Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

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Re: Lockdown Survival - what are you doing?

Post by Ryeguy » Sun May 24, 2020 3:08 pm

Took my father and son out fishing today.

Didn’t catch anything, but got to listen to a boat sink over the radio. No lives lost - another closer boat was able to make the rescue - but the mostly sunk boat is MIA.

I hope they find it soon as it would really suck to drive into a 16’ submerged runabout.

I also saw this:
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Made me think of that movie “All Is Lost”.

No offense to sail boat owners, but forget that stuff. The day I have put my ass in a sling and hoist myself 40’ in the air is the day I give up boating.
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Post by stonehead887 » Mon May 25, 2020 5:20 am

Getting on with some more upcycling. Repurposed an old mirror. It will get fixed to garage wall with a flower box below it ImageImage

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Post by HapaHapa » Mon May 25, 2020 9:18 am

stonehead887 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 5:20 am
Getting on with some more upcycling. Repurposed an old mirror. It will get fixed to garage wall with a flower box below it ImageImage

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We have a mirror behind the kitchen range-top. Does a great job making the space feel less closed-in.
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Post by ericf4 » Mon May 25, 2020 1:56 pm

I've been using the time to totally give up on my appearances and focus on growing homeless dude hair and a beard. Oh and been playing my drums.... A lot. Image

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Post by BacoNoir » Mon May 25, 2020 2:31 pm

ericf4 wrote:I've been using the time to totally give up on my appearances and focus on growing homeless dude hair and a beard. Oh and been playing my drums.... A lot. Image

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Kind of a vintage Steve McQueen vibe going on there.
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Post by gwells » Mon May 25, 2020 2:33 pm

i was actually thinking more james coburn.

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Post by HapaHapa » Mon May 25, 2020 2:46 pm

ericf4 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:56 pm
I've been using the time to totally give up on my appearances and focus on growing homeless dude hair and a beard. Oh and been playing my drums.... A lot. Image

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You look like an aging Eddie Bauer model. Great picture!

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Post by ericf4 » Mon May 25, 2020 3:05 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
ericf4 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:56 pm
I've been using the time to totally give up on my appearances and focus on growing homeless dude hair and a beard. Oh and been playing my drums.... A lot. Image

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You look like an aging Eddie Bauer model. Great picture!
Hahahah nice.

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Post by mattcantwin » Wed May 27, 2020 2:27 pm

Read my first book on recently acquired Kindle Paperwhite.

Started out with one of my favorite authors; Dean Koontz.

Six book series features a new character, "Nameless".


(books seem to be around 75 pages each)



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Post by BBK357 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:10 pm

Slide installed. Clubhouse all done except for trim. Swing set up- picture taken before I got chain extensions and trapeze bar.
Next is the sandbox and zip line and touch up.

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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:45 pm

I can't remember the last time we got Chinese food from our favorite Chinese Restaurant; it's been closed well over two months.

It just opened this week and I went there tonight to pick up our order.


Pretty interesting set-up to keep things safe.


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Inside door on pass through is lifted and food is inserted.

Then you raise outside door to remove food.


Reminds me of a negative pressure chamber in a Level 4 Biosafety lab.
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Post by SoCal C4S » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:53 pm

Must be a universal thing. All of the Chinese places around us are set up in a very similar way.

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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:03 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:45 pm
I can't remember the last time we got Chinese food from our favorite Chinese Restaurant; it's been closed well over two months.

It just opened this week and I went there tonight to pick up our order.


Pretty interesting set-up to keep things safe.


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Inside door on pass through is lifted and food is inserted.

Then you raise outside door to remove food.


Reminds me of a negative pressure chamber in a Level 4 Biosafety lab.
It’s similar to what the local post office has used for a while, except the PO model is metal framing and plexiglass.

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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:05 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Slide installed. Clubhouse all done except for trim. Swing set up- picture taken before I got chain extensions and trapeze bar.
Next is the sandbox and zip line and touch up.

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Really cool. Just keep the big kids off your kids’ swings.

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Post by unsub073 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:17 am

Spending most of the time at the end of the dock. Coffee in the daytime, wine at night.

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Post by JBZ » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:17 am

BBK357 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Slide installed. Clubhouse all done except for trim. Swing set up- picture taken before I got chain extensions and trapeze bar.
Next is the sandbox and zip line and touch up.

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Looks good. If you're not planning to already, you might want to consider bolting a cross piece to the "upside down V" that makes up one side of the swing set. That will shore it up a little more.
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Post by HapaHapa » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:28 am

JBZ wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:17 am
BBK357 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Slide installed. Clubhouse all done except for trim. Swing set up- picture taken before I got chain extensions and trapeze bar.
Next is the sandbox and zip line and touch up.

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Looks good. If you're not planning to already, you might want to consider bolting a cross piece to the "upside down V" that makes up one side of the swing set. That will shore it up a little more.
I agree on the cross bar. The swing part may need some stiffening.
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Post by BBK357 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:28 am

^^^
Thanks guys

Yes- I put the cross bar on the A frame after the pic. I also put another 2x4 on the post where it connects to the platform. Cut it tall and put 2 big structural screws In it. Those two things made a big difference.


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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:01 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:45 pm
Inside door on pass through is lifted and food is inserted.

Then you raise outside door to remove food.


Reminds me of a negative pressure chamber in a Level 4 Biosafety lab.
that is how they keep the cats from escaping :mrgreen:

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Post by Blaine » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:14 pm

Great job Ben. Years and years of fun ahead!


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Post by Ryeguy » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:17 am

Bought myself an early Father’s Day present and put a big ol’ hammock in the yard.

Of course, my kids have laid claim to it.
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Post by mattcantwin » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:45 am

About a week ago, my wife and I decided to have a contest to pick the day one of the new chickens would lay the first egg.


I nailed it!


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Post by dinexus » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:42 pm

Shameless self-promotion, but I wrote a story about my time in lockdown and how I only wore one watch the whole time. Shame it wasn't a diver... Maybe for the next quarantine? ;)

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/one-watch- ... geophysic/

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Post by mattcantwin » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:41 pm

Wonderfully written, Zach; and exceptional pictures, too.


Certainly something to be proud of; thanks for sharing. :clap:
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