How are you dealing?

With this worldwide scare of the coronavirus, how are dealing / coping with what may be going on where you are? Where I am, food is being limited and sometimes completely out of stock, jobs are being cut, places are shutting down, and heating supplies are scarce.

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I’m in London. It’s just a completely weird atmosphere, everyone is on edge but I have noticed a community spirit emerging. People are actually asking neighbours if they need anything! Rare in London.
It’s Mother’s Day today but mine is in self isolation, just trying her best not to get it.
I went to Columbia Rd flower market this morning. It opens at 8am but I got there at 7 before anyone else got there. Got the biggest bunch of flowers ever for £50.00. Bargain!
The roads are vertually empty. I was there & back in an hour. Luckily for me, it’s not going to affect my job but this thing is a real game changer. It’s going to change our country massively. I can’t see how restaurants, bars, shops, airlines etc can afford to just sit it out for a few months. We are all going to have to help our families, friends & neighbours as much as we possibly can from here on in & stop panic buying is a must. If we buy what we would normally, the shelves will stay full.
Good luck everyone, we are in uncharted territory.

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I agree completely…this is a time where we should be coming together. Don’t get me wrong I totally understand the need for isolation especially with the elderly but this selfish bulk buying is wrong. At the moment my job is safe as well but that could change at any moment.
One day at a time.

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It’s changing daily. I can’t believe the difference in 1 week! We haven’t even got any aeroplanes fly over any more. I really hope the cases start levelling out soon.

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I’m in California and we are somewhat “locked down”. Essential infrastructure businesses only are in operation. But we are still encouraged to get out for walks but keeping our social distancing in effect.

As far as coping…
This honestly has been a huge help for me since I never drank at home. Shutting bars and restaurants down has somewhat shut down part of my impetus to drink. Plus it’s giving me a time of solitude to do some creative work that has been pushed back over that last few months.

And in my free time, making dumb stuff like this for the internet to enjoy…

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Everything is shut down here except essential businesses. We’re encouraged to stay home. We can go for walks with 6 foot distance and 8pm curfew. I would love to have more time to get caught up on housework but still have to work remotely so that’s not happening. I’m really missing my 2 weekly AA meetings. Been doing the on line meetings but it’s just not the same, I miss the women I’ve gotten comfortable with in my meetings.

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I’m up in the mountains in flagstaff AZ. Got a good friend in London and we communicate on what’s app daily. She’s gone 70 and I worry about her being alone but she says she got some good friends. My sister in Boston area with 3 children I worry about. Daughter in Cali. Son in Dallas. Niece,who is like a second daughter, in Austin. I am so grateful they all have great spouses. Of course I worry about them. I’m so relieved my parents are dead after five long years of battling Alzheimer’s/dementia they both had it at the same time. It was really brutal and hard to deal with. It may sound selfish but it was a really hard five years. So I guess I’m dealing with this by thinking of the things I’m grateful for. My biggest fear is if something happens to me and the wife, we are gone sixty, what will happen to my 4 cats and 2 dogs? I keep reassuring myself I am healthy and if I get sick I’ll recover. I just cannot think so far in advance about how the world will be when we get through this. I do wish we had a leader in America we could look to instead of this fucking moron. It didn’t have to be like this. We could have been more prepared. It still would have been bad. Probably really bad. But we had warning. We watched it happen in other countries and we did nothing. I try to limit my news because it gets depressing. But you got to keep up with what is going on so I take in a bit of news probably more than I should. I picked a great year to become sober. If I was drinking I would be a mess. I plan on getting through this, God Willing, with a clear head for my wife children and especially my pets. Cuz they wouldn’t understand if they lost us. God Bless everyone. Sorry for the ramble. But I feel good getting this out there. Love you guys.
:heart::pray:t2:

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I totally agree with this!! We should have been prepared!!

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How am I dealing with it?
Just concerned about what I can control.
Shops have no stock. Out of my control, accept and move on.
Wash hands, stay away from people.
Still working, but that’s cuss I work on my own.
Basically, I’ve practiced social distancing for years.

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I hear you, its nice to have online meetings as an outlet but no they are definitely not the same…have you tried calling your lady AA friends

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Thank you for sharing and I pray for you and your family to stay safe and healthy during these trying times

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I’m in the states and I’m honestly worried my job is going to shut down. (I work fast food)
I’m more worried about being exposed and I turn exposing my 80 year old mother in law or my very frail mother.
How am I coping? Running when I can and The Sims. It helps.

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Just like the serenity prayer…accept the things I can not change

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That is difficult when you have elderly loved ones to worry about

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We’ve been texting but I’m such an introvert that I don’t make calls. I don’t wanna bother anyone. I know that sounds silly, it’s just my stupid mind thinking who wants to waste their time talking to me? Lol. A text can be replied to at their convenience.

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I noticed that I’m starting to “check” food supplies, often. Like, counting meals I could make with what’s on hand. My neighbor left a dozen eggs, and another day I came home to find a big bag of pancake mix and another of black bean dried flakes, both from the Mormon church. I find it very sweet and a l’il amusing that people worry so much about me. The masks were stolen from our county hospital, and even the newborn preemie baby diapers were nicked from my brushbox at the barn! So if you see anyone wearing a diaper like this: :mask: please PM me right away! :joy: (It’s an old-school hack to use them to pack medicine into hooves bc they’re sterile wrapped and the perfect size) So, I was at work, couldn’t sleep, and BBC radio was talking about ASMR. Am I the only one who doesn’t know about stuff like this? A woman called Moxie eats junk food, and people find it comforting to watch? Anyway, stay strong, stay sober, ev’rybody! https://youtu.be/xTLhnRxOnBQ

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Well, I thank you. I appreciate the topic and appreciate reading all the responses. And God bless you and those kids. One day at a time is the only way to take it right now.
:pray::heart:

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Trust me you are NOT inconveniencing them at all, they want to hear from you

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That Is so sad, how aweful about the items being stolen from the hospital…but on the other I am so glad you have community of people willing to help you out in these times of need

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You’re welcome…I knew I wasnt the only one out there wanting to check in with everyone :pray::heartbeat: