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What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
#1
What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
Since we have all been grounded for months and months, what have you learned to do or done differently?

I have twice now attempted grooming my three dogs.  I had always been the one to bathe them but I bought a grooming table and clippers and have done a passable job though some areas need refining.  This wasn't totally due to the pandemic as our groomer was incapacitated due to an auto accident.

I started shopping for groceries online.  There have been a couple hiccups along the way but overall I like it and will probably continue grocery shopping this way as I always saw it as a hated chore.

So far, I am not desperate enough to try to cut my own hair.  I have had my hair cut once since the December before all this started.  Luckily, I am used to my hair being long...it's just a little ragged and could use a professional trim.

Sewing masks led to making quilts and now I am making quilted placemats.  But that's more a hobby than a necessity. 

What have you done?  What did you start doing because you were home anyway and had the time?
       I am the storm.                                                             
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#2
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
Avoid people, not constantly touch my face, hoard, obsess about home improvements (or correcting neglect), cut my own hair.

Installing a new shower door is next on the list, should arrive in July. I tried decrusting the current one but after 10 years of neglect it only lead to frustration.

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#3
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
Not a lot, really. I work from home, so other than social stuff (going out for the evening, having people in, etc), the lockdown didn’t have a huge impact.

Boru
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#4
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
At work.

Keep my mouth shut and opinions to myself around ignorant/stupid/arrogant feksickles.

Coffee
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#5
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
(June 14, 2021 at 3:18 pm)Peebo-Thuhlu Wrote: At work.

 Keep my mouth shut and opinions to myself around ignorant/stupid/arrogant feksickles.

 Coffee

Well done! Few life skills are more important.

Boru
Ignorance is never valid grounds for the rejection of established facts.
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#6
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
Not to touch my face until after my hands have been washed. And that people on the whole are a lot more asshole-ish than I had previously given them credit for.
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
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#7
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
I learned to distrust other people's willingness to do the right thing.
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#8
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
Learned how to make masks, which gave my sewing skills a boost.

Got very good at doing the full hospital-style hand scrubbing routine.

Developed the habit of "batching" shopping tasks and working from a carefully curated list, which gave me even more free time because I wasn't jumping in the car and driving off to the store every day.
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#9
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
Okay, you guys (except for brewer) not exactly what I had in mind...I was trying to look on the bright side...work with me ya bunch o' pessimists.
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#10
RE: What did you learn to do because of the pandemic?
I learned always working from home gets old.
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