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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387801 03/28/20 10:54 AM
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As a retired person, not much has changed in my daily habits. It does keep the wife out of the stores.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387813 03/28/20 11:08 AM
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I'm sort of retired but I still am doing welding jobs for folks in my shop. I also weld for a small machine shop when I am needed. For the most part nothing much has changed in my life, but I am more careful in stores to try and avoid people.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387818 03/28/20 11:13 AM
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Since I have Asthma and have a temp layoff from both my jobs, it’s been working on the inside/outside of the house for me. Hopefully it gets a bit warmer so that I can finish staining our deck, and paint a bedroom.

When it warms up -cars will get a good wash and wax.......


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387819 03/28/20 11:14 AM
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I can keep busy for a long time.

Wash, clay and wax vehicles. Got 5 to take care of.
Do a complete wash of the exterior of the house to include windows. House is brick easy to clean.
All vinyl outside stuff is getting treated with "Wet and Forget", that stuff works like a charm at keeping the algae off. No need to pressure wash. Even the driveway which was black is now concrete white.
Get the pool, it is a 16'x32' inground vinyl lined with diatomaceous earth filter, cleaned and filter cleaned out and salt level back to normal. We have had a ton of rain.
Clean out the garage and organize the shelves. Purge time.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: wwillson] #5387828 03/28/20 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by wwillson
I've worked from home for 18 years, so still doing the same. The change is that we stay home, except for the essentials, which we only need to get every three or four days. We won't be a 'spreader', as this a very serious situation.

Thank you for keeping this thread about what you are doing with your time at home, while NOT giving medical advice.



I typically have always had a hybrid situation where I'm at the office, hospital or medical building some of the time and work from home the rest. I've now transitioned to almost 100% work at home with only essential site visits and resupply shopping resulting in me leaving it. Kids are going a bit stir crazy at this point LOL We are playing World of Tanks a bit, and the gaming consoles are getting a pretty decent workout.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387834 03/28/20 11:26 AM
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I'm working at work. Just got back Thursday night from 2 weeks in Florida so I am still trying to figure out everything.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387839 03/28/20 11:31 AM
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My wife is home from work but I'm not. She puts in more hours and does business travel with her career so I'm the one who usually does the laundry and work around the house.
But since she's off work, she did the first mowing of the year on the zero turn on Thursday and cleaned the house windows inside and out.
I literally have no work to do. My younger sister wants to set up a badminton net and play me today.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: wwillson] #5387861 03/28/20 11:54 AM
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Still working. Right now only 10 hours a day, on average. For every 4 workdays I get three days off. By off I mean I'm not out there or at an office or facility but I'm still spending a few hours every day and night on the computer and phone doing my job. My house has not been that clean in 5 years. I've sharpened all the pencils.

Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387866 03/28/20 11:57 AM
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We're not quite "mandated" but close enough. Still allowed out but really pressured not to. I've been fortunate enough to be able to work from home, almost unabated in what I need to accomplish, so the job front for now is ok. So a good chunk of my workdays should be unchanged.

Swung into the gun store and got some new earmuffs, luckily I have space for a range--maybe I can progress from only being able to hit the inside of a barn to the outside. Few rounds per day sounds like good practice to me.

If the sun is shining, I'll be biking. Live in a rural setting and it's easy to avoid people. I still have a yard to rake up and other chores like that.

Wife has been setting up a studio in the basement and is almost all set there (I'll be running out for more flooring in a bit, thankfully home improvement stores are considered "essential"). Other random home projects will finally get done.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387888 03/28/20 12:21 PM
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I finished painting my son's room. Hopefully the rain clears out by Monday, weather permitting I'll be detailing my vehicles. I have a feeling we're going to be out a lot longer than originally thought here in the Metro NY area.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387893 03/28/20 12:28 PM
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As much as I would love to hit up every non emergency home project on my list almost all of them involve going to home depot/Lowe's/Menards for supplies.

I haven't been to any store in over 10 days.

I don't think going to the store right now for a non essential would be helping the situation.

I have been doing a lot of basement cleaning, yard work, furniture refinishing, some car repair/maintenance that I can order parts online to fix.

Oh and trying to potty train my 2 yr old ... That's the hardest one...

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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387906 03/28/20 12:56 PM
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Pulled out my old router, upgraded it and reconfigured so that it's ready to go, in case my primary one fails, for whatever reason. Working from home, internet access is key, alas, the AT&T Uverse modem/gateway is still my single point of failure. I guess I could use my wireless data plan as backup since Verizon is giving away 15 extra GB of data this month.

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Still working. My Mother, Son, Wife and myself all still must go to work.


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: demarpaint] #5387914 03/28/20 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by demarpaint
I finished painting my son's room. Hopefully the rain clears out by Monday, weather permitting I'll be detailing my vehicles. I have a feeling we're going to be out a lot longer than originally thought here in the Metro NY area.

I think your right


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Re: What are we dong with ourselves if were mandated to stay at home? [Re: BAJA_05] #5387924 03/28/20 01:24 PM
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I have still been working, life as usual with that but my wife had to close up shop and the kids are out of school. Started on some much needed cleaning, lots of home cooked meals, playing some wii sports with the kids, lots of time for the kids to ride horses and put quite a few miles on the vintage sleds.

So other than the possibility my wife will not be able to reopen her store and I have had to give up some of my Gucci voluntary overtime, we have been extremely fortunate and actually have taken full advantage of this time as a family. Plus we live on an acreage in the middle of nowhere, we are not cooped up in some apartment or urban jungle.

In fact, I am thinking of putting a few more miles on the sleds after work.


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