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Insomnia

For someone like me (who has sleep apnea), sleep tends to come fairly quickly/easily. For it not to come at all is… very, very weird. Today was a bit of a haze.

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Late Evening, Sprinkler

A kind of odd evening, just watching the sprinkler do its thing and slowly make its way towards us. But we both found this incredibly soothing, incredibly calming.

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Broken Meter

On our way, we spotted this broken parking meter – splayed out on the sidewalk. I’m not exactly sure what happened, but something serious and big must have caused that bend, at its base.

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I Got a Rock

I need to send them a photo of this rock, and let them know their artwork has traveled over to Hyde Park and Chicago. I wonder if any of their other rocks have gone further.

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Core Fill

If you thought our concrete work was over, think again! With our concrete blocks in place, the next step we had was to fill the cores of all the blocks with concrete. Our aim was to make a “soupy” layer, to pour down each core… and to finish the tops with a more solid layer.

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Keeper of Time

I came across the documentary Keeper of Time several months ago, and was completely taken by the trailer. I was so intrigued by this documentary that I actually put in a calendar reminder for myself to buy tickets to see this thing online.

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Relocation

The concrete bags got delivered today. After work, my aim was to relocate everything from the front of the house towards the back (where we’ll be doing the actual mixing).

Each bag is 80 pounds, and I have the arms of a computer programmer. So I took about 3 bags at a time, wheeling them down bit by bit.

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Block Wall Construction, Day 4

Got in the top course of the wall, which is technically all “bond beam” blocks. Bob used a custom blade on the circular saw to cut down three inches along the middle and sides of each block.

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