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.

Getting there, one coat of paint down. Should be able to put the kitchen back together by Wednesday evening.

Finished reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚

This is the 2nd Andy Weir book I’ve read, and I’ve really enjoyed both of them. This one had me hooked, and I didn’t want to put it down.

It has been a long week of mudding, sanding, and cleaning the kitchen every day this week, but I think we are finally ready for primer and paint.

I’m really getting tired of drywall mud, but hopefully only a day or two at most left. Then we can paint and put the kitchen back together.

Today’s pen. A Karas Vertex inked with 3 Oyster’s Doldam.

Currently reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚

Two days ago we put some nice shelves over our new kitchen island to make a coffee station. Now I’ve stripped all the wallpaper off and we’ll be painting the kitchen soon.

Picked up some teak this morning and shelf brackets, and we now have 2 nice shelves over the coffee station.

And now we’ll be pulling off the wallpaper and painting the kitchen this summer.

Power has arrived to the coffee station. Looking forward to making coffee in the morning with all the extra space.

New coffee station, just need to get an outlet installed in the wall about the countertop.

My Star Wars day purchase. A close out Millennium Falcon ship for the X-Wing board game. I don’t have the game, but the scale models are pretty sweet.

Got out for a bike ride on the Moonlander tonight. Great ride, but unfortunately an asshole on a dirt bike found our mountain bike trails.

Parts to rebuild my 29er fork should be here tomorrow so hopefully I can get that rebuilt soon.

Pandemic Legacy Game 1

We played our first game of Pandemic Legacy last night. Started out strong, even when we got thrown a loophole. Managed to eradicate red, but then we realized we may have a problem trying to find the cure for blue.

We spent 20 minutes trying to figure out if we could cure blue before we ran out of the player deck. After throwing around several ideas and plans we managed to cure blue, our remaining disease on the last turn.