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Old 09-03-2017, 05:30 PM
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Default What projects are you doing or have you done to pass the time?

As we all know, keeping busy is important. Has anyone started a project(s) while waiting for their loved one to come home?

I'm looking for monthly or yearly ideas. I would consider school a project as well. Im waiting to see if the school by me receives it accreditidation for a PhD program. Very undecided due to time and money.

I know that time spent wisely makes for a happier life and less resentment. Also, when you enjoy life time moves much faster!
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:55 PM
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I go back to school on Thursday so I'm looking forward to that because it helps pass the time tremendously! Also I've started to look at colors because I'm gonna repaint my room to keep myself busy and because I need a change of color in there haha
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:10 PM
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I might repaint eventually, but most rooms in my house. I would have to hire someone to do it because I suck at painting. We painted my little guys room before he left, but there are places we still needed to fix. I have to do that as well.

I think I'm going to start with decluttering. I wanted to do more this summer, but it didn't work out that way. I know if I do too much at once than nothing gets finished.

I think I need to make some lists.
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I've been wanting to redo my room forever and I figured this was the perfect time so i dont go utterly insane
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:50 PM
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I've been wanting to redo my room forever and I figured this was the perfect time so i dont go utterly insane
What color did you pick?
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Gray ! And then I have shelves going around my room so I might make them a teal color . Right now there's spots of sample paint all around it
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Pass the time.....

Well, there's spend all August and September in Chicago where i worked in the crappiest conditions nearly 24/7 .. then back from that took a week "vacation", during which I fixed my house up to basically section 8 standards for parole (who then said Josh can't live there - it's too close to the ghetto - lol)..had to take an extra week, half of which i spent finishing the fixing up, other half fixing my fuel pump in my truck, followed by the water pump.

That kind of got me to last week, and ...oops...the outlet pipe for the sump in the basement froze, i forgot about that. so i resurrected a project (i do, among a zillion other things, electronic design) to heat the outlet, sense sump water level, run the pump and a batter backup pump and keep tabs on basement temperature. so now every evening i put maybe 20 tiny parts on a board with tweezers. there's 182 parts on it.

jpay-mail Josh, chat on the phone some with him to get us through the holidays, try to write him a legible snail mail letter once a week so he gets one, write a letter to his buddy from the level 2 facility he just left (nobody writes to him so I do).

That's when Max the Dangerous Pit Bull isn't literally dragging me to take her for a walk (so she can socialize) and my nearby daughter isn't "encouraging" me to get out more (and take her to breakfast at waffle house - lol).

Yesterday I rummaged in the (now nastyish) basement for the clear pane of glass that Josh insisted he removed from the front screen door and was in the basement and that i should put it back to save money, only to find that he remembered wrong and it was actually a torn-up screen.
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This week I taught myself how to make washable, reversible face masks. My immune system is compromised so I'll be wearing them during peak flu season and during dust storms (live in the desert with Valley Fever). But, they're not that difficult to make and it takes so little fabric, that I thought I could make a bunch and donate to our cancer center for people who need to wear them during chemo. They are far more comfortable than a paper surgical mask and look a lot better, too!
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This week I taught myself how to make washable, reversible face masks. My immune system is compromised so I'll be wearing them during peak flu season and during dust storms (live in the desert with Valley Fever). But, they're not that difficult to make and it takes so little fabric, that I thought I could make a bunch and donate to our cancer center for people who need to wear them during chemo. They are far more comfortable than a paper surgical mask and look a lot better, too!
This is so GREAT! I got the sewing itch a week or so ago and cut up all our horrid microfiber baby blankets that we never used and made washcloths out of them. I NEED to be making all the Christmas blankets but I'll probably wait till the last possible second and be sewing Christmas Eve...
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This is so GREAT! I got the sewing itch a week or so ago and cut up all our horrid microfiber baby blankets that we never used and made washcloths out of them. I NEED to be making all the Christmas blankets but I'll probably wait till the last possible second and be sewing Christmas Eve...
I wish I knew how to sew!
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Well I've done just about everything I ever wanted as far as filling time. I tried gardening, cooking, volunteered at a ton of stuff. I binge read and binge on netflix series that I never watched before. I used to walk about 10 miles a day just to fill my days. I love to read so mainly when I'm bored I read just about anything I can get my hands on.
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Well I've done just about everything I ever wanted as far as filling time. I tried gardening, cooking, volunteered at a ton of stuff. I binge read and binge on netflix series that I never watched before. I used to walk about 10 miles a day just to fill my days. I love to read so mainly when I'm bored I read just about anything I can get my hands on.
I just downloaded a few books. I used to be an avid reader and life got in the way. Now I need constructive ways to occupy my time and my mind.
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I just downloaded a few books. I used to be an avid reader and life got in the way. Now I need constructive ways to occupy my time and my mind.


If you have a library card, you can download books for free. Also, you can get books on audio...which is great to occupy your mind while doing mindless tasks!

Books on audio are great when traveling to visits, too!
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If you have a library card, you can download books for free. Also, you can get books on audio...which is great to occupy your mind while doing mindless tasks!

Books on audio are great when traveling to visits, too!
I am looking into audio books after the holidays especially for traveling purposes! You read my mind!
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I am looking into audio books after the holidays especially for traveling purposes! You read my mind!


The audio books from the library are also free.
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I just downloaded a few books. I used to be an avid reader and life got in the way. Now I need constructive ways to occupy my time and my mind.
You can always read do it yourself books!!!
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