How you are filling your new found free time.

festerw

Feeling the Heat
Nov 16, 2009
441
Cambridge Springs, PA
Well my "time off" is coming to an end Monday.

Going back to work full time but in a different department and I feel terrible about bumping another employee to do it but my wife has been waiting 6 weeks for an unemployment check with no pay date in sight.

It's all hopefully temporary and I should be back to my normal job by the end of May.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,075
Eastern Central PA
my wife has been waiting 6 weeks for an unemployment check with no pay date in sight.
Could be awhile. Unemployment websites are swamped and bogged down nationwide. I suspect they will eventually get to everyone but it will take time. I think the govt would have been better off instead of padding check amounts that no one has yet to benefit from to offer extensions and help with roll out. Our state wesite is still collecting data and not yet processing claims for new categories of unemployed.
 

festerw

Feeling the Heat
Nov 16, 2009
441
Cambridge Springs, PA
Could be awhile. Unemployment websites are swamped and bogged down nationwide. I suspect they will eventually get to everyone but it will take time. I think the govt would have been better off instead of padding check amounts that no one has yet to benefit from to offer extensions and help with roll out. Our state wesite is still collecting data and not yet processing claims for new categories of unemployed.
Yea it's a crap show for sure. It took about 2 hours to get through to them the other day. She was fired 3/24 for "attitude" and they didn't send out the paperwork for her employer until she contacted them 4/28.

Turns out attitude is apparently asking her employer what safety steps they were going to institute is termination worthy with no warnings.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,075
Eastern Central PA
Turns out attitude is apparently asking her employer what safety steps they were going to institute is termination worthy with no warnings.
Id fight it, if they try to stop her from collecting. No way they would show up at a hearing or even schedule one now. Should be a shoe in.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
82,912
South Puget Sound, WA
My free time is not new found, more like hard-earned, but I am making the best of it with gardening, walks and painting. This lil' fox is just about done.
fox-painting.jpg
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,328
Schenectady, NY
I dont think I could paint something that well even if I was painting by numbers! I can make barn doors look bad!
 
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MTY

Feeling the Heat
Jan 9, 2019
348
Idaho
I am winding down on the drywall mudding, and it looks nice. The decking material is showing up tomorrow. It will be 100 feet by seven feet wrapped around below the 7 foot eves. It will come out square, plumb and pleasing to the eye. So, I do have some talent. However, if I tried to paint something like that fox it would look like a bomb went off in a paint store.
 
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
82,912
South Puget Sound, WA
Thanks. My mud work is pathetic. It looks like pigs under a blanket.
 
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MTY

Feeling the Heat
Jan 9, 2019
348
Idaho
One day whilst walking behind a rather rotund woman, my buddy remarked, "That looks like two pigs fighting in a gunny sack."
I am tempted not to texture. There are no sins to hide. Tomorrow we are fencing the garden. 32X48 Everything is in pots, and we bring it in each night as frost does not stop until mid June.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
82,912
South Puget Sound, WA
I appreciate a nice smooth-wall job. You get to celebrate Mudder's Day soon.

All our plants are going in the ground now, including the eggplant and peppers. Our corn is already about an inch tall.
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,843
Eastern Ontario
All our plants are going in the ground now, including the eggplant and peppers. Our corn is already about an inch tall.
Hate you we got snow yesterday and last night
No garden till the end of the month maybe
right now the temp is -5::C
 

NickW

Member
Oct 16, 2019
200
SE WI
My green and jalepeno pepper plants are doing well in the starter trays, but won't get planted until next weekend. We have below freezing temps overnight yet for a couple of days. Learned over winter that my jalepeno's may keep coming out too mild because I water them too much... Everything else I direct seed (melons & zucchini). Trying a "mango melon" this year. Last years cantelopes were super sweet but small, honeydew didn't come up.

I don't do a huge garden, but I've learned some really good zucchini recipes. Had 126 zucchini harvested last year from 1 package of seeds and only about 1/2-2/3 actually came up! Had to get another freezer for my 3 deer because the other one was still full of produce...