What's everybody doing within or outside of the parameters of our lockdown?

One Pocket Ghost

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I've probably watched every you tube One Pocket match twice by now.......did spring house stuff......watching hours of streaming movies and tv series with Riva.....and luckily, before all the libraries closed, I took out about 12 books...

The weather here in Chicago has been chilly the last few weeks - 40's every day - not missing any good weather outside....but then, day-before-yesterday, an uncommon warm front came through and it was 75 degrees out (y) lasted for 2 days - Riva and I walked the 1/2 mile from our home shelter over to/along the Chicago river and sat on a grassy bank for a coupla hours watching the ducks, and a few fisherman and canoers....it sure felt good to get out of the house, in the sun 🌞 and at the river 🌾 🦆 and we never got closer than 10 ft. to the other peeps that were out and about.

- Ghost
p.s. If Frank doesn't mind, I'm thinking of changing my name to 'Ghost da barber' o_O cuz for the first time in my life, since all of the barbers and salons are closed down, this week I gave myself a haircut - I cut the top and sides and Riva cut the back - and it didn't come out bad at all > 👨‍🦳 :)
 
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Keith E.

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After doing pretty much what you've done, I spec'd out and ordered an insulated 24'x49'x10' metal building so that I can get my Red Label Pro-Am set up shortly after the building is completed. It will include electrical, mechanical and plumbing.

Keith
 

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I replaced all of the windows in my house and garage -- 29 windows. The originals where all finger-jointed wood which absolutely sucks for exterior use, so the ones that got more water exposure where totally shot. "Planned obsolescence" lol. The new ones are clad -- they should outlast me. I did have one guy helping me -- he worked outside and I worked inside, except for things like moving the staging, and carrying the windows, which we had to do together. But since the windows are almost 5' tall, that put us right about 6' apart for proper social distancing :)
 

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I've probably watched every you tube One Pocket match twice by now.......did spring house stuff......watching hours of streaming movies and tv series with Riva.....and luckily, before all the libraries closed, I took out about 12 books...

The weather here in Chicago has been chilly the last few weeks - 40's every day - not missing any good weather outside....but then, day-before-yesterday, an uncommon warm front came through and it was 75 degrees out (y) lasted for 2 days - Riva and I walked the 1/2 mile from our home shelter over to/along the Chicago river and sat on a grassy bank for a coupla hours watching the ducks, and a few fisherman and canoers....it sure felt good to get out of the house, in the sun 🌞 and at the river 🌾 🦆 and we never got closer than 10 ft. to the other peeps that were out and about.

- Ghost
p.s. If Frank doesn't mind, I'm thinking of changing my name to 'Ghost da barber' o_O cuz for the first time in my life, since all of the barbers and salons are closed down, this week I gave myself a haircut - I cut the top and sides and Riva cut the back - and it didn't come out bad at all > 👨‍🦳 :)

I'm not going to name any names, but someone I know from Chicago saw your haircut, and he said it looked like sheet! Just sayin.
I have been fortifying my basement for the coming apocalypse, I have surrounded my pool table with shelves of candies, cookies, sodas, beef jerky for protein and dried fruit snacks so I don't get scurvy.
The zombies can still get to me ....... but they will need a tank or an artillery piece. I watched Omega Man and the one with Will Smith so I won't be making the same mistakes they made.
My big problem is I am not allowed to have weapons . not even a boy scout knife. Long story we don't need to go in to.
Sounds a lot like my one pocket game , all defense ,no offense. lifes a beach.
 
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I’m riding my bicycle 160 miles a week. I’m losing a few pounds
 

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I been digging out a garden and chopping firewood and doing fire clearing and working still. I have one guy who works for me who is oout working alone and I have done a few jobs up by my house
 

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playing pool alot more than I have for years.......good timing Freddie..cheers,B
 

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here's what I been doing.........this was a simple brick faced wood fireplace. I ran a NG line under the house and installed a gas log set converting it to a gas fireplace, then covered it with wood and tiled the surround. It came out pretty good and no more messing with all the firewood. My wife loves it.IMG_20200410_101852.jpg
 

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Allot of yard work, working out and a weekly ring game at my house....then more yard work. Installed a new outdoor tv antenna for free network tv. Asked my grandkids what type of fruit tree for the front, apple, peach or cherry. All three sang out ''at the same time'' CHERRY....so I planted a new Bing cherry tree in my front yard pre existing hole, where I had pulled out a Large rotten stump last year. This tree will get 25 W & 35 high, perfect size.
 

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I replaced all of the windows in my house and garage -- 29 windows. The originals where all finger-jointed wood which absolutely sucks for exterior use, so the ones that got more water exposure where totally shot. "Planned obsolescence" lol. The new ones are clad -- they should outlast me. I did have one guy helping me -- he worked outside and I worked inside, except for things like moving the staging, and carrying the windows, which we had to do together. But since the windows are almost 5' tall, that put us right about 6' apart for proper social distancing :)
29 wow!!!!!!!! Where did you get all that energy from?? I have a friend of mine in Maine who purchased a building and he replaced/milled 34 new windows and frames for his building. He's been a boat builder most his life. I asked em ''how big is your home''? Having that many windows....lol he said 35,000 sq ft. HUH? He purchased a button factory, surrounded by water on 3 sides. He moved in, found about 4,000 square feet of area for himself, and the rest was to build boats up to 30' by hand/at home. Ironically, we grew up on a lake together in WI and his dad 92 was also a boat builder/maintenance/storage etc kinda guy. His father used to race A boat Scows, I think minimum 7 man crew, on the inland lakes of WI. I think his dad broke 40 mph on a reach one time in a blow.
 

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Some amazing accomplishments and projects showing up here. Steve, that is quite a lot of work done, and the craftsmanship looks great! There's an abundance of talent lurking in the membership here. (y) :)
 

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I was in the window installation for 30 yrs,you did a great job.Who manufactured those beauties?
 

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here's what I been doing.........this was a simple brick faced wood fireplace. I ran a NG line under the house and installed a gas log set converting it to a gas fireplace, then covered it with wood and tiled the surround. It came out pretty good and no more messing with all the firewood. My wife loves it.View attachment 430522
nice job darrell..... (y)
 

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i am trying to exercise in the mornings
cleaning out closets
and finally have some time to practice pool......:)
 

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Every other day is spent in bed recovering from working in the shop, working on the lawnmower, cullying limbs, building a light for my table. 3D7EDF75-7EE3-40BC-87FA-484BC31D8CC2.jpeg
In the dining room we changed one regular window into kind of a straight bay — bumped out a little with a window seat inside.

Came out nice 😀

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Really nice. I have a bay window I would like to change to your style. The roofline may prevent me
 

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