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Old 03-22-2020, 15:16   #1
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Many are stuck at home for what looks like several more weeks.
If you are one of them, what are you doing to keep yourself occupied.

Of course, there's long-neglected housework and closet cleaning that probably should be done while one has the opportunity and time. Not fun, but passes the time.

I do a lot of paper crafts and am so glad for it because it's interesting and doesn't require being with a group of people. With all the supplies I already have here at the house, I could keep busy for quite a long time. I belong to an online group that exchanges what are called Art Trading Cards (ATCs) which are mailed back and forth. Talk about social distancing!

Looking forward to a bit warmer and dryer weather and I'll be outside doing something in the yard.

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Yup, yard work will have to wait a bit here, too, though we're already seeing tubers (lilies, crocuses, etc.) peek through the snow and mulch. I never thought I'd say that I'm looking forward to doing yard work, but these are odd times.

DW now is working from home so I remain the househusband. Yesterday's big project was to defrost our extra freezer. It runs better, I can get rid of (or use up) the stuff we forgot was in there, and now there's room to stock up again.

I've also done a lot of digital cleaning, getting rid of electronic copies of receipts for stuff we no longer even own, trashing recipes I'll never make again, cleaning my email inboxes, and so on. Feels good to throw that stuff out!

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My life hasn't changed much. I'm a single guy living alone, and I work as a residential assistant for the local mental health agency in one of our group homes that requires 24/7 staffing. So I am still going to work.

I have decided to plant a small veggie garden this year, so I have been working in the yard as weather permits. I have become really sensitive to cold so I'm not going out there unless it is 50 fahrenheit or more. In house I have been doing some cleaning and organizing, and was working on a workbench for my basement when I got sick in January, so I have that project to get back on sometime.

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I have given Mom's bedroom a make-over. No painting or anything like that, just new sheets and comforter. Other than that, trying to keep a consistent schedule for Mom's sake as much as my sanity.

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Having some kind of structure to the day is vital. It's so easy to just get lazy and sit around doing nothing... and eat!

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I would never wish my circumstances on anyone, wife died, living alone, nearest family 800 miles away. That said, retired and having an almost reclusive existence does have some advantages. Been this way for years so I've learned to "entertain" myself with projects, hobbies, and most wonderful is my online public library. I'm an insatiable reader so there is literally no end to new books.

Hope all my friends here do well and we continue to move forward.

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Our library just announced today that they will be closed until the end of April (they've already been closed for the last two weeks.) I'm an avid reader - of books (you know, the things you hold in your hand and turn the pages?) I ordered my first e-book from the library just a few minutes ago. Have had to bite the bullet and do this if I want to continue reading. Perhaps I'll even like it.

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I view mine on my computer. Took a bit to get used to it, but now love it. At my age [80] vision is a problem with the often small fonts in hard books, but online, I can easily increase the size with a click.

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I use my library app to listen to audiobooks. I haven't gotten used to reading on the screen.

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I use my library app to listen to audiobooks. I haven't gotten used to reading on the screen.
Heh, when you get old and can't read the fine print then it's wonderful to make it LARGE

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