the essential kit

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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 table together, but otherwise, well, after that we watched Castle and Defiance. We think the basic idea behind Defiance came from somebody watching House and thinking, “Hey, yeah, ‘everybody lies’, that’s a great premise…

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the essential kit

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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 put the skip out and fill it. That’s the biggest thing I really need to do, although I also still need to: – call airtricity – email nice lady at [redacted] to discuss [redacted] It…

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a true measure of quality

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 (or hoovers, as we call them here) but have left every other item we put out. That’s a true measure of the quality of stuff we’re divesting the house of. :) Our friends Brian and…

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the never-ending list

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 address with amazon – go to post office & change address – call airtricity – make cookies for big strong handsome men (also possibly give them wine :)) – get power tools – return stuff…

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i’d say i’m tired…

…but I recently read an “advice to young people” thing that said, “Don’t tell people you’re tired. Everybody’s tired, and they don’t care if you are too.” Actually, what I thought about that was, 1. F#ck you, asshole, and 2. There’s obviously something wrong with our society if tired is everybody’s default. But anyway. I do wish I’d stop waking up at 5am, because I almost never get any meaningful sleep once that happens. Alternately, I suppose I wish I’d go to bed at 9pm so waking up at 5…

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