Started using’s ability to participate in Mastodon today after talking to some people about it at breakfast and I have to say I’m impressed with how seamlessly it’s been working so far.

We finally went for it and bought bikes. With my parents in town for the weekend to help with the kids, we took every chance we could to go ride the Fort Wayne Trails. Sore today, I need to build more endurance. 🚲

Bike parked on the side of a paved trail on a sunny day

We had our first complete week of dry warm weather in Indiana. A little early this year! We did a pretty good job keeping up with walking our oldest to / from school during the winter but it’s been so great to start / end every day with a walk this week.

My toddler sitting in the front seat of a jeep with my infant in his stroller in front of it

Not sure if I’ll be able to keep up with posting a photo a day in May, but here’s an impromptu one from a cloudy walk I took my oldest and youngest on yesterday at the zoo.

Cabinets with machines in laundry room

We made the switch to a ventless dryer when we redid our laundry room last year. I now get what the Europeans see in them. It works great and saved the hassle / expense of drilling a vent out of our old brick siding.

My wife did an amazing job with the wallpaper here too!

I’ve explained over Zoom to my students the difference between CSS Grid and Flexbox so many times over the last year that at this point my wife has my spiel memorized.

Millennial parenting achievement, I have successfully convinced my kids that Transatlanticism is “New Year’s Music”.