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2020-10-22 6:44:44 PM  
I'm working without pay.
But it's in paradise.
But I'm tired. And I can't have a nap. Nor fire the missiles.

May go "vacation" in January, but it's gonna be remote anchorages and shiat. Can't risk the idiot parties already starting. And well after noche de tres Reyes.

Just 12 more months until a proven vaccine amirite? I haven't had fingernails in months, but they are tasty.

My love and best to farkers who gotta work to keep this beast moving. And especially to my friends who are doing overtime in pharma in PR. No vacation for them. Free beer for you when next we can sail. Get this farking thing done already please.
 
2020-10-22 6:54:45 PM  
Not traveling, nowhere to go worth the risk.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-10-22 7:24:02 PM  
My local extended families are staying put in their own individual bubbles.  My wife will probably try to talk me in to driving 10 hours to see her parents in NE, but we just did that in August, so I will say no.

Will certainly be strange to order take-out on the major holidays.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-10-22 7:24:34 PM  

capt_sensible: Not traveling, nowhere to go worth the risk.


Username checks out.
 
2020-10-22 7:24:41 PM  
Originally (and made hotel reservations) planned to visit my sons back in N. Va and see my granddaughters; new covid spike and we've now decided no only not going east but not going to any dinner here in town.
 
2020-10-22 7:30:11 PM  
Normally travel to upstate NY from MA for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Not doing either this year.
 
2020-10-22 7:33:39 PM  
My brother's coming up from out of state for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We'd hold off this year... except my dad will be going to memory care soon.
 
2020-10-22 7:59:59 PM  
My wife's father emailed this week, no in person family gatherings. We're all local, so NBD.
 
2020-10-22 9:36:07 PM  
Normally we have to make excuses to not see everyone. Now we don't need to. Now I need to learn to make a good Thanksgiving dinner for 2 people.
 
2020-10-22 10:19:45 PM  
My brother & his fiancé are going to her folks.

Haven't seen my best friends since early March. Past Thanksgivings with them usually involves at least 20 people. Their idea of social distancing is setting up a table downstairs for the kids to eat while the adults gather in the dining room.

Me & my S/O and our dog will enjoy a quiet day at home. The dog knows this and is bargaining for a larger share of the turkey this year.
 
2020-10-22 11:03:47 PM  
A group of us are going to avoid everything for two weeks before Christmas Eve, then celebrate in our own little bubble.
It's nice to have something to look forward to.
 
2020-10-22 11:36:45 PM  
My ass is staying home.  Probably will have mom over, but that's it.  My whole family has been avoiding each other.  Because of Covid... really...
 
2020-10-23 12:41:21 AM  
I usually do Christmas party for family and friends with 60-80 people on Sunday before Christmas. I always fix Cajun and Creole dishes that take a lot of work and prep. We all eat seafood for 6 hours and everyone takes home food.

Wife says this year is "immediate" family only, so less than 10 (which has not happened since the late 80's.)  My annual Christmas party has been an annual tradition and we rarely miss it unless we travel out of state or out of the country.

No Thanksgiving plans. Wife has asked me to please continue to isolate.  Will likely just plan on wife and I cooking too much and deliver meals to shut-in friends and friends with chronic illness.

That's what we did last week. I smoked a 12 pound pork butt and fed half a dozen seniors, sick friends just out of the hospital and two buddies that are battling chronic illness.
 
2020-10-23 12:59:18 AM  
For the actual Holidays our family are on their own, but last week we were doing a 14 day quarantine so we could visit my wife's parents for a couple of hours.  On Day 13 my wife got bitten by a dog and had to go to the ER, so we've started again.  We're halfway in.

Halloween will be the first full moon since the dog bite, so I'm pretty interested to see to see if she turns into a werewolf on Halloween night or not.  Or Teen Wolf, even better.
 
2020-10-23 1:12:35 AM  
My mother is in quite frail health and immunosuppressed with a blood cancer that eventually turns into leukemia that she's been fighting for 20 years, and could die at any time even without Covid-19; my father is in better health, but has been having issues with his heart. I can think of at least 5 other relatives that are in the highest-risk categories for Covid-19, so if an outbreak occurs in the family I can expect to lose some.

But even though this could be the last chance I have to visit my mother, I won't be going home for the holidays as I have done for more than 30 years, because they live in Alaska and I live 1,500 miles south of them. Driving a 3,000 round mile trip on the Alcan in the winter is not an option, because I'm legally blind and can't drive, and I won't ask my significant other to do that entire drive. It's being said in the news now that planes are quite safe against transmission of Covid-19, but nothing is ever said about the risk of catching Covid-19 in the airports I would have to go through.

Half the time I go up to Alaska, I catch a miserable cold on the way up, and I can't bear the thought of being the one that brings Covid-19 to my mother, so I'm not going up there again until we've all had Covid-19 vaccines, and I don't expect that to happen until summer 2021 at best, even though my mother may be dead by then.
 
2020-10-23 1:25:45 AM  
I just spoke to my parents today, and the tentative plan is to isolate for two weeks before Christmas and then meet up. We live near each other so no real travel required. I was visiting them regularly but we stayed outside for safety and the weather has gotten too rotten for that.

It sucks because my boyfriend works in a grocery store, so I won't be able to see him for two weeks or have him join us. I haven't broken the news to him yet... Not sure how he'll feel about it. Obviously we'll do our own thing afterwards, but it's still lousy.
 
2020-10-23 1:48:48 AM  
We're staying home for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. We're not inviting anyone over, we're not going out anywhere. There's a pandemic, after all, and we're quite happy to follow our own advice for the rest of this year and some of next year.

Stay home, if at all possible. If you can't stay home, wear a mask, practice social distancing, and carry hand sanitizer with you. If you have to bring stuff back home, practice sterile procedure. If you have to let people who don't live in your home into your home, ensure that they wear a mask, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer.

Don't be "paranoid," but do be aware of the risks involved, especially if you or anyone with whom you're in regular contact is in one of the high-risk groups. Don't be fearful; be responsible. You are now responsible not just for your own health, but for the health of those for whom you love & care. Don't be an idiot.
 
2020-10-23 5:01:50 AM  
It is zombie land out there, stay home
 
2020-10-23 5:47:59 AM  
My mother is trying to get all her out of town kids to come together for Christmas. A lot of them have already said yes. I said no because there's a plague on.
Christmas has always been a big emotionally-loaded deal to my mother, so the BUT IT'S CHRISTMASing has already started.
 
2020-10-23 5:52:34 AM  

psychosis_inducing: My mother is trying to get all her out of town kids to come together for Christmas. A lot of them have already said yes. I said no because there's a plague on.
Christmas has always been a big emotionally-loaded deal to my mother, so the BUT IT'S CHRISTMASing has already started.


PS This is the first time I have ducked Christmas, so anyone who has experience in navigating this situation with BUT IT'S CHRISTMAS please advise.
 
2020-10-23 6:00:24 AM  
Staying home, but my wife is trying to figure out a way to go to Florida so she can kill her mother and stepfather, both of whom are in their 80s.
 
2020-10-23 6:19:45 AM  
Be sure to publish your Holiday travel plans in a public place.
 
2020-10-23 8:42:06 AM  
I can definitively answer that question:  Yes.
 
2020-10-23 8:51:06 AM  
My parents are in their mid-80s. We told them we will see them sometime next year, for their own protection. My brothers have told them the same, especially since one of their family members has tested positive last month. I reminded them that Trumpers are the reason they can't see their great-grandchildren.
 
2020-10-23 10:40:41 AM  
MIL is either driving up (preferred) or taking the train (NOT preferred) for T-giving. Everyone else coming for T-giving is local - about half family and half friends - usually around two dozen for the holiday.

This year it is going to be outside. Serve the meal in the garage, projector with football in the back of the garage. Setting up a bunch of tables in the front of the garage and driveway. Pop-up shelters available if there is weather. I have two firepits and two propane heaters to keep everyone warm outside.

This is how you can have a safe, social, and delicious Thanksgiving.
 
2020-10-23 12:36:42 PM  
Mrs. Blint & I are still trying to decide about Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. We live down the street from her parents' house and have seen them both fairly regularly since the lockdowns began (though we did all isolate for 2 weeks near the beginning and, as of the 9th of this month, all 4 of us have clean bills of health). My wife works outside the home and her mom is a part-time caregiver to a good friend of hers, so we have all been exposed to myriad cooties, I'm sure.

If we wind up doing something, it will likely be at their house (which is slightly larger than ours) and, if weather permits, out on their back deck. My wife's dad has asked me to invite my mom, but I'm not sure that's wise, as my brother lives with her and hasn't been as careful as the rest of us. I'd hate for my mom to unwittingly bring germs into my in-laws' home because of my inconsiderate asshole sibling.

For Christmas, my wife & I will probably just stay home and watch movies. No big whoop, since Thanksgiving has always been the family holiday while Christmas has become the holiday that the two of us share (usually at a hotel or rented cabin at the coast). Because we don't have any kids and have only a single nephew between us, it's never been that big of deal for us to do anything with family for Christmas.

That said, I'm pushing to combine the two into a single holiday sometime in December in order to minimize the risks of transmission, but I feel I will be outvoted because Thanksgiving is so important to my wife's family.
 
2020-10-23 1:31:04 PM  
Im not sure what the plan is Not sure there is a plan If there is a plan no one has told me
If they do tell me it wont be until Thursday morning
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2020-10-23 7:16:21 PM  

madgonad: MIL is either driving up (preferred) or taking the train (NOT preferred) for T-giving. Everyone else coming for T-giving is local - about half family and half friends - usually around two dozen for the holiday.

This year it is going to be outside. Serve the meal in the garage, projector with football in the back of the garage. Setting up a bunch of tables in the front of the garage and driveway. Pop-up shelters available if there is weather. I have two firepits and two propane heaters to keep everyone warm outside.

This is how you can have a safe, social, and delicious Thanksgiving.


If you live where it's still warm out at the end of November, yeah.
 
2020-10-23 8:15:45 PM  

xrayspx: For the actual Holidays our family are on their own, but last week we were doing a 14 day quarantine so we could visit my wife's parents for a couple of hours.  On Day 13 my wife got bitten by a dog and had to go to the ER, so we've started again.  We're halfway in.

Halloween will be the first full moon since the dog bite, so I'm pretty interested to see to see if she turns into a werewolf on Halloween night or not.  Or Teen Wolf, even better.


Who let a strange dog into your house during quarantine? Also, how do you feel about quarantining with a potential werewolf?
 
2020-10-23 8:18:01 PM  

psychosis_inducing: psychosis_inducing: My mother is trying to get all her out of town kids to come together for Christmas. A lot of them have already said yes. I said no because there's a plague on.
Christmas has always been a big emotionally-loaded deal to my mother, so the BUT IT'S CHRISTMASing has already started.

PS This is the first time I have ducked Christmas, so anyone who has experience in navigating this situation with BUT IT'S CHRISTMAS please advise.


Have you tried BUT IT'S A GLOBAL PANDEMIC!?
 
2020-10-23 8:53:06 PM  

You Die!: xrayspx: For the actual Holidays our family are on their own, but last week we were doing a 14 day quarantine so we could visit my wife's parents for a couple of hours.  On Day 13 my wife got bitten by a dog and had to go to the ER, so we've started again.  We're halfway in.

Halloween will be the first full moon since the dog bite, so I'm pretty interested to see to see if she turns into a werewolf on Halloween night or not.  Or Teen Wolf, even better.

Who let a strange dog into your house during quarantine? Also, how do you feel about quarantining with a potential werewolf?


We take walks in our neighborhood, which evidently fits within whatever "quarantine" guidelines for visiting that state that my wife read, but maintain minimum 10' minimum distance from anyone and wear masks if we encounter anyone.

Oddly enough, the Emergency Room said that that two hour ER visit in a waiting room with other patients doesn't count as "breaking quarantine".  I called BS on that one and we reset the clock.  Hospitals are the worst at the best of time.

Personally, I hope she turns into Teen Wolf.
 
2020-10-23 9:09:23 PM  

xrayspx: You Die!: xrayspx: For the actual Holidays our family are on their own, but last week we were doing a 14 day quarantine so we could visit my wife's parents for a couple of hours.  On Day 13 my wife got bitten by a dog and had to go to the ER, so we've started again.  We're halfway in.

Halloween will be the first full moon since the dog bite, so I'm pretty interested to see to see if she turns into a werewolf on Halloween night or not.  Or Teen Wolf, even better.

Who let a strange dog into your house during quarantine? Also, how do you feel about quarantining with a potential werewolf?

We take walks in our neighborhood, which evidently fits within whatever "quarantine" guidelines for visiting that state that my wife read, but maintain minimum 10' minimum distance from anyone and wear masks if we encounter anyone.

Oddly enough, the Emergency Room said that that two hour ER visit in a waiting room with other patients doesn't count as "breaking quarantine".  I called BS on that one and we reset the clock.  Hospitals are the worst at the best of time.

Personally, I hope she turns into Teen Wolf.


Ah, makes sense. Good luck with the Teen wolf thing!
 
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