After the “Baby on Board” signs proved ineffective, Johnny decided to put a new sticker on his van.
Was reminded of The Hood Internet recently, and got lost in this incredibly long remix video (clocking in at 30+ minutes).
Lots of 90’s favorites in there, and a kind of non-stop wave of nostalgia at every turn.
The effect of the building’s windows adds a great touch to this performance, as the mirror effect seems to double the number of participants (and also provides a counter-motion to each performer).
Despite our propensity to stay home still (outside of errands)… Liz and I opted to go out for dinner, as part of my birthday celebrations. Of course, we headed back to our new favorite spot: the Franklin Room.
While there were seemingly a ton of people around, we passed several liminal spaces along the way.
I was wondering whether I should have rented another power augur, but it actually wasn’t too bad of a process with a post-hole digger. Which is a tool we have, surprisingly.
Not something I would ever think I’d need, but we’ve needed it several times now.
A fun and incredibly beautiful day today, with the weather in the upper 50’s and a hint in the air that Spring is just around the corner.
Bob was over today, with some additional materials. We’ve got plans to repair the back porch (and replace the sections I demo-ed a few days ago).
“Mamma told me angels are watching us
In a green Volkswagen van
In the cities of hippies and angels
Just singing along to a Amy Grant”
I’m torn on this step, because right now I feel like I’m procrastinating. I think it’ll be good to actually document my setup… and I think it’ll also help to share my design with others, because I’m positive I’m doing tons of things wrong. Or at a minimum, I have lots of opportunities for refinement.
What I should be doing now is transferring things to a Perma-Proto board, and to start figuring out how to enclose all this stuff into an actual, honest to goodness box.
Liz and I were at Home Depot today, and… unfortunately, lost a good chunk of time due to something as basic as logistics.
Liz and I had a mix of house tasks today. While I was outside working on the yard, she was inside cleaning up a lot of hardware.
With the wall clear, there were a few more things we had to do before adding drywall. First up: installing some wood header pieces, inside the joist spaces, so that the drywall had something to grab onto. And we also wanted to add some soundproof insulation to the walls (a future plan for this space down here is to convert it into a bathroom).
It’s really quite amazing to see how bright things look, and how many details really stand out now. Quite the transformation.