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Old 03-25-20, 11:39 AM
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All the stuff I'm not getting done WFH

I work full time, my wife works about half time. With no school and no daycare for our 5yo and 3yo twins, we are staggering our schedules, trading off responsibilities and we are "on" basically from wakeup til 9:30pm. This morning I was frying sausages for the kids between a morning east-coast meeting and my first west-coast meeting. I feel like I'm receiving this social media pressure to work on home projects but it's just not happening any faster than usual. What about you?
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I did get the ladder in yesterday so I could change some light bulbs in the chandelier, but that was after working hours.

If you're trying to put in an honest day's work for a day's pay, you don't have much more free time doing it at home than you did going in to the office.
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Zoom is a huge blood-pressure-raising time sink. The tape is going back over the camera.
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I saved time and grief by biking to work. Where I am the parking can be horrendous.
There's alternate side street cleaning laws too.
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Not doing any better. With 3 kids and new online learning I'm just overwhelmed as the wife is busy still working full-time. I just ordered a pair of laptops from Newegg for 2 of them, some refurbs are affordable and cheap. Both kids have Google classroom which started this week and have to do things at the same time; but guiding them through the process of using the classrooms sucks up a lot of time. Can't believe I went from a time when only well off people had computers which was none of my friends growing up to having to have 4 laptops just to get things done.
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Old 03-26-20, 04:58 AM
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home projects? yeah not so much
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still working same hours, just taking breaks to get wife coffee or kick the cats out.

riding at noon instead of commute

but I don't have the kids.

Bottom line is wfh is work, not reduced hours / responsibliyt.......so projects are still weekend

OP guess the bamboo bike is still waiting for TLC
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Kids are home. Wife is a stay-at-home parent so she handles most of our care and feeding while I hole up in the home office and work and I absolutely treasure her for it. Pretty lucky really to have a job where I can be productive at this time.

I can't ride to the office right now, which WAS about 99% of my bike time but I have been going for rides each AM to get excercise and maintain a routine. I like riding to work, but just zooming down the route to work for the heck of it doesn't appeal to me, but I live less than 1 mile from a LEGIT mountain bike area, complete with nice, smooth upshots, lots of gravity jumps, and more than enough technical rocky descents (rock gardens, big drops, you name it). I have been honing my MTB skills there since last Monday. I posted about it in the MTB thread and I am on the Jeff Jones Owners Page on FB posting about it but here a few pics of my non commute: (disclaimer - I ALWAYS ride VERY early in the AM and I NEVER encounter others while out, me and the family are taking this thing VERY seriously)





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Well...

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OP guess the bamboo bike is still waiting for TLC
OP I need to hear more about this bamboo bike - I have heard of these but didn't know they existed in practical form!
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Yeah OP, how about that, huh?
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I have about ten projects started - including my annual winter deep-servicing of my bike - and NONE of them seem to be going anywhere. Without a finite amount of time to accomplish all these things, I can't seem to pace myself. Why put things off til tomorrow when you can do them the day AFTER tomorrow?
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Not doing any better. With 3 kids and new online learning I'm just overwhelmed as the wife is busy still working full-time. I just ordered a pair of laptops from Newegg for 2 of them, some refurbs are affordable and cheap. Both kids have Google classroom which started this week and have to do things at the same time; but guiding them through the process of using the classrooms sucks up a lot of time. Can't believe I went from a time when only well off people had computers which was none of my friends growing up to having to have 4 laptops just to get things done.
Same thing! You need a laptop for life nowadays. My kids are also studying online, however I guess they are coping with it even better than me...
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