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.
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.
What is it about me recognizing random people in videos? This is a worthless superpower.
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.
We have yet another series of “No Parking” signs up, but I noticed that they weren’t held up with just string. They were wrapped quite thoroughly in plastic, because I think residents have just gotten to tearing them down.
Liz had ordered a lot of replacement parts, but I kept procrastinating the installation. Lately, we’ve been focusing a lot on the house but we decided today that we really needed to get this done.
When we broke for lunch, I suggested going out to someplace new (we usually just get Jimmy John’s delivered, and that gets old over a while). When I mentioned going back to the nearby Hyde Park Taco Station, Bob’s eyes lit up.
Got home last night, and my task was to throw up some ceiling washers in the guest bedroom area (which will eventually be part of our shared office). As I was up there, I noticed some small stickers dotting the ceiling – stars and crescent moons.
Given the added construction slated for tomorrow, everyone’s working from home. Which for me, is kind of a moot point, given all the construction progress at the house. Pretty funny, when you think about it.
Tonight was one of the few nights Bob wasn’t planing on being at the house, so we used it as an opportunity to do some messy work. After getting home from work, we suited up and tackled cleaning the chimney bricks in the master bedroom.
Walking to work today, Liz and I had a moment where we realized our adulthood: finding candy in the street, and resisting the urge to pick it up and eat it.
I chanced across this fascinating study that explored why colored droplets seemed to behave like living cells – moving and interacting with one another.
This is not exactly what you’d call a relaxing weekend. But we did get a great deal of work done. The days and weeks are going to be busy like this for a little while, as we race the oncoming cold.
One part of the ceiling was exposed, so I was able to see the joist directly. After putting in that first washer, I went to the other side of the room and picked up the joist down there, putting in another washer. Then I used the laser level to connect the dots, and put in more washers down the line.