August 11, 2014

Monday morning, coming down

Have a handyman over taking care of hanging new curtain rods, touching up the dry wall, and recaulking the tub in the master bath as my I work on removing and replacing a broken wall mount microwave, re-anchoring the drain spout, re-screening the sliding screen door, and sanding, staining, and then applying a coat of polyurethane the banisters.

Packing is coming along slowly but surely, but the big push is for the 20th, when I have to have all the furniture temporarily moved off of any carpeted areas — like, the entirety of the upstairs, save the bathrooms — so that the carpet guy can come in and lay new carpets. To save money we’re keeping the old padding (which is still pretty decent, judging by the lack of creaking) and I’m doing the tear out / haul away myself, just as I’ll be tearing out the stock carpet, vinyl, and small plank oak floors in the new house the night we close so that the aftermarket wood flooring and tiling can go in beginning on the 27th. Not much of a window but I’m doing my best.

Anyway, I’m sure the world is going to shit and Obama has done some nasty stuff — or at least, he’s preparing to do something new to pressure the Constitution’s seams — but I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to look into it.

Oh. And IKEA is a living nightmare. Don’t try to tell me differently. Fact is, I’ve already made up my mind — though I’ll admit a decent portion of my wild disdain comes from wearing motorcycle boots during our 30-mile hike through that Swedish labyrinth of Hell.

Talk to you soon. And thanks again to everyone who contributed to August’s fundraiser. It’s helping to pay for all the repairs to this house, which we had to speed up as our closing date was moved up.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:35am
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  1. Anyway, I’m sure the world is going to shit and Obama has done some nasty stuff — or at least, he’s preparing to do something new to pressure the Constitution’s seams — but I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to look into it.

    So just to fill in: there’s a new report that Hamas has some time ago executed many of its tunnel diggers. This tidbit of information, in turn, explains why Hamas has been so intent on capturing large numbers of Jews! See, they would have there a ready-made disposable work-force for tunnel digging, a work-force which can then be disposed of without risking any angering of the Arabs of Gaza. Thus solutions to vague puzzles emerge.

  2. The trick to IKEA is to go on a weekday.

  3. And IKEA is a living nightmare. Don’t try to tell me differently.

    A big plate of Swedish meatballs, gravy, lingonberry and a mound of chips. Washed down with a couple of brews. What else do people go to IKEA for?

  4. OK. This might be a liiiiittle light-hearted for the end of the world, but I found it relatable: Flirting Academy.

  5. You can have IKEA. I’m getting a Cabela’s.

  6. Cabela’s has live fish.

    IKEA does not.

    I think that says it all.

  7. For Di

  8. Take a break, it’s not like you have a 24/7 job like this guy.

  9. Thanks, Ernst.

    I went ahead and ordered The Man Who Was Thursday before you replied.

    Which, I won’t be reading the books I order until the Zombie Apocalypse, at which time I figure I won’t have anything else to do.

  10. Oh dear. It appears that Robin Williams has killed himself after a recent battle with severe depression and substance abuse.

    Aged 63. RIP, Mrs. Doubtfire.

  11. rip robin williams

  12. Sad about Robin Williams. Funny, funny man.

    Heretics is an especially good book, Di. Chesterton takes his shots at Kipling, G. B. Shaw, Nietzsche, H. G. Wells, etc.

    You know, the whole Progressive, Socialist, Nationalist, Modernist proto-secular-humanist crowd.

  13. Democrats paying their minority staffers around 3/5th of White staffers’ salaries.

    I guess they really do believe their claim that the Constitution considered blacks to be only 3/5th of a person.

  14. Damn, didn’t you ever hear of Ole the dead Terrorist?

    Silence! IKEA!

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