update from Jeff
Today: to the bank to have funds wired to mortgage company; mother-in-law arrives in town; meet with low-volt people and figure out the security camera install and security system. Return to Home Depot to pick up clear coat topping for self-applied epoxycoat for interior of garage, to be done asap while the garage is still virgin clean.
Tomorrow: drop Satch at school; final walk-through at 10 am; closing at 1 pm; return from closing, remove 6 vinyl floors and their adhesive base, 5000 sq feet of carpet, and tear out thin-planked hardwood in kitchen — all in preparation for the trades coming first thing Wednesday to install new hardwood throughout first floor, install heated floors, and lay and grout mosaic tile in 5 areas.
Somewhere in that span I have to figure a way to have the second water heater paralleled, install a grounded outlet, and hang a heated towel rack.
So, in short: shit just got real.
Also, just realized that we need to have an internet connection (broadband) set up through Comcast before DirecTV can set up our dish and 3 genies. Which means we also need to come up with a fourth TV in the next week.
I’ve already go the armadillo out hustling, but not unsurprisingly, he comes home claiming poor — even though I can see the blow caked around his snout like a pair of ghostly donuts, and his shell is a bit too “buffed,” if you know what I mean.’
At any rate, I’m hoping — as I told a reader though email — that sometime early next week life will take it’s foot off my throat momentarily in order to make a 7-11 run for some Gatorade and maybe some teriyaki jerky. But that respite will be brief. I sold my desk this weekend and am now typing this from the floor, where I sit, dazed, waiting for it all to end.
Forgive me. And those of you with guest posting privileges go for it.
Also, if you feel like starting the fundraiser for September a bit early, I wouldn’t deter you, though I won’t officially begin the bleg until September 1. Everything helps at this point, and I’d like to thank the 3 folks who sent along donations this week, even though I didn’t realize it until this morning; for some reason PayPal isn’t emailing me notifications, so if I don’t see it as an alert I don’t realize I’ve gotten it unless I log into PayPal.
I’ll will do what I can to post here and there from my floor this week, but I suspect I’ll be spending a lot of time in the new house getting things prepped for our eventual relocation. On the plus side, we rented the current house, as I noted elsewhere, and we have a year lease from the renters, so that’s a load off our minds.
Have a good next few days, all. I’ll check in when I can.
And thanks again to all of you who’ve sent along your support and encouragement — and especially to those of you who are jealous of my new desk, should I ever get it. I feel like a PLAYAH!
Only, you know, with little bling and no real hos to brag about. Plus my entourage is a bunch of beets and a brine shrimp. Making me the celebrity equivalent of that Chris Titus dude.