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|1/1||[New Year's Day]
Woke up at 8:00am. Looked outside and saw exactly I should expected. The cars are packed with a lot of snow. I did not have any plan going anywhere so I only needed to unload the snow from my car. Apartment maintenance folks came and cleared the pathways before noon, and parking lot in the afternoon. Enjoyed the last day of break relaxing (I don't have much things to do, as well as there aren't many places open today...) but I was not paying attention on the clock so I went to bed after midnight...
Snow, snow, everywhere...
|1/2||Woke up at 6:00am, but stayed in bed until 7:00am then got out. Stretched my body, then headed to work. The snow was blocking my path so I had to pull out my car with care, not to get my car's muffler damaged like a couple of years ago. Stayed at office until 8:00pm, then come home. I thought about going to gym but I also needed to make a deposit on my bank. Expecting the morning low of 8F so I decided to go bed early tonight.|
|1/3||[Automotive News says GM cancelled next
generation V8 engine program]
Woke up at 6:00am, checked on the net and found out it is 1F outside. Yikes. Took care of frost on my car before heading to work. It was not that windy so was not so bad. Drove to work, stayed until 7:00pm. Stopped by at LTF before heading back home. Cooked rice for dinner. Rested for the evening. Went to bed around 11:00pm.
Icicles, Moon and Venus to left side.
|1/4||Woke up at 6:00am, it was not cold as yesterday. Went to work on time, had lunch with coworker. Came back to the office, stayed until 7:00pm then headed to LTF for workout. Coming home around 9:00pm, cooked dinner and relaxed.|
|1/5||[California being hit by a series of storm, one
caused flooding in Nevada]
Woke up at 8:00am, went to swim at LTF, then headed to Running Fit at 6miles to buy a pair of Asics Kayano 14. The shoes are a lot better than Kayano 12, the pair I am using right now. Had some rain in the morning but stopped for the afternoon. I kept driving to IKEA, bought furniture and set the delivery for tomorrow. Before head back stopped by Meijer for grocery shopping. Coming home, then I installed Antivirus on my PC, as well as Quicken2008 received today. Drove up to Great Clips nearby to get haircut. Come home, relaxed. Spent evening cleaning up my room a bit. Called home in Japan, went to bed a bit late.
|1/6||Woke up at 8:00am, very foggy outside. Waited until noon to get my
furniture delivered. The company asked for 4 hour window of 10am-2p, so they
were right... Assembled it and left apartment to International Motorcycle
Shows at Rock Financial Showplace nearby. The fog was so thick, I was scared
of getting on to the main road in front of apartment. I get to see
motorcycles from various manufacturers. Some of them shows the chassis and I
can see some differences there. It was cool. Stayed there until 3:00pm, coming
home and updated my website (but was down since yesterday...)
Suzuki Hayabusa (Click here for more pictures)
|1/7||Woke up at 6:00am, but stayed in bed until 7:00am. This is not something I like to do from Monday but somehow I did. The weather was cloudy whole day, with some misty rain but the daily high was record breaking 63F. Went to Twelve Oaks Mall and West Oaks Mall for company assignment, stayed at work until 9:00pm, then headed to LTF for workout. I came home after 10:00pm, had dinner. I could see storm approaching and rain just started before 11:00pm. Going to bed around that time... Tomorrow will be also warm again but not warm as today.|
|1/8||Woke up at 6:00am, since I went to bed after midnight, I did pretty much the same as yesterday. Checked on the net and still shows 52F in the morning and radar map is all rainy from Chicago to Detroit. Reported to work, rained hard sometimes over the day. Stayed until 9:00pm and headed out for workout at gym. Coming home around 10:00pm, had dinner, hit the bed after midnight since I had a book I wanted to read.|
|1/9||Woke up at 6:00am, had appointment with a doctor for check up. Reported to work, had to go to Jimmy John's for lunch because I did not have time to cook this morning. Stayed at work until 9:00pm then headed straight back to home, I wanted a day off from workouts. Relaxed for the evening, going to bed around midnight. The temperature is coming back to normal again.|
|1/10||Woke up at 6:00am, it's cooler here. I forgot to cook rice yesterday so I had to gather whatever I could find at home to prepare today's lunch. Went to work, stayed until 9:00pm. Occasional rain, sometimes hard whole day. Drove to LTF for workout, headed back to home and relaxed. Going to bed around midnight.|
|1/11||Woke up at 6:00am, I was able to leave house a bit earlier than usual. The outside was slightly rainy, but much like furruries. Stayed at office whole day as usual, except for lunch at Thai restaurant in Northville. I forgot to bring my wallet so I had to borrow some money. Stayed until 7:30pm, then headed to LTF for workouts. Come home, Had dinner, going to bed around 11:00pm.|
|1/12||Woke up at 8:00am, stretched my body, headed to LTF for swimming. Stopped by Japanese grocery store for shopping, and apartment office to get a package. It was chilly but nice sunny day. Had lunch at home. I tried to eat natto but it was still frozen. Bad idea that I used a microwave to heat that thing up. I had to keep to the door open for a while to take care of the smell... Took things easy for the afternoon but decided to do grocery shopping at Meijer. They had a bunch of stuffs on sale, so I think I bought too much today... Came back to the apartment around 6:00pm and cooked the dinner. Went to bed around midnight.|
|1/13||Woke up at 8:00am, went for a 6mi run at Kensington Park. It was just cloudy with no rain or snow, not even strong wind. Of course, the entire lake showed no sign of ice. Came home, around noon and had lunch then headed to the office. I left there around 5:30pm just about the rain approaching to the town. Stopped by at a gas station, since the gas price goes up and down these days. Relaxed for the evening, talked with a couple of friends, and just a couple of reading books. Cooked hamburgers while doing couple of loads of laundry. Going to bed around 11:00pm.|
|1/14||Woke up at 6:00am. Stretched my body and headed out for work. Arrived on time and stayed until 11:30pm. When I got out, powdery snow was falling and required me to drive slow and careful. Came home after midnight, had soup for dinner then hit the bed around 1:00am. I am not sure if the heater at my room is working, I feel a bit chilly down here. Looks like another coworker will be moving into the same apartment complex this week.|
|1/15||Woke up at 6:00am, still not sure if the heater was working or not. Snow fell about 1 inch over night, and I had to be careful on driving. Stopped by at chiropractor and went to work, stayed until 10:00pm. We had a visitor so I went to a restaurant with coworkers. Stayed there until 11:30pm, then I went to LTF for workout. Come home after 1:00am, and hit the bed around 2:00am.|
|1/16||Woke up at 6:00am. Stretched my body, packed for three days and went to work around 9:00am, got a rental car delivered, which is 2007 Pontiac G6. Drove down to south on I-75. people are not in hurry or anything so I had to drive slow to avoid being standing out. I did see some people getting pulled over maybe because of Marine murder happened a while ago. Passing Toledo around 10:45am, Cincinnati around 2:00pm. Had a lunch from McDonald's on the way. Arrived at customer's place, took over the shift. I stopped by at a hotel to check in, then come back for the second shift. Had dinner (or so called lunch) BBQ pork sandwich around 10:00pm, stayed until 2:30am, headed back to the hotel. Going to bed.|
|1/17||Woke up at 9:30am, had breakfast at the hotel and worked out. Lunch at O'Charley's for a salad. Stopped by at customer's place before the shift starts. Worked again for the 2nd shift. Had Fazoli's spaghetti and meatball for dinner with an apple juice to go with it. Got out of work at 3:00am, going back to the hotel and went to bed.|
|1/18||Woke up at 9:30am, had breakfast. I was so tired
so I did not workout. I wanted to have a Japanese food for lunch, so I drove
down to Lexington, KY from 12:00pm. The restaurant my coworker recommended
was only open in the evening, so I had lunch Onion Soup, City Club at deSha's
in downtown. I had to turn back so I drove back but got some Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
on the way heading back. Stopped by at hotel and checked to see my room's
been cleaned. I did not get a chance to have towels changed since I was
staying in the room until late evening.
Arrived at work, let my coworker leave early since he wanted to see his
family for the dinner back home. I totally understands that thought of
american culture. Worked for the last time, had dinner which was a toasted
sub (again...) and stayed until 2:00am this time since the plant was
finishing up on the order for the week. Come back to the hotel, hit the bed.
I am so glad this is over.
Lexington Downtown (newer part)
Lexington Downtown (older part)
|1/19||Woke up at 9:00am, left hotel at 10:00am then
heading back to Detroit. Stopped by at my friend's place in Cincinnati. They
are expecting a baby so I felt a bit sorry for making her tug along with him
but we all went out and had a salad and pizza at ?. They have a really,
really nice house too. I am glad they are happy and doing well, with new
family member expected. Continued on driving, coming back to my place around
6:00pm, had dinner with friends from collage and others. Had takoyaki and
Approaching Cincinnati, OH
Expecting 4F tomorrow morning. My, it's going to be very cold.
|1/20||Woke up at 8:00am, and it was 4F. Snowed a bit, and I stayed at home for the morning but went out for workout at LTF for the afternoon. I stopped by at office, had lunch from Burger King. Stayed there until 5:00pm and I headed back to home. I bought some groceries and an extra blanket for tonight. I think it is going to be around -2F tomorrow morning. Going to bed before midnight.|
|1/21||Woke up in cold weather. I am glad my room is air conditioned. Went to work then headed to downtown for the auto show going on right now. My camera broke during the stay so I had to turn back to the office. Worked until 10:00pm, too tired to workout today so I went home straight. Going to bed after midnight, expecting some snow over the night.|
|1/22||Woke up at 6:00am, snow fell over night and still lingering around. Drove in snowy road, went to see a doctor before heading to work. The road was so bad so took me almost three time the time usually take. Stayed until 9:30pm, headed to LTF for workout. Coming home, had dinner and relaxed a bit before heading to bed before midnight. Snow fell occasionally during the day time expecting some more.|
|1/23||Woke up at 6:00am, headed to work but I had to
remove snow off the car a bit. Worked until 9:30pm then headed to workout.
Stayed there only for half hour because I was feeling tired. Drove back home
and hit the bed after midnight.
Replaced Canon SD630 with this SD750. I could buy different one but I had a couple of spare batteries...
|1/24||Woke up at 6:00am, the room was pretty cool and the outside was about 8F in the morning. Some flurries whole day, but mostly sunny. Stayed at the office until 9:00pm, and drove home. Took evening easy, and headed to bed before midnight. The room was cold although the heater is on. Expecting 2F tomorrow morning.|
|1/25||Woke up at 6:00am, not so cold outside. Went to work, and stayed until 7:30pm. I went to eat Thai food with several coworkers, but two places we tried were full, so we settled at a Japanese restaurant. Headed to LTF after work for workout. Drove back home, relaxed, went to bed after midnight.|
|1/26||Woke up at 6:00am, but stayed in bed until
7:45am. Just too tired to get out. Stretched my body and took a quick shower
before heading out to the auto show at Cobo Center. Looks like we had about
1 inch of snow over night. I wipe them off my car and drove out. The road
was quite slickly and had hard time maintaining 70mph on the freeway.
Arrived few minutes after 9:00am, and stayed until 11:30am. I drove back
home, had lunch, drove out to get my haircut, followed by grocery shopping.
Come home, got some rest toward the evening. I had to edit pictures and
prepare for upload for the evening. Going to bed around midnight.
North american International Auto Show (More Pictures)
|1/27||Woke up at 8:00am, went to swim in the morning,
then headed to office for a short work. Had lunch at Burger King. Drove to
Plymouth township to have a look at ice festival they hold over the weekend.
There were many scriptures and looked pretty cool. Came home, relaxed. Went
to bed around midnight.
|1/28||Woke up at 6:00am, went to work and drove a brand new 2008 Honda Accord for a while. stayed until 10:00pm, then headed back to home, without going to LTF. Sunny in the morning but rain started from evening, pretty warm compare to past few days. Going to bed after midnight.|
|1/29||Woke up at 6:00am, already 41F. Weather.com says wind advisory from midnight tonight with wind gust up to 50mph, and the temperature will drop to teens. Went to work on time, and stayed until 9:00pm. The rain was about to fall at the time but not hard. Drove up to LTF for workout for a bit, headed back home, made sure that my room was serviced by maintenance people. Went to bed around midnight Temperature was still in high 40s, will be a surprise when I wake up tomorrow morning.|
|1/30||Woke up at 6:00am, it was 10F outside with gusting at 40mph. The snow was not so bad, only a slight precipitations. Both of the doors were frozen so I had to access to my car through trunk. Went to work on time. I was thinking that because of the road condition, people may not be arriving at work on time but I guess I was wrong. I stayed until 8:30pm, headed to LTF for workout. Drove back home around 10:00pm and cooked dinner. Going to bed before midnight. Expecting up to 6inches of snow from tomorrow night to Friday morning according to weather.com.|
|1/31||Last day of January. Woke up as usual, went to work. People are obnoxious about the big snow storm coming here from tonight. Worked until 9:30pm and headed home. The snow was not falling yet but windy and cloudy. I stopped by nearby Speedway gas station, the guy was sealing the all the pumps as I was about to finish the fueling. The gas price was $3.09 a gallon. Let's see what's going to happen tomorrow... Parked my car heading towards the road, just in case the snow gets too much over night. Going to bed around midnight.|
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