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Walls and Doors

All told, the track and mechanisms seem to be in good shape. One thing we’ll be trying to do is to see if we can track down a professional outfit that repairs vintage doors. Our pocket doors definitely need some love and help to bring them back to their original state, and it’s likely more than we’re able to do.

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My Nerdy Valentine

Got this lovely valentine card from Liz today. It’s incredibly nerdy, and I keep staring at it wondering which of us (the giver or the receiver) is the bigger nerd.

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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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