12:45 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2018
For whatever reason, Lucy's iPhone wasn't connecting to the guest network at the office. I tried a couple different passwords, which was failing, and then I wanted to verify it on my phone. And lo and behold, I get this prompt: Do I want to share the password for the Guest network to Lucy's iPhone? I answer yes, and Lucy's iPhone gets on. That's amazing. Unexpected. Almost magic. I assume it's because we're in a family account, but still, that's cross account WiFi password sharing.
9:13 AM Tuesday, December 11, 2018
So I went back to the dentist for the first time in years, possibly even a decade last month. Had to get a deep cleaning, which wasn't too bad. But they recommended getting an electronic toothbrush, so I ordered up a Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100. And like many things, I'm late to the party on this one. It's amazing. My teeth/gums haven't felt this clean on an ongoing basis since, maybe, ever? And I am flossing as well, but that toothbrush. Good times. And to think I used to think Akira odd for bringing it with to ultimate tournaments. Turns out, as always, I should have been following his lead. But yeah, clean teeth for the win.
10:22 AM Monday, December 10, 2018
Did a duck breast and some chicken thighs sous vide yesterday for dinner. Started at like 10am for dinner. But the duck breast ended up being loved by the kids. 2 eight year olds and a five year old. Liking the duck breast. Go figure. Not sure if we're going to put duck breast into the rotation, but it is tempting. I mean kids that like duck! To eat! Also starting to use the sous vide machine enough that I'm wondering if a vacuum sealer would be a good investment. The Ziploc water displacement method left some air pockets when doing the chicken thighs yesterday, that I had to reseal at some point because it was floating in a corner. Also, need to figure out a better way to weigh the bags down, or maybe it's less an issue if I get a vacuum sealer.
10:39 PM Sunday, December 9, 2018
House is decorated. Got a tree yesterday, probably the last time I'll use the old style stand. Hopefully will remember to get the Wirecutter recommended one before the season next year. Had to make a couple trips to Target to get new Christmas tree lights, because the old ones half died, and the first set I got didn't twinkle like the ones we did have. Also ended up getting some prelit garland which I hung on the fence. Looks nice, especially at night, but during the day, sticks out a little because we're in a neighborhood where everyone has real garland. Kinda stick out. Maybe we just need ribbons? Or some realer looking fake garland? Oh well, looks nice enough. Thinking we need something for the railings of the porch though. Also got the LEGO Winter Holiday Train built and running. Ordered up some lights for it. Still need to build the Winter Village Station and Fire Station. And plan on adding to it every year. Made Christmas cookies last night, frosted by the kids and some adults today. Gotta remember to get meringue powder before I make sugar cookies again. The milk based icing I currently make is just too loose. Gotta try somewhat real royal icing (I don't want to do the raw egg whites, although, maybe I should try it).