Phineas recently caught some kind of a cold/infection, which has him sneezing a lot. He got this right before his annual checkup, and so now… in addition to his normal round of medication, he’s got a little more.
With much, if not all, of the living room demo completed, we’re closing in on being able to put drywall up on the walls. Before all that though: we’re putting a layer of drywall on the ceiling (ceiling first, then the walls).
Let me start this story with an embarrassing fact: a few weeks ago, when I was working on the house, I lost my balance and fell off the top of a ladder.
I don’t subscribe to a lot of YouTube channels, but I’ve been following Vox primarily for videos made by the amazingly awesome Estelle Cawell. This one, focusing on the Peacock wicker chair, starts with music and album covers… but goes on a surprising historical journey.
It’s hard to pin down things to any specific root cause, but lately I’ve had a low level feeling of anxiousness or worry.
“Here’s a small gray woman
in an enormous beaver coat”
I’ve had some luck in re-using opened cans of Great Stuff foam. But lately, either I’m not closing them up fully or it’s this stuff just has an irrepressible need to expand. This is the second can I’ve discovered that’s morphed into some kind of abstract sculpture.
After all the bins were cleared out, I swept and relocated a lot of things that were taking up space. The driveway itself was pretty loaded up with small debris and junk… and after sweeping, feels like a whole new space.
There’s a section of all in our dining room that juts out a bit. And it’s been a problematic area for a while now. Part of the demo I did a few weeks ago to this area involved removing the brick facade, so that we could get in and address the walls themselves.
Earlier this year, Grubhub had its first Hackathon. Our group (Team Braveheart) ended up placign second, which was an awesome thing to have happened. And part of placing second involved a significant cash award – which we used to fund a celebratory night out at The Aviary. Because why not?
Tonight made me think back to my Emmis Interactive days. I’ve had the good fortune to be a part of teams where everyone enjoys each others’ company, and folks genuinely like hanging out with one another – even after our work responsibilities end.
Today, it actually felt more about my desire to keep working. I was enjoying having the time to focus, and didn’t want to stop. And enjoyed continuing on until I got more completed.
“If he were chasing money, he would have been living on the East or West Coast by now and doing something for some company that we’d all heard of instead of a little service provider in the Midwest. But he’s one of those guys, he operates very heavily on principle.”
The horns still do get me, every time. And it’s difficult to not just have an extra spring in my step, whenever I listen to this song. It would be interesting to come up with a list, but as far as this one goes: this is a song that always seems to make me feel happier, every time I listen to it.