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Stuck in the house tasks....?

May 23, 2016
967
Catalina 22 #12502 BSC
So, we're all stuck at home for a bit (assuming we are not out at sea)....perfect time to do those oft neglected tasks we prefer to neglect.
Think of this as an opportunity, rather than sitting on the couch watching depressing news, or lack thereof, and get a bit of exercise in doing so.
For example:

Boat maintenance/upgrades (if your boat is in your driveway)....preferred task more so than others below
Clean the gutters
Trim the shrubs
Power wash the house (after the pollen is done)
Clean out your dryer duct (mine had a fist full of lint)
Clean out your bbq grill
Replace those rotten deck boards, if you have any
Prepare your tax stuff for your tax preparer
Check/update your personal documents (wills, dnr, healthcare proxy, etc.)
Wash/wax the car(s), vac & armourall the interior, chk tire pressures, chk fluid levels
Clean your firearms (if you have any)
Clean/organize your garage and/or attic
Organize your tools
Get out the cookbook and get creative with what foods you have on hand
Change oil in your lawnmower, generator, power washer and any other engines on hand
Organize your sock drawer, save the odd ones for other uses
When you're done with all of the above, go to bed and get creative! :yikes:

Be safe and add to the list, sure I missed plenty, and NO, not going to paint the house, there are limits here!
 
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Jan 4, 2006
2,880
Hunter 310 West Vancouver, B.C.
Great Scott man :yikes: ! ! ! !

If I were to get into all of that, I'd be worse off that if hit by the COVID -19 itself. Actually, I've got a few more important things than that to worry about right now. I'm currently in the hospital, recovering from a few recent incidents:


My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.
I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?'
'No,' she answered.
I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'

... She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes..'
So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And that's when the fight started...
________________________________

I took my wife to a restaurant.

The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

"I'll have the rump steak, rare, please."
He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
"Nah, she can order for herself."

And that's when the fight started.....

_____________________________

My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his
drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.

I asked her, "Do you know him?"
"Yes", she sighed,
"He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking
right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he
hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on
celebrating that long?"

And then the fight started...

________________________________


When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat,
making beer.. Always something more important to me.


Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point.
When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing
scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into
the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again
I handed her a toothbrush.


I said, "When you finish cutting the
grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."


The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.


_____________________________


My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, "What's on TV?"
I said, "Dust."


And then the fight started...


________________________________


Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the
boat up to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential
downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather
would be bad all day.


I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back;
now with a different anticipation,
and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."


My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"


And that's how the fight started...


_______________________________


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds."


I bought her a bathroom scale.


And then the fight started......


______________________________


After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply
for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me


for my driver's License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets


and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that


I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.


The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.
So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.


She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.


When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.


She said, 'You should have dropped
your pants. You might have gotten disability too.'


And then the fight started...


________________________________


My wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.


She was not happy with what she saw and said to me,
"I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you
to pay me a compliment.'


I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."


And then the fight started........


________________________________


I rear-ended a car this morning...the start of a REALLY bad day!


The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
He looked up at me and said 'I am NOT Happy!'
So I said, 'Well, which one ARE you then?'


That's how the fight started.


________________________________


One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot
as a Christmas gift...


The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, I replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"


And that's how the fight started.
 
May 23, 2016
967
Catalina 22 #12502 BSC
Either you are Rodney Dangerfield re-born, or a plaigerist! Good stuff there....go clean your gutters!
 
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Feb 3, 2008
34
Hunter 36 ARZAL
Great Scott man :yikes: ! ! ! !

If I were to get into all of that, I'd be worse off that if hit by the COVID -19 itself. Actually, I've got a few more important things than that to worry about right now. I'm currently in the hospital, recovering from a few recent incidents:


My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.
I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?'
'No,' she answered.
I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'

... She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes..'
So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And that's when the fight started...
________________________________

I took my wife to a restaurant.

The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

"I'll have the rump steak, rare, please."
He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
"Nah, she can order for herself."

And that's when the fight started.....

_____________________________

My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his
drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.

I asked her, "Do you know him?"
"Yes", she sighed,
"He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking
right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he
hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on
celebrating that long?"

And then the fight started...

________________________________


When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat,
making beer.. Always something more important to me.


Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point.
When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing
scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into
the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again
I handed her a toothbrush.


I said, "When you finish cutting the
grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."


The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.


_____________________________


My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, "What's on TV?"
I said, "Dust."


And then the fight started...


________________________________


Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the
boat up to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential
downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather
would be bad all day.


I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back;
now with a different anticipation,
and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."


My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"


And that's how the fight started...


_______________________________


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds."


I bought her a bathroom scale.


And then the fight started......


______________________________


After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply
for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me


for my driver's License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets


and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that


I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.


The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.
So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.


She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.


When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.


She said, 'You should have dropped
your pants. You might have gotten disability too.'


And then the fight started...


________________________________


My wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.


She was not happy with what she saw and said to me,
"I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you
to pay me a compliment.'


I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."


And then the fight started........


________________________________


I rear-ended a car this morning...the start of a REALLY bad day!


The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
He looked up at me and said 'I am NOT Happy!'
So I said, 'Well, which one ARE you then?'


That's how the fight started.


________________________________


One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot
as a Christmas gift...


The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, I replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"


And that's how the fight started.
For sure I will translate your life in French, I have time now due to the Covid 19. And my best friends will appreciate your humour during this hard time. Regards from France and stay home.
 
Mar 20, 2015
1,880
Catalina 22 New Style SHSC, Lake Winnipeg
I rediscovered the wonder of free library e-books.
While i AM getting other tasks done, i have been spending the evenings with Bernard Moitessier. :)
Unfortunately I have to give him back in 14 days.
 
Feb 20, 2011
7,373
Island Packet 35 Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
Cleaning out my woodshop after such a long period of neglect could be about as risky as this damn virus.

Cleaned out 3 packrat nests and a fair load of packrat poop.

Burning a bit of unneeded stocks of cutoffs with fears of sparks and embers flying. Quenched the fire when the breeze got up around 15-20 mph.

Wife's been ridding the backyard of brush and cactus.
Making a dump run tomorrow wirh a bunch of opuntia cactus. Ever hear of glochids? They're the really, really fine, incredibly irritating spines on most cactus.

If that stuff gets in the air upwind of you, holy crap.
 
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Dec 25, 2000
4,413
Hunter Passage 42 Shelter Bay, WA
Using the time off to catch up on several unfinished projects that I was telling my wife they're still aging;

- Opened up two forward cabin seat compartments for more storage.
- Built a drop leaf table for the kitchen buffet.
- Built two large planter boxes for wifey's birthday present from two years ago.
- Completed the refinishing of a front room floor cabinet and added shelf inside.

I'm currently in the hospital, recovering from a few recent incidents:
Thanks Ralph for the laughs.
 
Oct 22, 2014
12,479
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
Thank you Ralph. I sat here LOL. A lot of fun.
 
Jan 7, 2011
1,891
Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
I built a workbench in my new garage On Saturday., cabin fever is getting to me.

Greg
 
Dec 2, 1997
7,679
- - LIttle Rock
Cleaned out 3 packrat nests and a fair load of packrat poop.
I'll be d'd..I had no idea till I googled "pack rats" that they're actually animals! Cute l'l buggers. I've always thought it was just a name we hung on people who refuse to get rid of anything they've ever owned.

As for how I'm passing the time at home...If there's anything in my house, closet or drawers that CAN go in the laundry, it's been there...including a few things that shouldn't have been. I'll put my cleaning lady out of work if I clean anything else and she needs the money. I'm scooping the cats' litter box 3 x/day instead of the usual once...I've made enough soups and stews to last me through at least the next two winters (I froze 'em in 2-serving containers)... I considered baking some goodies...till I remembered that at least a couple of pie crusts I made several years ago are still being used successfully as frisbees. I'm catching up on my reading, and considering whether to find out whether it really is possible learn to speak a new language in 3 weeks using Babble...but having hard time choosing between Tagalog and Swahili. I spend what little time I have left online reading y'all's posts.

The next four weeks should be loads of fun!

--Peggie
 
Feb 20, 2011
7,373
Island Packet 35 Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
Cute l'l buggers.
Yeah, until they take up residence in the engine compartment of your car.

Remarkably destructive.

Today is the first full day of Tucson's new stay-at-home order. It's back to the burn pile and separating metals for recycling later this week.

I'm up to Leviticus in my bible.

I hope to get down to the boat soon.
 
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Mar 20, 2004
1,596
Hunter 356 and 216 Portland, ME
LOL Ralph, thanks!
I did start cleaning my toolboxes, I'll need the next month to finish....
cleaned out and shredded old paperwork, took 3 large leaf bags and a pile of cardboard to recycle as a result.
repainted the baseboards in the house - on admiral's list
changes the oil in the van
making up new traveler lines for Escape - tiny little eye splices are a real pain
working on my boat to do list, going from planned items to "what do I have to do before launch if I can launch" Maine just went into lock down......
We've been in stay at home for 3 weeks now and are going crazy
 

Ward H

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Nov 7, 2011
2,667
Catalina 30 Mk II Barnegat, NJ
My "Stay At Home" project list:
Put eye splices in several lines
Make Paracord lanyards for several items on the boat.
Learn how and make 6-8 dyneema soft shackles.
Repair and modify main sail cover for lazy jack lines.
Repair and replace dodger windows.
Wrap wheel with Paracord.

and a few house projects.
 
Feb 21, 2013
1,007
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Once you all complete your short list of home and boat projects consider sewing face masts for local hospitals. My wife is sewing masks out of quilter's cotton, which are deemed nearly as good a surgical masks, them for a local hospital emergency room to cover the nurse's surgical and N95 masks to extend their life. She has donated nearly 100 so far. I am considering producing hand sanitizer from 99% isopropyl alcohol (lots of production capacity ot there), glycerin, hydrogen peroxide that I recently purchased on Amazon. Now if can figure out how to manufacture toilet paper face shields, ventilators and swabs.
 
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