Now — 2024

Updated: Monday, 1 April 2024

I added a new section to my Archive where I am putting images from my visual journal, grouped by week.

Previous /Now Updates

Sunday, 3 March 2024
I’m realizing that I care far more about craft than I ever realized I did. This is a good thing. A lot is coming into focus.

Sunday, 25 February 2024
March is on the horizon; things have not settled down. But it’s good to have things to do.

Sunday, 14 January 2024
The first six weeks of the year have been intensely busy. Looking back over my notes, I’m realizing that this might be an emerging trend; the last four years have all had similar first quarters at work: massive change, incredible team-wide effort to meet new needs, long hours. If the trend holds, things will have settled down by March.

Personal Projects

These are things that I want to finish before the end of the year.

Project Status
Back Up Cloud Photo Archive 45% done
Remodel Laundry Room Not Started
    Build new shelving Not Started
    Install new dryer Not Started
    Clear out old shelving Not Started
    Remove old door frame, sand and repaint threshold Not Started
    Purchase new dryer Not Started
Design and build wall-mounted tool panel Done, 2/25/24
Remodel Office Ceiling In Progress
    Re-hang acoustic panels Done, 2/19/24
    Paint ceiling Not Started
    Patch cracks and holes Not Started
    Build new panel frames Done, 2/18/24
    Take down acoustic panels Done, 2/18/24
Design and build basement shelving In Progress
    Assemble and install Not Started
    Make Cuts Not Started
    Clean out basement Not Started
    Purchase Lumber Done, 1/14/24
    Take Measurements Done, 1/13/24
Build new kitchen shelving; reorganize kitchen storage Done, 1/28/24
Rebuild new den shelving Done, 1/28/24
Design and build desk riser Done, 1/21/24
Build media library shelf insert frames Done, 1/21/24

Reading

Title Rating
The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall In Progress
Archives of Joy: Reflections on Animals and the Nature of Being by Jean-François Beauchemin 3/5
The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei 2/5
Some Dreams are Nightmares by James Gunn In Progress
Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck 3/5
The Unanswered Question: Death, Near-Death, and the Afterlife by Kurt Leland 3/5
The Great Transition by Nick Fuller Googins 3/5
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke 4/5
On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation by Alexandra Horowitz In Progress
They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers by Gray Barker 1/5
Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier by Kevin Kelly 3/5
Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods by Budd Hopkins 3/5
When Souls Awaken; Real-life accounts of past-life and life-between-lives regressions by Pieter Elsen 2/5

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