[vcf-midatlantic] How's everyone doing?

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 01:10:40 EDT 2020

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:42 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Things are rough these days. How's everyone handling it?

Doing fine.  Working from home - no travel to customers right now, of
course.  All of my upcoming projects still have fluid start dates.  I
did just have a bang-up annual review at least.

For projects, I'm working on different things every couple of nights -
this week has been fiddling with VFD Pole Displays and committing code
to LCDproc to support them.  I'm also sorting through bins of
components and trying to combine things so I don't have the same kinds
of parts in four different cabinets.  I probably have more resistors
than a Peace March.  Plenty of home repair and hobby projects to fill
the time.  Cooking a lot more, our stores have shortages like
everywhere but they are doing an OK job keeping a lot of items

Gas here dropped to between about $1.56 to $1.75 most places, not that
I'm using a lot.  The times I've been out to the store, there are a
few cars, but there's no rush hour anymore.

I had a lot of events planned for March-May, not just VCF East.  I've
cancelled several PTO days because they were all to give me long
weekends for travel.  Now, they are back into my bank to keep in
reserve for potential sick leave.

At some point here, mid April, it's looking like, work will pick up
again.  That will keep me busy for a few weeks at a time (I'm all
project-based, not tied to one customer for months)..  In between, I
can take classes online and work on new technologies and work on

I'm definitely looking forward to slightly warmer weather so I can do
some outdoor tasks at my Farm.  That's probably going to be my big
adventure for the summer.


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