Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

This week we’re participating in Ali Edwards’s Week in the Life, an in-depth weekly documentation project. We’re taking lots of photos and writing lots of words each day this week, focusing on a single family member each of the first four days. Megan is going to make a spread for each day to put in her Project Life album. Thursday was all about me (Jake).

I got to sleep in a bit today and Megan got Eliza on the bus. Then I got ready and snuggled with Jonas a bit.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

There was a little bit of craziness involved too.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

I ran out of time, so I made a cup of to-go cereal.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

Then off to work.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

It was a queue bust (now called “focus hours”), which means that we work together in a separate room to increase collaboration and get stuff DONE.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

Lunch was sausage and peppers on the office.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

This is my “Megan texted me requesting a selfie” face.

Some exciting work stuff for the day: I got a new dedicated server for my SRM project (the awesome web application I’ve been developing at my job)! I also broke the record for SRM with 82/250 concurrent users.

My funny story for the day: A client minimized an application and thought it had crashed. “It’s still open, click the icon on the task bar please.”

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

When I got home, it was all prepping to meet with two brick masonry guys for quotes. I’ve been researching like crazy and am trying to figure out if I can do it myself (DIY for the win). Both guys were impressed with how much I know about brick masonry after two days: Internet research is sort of my strong point.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

After that we rushed through dinner as quickly as possible because our friend Paul scored us last minute tickets to the circus for us! We missed the first half, but that’s totally fine. Homecooked meal was worth it.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

We happened to find free parking, which was amazing. It was our first time going to anything in the Sprint Center, which was cool. We had to settle on phone photos, because nothing with a detachable lens is allowed.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

It was pretty darn awesome. Paul rocks. The circus was NOT this cool when Meg and I were kids.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

The coolest part was fitting EIGHT motorcycles into a big dome. It was really cool. I also loved that they distracted us with dancing and awesome performances during set-ups and strikes, so there was never a boring moment.

Week in the Life | Thursday Documentation at the Nerd Nest

Jonas and Eliza loved it, of course, and now Jonas is going to run off and join the circus to be a trapeze artist. But we were kind of already expecting that. He spent the walk back to the car practicing.

When we got home, we put the kids in bed (way past their bedtime) and I worked on my brother’s computer a bit while Megan scrapbooked. We were planning on watching Doctor Who, but I fell asleep while she was putting on her pajamas.

That’s a day in my life! Today will be all about everyone.