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Second Solder

This was incredibly daunting, as there were 16 pins in total. And though they’re spaced out just like everything else I’ve soldered… these seemed closer together. A trick of the mind, but I was sweating something awful as I stepped through each pin.

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Frozen Encounter

I think that underneath all of this, there’s a fire hydrant that’s spewing a bit of water. Not a lot… just a little. Enough to coat the nearby tree, and cause this small public sculpture.

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First Solder

I’m not gonna lie: I’ve been sweating this part of the project. I’ve never soldered anything before, and the prospect of burning electronics (or myself) with a length of hot metal has made me… apprehensive, to say the least.

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Soundproofing

Adding in the insulation to the lower half. Mostly an easy process, but one thing to note about the soundproof insulation: it doesn’t separate/split well. This was a bit of a challenge, when trying to install it around conduit and outlets.

If you futz too much with it, the insulation tends to crumble like week-old cake.

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Karawan

Karawan is a game where you lead a small (growing?) caravan of survivors, in search of a portal. All this is done, while the world disintegrates around you.

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Look, Daisy

I’m sad to share that, a few months back, she started to develop a bit of a cataract over her right eye. So far, it hasn’t impeded her too much (she does run into us a bit more, from time to time). I think this stems from the surprising fact that we learned Daisy is actually a bit older than Phineas.

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Rapid Tests and PCR Tests

“Put simply, if you test positive on a rapid test, you almost certainly have Covid-19. If you test negative, in some cases, you might still test positive on a PCR test, which is much more sensitive because it tests for genetic evidence of the virus.”

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New Supplies

This has been an interesting project. Super slow, high learning curve. But I’d like to think that once I figure out how things should all work, I can create several/multiple versions with ease.

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Visqueen, Upstairs Hall

It’s kind of a two-fold strategy: aim to stop working at 5PM, and shift gears to work on the house instead. It somewhat ensure we don’t overwork at our jobs, while at the same time prioritize our own house work. Any progress is still progress.

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