What's Been Happening In Lockdown?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by Jafo | Discussion: Everything Else

When you're stuck within 4 walls [figuratively] trying not to go nuts [or more nuts] you fixate on doing things.

This is what's keeping me on a relative level of sanity...both are from bare-metal strip-downs requiring brazing [metal work]...all the way to what you see now....

[in a bit of a rut with the colour scheme]...


So, what have you guys been doing for sanity? ...


Reply #1 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:46 PM

Fishing. A lot of fishing.

Reply #2 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:47 PM

Oh, 36 plus pounds of flathead catfish!

Reply #3 Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:17 AM

Working on replacing windows, and siding, plus had a new roof put on.   

Publius of NV
Reply #4 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:48 AM

I've been trying to get a roof repaired, too. Roofers are supposed to be here in about 15 minutes. Last week they said they'd be here and they never showed up.

Reply #5 Friday, August 28, 2020 1:54 PM

My sister died.

Reply #6 Friday, August 28, 2020 4:48 PM

So sorry to read that Admiral.       

Reply #7 Friday, August 28, 2020 5:21 PM

I've been getting fat. Had a budget of $700 for a new laptop, ending up paying $1300. But it's awesome!

Reply #8 Friday, August 28, 2020 7:21 PM

My condolences, Michael.

Reply #9 Friday, August 28, 2020 11:48 PM


My sister died.


I lost my mother to covid 19 in a nursing home in 

florida recently. I share your pain and I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

-- Ace --

Reply #10 Friday, August 28, 2020 11:58 PM

I think I might have gone a little silly in some areas. But generally speaking surviving the lockdown fine. Had a family loss early in the year but not due to COVID-19, made it impossible to attend the funeral though.

Right now I am looking at eating out for the first time in awhile for my birthday. Most places have good systems in place not and thankfully my area is not really affected too much by the pandemic.

Reply #11 Saturday, August 29, 2020 12:56 AM

Of course...I don't just build 'em...I ride 'em too....just got back from Mt Buninyong an hour ago....here's a view from the top...

Reply #12 Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:32 PM

Not really doing much different to before Covid-19.  I mowed the lawns a couple of days ago and tidied up in the garage some... we're using it as a storage area and it got a bit disorganised after searches for various bits 'n pieces.  Other than that I've fairly much been leading the quiet life doing stuff on my PC or watching a bit of TV.  The TV channels have been streaming some shows I missed during the first airing, so I'm catching up with them now.

Reply #13 Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:47 AM

Another thing I'm doing is drinking lots o' beer... trying lots of beers new to me, including imported brews and some Aussie brews I'd not tried before.  I don't even have to go out... both the nearest to us bottle shops deliver to the door.  I might even try a few ciders.  Dan Murphys has a good selection of imported ciders and Aussie ones.

Reply #14 Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:45 PM

Not really locked down anymore. Had dinner in a restaurant, bars are open. Just have to wear a mask going into stores which is no big deal. I'd say we've been 95% open for about a month now.  

Wear your damn mask!

Reply #15 Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:39 PM


Wear your damn mask!

Yes, Please.   

Reply #16 Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:45 AM


Reply #17 Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:33 AM

those bikes look great, Paul! i'm not surprised, though.

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