Earlier in the week, Bob was over and put up a lot of drywall by himself. I’m still awed by this, as each sheet of drywall is pretty heavy (about 75 pounds per sheet).
Lately, at work, the tasks I’ve taken on have been less about creating and more about organizing.
“Listenin’ too long
To one song”
So instead of using my phone, I have to order in person like a shnook. But what this means is that instead of printing my name out on a sticker, someone has to write it down by hand.
“we all went to town one day
went to a store”
I spent a lot of time surfing the Internet yesterday, as a kind of relaxing day. It’s been some time since I’ve done this, as the house work has kept us pretty occupied. I remember first seeing a visualization of Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” a long while ago, back in 2005. This was before YouTube was around, so I’m not sure…
“Confess: it’s my profession
that alarms you.
This is why few people ask me to dinner,
though Lord knows I don’t go out of my way to be scary.”
On the way home, we decided to swing by Bibliophile – a recent desert bar that had opened up in our neighborhood that we were eager to check out.
This morning, everyone was up early in Valparaiso. Julie and Liz were up, prepping for a day of shopping and visiting with Katie. Bob and I were up and ready to head back to Hyde Park for work on the house. Bob and I left around 8:30 AM, and headed to Medici’s for breakfast. After that, we were back at the house and getting to work in the master bedroom.
Liz and I left the city on Wednesday, and headed out to Valparaiso to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with Julie and Bob. Today, we mostly just bummed around the house before the festivities (and Katie/Tim’s family came over).
Last night, Bob came over around the time that I got home from work. The two of us then brought up some plywood from the basement, and got some pieces set to fill in the gap that we cut out of the bedroom ceiling.
The work I do at Grubhub involves supporting our Care team. Our cadence for deployment aims to have a new version go out to prod once every week. While we’re developing features and fixing bugs, we build to our preprod environment. But when we go out to prod, we update the tool that all of our Care Agents (in multiple cities, in multiple countries) use.
Then I looked a little closer, and spotted the flaw in their security measures.
At the time (and this was a few weeks ago), I got myself a Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish. And, I’m not kidding you, for at least a week plus after that experience… I couldn’t stop thinking about this danish. Like, daily.
Today, I felt better – but I could still tell I was a bit off. That said, I did some small bit of work around the house. While Bob was working on setting up a furnace on our second floor, I did a bit of light demo, cleaned up a lot of trash around the house, and relocated the lights from the bedroom to the hallway.