Interesting Introspective Insight: When reading a novel and visualizing it in my mind as I do, when I stop/pause mid chapter/story the characters/scene freezes until I pick it back up again. Like hitting pause on a video.

Wallpaper now removed from side one. I have grander plans for side two that will preserve some of the 1920’s layer of wallpaper and offer a window into the past. Also notice the new drywall and electrical going on the ceiling. Plaster repair and skin coating next.

The things you do create the things you believe…

For many things, your attitudes came from actions that led to observations that led to explanations that led to beliefs. Your actions tend to chisel away at the raw marble of your persona, carving into being the self you experience from day to day. It doesn’t feel that way, though. To conscious experience, it feels as if you were the one holding the chisel, motivated by existing thoughts and beliefs. It feels as though the person wearing your pants performed actions consistent with your established character, yet there is plenty of research suggesting otherwise. The things you do often create the things you believe.

— Benjamin Franklin