apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
Friday
Grocery shopping
7.15 CoDA meeting


Saturday
Meditation
Check Amazon credit card payment

Laundry
Dishes
Painting
Switch sofa and table around

Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Bleach hair
3 pm Hair cut
Home Depot: Aubergine spray paint

Weekly prayer
Incoming snail mail
Fill medication organizers
Fill snack containers
Fill protein containers
Prepare tea maker

Pick up kitchen and living room
Work: Create flows

Monday
Paint garden stool
Put together garden stool
Remove drop cloth outside garden gate
apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
On Tuesday morning I did yoga. It felt great but during the day, the obliques on the left side started hurting. It got worse and by Thursday morning they were screaming. I still made it in to work on Thursday, but went home before lunch and continued to work from home. I'm working on accepting that I won't get as much done this weekend as I usually do. Gotta take it easy. The obliques are core muscles. They're involved in lots of movements, including walking. Sitting still is my best bet for getting better.

Friday
WFH
7.15 CoDA meeting

Saturday
Meditation
Quicken
Laundry
Dishes
Paint stuff


Sunday
Bunday
Meditation

Weekly prayer
Incoming snail mail
Fill medication organizers

Fill protein containers
Get gas
Pick up kitchen and living room
Paint more stuff

Monday
Grocery shopping
apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
Friday
WFH
1 pm Doctor's appointment
Get gas
HomeDepot
7.15 CoDA meeting


Saturday
Meditation
Quicken
Laundry
Dishes
DIY, see separate entry

Sunday
Bunday
Meditation

Weekly prayer
Incoming snail mail

Fill medication organizers
Pick up kitchen and living room

Work: Update wireframes, send them to invitees to Friday's meeting

Monday
Call periodontist about bill
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Yellow bathroom plans
  • Remove bathtub silicon caulking
  • Put fan on timer to dry out wood for at least one week
  • Recaulk bathtub
  • Remove silicon from around sink
  • Clean bathroom fan
  • Recaulk sink
  • Install fan timer
  • Paint light: take down, sand, paint with rust preventing color, paint with glossy yellow color
  • Paint hooks on door yellow
  • Paint vent cover yellow or white
  • Paint tower fan
  • Paint space saver: disassemble, sand, paint rust preventing color on metal bits, paint glossy yellow color
  • Prepare cabinet for painting: remove doors and drawers, remove hinges, strip current wood finish, spackle holes from hinges, sand hinges
  • Paint cabinet: Paint cabinet frame, paint hinges, reinstall everything straighter than before.
  • Paint baseboards white: Remove, sand, primer, glossy white paint, polyurethane. Or use same finish as cabinet? 

Pink bathroom plans
  • Put up shower handle holder
  • Apply more anti-slip flowers to bathtub floor
  • Install soft floor 
  • Remove bathtub silicon caulking
  • Remove silicon from around sink
  • Recaulk sink
  • Clean bathroom fan
  • Dry out wood for at least one week
  • Recaulk bathtub
  • Wood finish proof of concept: Take apart towel rod, strip current finish, sand, paint with pale stain, finish with polyurethane, put back together, rehang. 
  • Spray paint hardware: Hook, grab bar, vent cover, toilet roll holders. 
I've got ants in the yellow upstairs bathroom. One of my coworkers said that they like moist wood, so I think it's because the silicon caulking around the bathtub is mostly missing. 

I have two full bathrooms upstairs, one yellow and one pink. Since I have two and live alone, I can afford to use them selectively. I use the pink one for going to the toilet, and the yellow one for showering. I quite like that division. The yellow one feels so much cleaner because I never use the toilet in there. 

But I've got to stop using the yellow bathroom shower for at least a week while I let the construction wood dry out in there. The pink bathroom shower handle just hangs loosely from the hose. So before I can start using it, I need to install a holder. At first I thought that would mean drilling into the wall, but it turns out that silicon glue works fine for shower handle holders nowadays. So I got one from Amazon this week. Installing that will be my first task. 
apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
Friday
WFH
7.15 CoDA meeting
Get gas



Saturday
Meditation
Laundry
Dishes
Weekly prayer

Incoming snail mail
Fill medication organizers
Fill protein powder containers
Painting: Finish sanding downstairs space saver, paint downstairs space saver 
Put up shower handle holder in pink bathroom
Install soft flooring in pink bathroom
Remove silicone caulking from bathtub in yellow bathroom



Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Pick up kitchen and living room
Gardening: Replace petunia with 1 lantana, pot up basil, deadhead and fertilize everything


Monday
Check Rx
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On Friday afternoon I hosted my fellow designers at a garden party. I'm quite proud of how good the garden looked when the guests arrived. A lot of work went into it. Here's my car trunk full of mulch and soil amendments.
My 🚗 was a bit back heavy yesterday.

I bought decorations like this string light that I put up on the fence.
The new LED light string is "warm white ".

many more garden photos under the cut )

I think it does look inviting. My coworkers all said that it was inspiring to see such a nice garden. So, while it was a lot of work to get it to this point, I think it was worth it. Particularly as I'm the one who gets to enjoy it the most.
Morning light 2.
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Friday
Prepare for party
2 pm First guests arrive



Saturday
Meditation
Laundry
Dishes
Clean up after party: Put B's chairs in my car, freeze left-overs, ...? 
Weekly prayer
Incoming snail mail
Fill medication organizers
Painting: Finish sanding downstairs space saver, fill in cracks 

Work: See Evernote


Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Pick up kitchen and living room
Gardening: Replace petunia with 1 lantana
Painting: Paint downstairs space saver, daub blue paint on screws outside

Monday
...
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With some 12-step friends I went to paint ceramics at Petroglyph in San Jose. It was a lot of fun, but it's also kind of expensive.

Here are the colors I used.
Gradient colors: Mellow, Sun, Gold, Goldfish, Pumpkin.

Here's my dancing teapot after I finished painting it.
I painted a teapot at Petroglyph.

And the fired teapot.
My dancing teapot.  #petroglyph

Next time I want to paint a little Goddess statue for my garden. Isn't she cute?
I want to paint this gnome at #petroglyph.
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The gums around my lower jaw canines have been receding badly for years. On Friday I had surgery for that. The periodontist took a graft from the left side palate and applied it to the lower jaw. The cost after insurance was about $2,200. This surgery was a necessary preparation for getting veneers. At the rate I'm going, I'll have presentable teeth by the time I turn 60. :-/

graphic images )
apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
Friday
9.30 pm Periodontist
Fill prescriptions



Saturday
Meditation
Laundry
Weekly prayer
Incoming snail mail
Fill medication organizers
Painting: Paint downstairs space saver, upstairs bathroom shelf


Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Pick up kitchen and living room
Gardening: Replace catnip plant with lantanas
Daub paint on screws etc.

Monday
PTO
apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
On Friday 21 July I've invited my coworkers over for a garden party. So I need to prepare for that. 

To Dos
Deadhead pelargonium
Daub paint on screwheads etc.
Remove stains on carpet
Wash couch cover and pillowcase
Put all fresh light blue towels in downstairs bathroom
Stack toilet paper on space saver in downstairs bathroom

Not To Dos
Paint window and door frames blue
Paint living room yellow

apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
Friday
WFH
5.30 pm Doctor
Get gas
Buy groceries
Fill prescriptions



Saturday
Meditation
Laundry
Weekly prayer
Incoming snail mail

Fill medication organizers
Painting: Paint new patio lamp
Gardening: Continue cleaning up on north side of house, fertilize everything, spread mulch, water containers
Move all garden clutter into garage

Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Pick up kitchen and living room
Hang up new patio lamp
Gardening: Plant up front door bed
Daub paint on screws etc.

Monday
Ask coworkers if I can borrow chairs from them

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I drove up to the City for some fun. First I visited the San Francisco Dungeon experience. This was in the ladies' restroom. The whole experience was fun, if rather expensive.
The Dungeon was fun.

They take pictures of visitors before the tour and sell for an exorbitant price. I got the photos despite that.
San Francisco Dungeon

more photos of the waterfront, South of Market district and art )
apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
Friday
Get gas
WFH
Laundry
7.15 pm CoDA meeting


Saturday
Meditation
3pm Petroglyph
Weekly prayer
Incoming snail mail

Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Fill medication organizers
Reply to Dolly's email
Quicken
Pick up kitchen and living room
Painting: Get started on painting wall lamp, brackets, bird feeder
Gardening: Fertilize wine, spread mulch, make plans for front door bed

Monday
Meditation
Dishes
Paint stuff blue
Clean swing
Tidy area by the gate and compost bin
Move all garden clutter into garage

Tuesday
Meditation
Staircase walk in San Francisco
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Friday
9.30 Primary care physician
Home Depot: Irrigation stuff
Get gas
WFH

7.15 pm CoDA meeting

Saturday
Meditation
Bleach hair
2.30 Hair cut

Laundry
Dishes
Weekly prayer
Incoming snail mail


Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Fill medication organizers
Quicken
Pick up kitchen and living room
Post San Francisco pictures
7pm Refuge Recovery
apel: What's the next action? (gtd)
Friday
Home Depot: Irrigation stuff
Get gas
7.15 pm CoDA meeting


Saturday
Meditation
Laundry
Dishes
Weekly prayer
Gardening: Water, replace irrigation heads, start automatic irrigation.
Incoming snail mail

Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Fill medication organizers
Mix protein powder

Make tea bags
Quicken
Pick up kitchen and living room
Post San Francisco pictures
7pm Refuge Recovery
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I went to Portland for a conference at the end of April. On the weekend, I took in some sights in and around Portland.

This robot lives at San Jose Mineta Airport. It would have been fun to get her help in taking a selfie, but sadly it didn't work.
A robot selfie would have been fun if it had worked.

Many more Portland photos... )
 
 
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Friday
Meditation
WFH

7.15 pm CoDA meeting

Saturday
Meditation
Laundry
Dishes
Gardening: Water, replace light string, bury irrigation heads deeper, pot up new abutilon, V. bonariensis seedlings and California woodland strawberries
Incoming snail mail

Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Weekly prayer

Fill medication organizers
Quicken
Pick up kitchen and living room
Post final Portland pictures
Post San Francisco pictures
Gardening: Mulch, plant V. bonariensis under arch, rehome succulents
7pm Refuge Recovery

Monday
Call periodontist about insurance decision

Eventually
Paint outdoor metal
Request medical reports from UCSF and for 2nd stay at Good Samaritan
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Friday
Meditation
WFH

Laundry
7.15 pm CoDA meeting

Saturday
Meditation
San Francisco Dungeon
Linner at
the Grove
Diebenkorn-Matisse exhibition at SF MOMA


Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Weekly prayer
Fill medication organizers

Prepare pay-it-forward mail
Organize nightstand phone
Dishes
Quicken
Incoming snail mail
Pick up kitchen and living room

Post final Portland pictures
Post San Francisco pictures
7pm Refuge Recovery

Monday
Meditation
Make teabags

Gardening: Mulch, rehome succulents

Eventually
Paint outdoor metal
Request medical reports from UCSF and for 2nd stay at Good Samaritan
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Friday
Meditation
WFH
7.15 pm CoDA meeting

Saturday
Meditation
Weekly prayer
Fill medication organizers
Laundry
Dishes
Quicken
Incoming snail mail
Pick up kitchen and living room

Gardening: Buy mulch, remove succulents from small raised bed

Sunday
Bunday
Meditation
Gardening: Plant up small raised bed with Chinese foxgloves, rehome succulents
Post final Portland pictures
7pm Refuge Recovery

Monday
...

Eventually
Paint outdoor metal
Request medical reports from UCSF and for 2nd stay at Good Samaritan
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