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|10/1||Woke up at 6:00am, stretched my body and got ready to go work. It was cloudy then began raining around 10:30am. The rain was on and off for whole day. Since I had a day off last Friday, I had so many emails to ready, and respond. Stayed until 9:00PM and headed to LTF for short workout. Rain was falling when I stepped outside. I come home around 11:00PM, had dinner and headed to bed after midnight.|
|10/2||Woke up at 6:00am, chilly morning. The outside does not get brighter until 7:00am. Dense fog advisory was in effect but did not see any. Cooked rice in before heading to work. Stayed until 6:00PM, Drove home, went to gym for workout. Learned few more skills and get to practice. The surroundings were a bit hazy due to the moisture, maybe rain's coming again.|
|10/3||Woke up at 6:00am but fell back to sleep and work up again later. Reported to work and stayed until 9:00PM. Drove to LTF for workout, come home, cooked a quick dinner and then headed to bed around midnight.|
|10/4||Woke up at 6:00am, 48F in the morning, went to work on time stayed until 6:30PM, the latest for the days I have gym class. Got picked on a skill in a class, and everybody in the class had to practice. (Sorry...) Come home, worked on company assignments since I got call. Going to bed before midnight for the first time in a while. I cannot wait Friday, which is also a payday!|
|10/5||Woke up at 6:00am but stayed in bed until 8:30PM, too tired working... It started out around 60F, but the daily high hits 86F. Too hot to wear a long sleeve shirt. Went to Aji Ten for lunch. There weren't many folks from local Japanese companies today. Hmmm? Left work around 7:00PM, drove up to LTF for short workout. I went to grocery shopping before going home.|
|10/6||Woke up at 8:00am, decided to take a day off from everything today. I did not do anything. Only time I went outside was to One World Market to buy rice and other Japanese groceries. The day started around 60s, ended up to 85F. I was sweating like a pig whole day.|
|10/7||[More than 50 hospitalized in
Chicago Marathon due to super hot day of 90F]
Woke up around 8:00am, grabbed a newspaper at nearby grocery store and headed to LTF for swim. I think they sent steam sauna temperature a bit high today... I got out and drove up to a Burger King around 11:30am, they still had breakfast menu shown and no ice in the machine... Stayed at work until 3:00PM, then headed to Best Buy, and Meijer for shopping. I wanted to see iPod Touch($300), but sold out. I got to see iPod Nano($200). I think that's something I can get, but Touch is more futuristic! Coming home, cooked meals and had dinner. I cleaned my room a bit and try to remove dust out of the filter bag of my vacuum, and drop the filter in dumpster. Ohhhh. Wrote emails to few friends, updated the website and went to bed around midnight. Hearing about the news of Chicago Marathon. I hope mine won't be like that...
|10/8||[Columbus Day, not a holiday
Woke up around 8:00am, reported to work. I had to take care of lots of assignments. Spent very much whole day at office, literally. I got home after midnight. Going to bed around 1:30am. Another hot day but did not get the rain expected.
|10/9||Woke up at 6:00am once, fell back to sleep but did not overslept as yesterday. Reported to work on time, had lunch with more than 20 coworkers for a farewell party for a long timer employee at the company. Come back, had a meeting then prepared for the evening meeting. I stayed until 11:30PM, some home after midnight (again...) The road back to apartment was dark, and gusty. No expected rain fell, and I had to skip workout for the second day in a row. Tomorrow morning could be a bit cold.|
|10/10||[Chrysler hit by strike by UAW, but tentative
agreement was made within the same day]
Woke up at 6:00am, went to a dealer to get my car a 90,000miles maintenance. It cost me $1,400 for the all fluid changes and timing belt change. My car just runs so well now, good as... not new but the time I got my car. Stayed until 9:00PM then headed to LTF for workout. Coming home, going to bed by midnight. The weather was rainy and getting cooler.
|10/11||Woke up at 6:00am. Went to work, but ended up
customer's Proving Ground for investigation. I saw they are paying $86k to
engineers. Wow. Stopped at Lebanese restaurant called Lashish, nearby
office. Came back to the office, spent time at meeting and headed out for my
gym class in the evening. I ended up coming back to the office after that.
Stayed until 11:00PM and headed back to the apartment. Going to bed right
|10/12||Woke up at 6:00am. Cool weather is always good.
Went to work, met with customer driving up to our place. I went to Priya, an
Indian food restaurant with coworkers. I met a guy from other company I used
to meet at Kokomo. Coming back to the office. I had to talked with few more
folks before heading out of the office at 7:00PM. Spent about a half hour
and headed to Meijer before come home. I finally bought a wall clock but I
thought I should have picked different color since the color of wall and
surroundings don't match with that one. I also got a replacement air bed but
I did not have battery handy so I gave up. Going to (my original) bed around midnight.
|10/13||Woke up around 8:00am, I was quite tired. I went out to swim around 11:00am, Beck road was under construction so I had to wait for 10 minutes to drive on one lane road. The pool was crowded but one of swimmers shared lane with me. Thanks. Stopped by at Office Depot to buy packing materials for work (since I only got out of the office after those stores are closed whole last week) and at Burger King toe lunch. Spent afternoon at office to take care of few things then headed back home (and again, I stuck at Beck road). Relaxed in the evening, not much to do except for enjoying a cool fall day. Spent evening browsing internet, placed orders on used CDs I wanted on amazon.com. Going to bed around 1:00am|
|10/14||Woke up around 8:00am, it was around40F as the day start. Had break fast, prepared for running at a park and hit the road around 11:00am, there were very few people at the Kensington park, but the weather was nice, though. Stopped by Meijer before coming home, and found the replacement filter for my vacuum at Kroger while picking up Sunday newspaper. The light rain began around 3:00PM, I was taking care of laundry, cleaning, and washing dishes. I had to call Japan office since that's two other coworkers are at, in the evening. Phew, so much stuffs to do. Going to bed around midnight.|
|10/15||Woke up at 6:00am, went to work. Spent whole day busy working on the assignments. Able to leave office around 9:00PM, headed back to my apartment and cooked dinner. Checking on emails, relaxed, going to bed around midnight.|
|10/16||Woke up around 6:00am, went to work in a pretty humid and cloudy weather. The rain began to fall by 10:00am, feeling not right whole day, going home around 6:00PM, skipping my gym class. Going to bed around midnight.|
|10/17||Woke up around 8:00am, foggy outside. Too tired to go work, I decided to take a day off. Worked from home. I went to workout at LTF in the evening for a while, hit the bed around midnight.|
|10/18||Woke up at 6:00am, rainy weather in the morning so the outside was darker than usual. Reported to work and stayed until 6:30PM. Coming home, did not feel good at all but worked on my assignments until 10:00PM, going to to bed before midnight. I saw a kind of mushroom near the parking lot so I took a picture in the morning, then in the evening. The appearance was changed not pretty as I hoped. Pensacola, FL hit by a tornado, while many mid west states being rained down.|
|10/19||Woke up at 6:00am, another tired morning since I put too much yesterday to catch up for the day off on Thursday. Reported to the work, the sky was getting cloudy and also windy since the last night. Went to eat lunch with coworkers at a Japanese restaurant. Since we had some visitors, I got a free lunch! Stayed until 7:00PM, then headed to LTF for workout. The place was busier than usual Friday but not much runners. Rain must have fallen sometimes over the afternoon because the pavement was wet. Coming home, had a can of soup because I did not feel hungry much. Going to bed around 11:00PM. Nappanee, IN where many recreational vehicles, like Gulfstream coach and Fairmount coach, was hit by a tornado. The storm system stretching from north to south here is pretty a crazy one.|
|10/20||Woke up around 8:00am. Went to swim in the
morning at LTF. The pool was quite less crowded today so I had a pretty good
swim. Drove up to Best Buy and bought an iPod Touch. I did not feel the need
for getting 16GB one since I am not intended store all own CDs or watch
movie on it. The device had hard time getting connected for a while, it only
shows darker monitor and could not be recognized by my PC. I checked on
blogs and there seems to have many folks like me having trouble. In the
evening, when I turn the iPod then all sudden the screen gets brighter and
everything was okay after that. I hooked it up with my DSL modem and now I
can browse the net anywhere in my house. Pretty cool. Called my home in the
evening, going to bed around 1:00am.
|10/21||Woke up around 8:00am, got up and stretched. I
drove up to Kensington Park to run. The temperature in the morning was quite
warm and it was already in upper 60s when I get there. The wind was quite
breezy but got to enjoy the run. Many trees there had brightly colored
leaves. I think it's finally at the middle of fall here. Stopped by at
Meijer before coming home. Had lunch, then drove up to Twelve Oaks mall for
fall/winter cloth shopping then office for the afternoon. I had to do many
catch up things, and although my coworkers are back in the U.S. they are not
available to help me out. Man. Took care of very much everything and drove
home around 10:00PM. Cooked dinner, worked on web page a bit and hit the bed
|10/22||Woke up at 6:00am, a bit refreshed, compare to other work weekdays in the past. Went to work on time, and stayed until 7:00PM. I come home but had to work on assignments until 10:30PM. Hmm, no time to get relax. The rain start to fall around 8:00PM and quite a lot by the time I go bed around 11:00PM. Wildfire in CA is getting almost out of control and making zoo animals evacuate. I just been there...|
|10/23||Japan office called me around 2:00am. That's crazy! I should have turned my cell phone off. I went to work a few hours late, since I felt dizzy and could not get out. Stayed until 9:30PM, headed to LTF for workout, come back home but had to take care of issues since (again) folks at Japan office keep calling me. Going to bed after midnight.|
|10/24||Woke up around 8:00am. I initially got up around 6:00am but I could not get out from the bed due to stress. Worked assignments at home and went to work in the afternoon. I stayed until 9:00PM and headed back to home, but stopped by Meijer to get myself a charger for iPod. Going to bed after midnight again...|
|10/25||Woke up at 6:00am, went to back to sleep until 8:30am. Hmmm. The out side was 39F when I got up, and the water on windshield was partially frozen when I touched. Went to work, stayed until 10;30PM, then headed to LTF for the conditioning. Come home, had some snacks. The moon was shining pretty bright. Expect another cool night.|
Marine Corp Marathon at Washington D.C. again
|10/30||Woke up at 6:00am. 36F in the morning. Went to work on time. I was still dragging my feet whole day. Had to stay at office for the evening due to a meeting, so bought dinner at a Jimmy John's going home around 11:00PM, too much for the first day back to work... Going to bed by midnight.|
Woke up at 6:00am. Another chilly morning. Went to work on time with orange colored shirt (a kind of company event). A part of the road use for commuting just got a bland new pavement last week, and now they are getting markers. Unlike yesterday, I was able to park near by the entrance but my legs are getting a lot better now. Worked until 7:00PM then hit the road back to the apartment. The rain just began falling as I drove back. Had dinner, and relaxed. Tried to catch up for the yesterday's and worked on my webpage. Going to bed around 11:00PM. Few more days before the daylight saving time start.
The Fed lower the rate by 0.25% again. some news says that lower interest rate will raise the oil price in two ways. One is due to lack of interest on Dollar from foreign countries; result in weak Dollar, and the second is it will push people to invest more so it will drive the economy up.
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