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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2014 - 12:18 PM

As a lot you have read I am living a dual life. A week in a 600 square foot apartment and home on the weekends with my family. I need something to do during the week. I am about driving myself nuts sitting around doing nothing but watching netflix.

Anyone have any suggestions for a relaxing hobby that can be done indoors.
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Posted February 02, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Learn the guitar ! I have been trying to learn the banjo for 6 yrs now. Guitar is much easier and anything to do with music is relaxing to me. Good luck finding a hobby that really relaxes you. Roger.


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 12:48 PM

a female companion might be nice   :smilewink:

more seriously.....

build model cars/trucks/airplanes

volunteer at a non profit organization*

read books

 

*There are all kinds of opportunitys for volunteers

 my sister was a "big sister" to an inner city girl in San Francisco and really made a big difference in the girls life. 

other opportunitys could be:

vetrans organizations

museums

hospitals

churches

soup kitchens

sheltered workshops - though that may be regular busines hours only

battered women shelters - hard to find a battered mens shelter  :(

homeless shelters - my experience is most there want to be homeless - they are too lazy to work. 

the only reason I put that last one on is anything is better than TV time  [just one mans opinion]


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 12:53 PM

I used to play the guitar. I still have 2 guitars. I actually picked up a model car and paint last night.

I've considered building am RC car as well. One of those scratch kits.

Volunteering would be good. I have some reservations about a lot of the programs. Summer time comes I can go shooting and join a gun club.
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Posted February 02, 2014 - 01:28 PM

Is there a gym in that town? Pumping a little iron might take the edge off until you can get back to motorized iron again.
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Posted February 02, 2014 - 01:46 PM

Take some wheel weights with you and use them to 'pump iron'!


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 02:38 PM

I used to be big into model trains growing up. Still am just don't have the time for them like I used to. You could also pick up astronomy as that's a rather fun hobby to try out. Nothing like getting lost in the stars :love:


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 04:27 PM

Is there a gym in that town? Pumping a little iron might take the edge off until you can get back to motorized iron again.


The apartment complex has an indoor pool jot tubs and a full gym. It's really nice. But I'm 30 a little over weight and i went in there one night and about 40.college girls in sports bras in there running. Felt a bit out of place lol
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Posted February 02, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I'd say ditto on the model railroad thing.  A nice 'N' scale layout would pas the time away pretty quick, not cost an arm and a leg, and is small enough to lay out on a hollow core plain door that could easily be moved around in needed.

 

otherwise:

fly tying

puzzles (I know...and old lady thing)

post as many things on GTT as possible :D

and Yeah, I like the guitar thing too!

 

Have fun with whatever you choose


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:03 PM

1-Take some small tractor projects with you. I try to take some stuff I need to do but don't ever have time to do it at home when I travel.

2-Cruise craigslist and buy stuff to sell  :D

3-cruise around town looking for gems (maybe more in the spring when the time changes)

 

Watch a lot of movies!

 

Maybe I am not help....sorry!



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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:08 PM

Build model GT's from toothpicks.  Cost is low, just toothpicks & Elmers glue.   :smilewink:


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:24 PM

Build model GT's from toothpicks.  Cost is low, just toothpicks & Elmers glue.   :smilewink:

 

Oh, and a pair of tweezers to help place them. My big fingers would knock the whole thing down.



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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:26 PM

3-cruise around town looking for gems (maybe more in the spring when the time changes)

Watch a lot of movies!

Maybe I am not help....sorry!


I almost bought a nice round fender 110 last week. Great price. But I didn't have my truck with me!

I browse craigslist all the time
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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:29 PM

I almost bought a nice round fender 110 last week. Great price. But I didn't have my truck with me!

I browse craigslist all the time

 

Road trip! Expand your searchtempest search out another 100 miles and see what you can find.



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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:31 PM

I'd say ditto on the model railroad thing.  A nice 'N' scale layout would pas the time away pretty quick, not cost an arm and a leg, and is small enough to lay out on a hollow core plain door that could easily be moved around in needed.

 

otherwise:

fly tying

puzzles (I know...and old lady thing)

post as many things on GTT as possible :D

and Yeah, I like the guitar thing too!

 

Have fun with whatever you choose

And usually people just look to either get rid of the things or sell dirt cheap so you could have a 10ft by 8ft layout going for maybe less than 50$


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