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Long Drywall Day

For each sheet, we’re doing a bit of dry fitting first. But after that, we’re throwing up some Liquid Nails on the wall and affixing the final sheet on together. The process has been a little tricky, as we’re also using a set of mini/foot lifters, to get the sheet up against the ceiling.

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Who’s On First

During a meeting today, a random series of comments led to someone mentioning the classic Abbot and Costello routine: Who’s On First?. A few of us were familiar with it, a few were not. I threw out the phrase “I Don’t Know” in the hopes that someone would respond with “Third Base,” but sadly no one did. I tried to…

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Drywall Night, Continued

More drywall work tonight. Some interesting discoveries and approaches, in that we’ve got some walls that aren’t quite lining up… and required some shimming. As we’re adding drywall to one section, we’re having to forecast how it will line up with a future piece – and the area leading to our windows has proven particularly challenging.

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Found Name

I’m actually not sure what to make of it. Kind of looks like Beeman or Breeman. Maybe Brennan? Liz had done some research into the history of our house (and its prior owners/occupants), but I don’t think she found any names similar to this.

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Back to Routines

We haven’t quite been back a full week yet. But it’s Monday, and we’re back to our routine of heading in to work. Feels weird to no longer have a swimming pool within easy reach, but I guess that’s why it’s called a vacation.

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Ten Best Days of 2019

I looked over all my posts from 2019, and created my Ten Best Days list for the year. It was a tough thing narrowing them down, and interesting to note that the bulk of my favorite days happened towards the end of the year.

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Recuperation/Sickness Day

I think it was around 8:30 or so when Liz and I were both feeling closer to our normal selves. Today was always meant to be a recovery day, but neither of us were planning on stomach bugs or migraines. Still, nice to have a little bit of time before going to back to work tomorrow.

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Costa Rica to Chicago

For posterity: Liz captured the moment where Lauren finally passed the slow moving truck – and in the river, no less! I’ve passed a lot of cars while driving in my time, but I’ve yet to pass another vehicle while in the water.

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Las Catalinas, Day 8: Lazy Day

The pattern of our days, in Las Catalinas, has been something like this: wake up, breakfast, reading for a while, get sleepy, possible nap, wake up and read a bit more, maybe swim, possible second nap, drinks watching the sun set, dinner, drinks post dinner, repeat.

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