What can I do for 6 hours every day?

Spain
September 14, 2008 2:24pm CST
Every day, while my kids are at school, I am unable to go home, and have to wait for them. I have a car, a laptop but no internet connection, access to a library which is very basic and does not have very up-to-date books and charges to use the computer. So, my friends, please help. What can I do from 9am to 3pm every day? I have thought about taking up a new hobby, sketching for example, or taking photographs. I could read all the really old and smelly books in the library. Is there anything else you can think of that is not going to cost me any money, and is not going to make me go bonkers within the month? Any suggestions?
2 responses
@babykeka80 (2004)
• United States
14 Sep 08
You can always go window shopping. Pack a lunch and enjoy a day at the park if there is one nearby. There is a site similar to netflix for books, you could join and read. Better yet, read at the park. If your laptop has a dvd player you could always take a movie with you and watch it while you wait. What about a part time job. Just a few hours a day.
• Spain
15 Sep 08
Ooh hadn't thought about films! Oh yes, what fab ideas - thanks for answering. I was there today, and although I started shopping, then window shopping, then at the library, I just got really tired doing nothing! Not many people can say that!
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
14 Sep 08
I don't understand why you can't go home. You have a car? Anyway, start a walking program. Even if you are already fit and trim, walking is excellent for your heart. Volunteering at your children's school is also an option. Teachers are always in need of assistance with bulletin boards, crafting help, cutting, gluing, stapling, etc. Good luck!
• Spain
14 Sep 08
Long story. In short, the school is in Gibraltar and I live in Spain. Not only is there the cost of the petrol but the time to drive to Gib and pass the border control. At times this is very quick at around 10 minutes, but at times, like in the morning or evening it can be over an hour and a half. We leave home at 7.40am to get to school on time. And to get out can be over 2 hours if you are unlucky. Walking is a good one, but Gibraltar is very steep and just walking from my elder daughter's school to the younger daughter's school takes 15 minutes and is up two hills and 100 steps! I will ask about helping out at the schools though - I like that idea, it could be very productive for them and me. Many thanks for the suggestion.