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Found Wordle this morning. You can either paste a bunch of text or link to a del.ici.ou user account to generate the image. This cloud is based off my account.

If you search through the gallery, there are a few examples created from books, speeches, etc.

Spent most of the morning playing around with Google Reader and finding people on twitter.

Plaster on the walls – Day 3 of the third week

It’s amazing how satisfying a little plaster on the can improve the situation. Thanks to my dad’s work on the plaster, the walls look much better. I really do like the smell of fresh plaster. Unfortunately there is still a list of improvements.

  • Primer coat of paint on all the fresh plaster
  • Leveling the floor, because of a crack
  • Laying out the new vinyl tiles
  • Installing the new vanity, sink and faucet

Still lots of things to get done. Note the scared dog, he’s confronting two of his major fears, cameras and bathrooms, just because I shouted SQUIRREL!

Second Week of Remodel

So here is the current state of my bathroom. The project started because of two different events. First, I finally got around to removing the baseboard heater and second I created a leak in the sink drain.

I’ve never been happy with the existing sink and vanity. There had been a leak from the roof vent pipes that destroyed some of the wall behind the sink. the previous owners fixed the leak, but never repaired the drywall, so there was an ugly situation under the sink, plus the drawers were covered with yellow crud. Anyways, that’s all gone now.

The photo here is after removing two layers of vinyl flooring. The top layer of vinyl tiles came off easy. The second layer of “lovely” yellow sheet vinyl was a pain. Removing the layer, took me a day and a half of heavy scrubbing to get it to this stage, my hands ache.

Needless to say, I’m excited for a new flooring, vanity and sink. Planning on doing work on Sunday, so hopefully there’ll be updates.

tonight’s assignment

The goal I’ve set for tonight is researching headphones.  I’ll use them mainly for/at work and would like a good pair. My first stop was consumer reports and the only headphones that looked interesting and were in the reasonable price range were the Sennheiser PX 100  on ear and Sennheiser CX300 inserts. humm..