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|12/1||Woke up at 6:00AM but did not want to get out from the bed until 6:30AM. Strong wind was hauling pretty loud, and a bit of cold air was sneaking into the room because the room is not air tight. Went to work but had to stay at home for a while for the company business. The wind reached up to 50mph, and saw many trees down (and cut power lines). On the way to work, I saw a rail road crossing bar was broken, and also had to be careful not veered off the course. The flurries around for the morning to the noon, then rest is cloudy. The temperature went under 32F in the afternoon, giving me a good excuse for going home on time. Stopped by Meijer because I wanted to get some salad. They also had 8 canned soup for $10 deal. The salad did not have a proper bar code, so I got it for only $1.99. Come home, had soup and salad. Stayed up until 10:00PM and went to bed.|
|12/2||Woke up around 8:00AM. Went to gym in the
morning, came home and had lunch. Stopped by offices to organize stuffs,
then stayed there until 5:00PM. Drove back home, stayed up until 11:00PM.
A bit snowy...
|12/3||Woke up around 6:30AM because I moved around while I was sleeping and kicked a part of blankets. I went for a walk before lunch. The damage from the storm over the week caused a communication tower in Carmel to slightly tip. The tower was supported by two additional wires which were making noise when wind blows. The outside was 21F in the morning and keep dropping. I stopped by the office to make sure the place got cleaned, then headed out. I had some old rechargeable batteries so I dropped them off at Best Buy. I stayed at the office until 8:00PM (although it is Sunday) and saw the temperature dropped to 15F. It will be around 11F by the morning. Snow was falling, making a trace looks like a snake crawling on the ground I stopped at Meijer before going home to get some orange juice. Going to bed with heater on for the first time in the winter around 10:30PM.|
|12/4||Woke up at 6:00AM but stayed in bed until 7:00AM. It's pretty cold and as predicted on weather.com, the temperature outside was 11F. Some snow fell over night and I had to remove them, decide the windshield before heading to the office. Snow fell occasionally and a bit windy. Stayed at office until 6:00PM and drove back. Went to gym for a while and come back. I went to bed by 11:00PM. I still need to keep the heater on for now.|
|12/5||Woke up at 6:00AM, began driving up to Michigan around 9:00AM, there were some snow but thing were okay. The car I rented had a left side washer spray broken so I had hard time cleaning up the windshield. Stayed up until 7:30PM, had dinner then checked in to the hotel. I had few minutes going to the indoor pool and exercise. Went to bed around 11:00PM.|
|12/6||Woke up at 6:00AM, I dropped a car key in a elevator shaft as I was walking out of it. So, I had to get a ride to work by coworker, and needed to get a replacement in the evening. Went to a sports bar with coworkers in the evening. Went to bed around midnight.|
|12/7||Woke up at 6:00AM, went to the office and stayed
there until 10:00AM. I drove back to Indianapolis but just as I was driving
down the I-69, the road suddenly covered with snow after passing a bridge and saw the traffic
stopped. I had to try on stepping on brake many times to slow dowm from
70mph to halt. I though I could hit the tractor trailer in front of me. Man,
it was scary... I had to wait 2 hours before I can turn back to exit at the
nearest. I had to drive on a countryside road to bypass 30 cars pile up
which stopped traffic on both direction south of Markle for 5 hours. I came
back to my office and stayed there until 8:00PM. Drove back and come home
but had to stayed up until midnight to work on the assignment. Oh, well.
Snowed highway caused accident and shut down the highway.
|12/8||Woke up at 6:00AM but stayed in bed until 7:00AM. It it pretty cold and I think the outside is about 8F. Stretched my body and then worked on my assignments at home. I left around 1:00PM to go buy groceries for today's end of year party. Arrived at other office around 3:30PM, run some experiments and called it good. Stayed there until 6:30PM, and went to coworker's house. We had about 10 people. I had to return to my apartment before mid night so I can take test tomorrow morning.|
|12/9||Woke up at 6:00:AM, stretched my body and spent morning relaxing. I had to go to Fishers to take a test. The whole thing was over by 6:00PM so I came back to my apartment once and headed to the office. I stayed there until 9:30PM then drove back. I went to bed around midnight again. On well...|
|12/10-17||Trip to Belgium
|12/18||Woke up at 4:00AM. I just could not stay in bed so I was washing my whole week worth of laundry. Went to work and come back around 7:00PM. I need to go to bank to deposit money. I have received reimbursement on my expenses for the past weeks while I was gone. One of Christmas card I sent came back. I hate friends don't tell me the new address. Going to bed around 11:00PM.|
|12/19||Woke up at 6:00AM but stayed in the bed until 7:00AM. I stopped by at bank ATM, realizing it can accept and read checks. I think it is pretty convenient. Went to work, had lunch and come back around 7:00PM again. I forgot to set rice cooker so I had to make spaghetti for dinner. It was a bit colder than yesterday. Expecting some rain from tomorrow. I am not sure when I can go skiing for the first time this year...|
|12/20||Woke up at 6:00AM, start to rain from evening. I went to gym in the evening, Spent evening working on the webpage. Spent whole day at office. Was hazy in the morning but all burnt off by the noon. I went to gym in the evening and worked out. I had pretty good time there. Going to bed before mid night|
|12/21||Woke up at 6:00AM, had to call office early in the morning to take care of an issue. It's a kind of hard thing to be working for a Japanese company. Raining from the morning and whole day. I took a coworker to the airport before heading to work. Many people going to Japan around this time for winter break. Came home around 6:30PM. Spent evening taking rest. I am still tired from the trip last week.|
|12/22||Last day of work for this year. I woke up at
6:00AM, and headed to work in a rain. I got a call from other office so I drove in a
rain again to get there. Had lunch at Subway, and stayed in the office until
4:00PM. The way back was crowded because of people going home, and going to
shop for the last minute. I decided to fuel my car before getting into
metropolitan area, in some case we could have accident and huge traffic jam.
I cleaned the windows of the car but not too well. I had problem going around near exit for shopping mall. I guess people
still buying stuffs.
No more rain! For now...
|12/23||Woke up around 6:00AM, went to gym in the morning. I have received my new belt from the last promotion test I took. Overall, I finally got some time to relax, so I spent afternoon just relaxing at home. Stopped by Meijer before dinner. The parking lot was packed and there was no cart available so I had to bring mine from the parking lot. Called home in the evening. I guess most of business does not close until the 28th, people still need to work. In comparison, we need to work from the 2nd next year...|
I woke up around 7:00AM. I think I had enough sleep for now. Started my day by going to grocery store and Dick's Sporting goods. I was able to go out and walk for a while. Spend afternoon and evening easy since today's a Christmas Eve. I stopped by Boston Market again like last year. I did not know they were closing at 5:00PM but I was already there by 4:30PM so I had plenty of time. I spent evening quiet, just listening to the Christmas songs, and working on the webpage. It's over due.
It's always a funny day because the only stores open are very much gas stations. All of those retail stores are closed, even McDonald's. Woke up at 6:00AM and took a walk before rain began falling in full force. I had to go to the office to take care of the stuffs for the next year. The rain turned to flurries around noon and a bit more severe in the evening so I came back to my apartment around 4:00PM. Had dinner and spend evening working on my page... It's a great time to catch up.
|12/26||Woke up around 6:00AM. Went to Sakura Mart to buy groceries for the new year. Went outside for a short walk. Called my coworker to see if I could find someone to go skiing tomorrow with. Went to bed around 10:00PM.|
|12/27||I woke up around 6:00AM. Left apartment 10:45AM to pick up my friend on the way to skiing. We had to stopped by at Burger King before heading to Perfect North Slopes, where an old lady died crashing into a tree a couple of days ago. Spent four hours struggling on trying snowboarding for the first time. I just let my friend have extra fun while I take a break. Drove back and had a dinner at a sports bar. Came home around 10:30PM and took a hot shower, taking pain killer before going to bed. It was good that the weather was sunny whole day.|
|12/28||Woke up around 7:30AM. My body was in full of pain from the Snowboarding. I cannot sit on the chair because my butt hurts, cannot type keyboard too well because my muscles hurts. Managed to go to a bank make a transaction. I also went to Meijer for the last time for this year. The weather was pretty good so I opened up windows to get some fresh air. I think it was warm enough that people could go golfing. Spent afternoon organizing my room. I hope to finish them before the end of the year.|
|12/29||Woke up around 6:00AM, went for a walk around noon. I saw a car of resident being impounded by police. Oh well, I guess I am living in a neighborhood like this. Spent afternoon relaxing|
|12/30||Woke up around 7:30AM. I went for a walk after lunch. Another relaxing day. The weather is coming down but I wanted to wash my car so I stopped by a car wash place before heading home from Meijer. Called home around 10:30PM. I checked their schedule so I know what time I should call them|
|12/31||The last day of the year. I enjoyed a long sleep without setting my alarm clock. I woke up around 8:30AM because it was raining as expected and dark outside. Relaxed whole day, just doing a bit of everything. The rain stayed falling whole day, except for the evening, when the sun came out for a moment. Had udon noodle for the dinner.|
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