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What would you do with time?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Adios Pantalones, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Is it only unlimited time, or unlimited time & funding?

    I'd spend a lot more time building my R/C planes. I have enough scale projects stashed already to make a full time job for 5+ years, I can easily come up with enough ideas to keep busy for 20 years if I didn't get bored or run out of space.

    I'd spend a lot more time at the field flying those models.

    Might consider getting my pilots license.

    I'd get back to hiking and backpacking and get back in shape.

    The Mrs would want to travel a lot.

    I would burn down the never ending list of projects on the old house - reglazing all the windows, restoring and reinstalling all the original doors in the basement. Repainting the exterior. Have the original trim profiles in the unrenovated rooms duplicated to restore the renovated rooms.

    Maybe build the addition we want.

    Build a garden shed. A bigger woodshed.

    Look for an antique car restoration project.. or 3 or 4. Too hard to pick just one (my dream list covers everything from the Shelby Cobra to 60's Europan sports cars to an antique model T).

    Maybe even get back into sailing. I used to know how 15 years ago...

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  2. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Just time- unlimited funding would spoil us too much
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  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm already doing that and it means spending a lot of tie on hearth.com

    But I'd probably start a personal blog and then a drone blog....wait! I already did that!

    I just ordered two new drones and one needs assembled and can lift fairly heavy payloads. Either I will slice my head open with it, or I will drop it on someones head. Either way, that means excitement.

    For the first time in our lives, we just went away for more than 1 1/2 weeks. That's an amazing stat - never been away from home more than 11 days in a row since 1975 or so, maybe before!

    I can't say I would do too much more. I think most people who do too much of any one thing will bore themselves (or others!).
  4. ironpony

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    I know I do not need unlimited funding, I do not have any funding now.
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  5. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    There goes 3/4 of my list.. :(
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  6. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    ==c I LOVE Shelby Cobras! My dream car too!

    We'd live on one of those luxury liners for a year, like a floating condo to see the world
    Then, I'd buy some acerage out in Central PA somewhere and start a rescue for animals out of kill shelters
    Build an outdoor oven and firepit like you guys have here (wish I married a handy man, this one would be on me)
    I'd also learn to play the cello, something I've aways wanted to do. Flute, piano, guitar - done, just cello left
    I'd buy 1 share of berkshire hathaway stock, just to have it
    Build my Shelby and buy my hubby the kublewagan he's always wanted
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  7. Frozen Canuck

    Frozen Canuck Minister of Fire

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    Learn as many languages as possible. Take any course, anywhere in any language for whatever interests me. Travel the world - all of it. Meet more people on their terms rather than mine, perhaps for the first time. Get their perspective on this little blue marble. Live more, love more, laugh more. Sweat the small stuff not at all.
  8. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Who is funding this all? LOL
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  9. ScotO

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    I'm feeling really BAD for her husband right about now!! WOW she's got some expensive taste!
  10. ScotO

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    Maybe time for you to invent one that can haul big rounds of firewood out of remote places......when you do, I'll be buying one of them!!
  11. begreen

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    Travel would be something I would like to do more of. If cost was no object, you would be seeing one heck of a lot more road reports from BG. Add to that foreign heating threads. I'm fascinated by how different societies address the needs of shelter.
  12. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    My mom always said I have champagne tastes on a beer budget ;)

    Yo be honest, these days, if I had extra time to do anything, it would be so easy and cheap....I'd just take a nap ==c
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  13. potter

    potter Feeling the Heat

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    me, too.
  14. PapaDave

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    Somebody say NAP?
    I'm in.
  15. Dune

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    If I had the time, I would stop doing all this creative stuff and take a rest. Go on a vacation. Read some non-technical books. Be with my wife.
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  16. Mrs. Krabappel

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    Learn how to really fix and build stuff around the place. Volunteer at the local shelter. I'm pretty good at training dogs and I would love the time to help them become more adoptable.
    Hang out with friends more, sleep, hike, read, drive meals on wheels once a week. Ride bikes with my kid.
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  17. briansol

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    I'd try to live off the land. be a farmer, raise some small animals... live for a living
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  18. homebrewz

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    Guess I'd play more music, among other things.
    Seeing the title of this thread in the queue kept me thinking about the end of a Robin Williamson song.

    "I met a man whose name was Time and he said "I must be going", but just how long ago that was I have no way of knowing.
    Sometimes I want to murder time, sometimes when my heart's aching, but mostly I just stroll along the path that he is taking".

    from October Song.
  19. Pallet Pete

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    Brew more
    Screw more
    poo more
    and maybe continue my welding love affair while doing all thee above.

    What can I say I am easily entertained and don't need much from life to be happy.

    Pete
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  20. blacktail

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    I'd know every deer in my hunting area. Beyond that, I'd split my time between fishing more, and watching the deer around home to find behaviors that would apply to the deer in my hunting area. And I'd take more naps. I'm good at naps.
  21. sheetmetaldan

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    For me it would be finish restoring my 72 Plymouth Barracuda, i`m almost there just need a little more time and money! Then tackle another muscle car project really liking the 70-74 "B" body style Mopars lately, Superbee,Road Runner, Charger ect!
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