What are you doing during "quarantine"??

Discussion in 'Virus news and updates' started by sriley531, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. meteo7880

    meteo7880 Not fast enough...

    The real problem is getting my Buick up the stairs to the second floor where my apartment is. I suppose I could Johnny Cash it and bring it up "one piece at a time" :D It'd be a nice addition to the decor. Burnouts might be a issue.
     
  2. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Office building is technically closed.

    So I am biking to work -- I sent everyone else home -- and can work peacefully from my usual office. (Between health issues and living with older relatives, none of them are good candidates for being here.)

    Keep the bike in the office -- office door is 20 feet from building entrance, no need for germy elevators.

    Stocked up on food in the freezer 2 weeks back so I never have to step out.

    Well, gotta hit the head now and again. Even without women here, using the kichen sink seems wrong.:D
     
  3. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    We are essential, but slooow. Had to lay off my part timers. And reduce hours for full time. So I'm back to 12 hour days. No time at home.

    On a side note, one of my sisters which is literary a genius. Who graduated from the university of John Hopkins with a Doctoral degree in chemistry, and worked on the aids epidemic before the world knew it was out there. She and her team is working on a fast track COVID19 test for use in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, etc. that has the results back in 45 minutes! They've been working on it since February.
    The FDA has been begging them to work on it as fast as possible.

    Her and her crew has been working 20 hrs a day each.
    she submitted everything to the FDA early Saturday morning for emergency approval. The test should be available sometime this week.
    This week she is working on submitting the test to France and Germany for emergency approval, and then to the rest of the EU.

    Kind of proud of her...
     
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  4. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

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    I think I got how to post pics now lol. This is my quarantine project, turning this ugly old dresser into our main bathroom vanity. I'm really happy how it's turning out so far.


    Keith
     
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  5. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Still working during the day, but since I basically just come home afterwards I'm getting some stuff done on the new ride. Swapped out the 4 blade for a flex fan I had sitting around last night along with some light engine detailing and painting those parts, and started treating the leather on the interior panels tonight. About 3/4 done with the driver's panel so far. I think a few more hours and those cracks in the armrest won't be noticeable.
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  6. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    I still have to go to work, I'm considered "essential", or in other words, expendable.
    Give me the red tunic and take away my communicator and leave me with a dud phaser, Captain...
    After work, I build watches. Here's an example of the ones I built a couple days ago:
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    What's neat is that they were both absolute junk that was being thrown out. There were broken parts and missing bits, the smaller gold coloured one I rescued from the scrap pail, it was going for melt. There's about $50 of gold in it. The larger one has a neat locomotive engraved on it. They were made by Elgin (a good US manufacturer, none of that Swiss crap for me) back in 1897 and 1893 respectively.
     
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  7. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    Manufacturing some freedom.
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  8. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Working on all 8 of my vehicles they seem to all demand attention with my current vacation. I’ve been off for a month, looks like another 2 months at least with no $. The good news is I finally had time to setup my lift!
     

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  9. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    I’ve been furloughed for 30 days. The weather outside juuuust started being good for outdoor stuff, so I’m treating my lawn first. Then I’ll see what garage projects need my attention. My wife, who is never at a loss as to finding things I “should” do, is writing things down on a list that would take a year to finish. Since I’m done with taxes, it’s time to put the shredder to work. Guess whose list is gonna make THAT list?
     
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  10. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    The Wildcat is still in winter storage so I default to my other hobby. I love restoring old radios. here are some pics.

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  11. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Very cool Gary! Do you do Buick radio's?
     
  12. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    Haven't tried to fix a car radio. The main obstacle (aside from my carrot like fat fingers) would be to find a schematic diagram. I have 2 AM radios for the Wildcat, but they are destined to become dash hole fillers as I will hide a sat radio in the glove compartment.
     
  13. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    I spy lots of new caps!
     
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  14. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    I have a schematic. ;)
     
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  15. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    That is awsome..Thats some talent and what a steady hand you must have:)
    Back in 1990 to 92 I worked at the old Waltham Watch Factory in Waltham MA:rolleyes: as a screw machinist and form tool grinder.
    Now the history of this huge factory and plant changed over and over the years. Last it was called as Waltham technology's. At some point it started to make aircraft meters, gauges etc.
    In one office they had some display cases of everything from old pocket watches to timers and the military tech meters.
    I was and am in awe of the skill of these people who made these integrate watches and the skill to put together these tiny pieces with precision.
    This was a 18th century factory and must of had 5 miles of basement. I would take a flashlight and walk the basement and see old small watch making machinery scattered and left over the years like a grave yard.
    Some the size of a toaster, or small microwave that had obviously different purposes, like making the tiny tiny screws, or winding spring bar. Unfortunately there were no old timers around to tell me story's:(
    Marc, you would of spent a week walking these dungeons and loving every second..
     
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  16. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Dash Riprock

    I'll tell you what, I have to finish up what I'm doing at the moment and then I'll have a peak inside one of the AM's I have and see what's what. All my parts inventory is geared to 30's,'40's and '50's
    and none of it would be of any use with the tiny components in car radios.
     
  17. Prairie Piston

    Prairie Piston Well-Known Member

    I was given my grandfathers pocket watches. I am sure they aren’t worth anything as he was a poor farmer in N. Ontario but I would like to see them restored and mounted for display. I am in St Albert. Maybe when this mess is done I can meet up with you and see what it would cost
     

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  18. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Mike - what are those?
    Me? taxes :confused:
     
  19. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    Those are gas blocks for an AR-15 rifle.

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    Good luck with your taxes. We finished ours last week.
     
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  20. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    I maby steer away from people in public. I dont shake hands anymore. Ever try the bro man handshake from 5 feet away? I pop a zinc a couple times a week. I dilute a shot of applecider vinager in a cup of water daily now. Put lots of cinamon on my penutbutter honey samwiches. The only thing extra now is the apple cider vinager. I have the pure powder crystal absorbic acid(C) for when I feel sick but i never feel sick. In the last 2 yrs as far as I can remember ive had a stuffy nose for half a day. A slight cough for a day. A sore throat for a couple hrs. Recently last week I had the sniffles while on a mtn bike ride. I will always say your body is your best defence. Im not gonna get a vacine when it is out either. I probably already had china virus and wont be worrying about it.
     

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