Quarantined! Day 6

Finding Projects

Stefani Vader
2 min readMar 31, 2020


Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

During this ‘social distancing’ and ‘self-quarantine’ period, you constantly hear about people being bored out of their mind.

I can understand that to a point.

For those living in an apartment and don’t have outdoor space they can utilize, I can only imagine how caged in a person may feel.

I am one of the lucky ones.

Our property is five acres. When we bought it back in July, it had been abandoned for over twenty years. It was such a jungle, that if you stood on the street and looked toward the house, you’d never know there was a house on the lot.

So, for us, there is plenty we can do.

For days now, my husband has been digging up stumps and roots while I plant the garden beds.

But, you get bored of doing the same thing over and over again, so what do you do?

I could tell he was getting a little antsy.

Without me having to say anything, he began to pull out all the wood scraps we had laying around. He gathered up the leftover chicken wire, and I silently watched as he stood back with his hands on his hips staring at the pile.

He scratched his head, walked around the pile, and stood there again.

One hour later, I had a new chicken brooder out in the shed that would give my chicks the space they needed.

photo by author

There are always projects that can be done.

For me, to take a break in the heat of the day, I came in and took everything off our pantry shelf and reorganized it so that we could utilize it to it’s fullest potential. Our kitchen is currently gutted with only a small counter, a kitchen sink, and a table holding a microwave and an electric burner. The studs in the walls hold our spices and small bottles of seasonings.

We need to use every inch of storage space that we can, and it was a tedious project that I’d put off, but needed to be done.

So, if you’re bored, take a look around. I guarantee there’s a project for you somewhere. And, even when it’s a project that you’ve dreaded, when it is done, you will have a sense of achievement and you will have killed some time.



Stefani Vader

Lover of reading and writing. Hater of retail work. Small fish in a big pond, learning as I go.