How Ya’ll Doin’?

Honestly, that’s really it.  This has been a crazy week and the next one isn’t looking to be any better.  I told my story yesterday.  Curious to know how all my blog peeps are holding up in the face of a global pandemic and life changing as we know it.  At least for the foreseeable future.

So, how’s everyone doing?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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38 Responses to How Ya’ll Doin’?

  1. Doing just fine. The only difference here is not being able to go to the gym and that’s not so bad.

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  2. ospreyshire says:

    I’m okay so far despite this crazy situation. I’m able to work one of my jobs which helps, but I’ve been doing so many things to not go insane. Don’t worry, I didn’t go overboard with buying toilet paper as I bought some before things became more restricted.

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    • My family ended up buying bulk before things started too. We always do to last a month or so, so it wasn’t different than normal. Currently, it seems like meat and dairy are being absorbed by the panicked masses. Good that you can still work.

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      • ospreyshire says:

        Gotcha. Good to know that you’re well stocked with different things.

        I’ve been seeing that over here, too. Not only that, but one place was even sold out of puzzles of all things yesterday which was weird.

        Thank you. Stay safe and stay healthy.

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      • Puzzles? Glad I’ve got 21 of those stocked up over the last year. It became my quiet hobby after the divorce started. They create a sense of focus and turning chaos into order. Good family activity too. I feel like a pioneer now. Okay, I’m done.

        Stay safe and healthy too.

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      • ospreyshire says:

        Oh, wow! Having 21 puzzles can certainly keep you busy for a long time. I didn’t realize they can help with coping (sorry about the divorce) and all.

        No problem and thank you.

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      • No problem. They’re oddly therapeutic for some people.

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      • ospreyshire says:

        Sure thing. I’ve been doing my best to be occupied by reading a bunch of books I haven’t read yet, teaching myself more languages, and working on more books in the Hollanduscosm series.

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  3. Marcia says:

    Under “house arrest,” here, only without the annoying ankle bracelet. 😉 I’m in a high risk group, compounded by several medical issues, so I’m staying home for the foreseeable future. But then, I mostly stay home anyway, except for my local wildlife presentations, which are on hold until this crisis is over. But staying home because you want to is very different from staying home because you’re told to. 😦 I’m behind on my blog reading, but will check out your earlier post. And in the meantime, if anyone has a spare sterilization booth I can borrow for my husbands use before he enters the house each evening, that would be a fine thing. (He works downtown and though crowds are low, he’s still coming in contact with people daily. 😦 ) Heading over to read your post from yesterday now. Stay well!!

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    • Very true. The forced staying home feels more crushing. It’s like being grounded with the punishment of breaking it being death. Tough thing with your husband. All I can think of is hand sanitizer in the car, immediate shower, and bagging his clothes before laundry. Too extreme?

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  4. Doing ok, Charles – avoiding folks when I go shopping a couple of times a week (my wife is currently recovering at home from a major operation so all the more reason for not catching this virus)

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  5. douryeh says:

    Some health issues that stick, yet don’t deteriorate. Staying at home in my free time, family around me is stuck at home too.

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  6. Still alive. Still alive.

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  7. missimontana says:

    Doing okay. I’m a loner by choice, so avoiding society doesn’t bother me. I’m high risk (asthma) so I’m not taking chances. We have enough of everything. My biggest problem is the whole month of March our apartment is being sprayed for insects. It really disrupts my life since we have to move furniture and pack clothes. Like moving, only you are going nowhere. Not to mention the smell. There is one more spraying in a few days, so hopefully that will be the end of it. I was looking forward to a peaceful month of writing and hobbies, but that ain’t going to happen. I sympathize with you. It’s so hard to plan a routine sometimes when everything else is jerking you around. Take care of yourself.

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  8. twixie13 says:

    To be honest, there’s basically no difference between my normal life and the social distancing situation. Seriously. The last time I was out of the house and around people, it was for job interview at a grocery store that I’m guessing didn’t want me. It was literally a day or two prior to people taking the virus situation seriously. I have been unable to focus on the hundreds of comic pages I intend to get done this year, but that was happening a while before the virus came about. At the moment, I’m working on transferring the script info for a comic to the index cards I plan to draw it on. I found out about a comic contest and decided to submit one about someone that’s become so frustrated with the job hunt and the entirety of the student loan debt situation that she becomes a supervillain. Not only that, but the hero sent in to stop her decides to help with her cause.

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  9. All fine out here. Business as usual until we’re directed otherwise. I’m worried about my parents who are in another state.

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  10. Forced to stay at home and not travel four days each week. Call, me crazy, but I’m kind of enjoying that. Wish it was under different circumstances.

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  11. My kids got the new Animal Crossing. We all have our own islands. (A true fantasy, right!) I’ve been enjoying that. One kid has already lost interest. The other kid comes to visit my island sometimes, and I come to visit her island.

    That’s the big distraction. At times like these, when my daily schedule is still in flux, I keep a to-do list and make myself cross off two or three items before going back to video games.

    Has your son ever tried something like Animal Crossing?

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  12. Honestly? I don’t even know. Physically I’m fine, and the needing to stay home thing isn’t a big deal… I prefer being home, like my space, etc, anyhow. But mentally… Yeah, not so great. I’m not sleeping too well, and the food shortages because of hording have me so anxious that when I saw my grocery delivery update eMail the other day – something that’s a common sight for me, since getting them delivered is normal for us – I was seized by a moment of gut-wrenching panic so intense I wasn’t sure if I was going to throw up, pass out, or both. I couldn’t breathe, and felt like I’d been punched in the gut at the same time. It turned out not to be as bad as I expected, but it took me several minutes before I could get my anxiety under control enough to even open the eMail to discover that. Now I have to hope I don’t run out of anything between now and April 9th, because that’s the soonest I could get another slot (and I had to be up just after midnight ready to snag one to even achieve that, so it’s lucky I’m not sleeping well right now anyhow). Despite my existing health issues, I’m not too concerned about my risks of getting sick at this point. The behaviour of people though has me concerned and anxious, in particular how they’re hording food and other supplies, making it next to impossible for some people to get anything.

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    • Are a lot of people using that service now? I’d think it would be reserved for those who are in true need like yourself. The hoarding is definitely a big problem.

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      • Yes, people who could go out, but don’t want to, are taking the slots. The idea of them is meant to be for people who can’t go do it themselves, and that’s usually how it works. But people who usually don’t make use of that option are snagging delivery slots, not considering the fact it then leaves those of us who have always relied on them unable to get a delivery. They’ve implimented maximum amounts you can buy of everything to try and reduce the hording. But nothing to ensure it’s those who really need them who are getting the slots.

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      • Ugh. Just when I thought I heard of that most selfish acts.

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  13. Hi Charles. I’m doing okay. I’m trying to remain positive. I’ll be teaching from home, home schooling my own little ones (since our entire county is shut down), and trying to write in between work and parenting. This is all so surreal. Stay safe, dear!

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