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.
“Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect”
And then, things got crazy. There was a brief pause, and then a sound like a deluge of marbles falling outside. Liz and I rushed downstairs, and caught the last few seconds of a pretty incredible burst of hail.
Tonight, we walked through the instructions together, and fine-tuned the depth of the nailer. After a few practice nails on some scrap lumber, she was ready to go all-in.
In the makeshift sever room, which was more or less a back storage area. There were three PCs stacked on top of one another, all connected to a single monitor. There were also three separate keyboards hooked into the machines, and a single mouse. Who doesn’t love a puzzle?
Today, Liz and I decided to focus our efforts on clearing up some room in the basement. While we’ve been working a lot on installing drywall in the second floor hallway, our main goal has really been to use up the existing materials we have stored (and scattered) around the house.
Excited to announce that I’ve been promoted to Senior Software Engineer at Grubhub. I joined the company back in 2018 (with a title of “Software Engineer II”), and I’ve learned and grown an incredibly amount since then.
There are a handful of games that I return to, that I can pick up and place for a few minutes at a time. This is the first game in a while that can keep my attention for 15+ minutes, per run. And actually makes me want to commit more time by starting another attempt. A sign, I guess, of a well balanced game.
Tonight, it seemed that Daisy got herself underneath Phineas. And then Phineas just decided to… take a nap?
Like, no grooming, no work. He just decided that it was time to sleep.
Liz ended up driving us closer to the lake, where we parked and walked along the shoreline. There were a handful of other people around, but it was pretty desolate – the sun was setting, and the wind was coming in off the water.
Even though we’re both vaccinated and boosted, Liz and I have continued to stay in/home more often than not. Tonight, we celebrated Valentine’s Day with a home cooked meal and hung out with one another (and the bunnies in the distance).