Daytripping to Chain o’ Lakes 📷
Floating limes 📷
Stayed up way too late watching the Penguins 1st game of the qualifiers. 🏒 📷
It’s been great having the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo open as an activity for the kids again. We’ve been utilizing the members only hours and have felt safe being both outdoors and reasonably distanced from others.
This Micro Monday, I recommend @adamprime and his insightful post about the experience that changed his attitude about mask wearing when he lived in Taiwan.
I’ve been thinking about places I used to call home a lot recently. In the age of social distancing, I’ve certainly been missing the rural mountains of Pennsylvania. Grenada hasn’t had a single death from COVID-19. The Times profiled our neighborhood in Brooklyn last weekend and focused on a block I walked down often. It was tough to read.
Most days parenthood washes waves of self-doubt over me but currently my two-year old is obsessed with the new The Lone Bellow album so I must be doing something right.
I love this very real life photo Allison Francois captured of us!
Me in October: It’s in the 50s, I’ll put a coat on.
Me in January: It’s in the 30s but it’s barely going to snow today, taking a coat on and off is way too much effort.
So many great things happening in Fort Wayne right now! Stefanie and I finally got to tour the Electric Works campus yesterday. We can’t wait to see this come to life over the next few years just 2 miles from our house.
Has anyone developed a solution to render WordPress galleries without the list item bullets in the feed on Micro.blog?
Picked up some rooftop storage for the big Subaru this week to support the growing family.
This week I’ve had to say “no” to a lot of opportunities I would’ve liked to say “yes” to.
I’ve found myself feeling a sense of guilt both because I feel like I’m letting people down and I’m not able to do as much in a week as others around me seem to do.
Our work culture tells us not be a person who makes excuses but accepting the limitations of life’s seasons is healthy. This is what my seasons of life life is right now:
- My wife is at work or on call 84 hours per week.
- I have a two-year old and a baby on the way.
- My nearest family member lives two states away.
Instead of feeling guilty, I’m trying to focus on this:
- I am a quality developer and demand for my services is higher than their supply. This is a good thing and a testament to the quality of work I do.
- I get to spend a lot of quality time with my son every week and experience his joy as he discovers more and more about his world.
- I am supporting someone I love as they launch a new phase of their career.
Between the bug zapper our neighbors installed, all the lavender and citronella we planted, and the bats living in both our attics the mosquito population in our little corner of Indiana is quite low this summer.
Busy day yesterday but I managed to sneak over to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to see three exhibits that are set to close this weekend.
Dense Discovery is by far my favorite newsletter. I always discover something great in every issue.
My parents are in town this weekend so we’ve got a weekend of Fort Wayne planned — the zoo, the farmer’s market and a Tincaps game with fireworks!