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Dining Room Wall Work, Continued

Our last bit of work tonight involved moving the many sheets of drywall from the fireplace over to this wall, freeing us up to continue work on the rest of the room. It’s been a while since we’ve seen the fireplace (forgot to take a photo), and it’s nice to imagine starting work on the rest of the walls here.

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Signs of Melting

I guess that only part of our yard gets sunlight, during the day… and the remaining snow is evidence of that trajectory. In the many winters we’ve seen in this house, I don’t think I recall seeing this pattern before.

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Blink

There’s a part of me that wants to study and better understand some of the basics of electronics. And then there’s a bigger part of me that just wants to ignore the fundamentals, and just dive in and hook up that liquid crystal display to see what cool things we can make happen.

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Dining Room Wall Work

With the backer board around the window, we got a few more smaller pieces of 3/8″ drywall up. Not a ton, but a decent amount of small progress for a school night.

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Walls and Doors

All told, the track and mechanisms seem to be in good shape. One thing we’ll be trying to do is to see if we can track down a professional outfit that repairs vintage doors. Our pocket doors definitely need some love and help to bring them back to their original state, and it’s likely more than we’re able to do.

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My Nerdy Valentine

Got this lovely valentine card from Liz today. It’s incredibly nerdy, and I keep staring at it wondering which of us (the giver or the receiver) is the bigger nerd.

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Measurements

Not a ton of photos from tonight. Liz and I mostly sized up the dining room (North) wall, trying to determine how “off” the studs were.

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The Edison of the Slot Machines

“Although lacking the romance of card sharps, or the freakish genius of card counters, slot cheats are uniquely innocuous, almost laudable characters. If you cheat at table games, you’re siphoning money from your fellow gamblers. But if you cheat at slots, it’s just you versus the casino. There’s a reason that slots are nicknamed ‘one-armed bandits’: we intuitively sense that their gains are ill-gotten.”

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Dracula

Claes Bang does a really amazing job of playing Dracula, and his back and forth with Dolly Wells is really the draw. Wells’ performance, and her antagonistic, scientific fascination with Dracula is a really great take. Did I mention there’s a showdown at a nunnery in the first episode?

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Dining Room, Ceiling Drywall, Day 2

We woke up early this morning as well, but got a slightly earlier start today than yesterday. Liz and I both wanted to hit it hard earlier in the day, with the hopes that we’d have some time in the afternoon/evening to actually enjoy our weekend some.

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Dining Room, Ceiling Drywall, Day 1

That is, until we got to the math. We were trying to determine, when starting in the corner, whether we were working with a right angle or not. And whether we needed to cut that initial drywall board to compensate for an acute or obtuse angle.

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Dining Room Insulation

After work last night, Liz and I got insulation in to the north Dining room wall. We picked up some additional insulation on our Home Depot run earlier this week, and that was helpful in our work tonight.

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