WEEK 11 2017
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Saturday - Working like a dog around the
house. I hadn't realized just how bad it had gotten.
We carried all the furniture onto the patio, then vacuumed prior to the
The bearings in the vacuum froze again, just as we finished the staircase
vacuuming, G say's he can borrow his parent's and I'll order another roller
and belt. And maybe a new washable style filter. It's a great
vacuum, but the roller issue is annoying.
We got the carpets downstairs cleaned.
The boys left after cleaning, to go see Reservoir Dog's, a
big screen replay at a local theater. I remember taking someone to see
it on a date, and we walked out - it's not much of a date movie... Haven't
ever seen it in it's entirety, not really bothered by that fact...
After the movie they came back and we moved all the furniture back inside
Friday - Nice weather, warm
even. They say it won't last, but I'll get the carpets done this
weekend, while it's warm.
S is down at some professional conference, and taking out the opportunity to
scope out the (notional) competition.
Thursday 16 March
Working away on this and that.
Sent some updates to the STARS airplane guy, he's apparently not
Worked on the app, and cleaned up the house a bit.
Oversaw the boys doing some yard work - cleaning stuff up, weeding, laying
some brick tiles I had laying around. I've been putting pavers in, but
don't have $500 spare change right now....
I'll need their help, or at least one of them, for steam-cleaning the
carpets. I try to do it every year, this is a bit early, but whenever
works. I think I missed doing the upstairs last year.
Wednesday 15 March
Wednesday - Nice weather.
One of the things S wants is the optimal number of moves for a solution in
some of the game levels. This turned out to be unexpectedly difficult,
it may actually be one of those NP type problems. Fortunately the app
is so simple that I can actually hand calculate the solutions set from a set
of possible starts, it's in the tens of solutions, but doable. Tedious
Tuesday - Grinding away on the app, not much
to say about that....
Book #13 was More
Joel On Software, by A. Joel Spolsky. A bit repetitive, but a
Monday - Beautiful weather. Did some
yard work in the morning, mowing the back yard for the first time this year,
fixing a bunch of broken sprinkler heads. Spent about $80 at Home Depot
buying various yard work items - gopher poison, lawn fertilizer, sprinkler
I pretty much ignored the back yard last year, because of the water crisis,
and the drought and gophers have really done a number on it.
Working away on the app, making progress. I have a list of 20+ punch
items before we go to Beta, and each of those can (and usually does) expand
into several sub tasks.
I did a little bit of STARS work, but I pretty much am waiting to hear back
from Dr. G about a possible bug I found. It's nice to keep my hand in, and I
enjoy working at it.
Sunday - No shopping, since I was down at the
It was foggy when I woke up - it was nice and cool during the night and I
slept well, except for pain in my shoulders. Even with a 2" foam
cushion it's pretty uncomfortable to sleep there. I suppose it's black old
age and creakiness creeping up on me.
I had the urge to stay and do things, but there was stuff to be done in
Back in Lancaster in early afternoon, did some yard work - it was actually
rather hot, and some housework.