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Offline nick83

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Stuck at home what are you doing?
« on: Mar 21, 2020, 12:34:15 am »
First off, all the best to everyone on the forum.
Beside getting groceries ect. and looking after family what is everyone doing to pass the time while in lockdown at home? Watching TV, movies, staring at my Celica, cleaning up the house is what I have been doing as I am not to bored yet. Give me another week and it could be a different story.
Best wishes and health to all and looking forward to the first Celica meet when this is all over.
 

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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2020, 05:46:40 am »
I built a new shelf to go over my workbench in my garage!



I spent a couple evenings planning it out, buying supplies, and cutting and pre-drilling all the pieces. It went up today in a few hours, even being super anal about making sure it was level. I'm definitely not a carpenter, and I don't have a lot of woodworking tools, so having something even this simple turn out so well made me very happy :) The hardest part was getting the damn LED lights to fit together, they're cheap chinese things and the adapters to go between them didn't fit very well. I also bought some peg board to go on the wall under the shelf, but I think I'm going to wait until after I do insulation and drywall to put it up.

Next step is to clean up all the crap on the workbench so I can actually use it again!
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 21, 2020, 07:41:24 am »
Thanks Nick! I went on a 2 hr drive in the mountains. Fun times.

I had so many plans in the works, and they're all canceled for the time being. Definitely stay tuned for updates when this all blows over. :)
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2020, 12:03:34 pm »
we are still working, technically since we fall into the category of auto repair shop we are allowed to be open. Worked 14 hours straight yesterday because everyone wants their cars back. they are also doing a sale this weekend. it sucks but at the same time if I was off for 2 weeks I would get fucked as I wouldn't earn commission. Anyway hopefully everyone off has a productive 2 weeks.
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2020, 02:19:17 pm »
I'm still working too. But it's literally to work then home. There are times when I do have to drive around to get stuff for work though.

I'm usually home all the time anyway other than getting supplies, so not too much has changed for me.  :ohmy:

I have so much crap that I could do around the house. I've been having trouble deciding where to start.  :heh:

-I have a huge backlog of games on consoles (something like 25 games)
-My shed needs a sort
-My yard needs spring cleaning
-I need to fix my DD Celica (clutch master/slave cyl finally fixed and did a clutch pedal adjustment, just need to figure out why power lock switch doesn't work and tune the sub amp correctly)
-I have to replace a front wheel bearing (have the parts already) on the collector Celica
-I need to yank the engine and take parts off the coupe so I can scrap it and free up driveway space
-I need to repair some fascia above the bay window on my place, the previous owner did something strange there and I don't think the house was built like that. It's one of the can-of-worms problems that I've been avoiding for some 5 years...  :heh:

I'm sure there are more things I've forgotten lol.
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2020, 04:13:05 pm »
Ive been working still too, though that may change come monday. Our governor has given a stay at home order but that isnt an enforced order? No one is really sure, but supposedly updates are coming on monday. Either way I borrowed a welder so I can get the exhaust connected on my 78, that and building a stealth air cleaner for the weber are on the agenda for this weekend.
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 24, 2020, 01:53:22 pm »
I'm working through Friday to finish my truck loads that are already on their way to my warehouse. My business is not essential but we still have product on the roads and the truck drivers will need to be able to go home.
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 24, 2020, 02:27:24 pm »
Apparently my place of work has been deemed essential. And considering I'm the only IT person (I'm the entire department) I won't have to worry about work, at least.

Unfortunately I can't actually go in to work though, I found out Sunday I may have had third-party exposure and was told to self-quarantine. Hopefully this turns out to be nothing. At least I can work remotely but holy does it have limits.  :dry:
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 24, 2020, 04:37:42 pm »
Guess we will be partially open. Certain installs are getting the all clear to keep going.
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 '89 peugeot 405 - killed engine SOLD
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 27, 2020, 03:14:53 am »
I duplicated my own post.  :heh:
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 27, 2020, 03:33:13 am »
Glad to hear everyones ok. Even tho this is blown out of proportion its still stressing in a way or two. It took me 2 weeks straight every day after work to find toilet paper. Take care you guys. The way people are acting is scarier than the virus itself.
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But im still working. Im considered an "essential" cause we work on county and city trucks including smud and pg&e. I just got the go on taking a week off (no pay) to quarentine after working six 9hr days for 7 months. So you know ill be off fixing my celicas timing chain and head gasket in a heart beat knowing im coming back to possibly 10hr 7 days....
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 27, 2020, 03:42:04 am »
Printer repair has been determined to be "essential", but call volume is WAY down. A few weeks ago I was running 7-10 calls daily. This week I've had 5 calls, and I only had 4 last week, because most businesses we service have either closed or seriously cut back. But, work is still paying me 40 hours a week, guess that's the benefit of working for a big company that actually gives a shit about its employees. The bill going through congress should have pretty good benefits for people out of work due to this, up to $600/week on top of regular unemployment benefits.

I'm continuing work on making my garage more usable, and 4 seasons friendly. This week/weekend's project is to insulate and drywall the corner where the attic stairs were, then fix the steps/landing so the step heights are all the same. It's very annoying when the last step up to the attic is 4" taller and 6 1/2" wider then most of the others.
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 27, 2020, 04:55:21 am »
Wow, I'm glad my hours aren't super long. One of the issues I have is if an emergency comes up, I'm the only one that can actually deal with it (no other IT staff on site.) So that sucks but that's not a daily thing...
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 29, 2020, 01:18:04 am »
Essential employee, so still working.  The entire Sales staff is on furlough, General Manager and F&I guy are handling all sales. About 1/2 of the Parts Dept. is on furlough. 1/2 of the Service writers are on furlough,. All techs have been given a guarantee equivalent to 75% of their average earnings, so the dealer group is taking good care of us that way.  Last week we averaged less than 20 repair orders a day,  in a shop where 100 ROs a day was considered SLOW just a few weeks ago.  This week all the techs are going to a 3 day rotating schedule, so I suddenly have a 5 day weekend and too much time on my hands.

Sometimes I get a weird idea for a project stuck in my head.  I made a new shifter for my truck a few days ago, cause sometimes my driving scares me and I just want my hand held.  If the thrift stores were open, I'd buy a cheap sweater and use the sleeve as a shift boot.  :dry:
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Re: Stuck at home what are you doing?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 30, 2020, 12:39:39 am »
I don't know if that's awesome or creepy  :heh:.
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