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Prepping the Kitchen

Given our big purchase over the weekend, we needed to clear some space in the kitchen for the new stove. That meant clearing out a few things, and also taking down the kitchen door to ensure there was enough width for the stove.

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First Arduino Project

Something that didn’t quite register with me, until I saw everything in person: most of this stuff is really small! I knew the Arduino board itself was pretty small, but some of the other components (like the push buttons) were much smaller than I expected.

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We are the Crazy People

It’s generally not a good idea to go to an estate sale with just one item in mind. Someone else might want the same thing, and it all depends on who gets to the item first. Unless you can be absolutely sure you’re first in line, there’s a chance you won’t get the item. That’s just the nature of estate sales.

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How Jawbreakers are Made

As a child of the 80’s who grew up on Mr. Rogers, small wonder I’m a fan of these types of “how it’s made” videos. This stuff is fascinating to me, and I’m slowly realizing with growing concern/excitement that there’s a treasure trove of these types of videos on YouTube.

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Waiting at the Edge of the Millennium (Station)

On the way in to work yesterday, I happened to be sitting in the frontmost car. We were stopped for a long while, just as we were entering Millennium Station. In fact, we were stopped so long… I decided to amble over to the front window, just to take a peek at the station.

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Living Room Drywall Work

Cutting out space for an outlet, for a larger piece on the North wall. The area this was getting added to was pretty tricky, in that we had an area in the original drywall that had bowed a lot. I think we accidentally missed a nail, which resulted in a slight protrusion.

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Who is Missing This?

But this? I’m… not really sure what happened here. Or whether the prior owner is coming back? Though I’d really love to know what led up to this moment. Hats off to the polite person who decided to hang this thing up on the fence, just in case.

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Waiting to Get Started

Ordered this recently, and got as far as opening the box up. I spent some time cleaning off my desk, but I haven’t yet found the time to open more than just the Amazon wrapper box.

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Lazy Long Weekend

The blog has been challenging to keep up, ever since our holiday travels. I’m finding myself letting the days slip by a bit more… and then trying to update several days’ worth of posts in one fell swoop.

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Long Drywall Day

For each sheet, we’re doing a bit of dry fitting first. But after that, we’re throwing up some Liquid Nails on the wall and affixing the final sheet on together. The process has been a little tricky, as we’re also using a set of mini/foot lifters, to get the sheet up against the ceiling.

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Who’s On First

During a meeting today, a random series of comments led to someone mentioning the classic Abbot and Costello routine: Who’s On First?. A few of us were familiar with it, a few were not. I threw out the phrase “I Don’t Know” in the hopes that someone would respond with “Third Base,” but sadly no one did. I tried to…

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Drywall Night, Continued

More drywall work tonight. Some interesting discoveries and approaches, in that we’ve got some walls that aren’t quite lining up… and required some shimming. As we’re adding drywall to one section, we’re having to forecast how it will line up with a future piece – and the area leading to our windows has proven particularly challenging.

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