What have you been doing with your new found free time?

DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,617
Me, luckily, I'm able to work from home. But now I don't spend 1.5 hours a day in the car. Yard is shaping up nicely, as is my mom's place. Been watching some old series on Hulu. Currently working my way through MASH. You?
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,313
    Picking away at the basement finishing project. Unfortunately, I am one of the lucky ones that still goes to work during this mess. Therefore, I don’t get to much found time...

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,035
    edited March 21
    Posting prophecy here like always.

    Uh, like uh dude, repent or something.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,035
    BTW, my job branded me as "essential" so I don't get off of work. If you see me on the news I am the guy running from the ****.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,905
    SNAFU @ my place with a 17 year young man 7 and almost 4 year young girls home 24/7. We are making it fun for sure. Never enough hours in any given day and I operate on 4-5 hours of sleep each night 99.5% of the year.
    Music stays in play on at least one of my rigs so that happy place is always just a few steps in either direction.
    Still ripping like crazy so while the Corona 🐛 does damper it some, I just have too many avenues of music to keep my party moving.
    Staying cleaner than Mr. Clean as to reduce my chances of getting this crud cuz it would probably be my demise.
    I keep the members here in my prayers and I think we'll get past this.

    Music sure does bring joy to our lives and smacking the CRA p outta my new Gretsch Renown kit (Buddy set up except one of the floors is a thunderous 16x18 , and is for sale right now) so really..not enough hours in the days of our lives. Hope all is well on your end brother. Stay safe .
    THJ
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,306
    Re-watching Farscape in black and white with commentary and subtitles. This show looks amazing in b&w, Ben Browder and Claudia Black are adorable co-starts and the subtitles make it possible to follow the episode. Fantastic way to spend the time. Of course I'd be doing with or without the virus so there's that.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,024
    Re-watching Farscape in black and white with commentary and subtitles. This show looks amazing in b&w, Ben Browder and Claudia Black are adorable co-starts and the subtitles make it possible to follow the episode. Fantastic way to spend the time. Of course I'd be doing with or without the virus so there's that.

    I was hooked on Farscape from the pilot episode on through to the next year I think it was. B) Then after a couple of seasons...something went weird. The plots, the new characters, something, or all three. I lost interest and then it was canceled. Kind-of like Star Trek TOS.

    I loved all the original cast of Farscape. They were all believable characters. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,262
    For now I’m still working, but I did about 4 hours of yard work today. It was therapeutic.
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  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 209
    Taxes done! Organizing all over, yard work if it dries out! Just doing stuff that we’ve put on the back burner the last year
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,903
    My Wife works for PNC bank so she is still working. My Daughter works for Giant food store so she is still working. My Son was in college and has a Full time job at Ibanez and Tama Musical Instruments so he's not working at this time or going to school. He is going crazy. He is washing waxing a fooling around with his Audi S4 daily, playing video games working out at home ( Gym's Closed).
    For me I worked last week, took some time off Thursday and Friday, have this weekend off, have Monday off and I'm not sure what Tuesday is going to bring. We are supposed to be closed as we are not a Essential business unless you count Networking and maybe we can pass with that. I feel the pressure as my Gym is closed so I'm working out at home. I Ceramic coated the Durango R/T and it just sits in the garage with no where to go other then Giant , Home Depot and Wallmart.
    I put together my Mythos ST Tower and re installed them into my system. Disconnected my Velodyne DD 10 Plus but it's still sitting in my Family Room. I moved one of my Wifi Antennas I have a Professional Araknis Home Network. Managed Switches and 2 Indoor Wifi Antennas with a Professional grade Router. It's a OVRC enabled system that I can remotely manage anywhere in the world.
    If I don't work next week I'll have to start creating projects and maybe cleaning out my audio stock and start selling some of it off. My wife thinks there is something wrong with me the amount of Audio video stuff I have. LOL.
    Dan
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,743
    Set up a new to me pair of speakers from my dad, which are great. I’ve washed my Volvo almost daily while muttering threats at our dirt road and neighbors who do 25 down the stretch in front of our house ;) I’ve fixed a receiver that has been looking sad and rejected in the closet For quite some time. Reorganized my room. Twice. :D and, lots and lots of music. Some new bands too, been listening to Foreigner, Boston, The Cars, etc.

    And today I’m gonna build a puzzle. :)
    signature is in the spoiler window :)
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,476
    edited March 22
    As of now I still go to work, hopefully it stays as busy as last week, it was slower, but we still had decent sales, and shipped good numbers as well.. At home I’m chilling with the girls, and playing with the HT more...

    Hope all of you stay safe and come out of this with minor scratches...
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,227
    Yard work and getting more sleep
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 925
    edited March 22
    Doing projects around the house to get it ready to sell this Spring if life goes back to normal. However if it doesn't, will wait till Fall or next year to sell the house.

    Waiting for it to stop raining as it has for 10 days straight to do some work in the yard. Also touch up the grout on our flagstone patio and do some touch up outside painting.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,155
    Well, I've been posting here on this forum like a mad man!

    And buying more audio stuff! :smile: Life is good!
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,291
    I still have to work my normal job. The wife gets to work from home.

    My car needed service, I took it in yesterday (Saturday). Dealer was like a ghost town. Nobody looking at new cars. 4 guys hopped on my car, In 20 minutes I had the oil changed, tires rotated, coolant drained and refilled and a car wash.

    We've been trying to find more to do around the house. I want to change the 20 year old toilets, wife says they are fine... err something to do. take the old ones to the yard a sledge hammer.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,071
    Shredded 3 large garbage bags worth of old tax papers and old mortgage and or loan papers and just junk stuff. Reduced 2 massive file boxes down to one small one. Got all 4 bikes ready, cleaned and organized a big portion of the basement and all of the garage. I even shop vac'd the garage floor. Been doing lots of baking with the kids as well as playing many board games and just dance with them. Waiting for it to warm up again to tackle the backyard land mines left by the dog. Been working out every 2 days ( been doing that since early Jan).
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,677
    verb wrote: »
    Well, I've been posting here on this forum like a mad man!

    Really? We hadn't noticed. :p
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,032
    edited March 22
    Playing video games. It's like I've been training for this situation my whole life. This isn't even being quarantined for me, it's just regular arse life. :D
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,407
    It's a tightrope walk here at CP. Flagrant posting to get your counts up, while trying to avoid forum incarceration.
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,306
    Tony M wrote: »
    Re-watching Farscape in black and white with commentary and subtitles. This show looks amazing in b&w, Ben Browder and Claudia Black are adorable co-starts and the subtitles make it possible to follow the episode. Fantastic way to spend the time. Of course I'd be doing with or without the virus so there's that.

    I was hooked on Farscape from the pilot episode on through to the next year I think it was. B) Then after a couple of seasons...something went weird. The plots, the new characters, something, or all three. I lost interest and then it was canceled. Kind-of like Star Trek TOS.

    I loved all the original cast of Farscape. They were all believable characters. B)

    Agreed, Zhaan was a big loss. As I understand it she had some medical reasons for leaving. The show wasn't the same after that. I never bought into the other characters they brought in. Not that they were bad on their own but they never had the same synergy as with Zhann around. But still 100% worth watching for the John/Aeryn/Scorpius storylines. And I absolutely love Ben Browder and Claudia Black. Listening to the commentary it's obvious how highly they regard each other and how much fun they have together.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,024
    edited March 22
    I liked that pale Chiana girl too!
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    And Ka D'Argo was a BA!
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,306
    edited March 23
    Claudia Black makes my pulse quicken. Gorgeous, velvety voice, huge eyes and looks great with a big weapon. I really enjoy her character arc through the show and holy crap can she emote when needed and looks amazing in Farscape Noir. :lol:5n5724vlhgdm.jpg
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,024
    edited March 23
    I would've loved to date her in my prime too. :)

    After looking again, I did date and live with a girl/woman for 2 years just like her. She was very confident and said what was on her mind. I'm smiling now thinking back to those years...

    Those years were in my prime come to think about it. :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,506
    Is she free?

    Asking for a friend...

    Tom
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,024
    I doubt it. :D

    I do know she had a child from some guy 35+ years ago. Not me.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,433
    That gun looks familiar. Isn't that the same one the dude used to blow up John Wicks house in JW2 ?
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  • CottageChzCottageChz Posts: 126
    Doing some house projects. Redoing a bathroom I tore out a while ago, and stripping wallpaper in some other rooms. Trying to work on some stuff for a career change since there’s little work in my field at the moment. Hope all this stuff blows over fast!
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,482
    I don't know what I'd do without my home gym to take out some of the frustrations of what's been happening. It sure beats sitting on my duff in front of the gloom and doom machine formerly known as my computer.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,125
    Walking my dog a lot, built a worm farm for fishing, and need to get my bike tube fixed before they lock down Georgia! (thats the rumor at least)
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