1:27 PM Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Started using Sleep++ to do some sleep tracking. Not promising. Not great seeing how late I stay up and how little sleep I get. Hopefully it's a kick in the butt to get to bed earlier. Also moved the Withings Smart Body Analyzer to directly in front of my sink in the bathroom so I'm stepping on it more often. So will have more logged weight data. All to feed gyrosco.pe. Got surprised that Deadpool was released yesterday, so stayed up way too late last night watching that after watching S6E1 of Game of Thrones. Watched the first episode of After the Thrones as well, and realized how slow they talk normally after always using Smart Speed via Overcast while listening to their podcasts. Sprained my ankle over the weekend trying to skateboard. Yes, I'm an idiot. It's getting better, but I think the last time I sprained it was on the very same skateboard. I should probably just get rid of it, seems that's the only thing I use it for. Means I haven't biked this week. Fingers crossed, we have a closing date for the condo. So hopefully soon down to 1 mortgage. Last week went to Great Wolf Lodge for Lucy's spring break with the Argaos. Good times. Looking forward to when the kids are all old enough to play amongst themselves, and we don't have to worry about them drowning all the time. Lucy did go on a bunch of slides, so that's a step up. Oh, I also dropped and cracked my phone screen a couple days before the trip, so had to get that replaced. And I now keep the silicone case on it now for grip. Of course now I want more colors to match the sports bands I have. Also, finally got myself an Adidas track suit from the outlet next to Great Wolf. Been wanting one of those for a long time. Tomorrow's take your kids to work day, so Tracy and Lucy and Jackson are coming in for a bit.
8:22 PM Saturday, April 9, 2016
I only briefly mentioned The Magicians (tv show) earlier this year, but I'm really really into it. I'm really impressed with the TV show take on the world created in the novels. And they were kind of able to tie it all together, which is impressive. But really, I would actually have a hard time decided which version is better, the TV adaptation is that good. Can't say there's many others out there that satisfy that criteria for me. Besides that, I watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens at home. Holds up. Also, watched the trailer for Rogue One. That one looks pretty good too. Like a good movie all by itself, and then as a bonus, it takes place within the Star Wars universe. Got a tingle down the spine watching that. Watched the first episode of Season 2 of Daredevil (Netflix Series). Haven't plowed through that yet.
9:59 AM Saturday, April 9, 2016
Went old school to possibly replace the stolen Surly Pacer, and got a 1973 Raleigh Super Course off craigslist. Needs some work to bring it up to speed, but thinking I'll restore it to something close to period specific, and at some point decide if it'll be a daily commuter or an actual riding bike. Kinda leaning toward an actual riding bike. Which means I'd still have to get something else for a daily commuter. The Sprint is ok, but fit isn't right. And it makes my left knee sore. Under a second contract to sell 3535 N. Reta Ave Unit 4, hopefully this one makes it. Jackson is pretty much sleep trained, in bed by 9pm and up by 6 or so, sometimes earlier, sometimes later. Better than 5am.
3:57 PM Thursday, March 17, 2016
Had my Surly Pacer stolen out of my garage early Tuesday morning. Ended up leaving the garage door open all night, so when a guy came riding by at 4:15am, he walked in and rode out on my bike with no issues. Filed a police report, reported to chicago.stolenbike.org and the bike shop, saved the footage. My own fault, so finally getting sensors added to the garage doors to tie into the security system so we get alerts when the garage door opens and closes and hopefully we can add checks to let us know when the garage door has been open or is still open when we go to bed. It's the 2nd time actually that I've noticed the garage door was open. Which sucks. I blame it on our keychain remotes. Anyway, not sure when I'll get a replacement, not sure if I want to try and claim it, to increase our premiums or not. Especially considering it's my fault. Or, at least, I made it super easy to steal. In the meantime I've asked my parents to bring back the Dynamic Bicycles Sprint just so I have a bike to commute on again. I won't trick it out as much, but I'll have to get something on it so I can carry stuff back and forth. And fenders. Maybe I'll go back to my original commuting bags with either the Ortlieb panniers or the Arkel Tail Rider. Kind of surprised it took this long for the bike to get stolen. Not sure what the next bike will be, but leaning towards a Surly Straggler, less road more commuter/utilitarian/do anything especially considering all the stuff I put on it. Jackson's all better, going to restart sleep training tomorrow. Mom seems good too. Last couple of days I thought I might be coming down with something, but nope. Even went in to work today, a Thursday, my usual work from home day. I need a couple days next week to be around for additional security sensors on the garage door and an insurance inspection. 3535 N. Reta Ave. Unit 4 still hasn't sold, so that's another reason to hold off on a new bike.