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Off-Topic / Positive side of 2020?
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:54:43 pm »Message ID: 1342250
I have been working from home, full time since the middle of January. This has allowed me to be uber organized. It has given me time back normally wasted on commutes, work interruptions, showers, clothes choices/cleaning. I have managed to finish off two large projects: I added a four hundred square foot flagstone patio (approximately) and more than doubled the size of my newly expanded waterfall. I have done more things around the house which has made relations with my wife better. I have discovered additional streams of income. I have been reading thirty minutes a day, learning two foreign languages for thirty minutes a day, and working out an hour every day. I have trained my one year old retreiver and felt good enough about it to get him a playmate that I am currently training. I wash my hands(and sanitize more), do not have dishes in my sink or over flowing laundry.

Off-Topic / Re: Yum chik -fil- a
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:45:45 pm »Message ID: 1342247
As much as I used to love Chik fil A I stopped eating there about seven years ago because they chose to air political and religious views. Regardless of whether I agree , or disagree, with the views I feel that Corporations and people in the public view should not use the audience created by their art to try and sway people's opinions. Even when people would bring breakfast to work from Chik Fil A I would pass so as, not to create any demand, politely say thank you and recommend two to three other places that were amazing for breakfast items. I never gave my reason nor did I speak ill of the company and/or it's products but gently steered people away from going to that restaurant. My wife and family have heard my reasoning once and I have never mentioned it again.

Off-Topic / Re: What do you do when you're bored?
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:38:33 pm »Message ID: 1342246
It is so rare that I have more than thirty minutes to myself that I am really never bored. If I have extra time I use it to sleep. I have managed to get my daytime job hours down to between forty five and fifty two hours per week. My night time job can be anywhere from thirty to sixty hours and I am headed into the sixty hour side as people take off for holiday vacations. I have every Friday off for the rest of the year as well as twelve days from my day job leaving five and a hald days of time off to figure out and carry ten days into the new year. My third job has been between twenty five and thirty hours per week but I expect to be hitting that harder with the upcoming days off. My fourth job is a consistent six hours per week, I spend any down time reading and pursuing extra money online with the likes of Fusioncash.

Off-Topic / Re: Christmas shopping.
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:32:34 pm »Message ID: 1342245
I started shopping in June and did the bulk of my shopping last night as part of Prime days. I have a few small things that I would like to order within ten days from China which I assume will take six to eight weeks to get to my home but they aren't real make it or break it items. Just things that would be a nice surprise. My son and I are going to make a few items for my daughter and wife that we saw on a few sites and look as if they would not be too hard to duplicate. My wife has asked that we minimize any additional purchases so that we do not go overboard. We have a fairly large group joining us for Thanksgiving and a few family members that will receive their Christmas gifts at that time as they will be unable to make it back for Christmas.

Off-Topic / Re: up dat on the working from home.
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:26:25 pm »Message ID: 1342244
I have fully embraced working full time from home. Prior to the Pandemic I was working from home two days a week. Since our company, over 8000 employees, have started working at home we have seen project quality increase by over one hundred and twenty five percent and quantity exceeding one hundred and thirty five percent. Our management was reluctant to pursue the work from home path but these production numbers appear to have them thinking about going fully mobile. People appear to be using their commute time savings to come in/leave work earlier/later. People also seem to be finding a better work balance. We created a competition to post big personal projects that have occurred during CoVid and the photos are amazing. I added a four hundred square foot flagstone patio and made my waterfall considerably bigger (more than double).

Off-Topic / Re: When will it all end?
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:19:28 pm »Message ID: 1342243
I don't believe that things will return to normal. I work for a corporation with over eight thousand employees and the numbers associated with working from home show much greater efficiencies. I have friends that work for other large companies and they are seeing the same results. Amazon is crushing numbers as people choose to shop on line rather than risk exposure. Both of these trends lead me to believe that this pandemic will create a more mobile society with less reliance on the corporate brick and mortar environments of old. I have also noticed that people are washing their hands more frequently, pay more attention to direction of their sneezes, and maintain a further distance from other humans. These are, in my eyes, positive steps. More time at home should creat more intact families and less carbon/emission products from commuters. Colorado, sans wild fire smoke, has near crystal clear skies and I am seeing wildlife not seen in years.

Off-Topic / Re: How many more posts do you need to reach 30?
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:08:02 pm »Message ID: 1342242
I have twenty seven more to go after this one. I haven't received my posting bonuses from April and May. I decided to move my efforts to a few other income streams that have been a little more timely and ultimately skipped posting in June, July and August. I started losing cash that had been earned so I decided, today, to start posting and hitting surveys a little harder in order to reach a twenty five dollar payout. If I don't receive my April and May posting payments by the time I cash out I will cool my jets for a few months with a zero balance and see if some of the offerings (videos, radio, etc.) come back. This is the first time in ten years that it has taken so long to get a posting bonus oayment, I am thinking that the virus may be hitting Fusion cash as well. Fingers crossed for their, and your, continued success.

Off-Topic / Re: Vote In Person
« on: October 14, 2020, 02:51:50 pm »Message ID: 1342240
So much finger pointing-blecch. I will be dropping my ballot off. We have enough ballot boxes in Colorado. No decrease in boxes, reductions in number of voting locations, and hopefully minimal Russian intervention. I feel sorry for so Many Texans that have been relegated to dropping their ballots at one location per county. Some of those counties are more than a thousand square miles which could mean it would take a few hours just to avoid potential exposure to people with CoVid. Over Two hundred and twenty thousand votes will not be counted this year thanks to Covid. Another One hundred and eighty thousand deaths are forecast by the time the next presidential term begins which will bring the total to over four hundred thousand, The 1918 Pandemic (called Spanish but actually American in origin) took over six hundred thousand-betting we match, and beat, that number. I am surprised that rules like this were not in play with people in Florida where the average age is much higher and politicians are out of control.

Off-Topic / Re: Forum Post Approvals
« on: October 14, 2020, 02:03:37 pm »Message ID: 1342235
I am in the same boat. I did not receive June or July's payment and placed less importance on posting in August and September because I was busy with three jobs, expanding my waterfall and completing a flagstone patio in my front yard. I have started to lose money earned because ist has been six months since I have cashed out which is a bummer. I have a little down time on one project so I am going to try and whip out thirty one posts and do some surveys so that I do not lose all of my earnings. I am sure that fusion cash will pay everyone for their postings as they have not let me down in ten plus years. I am sorry that all of you are having more difficulties in these troubled times.Please have patience...Fusion cash is awesome and a wonderful site to make cash and contacts as well as various skills.

Off-Topic / Re: Calif fires
« on: September 09, 2020, 03:17:42 pm »Message ID: 1338812
Colorado is getting hit pretty bad as well. We had ash, supposedly coming from California prior to our Grizzly Creek fire. Visibility and air quality over the last five weeks has been awful. Friday we had another fire pop up that covers over thirty four thousand acres. My wife, daughter and I went out for dinner Saturday evening and had to cover our glasses to keep the ash from building up. My black car was almost white from the ashes. I am hoping that yesterday's snow storm managed to slow the fire down a bit. The snow accumulation was between three to eight inches in different areas. The fire was closer to the mountains which means it probably got hit with higher amounts of snow. Experts have said that the heat can be contained under the snow for a few days so time will tell.

Off-Topic / And in other 'Non-News"...
« on: September 09, 2020, 03:09:34 pm »Message ID: 1338809
A thirteen year old, autistic white boy was shot by police in Salt Lake City, Utah after his mother called 911 seeking help for her son who was having a mental break down. Related non-news: there have been no riots. Additional non-news: The national guard has not been called in. Even more 'non-news': No calls to defund the police were issued. No comments have been issued from the Biden political tour or White House representives as to whether a visit will be made by politicians capitalizing on news events.  The boy's mother questioned why non-lethal, less aggressive, alternate tools were not used, especially given that the nature of the call was provided as a mental health crisis. Police body cam footage will be released ten business days after the incident. An online fund raising page has been created to help the boy with injuries to his ankles, shoulder, intestines and bladder.

Off-Topic / North Carolina
« on: September 09, 2020, 02:52:05 pm »Message ID: 1338805
The latest rally with minimal mask coverage. Perhaps the president is looking for another excuse to employ if he loses the election...his constituency dying due to CoVid awarded at rallies. Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina...maybe a focus on rallying in battle ground states would be a good idea? Strengthen Biden's position in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia and Iowa by holding rallies that ultimately kill supporters that embrace his mask wearing stance? The United States is only five thousand and fifteen deaths away from hitting two hundred thousand...America is Greatly beating all other countries in death count. The Spanish/1918 (AKA American flu-originated here) went from February 1918 to April 1920. If the CoVid death count keeps this pace it should meet, and beat, the 1918 pandemic.

Off-Topic / Re: Should the baseball season continue?
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:08:42 am »Message ID: 1334266
No. With a high number of players testing positive for the corona virus it is reckless an greedy to continue. The Nationals, Brewers, Phillies, Marlins, Blue Jays and Cardinals have all cancelled games due to the virus. To continue is not only pointless and is risking lives. If allowed to continue, why not change the league name from Major League Baseball to Death Race 2020? Will the winner of the World Series come down to whoever has the most unaffected and living players? Everybody in the world is currently making sacrifices, why should the league, baseball players and fans be immune to making sacrifices? What kind of message is this sending to the public? Hello public, baseball is playing, everything is better , now go out, let your guard down and get the virus.

Off-Topic / Re: Trump pushing schools to reopen in August/ September
« on: July 31, 2020, 01:43:15 pm »Message ID: 1333979
The push by the current administration to get kids back in school is not one that I agree with. A great many reputable corporations have allowed their employees to work from home until further notice which begs the questions "Why would we push our children to go to school if the health of adults are not being risked at work?". I will be working from home until at least January and if my kids were still of an age needing adult consent, I would not let them go. The administration is also pushing to cancel student VISA's if classes are being held on line. Thankfully colleges and universities are examining the rules laid out and minimizing the impact of this decree. My son's college, for instance will provide one day in class for each individual that is worried about being deported.

Off-Topic / Re: Backyard Chickens
« on: July 31, 2020, 01:21:29 pm »Message ID: 1333972
Two people in our neighborhood have tried to petitioned for our homeowner's association to allow chickens to be raised within the neighborhood. The effort was met with a resounding "no". The homeowner's association runs a tight ship and is one of the reasons why we moved to this area. The thought of hearing roosters crow at early hours of the morning (even though I wake up before roosters) and the clucking of chickens was not pleasant. Chickens would also attract more predators to our neighborhood and we have already seen a large number of small cats and dogs disappearing. We have a fair amount of open space that provides romping grounds for coyotes, raccoons, skunks, owls, hawks and occasionally eagles, mountain lions, bears and a moose was spotted once.

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