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Sabbatical Day 9 – Sleep and Expedite

I stayed up late last night finishing my book.  Afterwards, I was pretty exhausted.  So what did I do?  What any introverted insomniac does: I watched Netflix until about 5am.  As a result, I slept in until about 11.  Then did a couple hours of cleaning around the house.  Haifa had some friends over to start the annual Harry Potter movie marathon before halloween, so I watched “The Philosopher’s Stone” with them.  I started feeling sleepy before the end of the movie so I went to lie down and have a short nap… which turned into a 3 hour nap.  Now I have no idea how I’ll get to sleep tonight!  I’ve got to get up at about 6am so I’m in a bit of a pickle.

One of the chores I did today was a request from Melanie for my “expedite” lane on my personal kanban board: “Affix hook near back for for hanging leash”.  This turned into a much bigger project than expected because the spot she wanted it has no studs to anchor and because the hook doesn’t have holes big enough to accommodate screws.  So I designed a simple plate to mount onto the wall that would allow screws and drywall anchor plugs and then affix the hook to that plate with small nails.  That, of course, also involved painting the plate so that it would match the trim colour (white).  I enjoyed getting out my small tools to do a nice job of it, and I think it worked well.  Here’s a photo of the end result:

Hook mounted on wall.