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|3/1||Woke up at 6:00am, it was 12F and totally sunny. Too bad that I cannot go outside for running. Went to workout at LTF in the morning. I left there around noon, come home, had lunch. It's pretty windy for the entire afternoon. I cleaned my room, Did a couple of loads of laundry. Expecting cold morning for few more days before getting warmed up. Stayed up until 11:00pm, then went to bed.|
|3/2||[DJIA fell to 6763.29, lowest since April 25,
1997. Northeastern states reporting a major snow storm, including New York]
Woke up at 6:00am, 5F outside as expected and sunny. Went to work and stayed until 7:00pm. I looked up the sky and felt it was cleaner than usual, maybe because of the cold air. It was too cold so I was not able to motivate myself going to a gym. Come home, stayed in my room but it was a bit chilly because the daily high was only 20F and expecting another 5F by tomorrow morning. The temperature came down to 9F when I Went to bed around midnight.
|3/3||Woke up at 6:00am, 4F outside under perfectly sunny. It's should be warmed up from tomorrow so I guess I won't complain. Went to work, had a couple of meeting. One of my coworkers was complaining about the house value dropping and job concerns. Oh well. Had to prepare for customer meeting tomorrow so I could not just go home after 5:30pm. I left office after 8:00pm, drove to LTF and worked out. They have been doing removal of coating on the ceiling since last weekend so many part of the floor were closed off. Drove home around 10:00pm. Stayed up until midnight.|
|3/4||Woke up at 6:00am, 9F today. Expected to warm up
a bit. Drove to work and saw a couple of Canadian Geese. I guess I will see
them more often from now on. It's another sunny day. I visited a
chiropractics for the afternoon, also stopped by at home to pick up iPhone
3G and my dinner. Drove back to the office and stayed at office until
8:30pm. The sky was still clear
when I get home. So I could see the stars. I guess the weather is changing
over night. I configured the new phone, and checked out few functions before
going to bed around midnight.
|3/5||[13th Anniversary of coming to the U.S. DJIA at 6594.44, lowest in 12 years. I don't
even want to look up my 401k...]
Woke up at 6:00am, it's 26F so I felt pretty warmer than last couple of days but cloudy. Tried out on navigation capability of iPhone, which was pretty accurate, maybe within 10m of error. Stayed until 7:30pm at office and drove to LTF for a short workout. I come home, had to flush all the water since they replaced water softener. Had dinner. Went to bed by midnight.
|3/6||[The U.S. Department of Labor reported jobless
rate of 8.1% for last month, Michigan is 11.2% according to Detroit Free
Woke up at 6:00am, 52F in the morning?! The outside was cloudy, and the ice on the pond by my apartment was melting. Checked emails and found some from my friends who I have to communicated for a while. Looks like one of them came back to the U.S. okay. Our HR department announced that I will see a bit higher paycheck from this month due to change in tax scale. Went out for lunch with coworkers at a Japanese restaurant. It was pretty warm, actually hitting 69F which is a record high. Stayed at office until 6:00pm, then drove to LTF for a short workout, come home, took evening easy, went to bed around 11:00pm.
The ice covering the pond is melting, finally
|3/7||Woke up at 6:00am, went for a running around 8:00am at Kensington Park. It was around 34F and raining, sometimes very hard. After running for 3 miles, I come home and took a hot shower. The rain stopped after 10:30am when I heard thunder. I drove to a post office to mail a package to my brother, then had lunch. The weather was pretty much calm and outside was foggy until 1:30pm when it get stormy. The rain was stormy sometimes, but also stopped for some times also. In the evening, I make a several phone calls to my family members. Went to bed at midnight. About an inch of rain fell|
|3/8||Woke up at 6:00am but due to the time change, I
stayed in the bed until 7:00am. 37F to start the day, and still raining a
bit. Left home around 9:00am, went to a grocery store then to the office.
Stopped by at my friend's house for lunch and stayed until 4:00pm. Drove to
LTF for workout, then move to One World Market, and Meijer for groceries.
Come home around 6:30pm, the rain was still falling hard until 7:00pm.
Stayed up until 11:00pm. Going to bed. Another inch of rain added.
This one has OPEL logo but I am not sure what kind of car this is... (Opel ampera?)
|3/9||Woke up at 6:00am, not so awake since the time just changed. Went to work on time, and stayed until 7:15pm. Drove to LTF for work out. Because they temporary shut down the basketball courts for two weeks, so many people were at fitness area. I had hard time finding an available machine. Come home, stayed up until 11:30pm.|
|3/10||Woke up at 6:00am, 34F and rainy. I guess it's going to be like this whole day today. Drove to work, and stayed until 7:00pm. I am going home early for this year due to reduction in overtime (of course I won't get paid) is recommended company wide. Drove to LTF for a workout. I drove home under rain, and foggy condition. The visibility must be under 1/2 miles. Come home, tried to wash my hands then found water's not coming smooth, remembered that apartment had to shut water for maintenance today. Had to leave them running for a while. Went to bed around 11:30pm, which still under rain... The precipitation was almost 1 inch over the day.|
|3/11||Woke up at 5:55am due to strong wind. It was 36F with 30mph. The rain over the night was gone and only cloudy. It was a bit scary to drive during the commute since it was expected to reach like 50mph! The temperature gradually coming down, to 32F by noon, and expected to be around 18F by the morning. Spent whole day working on and left there at 9:30pm. The outside was pretty cold, but cloudy. I walked down to the car, put bags in the car and I looked up the sky. Then snow started to falling. I drove home under snowy condition. Get a bit gusty by the time when I go bed around midnight.|
|3/12||Woke up at 6:00am, 19F outside with sunny but also a little of flurries with it. Drove to work, stepped outside in chilly air during lunch to grab a sub. Stayed until 7:30pm then headed to LTF for workout. Drove home, went to bed around midnight. It's still chilly day...|
|3/13||Woke up at 6:00am, 21F outside. I could see the pond back of my apartment is covered with a thin layer of ice again. Went to work, and had lunch at a Japanese noodle store with coworkers. It was not breezy and looked pretty warm, but no flag showing at nearby golf course. I am pretty sure some folks in the office is disappointed. Stayed at the office until 6:30pm, then headed to a restaurant for farewell party. It ended at 10:00pm, come home, went to bed.|
|3/14||Woke up at 6:00am, a bit chilly in the morning but went out for running at Kensington Park because the weather was so nice. Some part of the lake still had ice sheet. Come home around noon after running for a 5 miles. Left to office around 2:30pm, stayed until 6:30pm and come home. Had dinner, relaxed for the evening. I stopped by at a car wash before coming home, I vacuumed all the rock salts out of my car. Called home to talked with my dad. Went to bed around 1:00am (Daily high of 49F)|
|3/15||Woke up at 6:00am again. It was under 30F so a
bit chilly. Went to LTF for workout before going to The Palace to watch
Detroit Pistons play. The road was not congested except at the exit for the
Palace, as well as at intersection to I-696 on the way back. it was pretty
nice weather also, the sun was bright, and clouds looked like someone draw
them with paint brushes. Left there around 3:00pm, drove back to Novi, stopped
by at a Japanese grocery store and Meijer before coming home. Cooked meals
for the evening, did three loads of laundry before going to bed around
midnight. (Daily high of 55F)
First time been to The Palace. It was two days after the owner Bill Davidson died.
|3/16||Woke up at 6:00am, feel a bit tired since I did not get much of sleep over the weekend. I guess I should go bed early tonight. Went to work, I had to juggle with many projects popped up today. I had to stay late since I needed to talk with folks in Japan office. I did not notice but seems to be that only people in Japan are happy with Japan winning over Cuba on WBC tournament. No one here told me that s/he is happy. (I knew the result of the game but not much feeling, either...) I was quite tired by the time I was getting out of the building after 9:00pm so I decided to simply go home. Went to bed around 11:30pm.|
|3/17||[St. Patrick's Day]
Woke up at 6:00am. Still at 30F in the morning but did not think I am going to need to keep my room warm for the day so I turned the heater off before heading to work. I had to stay until 8:30pm, a lot longer than I was hoping. I was tired when I left the office but decided to go to LTF for a short workout. Come home, finally get to go bed before midnight today. I forget to turn on the heater... but turned out to be just fine.
|3/18||Woke up at 6:00am, it was cloudy but at 50F. Pretty nice from the morning but expecting some rain over the day to the night. Went to work and had to stay until 9:30pm. Drove home straight, went to bed by 11:30pm, because I felt tired. No rain over the day or night, I guess it only rained south of Detroit.|
|3/19||[Second Cessna Sky Catcher
prototype crashed near El Dorado, KS. They had another incident back in
September last year]
Woke up at 6:00am but felt really tired. The temperature outside is also 30F so back in cold again. Drove to work with not much traffic. I did not see any police cruisers like yesterday watching people. Wanted to come home around 7:30pm but stayed at the office until 7:30pm. Stopped by at LTF for workout then drove home. It was getting chilly outside. Went to bed around midnight.
|3/20||[Spring Begins but snowing in New York]
Woke up at 6:00am, 20F when I get up. Had to help clear out the storage units for the company so I worked with ten other people for the morning. Stopped by at a Thai restaurant Had a company meeting regarding economic difficulty. I guess I will get pay cut from next month. Hmmm... After that, moved a 300kg equipment with three other coworkers. I guess I am doing a lot of heavy duty stuffs. Left office around 6:00pm, drove to LTF for a short workout. Come home, relaxed, went to bed around 11:00pm.
Panang Curry at Thai Basil (located at 6 miles and I-275)
|3/21||Woke up at 6:00am, 30F outside and might
get some snow in the morning. Left home around 9:00am, I could see some snow
falling occasionally. Went to LTF for workout until 11:00am then went to El
Patio for lunch. It's been a while since the last time I have been there.
Stopped by at a bank make a deposit, then finally been to the office until
2:30pm. A couple of my coworkers were arriving back from their assignments
as I was reading newspaper. Come home around 3:00pm. Finally getting sunny a
bit. the outside was bright until 8:00pm then the night came. Took care of
three loads of laundry. Called home for the evening. Went to bed after
Taco Salad at El Patio
|3/22||Woke up at 6:00am, took a time just getting up but managed to go to a park by 10:30am, ran for about two hours. The wind from north was a bit chilly but it was working for me running 8 miles. It took me almost two hours but I guess I am in a good shape. I stopped by at Meijer for fuel and groceries for the noon, stayed at home for the afternoon. Cleaned rooms, cooked some meals. I should go bed early today...|
|3/23||[Team Japan won World Baseball Classic 2009,
consecutive winning since the last one in 2006]
Woke up at 6:00am, I cooked some noodles for lunch and packed. I drove to work, had to stay until 8:30pm due to a bunch of extra assignments over the day. I could not even start working my issues until 6:00pm... Drove to home since I just felt too tired to workout. Come home, went to bed at 11:30pm.
|3/24||Woke up at 6:00am, it was chilly at 32F but actually warmer than when I went to bed last night. Drove to work, spent whole morning. Expecting some rain over the day. Went to work, I wanted to go home early but ended up staying until 8:40pm again Spent about half hour working out before coming home. Went to bed by midnight.|
|3/25||[An F-22 crashed in California. Hmmm. What
Woke up at 6:00am, cooked rice and some dishes. I called the office to let them know that I will be coming late because I was working over time last two days and already exceeded 20 hours total. Rain started around 7:00am really hard but then moderate afterward. Drove to LTF for workout., then stopped by at AAA to check out books and maps, then bought a sub from Jimmy John's before arriving to the office. Spent afternoon at office, had a couple meeting, then another meeting in the evening until 9:40pm. I drove home, went to bed after midnight.
I got a netbook (HP 1035NR)
|3/26||Woke up at 6:00am, cloudy but
no rain yet. Drove to work and spent morning for office stuffs then had to
go pick up a big truck for moving company stuffs. It was my first time to drive a big
truck, so I was pretty cautious about driving it. Finished moving and drove
to return the truck. Stayed at office until 8:00pm then headed to workout at
LTF. Stayed for about half hour, because my body was complaining from the
all heavy lifting. Drove home, and went to bed around midnight.
Trying to drive a moving truck was pretty tough...
|3/27||Woke up at 6:00am, stretched my body and headed to work. I did not get a chance to meet up with coworker for lunch since so many were out already. Went to Jimmy John's for lunch, saw the first sign of restructuring in my company... Stayed until 6:30pm, then drove to LTF for workout. Left there around 8:00pm and drove home straight. Spent evening relaxing, and making adjustment on my netbook. Going to bed around midnight.|
|3/28||Woke up at 6:00am, headed to Kensington Park around 9:30am. It was a bit chilly but should be better than tomorrow which is supposed to be rainy and snowy. There were some people running so it was a good one. Finished running after 11:00am, then drove to Running fit to buy water bottles, and also got some Japanese groceries at One World Market. Drove home, had lunch then headed outside to get haircut. It was not busy so I get mine done very quick. Spent afternoon relaxing at home. Today there supposed to be an earth hour so I should turn off lights between 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Called home in the evening to talk with my dad. Went to bed after midnight.|
|3/29||Woke up at 6:00am, 44F, not like 32F stretched
my body and headed to workout at LTF. It was already raining, but won't turn
to snow anytime soon. Spent about 1 hour then headed to several places for
shopping. Had lunch from Burger King, then stayed at office until 2:30pm.
Drove on freeway under rain. Stopped by at Meijer before coming home to buy
a week worth of groceries. The rain changed to drizzle around 6:00pm. It was
gusty around 30mph over the evening. I think the snow should be over by
10:00pm. Tomorrow morning is going to be okay then.
Snow started around 6:00pm, and got windy
|3/30||[GM's CEO, Rick Wagner, announced that he is
going to resign in exchange of getting more fund from government. He is
entitled to receive $20m from the company as retirement package... Chrysler
also get 30 day worth of the money]
Woke up at 6:00am, 30F outside and had to scrape ice and snow off the car windows before I can head out to work. The road was clear of ice so no problem commuting. Had a couple of meetings and need to stay at work until 10:00pm. Come home, went to bed. What away of start the new week... At lease a couple of my friends replied on my emails today. That makes me feel better. Went to bed after midnight
|3/31||Woke up at 6:00am, 32F outside to still a bit cold. Drove to work under cloudy sky and expecting some rain over the day. Looks like I have to stay at office until 10:00pm tonight also... Actually stayed until 10:30pm, come home, went to bed after midnight.|
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