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More time at home, what are your plans?

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I don't sit still very well, so I'm already formulating a list in my head of "things to do"

My garden/yard will get its spring cleaning a couple months early and my spare bedroom will be getting a fresh coat of paint.
 

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Staying home and watching “Contagion”. Seriously, I and my wife are fortunate we can both work from home starting today so our goal is to make the day as much like a work day as possible. We’ll plan “coffee breaks” and lunch breaks including walks outside as much as possible. Otherwise, my day at home will be pretty much the same but without the 3 hours of commuting time.


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I will be power washing the vinyl at home and lots of garden work.
Catching up on some reading.
 

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Finishing up my taxes.
Plan to declutter like crazy (goal is to fill our barrels weekly).
Looking forward to spending lots of time in the yard, gardens will have never looked so good.
Online workouts (starting Beach Body today with my daughter - her at her house, me at mine).
Lots of facetime with the grandkids. Last night we had a 3-way 1/2 birthday party for one of them.
Learning how to plan 4 days-ish ahead for grocery orders (able to order online if I can wait 4 days for delivery - not bad, right)?
We will go for walks outside, with dogs, maybe even the grandkids if we keep our distance.
Hope to paint, too :)
And keep in touch with the world on TUG and FB.
 

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Finally going to organize thousands of photos - decide what to digitize - that should keep me busy for a few weeks!

Cook a few old family favorite recipes that I’ve stopped making since I’m always making fast dinners.

Clean out my craft closet and repurpose the space since I don’t do crafts and haven’t for many years.

Make a set time to check (via phone/Facetime) friends and family that suffer from anxiety.

Keep the hubby away from 24-hour news!

Maria
 

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I have been home since Sept., 2018, with the exception of going on 4 weeks of vacations in that time period (and thankful for those, btw). My husband has been retired since 12/'19 and has been home as well. Of course, we were involved with selling our home and moving twice and having our new house built. At this rate I find myself sayigng we would have been better off staying in our isolated compound in NY in our home that was already completely remodeled. We were well prepared for emergencies and no human contact.

We happen to be home bodies anyway, but not to this extent, especially now that we don't work and have the time- and still the energy and health. Plus the weather is getting nicer and our house is small and we want to get out!

Here we were hoping to have a retirement life that we see and hear other people have. Not in the cards I guess. So we are doing the same sjo8^%$#t. Working on getting things done in the house, though the projects are minimal at this point. What we have been doing since we were 21 years old. Except we do not have jobs so a finite amount of money to do the projects. Something else to do - worry about our money...

Well- I guess it is better than being sick with corona virus......But this is not for me. I can tell you that...

SMH.....
 

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I cannot emphasize enough, how many things I need to do at home. Between the house and the yard, it would take me much longer than 8 weeks to get everything done. Now, I might not be able to go out and buy everything I need (dry wall, paint, etc), but I sure could get a tremendous amount of stuff done.

Also thinking my husband and I will learn a new skill, which is creating a webinar so he can keep in touch with his clients.
 

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Staying home and watching “Contagion”. Seriously, I and my wife are fortunate we can both work from home starting today so our goal is to make the day as much like a work day as possible. We’ll plan “coffee breaks” and lunch breaks including walks outside as much as possible. Otherwise, my day at home will be pretty much the same but without the 3 hours of commuting time.

After you watch “Contagion”, here’s a link to an interesting review


 

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There are probably things we "should" be doing. Dh keeps talking about cleaning out the closet in our bedroom. But will we do them? Maybe if we get bored enough or can't find other things to do. So far it's only been a few days. Still trying to get used to this "new normal".
 

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I will get tax forms done

Organize a gym area in the basement

Do my first painting at home. I did two at a classes.

Pull out my guitar and try to learn how to play it again. Haven’t played one since 14. A friend recently gifted me one.

Maybe finish my book.
 

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It's not too early for spring cleaning. I have so many things I can donate. Really need to do that.
 

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No extra time at home for me. Still have to go to work. My job is an in house position, even though I can do a lot of things online, I still need to be there to do verifications.

Since I am in Food distribution it is an essential business and I don’t foresee any time off, as long as I don’t get sick.
 

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So far no extra time off for me either. I am a veterinarian and we’re considered an “essential” profession. However I do expect business to slow down quite a bit and I’ll likely work shorter hours for less pay. We will get shut down completely if any employee contracts COVID19.

If that happens, I’ll ride my bike more, spend more time with the dogs, and cook more.
 

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Since we put housecleaning service on hold it means I will have to spend some time cleaning house. I am definitely cooking more because we have stopped eating out. It turned out that our golf course is not closed so we can continue to golf. I just played a round today. We are just waiting for COVID-19 to become a piece of history so that we can all get back to normal.
 

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No extra time at home for me. Still have to go to work. My job is an in house position, even though I can do a lot of things online, I still need to be there to do verifications.

Since I am in Food distribution it is an essential business and I don’t foresee any time off, as long as I don’t get sick.
Postal worker here, Essential service as is yours. Slip, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. Stay healthy and safe. AL
 

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We also put our housecleaner off -- she has only worked for us once so I don't feel too bad about that. So I suppose I'll Swiffer up cat hair a couple times a week. There is a closet in Cliff's office with Christmas linens in the lower half and boxes of photos and puzzles in the top half, so that will be at least a two day project. Thought I'd offer puzzles free on Nextdoor to anyone who'd like them. Either that or figure out what I'd like in a trade -- I did real well theses last couple of days trading our lemons for a couple onions. And maybe I can cajole him into packing some boxes of books for our move, but he wasn't real enthused about that even before it became evident that a move may be a few years off depending on what Covid-19 does to the stock and real estate markets over the course of 2020.
 

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Postal worker here, Essential service as is yours. Slip, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. Stay healthy and safe. AL

Right back at you and your family.:thumbup:
 

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Finally going to organize thousands of photos - decide what to digitize - that should keep me busy for a few weeks!

Cook a few old family favorite recipes that I’ve stopped making since I’m always making fast dinners.

Clean out my craft closet and repurpose the space since I don’t do crafts and haven’t for many years.

Make a set time to check (via phone/Facetime) friends and family that suffer from anxiety.

Keep the hubby away from 24-hour news!

Maria
Last summer I went through three huge boxes of slides and digitalized. Then I went through reels of 8 mm film and sent what I wanted to be kept on a cd. the movie is thirty minutes long and covers about three years. My family was in tears watching it as all the older generation is deceased. My grandson age 8 was in hysterics as there was his father at two months with a bare butt. Lots of work but so worth it.
 

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Since we put housecleaning service on hold it means I will have to spend some time cleaning house. I am definitely cooking more because we have stopped eating out. It turned out that our golf course is not closed so we can continue to golf. I just played a round today. We are just waiting for COVID-19 to become a piece of history so that we can all get back to normal.

yes, it's good that the golf courses are still open - just a few rule changes (for safety)

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To all essential workers - thank you so much and be safe.

We are staying put in the house but still need to go to both our sons' house to babysit - maybe a little less if and when they alternate to stay home. Sons might be able to alternate and work from home here and there. My daughter in law is a nurse - I can see her going in more. My other daughter in law in doctor's office.

Besides watching some tv, we started playing cards (w/Italian cards/Italian game scoopa). Hubby can't wait until he can start his gardening. We go for a quick walk or two if the weather cooperates but it's still pretty chilly here. We move away if we see someone else walking in our space. I wish I had some books at home to read. Since we don't walk in the mall anymore and still too cold out, I do use the treadmill in the morning. I never like it though and don't "walk" as much as we normally do out.

Not much to clean out here - closets, etc. My daughter recently got married and moved out so I had the opportunity to rearrange, donate and clean. There are a few small projects that need to get done - nothing urgent - but it would require going out to get supplies/what is needed and that is not happening right now.

Welcome any ideas/suggestions :)

Be safe everyone!
 

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Being newly-retired, (as of three days ago), this forced seclusion is going to be interesting. Heck of a way to start out, though, I must say. I'm extremely happy we didn't have some super-vacation planned for the day after I stopped working. As it is, it's been like a looooong weekend. ;) I'm approaching it not so much as "isolating myself at home," as, "Ok, you wanted to retire - now, here it is. Deal with it."

My list of things I want to do is lengthy, and seems to be growing every day. Everything from gardening and landscaping chores, to painting the inside and outside of the house, remodeling three bathrooms, replacing carpet with hardwood on the second floor of our home, cleaning and decluttering everything from attic to basement (if we had a basement), learning how to properly groom my two dogs myself, spending quality time organizing my home computer network files and data storage, and any number of one-off, on-the-day things. Not all of it I'll do myself, but for the things that require outside workmen, coordination of the process is necessary. When all else is done, I have a few dozen books I want to read.

Bottom line, I do not expect to be bored. And hopefully, after this outbreak settles down, and it's okay to be out and about without restriction, THEN the super-vacations can start. :)

Dave
 

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Lots of yard work. Dormant work is already past, roses are leafing out already and the daffodils are mostly bloomed out. Need to tune the irrigation for the roses, and to fertilize the same.

Pictures to scan, meals to cook. and over 2,000 DVDs in stock.

Plus I have gotten hooked to listening to Radio Caroline.

Lots of miscellaneous work.

I was working from home, but my contract ends March 27th.

Forted up, morale is excellent. Time for jigsaw puzzles. . .
 

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I have a load of fabric in the washer. A city in our state has asked us to make masks. They said they will sterilize them, to not worry about that. I don't have a lot of elastic, tho, so some will have to be ties. There is no way that travelling to the fabric store would be approved travel here, except that, I am trying to help the healthcare effort. I have been self-isolating for too long to risk infection now. I put in an order but it could take days. that's ok, I can prep the basic mask and put in the elastic later.
 
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