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  1. Monday, April 06, 2020:
    Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 9    Maia is now 26.8 pounds and about 34" tall. This month, she gained the ability to use the toilet for all waste management needs and now wears  underpants  all day long instead of diapers. (With coronavirus keeping us at home, we figured now was a great time to practice, and she had it down pat after just a single day).   Self-quarantine has made this month very different for Maia. Just For 2s school is cancelled and she hasn't seen her best friend, Nolan, in over 3 weeks (other than a video chat). She seems to get that things have changed in some way but has no opinion one way or the other. The answers to her usual morning questions of "what day is it today?" and "what are we doing today?" have normali...
  2. Monday, March 30, 2020:
    End-of-the-Month Highlights Day  New photos have been added to the  Life, 2020  album.       Events   Earned my first Microsoft Azure cert on S 3/1. Had London Broil for dinner with Tammy in the evening.    Voted in the primary on T 3/3.    Dad-daughter dinner at Marumen on W 3/4, followed by free S'mores at Cascades Overlook.    Had the Uri grandparents over for steak dinner on F 3/6.    Visited Larry and Janice and kids in Rockville on S 3/7.    Family dinner at Burton's on S 3/8.    First dinner on our screen porch on M 3/9.    Started self-quarantine on H 3/12. Numerous delivery / take-out meals and family...
  3. Wednesday, March 25, 2020:
    List Day: 8 Ways We've Passed the Time During COVID-19    I've run 1 - 2 miles each day while watching  Better Call Saul  and  iZombie .    Rebecca and Maia have gone to the park many times, but often seem to run into our parent friends with the same idea.    I've gotten hooked on playing  Elder Scrolls Online , after trying  World of Warcraft  again and getting bored almost immediately. I also have  Borderlands 3  in my queue but the first 20 minutes felt identical to the previous 2 games so I haven't gotten any further yet. I'm looking at  Half-Life: Alyx  but am unsure whether I want to lug my computer downstairs for VR all of the time.    Rebecca and I have played a lot o...
  4. Monday, March 23, 2020:
    Weekend Wrap-up  This weekend, we took our self-isolation zone south to Sperryville for a two night stay in a private cottage. What was originally going to be a parent getaway planned weeks ago evolved into a family vacation in the face of the world going viral. We took all necessary precautions along the way: no stops to pee, one person on sterile take-out duty throughout the weekend, and only interacting with the innkeepers when handing off a growler for take-out beers.     The weather was wonderful Friday evening and we enjoyed a beer flight that was 9 for 9 in "beers I would drink again" on our private porch. Maia and Rebecca walked along and in the Thornton River until they fell in. Rebecca was more startled than Maia, who sp...
  5. Friday, March 06, 2020:
    Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 8    Maia is now 32 months old and 26.6 pounds of joie de vivre. She regularly talks about herself as if she is the Original Bunny that she carries everywhere, like "Bunny wants to go to the payground". If Maia doesn't want to eat vegetables, sometimes Bunny  does , providing a useful loophole in the logic. Bunnies are her obsession, and I have drawn far more bunnies in the past three months than anyone should.   Maia understands cycles like days of the week and the sun and the moon. She likes to consider things in order and regularly asks what comes "after" whatever I just said. She is in the "what" phase of annoying questions which sometimes feels like she wants to ask "why" but doesn't know any of the ot...
  6. Wednesday, March 04, 2020:
    Construction Day: Screen Porch, Part II of II   Continued from  Part I     The porch is complete!     
  7. Monday, March 02, 2020:
    Weekend Wrap-up  Porch work continued on Friday, with all of the railings and screens fully installed. There's probably 1-2 more days of work left before we can have raucous porch parties. On Friday night, we had broiled salmon with a new marinade and watched the movie,  Lady Bird , after Maia went to bed.     Saturday was too cold to count as the weekend, so hopefully we get a refund sometime soon. We had a delicious lunch with the Chous at Ariake in Reston. Maia liked tempura, but was more fixated on some new Splat the Cat books she'd never seen before.   In the evening, Rebecca and Maia made play-dough for the first time. Our dinner consisted of diverse leftovers from several recent outings.  &nbs...
  8. Friday, February 28, 2020:
    End-of-the-Month Highlights Day  New photos have been added to the  Life, 2020  album.       Events   Visited the Ahlbins and Hickses in Fredericksburg on S 2/1.    Had a Half-of-Super-Bowl dinner of marinated beefs with Chih, Sena, and Nolan on S 2/2.    Family playground time in the warm weather on M 2/3, followed by dinner at Ford's Fish Shack.    Preschool Open House on W 2/5 (Maia got into the mixed age Starfish class on 2/18!)    Maia's first stomach bug on F 2/7.    Rebecca and Maia taught Lil Yogis again on S 2/8, followed by family dinner at Red Robin.    Jax's 3rd Birthday Party on S 2/9.    Maia's f...
  9. Monday, February 24, 2020:
    Construction Day: Screen Porch. Part I of II  We now transport you from the little warren under the stairs to the backyard, where a screen porch is emerging from the Loudoun County clay like a triumphant groundhog.      And the  conclusion !  
  10. Friday, February 21, 2020:
    DIY Day: Crawlspace Rejuvenation, Part II of II   Continued from  Part I         Monday : Cut and install the remaining drywall, while explaining to Maia that you secure the ceiling pieces by wearing them like a turtle shell and drilling over your head.          Tuesday : Spackle the gaps caused by your earlier poor measurements. Quick dry it with a portable dehumidifier then sand it all down.          Tuesday : Apply a layer of primer and then use up the can of paint most likely to rust out in the coming year (Creamy Beige, last used in the living room in 2012). Paint with little regard for perfection, reasoning that no one will ever look in this roo...
  11. Monday, February 17, 2020:
    DIY Day: Crawlspace Rejuvenation, Part I of II  Since no one ever committed to manufacturing my idea for a  smart mouse trap , checking the crawlspace for dead mice was a regular activity in 2019. I resolved to seal up the crawlspace in 2020 and finally got started this past weekend.       Thursday : Evict all of the Christmas decorations and myriad boxes of Rebecca's high school memories to de-mouse-poopify. Shred several ruined rolls of excess carpet and throw in the trash.          Friday : Tear out the atrophying remains of the external insulation.          Friday : Locate the mousehole-to-hell and seal it with enough foam sealant to deter a small mammal. ...
  12. Monday, February 10, 2020:
    Weekend Wrap-up  On Friday afternoon, I replaced our 9-year-old ice maker water line that was making Rebecca's iced drinks taste skunky. It took 2.5 hours and several newly bored holes behind the kitchen cabinets to remove the old line and just a half hour to install the new line. The operation was a success and our new ice since then is completely tasteless.   Maia had her first stomach bug on Friday, honking twice -- once at the end of naptime and once in the middle of the night. It was the first, but probably not the last, 3 AM laundry done in our house.     On Saturday, I cleaned out the basement crawlspace to get ready for finishing. I plan to seal up the holes the mice are using to get in a poop on our Christmas...
  13. Friday, February 07, 2020:
    Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 7    Maia is another month older and wiser. She talks all the time and invents brand new sentences based on established concepts.     "We ever been here before, daddy?" - said when we go somewhere that we haven't been to in awhile.   "Don't say that, daddy!" - said when she doesn't like the song I'm inventing or I'm saying something that isn't true. She uses conjunctions like "don't" when talking to others but consistently uses "do not" when expressing her own thoughts and opinions.   "Maybeeee..." - said when she knows that there are multiple options to answer a questsion but expects you to list the options before she makes a decision.   "This is a bunk house!" - said when I ad...
  14. Monday, February 03, 2020:
    Weekend Wrap-up  Happy February!     On Friday morning, we took a trip down to Fredericksburg to visit the Ahlbins and actually hit an I-95 sweet spot where I could drive faster than 20 mph. Maia alternated between loving the novelty of being kid #7 of 6 and needing a quiet corner to decompress in.   We stayed until Saturday evening, then drove up the road to visit the Hickses for dinner. Heavy rains tried to keep us from home, but we made it back to Sterling on Saturday night in about 75 minutes.     On Sunday, we had a half-hearted Super Bowl party with Chih, Sena, and Maia's best friend, Nolan, featuring two kinds of beef over rice: grilled teriyaki chuck roast with grilled pineapples, and pan-...
  15. Friday, January 31, 2020:
    End-of-the-Month Highlights Day  New photos have been added to the  Life, 2020  album.       Events   Dad-daughter dinner at Miller's on H 1/2.    Dinner at the Shrimp Lover with the Winters from across the street on S 1/4.    Holiday gathering of the Links and Whitmers in Taylorstown on S 1/5.    Made ramen for dinner with Marc on M 1/6.    It snowed just enough to build a 3-foot snowman on T 1/7.    Family dinner at Beer Bourbon Burgers on W 1/8.    Rebecca and Maia taught Lil Yogis class on S 1/11, followed by a pizza party at our house with Sena, Chih, and Nolan, and Mike, Aya, Lincoln, and Leo.    Went to...
  16. Monday, January 27, 2020:
    Weekend Wrap-up  On Friday evening, I whipped up a batch of boil'n'bake ribs for dinner. paired with a nice Belgian tripel. After Maia's bedtime, we continued the dirge-like progress through the last season of  Game of Thrones .     On Saturday morning, Car came over to do yoga with Rebecca in the basement while Maia acted as foreman, ordering me around in the construction of a house for her bunnies. Midday, we drove to the Uri grandparents' house where Maia was excited for an overnight stay. From there, Rebecca and I went to the MGM at National Harbor for the annual company holiday party. While the room was slightly more swank than usual (the shower was central to the layout with frosted glass walls on three sides), it ...
  17. Monday, January 20, 2020:
    Weekend Wrap-up  Happy MLK Day!   We had a cold, quiet weekend, starting on Friday with a family dinner of homemade ramen with udon noodles and shaved ribeye.   Saturday kicked off with an impressive inch of snow that decreased in impressiveness throughout the day. We stayed inside doing warm things, like mother-daughter yoga and finishing a 500-piece puzzle involving cats in less than 90 minutes.     In the afternoon, we braved the freezing rain to get some interesting beers from Total Wine (mostly trippels with a few IPAs and scotch ales mixed in) and had a family dinner at Miller's. The manager there now knows Maia and I, and always stops by the table to reminisce about the times his daughter was Maia'...
  18. Monday, January 06, 2020:
    Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 6    Maia has made it halfway to 5! She's 25.4 pounds, 33" tall, and speaks in full sentences most of the time. She has mostly reformed since the cataclysm of Daylight Savings Time, but still refuses to nap (opting for 2 hours of "quiet time" instead). Full-fledged tantrums are a rarity now, or maybe we're just much better at redirection.   Maia's favorite toys at the moment are a Vet Clinic she got for Christmas from the grandparents (superceding the Original Vet Clinic from her 2nd birthday), a necklace kit filled with rubber Disney princesses, and a never-ending array of new and hand-me-down 12-piece puzzles which she can do on her own as long as the pieces snap together cleanly. She will offer us things (like bit...
  19. Wednesday, January 01, 2020:
    The Tens: Decade Highlights     2010 : Conceived and released my first open-source library,  DDMSence . Saw Muse in concert. Rebecca bought her current car. Visited Puerto Rico, Spokane, San Francisco, Emerald Isle, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Rebecca stopped selling custom T-Shirts. I played Minecraft.     2011 : We visited Arkansas and the Outer Banks. Rebecca went to Peru and started Physical Therapy school. We overhauled our entire kitchen. I played Skyrim.     2012 : I worked on government data standards and bought a treadmill. I bought my current car. We visited Quebec and Montreal. I played Diablo 3.     2013 : Rebecca graduated from PT school and ...
  20. Monday, December 30, 2019:
    End-of-the-Month Highlights Day  New photos have been added to the  Life, 2019  album. Google Photos sucks.       Events   Vist to the Uri grandparents on W 12/4.    Dad-daughter dinner at Fireworks Pizza on H 12/5.    Put up Christmas lights and kitschy deer on F 12/6.    Rebecca taught a "Little Yogis" class at her yoga studio on S 12/7. Followed up with a satisfying prime rib dinner at Bungalow Lakehouse.    Dinner with the Jackson's on S 12/8.    Visit to the Uri grandparents on H 12/12 to help decorate their tree.    Rebecca taught Yoga Anatomy all weekend long while BU and Maia hung out on S 12/14 - 12/5.   &...
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