How are you keeping busy?

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  1. Grandpa Don

    Grandpa Don Well-Known Member

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    I'm staying at home as much as possible. I work for an essential company, so I can go to work is needed. Because of my age, 74, my company would prefer that I stay home. But so far I've only have one service call in the last two weeks. I live out here on the Mojave Desert so there is plenty of wide open space for me to go play in. I took a ride up in the mountains yesterday, but never got within 1/4 of a mile from another person. I had my portable stove with me and a can of Chicken Noodle soup was lunch under some trees. The weather has been great up until last night. It rained all night and is still raining today. If it weren't for the rainy weather I could go boondocking. There is plenty of wide open space out here for that.

    I did see some signs of this thing easing off a bit out here where I live. I actually found three local grocery stores that had Toilet paper still on the shelf. One was Walmart. Except for most canned goods there seemed to be plenty of everything else.
     
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    Photos while out today. My dearest took time off to travel so we could see my mother in SD, who's ill with cancer. So much for that idea but her employer would not let her change her schedule after travel was shut down, so now she has time off. [:O)] The rock they are standing on in the top photo is Nonesuch Shale that's 1.1 billion years old. See, it is getting to be spring like here. [:D]

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    Most pest control companies have little green squares the the pack rats like so much they won't eat your plants anymore.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Celebrating a birthday today and going to take a ride to see the cherry blossoms.
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    Very Cool! Happy Birthday!!
     
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    Normally I would say I was still busy working, but I got put onto "off duty status" yesterday afternoon... so now its staying busy around the house..
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Here's the cherry blossoms in CT.
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    Lol, of course!!!! The smallest one was 13 inches.
     
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    I love those old fastback mustangs. Mach-I etc.
     
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    Isn't it cross country skiing?
     
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    Yesterday we went for a nice little snowshoe up the Keweenaw a bit on trails and built by the monks at the Poorrock Abbey. The mine ruins are Arnold mine which I can't find much info about. I love industrial history and you might note, these foundations were made without mortar. How could they do that? (trick qestion. I know the answer)
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    Carefully?
     
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    I KNEW IT!!!
     
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    well, i work from home anyways, so really nothing has changed for me (i realize i am extremely fortunate!)
    the kids are happy so far - they finally realize dhow serious this all is and stopped complaining about not being able to go out. they start online school next week - we'll see how that goes.

    as for the pup, i've figured out so many things with it - how the heat and electric/lp work, how the fridge and /12/110/lp work, fixed the underwrap bunjee ties, how to level properly, why my door wont close/fit properly (flexing shell/bunks pulling down/side pulling away from floor).

    next projects are to attempt a pretty good fix i found here for the door/flexing body issue, clean up the water tank and make sure the city hookup works (thank you Dubbya), and yesterday i even started to look at curtains ;-) (will i get something premade or make whole from scratch - i have time to learn DW's sowing machine)

    fun :)
     
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    Getting my camper and boat out of storage Saturday, so I'm thinking there is no better place than the middle of Lake Champlain to quarantine my family with 5 fishing poles!
     
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    The copper country did not see mortar (or concrete) shipped here until the turn of the century. Previous to that they simply used lime and put a roof over the buildings. Of course they still had to tuck-n-groove to keep up with deterioration of it. Today as seen in the photos, all the lime that would have been visible on the outside, has long washed away.
     
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    It was line and sand, the lime hardened the sand. Older buildings have it in there foundations and chimneys over here. It washes out over time.
     

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