,waiting for the proverbial ''Bell at midnight''
     
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    As an 11 year old, I would have rigged the old playstation 1 up to a CRT TV in my room. Hijacked ALL the treats. Barricaded myself in and dealt with the hidings later when I'd eaten everything and needed to leave the room.
     
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    Can't take credit, copied it from some mates of mine. I think with all this going on the kids are very uncertain about a lot of things, just gotta keep them happy and entertained, but with this idea, they work harder than you'll ever imagine. Just a heads up, dont copy money, its a waste, use monopoly monies if you've got them.
     
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    At least you are getting paid to work. We've been temporarily laid off. Now I get to queue for UIF at the end of next month. I was planning on working remotely, but since they decided to include me in the Lay Offs, I'll be tending to SWAMBO's big To-Do list while she slaves away at the Hospital (she's the Matron). The probability of us catching the virus is exponentially higher due to her exposure factor. But for now at least the numbers in Limpopo are low.
     
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    I've got Malay blood bud, aint no 11 year old daring enough to pull those moves in this house! They're kak stout but respect and honesty thanks to God are instilled. Plus, this generation thrives off transactional leadership, it gives them purpose which is everything to them.
     
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    Sterkte @Dela Rey Steyn ! We’re going through testing times.
     
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    Dankie! Yip, total uncharted waters for us all. This will be tough on our country.
     
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    I know. I'm just joking about a matter that really shouldn't be joked about. My wife is a nursery school teacher. If the parents can't afford school fees after this she is tickets as well. I'm "lucky" that I'm somewhat concidered essential when the pawpaw hits the fan. Its just really sad to hear of all the households thats losing their primary source of income.
     
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    While everyone was buying food( my wife included) I dont know why as the supermarkets will still be open and what a great way to get out the house a bit, I was buying gas earlier the week. Also went for a haircut, as I dont want to sit for 3 weeks or longer with to long hair. Hth for pool, and some supplies to fix stuff at home.
    Wife,kids decided we must go Burger King one last time this afternoon. I have never seen Centurion this busy, Black friday not even close.
     
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    Sorry to hear bud. My wife’s contract was cancelled the day after the announcement so I know what you’re going through.

    wishing you all the best!
     
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    No changes for me (@ the moment), I work from home, but if this lasts much longer than a month, then I'll start feeling it.

    unnamed_1.jpg :)
     
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    DAY-1- LET THE GAMES BEGIN...[I will try to add and edit as we progress]
    It is eerily quiet , like the day after Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii , even the birds are quiet , not used to this stillness. Far away a taxi desperately squawks , looking for passengers . The most eerie is this silence ,actually it is scary . A C.A.P. Security van is visible a few blocks away . 07:30.
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    Well I forsee the numbers are still going to escalate - people here just cruize the street and have little Imbizo's
    on the corners , so if it don't work in s/burbs what about squatter camps , think they will sit in their little houses? And its only day 1 -anybody have a number to report incidents to ?
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    FFS, now there is a bakkie driving around selling onions ,potatoes and tomatoes . Africa is going to die from stupidity.
     
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