The goal: to free up the living room, so we can tackle the floor demo over the coming days. We’re aiming to clear up the floor much like we did in the dining room, taking things down to the substrate.
While I get a free battery replacement, the only way to actually get it is to mail my machine in via snail mail. It feels like an extremely analog solution for a very high end electronics problem.
A few moments later, I saw what looked like a swarm of dragonflies zipping and flying around our backyard! I’m used to seeing them higher up in the sky in the early evening (along with several birds going after them)… but I’d never seen them this low to the ground before.
Was working outside today with Bob, and we were racing the weather. The clouds got gray, and the weather gave us fair warning… but we were working right up until we felt big, fat splats of rain on our backs.
Liz and I have both been pretty busy, extremely so. We’re working on different things, but the vast majority of our days has us focused on our own projects/tasks.
Of course, after recently watching Jurassic Park on Netflix… I couldn’t help but think of that classic quotation from Jeff Goldblum’s character.
Lately, I found myself returning to Elle King – and in particular, her song Kocaine Karolina. I know I featured a video of this song before, but this is a better version… and a song worth revisiting.
Removing the tile is one thing, but the next step involves cleaning each piece so they can be put back in place. It’s a lot of physical work to clean each one, but they really do shine afterwards.
I was reminded of an old poem I wrote, a long time ago.
It made me think about technology, and how well those references hold up over the years. At the time, using a telephone line as a metaphor made a lot of sense. Fast forward a few short decades, and I’m not sure how well that resonates anymore.
I didn’t see the full sequence of events, but here’s how I imagine it went down: Daisy was sitting, content in the Hop ‘n Flop. And then when Phineas came near, she kind of army-crawled her way closer to him.
It’s been a while since our little friend showed up in the yard, but I happened to catch him tonight towards the early evening. I’m still awed at just how small this little guy is.
Liz has been powering through getting all the fireplace hearthstone/tiles cleared and demo-ed, in preparation for the upcoming floor work we have scheduled.
So the issue I’ve been experiencing? The battery is overheating, the fans are going crazy, and apparently the whole bottom of my laptop is ever so slowly blowing up and out. I spent a long while talking to Apple Support, and the kicker of it all: I may actually have to send this thing in via the mail. Maybe.
Liz was a total whirlwind today. After work, she suited up and began work in the dining room. I was still finishing up on my computer, but could hear the *clang* of a chisel and hammer, over and over again.
Look at that little mug.