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Pardon My Reach

Tonight, I happened across this moment where Daisy was lying next to Phineas… but then Phineas decided he needed more greens. So what did he do? Climbed right over Daisy, of course!

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Supply Run

After work, Liz and I ran off to do a ton of errands on the north side. We hit up both Home Depot and Menard’s, looking to get all manner of supplies for the work under the back deck.

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Ozark: Final Season

I started watching Ozark back in 2021, getting hooked after the second episode. In fact, I know the exact moment where I got hooked: it’s a scene in the second episode, where the kids are asking their mom why the family has completely and unexpectedly uprooted their lives from Chicago, moving to the Ozarks.

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Phineas is Struggling

Liz took Phineas in for another checkup today, and we got some really sad news. Phineas is not doing well, and it seems like he’s not likely to recover back to full health.

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Digging Under the Back Porch, Part 10

Bob came over this afternoon, and helped build/install some gussets to provide more support for the back porch. He also took out the posts that were resting on the concrete columns (so that we could remove the columns).

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A Small Setback

Went downstairs tonight and on opening the basement door… my heart sank. Part of a wall that we’d been digging out had collapsed, sending soil into our cleared space.

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Digging Under the Back Porch, Part 7

We weren’t really thinking ahead, and ultimately the space we want beneath the back deck ate into where the column was. So we dug a post hole and filled it up with concrete… only to remove it a few weeks later.

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Liz’s Birthday, 2022

For Liz’s birthday this year, we headed back to a favorite spot: Giant, in Logan Square.

It’s been nearly 5 years since we were there. And the last two birthdays for Liz have been at-home celebrations, due to Covid. So we were looking forward to being out in the world again, albeit a little nervous and hesitant about it all.

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