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  • Lockdown jobs you’d otherwise never get round to…
  • Premier Icon bedmaker
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    …but are quite looking forward to!

    Aside from the obvious tidying up the shed and doing the garden, I have a few that I look at regularly but know I’ll never bother with, until now.

    First one, both my car and van have alloys with a diamond cut face. Car is now four years old and those little tiny chips in the laquer have blown out with salty water to create ever growing scabs. I figured I’d live with it for a couple more years and then get the wheels refurbed, or just not bother.
    I’m now quite looking to to removing a wheel at a time, peeling back the laquer, mini wire brush on the dremel, fine wet and dry, then a few layers of clear coat. Should be a satisfying job.

    Second one is to empty out the box of stuff I use every day of life at work. It’s got gradually more jumbled with a mix of different sized bolts, thunderbolts, nails, screws washers etc.
    It’s always going to be a bit jumbly as there’s a load of just incase odds n ends in there, but it’s going to be much better.

    I’m hoping it’ll shift me into a Zen state of some sort.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    I am finding it hard to be motivated to do anything so I decided to work my way thru the 7 sins. today is sloth

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    Purge more stuff in the garage (as my Dad grew up in the post war “make do and mend” era I’ve inherited his “that’ll come in handyitis”); re-organise the shelves to make better use of the space; repair the summerhouse- if I can get wood (oeer!); paint the fence; sort out the filing and paperwork that comes with a disabled child; collate my pension stuff ready for a decent review once we’re back to normal. And tomorrow……

    Trying to fit in what I can while WFH, saving a significant commute and not ferrying the kids around in the eves/weekends.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    I’ve scraped all the tubeless residue off my wheels, accumulated through various top ups, tyre explosion and punctures. They look brand new!

    Cleaned, disinfected and smoke bombed the chicken coop today. About to dust it with mite and louse powder and diatomaceous earth before replacing the bedding, and dusting the residents.

    Also on the list:

    Replace a couple of rotten boards in the raised beds.

    Paint the doors and wooden windows on the garage.

    Replace some saggy shelves in the shed.

    Replace a dropper cable and wheel bearings on the bike.

    Tidy my sock drawer!

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Photograph a collection of studio pottery that used to belong to my dad ready to sell when things pick up

    ive been given a laser Cnc machine as a fixer-upper

    apply for planning permission for project underground bunker

    go back through a career’s worth of unrealised public sculpture projects and turn them into little 3D prints

    Oggles
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    Shower tray needs new sealant as it’s slowly turning black. I’ve been putting that off for a while…

    apply for planning permission for project underground bunker

    Can’t see that being a problem in the current climate.

    You could store medical supplies in it for distribution to the desperate when it gets really bad.

    It could be the Cistern of Mercy

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    painting the fence 🥱

    chewkw
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    Fish & Chips … learning to cook proper Chips as I am still getting soggy chips. Fish in batter is not a problem but cooking proper chips is an art. Need to be crispy and not soggy.

    However, my potatoes are running very low and only 3 large ones left. 😱

    painting the fence

    after which you must sand the floor and then wax on, wax off

    Mister P
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    Nothing too mad yet, I don’t want to run out of jobs before all of this is over. However the sofa cushions have been washed and ironed and the kitchen windows are spotless.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Irritatingly all my lock down jobs were kiboshed when the Builders merchants both phoned at 8am saying they were locking down and my orders wouldn’t be delivered….

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    Need to be crispy and not soggy.

    Part fry, remove, bring oil up to a high high heat and return the slightly cooled chips back to the oil to finish off. *Should* result in a crispy finish 🙂

    chewkw
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    Part fry, remove, bring oil up to a high high heat and return the slightly cooled chips back to the oil to finish off. *Should* result in a crispy finish 🙂

    How come those at Fish & Chips shop are not part fry? Still come up nice and crispy. 🤔

    Normally I travel to the coast for good fish & chips but that is not possible now.

    Hopefully by the time virus is over I shall be able to cook myself Fish & Chips … 😀

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    Just managing children, that is it. 🤷🏻‍♂️ All this talk of jobs, books and boxsets is utterly unachievable. Trying to keep two energetic children alive is a full time job. Two days in and we are well and truly climbing the walls. I’d kill for a tedious job to do!

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    I might clay bar the wife’s car, but probably I’ll just clean the garage

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    I am sorting the basement.

    Kinda regret not ordering in materials for a workbench prior to lock down. Bit making do with building and hanging high level shelves to get shit out the way. Hoovering everything as i shift it. Need yo rewire the lights and add more sockets too.

    Then i can start the real work.

    Hob Nob
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    Going to wash the van for the first time in 18 months. Might even sweep out the forest from inside it too!

    I’m officially working the whole period, so whilst the load will be ‘relaxed’ over the next few weeks, I can’t exactly take the p*ss.

    The shed however, is due a substantial tidy, which will be fun. I’ve already stripped the plaster off a wall in the lounge that got damp and was blown, that got replastered yesterday, I even managed to get it smooth & flat. Wonders never cease.

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    Did some bush trimming earlier.

    Premier Icon timbog160
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    Nuff said I think…

    sharkbait
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    Have you glued all those split logs back together?!!

    That’s dedicated!

    Premier Icon Dickyboy
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    Is it warm enough to paint a garage floor yet? Or will the 6yr old paint have gone off?

    Premier Icon timbog160
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    No those are the logs still left to do! I did start off thinking I’d do something artistic like McMoonter but that lasted about 5 minutes before I thought ‘**** it just make a big pile’!

    nicko74
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    I’m struggling with motivation, but probably finishing Pornhub

    DT78
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    Wood chip. If by the end of this I still haven’t removed it all, I will give up and just screw plaster board over it.

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    So far we’ve cleared the garden instead of going on our cancelled holiday.

    And I’ve made a wood store and have been working my way through a pile of (much smaller than timbogs) logs.

    I’ve got a door to paint too.

    Premier Icon csb
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    @phil5556 that is an impressive amount of work! But why? It looked nicer and gave nice cover before!

    twinw4ll
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    Servicing the old boiler, been putting it off for ages.

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    That picture makes it look a lot better than it really is! It was mostly brambles and scraggy out of control bushes.

    It grows back quickly and we’ll keep all the nice bits in check from now on, it hasn’t been touched for about 20 years, 2 owners ago.

    That’s what it looked like in winter, in the summer it gets crazy!

    sailor74
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    we have leylandii thats as high as the house that needs to be only half as high as the house. i have a saw on a pole so this lockdown thing wil need to go on for a while if im going to get it done.

    *tries to work out where phil5556 lives* 😂

    redstripe
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    Back working tomorrow onwards so painted the garden summer house shed thing today with Sadolin, good for another 8 years hopefully..cleaned out the chicken coop…now to binge watch ‘Hunters’ on Amazon Prime.

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    Servicing the old boiler, been putting it off for ages.

    Please don’t post any pictures..

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    👏

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    Sort out back yard, take the wood store down for the summer to make more space for seating. Got some hanging basket plants, make a removable fence panel to get the trailer through, some tatty bits in the cellar need sealing and painting, I’m sure I can think of loads of other things.

    dantsw13
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    Fixed 4 tubeless wheels today.

    I’ve got a load of cherry needs cutting, but my electric chainsaw blade is blunt, as is my bow saw. No place left to sort that now.

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    Try and get on top of the back garden.
    Extend the swing so I can put both kids on at the same time.
    Sort out the garage.
    Polish the cars.
    Try and de-green the house.
    Decorate the “games” room.
    Possibly oil the living room floor.

    Apart from tidying the shed & cutting the grass, you mean?

    Well there’s a G-major scale on guitar to be learned. Followed by A-major, B-major etc. And all the minors too. Think I’m nearly there with G-major but my little finger really does struggle to reach the A on the bottom E string, while middle finger is on the G. Any tips other than eating lots of those “a little bit fancy” chocolate biscuits

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    as is my bow saw

    File will sort that out or it it hardpoint?

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