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May 18th, 2013

I biked to work last week.  It was awesome, except for the part where I went 1 mile in the wrong direction (2 miles out of the way total) and fell off my bike.  My butt & quad may never recover. The most interesting part was riding the light rail home.  Bikes are allowed on, […]



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I biked to work last week.  It was awesome, except for the part where I went 1 mile in the wrong direction (2 miles out of the way total) and fell off my bike.  My butt & quad may never recover.

The most interesting part was riding the light rail home.  Bikes are allowed on, but only in designated areas & only 2 per area.  The area I picked was occupied by a hipster & his fixy bike.  I felt like he was judging me & my road bike.  About 3 stops into my ride home, another hipster got on, which made for a very cramped 2 person (which now has 3) bike area.  You’re kind of stuck at the beginning of the train, standing up, trying not to fall over, all while keeping your bike in place & out of people’s way.  OI!  I did enjoy listening to the hipster’s conversation.  They talked about snowboarding & catching some major air, bike wheels & gears, and craft beer.

I hope to find time to do this more often, because despite my novice fall (I forgot to unclip my foot from the pedal), I had fun…and my butt didn’t hurt nearly as bad the next day as I thought!


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MIMI Labor

May 3rd, 2013

Mom graciously came last week to watch Link during the week while Daycare was on vacation.   As per usual, mom can’t come w/o me having a bazillion things for us to work on.  I had a list – organize Link’s clothes, toys he’s outgrown, paint the bathroom, teach me to sew something awesome & […]



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Mom graciously came last week to watch Link during the week while Daycare was on vacation.

 

As per usual, mom can’t come w/o me having a bazillion things for us to work on.  I had a list – organize Link’s clothes, toys he’s outgrown, paint the bathroom, teach me to sew something awesome & more than just a blanket, & learn the art of cable stitch knitting.  We only got to the bathroom & cable knitting.

 

The bathroom ended up being more of an undertaking than we thought.  We have an old house with no exhaust fan and 2 residents that like to take steamy hot showers, which lead to paint peeling.  The plan was to scrape the peeled paint off, patch,  prime, & put a latex/epoxy paint on – ta-da done!  Unfortunately, paint scraping became more than just a few spots – i.e. most of the ceiling, so we had to scrape the whole ceiling off, which took forever.  Not to mention, we both probably have lead poisoning from the existing 1954 paint.

 

It was a 3-day undertaking & the bathroom now looks amazing (mostly just “cleaned” up).  But now, when the door is closed for several hours at a time to keep Link out of the toilet, it smells like an old smoker’s house.  Huh.