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What are you going to do whilst in lockdown?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Gerard124, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    As it's coming to the end of the winter, I've already had my fill of being indoors for the long nights.

    What we all going to do to keep occupied and stave off the anxiety, frustration?
  2. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    I have around 150 books in my ‘tbr’ pile. I need to get started on some of those. I also have over three hundred films recorded on the pvr, as well as a few series, so I’ll need to get stuck in there too.

    Rana, Weekender and Sue Pertwee-Tyr like this.
  3. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim


    I already started by papering a bedroom over the weekend, I will do the whole house. As part of the same exercise I will de-clutter. That means sorting out the loft, a large cupboard on the landing that used to house a water tank, understairs cupboard, the shed, the greenhouse and garage.

    I have plenty to do, believe me.
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  4. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    yesterday made a gallon of vegetable soup, ate some, batched a load into the freezer
    Started in the garden today. Cutting back, trimming, etc until I filled the green bin.
    Got loads of decorating to do.
    De clutter my clothes
    Sort out the kitchen cupboards
    Walk the dog
    Resume the search for Lord Lucan in my garage
    Finally clear the loft of kids stuff collected over thirty years
    Talk to the neighbours on each side every day
  5. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams pfm Member

    I am lucky. It's not that different to normal for me.

    I'm reading books and listening to music - two most relaxing forms of media at this time. We are all lucky being music lovers.
  6. billo

    billo pfm Member

    I might hide all the sharp objects in the house just to be on the safe side.
    TimF likes this.
  7. jimpey

    jimpey pfm Member

    From 2m away of course!

  8. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    I’ll do the same.....until I run out of money, like many will!
    Roger Adams likes this.
  9. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    As one of the recently retired, it will be:

    1. tidying up 20 years worth of garden neglect
    2. decorating two bedrooms (we got one done before the crisis), & SWMBO is already investigating whether B&Q will deliver...paint!
    3. walking the cat round the garden
    4. playing loads of Assassin's Creed video games
    5. decluttering my wardrobe, loft, garage, junk rooms, garden shed, etc.
    6. trying to not spend the pension lump sum on Amazon and eBay!
  10. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Carry on as normal 95% of the time.

    Growing more food this year than usual would seem sensible.
    hifilover1979 and Rockmeister like this.
  11. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Service the Ducati, clean a shed load of records (if I can find enough isopropyl), build a load of model kits that are in the stash, get my money’s worth out of Netflix and Amazon Prime...

    Maybe build a shed if we’re down long enough.
  12. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    I work from home and only really go out when I must, not that I don't like going out or dislike people, quite the opposite in fact, I always just have so much to do whether in the studio, garden or in and out around the house, I'm quite happy doing my own thing, Tracy does all the shopping, once the weather picks up and the temperature gets into double figures I'll be out on my bike, but I don't have an contact with other people, just pay at the pump.
  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    To be honest my only real change is taking a break from my day a week explaining vintage valve-era computing to random strangers at the museum, which I’ll miss as it is my ‘force myself to be social’ day and I do really enjoy it. Other than that I’m just getting my shopping delivered and I’m not shipping out any records, or going out buying, which I’ll miss. Oh, and that feeling of blind terror...

    PS I realise I am incredibly lucky to be financially secure. Without a stable income and safety buffer I’d be in a whole other psychological mess by now.
    Wolfmancatsup likes this.
  14. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Cook healthy food. Cycle. Lose weight. Get my JLH amp working.
    Chaggy78 and Dan K like this.
  15. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Hopefully carry on working from home. I wouldn't be too surprised to be laid off though.
    Chaggy78 and TheDecameron like this.
  16. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    What lockdown? The Boris version is not a lockdown. Read what Macorn has just said to get an idea of a proper lockdown. 'Anyone caught outside their home for anything other than essential journeys, such as buying food or going to the hospital, will be punished.'
    narabdela likes this.
  17. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Read, listen to music, get some running miles in, do stuff with the kids, sort the garden out...
  18. venton

    venton pfm Member

    Rebuild a 1951 BSA Bantam.
    chiily, Mike P and Darren L like this.
  19. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    I’ll progress my piano exam prep, and also do a bit of music programming. I’ll also force myself to avoid the gym, so I’ll service my Cube Acid mountain bike and get out on that for a little time each day.

    I’ll also look after my mum by ensuring she’s got what she needs.

    Downside is my winter golf prep was going swimmingly. Actual handicap 15.4, winter recorded handicap 11.6. Now, can I stay 2 metres away from other golfers and also not go in the clubhouse...
  20. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Books, Trek, music, net nerdery, so no difference apart from having to work from home.


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