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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
I’m actually not sure what to make of it. Kind of looks like Beeman or Breeman. Maybe Brennan? Liz had done some research into the history of our house (and its prior owners/occupants), but I don’t think she found any names similar to this.
We haven’t quite been back a full week yet. But it’s Monday, and we’re back to our routine of heading in to work. Feels weird to no longer have a swimming pool within easy reach, but I guess that’s why it’s called a vacation.
I looked over all my posts from 2019, and created my Ten Best Days list for the year. It was a tough thing narrowing them down, and interesting to note that the bulk of my favorite days happened towards the end of the year.
“On the fire escape, one
stupid petunia still blooms,
purple trumpet blowing”
There was something about the puzzle itself that caught my eye. And after watching Ramsay step through trying to figure it out, I realized I kind of enjoyed that whole process. Looking more, I found he’s got a ton of videos posted, which should make for some interesting watching.
Nina Kollars, an Associate Professor for the Naval War College, talks at DEF CON 27 about her experience buying a Nespresso machine… and stumbling into a world of fraudsters operating online via Nespresso capsules. It’s a really fascating story, told by someone who methodically tried to track down what the heck was going on.