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Kiwikrasher going mad in a 4x4m box

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 01:28
by kiwikrasher
So thought I might as well start a fresh thread. I know a lot of other people are in lockdown as well but I think being confined to a single room for the duration is going to be a tad challenging so thought you guys can have a front row seat to my descent into madness.

If anyone has Snapchat I’m posting stuff up on my story.

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One win is the barista coffee this morning wasn’t terrible, but think I’ll get a extra shot tomorrow.

Breakie is very limited offering, but I won’t starve. Not going to worry about lunches, just saving bits from breakfast for a snack later.

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The hotel Manager rang to see how I was doing so I mentioned the dinner situation. Also asked about possibility of wearing mask and gloves to exit the hotel later at night when no one is about to go for a walk.

While I’ve been typing this post I got a call back and have been given permission to do so!!! (rock)

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 07:46
by C00kiemonster
At least you can go for a walk now!

I dont have snapchat, but keep us updated - you might as well do something....

Do have a laptop etc with you to keep you at least entertained? Take some pics of the room :)

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 10:27
by Jack
thats a shit breakfast menu , where is the bacon and sausage and eggs and black pudding etc ?

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 11:26
by kiwikrasher
Dinner tonight was much better and warm!! Or maybe been half cut on gin helped (lol)
Southern fried chicken burger

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Today’s biggest event was securing supplies.

A bit of ringing about and I found out that in the Northern Territory due to the issues with the indigenous population and alcohol you can’t get booze delivered up here. And supermarkets won’t deliver to a hotel.

So bit of lateral thinking and I signed up to Airtasker and within 15 mins I had a personal shopper for $40 (rock)

He ran about for 2 hours as my favourite cider was hard to get up here. He found the last 12 bottles and then sourced a 10 pack of a good alternative to supplement. Got me tonic for my gin I had brought with me and a selection of snacks. While all this was going on, I thought “I need sounds” so he then found me a Bluetooth speaker.

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I’ve got his direct number now and he said next shop will be $35 without going through Airtasker.

Company doctor came and did a check up on me. Temps all good and no symptoms. 5 days since contact now. He is working at the pandemic centre and said I’ve got more chance of catching it off him :S

There is only 6 cases up here in the NT, they doing a good job of isolating the state. In contrast, NSW where I’m from it’s over 1000.

One more hour till my night time walk so off to plot a course

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 11:33
by kiwikrasher
C00kiemonster wrote:At least you can go for a walk now!

I dont have snapchat, but keep us updated - you might as well do something....

Do have a laptop etc with you to keep you at least entertained? Take some pics of the room :)


I have my iPad and a Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime, Disney and MotoGP subscriptions. But today I was so busy organising supplies and chatting on the phone. Had a huge chat to my dad, longest I’ve talk to him in years. Chatted to Jen ( ground zero) for a bit as well since she’s in the same boat as me, confined to a room. So other than some news I’ve not watched anything!

Here is the room

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 11:51
by Kwacky
Personal shopper is a game changer

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 12:16
by Monty
**** me, I'm jealous now.

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 12:25
by kiwikrasher
Monty wrote:**** me, I'm jealous now.


You’ve still got something I can’t set my hands on atm ;)

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 12:43
by D41
You've got some pretty good food presentation skills there!!
I bet you were "Hey, how'd that very small bottle of milk get in there? Who messed up my order??" (rolf)

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 13:49
by kiwikrasher
D41 wrote:You've got some pretty good food presentation skills there!!
I bet you were "Hey, how'd that very small bottle of milk get in there? Who messed up my order??" (rolf)


Nah the milk is on purpose. I get a bit of reflux and sometimes the milk will settle it down without having to use an anti acid.

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 13:53
by kiwikrasher
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The walk wasn’t as enjoyable as I thought it would be. Still bloody 28 deg at 10pm and 84% humidity. Plus I don’t have a drink bottle with me so was parched by the time I got back. Also I had a nice little gin buzz before I left and now I’m stone cold sober

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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2020, 16:37
by D6Nutz
kiwikrasher wrote:
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The walk wasn’t as enjoyable as I thought it would be. Still bloody 28 deg at 10pm and 84% humidity. Plus I don’t have a drink bottle with me so was parched by the time I got back. Also I had a nice little gin buzz before I left and now I’m stone cold sober
On the plus side, you've nearly walked off that burger

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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2020, 07:04
by kiwikrasher
Breakfast was worse then yesterday, the muesli was like half set concrete. I got an extra shot in my coffee so that kinda made up for it.

Dad rang again, he knows I’m trapped. After an hour and barely getting a word in I told him work were calling and cut him off. He’s been locked down at home for 8 days so he’s starting to go nutty.

During that call 3 other people tried to call me so spent the rest of the morning on the phone catching up.

Had my health screening and still all good. 80% of people have symptoms by this stage.

It’s 3pm and I couldn’t resist. On the ciders now. Watching “The Chaser” UK version.

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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2020, 13:50
by kiwikrasher
Didn’t go for a walk tonight, didn’t fancy dodging bats flying out of bushes at me while I’m this pissed.

Day 3, over and out!

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PostPosted: 26 Mar 2020, 14:19
by D41
Strolling around drunk with bats Stuka-diving at you sounds like epic fun to me. Should've gone for it!

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PostPosted: 27 Mar 2020, 03:26
by kiwikrasher
Should’ve gone for the walk last night.

There’s been an update to the rules and legally I can’t leave my room now.

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Still symptom free and temp check all ok today

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PostPosted: 27 Mar 2020, 04:04
by kiwikrasher
Well apparently I can leave my room because I’m being evicted. They are closing the hotel down

The is a resort across the road that they also own and that’s staying open so I’m mask and gloving up and moving across shortly

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PostPosted: 27 Mar 2020, 08:25
by C00kiemonster
kiwikrasher wrote:Well apparently I can leave my room because I’m being evicted. They are closing the hotel down

The is a resort across the road that they also own and that’s staying open so I’m mask and gloving up and moving across shortly


Let's hope that's better!

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PostPosted: 27 Mar 2020, 08:39
by StMarks
kiwikrasher wrote:Well apparently I can leave my room because I’m being evicted. They are closing the hotel down

The is a resort across the road that they also own and that’s staying open so I’m mask and gloving up and moving across shortly

:( Watching for the change of topic title to: Kiwikrasher going mad in a 4x3m box with no internet or TV
Seems to me that you'll perhaps be better off staying on the rig for the next 6 months or so.?

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PostPosted: 27 Mar 2020, 08:52
by Perkles
I do feel for you ,stay strong & positive mate