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Things are a little bit on the slow side right now, but that’s mostly my fault. I’ve done some light cleaning around the house, cleaning the garage and pressure washing. That’s about it. I need to speak with the man running the business behind my house. I need to see about having the chain link fence removed so I can put up a cedar fence.

Since removing it, I’ve come to the conclusion that not having a wooden privacy fence is not a great idea. I can hear the people behind me talking at night while they’re working. I hear them coming and going as well as starting vehicles. I’m not a fan of all the noise they make late at night and early in the morning. I’m seriously impressed by how much difference a fence makes.

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It’s been a busy month, but not with any progress on projects. I’ve managed to track down the source of two pops on the front of the Jeep and get them resolved. So it’s much less vague when driving now and quieter. I’m loving that. I’m not loving that all of the tie rods ends from Crown Automotive have failed or have had boots blow out in 2.5 years and 30,000 miles. That’s way too soon for this non-sense.

It’s been cold and wet recently. I think it’s time I start digging holes to put up a fence.

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2019 and I

It’s January 1st, 2019 as I sit here writing this post. I’m not going to do a year in review or talk about projects that I want to do going forward. That’s not to say that I won’t talk about other projects or that I’m not making plans. (I’m not making plans right now, it’s the 1st.) I want to say that I’m pretty happy with myself right now for losing 28.4lbs since 8/31. I think I’m just going to keep moving forward this year and actually use 2019 for a bit of self-improvement.

By self-improvement, I mean losing another 30lbs. I think I can handle that between now and July 4th. I think this is an easily doable goal and is probably on the low side of what I can accomplish. I’m currently not exercising, I’m not in the gym. I’m not going to resolve to do either of those just because it’s the first of the year. I’m not even resolving to lose this weight because it’s the first of the year. I’m merely stating a goal for the continuation of my diet.

For a New Year’s Resolution, I will resolve to drink less beer this year. I think I’d like to get a little more into sake. I have friends that are into whiskeys, bourbons, wines, and beer, but none of them are into sake. We’ll see how well that works out since I don’t drink that much hard stuff.

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