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Bagster at Night

With all the street work and no-parking areas, it’s been critical for us to have the driveway available/open for Bob. And the thing with Bagster bags is that when you schedule a pickup day, they promise to remove it… within three days of that scheduled time.

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Busy Day for Both

Today was one of those days at work where I kept pushing to get something done, and ended up working through lunch. To top things off, I had a bit more to do after I got home, and kept on plugging away for a while afterwards.

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Demo Day

Liz and I did a lot of errands in the AM, and got to doing some demo in the late afternoon. With the master bedroom closer to being completed, we want to also get the walls along the stairs cleared and cleaned up.

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Prepping the Bedroom Wall

Today, while Liz and Bob were working on the master bedroom – I worked on cleaning and clearing up more space in the basement. We’ve got a lot of thing stacked up in the front office, and it’s getting near time to move all of that stuff down here (and out of the way).

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One Thing Leads to Another

Around 3PM, several of us headed offsite to a celebratory work function. Several teams have been working a lot on an internal initiative for the last few months, and this was a way we could collectively celebrate hitting one of our milestones.

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Water Relief Valve

Spotted this near the end of our block, where it seemed like some excess water was being relieved. I’ve spotted something like this a few times before, and the amount of water coming out always varies – sometimes it’s a steady stream, sometimes it kicks out in a strong burst.

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An Uncomfortable Feeling of Urgency

A lot of these feelings, I’ve discovered, are in my head. The sense of urgency. The feeling that I am sprinting towards some future thing. Maybe it’s more accurate to say: the feeling that I need to sprint towards some future thing. When I think that’s not the case.

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Solo Stairs Demo

We had a lovely morning, with Julie taking the train in from Valpo to meet us for a brunch at Promontory. After visiting a bit, Julie and Liz headed out to go fabric shopping, and I did a bit of demo work on the house.

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20×2: Why Is It Important?

I got to participate again in 20×2 Chicago, an event where 20 creatives get together to answer the same question. Each person can answer the prompt however they like (tell a funny story, sing a song, interpretive dance) with just one rule: you have to do it in two minutes or less.

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Track Marks

Spotted these marks on the Metra tracks near 55/56/57, and wondered what they were for. My best guess is that they indicate some area for repair, but I’m really not certain.

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October

I used to think the land
had something to say to us,
back when wildflowers
would come right up to your hand
as if they were tame.

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