You catch up on some movies you missed before the Oscars were handed out, binge-watch some TV series, take care of some household chores, maybe tackle one big project you’ve been putting off and try to get some exercise.
Trail Blazer Coach Terry Stotts’ COVID-19 stay-at-home time has probably not been much different than yours or mine.
“Taking care of some projects around the house,” he said Tuesday, from his home in Lake Oswego. “I still walk everyday. I always try to see the Academy Award winners for best picture and best actors and I got behind this year, so I’m catching up on those. I watched 'Parasite,' 'Joker'… some others ... I’m working on a book.”
“Oh, no,” he said quickly. “Finishing reading one. I’m never going to write a book. Books get you in trouble. And nobody reads anymore.”
There is binge-watching, too, with wife, Jan.
“We are catching up on that Amazon series, ‘Bosch’ and we’ve watched the first two seasons,” he said. “There are five seasons. And ‘Ozark’ starts again Friday.
“I just finished ‘Chernobyl.’ I had that on my DVR for a long time and didn't get to it.”
Stotts was in good spirits, but when you think about it, what coach wouldn't be when he or she hasn't lost a game in several weeks?
The Stotts are working on one of those big projects that a lot of married couples have hanging over their heads. It's one of those long, tedious jobs that you know is going to take a while and so you continually put it off.
“We had photo albums we did from 1980 to 2003,” he said. “And we are going through those pictures and digitizing them on a computer. We have a little machine that scans them. There are about a hundred or a hundred-fifty pictures in each album.
“And we just have one album left -- 2003.”
And yes, 2003 is when the Stotts purchased a digital camera.
The Trail Blazer coach has already programed the DVR to record all of the Trail Blazers' classic games that will be aired during the next couple of weeks on NBC Sports Northwest. And he watched the video of the team’s 1977 championship win over Philadelphia this week.
“It’s interesting how much the game has changed,” Stotts said. “It’s a different game. There was like one pick-and-roll the whole game."
And the players?
“More athletic than people might think,” he said. “Lionel Hollins and Johnny Davis looked really quick. So did Bill Walton.
“And that one dunk by Dr. J in the first half, over Walton, I think. I just said, ‘Holy cow.’”
And that game was so long ago that, like many of us, he'd forgotten that the old free-throw bonus rule was different in those days. If your team was in the bonus and you were fouled on a shot, you got three chances to make two free throws.
"World B. Free was at the line and missed the first one, then made two," Stotts said. "And I thought, 'Oh yeah, three-to-make-two.'"
One thing Stotts isn’t watching is videotape of college players his team might be looking at in the draft.
“Neil (Olshey) does that,” he said. “He and his staff do the draft. As we get closer to it, I look at some tape, but the draft is his. He and his staff do that.”
The enforced hiatus is not pleasing to anybody, but Stotts seems to have come to terms with it and, while anxious to get back to work, he’s doing his best to make the best of it.
“If you have to do something like this, Lake Oswego is a nice place to be,” he said.