[vcf-midatlantic] How's everyone doing?

Michael Thompson michael.99.thompson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 12:48:18 EDT 2020

> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:42:21 -0400
> Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] How's everyone doing?
> Things are rough these days. How's everyone handling it?
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> Jeff Brace

I work from home periodically and used to travel more than 50% of the time.
With the VPN I can connect to anything that I need on the company network,
so it really doesn't matter if I am in the office or not. I spend about 40%
of my time on conference calls, and they work fine from home. So for me
work is normal.

Home life is a little different. We just went shopping during elder hours.
There were very few people in the supermarket, so social distancing was
easy. The shelves were about 80% full and were being restocked. There were
no wipes or hand sanitizer. Canned vegetables were a little thin on the
shelves. They did have TP today so maybe people who are hoarding it already
have all they can store. Last week there were no Cheerios. This week it was
buy two get one free. I think that it will be hit or miss for a while until
shoppers get used to this new normal and the demand settles out. We haven't
tried one of the delivery grocery services yet, and are using shopping as
an excuse to get out of the house. I see lots more delivery trucks in the
neighborhood, so others are ordering everything they need online.

We walk in our neighborhood during the day. There are probably a lot more
walkers than normal, which is a good thing.

I connected a battery maintainer to my car because I haven't driven it in
two weeks. I can't take advantage of  lower fuel prices because the tank is
still full.

My trip to Germany and Sweden is probably going to get canceled. I was
really looking forward to visiting another PDP-9. Maybe we can reschedule
for late in the summer or next year.

Michael Thompson

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