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What's messing with your groove?

#29341 User is offline   Abyss 

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 03:38 AM

View PostGust Hubb, on 18 October 2020 - 12:48 AM, said:


And I still feel that background sense (without reason or target) of needing to get the fuck out of here.


There is a support group for this. It's called 'everybody'.

We used to meet at a bar but the pandemic fucked that up so now we mostly complain on the internet and watch cartoons.:)
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#29342 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:39 PM

What's the schooling sitrep? Are your kids full time at home? Because I recollect that feeling from when I was on maternity leave full time at home with a kid. It was while I was adjusting to no longer being my own person. On weekends when Mr PigDog was home I sometimes caught myself staring out of the window at the car thinking "I could literally just go".

Reading that sounds like I had postnatal depression or something but I didn't. It is the only sane reaction to family life sometimes.

My groove is messed because my son has decided he hates this other kid at school and is bashing the poor sod up! He hasn't physically injured another kid since he was about 2. The messages from school are excruciating. I wasn't ready for this kind of thing when he started 5 weeks ago. I thought I would be told that he can't sit down and do anything but not that he is being a total git. We keep having to ban tv which means no more crashing out in front of a family movie at the weekends.

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#29343 User is offline   Gust Hubb 

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:25 PM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 18 October 2020 - 01:39 PM, said:

What's the schooling sitrep? Are your kids full time at home? Because I recollect that feeling from when I was on maternity leave full time at home with a kid. It was while I was adjusting to no longer being my own person. On weekends when Mr PigDog was home I sometimes caught myself staring out of the window at the car thinking "I could literally just go".

Reading that sounds like I had postnatal depression or something but I didn't. It is the only sane reaction to family life sometimes.



Exactly. It isn't really a depression. It is more the feeling of being locked in.

I now have a remote, home based job (which is wonderful). However, that also means I never really leave. Even my ever increasing nightly walks are along the same, safest street routes. And all social interaction is pretty much online (no in person contact). I haven't (as is probably true for all of you) had a an honest to god, real week long vacation since I first met my wife. And that week long vacation (nearly 3 years ago) was with all four kids. There have been three day mini-vacations, sure, but since my wife's job is all night 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 3 days off, long trips, real vacations, even weekend getaways, etc, are nigh impossible.

Add to this the confusion of both being divorced and having our kids in and out of the house on roughly the same schedule as her work, and you end up with a constantly changing, but somehow firmly entrenched, life style. Can't leave this house, this city, this state, or worst of all, this country. I don't have an in-person friend network in this city (never have) and my wife and I essentially work opposite shifts, sleeping while the other works.

But I am not terribly lonely, thankfully. I like the solitude for the most part. I just can't use that intermittent solitude to escape and adventure. I want to be in the Pacific Northwest or near the Rockies, hiking and maybe learning some wilderness stills. Instead, I am getting bored of this neighborhood and frustrated with the messy status quo of a house with only one neat person out of 2-6 inhabitants. I think I see the course of life for the years between now and child emancipation, and long for the sense of adventure and freedom of my youth. But don't we all...
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Posted 18 October 2020 - 08:04 PM

I manage home based people around the world. One of the main things we ask at second interview is how they think they will cope full time working from home. The pandemic has ruined the question but it's really important if you have previously been out of the house for work every day. It's a real psychological shock. Definitely don't underestimate it or think it is just you. The solution is very different for each person depending on home life and what people hold most important to their mental health.
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Posted 18 October 2020 - 10:44 PM

Saw another raccoon, dead, on the shoulder of the road when I went to go pick up some om noms. This was a big honkin' mofo also. Was at least the same size, if not a little bigger, than that scary dead fucker I saw a few months back. Raccoons join up in troops and fight off challengers, if they all decided to join together we'd be fuciked.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:35 AM

That feeling when you spend a whole day adding to a document, and then in the end of the day you accidentally load an earlier version and Word erases everything you've been doing all day.

FML
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And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted Yesterday, 04:25 AM

Jeff Bridges diagnosed with Lymphoma.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:30 AM

Saw that on yahoo when I watched Cardinals v Cowgirls game.

Just saw Tron 2 in dvd box today to. Weird. Will watch tomorrow or asap.
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Posted Today, 04:24 AM

Structural engineer came today. Much like we were thinking and a bit more with possibly even some added on top of that will have to be torn down and rebuilt. About 70% so far. This ole gal took a lick thatís for sure.

Just have to wait for his report to give to our agent and wait on her blessing and her $.

There is good news in that for the familyís future though. So much will be new and will outlast me hopefully for my own offsprings future takeover of this pad.

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