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Stephen Cronin

We sold out of toilet paper here in Australia a couple of weeks ago. Haven’t seen any in the shops since! Lucky we have enough to last a few weeks.

Things are becoming real here now. They are cancelling events and there are more and more cases in the news (still behind many countries though). Our government hasn’t really been taking it that serious so far – our Prime Minister told everyone today that gatherings with more than 500 people should be cancelled from Monday, then said “But yeah, I’m going to the football tonight!”. He ended up changing his mind when a couple of hours later one of the Ministers in his government tested positive…

I’ll probably keep my kids home from school next week – they haven’t closed schools here yet, which seems a little crazy as I can’t keep count of the number of illnesses my kids have brought home over the years. I guess I’m lucky that I work from home, so can be here to look after them. Might mean less work is done, but can probably catchup at night time. It’ll really just be like school holidays again.

As far as work goes, Envato is totally work from home from Monday. No change for me as I’m remote already, but about half the company works out of HQ in Melbourne. Most of them work from home a day or two a week, but it will be new for some of them.

Anyway, we’re basically just gonna stay at home most of the time, only go out when we really need to, and see what happens.