9:05 PM Sunday, June 28, 2015
Kids are all good and healthy, Tracy too, and family as well. Spent Saturday and Sunday out in Woodstock for my mom's birthday. Had good weather yesterday, ok weather today for the small get together with Ate Joy and Ate Carmi and families. So for June tried to cut out soda and glazed breakfast pastries and donuts. Only slipped a couple of times, but with everything else remaining constant, exercise level, bike commuting, other meals, it had no effect on my weight at all. So throwing that out the window, well, not completely, I'll cut down on it a little, but I'm not going to cut it out permanently. Gave in and got myself an Apple Watch and a MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015). Been wearing the watch since I got it, and already have 3 other bands, depending on mood and outfit. Probably won't stop at 4 total, but I've got a decent base for now. Yes, I'm slightly addicted to completing the circles. I have no issues when I bike to work and back, but I don't come close on the weekends. Kind of enjoying wearing a watch again. Haven't worn one since probably 7th grade Swatches. Before I switched to pocket watches. Phone definitely stays in the pocket more than before. And much easier to keep up with work email, when I can archive from my wrist. Just got the MacBook on Friday, and been failing to setup Boot Camp and either Windows 8 or Windows 10 Preview. Not sure if it's the USB Flash Drive, or something else. Getting used to the keyboard, and it really is like an iPad+keyboard case but it runs OS X. Didn't take too long to get it setup on the Mac side, and will have to try and get it setup for hobby development. The lack of MagSafe is noticeable, mostly because the USB-C plug is hard to remove. Looking forward to being able to go places when I work from home instead of getting stuck behind the iMac. Also, retina on the Mac is amazing. Nice to be standardized on it now, except for the iMac of course.
10:07 PM Friday, June 5, 2015
Lucy had a hand infection. 1 week later, 2 trips to the ER, 2 nights in the ER, 1 night in ID (Infections Diseases), 1 surgery to clean it out, a penrose drain, and she's back home, fever free, with a splint on her left hand. That's the short version. Last weekend we went out to Woodstock. Saturday Tracy noticed Lucy had some swollen fingers (part of middle finger toward the palm and up a little on the index finger and in the web). I thought she jammed her fingers. She wasn't really complaining. Sunday it was more red and swollen, my parents thought it was a bug bite. Then we went to Homer Glen and Lucy played with Caden and Connor, running around and everything, just one handed. Sunday night she woke up from the pain that it was hurting, so Tracy gave her some Ibu and brought her to the ER. They circled it and gave an antibiotic prescription. Follow up at at Town & Country on Tuesday. There they said back to the ER because it wasn't getting any better. So back to the ER, IV antibiotics, popped with some pus discharge, but still not getting better, fever developing, so Thursday morning surgery planned to clean it out. First scheduled for 3pm, then pushed to 6pm, then opening at 1:30pm or so. No complications. Finally got in to visit with my dad, saw Lucy in recovery. Hung out for a bit up in her room, waited for the Argaos to come. Got my butt kicked in Spot It, so Lucy's cognitive abilities weren't affected at all. Then discharge on Friday, So mostly worries from us about the hand infection, more from my dad, who knows that they can cause really bad damage to tendons and stuff. Lucy probably had some pain from the swelling, but that's mostly it. She's in pretty good spirits for spending most of the week in the hospital. Meanwhile, Jackson ran a fever so stayed home from daycare from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday. And whatever he had he gave it to me. So that's the last week in the Abando household.
9:14 AM Saturday, May 30, 2015
Preshool over for Lucy. She had her pseudo graduation on Thursday, end of year school party on Friday. Starts Kindergarten in the Fall. Crazy. Jackson's chugging along at DayCare. Healthy now after going through a couple illnesses. Did Bike the Drive this year, a little cool, but pretty fun. The Hooptie is working well. Late start, so only went down to Grant Park and back. New Favorite Restaurant? Crosby's Kitchen in our new neighborhood. House has drywall. So that's cool. Getting closer. Took the week off from biking. Jackson's been getting up at 5:17am, so been tired. Put a Superdrive back in the iMac, simplified the desk a little, got an OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 4-Bay Enclosure, so have a 6 TB RAID 5 DAS instead of the 2 separate external drives I was running before. Gave in and ordered an Apple Watch. Should show up in a couple weeks. Hoping I'll actually use iPhone/iPad less because of it. Definitely seems like that's the case for a lot of people. Getting tempted to try and remove processed/refined sugar from the diet for a month. Wondering what that would be like and how long I'd last. Oh, and I'm back to Twitter 31/RSS 35. That didn't take long. Getting tempted to nuke and pave the iOS devices. Been running Windows 10 on a couple Boot Camp computers, my iMac and a work MacBook Pro. Oh, switched to Boot Camp at home instead of Parallels, mostly because Lync, now Skype for Business, couldn't do audio well through virtualization. Plowed through Daredevil on Netflix in a week or so. That was good.
8:31 PM Sunday, April 19, 2015
Nuke and Pave social media time. Spending too much time reading Twitter and RSS. Just cleaned out both, except for people I actually know on Twitter. Didn't bother for RSS because I don't think anyone I really know actually have active feeds. Looks like the last time I tried that was 3 years ago. Have I mentioned I subscribed to HBO Now? Pretty cool. Working my way through Entourage, I forget where I left off with that. Using http://checktrakt.tobiasarends.com chckTrakt] with tract.tv (http://trakt.tv) to start tracking what I'm watching again. Hoping this doesn't go the way of Miso. Ostensibly, got it so Tracy could watch Game of Thrones sooner than a year after it airs. But I'm enjoying it. The iOS app is much nicer than the Apple TV one though. Gave blood last week, did a double red blood cell donation. When I was checking in they asked. I am a good candidate and figured why not, since I had the time. Not bad, and Tracy made me a steak for dinner to help replace the iron. So that'll be what I do going forward. Jackson's still doing well at day care. Weather's good enough that I'm taking the Xtracycle out again. Planning on getting a Hooptie soon. Not sure if I'll do Bike the Drive this year. Would have to do it with both kids since Tracy's working. Tempting, however difficult it might be.