March 25, 2020 1:31 am at 1:31 am #1842729Amil ZolaParticipant
Well besides cleaning. Our local hospital is short on masks, in the last five days over 1000 masks have been sewn by community members. (Not to worry they all get sterilized before being put into service.)March 25, 2020 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1842895GoldilocksParticipant
1) Do a jigsaw puzzle
2) Hang out at Yeshiva World News
3) Learn Parsha Vayikra
4) Eat up all the chometz in your houseMarch 25, 2020 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #1842902
Catching up on all the deferred home repairs, cleaning for Peseach, responding to the few clients still actively doing business, skyping with the kids, and getting the herb garden ready for planting as soon as the temperatures warm up a bit.
P.S. learning how to use Zoom and Team for video conferences.March 25, 2020 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #1842939lowerourtuition11210Participant
TelecommutingMarch 25, 2020 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #1843106WolfishMusingsParticipant
Improving my photography & Photoshop skills
Further realizing that I am a worthless human being
Experimenting cooking new dishes.
The WolfMarch 26, 2020 12:24 am at 12:24 am #1843183charliehallParticipant
I am working from home and I have never been so busy. I am involved in two projects trying to address COVID-19.
STAY AT HOME. Your live and the lives of others may depend on it.March 26, 2020 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #1843548Talmid915Participant
About to start pulling weeds in my front and back yard.March 26, 2020 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #1843586NCoParticipant
DVD, Baba Kama (please do not ask me which one of these takes up more time!), cycle, walk, eat, sleep, ectMarch 26, 2020 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1843633
Charlie: Have there been many cases at Einstein/the Pelham Parkway/Riverdale neighborhoods (outside of the New Rochelle Cluster)?March 26, 2020 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #1843642black spiderParticipant
just throwing out all socks with holes….March 26, 2020 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #1843644
Wasing dishes, baking, washing dishes, cooking, washing dishes.March 26, 2020 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #1843645
Seriously tho, i am washing a lot of dishes but I’m also trying to take care of all the eyesores that I bemoanednot having time to take care of. Like getting rid off toys, books, clothes etc that we’veall outgrown. I know if i let it go I’ll regret it. Also bake once a day, bad idea but it perks everyone up. We’ve done our share of jigsaw puzzles and there’s also audio books.
In other words…Everything except schoolwork 🙄March 26, 2020 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #1843648Sam KleinParticipant
Serious teshuva with fasting
Learning with your children
Getting ready for Pesach in all ways from cleaning to kashering to cooking to shopping etc….March 27, 2020 10:33 am at 10:33 am #1843711Little FroggieParticipant
Sam: the question was what are you doing while at home, not what I can do. (I don’t suppose you’re learning with my children..)
If you want to fast from today till next doomsday it’s fine with me, or most people, don’t spew your contorted ideas on others… Yes, everyone knows its a time for teshuva, no need to cash in on it (like every time something happed…) There are true Gedolim who we follow, who we listen to… No one call for fasting – actually REAL Gedolim stated to the contrary – one should absolutely NOT fast in a time like this.March 27, 2020 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1843795
Is anyone setting up their live streaming of their sedorim with mishpacha who are self-quarantining (assuming they can get an opinion from their rav that such a zoom arrangement is OK if all the settings and computers are positioned before yom tov and they do not make any adjustments. even if the connection goes down).March 27, 2020 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1843796charliehallParticipant
Working as hard as I ever have in my career.
Cooking for Shabbat.
Completing Yerushalmi Berachot so that I and other firstborns don’t have to fast erev Shabbat. (I am in the last chapter now.)March 27, 2020 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1843916sarirayParticipant
Trying to keep my Kids from killing each other while trying to keep my home in some semblance of order while trying to feed everyone eight times a day while trying to organize and clean for pesach and trying to have my kids call in their teleconferences while trying to also rest as much as possible because I’m recovering from corona and am weak and having some lingering breathing issues. Seriously. All of it. Oh, and trying to not lose my sanity. Oh, and online shopping don’t forget that…March 27, 2020 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1843948Abba_SParticipant
Maybe Sam Klein is learning with other people’s childrenMarch 27, 2020 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #1843947Abba_SParticipant
Little Frog why do you assume Sam Klein is talking about you and not talking about himself.March 29, 2020 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #1844514
Puzzles puzzles puzzles!March 30, 2020 8:34 am at 8:34 am #1844695yldParticipant
lightbritde, What type of puzzles are you suggesting?March 31, 2020 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #1845453
Thus far, the Thomas Kinkade 1000 piece puzzle (Buffalo brand) that I completed was by far the hardest. I just started a Charles Wysocki puzzle by the same manufacturer. This brand, thus far from my experience, has the trickiest-shaped pieces.
My last puzzle was a MB brand 1000 piece puzzle. The coating on the pieces made it far more superior, but in terns of a challenge, this puzzle wasn’t as challenging (and all the pieces were more or less rectangular).
I haven’t tried any puzzles under or over 1000 pieces. As far as I’ve seen, some puzzles with over 1000 pieces are too large for me to place on a piece of furniture (sideboard).
Also… I did by the Stow and Go to put away the puzzle when I need a puzzle break, but have not used it yet (it’s mainly a piece of felt, which makes it difficult (read “impossible”) to slide pieces around).March 31, 2020 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #1845454
Although recommending this site will result in less stock (theoretically), fyi you can find some good deals for new 1000 piece puzzles on eBay 🙂
As far as safety, I’ve been spraying the exterior packages (and puzzle boxes too) with Lysol and let them sit for a few days.
Target had some good puzzles by me, and the good news is that the store has been getting more puzzles in stock weekly. However, the last time that I went to the store (when I also needed food), all of their adult (over 300 pieces) puzzles were sold out. Hence, I’ve been scrounging around online.
Btw, my friend saw some puzzles at Joann Fabrics the other day, but I didn’t ask her how many pieces in a box.March 31, 2020 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #1845546GoldilocksParticipant
Lightbright, it’s nice to know we share a hobby. I’m currently in middle of a Thomas Kinkade Disney collage with 2,000 pieces. I actually started it last Pesach and have been working on it on and off over the summer and winter…and now I’m finally starting to see some progress. I wish there was some way to show you a photo of where I’m at…what’s your puzzle a picture of?April 29, 2020 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1855078srulikParticipant
My wife did a Jewish Paint by number from dreamjudaica.com was great. Kept her busy while stuck at home. Good for older kids also.April 29, 2020 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #1855083
I love that idea, thanks so much!
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