Thoughts & Tips for June & July 2021
Friday, July 02, 2021
This photo is part of my Blurry collection.
The last two months have been going well. Mother's Day in May was great, and so was Father's Day in June.
We have been slowly getting back out to our favorite places to eat, visiting breweries, attending church in person without masks, seeing friends, and having more group events at our house.
Getting vaccinated has a ton of benefits!
Biggest news is that Carson graduated from High School:
Another nice piece of new news is that my niece Hayley and her husband Alex are having a baby girl in December:
I have also been able to teach two Getting Things Done (GTD) classes in-person at work which has been very enjoyable. One class was in May and the other in late June.
LOOKING FORWARD TO
The epic D&D battle I have been DMing for several months has finally ended, and we are on to a new "underwater" related adventure created by our other DM Darren.
We have several mini-vacations coming up across July & August: one week in Mission Beach at a condo rental; a weekend retreat at The Oaks; a couple of days in Las Vegas for Def Con; and then beach camping at San Elijo. It will be nice to get out and about, but also not have to travel too far from home.
TECHNOLOGY, TIPS, & SUGGESTIONS
If I had to pick a single glass style to drink craft beer out of I think it would be this one (Amazon link):
Since May 20th I have been charging all my mobile electronics off-grid using this setup from Jackery (originally purchased just for camping):
This includes: cell phone; iPad (didn't realize what a power hog this was); Garmin watch; bike lights; Go Pro & other camera batteries; all the new Rode podcast/audio recording gear; and a variety of smaller battery packs. Hard to say the total impact to our home electrical bill, but kind of a fun experiment. It will be interesting to see how long I can do it. My cell phone does get charged when it is in the car, so that makes things a little easier. I am not charging my main personal Chromebook computer this way until we go camping this summer.
The solar unit is the SolorSaga 100W (Amazon Link), and the portable battery unit is the Portable Power Station Explorer 240 (Amazon Link).
QUOTE I'M THINKING ABOUT
"Saying no saves you time in the future. Saying yes costs you time in the future. No is like a time credit. You can spend that block of time in the future. Yes is like a time debt. You have to repay that commitment at some point. No is a decision. Yes is a responsibility." - James Clear