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Old 03-30-2020, 08:08 AM   #1
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Covid return to full-timing

One of the things I gained from full-timing is the value of being flexible, living minimally, and being open to change. I bought my Airstream a year ago when working in Western Colorado and lived in it full-time. I transferred to Indiana last fall where owning a home is cheaper than park rent (by far), I closed on my house about a month ago. Just got the word last week that I am being indefinitely reassigned to work from our main hospital 1 hour and 20 minutes away. Currently getting things in order to live out of the hospital parking lot during the week, good times!

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Well, itís at least a familiar space, and one you can keep from being exposed to infected others.

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Old 03-30-2020, 11:49 AM   #4
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Has the hospital confirmed that you may, and can, park and camp in its lot indefinitely? What are your plans for emptying the holding tanks, especially in the middle of this Covid-19 crisis?



BTW, from the perspective of the hospital, it must be assumed that you may be carrying the virus to them IMO. With all the travel lock-downs in place, is this move in the spirit of things?

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One of the things I gained from full-timing is the value of being flexible, living minimally, and being open to change. I bought my Airstream a year ago when working in Western Colorado and lived in it full-time. I transferred to Indiana last fall where owning a home is cheaper than park rent (by far), I closed on my house about a month ago. Just got the word last week that I am being indefinitely reassigned to work from our main hospital 1 hour and 20 minutes away. Currently getting things in order to live out of the hospital parking lot during the week, good times!
We have a number of Docs and ER personnel on the forum who are doing exactly the same thing and I wish you well. Extra shifts and long hours are making commutes tough and for those with families, this also lessens risk of bringing bugs home. In my area some volunteers have set up temporary support for these front line workers, making grocery runs, etc.

Thanks for your important work
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Old 03-30-2020, 01:22 PM   #6
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What Janet said. Thanks for your service.

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Old 03-30-2020, 02:30 PM   #7
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Has the hospital confirmed that you may, and can, park and camp in its lot indefinitely? What are your plans for emptying the holding tanks, especially in the middle of this Covid-19 crisis?



BTW, from the perspective of the hospital, it must be assumed that you may be carrying the virus to them IMO. With all the travel lock-downs in place, is this move in the spirit of things?

Happy trails,

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I have full hookups at my home and plan to return on weekends (or whenever my off time is) to dump and refill. Iím not going to elaborate further, but my position is essential/federal.
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Thanks for the essential work that you do. May your Airstream give you a much needed hug and rest at the end of a hard day.
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Carry on, and thanks!
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Thank you for your service. May your plans work.
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I know of a few RNs, Techs & MDs sleeping in their cars in the hospital parking lots, so you'll be glamping comparatively.

Thanx for your service in whatever you do for the hospital(s).

Interesting that RV space rental is more than a house payment in IN, but I have a lot of family area there & know that housing is relatively affordable - especially compared to here in CA. Enjoy it there!

Stay safe & healthy!
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Stay safe, and thank you for being on the front lines of these unprecedented times. My daughter is an ICU nurse, and my son is a paramedic (currently in quarantine due to a house exposure.....so far, so good), so I appreciate greatly your sacrifice. These are crazy times.
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Thank you!

Your job is saving the rest of us! Just like all the people in the military!

I am curious about traveling medical professionals. Are you tested when you arrive to a new location before starting?
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Thanks for the essential work that you do. May your Airstream give you a much needed hug and rest at the end of a hard day.


Exactly!
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Don't worry about your gray water tank; desperate times call for desperate measures. If you use biodegradable soaps and dish detergent, drain the gray tank right into the nearest sewer. Your black tank is a whole different story, but it should last you for weeks since you're just one person who is spending most of your day in the hospital anyway.
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He is going home on weekends per Post #7, so the black tank should not be an issue IMO.

Thank you Spartanguy, and safe travels.

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The hospital still has bathrooms for employee's/caregivers!
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Good Luck and thank you.
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Cool and good luck! Sounds like as a proper adventure
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Spartanguy, Thank you for your service, and may you enjoy some privacy and downtime in your Airstream--it will be glad for the company!
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