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Post Work Planting

Looking at the week, there was a lot of rain in the forecast (at least, there was when we looked on Sunday night). The best day to get the remaining plants in the ground looked to be today, after work. So Liz and I got our grubby clothes on after work, and tried to get as much as we could with the last of the day’s light.

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Old Coupon

Found this while cleaning yesterday. I don’t think this was ever redeemed, and I have to say I’m grateful to past me for putting an actual expiration date on this thing.

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Racing the Rain

Liz and I had big plans for the day, and we got an early start. With rain in the forecast, we were trying to get as much done as we could, as early as we could.

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Early Coffee with Jenny

As luck would have it, my cousin Jenny was in town this week – and we made plans to catch up over some coffee, early on Friday morning. We met up at the Intelligentsia that’s near Millennium Station (the one that I tend to walk by, but rarely stop at because I’m rushing to get to work).

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A Productive Day

The funny thing is, I didn’t get a whole lot directly done. But I fielded a lot of questions, assisted and provided what seemed like helpful input, unblocked people. I found myself in possession of very specific answers to very specific questions, and it felt good.

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The Professor Who Beat Roulette

With his wife, Carol, he scouted dozens of wheels at casinos around Europe, from Monte Carlo (Monaco), to Divonne-les-Bains (France), to Baden-Baden (Germany). The pair recruited a team of 8 ‘clockers’ who posted up at these venues, sometimes recording as many as 20,000 spins over a month-long period.

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Post-Work Drinks

We don’t do this sort of thing often, but I really enjoyed hanging out with folks and chatting a bit outside of the context of our day to day. I learned a good amount about my coworkers, and just got to talk about other stuff that wasn’t all work or sprint related.

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Sneaky Squirrels

Not one but TWO squirrels, looking down on me like I was some kind of interloper. On the right is the squirrel that was atop our neighbor’s house; on the left, just out of view, is the guy who’s been doing the Indy 500 on our roof most mornings.

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Long Coding Day

It’s been interesting to compare my process now, versus me from a year ago. While I’m still struggling with my own sense of competency, I do notice myself working faster than I have before. Quicker to make certain decisions, quicker to know what the next best step is. That’s been a somewhat nice surprise, in addition to having the luxury of time today.

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The Wilderness Inside

Liz has some plants set up under lights in our kitchen, and these guys are ready to make the move outside. But she’s still waiting for the time and weather to cooperate.

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Demo and Cleaning

From the weekend until now, between the house work, yard work, and normal errands we’ve had… it’s felt pretty busy. Looking forward to taking a night off soon, just to recuperate a little.

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