As I wrote previously, I took a day off today to extend my three-day long weekend into four full days. I’d never really done that before but I’m now wondering why I didn’t do it more often.

The extra day was really noticeable I was able to get a lot done over the four full days. I cleaned my apartment up, did my taxes, and saw my parents. This last day wasn’t too productive but I got out in the sun for a bit and was just generally lazy.

I’m looking forward to next long weekend where I can extend it again by another day.


For your miniworkshop...

On the weekend I went to Daiso, a Japanese store known for its high-quality and cheap household items. Nearly all the items in the store are $2. You might think these products are of dollar store quality, meaning crappy, but that’s not the case. You’d be surprised at what $2 can get you.

Because of the price, I bought a whole bunch of items I didn’t really need. I bought a USB cable for my phone just in case the five I already have weren’t enough. I also got a flashlight that you can power by hand, which seems like a good idea for emergencies. The most interesting item I purchased is what you see above. For some reason, they sell these tiny, mini-vises. That’s a poker chip in the photo for size reference. I have no current use for a small vise but I decided I wanted one. Perhaps I’ll find a use some day.