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What are you doing to keep busy, that is NOT music or instrument related, whatsoever?
We are staying home for the tome being, how to keep busy, other than music or instrument related activities.
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I sit in the mornings to watch the birds come to the feeders (and the squirrels). We have had 7 vultures roosting in the trees here so I watch each of them take off in the mornings. Then I go outside to the woods and search for mushrooms. When I come back in, it's time to work in the music room. I then spend time petting the cats and my wife.

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LOL @BillyG I figured it went without saying playing our instruments, but there has to be something else. 😂😂😂😂

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Good to see you are all busy at things you like to do! There's some nice pics here of gardens, homemade masks and wooden handled spoons. 

I am technically still working from home, so I am on a computer for a good bit of the day. My schedule has really flipped though. I've been staying up until 1 or 2 in the morning and sleeping in later. Something I would never be doing under normal circumstances.

I have been working on an addition for quite awhile. I just got it all painted and bought trim for the windows. I didn't borrow any money to build it and only pay contractors for what I know I can't do. As a result it is taking longer than a normal project. Right now I'm in the process of installing a dual zone system. It's been going slow too because some of the things I need to complete it are on back order due to the virus.

My toilet paper hunting hobby is really on a roll. Tough to wipe that off of my schedule *ahem*.Just kidding about that one. 

I'm cooking, cleaning, tending small animals, going a little nuts sometimes. My church is initiating a long term video streaming solution and I have been a part of that. We had a few successful streams on the surface. Behind the scenes we are working through a whole bunch of technical issues because we are growing it and growing with the tech which doesn't always work like it should.

Shame we can't mention "music related" because things are really busy in that area for me. Glad to see all of you well !

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My husband cut the lawn today. Strange since we started the week with snow again.

Speaking of cutting. I ordered a set of barber clippers and tools because my husband wants me to cut his hair! They won't get here til June or July, so I ordered hair dresser scissors. Not using my good sewing scissors. 

Today is our 45th anniversary. Not sure we will see 46 after I cut his hair! 

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Happy Anniversary, @Mouse 

LOL on "Not sure we will see 46 after I cut his hair!"

And an LOL on @starise "My toilet paper hunting hobby is really on a roll. Tough to wipe that off of my schedule"

I haven't been able to do much outside the past few days, or for the next few days. Much chillier weather, more like March, and rain, rain, rain. 

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I've been buzzing my own hair for 25 years. The other half bought human shears for her dog then gave them to me when she realised her error.

I enjoy not having to go to a hairdresser: -

a) they inflict horrible conversations on you

b) they take calls on their mobile phones and rush out onto the pavement to get better reception leaving you stranded

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I haven't been to the barber in about 10-15 years. At $15 for a haircut, I feel like I am paying by the hair! Mine gets cut by my better half with the same clippers we used to use on our dog when she was still alive. (She had more hair then I do!)

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Truth be told, I buzz my own hair too. LOL

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I am kind of nervous thinking about cutting his hair. I used to cut my own, but that was different. I sure would like to see anniversary 46! (This is said in jest!) I told him to remember, like any bad haircut(and he has gotten some at the barber), it will grow out and we can try again. If he didn’t have a bald spot on the top, I would give him a mohawk! LOL 

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Fiddlerman, If you can do it why not? Moonshadows....same weather here maybe slightly warmer. Rain.That grass is really going to grow now.

cid congratulations on your anniversary. Two people stayed together for a long time and didn't kill one another. That says a lot.

Not sure what kind of "style" your husband has. Us men usually aren't too particular. I'm trying to decide if I should go with a pony tale or cut it all off. Probably the only time I could get away with it....seriously though, I have a set of clippers that I have used on occasion. It's a really easy decision for me. It's either the number 3 or the number 4 cutting attachment. I can run that though like I'm cutting my lawn in maybe 10 minutes and be done with it.

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Just a clipper cut, basically. Old time short hair, but I have the little bit of hair scattered on his bald spot to neaten up and work into the full hair part. LOL I watched his barber and he seemed to spend a lot more time doing that than I thought should be necessary, so I am thinking there is more to that than it looked. We will see. I have to thin down the front top of mine. I can practice!

Thank you all for the anniversary congrats. It has been fun.

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happy anniversary @Mouse.

my wife cuts my hair..singular.  hair. well its almost like that now.  I keep suggesting use a 1 on Clippers but I think she is holding on more than I am and goes with the 2.

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I hope the clippers come with instructions. I have soome youtube bookmarked. Since they won’t arrive til June or July, I have time. The first ones I ordered, a Wahl brand, had the order canceled because they found they were no longer available. They said July or August. Well, at least these will be earlier, as long as they are not canceled too.

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Those who cut their own hair are called "autosonorialists". I have been one since the mid 60s since I couldn't trust a barber to leave it long. To learn how to do it is easy with scissors. Grab a hank of hair between first and second finger and cut it off on top of the fingers. Do that all over the head. Next time leave it longer where you want it longer. Within two months you'll have it perfected.

Good going CID.  Lots of changes happened within those years of marriage.

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Cutting my hair is something that I've stopped doing during the current period of blissful confinement. I do keep my beard trimmed, but the hair is growing well; it'll be going through the Krusty the Clown phase in the next month, and I hope it'll attain its full glory inside a year. I'm regressing back to the 1970s.

Peter

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LOL, @Peter I had decided to let my hair grow out back in early December, so, I am not concerned for my hair, although, I may thin the top out later today. It was down below my shoulders back in 2017.

It is at that stage where it is too long to be in place when I get up, but not long enough for the weight to at least make it go down, so when I get up it looks like I out my finger in a light socket! Another month or two and it will at least be dangling down when I get up. Scares me when I look in the mirror in the morning now. 😂😂😂 😁😱

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MrYikes said
Those who cut their own hair are called "autosonorialists".

Its more likely to be autotonsorialist!

Andrew

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I find all this talk about hair cuts somewhat disturbing....

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I work for an essential business, so I am still working, just from home, but being stuck at home my mind is always going. Mainly I am just cleaning all the time. Seriously, I feel like I can't stop vacuuming, lol. For as many hobbies as I have, I can't focus on any of them, lol.

I make videos with a bear puppet for my friends kids... started out as just a one off "I'm losing my mind" video with a teddy bear talking to me that I did to be silly, but the little kids (and some of the childless bored adults, lol) begged for more, so I kept it going. So I guess weird bear puppet videos are my new quarantine hobby. 

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That is pretty cool, @damfino. I have been getting into my night clothes, into my bed, with a stuffed animal my kids had, and I video bedtime stories for my granddaughters. They like them. We were supposed to fly out to spend some days seeing them today 😞. We FaceTimed just a little while ago. Changed our plans to Sept and will change again if we need to. Other people have worse issues. 

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