I’m writing this on a treadmill right now. I haven’t published anything in what feels like forever. There are a few things that I want to make but then I just end up playing Starcraft or trying to tidy up the house. Unfortunately I’m doing the bad version of tidying up, where I don’t actually get rid of anything. So I just move things from boxes to plastic bins with some future hope that I’ll organize things and get rid of stuff.
There’s just a lot of stuff. It baffles me how we fit it into our smaller apartment. It’s like those mattresses that come compressed so they can be shipped and once you rip the box open everything sort of very slowly expands out.
Anyway, the house is coming together slowly. I could write something about how the house buying process went, but have a fear that someone will point out mistakes we made and that maybe we overpaid by some very large amount of money. Which would be helpful the next time we buy a house but it’d really be helpful if we were doing that any time sooner than years from now.
Okay so on a positive note, I mentioned I’m writing this on a treadmill.
One of the splurges I made shortly after moving in was to just get a treadmill with foldable arms so that it can go under a walking desk.
Here’s my current view:
Having a separate office in the house is great, especially after 10 years of studios and 1 bedroom apartments in New York and San Francisco.
I’m also working on building out the gym but currently just have before pictures. (To go along with like 20 years of “before” body pictures with no good “after” photo in that same stretch of time.)
Here’s a photo of the current setup.
If I flipped the camera around you’d see my face and also like 300 cardboard boxes.
And here’s the current outdoor setup for kettlebells.
I have six horse stall mats. Which do fit in the back of a RAV4 pretty well:
And, yes, they do smell like a tire shop and quickly made the garage smell like one. So I’ve pulled them out around the perimeter of the house to bake in the sun for a few weeks while I work on getting rid of the cardboard mountain.
There’s not really a book note here, but I just wanted to share some current shots of the office and gym in hopes that someday there will be good “after” photos.
And I wanted to get in the habit of writing posts on the treadmill.
So this is that.