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After 21 hours at the Houston airport (13 delays, 8 gates, 4 planes, boarding twice, and 2 hours of sleep), I think we're finally leaving.

When @united fucks you, they really fuck you.

I slept on a pew in an airport interfaith chapel last night. AMA
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I feel like I'm at a lock-in right now.

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Our Master Bathroom Remodel

So, after having every single room in our house anywhere from 25-95% done for several months, I finally decided to buck up and finish a room... The master bathroom/closet... and I'm gonna tell you all about it.

Our goals were pretty simple. Make it bigger, more modern, more accommodating, and more "spa like" - a phrase thrown around wayyyyy too often during the entire process. Seriously. Almost every discussion that Kari disagreed with started with her saying, "well, that's not very spa-like."

Anyway, the existing bathroom was very utilitarian but had some nice features, like a connected walk-in closet and ... well, that was pretty much it. Other than that, it had a sink, next to a toilet, next to a shower, and ... carpet floors.

To be more accommodating, we wanted a walk in shower with space for a seat, a sit-down vanity for Kari, and laundry inside of o... read more


Hi, I'm Derek Brooks

I'm a 36 year old midwestern American who enjoys engineering, traveling, partying, and extremish sports.

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