Itâ€™s quiet today. Thereâ€™s snow in NJ, so it looks like a lot of HealthCareRelatedCompany has taken the day off or is working from home. In any event, itâ€™s slow this morning.
Not a bad weekend. We got a lot done around here. On Saturday, my mother called because she wanted to come over, drop off some stuff and get the kid. We had a wooden shelving unit coming our way that weâ€™d hoped to convert into a pantry of sorts. We also had 2 area rugs coming over. Having moved the pantry to the basement stairs landing, we went about rearranging the kitchen.
You see, when we moved in, I unpacked the kitchen. According to how she tells it, I yelled at JewelrySlut while she was apparently lollygagging around in the kitchen right after we moved in. I swept through the kitchen and unpacked everything. Very quickly. As a result, nothing was in a good place. Dinner dishes next to serving platters. Drinking glasses next to serving bowls. Basically, a mess. We took time on Saturday to move everything around and, as always, to throw away unneeded shit. We have a lot of that around the house.
As it turns out, the â€˜rents kept Shmuppie for the night. So, we enjoyed a peaceful dinner. We never had to say the words â€œStop Talking and eatâ€ or â€œDrink your milkâ€ once. It was nice. After dinner, we rented Little miss Sunshine. Damn, that was funny. The dance scene had me rolling on the floor. Thatâ€™s how Shmuppie would dance were we ever to enter her in such an event.
They all came back on Sunday with another storage cabinet; this one for Shmuppieâ€™s playroom. My father also brought our tax returns. Weâ€™re getting money back. Thatâ€™s good. Weâ€™re almost getting back enough to put in air conditioning herein the basement. I requested that we earmark any refunds to go towards the â€œNoGoodDaddy doesnâ€™t need to sweat while he worksâ€ fund. It has been duly marked. If anyone else wants to contribute to the fund, please let me know. Iâ€™ll provide an address to send money to.
I also helped a new neighbor move in on Sunday…in the pouring rain. That was fun. He bought the unit where the crazies lived. Oh yea, theyâ€™re all crazies. Remember the crazies who had the wedding at the pool clubhouse and then systematically demolished their house? I do. He bought their place, stripped it to the studs and totally renovated the place. We all think heâ€™s crazy. He put 70% of the purchase price of the house back into it. Heâ€™ll never get the money back on resale. I hope he plans to live here for a while. But, he seems cool enough and is unlikely to start having gunfights in the parking lot. Plus, itâ€™s always to get on the good side of the neighborsâ€¦me being Presidential and such.
I spent the rest of Sunday locked in battle on EBay. The crappy used MP3 player I bought in the fall for $65 turned out to be jus that. On Friday, while I was at the gym, it went crazy on me and started playing all my songs super fast-like. Not a good feature. I reset the thing, reformatted it, downloaded new firmwareâ€¦nadda. The fucking fuckerâ€™s fucked. So, finally, last night after dinner, I finally got a new MP3 player. I donâ€™t think I overpaid for it, but I spent more than I wanted to. But, Iâ€™m in NJ next week and really wanted to have my new one in my hands in time to take it with me. So, I now have a new-ish one being shipped to me. Good times.
Oohâ€¦an email on the work computer. Maybe I have something to do now. In all likelihood itâ€™s a Google news alert. I get a lot of those.
Nopeâ€¦just an email from Baldus NonErectus (God do I wish my archives were up and running (not a slight against YOU at all) so I could link to that post).
What a fun day. Too much excitement for me.