What are you doing while in isolation?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Paulabass, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    Lucky for me I also have John Bonham Jr. living at my house so I do have appropriate accompaniment for that stuff when I really want it. The three of us ended up in there last night doing the jazz standards with JB Jr. on the kit and hubby on congas; that went well enough though JB Jr was lamenting his lack of jazz chops. Then everyone switched up to stuff they aren't good at and it all went where you would expect, but we laughed a lot.
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  2. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
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  3. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Every time I start to relax, I look out the window to see my boys jumping ramps on their bikes while holding scissors or something and I have to remind them that we pretty much can’t go to the hospital ever again.
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member


    i know those moments, too! :thumbsup:
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  5. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    I see two PB&Js there. Just not finished yet!
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  6. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Just finished mounting a 40-pound retracting air hose reel on my garage wall next to my air compressor. Had to add a 1x10 plate to the wall as reinforcement for the mount.

    I've been cleaning up the garage, as it tends to collect junk all winter long. In the garage I also have the boxes of stuff I took out of my office when I retired last summer - I'm going through that stuff to separate the keepers from the stuff to toss.

    I'm also updating the online graduate course I teach, and just finished planning the readings and discussion group topics throughout the class. I've been working on that for a couple of months.

    I've practiced a few bass numbers, but I'm also starting to learn harmonica. I can tell that process has a looooong way to go!
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  7. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    I can still work from home, as can my girlfriend. Our work-from-home rig is pretty rubbish though, with us sitting at opposite ends of our Ikea desk kitchen table. It gets cramped, and we're probably slugging too much coffee as well.

    I don't thrive on human contact to be honest. I'm pretty introverted, and some elements of that have become cemented the older I get. Before Christmas I had two work nights out in a row. On the second night out I ran out of batteries! I used up all my socialising magic power on the first night and really couldn't do it for much on the second.

    Saying that it has been odd working from home with limited interactions with my team and colleagues. Quite often I do just go up to people and talk to them directly (it skips a lot of bureaucracy). There is also the nagging feeling that I could be doing more work, or better work, but without the office environment it is too easy to bunk off and go and make a sandwich.

    the upside is that I got out into the garden after work this afternoon and spent an hour chopping and hacking up bamboo plants. We also went out for a walk this morning and got a coffee from one of the local cafes, so we did our bit to prop up local business I guess.

    The other obvious benefit is that we've both been cooking and getting laundry done. We aren't always so good at this when we both crawl in from work at 6:00, whereas the little stuff isn't such a problem when we're already in the house.
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  8. Ostie


    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    Yep. Just wish it was a tad warmer here in the Mitten so I could do yard work, paint the garage, wash the car, ride the bike, etc. We can’t rehearse the band right now, and I should be practicing solo....there’s a ton of things I should be doing, but I can’t get motivated. My wife is off work so we’re spending more time together.
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  9. Mostly been playing guitar, I've got "pumping nylon" and figured I'd work through it to pass some time. I've always been bad at guitar, and I can safely say that after three weeks practice between working full time except the last week due to the obvious, and I can safely say - I'm still bad at guitar.

    But hey, my nearest bass is a thousand miles away and I can't go more than 180 or so - and I've got plenty of time to work on it.
  10. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Contemplating the empty void of existence, and taking up knitting.
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  11. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Keeping busy.
  12. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Right now, I am listening to a concert I went to almost 47 years ago:

    Yesterday, my SO was ordered to work from home so I went to get her and all her gear to set it up in our, now formerly, guest room (Saturday we get a new high speed internet installed just for her!).

    We are still getting ready for our enclosed upstairs porch project (demolish the current 103 year old one and build a much better mouse trap one that will actually be good for all four seasons around here. :) After picking up the SO, we headed over to the architect's home to pickup hard copies of the drawings to submit to the city's Planning Dept. (we've already submitted them electronically but they still need the paper ones).

    Our contractor came by this afternoon with the head Amish destructor/builder so the latter can chack out the scope of the project; I envision a busload of Amish coming over to build the porch in their best barn-raising tradition! :smug:

    Otherwise, playing bass and guitar, and reading more Arts & Crafts history/architechture/furniture related books. I bought a whole bunch over the past couple of month in (unknown) anticipation of this day/week/months/years (?).
  13. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I pretty much do what I would do while on holiday. Playing video games all day, watch one or two movies in the evening, practice bass (and now I have a LOT of time to practice). Technically I have to write two papers for university, they're almost finished but the deadline has been moved from end of March to end of September :laugh:
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  14. Mike JV

    Mike JV

    Mar 19, 2019
    I've got a ton of spare change that I started rolling up! So far I've rolled up about $250.00 dollars worth. In the process I've found some older coins. 1 nickel from 1940, 2 from 1941 and 1 from 1942! Who knows where those coins have been throughout the years and who's pockets they've been in? Got one from 1957 as well and about 10 from 1964. Still got more to go!
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  15. Yonni


    Oct 31, 2016
    I think I’m going to take up Tai Chi to help me chill through this. I’m finding it stressful as my youngest son just doesn’t get it and I’m being pulled in all directions with the kids, work and trying to ensure we have enough supplies. Breath in, Breath out...
  16. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    It is all in choosing the right tool for the job.
    As you can see by the picture, the Fender is better for rough work, while the PRS does a fine job shredding.
  17. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    For some reason, I love old nickels. Probably as you say, you know they have stories. Some from the war have silver in them.
  18. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Classic!! Thank you for that!
  19. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    Jefferson nickels from 42-45 contain 35% silver. All other Jefferson nickels are worth face value.
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  20. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb Hypocognitive Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    Everything gets serviced, tidied up, and restrung, after I make a bevy of these critters,

    … to keep all the gremlins at bay.

    Some fine dining follows. Then, over the next few days and nights, a little board's on the cards.

    And then some good coffee and some good jamin.' Hang the chores :)
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