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Repairing the Back Screen Door

She’s working for the first time with wood epoxy, wood hardener, and doing a lot of custom work to give a lot of time and attention to this very neglected door. I don’t know how old it is, but I’m sure it’s up there.

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We Have a Small Visitor

Before one of our morning walks, I called in to Liz to hurry to the back door. Here’s her, looking hard to see what all the fuss was about. It took her a bit to see it, and it might take you a bit as well.

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The Bunnies Get Their Nails Done

The bunnies were overdue to get their nails trimmed. Usually Liz does the holding and the trimming, while I help distract the bunnies and get their feet/nails clear. This time though, I ended up holding the bunnies, giving Liz a bit more freedom to work.

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House Planning

Liz and I spent a lot of the day talking about the house, trying to plan out what we want to get done this year. In a lot of ways, working from home makes things both easier and more difficult, at the same time.

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A Devastating New Stage of the Pandemic

Over the past month, the number of confirmed cases there [Arizona] has grown nearly fourfold; the number of people hospitalized has more than doubled. On Tuesday, the state reported more than 3,500 new cases in one day. That’s equal to 494 new cases for every 1 million residents, a figure that rivals New York State’s numbers in March and April.

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Stopping Work

In my one-on-one with my boss Ryan, I had an interesting revelation. We talked a bit about working more hours, and how people seem to be logging in more time with work (now that everyone is working from home). I mentioned having a hard time pulling away, and having a propensity to work longer days. And as we discussed this,…

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The Daisy Problem

Liz is closest, and has a spray bottle to deter Daisy. But if she’s in a meeting, she’s unable to get up and deal with the “Daisy situation.” And in these times, she’ll text me to deal with it (sometimes I hear it happening, sometimes I don’t).

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Catalina Fan Solution

For a while there, I started to see the kernal_task CPU usage hit something stupid like 600%+, which I’m not sure how that even works. Everything got slow and laggy, to the point where I was contemplating a fresh install from a Time Machine backup (still not out of the question).

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Alphaville: Anyway

Even now, the key changes in this song are (to me) incredibly complex. There’s a great deal of satisfaction hearing the shifts, up and down, and I wish I had better words to describe what’s happening with the notes in the song.

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What We’ve Learned About the Coronavirus

“That’s a terrible number. I mean, 1,000 deaths a day from this? 20,000 new infections a day? I mean, that’s not an epidemic you have under control. You know, we don’t talk about it that way, but that’s a rapidly spreading epidemic. Now, we may become complacent about that, we may sort of accept that as the new norm. And that may lull us into a sense of complacency when fall arrives. And that’s a worry.”

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