Today’s fountain pen. A Franklin-Christoph 20 special edition with a fine cursive italic nib, inked up with Franklin-Christoph Ink ‘19. 🖋️

We’ve got peppers growing.

Just in case anyone was wondering if the OEM Subaru remote car starter worked at a decent distance, yes. From at least 500 ft away. Thanks kid.

New monitor means new desk setup. Work on the left with my laptop in clamshell mode. Home on the right.

Currently reading: Doors Of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky 📚

Pulled the drawers out of my tool box and found 2 missing 9mm sockets!

Dad brought his drone over and we were able to get an aerial of the creek and wash out behind the garage.

It happened again. Another bottle of ink emptied. Vintage Montblanc Black this time. 🖋

Over 3 inches of rain in the past 48 hours. The creek behind our house is high, and we lost some backyard. It’s getting pretty close to the garage.

I’m only a month and a half late, but I finally picked up some of the Star Wars stamps.

Stopped at a bike shop yesterday, and asked about ordering a new bike. I’ve been eyeballing a Trek Fuel 8 for a bit now and asked about it. If I ordered now, it should be here by January. Of 2023. 🚵‍♂️

Time for a new Currently Inked page in my journal. It has been a few months since I’ve sat down to do this. 🖋

Very tempted to order an SSD upgrade for my 2017 27in iMac, and replace the 128GB SSD half of the fusion drive.

Remember when SSDs made boot up times disappear? You could press the power button and 3 seconds later be ready to work. Then Bitlocker happened and now boot up times are slower than pre-SSD days.

Monterey may get me to update my iMac from Mojave.

Deep dish is the best kind of pizza? Deep dish isn’t pizza. WWDC

First family hike in the Adirondacks. We had perfect weather for it, and the little one did great. Climbed Bald Mtn in Old Forge.

I’ve had my Steelcase Gesture for about 3 weeks now. After a bit of an adjustment period, I couldn’t slouch or sit like a blob anymore, it has been super comfy. Very happy with my purchase, and I should never need to buy another office chair in my life.

Finished our first batch of jam for the season. Rhubarb orange jam, it tasted delicious out of the pot, can’t wait to use it.

Gardens have been planted. Hoping to find some zucchini and spinach for the two empty spaces.

The nightmares you find when replacing an outlet that doesn’t hold in the plug. Yes a melted outlet and lamp wire. So many discoveries in the 5 years we’ve owned this house, it’s a wonder it didn’t burn to the ground years ago.

I can’t wait until @gluon adds features for bookshelves! No rush @vincent, when you can get to it.

Finished reading: Neverwhere: Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman 📚

The kitchen is mostly put back together. We are both really happy with the refreshing color.

Finished reading: The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚

Another great Andy Weir book. I haven’t seen the movie yet, so this was all new to me. Really didn’t want to put the book down.