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Measurements

Not a ton of photos from tonight. Liz and I mostly sized up the dining room (North) wall, trying to determine how “off” the studs were.

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The Edison of the Slot Machines

“Although lacking the romance of card sharps, or the freakish genius of card counters, slot cheats are uniquely innocuous, almost laudable characters. If you cheat at table games, you’re siphoning money from your fellow gamblers. But if you cheat at slots, it’s just you versus the casino. There’s a reason that slots are nicknamed ‘one-armed bandits’: we intuitively sense that their gains are ill-gotten.”

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Dracula

Claes Bang does a really amazing job of playing Dracula, and his back and forth with Dolly Wells is really the draw. Wells’ performance, and her antagonistic, scientific fascination with Dracula is a really great take. Did I mention there’s a showdown at a nunnery in the first episode?

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Dining Room, Ceiling Drywall, Day 2

We woke up early this morning as well, but got a slightly earlier start today than yesterday. Liz and I both wanted to hit it hard earlier in the day, with the hopes that we’d have some time in the afternoon/evening to actually enjoy our weekend some.

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Dining Room, Ceiling Drywall, Day 1

That is, until we got to the math. We were trying to determine, when starting in the corner, whether we were working with a right angle or not. And whether we needed to cut that initial drywall board to compensate for an acute or obtuse angle.

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Dining Room Insulation

After work last night, Liz and I got insulation in to the north Dining room wall. We picked up some additional insulation on our Home Depot run earlier this week, and that was helpful in our work tonight.

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Remembering Myst

I remember playing this game with my old house mate Jim, back when we were undergrads in college. It still definitely evokes a particular feel and time for me, and it was fascinating to hear some of the history and technical details related to the game.

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Home Depot Date Night

Tonight after work, Liz and I took Bob’s truck out to Home Depot for our version of date night. We got six sheets of 1/2″ lightweight drywall (for the ceiling in the living room), and also got an assortment of other things while we were there: a few drill bits, insulation, Great Stuff foam, a new lamp, a box of…

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Cleanup Day

Today, Liz and I had dentist appointments in the late morning. We got home around 2:00 PM and decided to spend the rest of the day cleaning up the first floor.

We’ve kept several sheets of plywood and drywall in Bob’s truck, in our driveway. With a lot of our existing drywall actually on the walls, we had a bit more room to haul stuff inside.

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Finishing Drywall and a Conversation

Liz and I worked a lot tonight on getting the drywall in the living room finished up. While we have a few more areas left, the majority of what we can tackle got finished tonight: two smaller pieces, and one larger piece with a precise cutout for a return vent. At the close of the evening, Liz and I had…

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Monsters Everywhere

Hats off to you, Ramani Asait. I hope some day in the future, when you Google your name, you stumble across this small tribute to you monster. Well done, sir.

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