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Post by fastward » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:33 am

We’ve almost caught up on laundry after a week plus of staying home. I’ve finished a few long over due projects and I’m working on setting up the garden.
Luckily, I stocked up when I hit Tree House a few weeks back, so that helps.

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Post by BBK357 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:38 am

I’m thinking this will be longer than 2 weeks....


I just told my wife how if it was a little warmer out we wouldn’t even know the difference. My kids hate going places and always want to come home and play. The only difference is increased anxiety with my work.

Anyway, is 32° right now, was 65° 2 days ago. Just wish it would stay warm.

Poor rocket. The girls work:

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Post by BBK357 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:38 am

dinexus wrote:
sierra11b wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:55 am
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I'd like to welcome the rest of the state of California to the shelter-at-home mandate. Been at it since Sunday. It's honestly not all that bad. Been super busy with work (I've been remote for the last two years now), but I've been feeding the birds and learning a new realm of photography to keep things fresh.

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Also making sure I sneak out for a run or a ride on the daily – under the current mandate, both are allowed long as you keep it solo. Looking forward to this all being over, but the world is gonna be a very different place on the other side of this tunnel, that's for sure.
Awesome pic! No idea how you caught those wings - they move so fast :cheers:
That’s now my iPhone lock screen
I'm honored – thank you! :cheers:

It is a great pic. I love hummingbirds. Have some around here and wish I’d see them more often.

Here’s a pilated woodpecker from my bedroom window last year. He was as big as a chicken! Wish I could get some better pics of him. He was tearing that bark off like a beast, swinging his head like an axe.
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Post by fastward » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:42 am

BBK357 wrote:I’m thinking this will be longer than 2 weeks....


I just told my wife how if it was a little warmer out we wouldn’t even know the difference. My kids hate going places and always want to come home and play. The only difference is increased anxiety with my work.

Anyway, is 32° right now, was 65° 2 days ago. Just wish it would stay warm.

Poor rocket. The girls work:

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Unfortunately, I agree that it’s going to go longer than two weeks.
The dogs are loving life with everyone home.
75° on Friday and a forecast for snow tonight. Just crazy.

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Post by BBK357 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:44 am

fastward wrote:
BBK357 wrote:I’m thinking this will be longer than 2 weeks....


I just told my wife how if it was a little warmer out we wouldn’t even know the difference. My kids hate going places and always want to come home and play. The only difference is increased anxiety with my work.

Anyway, is 32° right now, was 65° 2 days ago. Just wish it would stay warm.

Poor rocket. The girls work:

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Unfortunately, I agree that it’s going to go longer than two weeks.
The dogs are loving life with everyone home.
75° on Friday and a forecast for snow tonight. Just crazy.

Crazy ass weather.

Yep; I think nationally, pets are enjoying the lockdown.
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Post by HapaHapa » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:00 am

fastward wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:33 am
We’ve almost caught up on laundry after a week plus of staying home. I’ve finished a few long over due projects and I’m working on setting up the garden.
Luckily, I stocked up when I hit Tree House a few weeks back, so that helps.
So that’s where my stash in the tree house went!! Gimme back!!!

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Post by Joeprez » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:17 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
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Trying to come up with a new workout routine using resistance bands...

Starting to go a bit stir crazy, been hanging at CVS...:)….

2 more weeks at least :(…………..good luck everyone..
I’m going crazy at home too. I’m about to buy one of those DIY spray foam insulation kits and insulate my garage. I can’t handle not doing something.
That’s the way to do it, I have a list of a bunch of home projects and hobby related stuff I need/want to do (from Legos to changing guitar strings, etc.)

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Post by jimyritz » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:19 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
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jimyritz wrote:
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Trying to come up with a new workout routine using resistance bands...

Starting to go a bit stir crazy, been hanging at CVS...:)….

2 more weeks at least :(…………..good luck everyone..
I’m going crazy at home too. I’m about to buy one of those DIY spray foam insulation kits and insulate my garage. I can’t handle not doing something.
That's a good idea- I just added insulation to the attic and weather stripping to the front door. Maybe some interior painting next...

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:24 am

At some point, shit is going to stop shipping I think. I'm allllllmost ready to buy a pressure washer/foam cannon for car washing. I'm trying really hard not to impulse buy.

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Post by stonehead887 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:36 am

Its funny how things are changing. We are motivated to get more house stuff done. Just sorted whole garage and loaded car up with stuff for our local charity shop, they will need help now so the vulnerable still get help.
Just been for a 16 mile bike ride and never knew we had such lovely cycle ways through the countryside.
Stocked up on paints and other bits in case stores close.
Food has not been a problem so far, I know if I need to I can get a good stash and drive it to my dad if i need to.

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JP Chestnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:24 am
At some point, shit is going to stop shipping I think. I'm allllllmost ready to buy a pressure washer/foam cannon for car washing. I'm trying really hard not to impulse buy.
If I weren't a condo dweller, I'd be up to my ears in car detailing supplies and equipment.

Check out Optimum Polymer Technologies. Their products are excellent.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:26 am

Selym wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:36 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:24 am
At some point, shit is going to stop shipping I think. I'm allllllmost ready to buy a pressure washer/foam cannon for car washing. I'm trying really hard not to impulse buy.
If I weren't a condo dweller, I'd be up to my ears in car detailing supplies and equipment.

Check out Optimum Polymer Technologies. Their products are excellent.
I’ll probably buy whatever Larry at ammonyc suggests. Either that or some portion of Matt at OG’s stuff.

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Post by Selym » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:35 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:26 am
I’ll probably buy whatever Larry at ammonyc suggests.
I love watching his videos. He's very meticulous.

The nice thing about OPT's No-Rinse wash is you can wash your car in the garage. If it's super dirty, I'd blast it with high pressure water at the DIY car wash before washing with Optimum No-Rinse. Other than that, it works exactly as described.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:41 am

Selym wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:35 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:26 am
I’ll probably buy whatever Larry at ammonyc suggests.
I love watching his videos. He's very meticulous.

The nice thing about OPT's No-Rinse wash is you can wash your car in the garage. If it's super dirty, I'd blast it with high pressure water at the DIY car wash before washing with Optimum No-Rinse. Other than that, it works exactly as described.
Larry is also a super nice guy. I've talked to him around the NY car scene and emailed back and forth with him a bit. His stuff is premium priced, but I can afford it and I'd be happy to support what he's trying to do - especially now.

I'll probably check out ONR. Everyone loves it.

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Post by dukerules » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:35 pm

ONR is the best. I prefer it to regular car wash products. I've been using it for the last 12 years or so.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 pm

dukerules wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:35 pm
ONR is the best. I prefer it to regular car wash products. I've been using it for the last 12 years or so.
Aren't you in the south. I'm getting salt and other shit off my car 6 months out of the year. I'm dubious of rinse-less wash up here.

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Post by Selym » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:48 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 pm
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Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:35 pm
ONR is the best. I prefer it to regular car wash products. I've been using it for the last 12 years or so.
Aren't you in the south. I'm getting salt and other shit off my car 6 months out of the year. I'm dubious of rinse-less wash up here.
I'd definitely blast off salt and heavy soil with a pressure washer before doing a rinseless wash.

I don't hand wash my car in the winter (no garage), so it's not an issue for me.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 pm
shit off my car 6 months out of the year. I'm dubious of rinse-less wash up here.
same here. i will stick with hand washing and clay bar. then a rub down of 1Z Einszett Paint Polish with a coat of Collinite Super DoubleCoat Auto Wax No. 476. finding what works for each person is tough. just like watches.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:50 pm

Selym wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:48 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 pm
dukerules wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:35 pm
ONR is the best. I prefer it to regular car wash products. I've been using it for the last 12 years or so.
Aren't you in the south. I'm getting salt and other shit off my car 6 months out of the year. I'm dubious of rinse-less wash up here.
I'd definitely blast off salt and heavy soil with a pressure washer before doing a rinseless wash.

I don't hand wash my car in the winter (no garage), so it's not an issue for me.
I'm thinking that I'll install a hot/cold hose bib in my garage and do a PW/foam cannon wash weekly, combined with a bunch of microfiber towels in a warm water bucket with soap. I think I could do it without freezing my ass off too much.

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Post by gwells » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:57 pm

Worked from home all week (one brief 30 min visit to the office), and busy as hell (60+ hr week). Lots of adjusting to busy conference call servers and Skype lag

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Post by Torrid » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:36 pm

Working a lot. Railroad being infrastructure means I’m not getting a break. Even got paperwork Friday authorizing me to pass police and National Guard blockades if we go into full lockdown.

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Post by Captdave » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:39 pm

Torrid wrote:Working a lot. Railroad being infrastructure means I’m not getting a break. Even got paperwork Friday authorizing me to pass police and National Guard blockades if we go into full lockdown.
Stay safe and thanks for getting the supplies and food we need to us.


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Post by dukerules » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:41 pm

Selym wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 pm
dukerules wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:35 pm
ONR is the best. I prefer it to regular car wash products. I've been using it for the last 12 years or so.
Aren't you in the south. I'm getting salt and other shit off my car 6 months out of the year. I'm dubious of rinse-less wash up here.
I'd definitely blast off salt and heavy soil with a pressure washer before doing a rinseless wash.

I don't hand wash my car in the winter (no garage), so it's not an issue for me.
This. Yes, thankfully don’t get too much road salt around here. But yes, if very heavy soil, I’ll do a quick rinse with hose (garden hose but not a pressure washer; I’d be worried to use one of those on a vehicle).

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