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the essential kit

I am given to understand that Paul Bettany won Wimbledon yesterday, and that the British are very excited about this. :) It was an insanely busy weekend. Saturday was pretty nearly perfect; we went forth and shopped, getting exciting things like lawn mowers and ice cream makers, and went to the farmers’ market, and had […]

the essential kit

5:48am is too early. I’m just sayin’. The nice man who was coming to lay the carpet yesterday morning didn’t show up until 5pm. It only took him an hour to do the job, but it pretty well obliterated getting any unpacking done yesterday. We moved 3 bookshelves back into the dining room and put […]

the essential kit

This morning a nice man is coming to put a carpet into the dining room, after which the unpacking can actually commence. Except moving the big bookcase may be beyond my ability, so possibly it won’t really commence until tonight/tomorrow after Ted gets home and can help move v. heavy things. Today I have to […]

the essential kit

Today is the day the city council comes around these pars and takes away bulky household rubbish you’ve put out on the sidewalk. Consequently, pickers (or, as I’ve been calling them, scavengers) in white vans have been driving around the neighborhood since yesterday evening, checking out the pickings. They took the two cheap vacuum cleaners […]

the essential kit

of things i really have to do today – dump: » large wardrobe » table & chairs » our computer desk what don’t fit wah – move thousands of boxes – pull up carpet – put hook & eye on that door – rearrange upstairs so things can be moved around – follow up on […]