My tree is *not* having a good year. It started with some hungry squirrel chomping off a pretty sizeable branch in the middle. Then it got burnt by hot Northwestern sun (not kidding), and then I managed to put it on a table connected with an umbrella on a windy night, and it fell down on a concrete floor, breaking the pot. So I had to find a new one and repot it, just a month after I already repoted it this year. It'll be a small miracle if it survives…

So that thing was two kinds of mold, red and black, on top of a jar of ricotta cheese. I think it's been in my fridge for several months :-) I didn't do it on purpose, I promise!

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My favorite screen from the site of Washington Department of Licensing. Someone has approved it. And it's been like that for many years.

Some time ago I developed a habit of writing out a menu for the upcoming week after my grocery run. Turned out pretty handy, as now I don't have to painfully try to remember almost every night what is it that I wanted to cook tomorrow. And my family members are happy as well, as this builds anticipation, and they can take part by suggesting things!

P.S. I bet you can read the word "Menu" even in Cyrillic :-)

19. A new faucet came sooner. And I put it up, only having spent two hours on figuring out why the drain was leaking despite tons of sealant. (Pro tip: trust your brain more than a manual.)

Daughter said she didn't like them. So there...

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As a guy whose dress style is best described as "unassuming" I pretty vu never get complimented about my looks by strangers. Except when I wear my Black Lives Matter t-shirt. Just got yet another "nice t-shirt" from another woman. (Men are expectedly more reserved.)

Vaccinated. And being such an organizational genius I forgot my card with the first dose stamped, so now I have two which I'll have to staple together.

Finished The Lord of the Rings. My second try at reading the entire thing. First time was ~20 wars ago when didn't know English too well, and Tolkien's language proved to be way too hard!

Also fun fact: this book was the first thing I earned by coding. And I don't mean I bought it with earned money, I was literally given this very book!

Sublime Text 4! A sudden surprise from the package manager :-)

They gave me a *free snack* at the site! I did not expect such a service.

But the important part is getting that vaccine, of course.

Finally made some time to implement UI for assigning categories to my groceries. It's rudimentary and hideous, but now I can add some actual color!

And now comes the time for my kid to take part in the development process, as I promised her she's going to help me choose the palette :-)

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