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orchidmanorchidman Senior MemberPosts: 8,364 Senior Member
After 16 years of working mainly weekends on the charter boat I decided to train a replacement to assist  Mark so that I could 'reclaim' my weekends. (Will still be doing the midweek trips, relieving the occasional sat/sun and be on callout for emergencies.) With that in mind,after fri and saturdays trips left the new guy to help Mark on sunday, headed home and hit the sack late saturday night looking forward to waking up on sunday at a reasonable hour ( instead of O dark a thirty) and doing things normal people do on sundays.............and therein lies the problem that I need help on...


(I woke at 4.30am, couldnt get back to sleep, did all my housework etc and ran out of ideas at 7.30am. Cleaned and sorted out a couple of gun cabinets, cleaned the inside of the car, visited my sister and niece who is due to have a baby any day....the niece that is.....Happened to arrive unannounced as the nieces girlfriends turned up for the baby shower......4 of whom immediately commenced breastfeeding their own babies which caused the other 3 guys to depart for the garage to drink beer and talk about interesting topics like the release of some new Nike shoe, their latest exploits in playing games on their phones and where the best latte was to be found....I stayed and talked to my niece instead. BTW, she asked me if I was embarrassed by her friends breast feeding and my reply was If they aren't embarrassed why would I be!!!. Headed back home, Rang BH and organized an afternoon hunt for rabbits and deer , picked him up and headed for the hills. shot a few rabbits and just as the deer started to come out to feed on dusk all our mobiles started screaming with the national alert sound and notified us that at midnight we were going into level three lockdown. Dont know if you have a similar system over there but when alerts come through on our mobiles they bypass the mute setting and can be heard at least 5 miles away........consequently every deer within the area decided to head for the hills and all we saw was their rear ends disappearing into the scrub. Got back 10 mins before the lockdown commenced)

So, my question is, What do normal people do on weekends???

( Yeah yeah, I know I shouldnt be asking you guys cos most of you aren't normal but neither am I so you probably have some good ideas lol,)


Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

Replies

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    I have no clue anymore.  I do concealed carry classes and train folks to shoot.  Can’t remember the last weekend day I got to sleep in... 🤣
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,114 Senior Member
    Of late...I've been making stuff out of a pile of buckskin I had laid aside....leatherwork keeps me engaged...and then I also do some cooking for the wife and I...
    Of course I would be steelhead fishing but it's entirely too cold to be on the river and the boat ramps are a sheet of ice...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    I've never known any normal people.

    Yesterday I froze. Today I'm just cold. So sometimes Sunday's are better. Next weekend, who knows.....
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,663 Senior Member

    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Weekends? What's that? Oh, you mean those annoying two days where some businesses are closed, one of which when we don't get any mail? ;)
    Oh, and turn the "mobile" the Hell off!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,125 Senior Member
    Stay away from baby showers, for one thing.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,189 Senior Member
    Church, groceries, lunch, whatever office work needs finishing, bookwork, clean house, do laundry, fix stuff kids and cats broke, yard work or snow removal depending on the season, figure out everybodies schedules for the next week, wash, rinse, repeat.....
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,357 Senior Member
    Turn the dam phone off, leave it at home and enjoy what God gave you! Peace, quiet and communion with him.  I miss the western sky now that I'm living on the east coast
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    No help here so far which is what I expected and welcomed.........Thanks for confirming the family bond this place has. o:) I love this place.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,739 Senior Member
    I don't know any normal people.

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    "Normal" is a setting on the dryer...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,340 Senior Member
    I just do what ever I find interesting to do .
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Ranch. Shoot guns. Hunt. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    edited February 2021 #15
    zorba said:
    Weekends? What's that? Oh, you mean those annoying two days where some businesses are closed, one of which when we don't get any mail? ;)
    Oh, and turn the "mobile" the Hell off!
    Do you ever NOT bitch?  Honest question. Because you most often reflect the skirt you wear.  I’m curious if you are really that wound tight and disgruntled about life around you or just that bored and looking for something to vent about. 

    Loosen the skirt. Relax. Breath. Drink a beer. You’ll make it through till tomorrow. 👍🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 915 Senior Member
    No idea if you'd be interested but have you thought about getting your "B" endorsement?
    Seems like a good way to waste a Sunday.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    waipapa13 said:
    No idea if you'd be interested but have you thought about getting your "B" endorsement?
    Seems like a good way to waste a Sunday.

    Thought about it....along with getting a 'P' endorsement. Still thinking about it.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    waipapa13 said:
    No idea if you'd be interested but have you thought about getting your "B" endorsement?
    Seems like a good way to waste a Sunday.
    orchidman said:
    waipapa13 said:
    No idea if you'd be interested but have you thought about getting your "B" endorsement?
    Seems like a good way to waste a Sunday.

    Thought about it....along with getting a 'P' endorsement. Still thinking about it.
    Ok, for the benefit of the Gringos, what does that mean?
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,189 Senior Member
    Now that I slept on it, you could go fishing..........for fun, not work ;)
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    zorba said:
    Weekends? What's that? Oh, you mean those annoying two days where some businesses are closed, one of which when we don't get any mail? ;)
    Oh, and turn the "mobile" the Hell off!
    Do you ever NOT bitch?  Honest question. Because you most often reflect the skirt you wear.  I’m curious if you are really that wound tight and disgruntled about life around you or just that bored and looking for something to vent about. 

    Loosen the skirt. Relax. Breath. Drink a beer. You’ll make it through till tomorrow. 👍🏻
    To answer the question honestly? I'm a grumpy old man and embrace it! However, I actually wasn't trying to be bitchy in the above post - I was trying to be funny (hence the winking emoticon). Obviously, I failed. Can't win 'em all!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,041 Senior Member
    orchidman said:


    So, my question is, What do normal people do on weekends???




    Whatever my wife tells me that we are doing this weekend
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    waipapa13 said:
    No idea if you'd be interested but have you thought about getting your "B" endorsement?
    Seems like a good way to waste a Sunday.
    orchidman said:
    waipapa13 said:
    No idea if you'd be interested but have you thought about getting your "B" endorsement?
    Seems like a good way to waste a Sunday.

    Thought about it....along with getting a 'P' endorsement. Still thinking about it.
    Ok, for the benefit of the Gringos, what does that mean?

    A 'B' license is for pistols and you have to comply with very strict conditions.......
    A 'P' license is for pest destruction and allows you to have semi auto rifles......
    Am thinking hard about the 'P' license as I might start a new business doing Pest destruction. Am already clearing up a few places of rabbits, possums, peacocks and deer and could turn it into an income based proposition........With BH due to retire in the next few years it could keep us busy and provide extra money....
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,423 Senior Member
    orchidman said:


    So, my question is, What do normal people do on weekends???




    Whatever my wife tells me that we are doing this weekend
    That and attempt to nap. If I am really lucky, there will be scifi or history on. 

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    GunNut said:
    waipapa13 said:
    No idea if you'd be interested but have you thought about getting your "B" endorsement?
    Seems like a good way to waste a Sunday.
    orchidman said:
    waipapa13 said:
    No idea if you'd be interested but have you thought about getting your "B" endorsement?
    Seems like a good way to waste a Sunday.

    Thought about it....along with getting a 'P' endorsement. Still thinking about it.
    Ok, for the benefit of the Gringos, what does that mean?

    A 'B' license is for pistols and you have to comply with very strict conditions.......
    A 'P' license is for pest destruction and allows you to have semi auto rifles......
    Am thinking hard about the 'P' license as I might start a new business doing Pest destruction. Am already clearing up a few places of rabbits, possums, peacocks and deer and could turn it into an income based proposition........With BH due to retire in the next few years it could keep us busy and provide extra money....
    Ahhhhhhh, thank you!
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,273 Senior Member
    I'm putting a new roof on my sleepout/come reloading room this weekend.
    dunno if it's normal, but it is necessary.


    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Two weekends out of three, my 'normal' would scare the hell out of most normal people. 
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,739 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Zee said:
    zorba said:
    Weekends? What's that? Oh, you mean those annoying two days where some businesses are closed, one of which when we don't get any mail? ;)
    Oh, and turn the "mobile" the Hell off!
    Do you ever NOT bitch?  Honest question. Because you most often reflect the skirt you wear.  I’m curious if you are really that wound tight and disgruntled about life around you or just that bored and looking for something to vent about. 

    Loosen the skirt. Relax. Breath. Drink a beer. You’ll make it through till tomorrow. 👍🏻
    To answer the question honestly? I'm a grumpy old man and embrace it! However, I actually wasn't trying to be bitchy in the above post - I was trying to be funny (hence the winking emoticon). Obviously, I failed. Can't win 'em all!
    Zorb you gotta dig down deep when you wink that way there's no mistaking it.
    :D
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,981 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    zorba said:
    Zee said:
    zorba said:
    Weekends? What's that? Oh, you mean those annoying two days where some businesses are closed, one of which when we don't get any mail? ;)
    Oh, and turn the "mobile" the Hell off!
    Do you ever NOT bitch?  Honest question. Because you most often reflect the skirt you wear.  I’m curious if you are really that wound tight and disgruntled about life around you or just that bored and looking for something to vent about. 

    Loosen the skirt. Relax. Breath. Drink a beer. You’ll make it through till tomorrow. 👍🏻
    To answer the question honestly? I'm a grumpy old man and embrace it! However, I actually wasn't trying to be bitchy in the above post - I was trying to be funny (hence the winking emoticon). Obviously, I failed. Can't win 'em all!
    Zorb you gotta dig down deep when you wink that way there's no mistaking it.
    :D
    I even have a "Wink Card" from Ulta - that should count for something! ;););):D

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,907 Senior Member
    It all depends on what I HAVE to do that weekend. If not high priority, I will sleep in until I wake up. Might be 7a or 11. I have always been a lounger, but only if everything is settled. Never been one to think I wasted a day by sleeping or napping as long as stuff is settled. 
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