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8 minutes ago, CAROL SAUNDERS said:

Demand a selfie of you editing pix in your underpants eating cold baked beans out of the can, or it didn't happen !😀

 

Be careful what you wish for...

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I’m being forced out of self isolation by an ill timed toothache.  An infection can’t be ignored.  So my endodontist is seeing me today.  He assured me that they take every precaution to keep everyone safe.

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4 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:

 endodontist

I had to look that up. We just have dentists.

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33 minutes ago, John Morrison said:

I’m editing pix in my underpants 

 

I use Lightroom Classic.

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You're a funny Fin, Jani. 😃

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33 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

I had to look that up. We just have dentists.


Yep, here in the U.S., we have all kinds of specialists within the dental field.  Endodontists specialise in root canals and tooth pain in general.  It’s a fancy name so they can charge more 😬

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It’s good you can get into see someone so fast, Michael. Hope it’s something simple. I was thinking about my dentist the other day when I sent in payment for a recent appointment. I’m not even sure she’s working right now. Perhaps only for emergencies. 

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15 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:


 It’s a fancy name so they can charge more 😬

That I can believe, unfortunately.

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4 hours ago, JaniMarkus Hasa said:

 

I use Lightroom Classic.

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I sketched a picture in pencil on watercolor paper yesterday. I’ll go over the sketch in ink, then paint a line & wash picture.

I’m finding it hard to get motivated, though, even more so since my daughter fell ill.
 

This is somewhat like when my husband passed. I seemed to sit in my chair thinking of all the things I should be doing, but feeling paralyzed to do them.

Betty

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Hi,

 

So I've edited the first 12 days of Lockdown here in Tenerife and made a gallery on my website.

 

Lockdown here is very specific and restrictive so we can only leave the apartment to go to the Supermarket, Pharmacy, Doctors, Bins, or walk the dog(We don't have a dog!).

Anyone found out without good reason gets heavily fined, and one guy has gone to jail for repeat offending...

 

Anyway here's the gallery: https://www.philcrean.com/lockdown_days

 

I will probably now add new pics on a daily basis.

 

Phil

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2 minutes ago, Phil Crean said:

one guy has gone to jail

That'll be great for social distancing!

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I found a good jazz station today and they are playing Dinah Washington. Some very suggestive lyrics in those old songs! That seems to be my theme today..

 

Paulette

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23 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I sketched a picture in pencil on watercolor paper yesterday. I’ll go over the sketch in ink, then paint a line & wash picture.

I’m finding it hard to get motivated, though, even more so since my daughter fell ill.
 

This is somewhat like when my husband passed. I seemed to sit in my chair thinking of all the things I should be doing, but feeling paralyzed to do them.

Betty

 

C'mon Betty, We would like to see your picture posted on here.

 

Allan

 

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24 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

C'mon Betty, We would like to see your picture posted on here.

 

Allan

 

The first one will be a study, not a “keep” painting. Then I’ll get serious.

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On 26/03/2020 at 08:05, Michael Ventura said:


Yep, here in the U.S., we have all kinds of specialists within the dental field.  Endodontists specialise in root canals and tooth pain in general.  It’s a fancy name so they can charge more 😬

Orthodontist for teeth braces. I paid my share of $$$ with two kids that needed them. The good thing about the specialties is that each only do what their specialty is. They become very good and innovative at what they do. I have also used an Endodontist.

 

You go to your dentist. He recognizes your problem is complex, and any treatment he gives might fail because he is a general practitioner not a specialist. So he sends you to an Endodontist, who has seen your problem hundreds of times and knows just what to do.

 

 

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I have been scanning all of my old slides.  I have them in 74 slide carousels and some extras in binders.  I already had the best of them on Alamy through the regular submission route.  This effort is really to preserve the images of family and friends.  When I finish I will fill thumb drives to send to them so they can pass the images on to their kids.

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I made a butternut squash sauce for pasta tonight, seasoned with curry powder given to me by a friend, a bit of nutmeg, a bit of black pepper, and a bit of turmeric.   Added some olive oil and water.

 

Wasn't someone else here looking for butternut squashes?  They seem to be in season now in Nicaragua.

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I find this thread quite comforting in so many ways . . . of late it's the only one I open without the slightest treipdation about what I'll read. Please keep it up everybody 🙂😷

 

If it eventuates that I have to go into full self-isolation I'll be a tad busy trying to source, coordinate and facilitate the delivery of physical (and moral) support to a large group of around 400 staff for whom voluntary self-isolation is not an option. Collectively they provide 24 hour in-home support to one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, and if the infection takes hold in that cohort we are in serious, serious trouble. It's one of the reasons I'm heartened by the comments I read illustrating all the responsible and compassionate behaviour of common folk going about their lives in full consideration of the common good--at the moment, isolation (if you can), social-distancing (when you can) and exemplary hygiene (always) are the best tools we have.

 

Be kind, take care, be safe.

 

DD

 

 

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I don't watch a great deal of TV but confess to being hooked by the BBC programme The Repair Shop, where skilled craftspeople fix family heirlooms and treasured possessions, for example old clocks, broken porcelain, damaged works of art etc. 

 

Confined to base, I turned my attention to an old lawn roller whose wooden handle had rotted and whose metal frame was rusting. I made a new handle, and believe me producing a circular (ish in my case) section without a lathe is tricky, and restored the paintwork. Currently waiting for the varnish to dry when I can re-assemble it. Hope to use it as a photo prop as well as a garden ornament. 

 

Once through this health crisis I might try to track down a used wood lathe, I find working with wood to be very satisfying infinitely better than sitting in front of a computer screen.

 

I'm needing to find more home based projects that can be done with items to hand. I tend to follow my grandfather's advice that "if it eats no meat, keep it", so plenty of bits of wood and other stuff in our garage.

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I hope your staff stay well DD and can continue with the in-home support.

 

I have study commitments which I can do entirely from home, so that is keeping me busy, but I also hope during this extended period at home to be able to plant out some unusual varieties of vegetable seeds I bought some time ago (hope they still grow and are not too past their use-by date). I have compost ready I can spread out to make a garden bed. Apparently there has been a rush on buying seeds and seedlings here, with many people planning to grow more of their own food. It's like going back to a time when most people grew some vegetables in the backyard and had a few fruit trees. I watched Gardening Australia on TV last night and it was so relaxing amidst all the heavy news we are getting about Covid-19. The presenters on the show are all so lovely too, and the show's host Costa Georgiadis cultivates an epic beard reminiscent of a garden gnome:

https://www.abc.net.au/life/life-advice-from-costa-georgiadis/11693302

 

Somewhere in all of this too I'd like to do some still life photos. I've got quite a few ideas using bits and pieces from in the house and the shed, and now is the opportunity to do some of those things.

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4 hours ago, MizBrown said:

I made a butternut squash sauce for pasta tonight, seasoned with curry powder given to me by a friend, a bit of nutmeg, a bit of black pepper, and a bit of turmeric.   Added some olive oil and water.

 

Wasn't someone else here looking for butternut squashes?  They seem to be in season now in Nicaragua.

 

We usually eat around one butternut squash a month. My wife normally buys our vegetables from a farm shop close to where she worked at a garden centre and gardens, now shut. She checked the farm shop status yesterday, it too is now shut, only undertaking deliveries to those previously signed up. Luckily she bought two recently, haven't seen them anywhere I've shopped, even at opening times.

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I was curious to see if garden centres are now shut here also, given the recent reports of stores having trouble keeping up with demand for seeds and seedlings. The main chains I looked at still seem to be open. I have relatives who run a nursery and they are now closed to the public, but people can come in their car, phone for what they want, and staff will bring it out to them. They are now talking about the possibility of a stage 3 lockdown here, which I think will be the same as the UK if it goes ahead.

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3 hours ago, Bryan said:

I don't watch a great deal of TV but confess to being hooked by the BBC programme The Repair Shop, where skilled craftspeople fix family heirlooms and treasured possessions, for example old clocks, broken porcelain, damaged works of art etc. 

 

Confined to base, I turned my attention to an old lawn roller whose wooden handle had rotted and whose metal frame was rusting. I made a new handle, and believe me producing a circular (ish in my case) section without a lathe is tricky, and restored the paintwork. Currently waiting for the varnish to dry when I can re-assemble it. Hope to use it as a photo prop as well as a garden ornament. 

 

Once through this health crisis I might try to track down a used wood lathe, I find working with wood to be very satisfying infinitely better than sitting in front of a computer screen.

 

I'm needing to find more home based projects that can be done with items to hand. I tend to follow my grandfather's advice that "if it eats no meat, keep it", so plenty of bits of wood and other stuff in our garage.

One lathe isn't enough, Bryan.  My wife is up to three now - varying sizes and attachments.  This is her biggest one.

 

Mature, 65 year old, female crafter turning a wooden vase on her lathe Stock Photo

 

I'll stick to gardening and photography.

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