Whipping weather

Yesterday it was in the 40s and torrential rain. Today, 80s and all that rain turned into humidity. Blech. But the last 3 days have been without formal workouts, and I’m working at home today, so I thought I’d go for a run. It was awful. I went 30 minutes and covered a bit over 2 1/4 miles, walked a lot, and even managed to trip and stub my little toe (but not fall on my face!) I came back into the house overheated and immediately took a cold shower, which helped.

My parents came to visit the first half of this week to help us (me, more like; my husband had to work) do some repairs around the house, mostly drywall. This is one of the perks of having a dad who’s a carpenter! Our condo has had problems with settling and really dramatic-looking wall cracks, so we did some patching with fiberglass tape on the small cracks and put in brand new tape on the big ones. Everything is covered in joint compound dust, although the carpet looks fantastic because I’ve vacuumed about 10 times in the last 3 days. We did repairs in most of the rooms of the house, and so basically the entire place needs to get painted now. And that’s not a job we can really do piecemeal, so maybe in June sometime we can carve out a couple weekends and get that done. It is motivation to finally get rid of the ugly yellow paint in the kitchen, though!

And speaking of torrential rain, I did go to the March for Science over the weekend and got thoroughly drenched, despite wearing rain gear. My raincoat does a good job of shedding water in most conditions, but 6+ hours of downpour soaked it through. And my poor foamcore sign lost all its structural integrity. But it was totally worth it. Marching through the streets and starting up a chant “Show me what a scientist looks like!” and having this great big crowd shout back “THIS IS WHAT A SCIENTIST LOOKS LIKE!” was pretty great.

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2 Responses to Whipping weather

  1. Gingerzingi says:

    Have you seen this store? Pretty much everything in my size is Sold Out, but I’ve bookmarked it for future ordering.


    • G says:

      I have seen it, and it’s intriguing… a little twee, but neat. None of these fabric patterns really relate to my work at all, alas.

      Did I tell you about the mug my friend gave me? http://www.philosophersguild.com/Math-Mug.html It’s great, I love math. But there’s a problem. My friend and I work in the same field, but she came to it through a physics background, while I got an engineering degree first. Engineers only take physics through electricity & magnetism, we don’t need modern physics. So on this mug are many many equations that I have NO IDEA what they mean. (At least they’re labeled with their names.) Regardless, people think I’m smart when I bring it to meetings.

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