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May 25, 2023 09:06:36   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
How many of you do what I do? I come downstairs in the morning, turn on the computer, make coffee, and spend several hours on UHH and other sites. Years ago, I would come downstairs and actually do things. I have seventy-eight items on my To Do List, but here I am at the computer. I found that this is more enjoyable than cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, or bringing garbage to the dump.

It's taken me a while, but I've figured out a way to justify this. "You only go around once in life." Do I want to spend it doing what I want or doing chores? The answer is obvious. The house is clean enough, no one has complained about my lawn, and the garbage situation is under control.

Now, back to my various websites.

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May 25, 2023 09:12:07   #
Warhorse Loc: SE Michigan
 
Story of my life since I retired almost nine years ago!

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May 25, 2023 09:14:30   #
Toment Loc: FL, IL
 
Everything in moderation πŸ˜€

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May 25, 2023 09:19:04   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
jerryc41 wrote:
How many of you do what I do? I come downstairs in the morning, turn on the computer, make coffee, and spend several hours on UHH and other sites. Years ago, I would come downstairs and actually do things. I have seventy-eight items on my To Do List, but here I am at the computer. I found that this is more enjoyable than cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, or bringing garbage to the dump.

It's taken me a while, but I've figured out a way to justify this. "You only go around once in life." Do I want to spend it doing what I want or doing chores? The answer is obvious. The house is clean enough, no one has complained about my lawn, and the garbage situation is under control.

Now, back to my various websites.
How many of you do what I do? I come downstairs i... (show quote)

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

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May 25, 2023 09:20:32   #
chuckrem Loc: Katy, Tx
 

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May 25, 2023 09:27:02   #
mr spock Loc: Fairfield CT
 
You hit the proverbial nail on the head Jerry. It is a description of my typical morning exactly.
The only additional things I do is turn on some background music and review/edit photos I may have taken the day before. I used to feel guilty about "wasting" time. One of the reasons I worked my buns off for so many years was to allow this free time now.
PS- I think my lawn looks great. Don't want to spoil it with too frequent mowing :-)

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May 25, 2023 09:28:42   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Yup, similar situation....
I've become adept at procrastination......

But then, I've been a programmer for 50 years, I really like computers.

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May 25, 2023 10:59:19   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Coffee and the Hog first then I decide what's next.

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May 25, 2023 11:13:30   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
kpmac wrote:
Coffee and the Hog first then I decide what's next.


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May 25, 2023 13:57:53   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
mr spock wrote:
You hit the proverbial nail on the head Jerry. It is a description of my typical morning exactly.
The only additional things I do is turn on some background music and review/edit photos I may have taken the day before. I used to feel guilty about "wasting" time. One of the reasons I worked my buns off for so many years was to allow this free time now.
PS- I think my lawn looks great. Don't want to spoil it with too frequent mowing :-)


Yes - the 50s channel on XM.

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May 25, 2023 16:51:24   #
mr spock Loc: Fairfield CT
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Yes - the 50s channel on XM.


Ya got that right!

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May 25, 2023 18:19:25   #
Scruples Loc: Brooklyn, New York
 
jerryc41 wrote:
How many of you do what I do?


Jerry, If you don’t tell anyone, neither will I.

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May 26, 2023 05:24:07   #
Canonuser Loc: UK and South Africa
 
I play loads of golf as do many of my friends in their late 70’s (at least fifteen miles a week). We all say this keeps us fit and as a proportion of the elderly we live longer than most.
Although I have no problems with the time I spend accessing stuff on a computer, I would if I felt it reduced my exercise time and impinged on my health and fitness.
Obviously I do understand that some are unable to exercise at all, but I suspect many that are fit enough don’t.

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May 26, 2023 06:02:41   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Canonuser wrote:
I play loads of golf as do many of my friends in their late 70’s (at least fifteen miles a week). We all say this keeps us fit and as a proportion of the elderly we live longer than most.
Although I have no problems with the time I spend accessing stuff on a computer, I would if I felt it reduced my exercise time and impinged on my health and fitness.
Obviously I do understand that some are unable to exercise at all, but I suspect many that are fit enough don’t.


"at least fifteen miles a week" I didn't know they had odometers on golf carts. πŸ˜‚

Yes, exercise is essential. Early humans got exercise just by living. Now, we have a device to change the channel on the TV for us. If people aren't fit enough to do vigorous exercise, they can do isometrics to maintain muscle tone.

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May 26, 2023 07:07:15   #
Lens Cap Loc: The Cold North Coast
 
Jerry, enjoy the path of least resistance, I do!

jerryc41 wrote:
How many of you do what I do? I come downstairs in the morning, turn on the computer, make coffee, and spend several hours on UHH and other sites. Years ago, I would come downstairs and actually do things. I have seventy-eight items on my To Do List, but here I am at the computer. I found that this is more enjoyable than cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, or bringing garbage to the dump.

It's taken me a while, but I've figured out a way to justify this. "You only go around once in life." Do I want to spend it doing what I want or doing chores? The answer is obvious. The house is clean enough, no one has complained about my lawn, and the garbage situation is under control.

Now, back to my various websites.
How many of you do what I do? I come downstairs i... (show quote)

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