I Envy You, Alan Rickman / Diary of Matthew Heick

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27 November

08:30:29: "Scribble in the lines"

25 November

07:20:41: Spoken, PNW and Pacific Northwest have the same amount of syllables. There is no savings in speaking. "PN West" would be more efficient but doesn't sound as awesome.

6 November

09:00:44: Over the weekend I successfully completed three projects on this house. The first one was the doorbell, from installing the transformer to the ding box all the way to the bell. The second one was watching a stove get plugged into the outlet that I spent close to $250 between the wrongly measured length of 6/3 50 amp wire, the breaker, and the outlet. The third one was jerry-rigging a new fan into a really old bathroom fan box so that we can exhaust moist air from the downstairs bathroom. Overall, I'm fairly proud with myself and being able to accomplish all these, all while still killing fleas on both the cats.

2 November

21:47:50: An honorable defeat is better than a dishonest victory.

1 November

08:22:35: Today I was able to teach Cara the meaning of pockets when walking in the cold. Amazing to see a 5-year-old go from panic to peace with the sprinkle of necessary knowledge.

14 October

11:46:43: Today, turning 42, I wanted to sleep in but after doing so felt considerable aching. Age is just the number but health is not. Today is also the annular eclipse which is being streamed online from the NASA YouTube channel. Molly is at the gym getting tested by their complicated sensors and machinery. Cara and Kariah are at the Neris having some grandparent time. Over the last 24 hours I have caught up on two James Bond movies. I'm feeling good.

12 October

07:56:58: Yesterday I was in too many tears. This morning was one of the few days where I have been able to communicate with all the kids that have already access to a telephone. From frowns to upside downs, over the course of a good night's sleep

7 October

07:22:18: Walking all the way to the bus to get me to Buffalo. Realizing that conflict is what is killing me, but not willing to take it as far as Yes Man.

5 October

22:00:26: Finished the diary project, for now. Was able to start to get mein30 back into shape, which looks like nothing from the outside.

19:44:34: I should be able to finally use this after making a majority of changes, including making sure that when I post an entry that it is set to a time zone of my choosing. I'm not really worried about carriage returns or paragraphs at this point. I am liking the freedom of voice to text diary.

3 October

09:08:00: Feeling pretty good the last couple days. Walking by people and wishing them a good morning with a smile or holding doors open for people. It's really setting my mindset

2 October

08:24:00: In a town with no public garbage cans available for the public to use, I wonder if garbage cans alone helps encourage where homeless individuals will hang out.

08:22:00: Amish coming through town. Didn't expect it at all, but I'm not surprised.

08:15:00: Is it true that vodka doesn't leave an alcohol smell on your breath? While it will certainly leave less of a smell than most other alcoholic drinks, you can still smell the ethanol itself. Plus there's no hiding the smell of acetaldehyde once the alcohol is metabolised no matter what the drink was.

07:25:00: Walking by fancher chair in 50° fog and wondering what if our lungs needed to bring in smells as part of our daily diet. What if that's the thing that we keep not understanding and there is an actual smell diet that we have to do?

1 October

12:20:00: Today I start this project. I hope to be able to make this work so that I can update it as frequent as possible. ??

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