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  1. #11
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    Re: How To Not let COVID-19 Ruin My Life Or Others

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J. View Post
    Cos of the rapidly spreading of COVIT-19, the Government ordered us to close our business (School). So as we are depending on that income what do we do positive. We have faith and trust in our LORD. We pray.
    Michael, I wonder if you could set up lessons on a website, that your students could access, to keep up with their work? Of course, that would mean each student would have to have access to the internet in some fashion, which may or may not be a problem. I know you are very good at websites and perhaps an "Online School" would not only help the students, but possibly provide some income for you and your family. Just a thought...


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  2. #12
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    Re: How To Not let COVID-19 Ruin My Life Or Others

    Quote Originally Posted by Carroll View Post
    Michael, I wonder if you could set up lessons on a website, that your students could access, to keep up with their work? Of course, that would mean each student would have to have access to the internet in some fashion, which may or may not be a problem. I know you are very good at websites and perhaps an "Online School" would not only help the students, but possibly provide some income for you and your family. Just a thought...
    We have our Online group set up, now they join. Better than nothing. They and I am happy when everything will go back as normal.

    Thanks Carroll for your input and concern. Deeply appreciate.
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    Re: How To Not let COVID-19 Ruin My Life Or Others

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J. View Post
    We have our Online group set up, now they join. Better than nothing. They and I am happy when everything will go back as normal.

    Thanks Carroll for your input and concern. Deeply appreciate.
    Glad to hear you are getting set up for online classes. "Back to normal" may take a while.

    Yesterday, our town banned gatherings of more than 10 people, including churches, for the next 90 days. This means our online church services will be the only outreach we have to our congregation through at least late June. The minister and his wife (also a minister), choir director, me (piano and organ), a singer, and the audio/tech guy will be the only ones in the sanctuary. As of now, we are planning to just record one service this Sunday morning, but may record 2 at a time after that so we only have to come in every 2 weeks. Last week, the short service the ministers "broadcast" on youtube Live reached about 150 people that morning, with more tuning in during the week.
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    Re: How To Not let COVID-19 Ruin My Life Or Others

    Great thread and post @pnomanikon! Another idea I'm toying with is to go back and reprocess some of my favorite images. As both Lightroom's capabilities and my skills/experience have increased, I'm wondering if I could improve my results.
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  5. #15
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    Re: How To Not let COVID-19 Ruin My Life Or Others

    UPDATE:

    Well, it's been almost 2 weeks of quarantine and we seem to be holding up well. I awoke this morning to the sound of hard, driving rain. Looks like we will be inside today. We try to get out for a walk every day - around 1-1/2 to 2 miles. Maybe not today.

    Since we last spoke, we have been able to stock up on groceries (and TP!) as well as delivering groceries to 2 ladies who live alone (both in their 80s). I think we will be adding a 3rd lady this weekend - the mother of a friend who moved to Florida and is a Nurse Practitioner there.

    We have revised our protocol for bringing in groceries: We have a back door that leads into our laundry room, so I bring all bags to just outside the door. My wife picks out one jar/bottle/container at a time and brings it in to the wash basin which is filled with disinfectant in warm water. Wipes are used for cardboard containers like cereal. Veggies get washed in just water. Then, everything gets set on a clean sheet laid across the washer and dryer. All the dirty plastic bags stay outside and go into the garbage. (They don't recycle plastic bags here)

    For groceries I deliver, I take a container of large disinfectant wipes (Lysol) and, in the parking lots, wipe everything down one at a time and transfer to clean paper bags with handles. From there, I take them up to their door, knock, and step back.

    Coming back home, I strip down as I come in the laundry room door and put everything in the washer with Lysol laundry disinfectant. Shoes get sprayed with Lysol. The entry area gets wiped down with Pinesol and water. We have a stand-up shower in the laundry room, so it's shower time and clean clothes next.

    My wife has been working in her garden. I took the shovel and dug up soil in sections as she is ready to plant. So far, she has spinach, potatoes, and lettuce planted with tomatoes and a few other things started indoors. She is waiting until after frost season to move them outdoors.

    I've been working on my piano recital. My teacher at WVU (undergrad and Masters) strongly emphasized SLOW practice when learning new music. This means playing music as slow as 1/6 or 1/8 final tempo. Even slower on technical passages. I'm sure it drives my wife nuts to hear me practicing the same 2 measures over and over slowly, but she doesn't say so. She is very patient!

    I managed to install Skype on my Android phone so we can video chat with our son and D-I-L. They live 250 miles away near DC. Glad we saw them in January before all this flared up.

    Our church is broadcasting a service each Sunday morning online, so tomorrow I will be going there for a few hours. I am the organist/pianist. Last week, we had over 250 viewers. It feels great to be helping others cope with the stress of quarantine. Many of those are home alone.

    Yesterday, I surprised my wife and filled a bucket with hot water and Pinesol and wiped down our entire house (hardwood floors and vinyl floors except the den). It took about 3 hours but it feels really clean. She has been surprising me with interesting meals like hot roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy for lunch yesterday. She knows that is one of my favorite diner meals when we travel.

    I have also been taking an online course in "Pianists at the Organ", meant for pianists like me who also play the organ. As similar as they look, they are two vastly different animals. This course discusses subjects like legato fingering, pedal technique, different sounds/stops, and much more. More interesting than it sounds.

    To wrap things up, I would again like to encourage everyone to look around and see if there are others in your neighborhood that could use your help. Maybe an older person/couple who are afraid to go out to the grocery store. Even a phone call to someone living alone can brighten up their whole day.

    Stay safe and stay positive.




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  6. #16
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    Re: How To Not let COVID-19 Ruin My Life Or Others

    Personally, I've decided to sit this one out for the health of my family. I do a bit of editing and live on my savings. I hope that the lockdown will end in summer and I'll switch to mini photo sessions for a bit. All people are suffering financially and won't pay hundreds of dollars for a photo shoot, but a couple of nice pics are always in demand. By offering such mini sessions, I'll give a nice alternative to my regulars and hope to bring in more new clients.
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    Hannah, I hope the mini photo sessions work well for you. This virus has me rethinking our school/daycare portrait business. I'm not sure I'll ever feel safe going inside a school again.

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    We have been fine. We have not gotten out much. Pat goes to work still. She and her boss are the only two in her office at most and she is by herself most days. Groceries are going well around here as well even though we are trying to support our hometown restaurants that are doing curb service. Church is good as well. They are doing that on line and Mom joins us from Arkansas and Michael from Thailand so that is nice.

    The only drawback is I have not gotten out to take many photos and I have this new Z6, but we are going to try to do a bit today. Hopefully things will return to normal soon. I do miss seeing people face to face.
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    Re: How To Not let COVID-19 Ruin My Life Or Others

    Unfortunately, here in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia, if we dare leave our house for other than medical reasons, to get food, or some other approved purpose, we can be slapped with a $1000 fine and/or 6 months in jail. Not only is photography an unapproved purpose, but we can't even go to the beach to watch the sunset.
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    And it is called the land of the free?





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